The Licking Heights wrestling team will have a chance to defend its home mats this weekend.
The Hornets are hosting their annual Licking Heights Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Wrestling begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday and continues at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Perennial power Westerville North will headline the event, which also will include five Columbus City League teams and Licking County League foe Lakewood.
Without a full lineup, it will be difficult for Heights to compete for the team title, but the Hornets should be in contention for several individual titles.
Josiah Harrell (160) lost just his second match of the season this past Saturday, going 4-1 and placing second at Olentangy Orange.
Classmate L.A. Kelly (152) matched him at 4-1 and placed third. Senior Ty Yeager (138) finished 3-2 and placed fourth.