by Cole Arndorfer
The Board of Education met on Thursday, February 22nd for its February business meeting. The board recognized three groups, took action on two items of new business and heard two more, and discussed an update to board policies.
First, the board recognized the Sni-A-Bar STEM club. This club received third place in the Burns & McDonnell STEM Battle of the Brains competition and was awarded a $20,000 grant to be used on STEM materials.
Next, the board honored four present members of the MMEA All-State Children’s Honor Choir that was held on January 24. For their final recognition, the board honored two present members of the High School All-State Band.
After the three group recognitions, Grain Valley South Middle School principal, Jim Myers, along with staff and students, took time to recognize the school board ahead of School Board Recognition Month in March. Eighth grade students passed out origami eagles, thank you notes, cookies, showed off a thank you painting made in an art class, as well as a thank you video put together by students and staff.
Following the recognitions, Superintendent Dr. Brad Welle gave his monthly report. Welle first talked about the tax levy campaign by the district. The district has put information regarding the ballot measure, as well as frequently asked questions on their website as well as on YouTube.
Welle also said that construction is still on track at the high school. The new weight room is still on track to be ready by April, with the rest of the construction slated to be completed by the first day of school next fall.
Next, the board moved into new business. The first item under this was amendments to the 2023-24 budget. Dr. Welle said these amendments account for different grants that the district received that affect its income and expenditures. This item was passed.
The next item of new business was the approval of three new certified full-time positions for next school year. While this is a bit earlier than normal, Welle said that the reason to bring these positions up now is to gain a competitive edge on other school districts in the hiring process. This item was also passed.
Following the approval of three certified full-time positions, the board discussed next school year’s pay schedules. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Nick Gooch said that the new pay schedules drafted are based on if the levy passes and they would ensure that each district employee will receive a raise.
For the final item of new business, the board discussed the board scholarship for the year. Dr. Julie Taylor, Eddie Saffell, and Sarah Swartz volunteered to review the record 48 student applications.
Next, the board moved onto board policies where they discussed updates to a set of policies. Many of the updates are related to new laws regarding marijuana set forth by the state. Welle explained updates ensure the language of the policies make clear that just because marijuana is legal, it is not okay for students or faculty to come to school under the influence. The only other update would be changing language in student discipline policies to include the use of A.I. under academic dishonesty.
The board then adjourned into executive session. The next school board meeting will be held at 6:00pm on March 14th in the Leadership Center.
by Michael Smith
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It was an emotional ending to the stellar high school wrestling career for Grain Valley senior Sevreign Aumua.
Once again, she was in the finals of the 140-pound weight division and faced off against Washington senior Annalise Obermark in the Class 2 Girls Missouri State High School Wrestling Championships Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Aumua was going through her third straight state championship had a little bit of a challenge on her hands.
At one point, Aumua and Obermark were tied at 2-all in the first period after Obermark got a reversal in the first period. However, the Eagle senior took the lead for good when she got an escape with 7 seconds left in the first to go up 3-2.
She then put it away in the second period after benefitting from a stalling call on Obermark for a point and a takedown to put herself up by four. In the third period, she rode out Obermark until the final 16 seconds in which her opponent got an escape. She hung on for the win and her third consecutive individual state championship.
Grain Valley ended up in 10th place as a team with 53 points.
After the match, Aumua formed the shape of a heart with both of her hands and held it up in the air as she faced the Grain Valley section of the crowd.
“I just wanted to show that I love all my supporters and all of my past coaches,” Aumua said. “My family, my teammates, and my friends … I wanted to show my appreciation for them.”
Back in the tunnel area of the arena, Aumua let the tears flow as she was speaking with head coach Donald Horner and senior Justin Deweese. It had just hit her that it was her final match as a Grain Valley Eagle and she ended her career on top.
“It hit me at the end,” Aumua said. “It doesn’t feel real until it’s your last match. It’s hard to take in and hard to realize I won state. I think this year was the toughest one (to win).”
Aumua said she plans on wrestling in college but does not know where yet. She’s has spoken with recruiters of some universities but is still weighing her options.
“I plan on visiting more colleges to see which one fits me,” Aumua said.
Her teammate, sophomore Jayden Moehle (235 pounds) made it to the finals of her bracket to face off against Northwest’s Abby Chandler. To get to that match, Moehle dominated by pinning her first three opponents in the first period, including previously unbeaten Clara Rathmann of Camdenton.
