A chance to make history
4 Cassville wrestlers to compete for state glory Tuesday
The Cassville girls wrestling team is searching for individual and team glory on Tuesday, as four girls will compete in the State Championships at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence.
A total of 92 schools will have wrestlers on the mats, and as a team, Cassville has the opportunity to score well with four participants.
Lebanon has the most competing with eight, and Lafayette and Holt are each bringing five. Beyond that, Cassville, Liberty North, Marshfield, St. Charles, St. Clair, Staley and Washington will put up four participants each.
Annie Moore, who took first place at 112 pounds in the sectional tournament, will open the Championships with a first-round bye. Moore, a sophomore with a 31-1 record, will face the winner of Waynesville’s Josie Moody and Jefferson City’s Makayla Wallenmeyer in the quarterfinal round.
Kailey Artherton, who finished third at 122 pounds in sectionals, will take on Palmyra’s Dyoni Mundy in the opening round. A sophomore, Artherton sports a 38-5 record, and Mundy is a junior with a 31-6 record.
Hailey Roark, who finished third at 132 pounds in sectionals, opens the Championships against Seckman’s Madison Conrad. A freshman, Roark is 34-7 on the year, and Conrad, a junior, is 34-7.
Finally, Faith James, who took second at 137 pounds in sectionals, will face Benton’s Tatum Levendahl in the first round. A freshman, James is 17-5 on the season, and Levandahl, a sophomore, is 20-11.
Last year, Artherton, Moore and Kelsey Harris earned state bids, with all three losing their opening-round matches. Any placements for the Lady Wildcats this year would be a first in program history.