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  • Prep wrestling roundup: Cats take second in Bobcat Classic

  • The usual contributors boosted the Blue Springs wrestling team to a second-place finish in the Bobcat Classic Saturday at Basehor-Linwood (Kan.) High School.

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  • The usual contributors boosted the Blue Springs wrestling team to a second-place finish in the Bobcat Classic Saturday at Basehor-Linwood (Kan.) High School.
    Daniel Lewis (138 pounds), Darick Lapaglia (145), Cain Salas (152) and Michael Pixley (182) all went 5-0 and finished first in their respective brackets as the Wildcats tallied 172 points to come in just behind Topeka Seaman (177.5) in the 36-team tourney.
    Austin Reyes went 4-1 and added a second-place effort at 220.
    In the finals, Lewis downed Baldwin’s Bryce Shoemaker 4-0, Lapaglia pinned Rossville’s Tagen Lambotte, Salas pinned Mountain Range’s Randy Boerner and Pixley pinned Andale’s Levi Eck.
    Reyes dropped a 3-2 decision to Ben Ewing (St. Thomas Aquinas) in the championship round.
    CENTER TOURNAMENT: Two William Chrisman wrestlers won titles in their weight brackets and 12 Bears notched top-four finishes at Saturday’s Center Tournament. No team scores were kept for the 26-team event.
    Anthony Wheeler won the 113-pound championship by pinning St. Joseph Central’s Chase Morgan, and Dustin Cikan (195) downed St. Joseph Benton’s Tyler Beers 12-6 in the finals.
    Justin Dewick (145), Tomasi Tuione (285), Keontay Lapsley (170) and Larry Danforth (106) registered second-place finishes while Derek Williams (126), Louis West (138), Andrew Brundick (120), Andrew Bennett (132) and Taylor Blann (182) came in third. Deontay Lapsley added a fourth-place effort at 152.
    Truman’s Cody Gregory also scored a 182-pound division crown by pinning Bishop Miege’s Ryan Madrigal. He was one of 11 Patriots to place in the top six. Phillip Duley came in second at 152 and Jonathan Gosserand (120) was third. Cole Parker (285), Kyle White (220), Amos Meek (160), Kane Kaiser (145), Nick Polfer (138) and Kurt Kaiser (126) each finished fifth and Mickey Nelson (132) and Logan Sour (170) both came in sixth.
    Marcus Wilkins, 120, produced a first-place performance for Van Horn by bagging a 9-5 decision over Park Hill South’s Blake Barth. The Falcons also got fourth-place efforts out of Alec Kigera (113), Chad Wheelington (195) and Michael Duncan (126). Tyler Houston came in sixth at 145 and Randy Broutun was seventh at 152.
    Hunter Soule and Shelton Martin led St. Mary’s with third-place tallies at 220 and 160, respectively.
    TROJANS DROP TWO: St. Mary’s dropped a pair of duals last Tuesday as the Trojans lost to Mid Buchanan 33-6 and fell to Plattsburg 60-12.
     
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