Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stacking up against tough field

Chieftains place

January 21, 2016

In one of the marquee tournaments each wrestling season, Tonganoxie finished in the middle of the pack as a team this year.

Tonganoxie High placed three wrestlers individually, helping the Chieftains to a 19th-place finish at Saturday’s Bobcat Classic at Basehor-Linwood.

Goddard won this year’s tournament with 221 points. Basehor-Linwood was the top Kaw Valley League school, finished 14th with 74 points. Tonganoxie tallied 61.5 points in the 37-team field.

Korbin Riedel finished fifth in his weight class, while Gad Huseman and Patterson Starcher each placed sixth.

Riedel won the fifth-place match in the 120-pound division with a 5-0 decision against St. James Academy sophomore Drew Ernsdorff (22-13). The THS freshman improved to 29-4 on the season.

Huseman finished sixth at 126. The sophomore lost by fall at the 3-minute, 37-second mark of the fifth-place match to Smithville junior Thomas Nielsen (15-6). That loss dropped the Tonganoxie sophomore to 26-7 on the season.

Starcher, also a sophomore, lost by a 6-3 decision to Prarie View senior Case Pemberton (23-2) in the 132 fifth-place match. Starcher now is 25-7 on the season.

THS gears up for its next action this coming weekend in Holton.

The 19th annual Gerald Sadowski Wrestling Tournament starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The Chieftains then compete Jan. 30 in the Baldwin Invitational. The final home dual of the season is Feb. 4 against Bonner Springs.

THS will get a bit of a rest before the final stretch. The squad has nine days between that dual and the KvL Meet on Feb. 13 at Basehor-Linwood.

The team is back there Feb. 19 and 20 for a Class 4A regional. The top four individual wrestlers in each weight class advance to the state tournament Feb. 27 in Salina.

Team scores

  1. Goddard, 221; 2. Smithville, 206.5; 3. Platte County, 206; 4. Rossville, 135; 5. Glenwood, 115; 6. St. James Academy, 109.5; 7. Abilene, 103.5; 8. Santa Fe Trail, 96.5; 9. Olathe North, 94; 10. Pittsburg, 82; 11. Clay Center, 81.5; 12. Blue Springs, 79; 13. Turner, 76.5; 14. Basehor-Linwood, 74.0; 15. Mountain Range, 68.5; 16. Andale, 66.5; 17. Riley County, 66; 18. Olathe South, 65; 19. Tonganoxie, 61.5; 20. Baldwin, 55.5; 21. Blue Valley, 54; 22. Lansing, 53; 23. Wabaunsee, 52; 24. Topeka Seaman, 51.5; 25. Prairie View, 51; 26. Chapman, 45; 27. Bonner Springs, 38.5; 28. Columbus, 37.5; 29. Fort Scott, 34; 30. Sumner, 31; 31. Schlagle, 23.5; 32. (tie) Paola, 23, St. Thomas Aquinas, 23; 34. Osawatomie, 12; 35., Atchison County, 11; 36. (tie) Bishop Ward, 6, Piper, 6.

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