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Washburn Rural boys, girls dominate wrestling sub-states

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

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Washburn Rural's girls and boys wrestling teams, both top-ranked in Kansas, tuned up for this week's state tournaments in impressive fashion, winning a pair of sub-state team championships while combining for 19 state qualifiers.

Washburn Rural's girls won Friday's Division I Girls Sub-State at Leavenworth by a 166-102 margin over Emporia while qualifying 8 wrestlers for Thursday's Division I State Tournament.

Rural's boys followed up that with a victory of its own, winning Saturday's Class 6A Boys Sub-State at Wichita Heights by a 195-160 margin over Dodge City while qualifying 11 wrestlers for Saturday's state tournament at Hartman Arena.

Washburn Rural's girls got sub-state championships from 155-pound senior Rebekah Smith (17-1) and 191-pound senior Dajia Anderson (27-4) while the Junior Blues got runner-up finishes from junior 115-pounder Shayne Miles (28-9) and sophomore 120-pounder Addison Broxterman (20-6) whiile sophomore 109-pounder Kaitlyn Morris (23-9), sophomore 126-pounder Alexis Fredrickson (23-12) and junior 170-pounder Jaliah Johnson (29-5) posted third-place finishes and senior 132-pounder Ellise Romine (18-11) finished fourth.

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T-Birds qualify 11 wrestlers for state; Vikes have 3 qualifiers

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

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Undefeated junior 160-pounder Caden Walker earned a Class 5A sub-state championship Saturday at De Soto, leading Shawnee Heights boys to a third-place team finish with eight state qualifiers.

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Seaman's boys qualified three wrestlers for Friday's 5A state tournament at Park City's Hartman Arena while the T-Birds had three state qualifiers out of the Division I Girls Sub-State at Leavenworth for Thursday's Division I state tournament at Hartman.

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