January 25, 2018
Tonganoxie High placed sixth out of 10 teams Saturday at the De Soto Duals tournament.
In pool play, THS opened against Lansing. The Lions won, 65-18, but THS bounced back in its next round. The Chieftains earned a tiebreaker victory after a 36-36 tie. The Chieftains then were on the losing end of a tiebreaker against Shawnee Mission North. The Indians won via tiebreaker after a 30-30 match.
Tonganoxie finished off pool play at 2-2 with a resounding 48-6 victory against Kansas City Washington.
In the placement matches, Tonganoxie faced Piper for fifth place. Piper won the dual, 48-27.
Lansing won the meet with a 40-28 victory against Seaman. Bonner Springs placed third with a 58-24 victory against Shawnee Mission North.
De Soto outlasted Wyandotte, 54-24, for seventh place and in the ninth-place dual, Shawnee Mission South defeated Washington, 48-21.
Tonganoxie was ranked No. 6 in Class 4A in the latest Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association rankings released Jan. 16.
Bonner Springs was No. 3 and Basehor-Linwood No. 7.
Tonganoxie junior Korbin Riedel was No. 3 at 138, senior Patterson Starcher No. 4 at 145 and sophomore Connor Searcy No. 3 at 195.
Tonganoxie’s next competition is 9 a.m. Saturday with the Baldwin Invitational.
Other teams joining Baldwin and Tonganoxie are Basehor-Linwood, Buhler, Burlington, Clay Center, Eudora, Goodland, Holton, Louisburg, Osawatomie, Prairie View, Santa Fe Trail, Smoky Valley, Spring Hill and Wamego.
Originally published at: http://www.tonganoxiemirror.com/news/2018/jan/25/tonganoxie-wreslers-take-sixth-de-soto-duals-tourn/