Wrestlers to take on De Soto
Tonganoxie will hit the mats Thursday with dual matches at De Soto as the Chieftain grapplers look to improve their records in the new year.
Kevin Hamm and Travis Adcox lead the team in wins with eight each. Adcox is 8-6, while Hamm is 8-10 on the season. Jeff Frank isn't far behind at 7-11.
Beau Waters leads the team in takedowns with 17, while Hamm is the team reversal leader with eight reversals.
Jacob Ferris leads the team in escapes with eight, while Adcox has a team-leading five pins to his credit.
In two-point near falls, Ryan Stockman and Wade Garrison each have two. And in three-point near falls, Shane Banks leads the team with five. Frank also has the team's fastest pin at 25 seconds.
After Thursday's competition at De Soto, the team will travel Saturday to the Piper junior varsity tournament and Monday to Perry-Lecompton for dual matches. The Chieftains will return home Jan. 14 for the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Here are THS wrestling records heading into the new year:
Kevin Hamm 8-10
Jon Harris 2-3
Beau Waters 4-9
Michael Tavis 0-2
Matt Brock 4-12
Ryan Stockman 4-13
Jacob Ferris 5-14
Travis Adcox 8-6
Jonathan Ferris 4-6
Shane Banks 6-11
Sean Gippner 0-3
Wyatt Coffin 5-12
Wade Garrison 1-1
Josh McCutchen 3-11
Shawn Roberts 2-4
Trey Brumbaugh 1-5
Steve Davis 1-13
AJ Demaranville 3-9
Shawn Sivyer 1-13
Derek Parrett 1-3
Jeff Frank 7-11
Regional sites announced
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team will have a short drive to its Class 4A regional tournament next month.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association recently announced regional assignments for its four wrestling classes.
The Chieftains will travel Feb. 17 and 18 to Eudora for their regional. Also competing at the regional will be Baldwin, Basehor-Linwood, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Fort Scott, Anderson County (Garnett), Bishop Ward, Piper, KC Sumner, Prairie View, Louisburg, Osawatomie and Spring Hill.
Other regional sites include Labette County, Chapman and Russell.
The state wrestling tournament will be Feb. 24 and 25 in Salina.