SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School wrestling team hosted their second match of the week on Thursday, beating High Point 36-31.

Sparta took the highest weight classes with two pins, a forfeit and a decision in the closely fought contest.

Sparta wins:

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132 lbs Garrett Stewart won a major decision 14-5

170 lbs Paddy Finnegan won a 4-0 decision

182 lbs Mike Freeman pinned his High Point opponent at 5:03

220 lbs Billy Loewen got the forfeit

285 lbs Zach Herbert dominated with a pin in :51

Herbert has 10 wins in 11 trips to the mat; seven of those wins are by pin.  Of the seven pins this season four came in less than one minute.  His only loss came in a 5-4 decision against North Hunterdon’s Charles Tordik.

Sparta has a 5-5 record so far this season.