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Panther wrestling home-opener a double success

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9:13 pm

Panthers pin Indians, Spartans

Brayden Shelton shoots on an opponent on his way to the first of two pins Thursday night at Centralia wrestling’s home-opener.

It was an action – filled Thursday night on Centralia High School’s Jim Enlow Court as the Centralia Panthers wrestling team rolled out the welcome, pardon, wrestling mat for visiting teams from Hallsville, Battle High School and Moberly.

Though Moberly declined to wrestle Centralia due to conference considerations, said Centralia  Head Coach Luke Gramke, the Panthers did knock off some mat rust against Hallsville and Battle.

The Panthers beat Battle, 64-3 and Hallsville, 60-12.

Duke Newsted showing a visiting wrestler the mat, the hard way.

Winning by pin against Battle were:

Duke Newsted – at 132  pounds; Brayden Shelton – 138; Kyden Wilkerson – 145; Austin Dawson – 152; Khader Saleh – 170; Trevor Bodine – 195; and Sam Lynn at 220.

Anthony Stevens wears down an opponent.

Against Hallsville: Brayden Dubes – 106; Shelton, Lynn and Lockett all pinned their opponents. Six Panthers received byes against the Indians.

Newsted came from behind to within a point of beating Hallsville’s Stone Martin, but ran out of time.

Grafton Littrell at182 received a bye in both matches, as did Gabe Maenner at 120.

For the complete article, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.

For a brief flash of the Panther fans in action, click here: Smaller crowd

See a very brief flash of Newsted’s action here: newsted small 2


Xaden Lockett pinning his way to his second win of the evening.