Tonganoxie faces tough battle at state wrestling
The first day of state wrestling tournament was difficult for Tonganoxie wrestlers.
All but one of the six Chieftain wrestlers fell in the first round of the tournament Friday at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita.
In the second round, THS senior James Hartshorn was pinned with 27 seconds left in the first period. He lost to the defending state champion from Goodland, Jordan Bedore.
James Hartshorn, a THS senior, won his first match in the 215-pound class.
Tonganoxie High School's five other competitors at state -- Chuck Riddle, senior; Ross Starcher, sophomore; Garrett Palmer, sophomore; Matt Weyer; and Andrew Miller, senior -- also are wrestling in the consolation bracket.
The tournament runs through Saturday.