by matt browning
The Class 4A state tournament is all but over.
Clay Center leads with 125. Valley Center is in second with 106.5, while Andale is third with 99.
Before the consolation finals, VC led by seven points, but didn’t have anybody wrestling for third place. On the flipside, Clay Center had four wrestlers in the con. finals and two came away with third place medals.
Here are the local wrestlers in the finals:
Valley Center has Chase Nitcher (135), Cade Blair (152) and Titus Hopper (215). (Nitcher is going for his second consecutive title, while Blair is going for his third.)
Andale has Colton Eck (135), Benny Armstrong (171) and B.J. Finney (285).
El Dorado has Lucas Cortez (160) and Dylon Walker (189)
Rose Hill has Zac Sparr at 119.
Be back with updates after each local wrestler completes his match.
Rose Hill’s Zac Sparr wins the 119 final; defeating Denzell Davis from Fort Scott 8-3.
Valley Center’s Chase Nitcher wins his second consecutive title, winning the 135 pound final 5-0 over Colton Eck from Andale.
Cade Blair from Valley Center wins 152, Lucas Cortez from El Dorado takes second at 160, Benny Armstrong from Andale also takes second at 171, and Dylan Walker from El Dorado completes an undefeated season–winning 189.
Titus Hopper from Valley Center takes second at 215, while Andale’s B.J. Finney wins 285.
Clay Center takes first, VC second, Andale third.