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Check out the top sports moments for the Jan. 16 edition of the Palm Coast Observer!
- Flagler Palm Coast's boys wrestling team captured first place in the 3A-District 2 Duals championship on Thursday, Jan. 9, at University High School. The Bulldogs won two matches after getting a first-round bye, defeating DeLand 77-6 in the semi-finals and Gainesville Buchholz 39-36 in the championship round.
- After losing to Seabreeze in the final, Matanzas' boys wrestling team — which defeated Pine Ridge in the quarters and Belleview in the semis — faced off against New Smyrna Beach in a dual for second place at the 2A-District 4 Duals championship on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Matanzas High School. The Pirates defeated the Barracudas 64-15 to return to the Region 1 round for the third time.
- FPC's cheerleading team had a clean sweep for qualifiers this season. The Bulldogs had four consist first-place titles as they head into regionals at Hudson High School on Saturday, Jan. 18.
- Matanzas' boys soccer team defeated Pedro Menendez 5-2 on Monday, Jan. 13, in the first round of the St. Johns River Athletic Conference tournament.
- FPC's girls basketball team has won three of their last four games, including a 50-47 win over Sandalwood, a 48-45 win over Nease and a 46-35 win over Colonial.