Greenhaw takes first at Halstead Invitational Tourney

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN ERIC CLARK

Hillsboro’s Carson Greenhaw won his weight class at the Halstead Invitational Wreslting Tournament Saturday at Halstead, and helped his team place fourth out of 21 teams.


“The kids did a good job,” coach Corey Burton said. “Coming in fourth out of 21 teams, that’s doing a real good job.


“Carson did a good job winning the tournament. Wade Sorensen wrestled well to get into the finals. A number of the kids placed, they all did a great job. We had seven of them wrestling for medals.”


Greenhaw compiled a 3-0 record on the way to the 145-pound title.


Sorensen lost in the finals to finish second in the 189-pound class.


Ronnie Davis finished third in the 215-pound class, losing his first match of the season when he was assessed a penalty point and lost his match, 6-7. The opposing coach had noticed Davis’ shoelaces were not taped down.


“We have to have our shoelaces taped when we wretle and he didn’t have his taped,” Burton said. “That cost him a point and they didn’t call it until the overtime. That was the end of the match.”


Lincoln won the tournament, followed by Circle and El Dorado.


“Lincoln’s got a tough team,” Burton said. “They’re just pretty solid all the way through and it helps them score points. But we did finish ahead of all our regional schools. That’s where we want to keep placing. We have done that so far.”


The Marion Warrior wrestlers, meanwhile, finished 10th out of 21 teams.


Marion coach Chad Adkins was excited about how the Warriors performed.


“We wrestled really well this weekend,” Adkins said. “We lost a few matches that we shouldn’t have lost, but overall the kids did a great job. I am very proud of the kids.”


Marion’s Justin Bowley finished fourth after losing to Hillsboro’s Davis in the 215-pound class.


After falling in his first match, Marion’s Jordan Trapp battled back and placed sixth at 130.


Jake Adkins also finished sixth after bowing out to El Dorado’s Chad Hamilton at 160.


Coming-The Trojans will return to dual action Thursday at Lincoln. Lyons also will participate.


On Saturday the Trojans and Warriors both travel to Eurkea for a tournament. Matches begin at 9 a.m.

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