HHS wrestlers seventh at CKL tourney

Hillsboro competed at the Central Kansas League wrestling tournament Thursday at Lindsborg with four wrestlers participating.

Hoisington (13 wrestlers) won the team title with 157 points. The remaining seven schools finished in this order: Pratt (13) second with 151 points; Larned (13) third with 142; Smoky Valley (10) fourth with 97, Nicker­son (8) fifth with 65.5, Hess­ton (9) sixth with 34, Hills­­boro (4) seventh with 27.5, Halstead (5) eighth with 15, and Lyons (4) ninth with no points.

The Trojans were led by freshman Jacob Bachman who won the 126-pound class with a 4-0 record to register 17 points. Bachman (26-7) won by fall over Camdon Nickelson of Pratt; defeated Hunter Morris of Hoising­ton with an 11-1 major decision; defeated Samajay Alboyd of Larned with a 6-2 decision, then defeated Jason Hecht of Hesston with a 6-1 decision.

“Jordan had another very strong showing on Thursday, giving up only four total points in four matches,” coach Scott O’Hare said. “It was exciting to see him win a CKL championship in his freshman season.

Andre Patton (19-17) provided the rest of Hillsboro team points by placing third at 138 pounds with a 3-2 record. He defeated Lucas Klassen of Hesston by technical fall; won by fall over Denton Jacobson of Smoky Valley, lost by fall to Kristo­pher Nolde of Larned;lost by fall to Tanner Cassity of Hoisington, then defeated Hogan Thompson of Pratt in a 7-3 decision.

“Andre is doing some nice things and making some great progress,” O’Hare said. “There are just a few situations that he needs to recognize and improve at so that higher-level opponents can not capitalize on them.”

Also competing for Hillsboro were Charlie Major (5-27) at 113 pounds, who placed fifth with an 0-4 record at the tournament, and Dylan Horton (7-28), who placed sixth at 152 pounds with a 1-4 record for the day.

McPherson—Taryn Norstrom placed third at the Kansas Girls High School Championship at McPher­son on Saturday, representing her home school, Canton-Galva.

“This weekend was a great opportunity for her to showcase her talent on a more even playing field and she stepped up, winning three matches by fall with her only loss being against the eventual champion.”

Norstrom won by fall over Jade Russell of Fort Scott. She then won by fall against Ana Urra of Mulvane. In Round 3, she lost by fall to Lyric Gonsalves of Clear­water who went on to win the title. Norstrom claimed third place by defeating Morgan Jones of McPherson by fall.

Coming—Hillsboro will compete in the Class 3-2-1A regional tournament in Eureka on Saturday.