The William Chrisman wrestling team went from under .500 to over .500 in one night.

The William Chrisman wrestling team went from under .500 to over .500 in one night.

The Bears swept Center, Ruskin and Van Horn in a four-team dual match at Ruskin Wednesday night to improve to 6-5 in non-tournament duals this season.

Blane Peck pinned state medalist Anton Jones in his 125-pound match to spark the Bears to an opening 57-18 win over Center. Alex Keith (103), Jon Williams (152) and  Ray Williams (189) also recorded pins against the Yellowjackets, and Chris Sheets (215) won a decision.

“I thought we wrestled well. We looked sharp and focused,” Bears coach Mick Cronk said. “Blane had a nice pin on Jones, who is a good wrestler. It was a good win for Blane.

“Overall the kids were very crisp tonight.”

Keith (103), Justin Danforth (119), Arthur Meyer (135), Jon Williams (152), Dylan Wilkinson (171), Sheets (189) and Ray Williams (215) had pins in a 68-6 win over Ruskin. Peck (125) won a major decision and Tanner Deeds (145) took a decision.

The Bears won every match on the mat in a 75-6 rout of Van Horn.

Danforth (119), Peck (125), Deeds (145), Jon Williams (152), Wilkinson (171), Ray Williams (189), Cody Olson (215) and Jacob Shelton (285) all won by fall against the Falcons, and Matt Whitworth (160) won a decision.

Van Horn’s only win came on a forfeit for Nick Connor (140).

BLUE SPRINGS 63, ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 13: Blue Springs is now one win away from completing a sweep of the Suburban Big Seven after manhandling St. Joseph Central for a road win.

The Wildcats totaled eight pins to improve to 6-0 in the conference. They host Lee’s Summit North on Feb. 3 in their final conference match.

Donnie Horner (215), Lewis Foutz (189), Derick Sanders (171), Josh Howk (145), Keenan Hagerty (140), Greg Hegarty (130), Darick Lapaglia (125) and Tanner Bradbury (112) all had pins for the Wildcats. Mauricio Garcia (119) won a technical fall and Cullen Buford (135) took a major decision.

LIBERTY 45, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 21: Despite a loss that dropped South to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Suburban Big Seven, Jaguars coach Doug Black was happy with his team’s effort in a home loss Wednesday.

“We wrestled tough; I was proud of the guys,” Black said. “We lost some close matches and that could’ve turned it the other way. It was a hundred times better than last weekend (in the Columbia Hickman Invitational).

Dakota Buchanon (112) earned South’s lone pin. Austin Eads (130), Ian Storey (160) and Eugene Merlo (171) won decisions.