The Marion High School Warrior wrestling team grappled head-to-head with seven different schools in dual competition Thursday and Friday, emerging with a 3-4 record overall.
Marion scored wins Thursday at Remington over Eureka, 48-27, and the host Broncos, 59-3.
Cole Lewman suffered an injury that prevented him from wrestling Friday when the team traveled to Onaga for five dual contests, and his absence created scoring problems for Marion.
“That put us up to four open weights, which means we were giving up as many as 24 points,” Marion head coach Chad Adkins said.
Marion matched up well against Horton, defeating the Chargers, 48-22. The Warriors narrowly lost to Onaga, 36-31.
Deficits in scoring grew as Marion came out on the losing end of matches against Rock Creek, Burlington, and Pleasant Ridge as well.
“We didn’t fair well in the team scores,” Adkins said.
However, Adkins was more upbeat when assessing individual performances across the seven dual matches.
“We wrestled well for the most part,” Adkins said. “Some of our kids wrestled the best they have to this point, which is very good. Brody Carroll, Colten Johnson, Beretta Janzen, and Evan Slater wrestled really well this weekend.”
Marion has another busy week of wrestling, with dual matches Thursday at Smoky Valley, and a return to the invitational tournament format Saturday at Chase County. These are the final regular-season matches before the Class 3A regional tournament Feb. 17 and 18 in Eureka.