ROSE HILL — McPherson High’s wrestling team opened its season with a 42-26 dual victory over Rose Hill on Thursday.
The Rockets were open at the final three weights, which gave MHS 18 points. The Bullpups had been open at one weight earlier.
MHS winners on the night were Mya Kretzer, Rhett Edmonson, EJ Kretzer, Scott Radke, Mason Thrash, Bailey Yarborough, Kourtney Craig and Wayne Hitt.
“It was good to finally get on the mat,” MHS coach Doug Kretzer said. “Rose Hill has some quality wrestlers and there were numerous ‘grind matches.” Mya, Scott and Mason came out on the winning side of those ‘grinders.” Rhett and EJ looked really good, too. I was actually very pleased with all the matches we lost, all those guys really showed some guts and their effort was great. This dual is going to help us to align our practice and focus for improvement for next week. We should get a couple of our varsity guys back in the lineup who were out as well. Next week will be a test with nine duals in three days.”
106 — Mya Kretzer won 7-4 over Black
113 — Landen Crews lost by technical fall to Sackett
120 — Rhett Edmonson won by a fall over Besco
126 — EJ Kretzer won by a fall over Leinemann
132 — MHS was open
138 — Devin Frantz lost by a fall to Black
145 — Jason Schowengerdt lost 12-10 to Eppley
152 — Scott Radke won 5-1 over Scheer
160 — Landon Frantz lost 5-3 to Leck
170 — Mason Thrash won by a fall over Diaz
182 — Luke Thompson lost 5-1 to Thrush
195 — Bailey Yarborough won by forfeit
215 — Kourtney Craig won by forfeit
HWT — Wayne Hitt won by forfeit
The Bullpups host a double dual on Thursday, with Smoky Valley and Chapman coming to town. The action starts at 5 p.m.