McLouth Sports Round-Up: Jan. 4-5
MHS girls, boys fall to Horton
The McLouth High basketball teams each struggled in their 2013 openers against Horton. The girls dropped a 48-15 decision to the Chargers, while the boys fell by a 53-48 margin.
The girls (2-5, 1-3 Delaware Valley League) trailed by just five points after the first quarter, but things came unraveled when Horton outscored the Bulldogs by 20 points in the second. McLouth never recovered and scored just three points after halftime.
The boys (3-4, 1-3) fell behind by six at the break, but stayed within arm's reach for the duration of the second half. They couldn't complete the comeback, though, as they suffered their third loss in four games. Senior Carter Gish led all scorers with 17 points.
Both MHS teams will be back in action today at Pleasant Ridge. They'll hit the road again Friday for a meeting with Doniphan West.
McLouth wrestlers compete in Burlington
Four McLouth High wrestlers were in action Saturday at the Burlington Invitational. Jeran Sharp, Wyatt Troupe, Wyatt Farris and Jake Copeland helped Oskaloosa High to a 12th-place finish at the tournament. OHS finished with a team score of 60. Holton won the tournament with a score of 228.
Sharp (113 pounds) finished sixth and Farris (195) seventh in their respective weight classes. Farris went 2-2 and is now 7-4 on the season, while Sharp went 1-3 and is now 5-4. Troupe (160) and Copeland (285) each went 0-2 and failed to place.
Oskaloosa will return to the mat on Jan. 19 when it travels to Holton.