Golden debut: Arch wins 120 pound title for Palmyra in first state tournament
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Golden debut: Arch wins 120 pound title for Palmyra in first state tournament

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Coming into the Missouri Class 1 state wrestling championships, Palmyra freshman Collin Arch was the odds-on favorite to win the 120 pound bracket. He proved why on Saturday night. Arch won his first state title and second in Panthers...

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Prep roundup: Boehler eliminated one round short of a medal

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A final chance to earn a state medal sat before Central senior Clayton Boehler, but first he had to face the blood round. Boehler won twice on Friday in the Class 1A 160-pound consolation round to earn his way into the consolation...

Wilson's quest for gold comes up just short
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Wilson's quest for gold comes up just short

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Trailing 4-3 with time running down in the third period, Hannibal sophomore Trevor Wilson faced a decision. He could either cut Lebanon's Trevor Christian and allow an escape, thus needing a takedown to tie the Class 3 160 pound match...

Panthers send trio of wrestlers to state finals
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Panthers send trio of wrestlers to state finals

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Three Palmyra wrestlers entered the Class 1 state semifinals at Mizzou Arena. Three Panthers walked out with spots in the state finals. Freshman Collin Arch at 120 pounds, junior Ross Arch at 152 and junior Weston King at heavyweight...

Wilson representing Pirates in state finals
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Wilson representing Pirates in state finals

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Hannibal sophomore wrestler Trevor Wilson missed on his first opportunity to make a state championship match last year. He didn't miss this time. Wilson defeated Marshfield's Will Snider by a 4-0 decision in the Class 3 160-pound...

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Central’s Boehler stays alive to make day three

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Central senior Clayton Boehler was disappointed with his 8-5 decision loss to open up the Class 1A state wrestling tournament on Thursday. On Friday, he made up for that loss. Boehler ripped off two victories in the consolation bracket..

Five Pirates remain in medal hunt at state wrestling
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Five Pirates remain in medal hunt at state wrestling

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Four of the eight Hannibal wrestlers opened the Class 3 state tournament with victories Thursday at Mizzou Arena and will wrestle Friday in the quarterfinals. Freshman Shawn Smashey (106 pounds), sophomore Tyler Hardy (145)...

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Blue Devils' Culp suffers injury at state

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Quincy High School junior wrestler Thomas Culp was taken out of State Farm Center on a stretcher after suffering an in jury during his opening match Thursday in the Class 3A state tournament. Culp drew Lake Zurich's Joey Mrazek...

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Six Panthers still alive after day one of state

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Collin Arch started his first state tournament off with a quick victory. Ross Arch one-upped him. The Palmyra wrestling brothers both picked up victories by pinfall in their first match of the Missouri Class 1 state wrestling...

Pirates prepared for state voyage
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Pirates prepared for state voyage

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- When Jacob Borgmeyer took over the reigns of Hannibal wrestling last spring, he had high hopes for the program. Those hopes were exceeded over the weekend. The Pirates excelled in their district meet last Friday and Saturday and now...