Moehle matched up with Northwest senior Abby Chandler in the finals. Moehle went for a shot, which was stopped and defended. Chandler floated over the top of Moehle for a takedown and used a power half nelson to turn Moehle and get a pin in 1:34.
After finishing fourth last season, Moehle was a runner-up.
“Overall, I thought I had a pretty good tournament,” Moehle said. “I was happy with how I wrestled up until the finals match. I wish I would have been more patient with my shots.”
With the graduation of Aumua following this season, Moehle said she hopes to be a part of the successful season for the 2024-25 Eagles.
“I really want more girls to join this program,” Moehle said. “I am really going to miss Sevi and Keya (Butler) because they were my biggest supporters. I want a bigger team and I want to kick it up this summer.”
Grain Valley sophomore Zac Bleess (120) was close to making the finals of his bracket as he held a 4-1 lead over Parkway South freshman Camron Duffield.
Bleess, however, was unable to get out from the bottom position in the second and third periods and Duffield made a comeback, with the sophomore Eagle falling 5-4.
In the consolation bracket, Bleess fell to Ft. Zumwalt North junior Nathaniel Provost 4-2, but bounced back to beat Columbia Hickman freshman Hogan Benter 96 to take fifth place.
“We are here to wrestle the best in the state, or what’s even the point?” Bleess said. “I am really glad to have that kind of competition. I think I am capable of more, but it is what it is.
“My neutral, I was fine, but on top and bottom – the mat wrestling – I am not quite there yet, but that’s OK.”
Senior Gavin Parks (126) finished his career with his second state medal of his career. He had to exit out of the fifth-place match with Jackson senior Landon Vassalli. He injured his should and had to be escorted to the tunnels with coaches and trainers after having to drop the match due to injury forfeit as he took sixth.
Photo credit: Clara Jaques
by Michael Smith
Grain Valley sophomore Jayden Moehle admitted she didn’t wrestler her best.
She said she was nervous because of the big event feel at the Class 2 Missouri State High School Girls Wrestling Championship Friday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
She didn’t appear to have any nerves in her matches as she pinned Eureka junior Addison Neumann in the first round and won by fall over Jefferson City freshman Samara Nyatanga in the quarterfinals of the 235-pound weight division to advance to Saturday’s semifinals.
“I didn’t wrestle sloppy, but I didn’t wrestle like myself,” Moehle said. “I think all the lights in the atmosphere made it tough, but tomorrow I am going to kick it into gear.”
In that match, she will take on undefeated Clara Rathmann of Camdenton.
“I feel very good about getting to the finals,” Moehle said. “Anything can happen at any time.”
Joining her in the semifinal will be Grain Valley senior Sevreign Aumua (140 pounds), who pinned Camden senior Lucinda Baker and Ritnour sophomore Julian Smith. Aumua will be looking for her third state championship Saturday and she will have to get past Belton junior Louise Juitt in the semifinals, an opponent she has already pinned twice this season.
Aumua said she used to go through the same nerves as Moehle and lacked confidence at times, but that aspect as since improved as a senior.
“I feel good with where I am at with my confidence,” Aumua said. “I just wrestle my match and listen to the coaches. My confidence has progressed over time and I feel good going into tomorrow.”
Junior Adalia Del Real (155) and senior Keya Butler (145) were eliminated from the tournament.
Grain Valley sophomore Zac Bleess (120) will have a chance to win a state championship on Saturday as he is the lone member of the boys team to make it to the semifinals. He took an 11-4 decision over Ozark sophomore Logan Luder and edged Columbia Hickman freshman Hogan Benter 5-3 in the quarterfinals.
Bleess nearly gave up a takedown late in the third period against Benter, but he used a savvy moved hung on to the thigh of his opponent and eventually forced a breakup and stalemate call from the official to preserve his two-point advantage.
“All year, I have been focusing on knowing what the situation is and knowing what you need to do,” Bleess said. “Sometimes that just means you need to hang on. I would have loved to get more points obviously, but sometimes you just have to be aware of where you are.
Bleess will take on Parkway South freshman Camron Duffield in the semifinals and he feels good going in.
“I just need to stick with what I am good at and take advantage of my opportunities as I have them,” Bleess said.
