Waynesville High School now holds a new place in Ozark Conference history, serving as the site of the conference’s inaugural girls’ wrestling tournament Jan. 24.
While Lebanon won the tournament’s team title, Waynesville finished in second place.
Among the individual place-holders for the Lady Tigers, Justice Seely, Jazzmine Seely and Marisa Gonzales all took first place in their respective divisions, while Isabella Conteras and Somia Mcpherson placed second.
Up next: The WHS girls’ team is scheduled to travel Friday and Saturday to Nixa, Missouri, where they will compete in their district tournament.
In other WHS sports:
— The Tigers boys’ varsity basketball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, beating the visiting Glendale Falcons 91-78 Friday at WHS. The Tigers had five players in double figures, led by Carson Cavalier with 21 points, followed by Tahja Stewart with 16, Jayden Smith with 15, Ezekiel Rogers with 12 and Gunner Rees with 10 points. Up next: The Tigers travel to Springfield for a 7 p.m. game Friday against the Central High School Bulldogs.
— The Lady Tigers varsity girls’ basketball team fell to Ursuline Academy 46-23 in their final game of the Washington Tournament Friday in Washington, Missouri. The WHS teams ended the tournament with a 1-2 record. Up next: The Lady Tigers are scheduled to face the visiting Hillcrest Lady Hornets at 7 p.m. tonight in the WHS gym.
— The WHS boys’ varsity wrestling team had four wrestlers place in the top four at the recent Columbia-Hickman Tournament. Gaven Sax, at 145 lbs., and Michael Cassidy, at 152, took second in their respective weight classes. Aaron McDaniel, at 138 lbs., and Daniel Albreht, at 170 lbs., took third. Up next: The WHS boys’ team is scheduled to compete in the Ozark Conference Tournament today at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.
(Editor’s note: Information provided by R-VI Communications.)