Grudge Match 2020: Franklin outlasts Carlisle in resumption of local rivalry on the mat

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Franklin High School's Tyler Woods (left) battles Carlisle's Justin Ritchie at 132 pounds Jan. 8, 2020, during the Grudge Match wrestling dual at Carlisle. Franklin won 38-29. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

CARLISLE — It was a new chapter in local prep wrestling history, filled with smoke and loud music and some pyrotechnics to boot.

The Grudge Match — the Franklin-Carlisle dual that ran from 1996 to 2013 — sprang back to life Wednesday night at Carlisle, with Franklin earning a 38-29 victory in front of a




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