The Halstead High School wrestling team put two in the semifinals of the Class 3-2-1A state tournament Friday in Hays.
The Halstead High School wrestling team put two in the semifinals of the Class 3-2-1A state tournament Friday in Hays.At 140 pounds, Alex Thibault won by major decision in the first round and by fall in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Thibault faced Norton’s Billy Brockleman. Thibault won by injury default to advance to the finals.Thibault, 35-1, will meet Kale Newell of Smith Center, 34-1.Riley Soward at 130 pounds won his first two matches with a pin and a decision. In the semifinals, Soward lost to top-ranked Troy Bainter of Norton 9-2. Soward, 34-2, will wrestle today in the consolation semifinals.Halstead is in 13th place out of 71 teams. Norton leads at 118.5 points, followed by Hoxie at 71, Scott City at 54.5, Rossville at 53.5 and Smith Center at 49. Halstead has 32 points.Among other area teams, Hillsboro is 32nd with nine points and Marion is tied for 41st with four points. Sedgwick and Remington failed to score.For Hillsboro, Justin King won in the first round but lost in the quarterfinals at 145 pounds. Darren Mueller finished 1-1 at 125 pounds. Aaron Bina finished 1-1 at 160 pounds. Dylan Delk finished 1-1 at 171 pounds.For Marion, Brody Carroll finished 1-1 for the day, winning by fall in the first round, but dropping a 6-3 decision to Gage Younger of Ellis in the quarterfinals.Randy Regnier finished 0-2 at 125 pounds, ending the season 35-5.For Remington, Luke Igo finished 0-2 at 160 pounds. Cisco Soto finished Igo ends the season 18-17. Soto finishes the year 31-10.Sedgwick’s sole entry, Nic Johnson, finished 0-2 at 145 pounds, ending the season 22-13.The tournament concludes today.Halstead130 — Riley Soward: 1. W Joe Salinas, WiCentral Heightsita County 2:28, QF. W Adrian Lange, Lyons 7-5; SF. L Troy Bainter, Norton score na.140 — Alex Thibault: 1. Warren Kropp, Scott City 14-2 maj.dec.; QF. W Jared Johnson, Pleasant Ridge fall (time NA); SF. W Billy Brockelman, Norton injury default.Hillsboro125 — Darren Mueller: 1. L Calvin Ochs, Hoxie 11-1 maj.dec.; C1. W Dustin Asbury, Central Heights 6-2.145 — Justin King: 1. W Cody Schwant, Onaga 3:33; QF. L Dalton Paul, Scott City 10-5.160 — Aaron Bina: 1. L Nathan Hannah, Hill City 5-2; C1. W Matt Herington, Immaculata 4:01.171 — Dylan Delk: 1. L Riley Denny, Caney Valley 9-5; C1. W Trevor Suttons, Rock Creek 11-6.Marion125 — Randy Regnier: 1. L Cole Werner, Pike Valley 3-1; C1. L John Rodriguez, Caney Valley 8-2.130 — Brody Carroll: 1. W Gabby Speer, Doniphan West 2:57; QF. L Gage Younger, Ellis 6-3.Remington160 — Luke Igo: 1. L Derek Tyler, St. Mary’s 3:45; C1. L Brady Barrett, Cimarron 8-2.HWT — Cisco Soto: 1. L Tyler White, Cimmeron :37; C1. Trevin Edelman, Sabetha 5-2.Sedgwick145 — Nic Johnson: 1. L Dalton Snyder, Hoxie 13-2; C1. L T.J. Setter, Waubaunsee 3:48.