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Jays third at district wrestling tournament

Jays third at district wrestling tournament

February 11th, 2012 in News

Cole Baumgartner of Jefferson City prepares to pin Keegan Loyd of Joplin during their 126-pound match Friday in the Class 4 District 3 Tournament at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

The Jefferson City Jays are about where head coach Phil Cagle thought they would be after the first day of the Class 4 District 3 wrestling tournament.

But they were oh-so-close to being better than expected.

The Jays lost a pair of quarterfinal matches in overtime and sit in third place after Friday's action at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Ozark is in first place with 66 points. Defending Class 4 state champion Blue Springs is second with 61, followed by the Jays with 50. The Jays finished third as a team in last year's district tournament.

All 14 wrestlers for Jefferson City are still alive, and five advanced to today's semifinals.