Archive for Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blog: State wrestling from Salina — Callahan finishes second at 112

February 28, 2009, 9:28 a.m.

Updated: February 28, 2009, 5:26 p.m.

State Wrestling Blog

Updated at 5:26 p.m

A second-place finish is always tough to swallow, but this was Alan Callahan’s most successful state tournament.

His runner-up finish in the 112 weight class was his highest placing in his four years at BHS. He was hoping to duplicate his older brother’s state championship from a year ago, but Alan was defeated by Saint James’ Taylor Moeder 7-0 in the finals.

Look for a full story on the state tournament with photos in Thursday’s Signal and here on the Web site later in the week.

Updated at 10:56 a.m.

All four Bulldogs that wrestled this morning have been eliminated from the state tournament. That just leaves Alan Callahan left in the 112-pound championship as the remaining Bulldog.

Josh Hanson lost his 130-pound match by being pinned in the second round. He finished the season with a record of 25-14.

Andy Thurlow was winning 6-2 in his 135 match, when he was reversed and pinned. Thurlow’s final record for the season was 28-16.

Colin Busby was beaten 7-2 in his 160 match. Busby’s season record was 25-11.

Callahan will have a chance to rematch last week’s regional runner-up finish when he takes on Saint James’ Taylor Moeder in the 112-pound state championship. The championship finals are scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with the 103-pound weight class.

Updated at 9:24 a.m.

BHS freshman Andrew Morgan is the first Bulldog to exit the state tournament. Jason Perez of Ulysses beat Morgan 16-9 in the first round here Saturday.

Morgan finishes the season with a 21-24 record in the 103 weight class.

Updated at 8:39 a.m.

Welcome back everyone to the Bicentennial Center. It’s early Saturday morning, but the wrestling action will begin shortly.

Beginning at 9 a.m. will be the consolation cross-bracketing round. Baldwin High freshman Andrew Morgan will be in the first match of the day against Jason Perez of Ulysses. Following him, in the 135-pound weight class will be senior Andy Thurlow. Then senior Colin Busby will wrestle in the 160-pound weight class shortly after Thurlow.

The next round, consolation quarterfinals, will begin at 10:45 a.m.


sportsfan 6 years, 9 months ago

Wrestling is a very tough sport and all you Bulldogs did great. Congratulations to Alan Callahan and to Kit Harris for turning out yet another season of great athletes.


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