Lady Bobcats earn multiple firsts at Emporia Tournament
Basehor-Linwood girl’s wrestling kicked off its season Saturday at Emporia High School and took home a handful of first-place medals in the process.
Olivia O’Donnell won both of her matches in the 115-pound class by pin to finish first.
Jill Wallace had similar success in the 138-pound class, winning her final match by fall in less than 15 seconds.
Cadence Christenson also defeated both of her opponents in the 155-pound class to take first-place. Both of her wins came by pin in under 30 seconds.
Mackenzie Botka and Avery Craig also added first-place finishes at the junior varsity level.
Leavenworth High School hosted seven other schools from Kansas and Missouri in both boys and girls wrestling action Saturday. The Pioneers took sixth place as a team with 53.5 points. Lansing finished in fourth place with 87.5 team points.
Leavenworth’s Julian Long went 2-3 for a fourth-place finish.
Lansing’s Justin Shields went 4-3 and finished in third place. Leavenworth’s Joshua Kominski took fifth place.
Leavenworth’s Alexander Finn took third place.
David Drake went 2-2 and earned a third-place finish for the Pioneers.
Camden Maestas was undefeated before falling in the finals to finish in second place with a 6-1 record for Lansing. Leavenworth’s Caleb Debettz went 2-3 and finished fifth.
Shawn Sumter took fifth place for Leavenworth while Nova Jones finished in seventh for Lansing.
Shy’ron McMurray took fifth for the Pioneers after going 2-2.
Lansing’s Luciano Riggi took fifth place while Leavenworth’s Xavior Davis was in seventh.
Tristan Mercado finished third for the Pioneers and Tyler Henson took fifth for the Lions.
Lansing’s Jacob McLain went undefeated and took first place.
Lansing’s Andrew Shields finished in third place.
Lansing’s Marcus Hester took fifth place.
Lansing senior Abby Busch took second place in the 138-pound class. Leavenworth sophomore Hannah Jackson took first place in the 170-pound class.