Grain Valley senior Gavin Parks (126) is still alive to earn a state medal as he went 2-1 on Friday. He nearly upset Lafayette Wildwood senior Dylan Roth in the first round as he held a 5-2 lead at one point. But Roth staged a comeback and won 6-5 to send Parks to the consolation bracket.
From there, Parks won 10-1 over Ft. Zumwalt North freshman Carsten Burkemper and pinned Ozark junior Keaton Hurst to advance to the third round of wrestle backs.
Parks will need to win one more match to be guaranteed a state medal. He will face Hickman sophomore Andrew Wisner in the bubble match.
“Going into districts, I knew I was going to battling the toughest kids in the state,” Parks said. “It didn’t go how I wanted and I took fourth. I knew whoever the one-seed was, they were going to have trouble with me. I didn’t quite execute it, but I hope I get to see him in (the consolation) semifinals.”
Seniors Justin Deweese (165) and Jace Worthington (175) and freshman Sjoeren Aumua (144) were eliminated from the tournament.
Scenes from day 1 of the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships. Photo credit: Clara Jaques
by Michael Smith
Grain Valley senior Jace Worthington had one last chance to qualify for the state tournament.
Worthington had never competed in the state tournament before going into Saturday’s Class 4 District 4 Tournament at Fort Osage High School.
His brother, Jaden Worthington, qualified for the state tournament in 2019 and 2018 and Jace wanted to qualify for the state tournament before he graduated.
He had his chance when he took on North Kansas City junior Justin Patek in the consolation semifinals of the 175-pound bracket. It was the bubble match and the winner would qualify for the state tournament while the season would end for the loser.
Worthington grinded out a 4-1 win against Patek, punching his ticket to Columbia as he was one of six Eagles to qualify for the Missouri State High School Wrestling Championships beginning Friday at Mizzou Arena.
Worthington ended up taking fourth after he was pinned by Rockhurst junior Anthony Totta in the third-place bout.
“It’s pretty awesome, especially after seeing my brother setting a pretty high standard,” Jace said. “I am just happy I am able to somewhat follow that up.”
Jace said he often looks over at Jaden, who coaches him from the stands at times.
“When I am in a sticky situation, he motions to what I should do,” Jace said.
Freshman Sjoeren Aumua (144) has had a breakout 2023-24 campaign and he will compete at state for the first time next weekend. He cruised to a 13-1 major decision over Park Hill South’s Connor Jackson in the bubble match before falling 7-3 to Liberty North senior Dru Thomas in the third-place match.
“I am happy I get to go to state with the team and to be able to actually compete,” Aumua said. “I need the experience to go to state as a freshman.”
He admitted to having some nerves going into district but was able to overcome them.
“I feel like I was scared going into the matches,” Aumua said. “I just need a little more confidence in myself. I just need to get better at the end of the day. I felt like I was pretty good but there is plenty of room to improve.”
Junior Colston Parks (113) will get to join his brother Gavin at state for the first time as he took fourth on Saturday. He pinned Northtown freshman Noah Perez in 40 seconds in the bubble match to keep his season alive.
He fell in the third-place match to Liberty sophomore Cade Dunn by fall.
“I am pretty excited,” Parks said. “I am glad I have made it. I came a long way. I can’t wait to see where I go at state.”
Senior Gavin Parks (126) will be making his third trip to state as he took fourth at districts. Sophomore Zac Bleess (120) is going to go back to state for the seasons time. He made it to the finals before falling to two-time state champion Hunter Taylor of Liberty 15-4 and senior Justin Deweese will make his third appearance at the state tournament after finishing as the runner up in 165-pound weight division as he fell to Ruskin sophomore Logan Taylor 7-1 in the championship match.
From left, Grain Valley wrestlers Sjoeren Aumua, Gavin Parks, Zac Bleess, Justin Deweese, Colston Parks and Jace Worthington all qualified for the Class 4 Missouri State High School Wrestling Championships by finishing in the top 4 of the district tournament Saturday at Fort Osage High School. Photo credit: Michael Smith
For those interested in learning more about the upcoming levy ballot measure in Grain Valley, Grain Valley Schools will host two Community Presentations next week:
Grain Valley South Middle School - Tuesday, February 20th at 6:00pm
Grain Valley North Middle School - Wednesday, February 21st at 6:00pm
The district is also offering a member of the superintendent's team to serve as a guest speaker on the levy ballot measure to neighborhood or community organizations. To request a guest speaker, complete the following form: Levy Ballot Measure (google.com)
by Michael Smith
Grain Valley senior Raif Graham isn’t a regular in the rotation of the Grain Valley boys basketball team, but he’s still an important contributor.
