Ensworth Boys & Girls Prepare for Regionals
Connor Galvez became the third wrestler in the history of Ensworth School to win three individual state medals when he won the bronze medal at the State Championship at Williamson County Agricultural Center last week.
The Tigers had four wrestlers qualify for the tournament, Galvez, Alex Bond, Seve Ortale, and Nathaniel Taylor. Galvez and Ortale advanced to the medal round.
Ortale finished in sixth place for Ensworth.
In girls varsity basketball, the Lady Tigers completed region play on Thursday by sneaking out of a near upset by Harpeth Hall, 40-29.
Ensworth trailed by two midway through the third quarter, but found their stride just in time to hold off the Honeybears.
The Lady Tigers finished region play in third place, earning them a bye in the sub-state game and into the quarterfinals.
They face St. Benedict in Memphis on Friday at 6 p.m. This will be the second meeting between the Tigers and the Eagles. Ensworth strode past St. Benedict back in December by a 28 point margin. (48-20)
In boys varsity basketball action, the Tigers competed in a physical and emotional battle with MBA and came out victorious, defeating the Big Red 65-59.
The Tigers finished region play in third place and earned a bye in the sub-state game to advance to the quarterfinals. They face #2 seed in the West, St. Benedict, in Memphis at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 24. The Tigers played St. Benedict in December and came out on top with a 67-56 win.
Ensworth’s lineup looks much different now that Rodney Owens (Louisville football commit) is healthy and returning to play. He is a physical force and team leader that significantly contributed to the Tigers’ last two wins over McCallie and MBA.