Archive for Saturday, February 16, 2013

Braves finish second, Bobcats fifth at regional wrestling

BSHS qualifies six for state, BLHS sending five

Josiah Seaton was one of four Braves to win individual titles Saturday at the Tonganoxie Class 4A regional tournament.

Josiah Seaton was one of four Braves to win individual titles Saturday at the Tonganoxie Class 4A regional tournament.

February 16, 2013

— The Bonner Springs wrestling team had four individual champions Saturday at the Tonganoxie Class 4A regional tournament, but fell short of a team title. The Braves finished second in the team standings with 162.5 points — 21 points behind host school Tonganoxie.

Josiah Seaton (106), Justus Seaton (113), Jonathan Blackwell (152) and Aaron Puckett (160) each went undefeated to win individual titles. They are joined by runner-up D.J. Ballard (120) and third-place finisher Bryan Lanning (145) as qualifiers for next week's state tournament in Salina.

Meanwhile, Basehor-Linwood had five wrestlers make the state cut on the way to a fifth-place team finish. Cory McCleary (145) brought home the Bobcats' only individual title, accounting for 25.5 of the team's 95.5 points.

Other BLHS state qualifiers are third-place finishers Sam Seaton (126), John Hopper (152) and Zack Carter (195), as well as fourth-place finisher Seagar Smith (285).

Overall team scores

  1. Tonganoxie, 183.5; 2. Bonner Springs, 162.5; 3. Baldwin, 151; 4. Spring Hill, 134.5; 5. Basehor-Linwood, 95.5; 6. Jeff West, 88.5; 7. De Soto, 85.5; 8. Atchison, 63; 9. Ottawa, 55; 10. Santa Fe Trail, 51; T11. Piper, 41; T11. Sumner, 41; 13. Eudora, 30.5; 14. Perry-Lecompton, 30; 15. Bishop Ward, 5.

Bonner Springs results

106 — Josiah Seaton, 3-0 (First)

113 — Justus Seaton, 3-0 (First)

120 — D.J. Ballard, 3-1 (Second)

126 — Kolbe Seaton, 1-2 (N/A)

132 — Coltin Bulkley, 2-2 (N/A)

138 — Dominic Salvino, 2-2 (N/A)

145 — Bryan Lanning, 3-1 (Third)

152 — Jonathan Blackwell, 4-0 (First)

160 — Aaron Puckett, 3-0 (First)

170 — Jacob Folsom, 2-2 (N/A)

182 — Patrick Ballard, 2-2 (N/A)

195 — Open

220 — Johnathan Carter, 3-2 (N/A)

285 — Les Wessel, 2-2 (N/A)

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