Senior guard Jack Schoen said Graham is the team’s “biggest cheerleader.”
Graham also has served as the glue guy for the Eagles and a vocal leader. He doesn’t always see the floor but when he does, he gets the loudest cheers from the players on the bench and the student section.
In a game earlier during the season against Fort Osage, students were chanting for Herbert to put Graham in the game.
Graham did get some playing time in Tuesday’s non-conference matchup against Excelsior Springs and had an impact as he scored six points in a 68-18 trashing of the Tigers at Grain Valley High School.
“He brings a lot more to this team that people realize,” Grain Valley head coach Andy Herbert said. “He brings energy every day to practice. He’s meant so much to this team. He keeps our spirits up.”
Whenever Graham scored, the cheers from the bench were a little louder than normal. It is apparent Graham is a popular player amongst his teammates.
“It just means everything to me to be respected and loved by the team and the crowd,” Graham said. “That's part of my role to step in and step up when I am needed.”
Schoen said the team was happy to return the favor to Graham for cheering them on by giving him vocal support.
“The best part of watching film is watching Raif’s reaction,” Schoen said. “When he gets out there and scores, we have to give it back to him.
“He was out there hustling, playing good defense.”
Along with Graham, juniors Caleb Lunn and Tucker Hughes, who aren’t a part of the regular rotation, got some playing time as well as Herbert was able to empty his bench in a blowout.
Grain Valley took an 18-4 lead at the end of the first period and went into halftime up 33-9. The Eagles ballooned the lead to 55-11 going into the fourth and cruised from there. Overall, the Eagles defense stymied Excelsior Springs.
“In the first half, our rotations were a little off,” Graham said. “At halftime, we got a little talking to by Coach Herbert. He was really nice and subtle about it. We just have to keep them in front, be ready and provide help defense.”
Sophomore Eli Herbert led all scorers with 15 points and seniors Logan Marcum and Jack Schoen added 12 each.
Grain Valley senior Raif Graham got some playing time and scored six points in Grain Valley's 68-18 blowout over Excelsior Springs Tuesday at home. Graham, who doesn't always get playing time, has been a valuable player behind the scenes for the Eagles, according to head coach Andy Herbert. Photo credit: Michael Smith
Grain Valley sophomore Eli Herbert drives to the basket. Herbert had a game-high 15 points.
Photo credit: Michael Smith
Grain Valley senior Jack Schoen leads the fast break. Photo credit: Michael Smith
by Michael Smith
The Grain Valley girls wrestling team has made some major strides since the 2020-21 season.
In that year, Sevi Aumua was the only girl on the team and then the Eagles had two girls the following season with Ava Kusick joining.
During the 2022-23 campaign, Aumua had someone from her team get to join her at the Class 2 Missouri State High School Girls Wrestling championships as Jayden Moehle also qualified.
Now, the Eagles have the best group they have ever had and that was proven at the Class 2 District 4 Tournament Saturday at Platte County High School.
For the first time in program history, four Eagles girls qualified for the state tournament as Aumua, Moehle, Keya Butler and Adalia Del Real all finished in the top four to punch their ticket to Columbia. They will compete at state on Feb. 23-24 at Mizzou Arena.
“We’re really happy about having four qualifiers,” Grain Valley head coach Donald Horner said. “This program keeps growing. I am excited to see what we do in two weeks and what we do in the future.”
Grain Valley finished sixth out of 22 teams at districts with 95.5 points. Fort Osage won it with 162.
Aumua (140) and Del Real (155) led the Eagles by winning their respective brackets.
Aumua, a No. 1-ranked wrestlers who is a two-time defending state champion, proved why she is the favorite to win a third championship. She pinned Northtown freshman Emory Nessa in 35 seconds in the semifinals before putting away Blue Springs sophomore Ari Bartholomew in 25 seconds by fall in the finals to take first.
“Sometimes my goal is to (get a pin as fast as possible),” Aumua said. “Later on in the season, I want to get my matches done faster. I sometimes try to get takedowns and try new things and then get to my pin.”
