Archive for Friday, February 25, 2011

Live from state: Basehor’s Seaton upset in quarterfinals

February 25, 2011, 3:09 p.m.

Updated: February 25, 2011, 4:27 p.m.

— It has been a tough day for the Basehor-Linwood High School wrestling team so far at the Class 4A state tournament.

Three of the four Bobcats lost in the first round and now must battle back through the consolation bracket if they hope to medal.

No Bobcat is more disappointed than senior Symon Seaton, however. A defending state champion, Seaton was upset by Abilene's Courtney Strauss in the state quarterfinals, 6-5.

Seaton led 2-0 early, but he eventually fell behind, only to even the score at 4-4 before Strauss regained the lead. Strauss eventually held on for the victory.

Seaton had advanced by winning his first-round match in a 9-0 major decision against Rose Hill's Travis Belnap.

Also for BLHS, 103-pound sophomore Sammy Seaton, 112-pound senior Michael Torrez and 119-pound junior Antonio Ferro all lost in the first round.

All four of the Bobcats will compete in the consolation bracket.

4:25 P.M. UPDATE

Three Basehor-Linwood wrestlers are still alive at state.

135-pounder Symon Seaton, who won his first-round match, was upset in the quarterfinals but will resume action Saturday in the consolation bracket.

Meanwhile, 103-pounder Sammy Seaton and 119-pounder Antonio Ferro also advanced to Saturday's consolation rounds. Sammy Seaton came out on the attack in his consolation first-round match, scoring an early takedown and 3-point near fall before ultimately earning a pin.

Ferro used a second-period takedown to take a 2-0 lead in his match. Then he fought off being taken down late in the third period and ultimately turned it into a takedown of his own as he claimed a 4-0 victory.

At 112 pounds, Michael Torrez was pinned in the second period. His tournament is done at 0-2.

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