Moore on to state wrestling final

Friday, February 18, 2022
Annie Moore won her semifinal in a 17-1 technical fall. She will attempt to repeat her state title Saturday evening. Kyle Troutman/

James guarantees medal

The Cassville girls wrestling team had a mixed bag of results on Friday, with two Lady Wildcats securing medals and one in a state championship match.

Annie Moore, at 115 pounds, won her quarterfinal match by fall in the morning, then in the semifinals, overwhelmed her opponent for a 17-1 technical fall.

Faith James won her consolation quarterfinal and secured a top-six placement Friday. She wrestles Saturday morning for an opportunity to get third place. Kyle Troutman/

She will face Park Hill’s Angelina Vargas in the championship on Saturday. Vargas defeated Moore in the Wonder Woman championship earlier this season.

Faith James, at 135 pounds, also stayed alive on Friday. After losing her opener, James has won three consolation matches, and will wrestle again Saturday morning for a chance at the third-place match. She faces Clinton’s Amitira McNack, who fell in the semifinals to Parkway West’s Paige Wehremeister. The undefeated Parkway senior downed James in her opening round match.

Kelsey Harris, Cassville’s lone senior at 10 pounds, won a decision Friday morning to stay in contention, but in the third round of wrestlebacks, she fell in a 7-2 decision where she fought through an injury. She finishes one match outside of placing.

Kelsey Harris fought hard and through an injury, but her season ended on Friday night in the consolation quarterfinals, one win away from a top-six placement. Kyle Troutman/

Cassville’s fourth wrestler, 120-pounder Kailey Artherton, was eliminated on Thursday after a first-round loss and a medical forfeit in her first consolation match.

Full results for Thursday and Friday include:


Kelsey Harris (40-9) place is unknown and scored 5.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Kelsey Harris (Cassville) 40-9 won by fall over Kadance Coffin (Parkway South) 35-9 (Fall 3:40)

• Quarterfinal - Jailyn Ebert (Ft. Zumwalt North) 37-12 won by fall over Kelsey Harris (Cassville) 40-9 (Fall 3:33)

• Cons. Round 2 - Kelsey Harris (Cassville) 40-9 won by decision over Josey Crisp (Diamond) 27-8 (Dec 6-0)

• Cons. Round 3 - Rose Le (Parkview) 29-4 won by decision over Kelsey Harris (Cassville) 40-9 (Dec 7-2)


Annie Moore (51-2) placed 2nd and scored 23.5 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Annie Moore (Cassville) 51-2 won by fall over Alayna Roling (Blair Oaks) 34-12 (Fall 1:41)

• Quarterfinal - Annie Moore (Cassville) 51-2 won by fall over Kaydence Grass (Liberty North) 22-15 (Fall 1:43)

• Semifinal - Annie Moore (Cassville) 51-2 won by tech fall over Callie Bergthold (Southern Boone) 39-8 (TF-1.5 3:30 (17-1))


Kailey Artherton (44-9) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Alexis Rowland (Poplar Bluff) 38-8 won by fall over Kailey Artherton (Cassville) 44-9 (Fall 2:32)

• Cons. Round 1 - Kendra Bliss (Washington) 50-5 won by medical forfeit over Kailey Artherton (Cassville) 44-9 (M. For.)


Faith James (50-7) placed 6th and scored 12.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Paige Wehrmeister (Parkway West) 50-0 won by fall over Faith James (Cassville) 50-7 (Fall 1:27)

• Cons. Round 1 - Faith James (Cassville) 50-7 won by fall over Ariana Finn (Timberland) 27-11 (Fall 1:37)

• Cons. Round 2 - Faith James (Cassville) 50-7 won by fall over Bailey Bridges (Francis Howell) 30-16 (Fall 1:54)

• Cons. Round 3 - Faith James (Cassville) 50-7 won by injury default over Annelise Obermark (Washington) 42-10 (Inj. 1:15)

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