Park Hill honored six seniors and then blasted Lee’s Summit and Lee’s Summit North in Suburban Conference Gold Division duals Thursday, Feb. 2 at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo.
In the final home duals of the season, Park Hill dominated in two wins of 67-6. Four of the six seniors appeared in at least one match ahead of the Trojans’ last of three dual tournaments this season.
Only eight matches were wrestled against Lee’s Summit North with the Broncos giving up six open spots in a dual basically over before it started. Devin Winston (170) and Ashton Sharp (195) had pins while senior TJ Hullaby (182) and freshman Johnny Wilson (220) had decisions in the first four matches.
After senior Nate Smith took a forfeit at 285, Lee’s Summit North won its only match. Carter Goslee (10-4 decision), senior Thomas Lisher (14-5 major decision) and Blake Hopson (pin) closed the dual with consecutive wins at 145, 152 and 160 for Park Hill.
Lee’s Summit’s lone win came at 106, and the Tigers gave up five opens.
Lisher, Suppes and Hullaby — three of the six seniors — won by decision at 152, 170 and 182. Smith had a pin of Nick Hammond at 285.
Neither of the Lee’s Summit schools brought a ranked wrestler to the triangular, and Park Hill ended up with a clean sweep of the Suburban Conference Gold Division this season, going 6-0 with the closest result a 51-21 win over Raymore-Peculiar in late January.
Park Hill South 46, Raytown 30
The Panthers’ evened their Suburban Conference Red Division record at 2-2 with a second straight league dual victory.
Raytown gave up two open spots, and Park Hill South won eight head-to-head matchups Thursday, Feb. 2 at Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Mo. Carter Thomas opened with a pin at 132, and after a forfeit at 138, the Panthers increased their lead to 15-0 when Andrew Mikuls held on for a 6-5 decision at 145.
Mikuls scored the winning escape in the third period after he lost an early 5-2 lead.
Andre Anderson (152), Cameron Gillespie (170), Fletcher Burns (113) and Nicholas Blake (120) had pins for Park Hill South, which won the final three matches to break a 30-30 tie. Baska’s 12-1 major decision over Tyler Westervelt at 120 locked up the win.
St. Joseph Central triangular
Park Hill South swept a pair of duals Tuesday, Jan. 31, including a Red Division win over the home team.
Against Central, Park Hill South won the first five matches — four by fall with one forfeit — to take a commanding lead. Baska pinned Son Aung at 120 to start the early run, and the Panthers ended up benefiting from six open spots in Central’s lineup in a 60-19 victory.
In a 66-16 win over Ruskin, only three matches were wrestled, and Park Hill South didn’t win any of them.