Dual comes down to last match
FRONTENAC -- A wrestling dual came down to the final match here Thursday night as Fort Scott High prevailed over Frontenac 36-33.
Charles Pytlowany's hand was raised without having to wrestle the 285-pound match, giving the Tigers (6-4) the win in the match. However, it may have been Chance Crawford's ability to fight off a pin in the previous match at 220 that helped Fort Scott win, even though he lost to Kyle Loy by a 3-1 score.
Had Loy scored a pin, then Pytlowany's win would have resulted in a 36-36 tie, bringing up the use of criteria tie-breakers being used to determine the winner.
There was not a 106-pound match and Fort Scott built an 18-0 lead on forfeits at 113 and 120 pounds, which gave Phillp Moran and Wyatt DeHaven walkover wins, and wins by decision at 126 and 132.
Jerad Heckman claimed a 5-1 decision over Brandon Miekus at 126 and Chris Stell got a 14-11 decision over Brady McBride at 132.
Frontenac's Trace Baldwin got his team's first win of the night by pinning Cole Hilker at 138 pounds. But Jacob Durossette, ranked No. 1 at 145 in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, got those points back with a pin of Dillion Roedel. That made the team score 24-6.
Frontenac's Ethan Hess got a pin over Dawson Mitchell at 152. John Hughes pinned Dillon Brookshire at 160 to make Fort Scott's lead 30-12.
Frontenac won the next four bouts, two by pin and one by forfeit, including Loy's win over Crawford.
The Tigers are idle until next weekend when they will participate in the two-day Rose Hill Tournament. Action begins at 11 a.m. Friday morning.
FORT SCOTT 36, FRONTENAC 33
106: Both teams open. No score.
113: Phillip Moran (FS) won by forfeit. FS, 6-0.
120: Wyatt DeHaven (FS) won by forfeit. FS, 12-0.
126: Jerad Heckman (FS) def. Brandon Miekus, 5-1. FS, 15-0.
132: Chris Stell (FS) def. Brady McBride, 14-11. FS, 18-0.
138: Trace Baldwin (Fro) pinned Cole Hilker. FS, 18-6.
145: Jake Durossette (FS) pinned Dillon Roedel. FS, 24-6.
152: Ethan Hess (Fro) pinned Dawson Mitchell. FS, 24-12.
160: John Hughes (FS) pinned Dillon Brookshire. FS, 30-12.
170: Dillon Flora (Fro) pinned Jeremy Smith. FS, 30-18.
182: Chase Turner (Fro) pinned Harley Cooley. FS, 30-24.
195: Kyler Taylor (Fro) won by forfeit. Tied, 30-30.
220: Kyle Loy (Fro) def. