THS regional wrestling update
Hand, Maus qualify for state
THS wrestling at De Soto regional
Tonganoxie High's wrestling team competed for spots at the Class 4A state tournament this weekend at a regional tournament in De Soto.
A pair of Tonganoxie wrestlers entered Saturday evening knowing they had already qualified for the state tournament.
That didn't stop senior Jeremie Maus (171) from capturing a regional championship.
Maus pinned Derek Feist of St. James Academy to finish 4-0 at the De Soto Class 4A regional.
Tyler Hand finished fourth in the 130-pound class after he was pinned by Basehor-Linwood's Tyler Simpson in his third-place match but Hand, like Maus, will go to Salina next weekend for the Class 4A state tournament.
Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Just two Tonganoxie High wrestlers will be going to state.
Zach Kaighin was one win away from joining teammates Jeremie Maus and Tyler Hand, but the 189-pound senior's season came to an end at the Class 4A regional in De Soto Saturday.
In a consolation bracket semifinal, Kaighin lost, 4-2, to Santa Fe Trail's Edward Fitzgerald.
Maus (171) and Hand (130) both have one match left today at the regional tournament.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Tyler Hand is going to state.
The 130-pound Tonganoxie High junior wrestler won 9-4 against Louisburg's Jacob Herbert in a consolation semifinal Saturday afternoon, his third victory of the day.
Hand was knocked to the consolation bracket with a Friday loss at the Class 4A regional in De Soto but responded Saturday with three wins to join teammate Jeremie Maus (171) as a state qualifier.
Hand has one match left, a bout for third place against Tyler Simpson of Basehor-Linwood.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Zach Kaighin (189) and Tyler Hand (130) are one victory away from going to state.
The Tonganoxie High grapplers both were victorious in the third round of the consolation bracket Saturday afternoon and advanced to the consolation semifinals in their respective brackets.
If either wins his next match, he would advance to the consolation finals and qualify for state by finishing in the top four of his weight class at the Class 4A regional in De Soto.
While Kaighin and Hand are still in the mix to join Jeremie Maus (171), who will wrestle in a final, at state next weekend, the season came to an end for four other Chieftains.
Anthony Baker (119), Justin Soetaert (125), Britton Price (135) and Jonas Myers (215) were all defeated in the third round of consolation brackets.
Up to this point, eight of Tonganoxie’s 11 wrestlers have been eliminated at the regional.
Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
The second day of regional wrestling got off to a solid start for Tonganoxie at De Soto. In the consolation brackets, five Chieftains picked up a victory Saturday morning.
Sophomore Anthony Baker (119) provided momentum by starting Tonganoxie’s day with an upset victory over Cody Sellers of Baldwin. Baker was trailing, 8-1, when he pulled off a huge reversal and a pin.
Justin Soetaert (125), Tyler Hand (130) and Britton Price (135) followed that with wins of their own to remain in state-qualification contention.
After a few THS losses, Zach Kaighin (189) extended his senior season with a pinfall victory.
Unfortunately for Tonganoxie, four of its wrestlers were eliminated with their second losses at the regional.
Patrick Rachford (145), Ian McClellan (152), Thomas Miller (160) and Ty Barton (285) all lost Saturday morning at De Soto.
Meanwhile, Jonas Myers (215) has yet to compete today after receiving a bye in the second round of the consolation bracket.
Jeremie Maus (171) advanced to this evening’s finals by going 3-0 yesterday at De Soto.
Friday, 9:30 p.m.
He isn’t finished with business at the De Soto regional wrestling tournament, but Tonganoxie senior Jeremie Maus knows he is headed to state.
Maus defeated Baldwin’s Heath Parmey, 9-5, in a 171-pound semifinal to advance to Saturday’s championship match and earn a trip to the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina for the first time in his career.
In other evening action, Patrick Rachford (145) won a first-round consolation match to stay alive at the regional.
Zack Kaighin (189) Tyler Hand (130) and Jonas Myers (215), meanwhile, all lost in quarterfinal matchups.
The Chieftains sent 11 grapplers to the regional and all 11 are still in the hunt entering Saturday’s matches.
Friday, 6 p.m.
So far, two of Tonganoxie’s wrestlers have completed their quarterfinal matches.
Britton Price (135) got bumped to the consolation bracket with a 15-0 loss and Jeremie Maus moved on to a semifinal with a pinfall victory.
Friday, 4:30 p.m.
Through the first round of matches at the Class 4A wrestling regional in De Soto, the Tonganoxie High wrestling team is 3-6.
Chieftains senior Jeremie Maus (171 pounds), freshman Britton Price (135) and senior Zach Kaighin (189) all advanced to the quarterfinals with a victory on Friday.
In the 215-pound class, THS sophomore Jonas Myers is also in a quarterfinal after receiving a bye in the first round. The same was the case for Tyler Hand (130).
Tonganoxie’s Anthony Baker (119), Justin Soetaert (125), Patrick Rachford (145), Ian McClellan (152), Thomas Miller (160) and Ty Barton (285) are all headed to the consolation bracket after each lost his first regional match on Friday.
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