Archive for Saturday, February 26, 2005

Palmer, Samuels fall one round short of medal

February 26, 2005

Garrett Palmer and Hunter Samuels won their first matches Saturday, but both Tonganoie wrestlers fell in the next round -- the consolation quarterfinals -- at the state wrestling meet in Wichita.

Both seniors needed one more win to guarantee a state medal, but neither grappler could get past his opponent.

Palmer ended his season at 28-12, while Samuels ended his senior campaign with a 28-17 mark.

Ross Starcher, Tonganoxie's final wrestler at state, will pursue the school's first gold medal Saturday night when he takes on Santa Fe Trail's Justin Wiscombe. The match should start around 8:30 p.m. Starcher is 38-4 heading into the 171-pound championship.

For an update on Starcher's match, check back with The Mirror's Web site. For extended coverage of the state wrestling tournament, see the March 2 edition of The Mirror.

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