Bartel finishes second at Halstead

The Hillsboro wrestling team placed 11th among the 15 schools competing at the Halstead Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Douglass won the team title with 208 points. Marion followed with 162, then Min­neapolis 146.5, Chase County 110, Rem­ing­ton 110, Circle 107, Nick­erson 99, Ellsworth 95, Lyons 80, Cheney 71, Hillsboro 62, Leon Bluestem 61, Hesston 55, Wichita Independent 32, Halstead 23.

Mac Bartel earned the top individual finish for the Trojans, placing second at 120 pounds. He won by fall over John Kara­gianis of Douglass and Chase Ander­son of Minne­a­polis, then lost by fall to Dylan Vance of Wichita Independent in the first-place match.

Raymond Johnston placed third at 113 pounds with a 3-2 record. He won by fall over Michael Friesen of Hesston, lost by decision to Austin Roth of Minneapolis, won by fall over Tre Garcia of Nickerson and Kadin Harris of Douglass before losing by decision to Caleb Farmer of Remington.

Hillsboro’s third top-four finisher, Travis King, placed fourth at 145 pounds. Follow­ing a bye, he lost by decision to Derek Boeken of Nicker­son, won by major decision over Vaughn Anderson of Douglass, won by decision over Jeyton Saunders of Remington, then lost by decision to Levi Sharp of Chase County in the third-place match.

Also competing for Hills­boro were William Spaich, who placed sixth at 126 pounds with a 1-3 record; Kaden Ward, 0-2 at 138 pounds; Kyle Horton, 1-1 at 152 pounds; Lane Flaming, 0-2 at 160; and Jaden Priest, who placed sixth at 170 with a 1-3 record.

Coming—Hillsboro will be wrestling at Eureka on Saturday. The tournament begins at 9 a.m.