Watts up in the TVL: Cubs far well at wrestling tourney

Sparked by junior standout Andrew Watts, several Humboldt High School wrestlers got their chance to shine Saturday. The boys took second as a team, while the Lady Cubs took first.

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January 19, 2021 - 9:12 AM

Humboldt High’s Andrew Watts, right, prepares to hurl Eureka’s Oliver Wade to the mat in a first-round pin at the Tri-Valley League Wrestling Tournament earlier this season. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — Here’s a bit of advice for wrestling fans keeping up with Humboldt High’s Andrew Watts on the mats this winter.

Don’t blink.

It took Watts a combined 68 seconds to cruise past all three of his opponents Saturday to handily win the Tri-Valley League championship in the 285-pound, heavyweight division.

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