Archive for Thursday, February 11, 2010

THS wrestlers dispose of Kaws quickly

Zach Kaighin made his triumphant return to the wrestling mat on Thursday night for Tonganoxie High. After missing most of the season with a broken bone in his leg, the 189-pound senior returned on Senior Night against Perry-Lecompton and was victorious, helping the Chieftains win the dual, 54-0.

Zach Kaighin made his triumphant return to the wrestling mat on Thursday night for Tonganoxie High. After missing most of the season with a broken bone in his leg, the 189-pound senior returned on Senior Night against Perry-Lecompton and was victorious, helping the Chieftains win the dual, 54-0.

February 11, 2010

Senior Night went off without a hitch for the Tonganoxie High wrestling team Thursday night.

The Chieftains made very quick work of a depleted Perry-Lecompton squad, winning six contested matches — all by pinfall — to defeat the Kaws, 54-0, in the dual.

THS sophomore Anthony Baker (119) started the perfect evening of matches with a victory, which was followed by wins from sophomore Patrick Rachford (145), freshman Thomas Miller (160), senior Jeremie Maus (171), senior Zach Kaighin (189) and freshman Ty Barton (285).

Tonganoxie also picked up forfeit wins for wrestlers Britton Price (135), Ian McClellan (152) and Austen Holloway (215).

The whole dual lasted a whopping nine minutes and 51 seconds as each Chieftains grappler pinned his opponent in the first period.

Before the matches, a special Senior Night ceremony was held to recognize not only Holloway, Kaighin and Maus, but also Jeremy Elliott, who died April 17, 2009, and would have been a senior on this year’s THS squad.

Tonganoxie’s three seniors walked out with Lisa Elliott, Jeremy’s mother, and then carried his wrestling shoes to the center of the mat to retire them.

The THS wrestling team begins its postseason on Saturday at 9 a.m. when the Kaw Valley League Tournament begins at Basehor-Linwood.

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