Dec 15, 2019 2:17 AM

City Middle School Wildcats claim league championship

Posted Dec 15, 2019 2:17 AM

The Junction City Middle School Wildcat wrestling team has claimed the Centennial League championship for a third consecutive year.

According to Coach Carl Laughlin, Junction City finished first in the league tournament with a team score of 216. Seaman was second with 185 points followed by Manhattan Anthony with 180.

The Wildcats had five league champions including Zeke Witt at 80 pounds, Jaime Villaneuva at 127, Cooper Bogenhagen 141, Griffin Bohanan 148, and Beau Peterson in the 180 pound weight class.

Junction City had seven third place finishers including Landon Dorsey at 75 pounds, Ethan Melton 90 pounds, Lincoln Upham 100, Billy Dee 110, Keiondre Wilcox 165, Charles Margeson 230 and Benny Underhill at 265.

Fourth place finishers included Ty Raulston at 95 pounds and Demarion Shaw at 155.

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Dec 15, 2019 2:17 AM
Wildcats fall to Mississippi State

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tyson Carter led four teammates in double figures with 14 points and Mississippi State beat Kansas State 67-61 on Saturday in the first game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic.

Abdul Ado scored 13 points for Mississippi State (7-2), Robert Woodard II had 12 and D.J. Stewart Jr. added 10.

Cartier Diarra scored 20 points and Mike McGuirl added 14 for Kansas State (6-4).

McGuirl’s tip-in with 59.4 to go drew Kansas State to within 64-61, but Carter sealed it with two free throws with 10 seconds left.

Stewart’s free throw capped a 7-0 Bulldogs’ run for a 62-58 lead with 2:04 to play.

Mississippi State went ahead 59-58 on a layup from Stewart with 3:11 left and a jumper from Carter on the next possession pushed the Bulldogs’ lead to 61-58.

The Bulldogs tied it at 55-55 on two free throws from Reggie Perry with 5:05 to play.

Kansas State was playing its first game in New Jersey since 2006. Mississippi State played in the Never Forget Tribute Classic last year.