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Bobcat wrestling takes ninth in Baldwin

John Hopper was one of three Bobcats to earn a top-four finish Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational.

John Hopper was one of three Bobcats to earn a top-four finish Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational.

January 26, 2013

— Three Basehor-Linwood wrestlers earned top-four finishes Saturday as the Bobcats took ninth in the team standings at the Baldwin Invitational.

Shayn Morris (106 pounds), Cory McCleary (145) and John Hopper (152) all fell in the semifinals, but bounced back to reach the third-place matches in their respective weight classes. Morris earned a 1-0 win against Spring Hill's Michael Werlein and Hopper beat Cordell Dunlop of Prairie View, 8-4, but McCleary dropped a 6-0 decision against Spring Hill's Blake Lewis.

As a team, the Bobcats went a combined 24-21 racked up 107.5 team points. Holton, the 10th-ranked team in Class 4A, won the 16-team tournament with a score of 221.

Overall team scores

  1. Holton, 221; 2. Tonganoxie, 180; 3. Spring Hill, 174; 4. Baldwin, 157; 5. Abilene, 144; 6. Prairie View, 127; 7. Royal Valley, 110; 8. Oak Park, 109; 9. Basehor-Linwood, 107.5; 10. Paola, 103; 11. De Soto, 102; 12. Wamego, 78.5; 13. Lansing, 67; 14. Louisburg, 46.5; 15. Santa Fe Trail, 37; 16. Eudora, 27.

BLHS individual results

106 — Shayn Morris 4-1 (Third)

113 — Rylan Hawthorne 1-2 (N/A)

120 — Open

126 — Jake Hahn 0-2 (N/A)

132 — Open

138 — Josh Summers 3-2 (Fifth)

145 — Cory McCleary 3-2 (Fourth)

152 — John Hopper 4-1 (Third)

160 — Steven Struzzo 2-2 (Seventh)

170 — James Handke 3-2 (Fifth)

182 — Open

195 — Zack Carter 2-1 (Seventh)

220 — Dominic Foster 0-3 (Eighth)

285 — Seagar Smith 2-3 (Eighth)

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