Archive for Friday, February 24, 2012

Ferro, McCleary still alive at state wrestling tourney

Antonio Ferro fell one win short of a medal at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament.

Antonio Ferro fell one win short of a medal at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament.

February 24, 2012

— Neither of Basehor-Linwood's state wrestling participants will be bringing home a gold medal, but that doesn't mean their season is over.

Bobcat grapplers Antonio Ferro and Cory McCleary both bounced back from first-round losses to advance to the second day of competition Friday at the Salina Bicentennial Center.

Ferro, a senior, dropped an 18-3 decision to Colby's Dustin Reed in the first round of the 120-pound bracket. However, Ferro regained his composure and earned a 3-1 win over Circle's Zeb Elson in the consolation round. Ferro can reach the third-place match with three wins on Saturday. The road starts with Chase Cole of Chanute.

McLeary, a sophomore, lost 6-0 to Colby's Quade Woofter in the opening round of the 145-pound bracket. He avoided elimination with a 12-4 consolation victory over Wellington's Jason Haydon. McCleary must also win three matches to medal on Saturday. He'll open Saturday's competition against Buhler's Scott Whitson.

Saturday's action will begin at 9 a.m.

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