North Valleys wrestles with ringworm |

North Valleys wrestles with ringworm

North Valley’s has wormed its way out of wrestling South Tahoe.

The Vikings won’t travel to North Valley’s today because the Panthers have an outbreak of ringworm, said South Tahoe head wrestling coach Jack Lopez.

Lopez spoke with the Panthers’ head coach and learned of the situation.

“When it’s cleared up they have to get an OK from the doctor and until they do that they can’t (wrestle),” he said.

Ringworm is a common name for a variety of contagious skin diseases caused by varieties of fungus, according to Webster’s New World College Dictionary. It’s characterized by itching and the formations of ring-shaped, discolored patches of skin covered with scales or vesicles.

“I know what he’s going through … and that stuff just will not go away,” Lopez said, adding that one of his wrestlers contracted the fungus last year.

The fungus is thought to be contracted wrestling mats that haven’t been cleaned properly.

South Tahoe was supposed to make up its match with Hug at North Valley’s as well. Lopez said he did not expect Hug would travel to North Valleys knowing of the problem. He did say when the match will be rescheduled.

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