Del Real will make her first trip to the state tournament this season as she rolled through her bracket. She earned a 17-0 tech fall in the semifinals and ended her day with a 12-3 major decision over Oak Park sophomore Bailee Wardlow in the championship bout.
“I am excited to be able to face some new opponents at state, but I am kind of nervous,” Del Real said. “I am getting more takedowns and getting up from bottom more than I did last season.”
Perhaps the biggest surprise among the qualifiers was Butler (145), who wrestled for the first time in her entire life this season. She won 10-2 in the first round and pinned St. Joseph Central freshman Ella Mae Cready to make it to the semifinals.
She fell to Raytown South senior Zayla Vann by pin and went on to the consolation bracket to face Fort Osage freshman Anita Bertling in the bubble match, which determined who would qualify for state. She edged Bertling 4-2 to advance to the third-place bout. She was pinned by Winnetonka sophomore Emma Crockett in the second period.
“When I am down at practice or before a match my teammates helped me get better at things,” Butler said. “That helped me about worrying about the things I wasn’t doing. They pushed me to get better.”
“When I first started, I thought I would win maybe one or two matches, but I just got better throughout the season.”
Horner heaped praise onto Butler following her big day.
“She’s athletic and she’s coachable,” Horner said. “She comes in with a good attitude. She has everything that you would want.”
Moehle qualified for state by finishing second in the 235-pound bracket. She advanced to the finals by getting pins in three matches, including one in 1:47 against Fort Osage sophomore Ayden Vaeao in the semifinals. In the championship bout, she fell 4-2 to Liberty sophomore Alexis Stinson in sudden victory.
Photo credit: Grain Valley Wrestling via X.
by Michael Smith
The Grain Valley girls basketball team is starting to get hot at the right time.
With the district tournament less than three weeks away, the Eagles have been on a winning streak. They got a big win over Suburban White Conference rival 67-52 and continued their momentum into Thursday’s road game against Raytown.
Twelve different Eagles scored at least two points as they dominated in a 76-25 victory, extending their winning streak to four games.
Grain Valley head coach Randy Draper was able to empty his bench midway through the third period when it held a 56-22 lead. The team pressured Raytown, leading to multiple turnovers and points in transition.
“It’s hard to play basketball at Grain Valley, we have a lot of good players,” Draper said. “Our bench players got to show what they could do in this game and several of them scored and that’s always fun.”
Junior swingman Nevaeh Clausen, who also plays for the junior varsity team, scored right points of the bench. Senior guard Emma Thiessen also got in on the action.
Normally a pass-first player, Thiessen got up some shots in the second half and ended up with 10 points, including two 3-pointers, which drew loud cheers and claps from the other Eagles on the bench.
“We have been pushing her to shoot it because she can,” Draper said. “She’s getting more comfortable in games. One of the reasons we left her in the game, if you listen, she helps organize everyone on the floor.”
Grain Valley stormed out to a 30-7 at the end of the first period and went into halftime up 50-17. Junior Camryn Kelly led all scorers with 16 points, which included four 3-pointers, all in the first half.
Senior forward Meghan Knust added 10, which included a pair of treys for the Eagles (14-6, 5-1 conference).
“She just knows how to play,” Draper said of Knust. “She knows how to play and she can see the floor. She stretched the defense out today by hitting a couple of threes. She’s a really skilled player.”
Grain Valley sophomore Upper Harrison drives by Raytown senior Taomi Golden.
Photo credit: Michael Smith
Grain Valley senior forward Meghan Knust drives to get left around a Raytown defender during a 76-25 blowout of the Blue Jays Thursday on the road. Knust scored 10 points. Photo credit: Michael Smith
Grain Valley senior Chance Marler's silver medal was awarded on a Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours after he competed in the SkillsUSA West Central District contest for Automotive Service Technology. But the training that saw him through to victory has been over a year and a half in the making.
"It started with Automotive Technology I my junior year," Chance shares. "That's where I really learned the mechanical tasks I had to perform. Using what I learned my junior year to work over the summer for US Lawns on their fleet trucks and professional lawn mowers helped, too."
The competition contained multiple parts, from a 100-question exam with a focus on diagnostic and repair content to customer service and job interview assessments. Grain Valley senior Jordyn Harris took third place in Automotive Service Technology, with another CTC student, Diego Gonzalez Aguilar of Blue Springs, taking first.
