Archive for Thursday, December 16, 2004

BHS wrestlers take fifth at Eudora

December 16, 2004

After two weekends of tournaments, the Baldwin High School wrestling team has proven itself.

On Dec. 4, the varsity team traveled to Shawnee Mission East while the junior varsity traveled to Emporia. The following weekend the team competed in Eudora.

The top dogs have been freshman Kevin Callahan with a record of 11-0 at 119 pounds, senior Brandon Cone at 11-1 at 275, senior Josh Kohn at 5-0 and junior Mark Jehle at 9-4.

The varsity placed third at Shawnee Mission East and fifth out of 24 teams at the Eudora tournament. Shawnee Mission Aquinas won the Eudora tourney with 353.5 points, followed by Blue Valley (276), Emporia (247), Lansing (233.5) and BHS (194). Lawrence High finished eighth and Free State finished 11th.

At the Eudora Tournament, Callahan won his weight class, despite there being two Class 5A state placers in the same weight division. He beat last year's third-place finisher at 5A state 14-6 in the semifinals.

Other top placers for the Bulldogs at Eudora were: Nick Rockhold, eighth, 103 pounds; Josiah Mason, fifth, 152; Brandon Reed, seventh, 215; Jehle, third, 112; Matt James, fifth, 125; Josh Wood, seventh, 145; Gabe Mason, sixth, 160; and Cone, third, 275.

The varsity record stands at 88-61 and the junior varsity is at 7-10.

"I've been real pleased with the team's success this year," coach Kit Harris said. "Not a lot was expected out of us and we've done really well. I'm real proud of them."

The next meet for the varsity is a two-day tournament starting today in Raytown, Mo., while the junior varsity will compete in Wellsville on Friday.

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