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Examiner
  • Bears roll past Hornets

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  • Eight William Chrisman wrestlers won by pin as the Bears improved to 4-0 in duals (2-0 Suburban Middle Seven) with Wednesday’s 60-18 win over visiting North Kansas City.
    Brandon Butler (138 pounds), Louis West (145), Josh Wallace (182), Zack Soule (195), Dustin Cikan (220), Tomasi Tuione (285), Adam Olsen (106) and Derek Williams (126) all flattened their NKC opponents. Mark Craft (170) and Jacob Donahue (113) received forfeit wins for the Bears. Shelby Petty (152) and Larry Danforth (120) lost by decision.
    “The kids wrestled better than they did last week,” Chrisman coach Mick Cronk said. “We improved, and our technique was much better. Conditioning-wise, we still have a ways to go. The kids for most part wrestled our pace, wrestled our match.”
    Chrisman’s junior varsity also improved to 4-0 with a 54-6 win.
    JAGUARS SPLIT: Four forfeits and three pins helped Blue Springs South’s wrestling team bounce back from an earlier 43-32 loss to Pleasant Hill and beat Raytown South 51-30 in Tuesday’s double-dual at South.
    “Our kids came out tonight in the first dual a little tight,” South coach Doug Black said. “I was hoping for a little urgency on the team knowing that we were short-handed with the injuries over the weekend. It didn’t happen, and that is my responsibility as the coach to get them fully prepared.”
    Christian Findley (113 pounds), Seth McLain (120) and Dalton Kenig (126) won by pin against Pleasant Hill and by forfeit against Raytown South, while Sam Hampton (132) pinned both his opponents. Wyatt Parker (182) won a major decision and a decision, and Christian Boyles won a major decision over his Pleasant Hill opponent at 285 and pinned his Raytown South foe at 220.
    Other wins against Raytown South came from Trey Storey (160) by forfeit and Ben Lancaster (195) by pin.
    “I thought that our little guys did an excellent job in taking care of business, but with being short-handed in the lineup tonight it was not quite good enough,” Black said. “I told the kids to take care of what they could control, and that is their individual matches. We will continue to make improvements on that in practice and get more consistent.”
    OAK GROVE 53, WARRENSBURG 18: Oak Grove got its season off to a strong start with a rout of Warrensburg Tuesday.
    Dalton Brinegar (170) started with a pin and Jet Tryon (113), Brock Mercer (120), Shawn Kavadas (126), Tyler Brown (132), Tristan Stack (145) each followed with a pin. Connor Brown (106) and Logan Cairer (160) each won a major decision and Josh Klipper (220), Skyler Jackson (138) and Bryce Mercer (152) each claimed decisions for the Panthers.
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