ELLSWORTH — The Hoisington High School wrestling team seized a 70-12 victory over the Ellsworth Bearcats in a dual on Thursday night.
Brandon Ball, who is ranked No. 1 Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association rankings for the Class 3-1A 126-pound weight class, wrestled at 132 and defeated Marshall Barkow 10-0.
Darwin Brickley (285) was the only other Cardinals wrestler who went to points, winning 5-0 over Zach Gustus.
Cody Lang (106), Zach Sanders (152) and Chris Crawford (170) all won by fall in their matches.
The Cardinals saw their team drop from No. 1 to No. 2, despite winning the Osborne tournament this past weekend.
Hoisington hosts the Cardinals Corner Classic on Friday, Dec. 14.
The tournament boasts several programs from 4A and 5A, and will start at 3 p.m. at the Hoisington Activity Center.
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
Hoisington 70, Ellsworth 12
106 — Cody Lang, Hoisington, def. Collin Griffith, WBF
113 — Ty Nienke, Ellsworth, def. Landon Harmon, WBF
120 — Terrance Croslin, Hoisington (open)
126 — Lexi Sanders, Hoisington (open)
132 — Brandon Ball, Hoisington, def. Marshall Barkow, 10-0
138 — Zach Martin, Ellsworth, def. Cameron Richter, WBF
145 — Chance Demel, Hoisington (open)
152 — Zach Sanders, Hoisington, def. Jordan Waymaster, WBF
160 — Ausin McHenry, Hoisington (open)
170 — Chris Crawford, Hoisington, def. Liam Eck, WBF
182 — Hagen Hanzlick, Hoisington (open)
195 — Avery Urban, Hoisington (open)
220 — Cayton Janousek, Hoisington (open)
285 — Darwin Brickley, Hoisington, def. Zach Gustus, 5-0