KHS Wrestling Seniors

Senior members of the Knoxville Panther wrestling team this season include in the front from the left, Jax Bellon, Gabe Gordon and Ian Crossett. In row two, Cael Hollinrake, Koby Gordon, JJ Beaver and Ben Brewster. In the back are Wyatt Darnell, Jared Landsperger and Nash Linsley.

The Albia Blue Demons beat the Knoxville Panthers in a South Central Conference dual meet Jan. 9.

Albia scored 41 points while the Panthers finished with 30.

The Panthers claimed six wins but they couldn’t overcome the Blue Demons, who had four pins and a technical fall. Each team had a double forfeit at 285 and each squad gave up a few forfeits, the Panthers issued forfeits at 106 and 220.

Albia issued the Panthers a forfeit at 160.

KHS wins for Coach Doug Hatch’s squad were gathered by Luke Spaur (3-0) at 120 pounds as the freshman continues to dazzle on the mat.

At 132, Hayden Hatch won with a fall as did Nash Linsley at 170 and Gavin Montalvo at 182.

Wyatt Darnell survived an exciting 195 pound match with a narrow 3-2 decision for the Panthers.

The Panthers are slated to compete at the Eddyville Quad Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. The Centerville Big Red Invitational is set for Saturday.

Albia 41 Knoxville 30

120: Luke Spaur (K) over Logan Carter (A) (Dec 3-0) 126: Dawson Bonnett (A) over Kade Bellon (K) (Fall 2:47) 132: Hayden Hatch (K) over Joey Pearson (A) (Fall 2:58) 138: Michael Thomas (A) over JJ Beaver (K) (Fall 2:57) 145: Barrett Bonnett (A) over Koby Gordon (K) (Fall 1:37) 152: Stephen Conley (A) over Jax Bellon (K) (Fall 1:31) 160: Cael Hollinrake (K) over (A) (For.) 170: Nash Linsley (K) over Joe Myers (A) (Fall 1:32) 182: Gavin Montalvo (K) over Devin Kimball (A) (Fall 0:22) 195: Wyatt Darnell (K) over Gavin Shaw (A) (Dec 3-2) 220: Kaleb Sample (A) over (K) (For.) 285: Double Forfeit 106: Wyatt Stewart (A) over (K) (For.) 113: Carter Anderson (A) over Marco Alejo (K) (TF 16-0 3:31)

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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