Seven area wrestlers headed to D-II state meet; Ross’ Hess among success stories at district

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Ross High School's Jude Hess reacts after qualifying for the Division II state wrestling tournament at 182 pounds during the district event at Wilmington on March 6, 2021. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

WILMINGTON — Jude Hess admitted he was a little excited.

The Ross High School junior cut loose with sheer exuberance and found some celebratory hugs Saturday after winning his blood-round match in the Division II district wrestling tournament at Wilmington, a win-or-go-home victory that clinched his first state berth.

“There was




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