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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Hesston-Moundridge eighth at Halstead

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  • HALSTEAD — The Hesston-Moundridge wrestling team finished in eighth place Friday and Saturday at the 21-team Halstead Invitational. Smoky Valley retained the title with 208 points, followed by Marion at 149, Cherryvale at 138, Lyons at 126 and Southeast of Saline at 102.5. Hesston-Moundridge scored 70 points, followed by Halstead-Sedgwick in 11th at 56 and Remington in 18th at 30. For Hesston-Moundridge, Mason Schweitzer won the title at 120 pounds, finishing 3-0. In the finals, he edged Brandon Archuleta of Smoky Valley 7-6. Tommy Jenkins finished 3-1 at 126 pounds to take third. Bryan Medina finished 3-2 at 195 pounds to take fourth. Juan Guzman finished 1-2 at 220 pounds to take fifth place. At 113 pounds, Austin Sims went 0-2. At 138 pounds, Isaac Anaya finished 0-2. At 145 pounds, Dalton Anderson finished 2-2. At 170 pounds, Keith Wages finished 0-2. At heavyweight, Patrick Deegan finished 0-2. “Overall we were pleased with the improvement of our wrestlers,” Hesston coach Doug Broadfoot said. “Mason Schweitzer and Tommy Jenkins avenged losses from last week to win critical matches this week. Mason defeated the no. 3-ranked wrestler in Class 3A 14-5 in the 120 pound semi-finals and Tommy wrestled pretty tough to capture third place. Mason wrestled a barn-burner of a match in the finals by sticking a reversal as time wound down against a real tough Smoky Valley wrestler. Bryan Medina was seeded sixth going in to the tournament, so winning fourth place showcased tremendous effort as he won a couple of very close matches. While it was disappointing that Dalton Anderson did not place in a very tough 145-pound bracket, he did come away with two wins that helped in the team standings. That disappointment was offset by freshman Juan Guzman pinning an opponent to win his first varsity medal.” Hesston-Moundridge hosts Halstead-Sedgwick, Cheney and Herington at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
     
     
     
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