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Cardinals' Ball brothers make it family affair
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Hoisington's Joshua Ball (182) wrestles against Larned's Bryce Stahlecker. Ball pinned Stahlecker in 24 seconds.

3A – Hoisington’s Ball brothers Josiah Ball (25-4, 113) and No. 1 ranked Joshua Ball (34-0, 182) advanced to Hays Feb. 27 along with Stafford qualifier Tarrant Young (19-4, 132). The wrestlers compete Feb. 27 at Hays.

Joshua Ball pinned Hill City’s No. 2 ranked Jayce Hamel (1:52) in the finals.  Hoxie’s No. 4 ranked Wayne Shepard downed No. 1 ranked Josiah Ball 6-3 in the finals.

Eastin Redetzke (22-15, 120) and Logan Philbern (23-10, 220) also competed.

Stafford's Tarrant Young (19-4, 132) was a surprise third-place state qualifier. Young pinned Minneapolis' Adam Reed (2:52) for third place.



113—No. 1 Josiah Ball, Hoisington, 25-4, 2nd; Ball pinned Bandy, Chaparral, 1:58; Ball def. No. 5 Atkins, Hill City, 4-0; 1ST—No. 4 Wayne Shepard, Hoxie def. Ball, 6-3

120—Eastin Redetzke, Hoisington, 22-15; No. 5 Carlson, Minneapolis pinned Redetzke, 5:06; Cosand, Rock Hills def. Redetzke, 2-1

182—No. 1 Joshua Ball, Hoisington, 34-0, 1st; Ball pinned Adelhardt, GP, 1:04; Ball def. No. 3 Uehlin, Oberlin, 16-1; 1ST—Ball pinned No. 2 Jayce Hamel, Hill City, 1:52

220— Logan Philbern, Hoisington, 23-10; No. 1 Beeson, Republic Co. pinned Philbern, 2:00; Konkel, Beloit pinned Philbern, 2:57


132— Tarrant Young, Stafford, 19-4, 3rd; Young pinned Swingle, Kingman, 2;50; No. 1 Bell, Hoxie pinned Young, 1:01; 3RD—Young pinned Adam Reed, Minneapolis, 2:52