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Mixed Results In Semifinals
February 18, 2011Bulldog Broadcasting
The glass is either half full or half empty when it comes to the semifinal results for the Kearney Bulldogs at the Missouri Class 3 State Wrestling Championships.
After advancing six wrestlers into the semifinals, at this posting, the Dogs have advanced sophomore Jaret Singh and freshman Grant Leeth and junior Tanner Minder into the title rounds.
Junior Morgan Fitzgerald, sophomore Kevin Kinney, and freshman Seth Brayfield all lost their semifinal matches and go into the fourth round wrestlebacks at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Bulldog Broadcasting Network will continue to tape tonight's semifinals, but due to time constraints, the BBN will have to wait until Saturday to post any video.
In the meantime, the BBN will update the results as they come in here.
Sophomore, Jaret Singh wrestled Cody Jolly of Webb City High School and walked away with a big win for the Dogs.
Singh scored early, and he scored fast scoring four points in the first period. In the second period Singh scored three more points. Then finally in the third period Singh secured his
victory scoring three more points and walking away victorious.
"I feel like my last match went fantastic," Singh said. "I went out and did what I was supposed to do and got the job done."
Even though Singh won it easily, he felt that maybe it wasn't enough.
"I would have wrestled harder in the third period and gotten the score higher," Singh said.
Singh will wresltle tomorrow in the Championship round starting at 4 p.m. His opponent
is junior Zach Nelson of Fort Zumwalt North. Sanders enter the title round with a record of 45-1. Singh is 45-2.
Unfortunately things did not go as planned for freshman Seth Brayfield when he took the mat against Nate Rodriguez of Neosho High School.
Rodriguez started his scoring drive after Brayfield chose to go down at the start of the second period. Rodriguez then secured his first three points. In the third period Rodriguez scored five more points and walked away with the 8-0 victory over Brayfield. Brayfield had also suffered a shoulder injury in the third period, and after a short break did come back to finish it.
Once again things unfortunately did not go in favor of the Dogs when sophomore Kevin Kinney battled against Skylar Wood of Platte County High School.
The match was low scoring and intense. No points were scored in the first period.
Then in the second after choosing bottom, Kinney gets an escape and earns his only point for the match. Finally in the third Wood scores three points, winning 3-1 over Kinney.
Freshman Grant Leeth got the ball rolling again for the Dogs when he wrestled Leroy Barnes of Belton High School in another low scoring match.
Barnes scored not only the first points of the match, but the only points he would score in an early takedown in the first period. Then in the second period Leeth scored three points in the form of a takedown and an escape. leeth wins the match 3-1
Junior Tanner Minder started a win streak for the Dogs, when he showed total domination when he wrestled Scott Hanify of Washington High School.
Minder started off the match right, scoring six points to dwarf Hanify's one. In the second period Minder scored another five points, then finally in the third Minder scored his final two points and completely secured the victory, 15-3.
Junior Morgan Fitzgerald took it to five overtimes agaisnt St. Charles West's Austin Rugraff.
It turned out to be a reversal in the final five seconds of the match that determined the outcome.