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Pinning the season

Pinning the season

Eden Gundersen, Spotlight Editor

January 28, 2015

These past few months, the boys varsity wrestling team has been doing immensely well. Thanks to the dedication among the players and coaches, the team has flourished and will continue to do so. Senior Joey Ziegler is extremely excited for the potential that this season holds for the entire team. ...

Wrestling brings the heat

January 17, 2014

The  varsity wrestling team took 4th place at the 24 team Lee’s Summit Tournament. Joey Ziegler place Champion, Luke Diener 2nd and Jacob Gajewski placed 3rd. During the The 24 team Lindbergh Tournament the guys took 5th place. Bryce Bachowski coming out as Champion, Caleb Gossett and Jacob Gajewski...

Spartans place at districts

Abigail Schneider

February 13, 2013

Last weekend the Spartans took the mat at districts, hosted at Howell. After all the matches were complete, sophomore Jacob Gajewski placed first, senior John Wood placed second, seniors Mike Taylor, Ian Loy and sophomore Caleb Gosset placed fourth. Anybody placing fourth or higher earned a seat at sta...

Taking down the Trojans

Abigail Schneider

January 28, 2013

The Spartans took the mat against the Trojans from Troy Buchanan on Wednesday. Although they came out victorious, senior Mike Taylor says it was a tough match. “We won, but there were some tough losses individually and our heavyweight, (Ryan) Motts got a concussion,” Taylor said. “All I rem...

Wrestlers travel to Kansas City

Abigail Schneider

January 19, 2013

Friday the Varsity Wrestling team left for Kansas City to take the mat at the Winnetonka Tournament. Teams such as Ozark, Rockhurst, Blue Springs, Eureka, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Park Hill South, Oak Park, Ray-Pec, Seckman, St.Joseph Central, Troy and the host team, Winnetonka will be...

Spartans fall to Northwest

Abigail Schneider

December 14, 2012

As Central and Northwest took the mat on Wednesday, the Spartans knew they were in for a tough meet. “The practices are always intense,” said senior Mike Taylor. Although the Spartans won three of their duels, sophomore Jake Gajeski at 120, Tate Bennet at 126, and Mike Taylor at 132, it was not enough t...

Two wrestlers receive medals at state

Blake Beck

February 22, 2012

Over the weekend, five of the top wrestlers from the school took part in the Class four state championships. The team returned home bearing two medals, as junior John Wood and senior Cole Anderson placed third and sixth, respectively. While only two wrestlers walked away with medals, the three others, ...

Wrestling places third at districts

Blake Beck

February 15, 2012

The varsity wrestling team took third at the district tournament on Feb. 10 and 11. The group’s top three finish was anchored by dominating performances by five state qualifiers. These qualifiers include senior Cole Anderson and junior John Wood, who each took first place in their weight class. C...

Wrestling fights through adversity

Blake Beck

January 18, 2012

The wrestling team has long been synonymous with success. The program, after all, has produced talented wrestlers the likes of alumni Brandon and Terrel Wilbourn, and others. This year, however, the team has only been victorious twice. These struggles can be contributed to key graduations, ineligible wr...

Wrestlers look to future meets for success

Shannon Kelley

December 5, 2011

Last Wednesday, the wrestling team officially started its season with a home meet against Seckman High school. “We lost the meet 52-32; it was disappointing, but we knew that Seckman was going to be one of our toughest opponents of the season,” Coach Steve Cross said. “It would have been grea...

‘We made history!’

Ellen Hinze

March 4, 2011

The Spartan wrestling team ended its season placing second in the state finals as a team. There were ten state qualifiers, including senior Ben Henson, sophomore John Wood, senior Terrel Wilbourn, senior Justin Dickey, senior Andy King, senior Luke Knoche, senior Matt Green, senior Wyatt Miller, junior ...

Wrestlers take second place

Cory Schmitt

February 20, 2011

The wrestling team has secured a second place finish in the Class 4 state wrestling tournament and has captured one individual first place finish. The team’s second place finish is the highest in school history. Head Coach Steve Cross says he is proud of his team’s performance. “I think [the team] did extre...

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