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With more to accomplish, West Virginia gets Hall

MOUNTAINEER BOUND — Oak Glen’s Peyton Hall signed his letter of intent Wednesday to continue his academic and wrestling careers at West Virginia University. With Hall, seated, from left, are father Jimmy Hall, mother Treena Hall and sister Teya Hall. Back, from left, are Jessie Mahan, assistant principal Frank Crain, Principal Dave Smith and head coach Pat McGillian. -Contributed

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen senior wrestler Peyton Hall has had a prep career that few are soon to forget.

Now, the West Virginia University Mountaineers are hoping some of his special talents equal big things at the college level.

On Wednesday, Hall made it official and signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and wrestling careers in Morgantown.

In February, Hall became the sixth Golden Bear wrestler to win a state title in each of his first three seasons when he captured the Class AA/A state title at 138 pounds. Hall is 131-11 for his prep career and 12-0 all-time at the state tournament.

No other Oak Glen wrestler has won four titles, and he’ll get his chance to do it this season at 152 pounds where he is ranked sixth nationally by InterMat Wrestling.

Hall won the 132-pound state title as a sophomore and was the 120-pound champ as a freshman.

The school record of 152 career wins set by Robert Bozek also is in Hall’s range if he has a solid senior season and avoids injury.

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