Archive for Friday, February 27, 2009

Brock, Davis drop second-round matches

February 27, 2009, 2:12 p.m.

Updated: February 27, 2009, 4:27 p.m.

Tonganoxie High senior wrestler Matt Brock has been eliminated from state-title contention at the Class 4A wrestling tournament in Salina.

Brock, who won a regional championship at Abilene last weekend, lost by an 8-3 decision Friday against B.T. O'Hara of Columbus in the second round.

However, Brock is still in contention to medal at state — as high as third — depending on how he fares in the consolation bracket.

The Chieftains' other representative at state, 189-pound senior Steve Davis, also lost his second match after winning in the first round.

Davis lost by a major decision, 12-2, to Zach Grimes of Osawatomie in the second round.

With one win and a loss at this point, Davis now moves on to the consolation bracket, where he will continue to compete for a state medal.

First round

So far, THS is 2-0 Friday at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament in Salina.

Brock won his opening-round match against Wichita Independent's Codie Bontz by a 3-2 decision. Brock improved to 39-5 on the year, while Bontz fell to 28-7. Brock next will face Columbus' B.T. O'Hara (29-11).

And in the 189-pound division, Davis improved to 32-11 with a win against Mulvane's Kody Scott (18-14) in his first-round match. After picking up a 6-2 win, next up for Davis is Osawatomie's Zach Grimes, who is 38-4 on the year.

Check back to The Mirror online for more updates.

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