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Prep Wrestling: A Strong Showing

  • Members of the Harrisburg wrestling team pose after finishing eighth at the Murdale Wrestling Tournamnet over the weekend in Carbondale. Front row, from left Kyle Cavender and Autumn Millis. Second row, from left,  Jimmy Hicks, Chandler Bowling, Ryan Ragsdale Abraham McClelland , Landon Hicks and Kody Cavender, Back row, from left, Alex Johnson, Jared Schmook and Chase McDaniel. Not pictured is Hunter Jackson.

    Members of the Harrisburg wrestling team pose after finishing eighth at the Murdale Wrestling Tournamnet over the weekend in Carbondale. Front row, from left Kyle Cavender and Autumn Millis. Second row, from left, Jimmy Hicks, Chandler Bowling, Ryan Ragsdale Abraham McClelland , Landon Hicks and Kody Cavender, Back row, from left, Alex Johnson, Jared Schmook and Chase McDaniel. Not pictured is Hunter Jackson.
    MICHELLE CAVENDER | For The Register

 
Staff Report
Posted on 1/11/2017, 12:52 PM

Harrisburg"s Kyle Cavender and Chase McDaniel each had a second place showing for the Bulldogs at this past weekend"s Murdale Tournament.

Harrisburg finished eighth in the tournament with 101 points, while Belleville Althoff took the event with 183 points. Glenwood was second with 180 and Cahokia was third with 163 points. Oxley-Richland County was fourth with 134 and Carbondale rounded out the top five with 132.

Harrisburg dropped the Mt. Olive Tournament to go back to Murdale this season, a tournament Harrisburg head coach Greg Langley said his team hasn"t been at in some time, but felt with it being 24 teams in total and a good number of them being 2A teams, it would give his Bulldogs a chance to wrestling good competition and since Murdale does pool play the first day, it gave the longtime coach a chance to get his wrestlers in more matches.

"Overall, I feel that this weekend was pretty successful for us," Langley said. We were able to finish in eighth out of 24 teams, which is pretty good. Our kids did a good job, we had some matches that we could have wrestled better, but overall, I feel we can say this weekend we took steps forward to get better. I feel that this weekend gave us a chance to continue to improve on our feet with our offense. The kids have a pretty good idea now of what we have to do better to compete at the next level."

Kyle Cavender (19-2) at 126 pounds, lost by fall to Belleville Althoff"s Chase Bittle in the championship match and took second.

At 285 pounds, McDaniel (18-3) lost to Glenwood"s Will Putnam by an 8-4 decision in their first place match.

Other matches and results for Harrisburg included: 106 - Autumn Millis (5-15) placed 16th and scored 0.00 team points; 120 - Landon Hicks (17-3) placed 5th and scored 12.00 team points; 132 - Kody Cavender (16-3) placed 4th and scored 13.00 team points; 145 - Jimmy Hicks (13-7) placed 7th and scored 4.00 team points; 152 - Abraham McClelland (2-6) placed 18th and scored 2.00 team points; 170 - Jared Schmook (7-6) placed 14th and scored 3.00 team points; 182 - Ryan Ragsdale (16-4) placed 9th and scored 8.00 team points; 195 - Hunter Jackson (7-10) placed 13th and scored 5.00 team points; 220 - Alex Johnson (8-9) placed 7th and scored 6.00 team points.