MHS wrestlers sweep matches

By Steve Sell
December 08, 2017
Kendall Shaw

When McPherson High’s wrestling team goes head-to-head, it generally prevails.

MHS, coming off a 13-3 dual season last year, is now 3-0 after swamping Chapman 57-16 and Smoky Valley 60-12 before a packed house in the MHS Auxiliary Gym.

 Chapman finished 1-1 as it defeated Smoky Valley, 48-27.

“We’ve got a good dual team, I’ve been saying that all along,” MHS coach Doug Kretzer said. “I was real pleased with our effort and our energy, and even in the matches that we lost we wrestled well with good energy and they were close.”

The Bullpups got off to a fast start in both matches as the lower weight wrestlers were strong and it just continued throughout the lineup.

“We’re tough out of gates and we’re tough in the middle,” Kretzer said. “We’re tough at the end of the lineup. There are no holes in our lineup. Everybody on the varsity can really wrestle.”

A majority of the Bullpups were 2-0 on the night and what Kretzer liked was how many matches ended by a fall. 

Now the Bullpups will step way up in competition as they’ll see some ranked teams over the next 48 hours and will really find out about themselves.

“We’ve got a lot of wrestling coming up this weekend,” Kretzer said, as his team is at Colby today and Saturday for seven duals. “We just look at each match and find the things we need to work on.”

Maybe the biggest highlight for the Bullpups did not even come in the varsity matches. JV wrestler Nicholas Scarborough, who has never wrestled before, won a 4-2 decision at 195 and was immediately mauled by his teammates. Kretzer said the MHS team is like a family and it has basically adopted Scarborough, who hung on at the end.

For Smoky Valley, Dax Hopp and Ethan Wampler were impressive, going 2-0. Wampler, who will be one of the top heavyweights in the state, pinned both his opponents.

• MHS Results •

• Chapman Matches Listed First •

106 — Mya Krezter — won by a fall over Diercks; won by a fall over Golden

113 — Landon Crews — won by forfeit; won by a fall over VanFosson

120 — Rhett Edmonson — won 7-2 over C. Henderson; won by forfeit

126 — EJ Kretzer — lost 8-2 to Paluso; won by forfeit

132 —  Seth Morgan — lost 10-6 to Hummel; won by forfeit

138 — Brynton Crews — won by a fall over J. Henderson; won by a fall over Jacobson

145 — Jonah Clarke – won by a fall over Witt; won by a fall over Pywell

152 — Scott Radke — won by a fall over Damm; won by a fall over Weber

160 — Landon Frantz — won by a fall over Tiller; lost 4-3 to Hopp

170 — Mason Thrash — lost 16-6 to Lemon; lost 8-5 to Elliott

182 — Luke Thompson — won by a fall over Hayden; won 6-3 over Archuleta

195 — Bailey Yarborough — won by a fall over Harvey; won 9-2 over Burks

220 — Kourtney Craig — lost by a fall to Ferris; won by a fall over Malm

285 — Wayne Hitt — won by a fall over Doolittle; lost by a fall to Wampler


132 — Devin Frantz, 0-1

132 — Haley Schafer, 0-1

132 — Tristan Prater, 0-2

145 — Garrett Rausch, 2-0

145 — Neill Raymond, 1-0

145 — Jason Schowengerdt, 0-1

160 — Ian Alumbaugh, 1-1

145 – Nate Rogers, 1-0

170 — Madison Skytte, 0-1

182 — Dylan Rinker, 0-1

182 — Kyren Anderson, 0-1

195 — Ryder Peterson, 1-0

195 — Nicholas Scarborough, 1-0

285 — Donavon Bailey, 1-0

285 — Lane Thompson, 0-1

285 — Jonah Scott, 0-1