With the sixth-seeded Hallsville Lady Indians focusing their attention on LeeAnn Polowy, a Missouri State signee, it was the rest of the third-seeded Blair Oaks Lady Falcons who picked up the scoring slack en route to a 55-27 victory Monday night in the first round of the Class 3 District 8 Tournament.
The Calvary Lutheran Lions got their first win ever in district play, and they did it in dramatic fashion.
Coach: Class 1 tournament 'grueling'
With a state team title riding squarely on his shoulders, you might have thought Blair Oaks wrestler Cole Kemna would have been feeling the pressure. Not even close.
Saturday at state wrestling
The better days may indeed be ahead for the Jefferson City Jays wrestling program. But the last three have been pretty good.
Wrestling lessons learned
The Helias Crusaders had just two wrestlers qualify for the Class 3 state tournament. But Nick Gaines and Jacob Schulte didn’t go through preparations alone last week.
After suffering a tough loss in Friday night’s semifinals, it would have been understandable if Fatima’s Cody Huhn was still hurting Saturday. Instead, Huhn put the hurt to his opponents in a pair of matches at the Class 1 state tournament.
Here are the results for area wrestlers in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championships at Mizzou Arena.
The Helias Crusaders did something this season they haven’t done in six years under head coach Josh Buffington.
The Jefferson City Lady Jays picked up a 37-28 victory against Glendale on Saturday afternoon.
The Russellville Indians picked up a 58-50 overtime victory against Chamois.
The Blair Oaks Falcons will have three wrestlers going for state championships today.
The Jefferson City Jays entered Friday with four wrestlers still alive in the Class 4 state tournament.
Jacob Schulte of Helias went 1-1 on Friday and was eliminated from the Class 3 state wrestling tournament.
It was just what the doctor ordered. Coming off a pair of tough losses, the Blair Oaks Falcons tuned up for next week’s district tournament by pummeling the School of the Osage Indians 76-53 on Friday night.
A.J. Grellner scored 22 points to lead Russellville past Chamois 42-39 on Friday.