"SkillsUSA is an outstanding organization," says Chance and Jordyn's CTC Automotive Technology instructor Bill Lieb. "Students get to compete in the areas they train in, whether it be automotive, CPR, or customer service. But they also get to see how everything they're doing at their home high schools, the math, the English, the public speaking, how it all matters."
It's an organization that graduates appreciate long after they leave, even going so far as to encourage other students to get involved.
"It was actually two other Grain Valley students, Carson (Davis) and Tanner (Todd), who did Automotive last year and went to State, that got me into SkillsUSA," Chance shares. "Tanner even went on to Nationals. This was my first year doing SkillsUSA, and I'm glad they encouraged me."
Chance will travel to Linn, MO in April and compete in the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership & Skills Conference.
Foreground: CTC SkillsUSA Students. Photo courtesy CTC
GVHS Senior Chance Marler, second from right, advanced to State competition after competing in the SkillsUSA West Central District contest for Automotive Service Technology (CTC student Diego Gonzales-Aguilar is pictured next to Chancellor and took first place; both will advance to State). Photo courtesy CTC.
by Michael Smith
Grain Valley senior Justin Deweese has been a consistent wrestler for the Grain Valley wrestling program.
He had a breakthrough season as a sophomore, placing third in the 160-pound weight class in the Class 4 District 4 tournament, which qualified him for the state tournament for the first time. That season, he had 32 wins.
A year ago, he qualified for the state tournament for the second time and ended his 2022-23 campaign with 28 victories. As a freshman he had 20 wins while bouncing back and forth between the junior varsity and varsity squads.
In Saturday’s tri dual against Fort Osage and Blue Springs South, he reached a significant milestone. He notched his 100th career win after he pinned South’s August Kienast in 3 minutes and 10 seconds as he helped Grain Valley take a 42-36 victory against the Jaguars Wednesday at Blue Springs South High School.
The Eagles lost their other dual against Fort Osage 51-21.
Deweese (165 pounds) was one of four Eagles to finish 2-0 on the day. He also had a pin of Fort Osage’s Paxton Onka in 45 seconds.
“You just have to work hard for it if you really want it,” Deweese said of the milestone.
Grain Valley head coach Donald Horner said Deweese has put in the work to reach this milestone.
“I am always happy for him,” Horner said. “He’s definitely been someone we can depend on. He shows up every day at practice and goes to every dual and every tournament. He never complains and does all the right things.
“He has a great sweep single. He gets his head inside and really cuts the corner and he’s extremely tough on top.”
That showed in both of Deweese’s matches.
“I got my legs in and got the half,” Deweese said of his pin against Kienast. “I got around his head and got my hips out and was able to get the pin.”
Like Deweese, senior Jace Worthington (175) was dominant. He pinned South’s Bryden Greenfield in 32 seconds and Fort Osage’s Eden Reed in 51 seconds.
“I was really trying to push the pace for my last dual as a high school wrestler,” Worthington said. “I wanted to make it memorable.”
Other Eagles wrestlers who completed the day unbeaten were sophomore Zac Bleess (120), who earned a 6-3 victory against Fort’s Tony Martinez and had a forfeit win against South; and Gavin Barker (215) had two wins by forfeit.
Like the boys team, the girls split their duals at Blue Springs South High School, defeating the Jaguars 42-21 and falling to the Indians 50-23.
Senior Keya Butler (145), who is wrestling this season for the first time ever, was one of four Grain Valley girls wrestlers to finish the day 2-0. She had a pin and a forfeit victory.
“I was kind of nervous, but I have been doing pretty good,” Butler said. “It was really hard at first and I thought I was never going to get anyone pinned but I learned to trust myself and the season has gone pretty well.”
Sophomore Adalia Del Real (155) had a pair of impressive wins Wednesday as she pinned both Fort’s Princess Mueller and South’s Kadence Burnside.
“I mainly worked the cradles today and I also used to use a basic half (nelson),” Del Real said.
Sevreign Aumua (140) and Jayden Moehle also ended the day unbeaten. Aumua had a 16-1 tech fall and a forfeit win and Moehle had a pin and a forfeit victory.
Grain Valley senior Justin Deweese notched his 100th career win after pinning Blue Springs South senior August Kienast in 3:10 at a tri dual Wednesday at Blue Springs South High School. He also pinned Fort Osage 's Paxton Onka. Photo credit: Michael Smith