Eastside (Taylors, S.C.) wrestler Clay Walker plans to get involved in Mixed Martial Arts competitions after graduation. His future opponents should be warned he doesn’t like to lose.
Walker became the fifth wrestler to win a fourth consecutive National High School Coaches Association title on Sunday, when he won the 138-pound division. He also has won four consecutive state wrestling titles and finished with a four-year record of 189-9 in South Carolina.
“It still hasn’t hit me yet,” Walker told the Greenville News’ Bob Castello on Monday. “It’s awesome, even better coming from South Carolina and doing it, especially because the other states look down on the South Carolina wrestlers.”
Walker defeated three-time Oregon champion Josh Reyes of Parkrose in the Senior Division finals, winning 3-2. He had pinned his first three opponents, won 12-0 in the quarterfinals and 9-0 in the semifinals.
Walker leads the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the ALL-USA Performances:
Caela Abadie, softball, Bayard-Rustin, West Chester, Pa.
Sophomore pitcher hit three homers and had six RBI and also threw a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 9-5 defeat of Sun Valley (Aston) on Thursday.
Elliott Cary, baseball, Clackamas, Ore.
Senior, who has signed with Oregon State, went 8-for-11 with six triples to help Clackamas win three of four games at the Coach Bob Invitational in Arizona. Cary is hitting .765 with seven triples.
VIDEO: Home run shot by Cary
Vincent Fitzgerald, baseball, Canyon, Canyon Country, Calif.
Senior first baseman went 4-for-4 with two grand slams in a 17-0 defeat of Golden Valley (Santa Clarita) on Wednesday.
Chrissy Glasmann, track and field, Park City, Utah
Junior broke the state javelin record at the Pine View Invitational in St. George on Saturday with a throw of 160 feet, six inches. Her throw eclipsed the old mark of 156-3, set last season by her older sister, Megan Glasmann, who is now at Stanford.
Lexi Kent, soccer, Hebron Christian Academy, Dacula, Ga.
Junior goalkeeper made 19 saves in a 1-0 defeat of Wesleyan (Peachtree Corners) on Wednesday.
Alex Norwood, baseball, Rockdale County, Conyers, Ga.
Junior used his CPR skills on veteran umpire Woody Reagin after Reagin had a heart attack during the second inning of a game March 21. Norwood had just learned CPR during a lifeguard certification two weeks earlier.
Brooke Stulga, softball, Manteno, Ill.
Senior pitcher threw a five-inning perfect game and struck out 10 Monday in a 15-0 defeat of Crete-Monee (Crete).
Ally Thompson, softball, Broadneck, Annapolis, Md.
Freshman pitcher threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and a walk-off double in a 3-2 defeat of Southern (Harwood) on Monday.
Nick Wells, baseball, Battlefield, Haymarket, Va.
Senior left-hander, who has signed with the College of Charleston, threw a seven-inning no-hitter in a 6-0 defeat of Woodbridge on Monday. He threw only 87 pitches and had 13 strikeouts.