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Panthers seize fifth place at Derby tournament over weekend
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DERBY — The Great Bend High School wrestling team finished fifth in the 18-team field of the Derby tournament on Saturday night.
The Panthers scored 97 points. First-place Goddard scored 245.5 points.
Kade Sander (152-pound weight class) and Jacob Crane (285) claimed individual titles in their weight classes.
Justin Henry (195) lost in the third round, but rallied to capture third place in his weight class.



At Derby

Team scores
1. Goddard, 245.5; 2. Derby, 166; 3. Mill Valley, 144.5; 4. St. James Academy, 134; 5. Great Bend, 97; 6. Arkansas City, 94.5; 7. Olathe North, 91.5; 8. Wichita Heights, 85; 9. Bishop Carroll, 81.5; 10. Valley Center, 78; 11. El Dorado, 64; 12. Pittsburg, 57; 13. De Soto, 55.5; 14. Rose Hill, 29; 15. Chaparral, 28; 16. Winfield, 27; 17. Olathe Northwest, 25; 18. Wichita South, 12

Great Bend results
106 — Eric Vazquez def. Will Whitaker, Olathe Northwest, pin; lost to Robert Simmons, Valley Center, 1-0; lost to Tanner Smith, Derby, pin
113 — Ryan DesLauriers lost to Will Spexarth, Goddard, 15-3; def. Stephen Tujague, St. James Academy, pin
120 — Keaton Sander, Great Bend def. Corbin Hockenbury, Arkansas City, pin; def. Sam Roy, Bishop Carroll, 13-6; lost to Christian Bowen, Goddard, pin; lost to Tanner Brown, Derby, 1-0
126 — Cody Liles def. Reno Hughey, El Dorado, 14-6; lost to Sean Deshazer, Wichita Heights, 17-7; lost to Doug Newcomb, 3-1
132 — Cody Lytle lost to Kameron Frame, Goddard, 13-1; def. Racindo Esponiza, Derby, pin; lost to Tyler Hensley, St. James Academy, 2-0
138 — Zack Schridde, lost to Clay Lautt, St. James Academy, 5-2; def. Justin Vossmer De Soto, pin; lost to JP onsel, Bishop Carroll, 6-2
145 — Keegan Bowman lost to Jake Ellis, Mill Valley, pin; lost to Gage Gottschalk, Bishop Carroll, pin
152 — Kade Sander (first place) def. Dylan Housworth, Goddard, 604; def. Sammy Cokeley, St. James Academy, pin; def. Forlanda Parker, Wichita Heights, 13-0; def. Kendall Biddle, 4-2 (OT)
170 — Sam Witte los to Peyton Bendure, Mill Valley, pin; lost to Kaleb Brookes, Olathe North, pin
195 — Justin Henry (third place) def. Jake Yarbrough, Olathe Northwest, pin; lost to Jake Gramke, Mill Valley, 3-1; def. Chris Bluml, Valley Center, 5-3; def. Leslie Marou, Goddard, 7-2 (OT)
285 — Jacob Crane (first place), def. Cristian Martinez, Wichita Heights, pin; def. Matt Kissinger, Derby, 4-0; def. Jaden Helms, Chaparral, 1-0

Cardinals claim title at Ellsworth tourney

ELLSWORTH — The Hoisington High School wrestling team capped a packed three days with the team title at the 41st Ellsworth Invitational on Saturday evening.
“I was as proud of a team as a coach can be,” Hoisington head coach Daniel Schmidt said. “We have a very young team, but in many ways, we have been putting together a great season.”
It was the third straight team title Hoisington has won this season.
The Cardinals sent six wrestlers to the title match of their respective weight classes, and came away with five first-place finishes.
Junior Brandon Ball (132-pound class), senior Avery Urban (195), senior Kagan Blackwell (220), freshman Jonathan Ball (138) and sophomore Austin McHenry (170) each claimed the title in their weight classes.
Freshman Hunter Hanzlick (152) fell in the championship match, 7-5.
On Thursday, the Cardinals won a trio of duals, beating Stafford 63-9, Thomas More Pre Marian 54-19 and Sublette 66-15.

— Kevin Price