Barker/Roy-Hart matmen prep for opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 November 2016 at 7:22 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Getting set to lead Barker/Roy-Hart into the upcoming wrestling season is this quintet of veterans. In front are Aaron Miller and Brent Bachman. In back are Murphy Lang, A.J. Schafer and Tyler Choate.

Facing a bit of a rebuilding task after losing 11 seniors to graduation, Barker/Roy-Hart will begin tuning up for the Niagara-Orleans League wrestling campaign by visiting perennial Section VI power Fredonia on Wednesday and then competing in the Sweet Home Duals on Friday and Saturday.

Barker/Roy-Hart will then begin N-O competition on December 7 against Wilson at Barker.

Anchoring the Barker/Roy-Hart lineup will be senior Brent Bachman, juniors Aaron Miller, Murphy Lang and Tyler Choate and sophomore A.J. Schafer. Bachman and Schafer both placed second at last year’s N-O All-League Tournament.

“We’re young but we should be tough,” said Coach Keith Jones.

Barker/Roy-Hart’s graduation losses include N-O champions Cameron Swick, Sam Dauphin and Kirk Fay.

Barker/Roy-Hart Schedule
Nov. 30 – at Fredonia
Dec. 2 and 3 – at Sweet Home Duals
Dec. 7 – Wilson, 6 p.m. at Barker
Dec. 10 – at Depew Duals Tourney
Dec. 14 – at Akron, 6 p.m.
Dec. 21 – Lyndonville, 6 p.m. at R-H
Dec. 28 – at Akron Tournament
Jan. 4 – Medina, 6 p.m. at R-H
Jan. 6 and 7 – at NCCC Tournament
Jan. 11 – at Newfane, 6 p.m.
Jan. 13 and 14 – at Lockport Tournament
Jan. 18 – Akron, 6 p.m. at R-H
Jan. 21 – All-League Tournament at Akron, 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 – St. Francis, 5:30 p.m. at R-H