Last Saturday saw two senior Sabers finish their high school fencing career and one Saber freshman end her first year with promising results. With injuries and other demands, Salem only took three fencers to the NCHSFL State Championships this year. Representing Salem were MacKenzie Wiles, Catherine Davila, and Mira Fitch.
Mackenzie faced as strong fencer and succumbed to her opponent in a very close bout 11 - 15, a tough loss but well fenced. Catherine came to the strip with determination on her mind and made it to the second round. The standout for the day was freshman Mira Fitch. Her 8th place seeding drew a bye in the first round taking her directly into the second round. Mira made her presence known before falling to her cross-town rival. Catherine ended the day with a 15th place finish with Mackenzie taking 20th place. All bouts were fought hard and with the spirit everyone has come to expect from the Salem women.