The Blue Springs South wrestling team followed up a strong showing in last weekend’s Columbia Hickman Tournament with a loss Wednesday night.
The Jaguars dropped 45-24 decision to the Lee’s Summit West in a home match Wednesday.
Wyatt Parker (182 pounds) claimed the only pin for the Jaguars with a third-period fall. Christian Findley (106), Sam Hampton (126), John Boynton (170) and Cole West (285) each won decisions, but the Jaguars had a 3-1 deficit in forfeits.
West, leading 9-6, reeled off 30 straight points on three pins and two forfeits to put it out of reach.
Last Saturday, South boasted four champions to claim fifth out of 12 teams at the Columbia Hickman Tournament.
Hampton (126), Parker (182), Christian Boyles (220) and West (285) each went 7-0 to claim their respective titles.
South finished with 227 points, trailing champion Jefferson City (286), Parkway South (259), Northwest Cedar Hill (251) and Columbia Rock Bridge (247). Lee’s Summit North finished seventh with 153.
“Going into the tournament it felt like our kids were like a 2014 Ford truck, 8-cylinder firing on all cylinders,” South coach Doug Black said. “At the tournament it was like we could get only four cylinders firing, and that was not acceptable. It was one of those weekends where half were taking care of business like they should be and the others were struggling for various reasons.
“Fortunately, we have time to make the adjustments needed for the stretch run. It was nice to see our guys in the finals go 4 for 4. They took care of business, and what we have been preaching all year.”
In the finals, Hampton pinned Oakville’s Austin Neal in 5:44, Parker edged Rock Bridge’s Cody Maly 6-5, Boyles squeaked past Parkway South’s Eddie Morris 1-0 and West managed a 7-5 win over Oakville’s Adam Roland.
Dalton Kenig (120) and Ben Lancaster (195) each had 4-3 records to finish fourth, while Sam Jackson (138) went 5-2 to claim fifth and Christian Findley (106) went 4-3 for sixth.
Austin Hanson (106) and Ian Lindsey (152) each took second to lead Lee’s Summit North. Each dropped a 6-5 decision in the finals, Hanson to Cedar Hill’s Tyler Stegall and Lindsey to Rockwood Summit’s Caleb McIntosh.
Keegan McCormick (145) was third, Ryan Conrad (160) and Tucker Diekmann (220) fourth and Julio Perez (126) fifth for the Broncos.
GRAIN VALLEY SPLITS: Grain Valley managed only two wins in a loss to Class 4 power Staley but bounced back with a rout of North Kansas City Wednesday night.
In a 52-9 loss to Staley, Dylan Hamblin (126) recorded a 55-second pin and Wolfgang Clapper (113) won an 8-1 decision.
Against Northtown, the Eagles capitalized on seven forfeits to dominate the Hornets. Hamblin (126) and Parker McBride (170) won with pins, Alex Packer (138) won a major decision and Mavrick Alexander (132) won a decision for the Eagles.
FORT OSAGE WINS TWO: Fort Osage had five pins and a 6-1 edge in forfeits to beat Ruskin 72-12 and rallied past Raytown 40-39 in a pair of duals Tuesday.
Tyler Selemaea (152 pounds), Nicholas Wily (170), David Chestnut (195), Collen Divers (120) and Elias Vaoifi (132) recorded pins against Ruskin, and Joshua Barnes (160) won by injury default.
The Indians trailed Raytown 36-22 until Vaoifi, Jesse Jeffries (138) and Jesse Reser (145) recorded successive pins to give them the lead, and Selemaea lost only by decision to finish the narrow win. Jeffries pinned his opponent in 1 minute and Reser took only 21 seconds to record his pin.
Barnes and Divers also recorded pins against Raytown, and Gunnar Hahne (106) won a major decision. The teams split two forfeits.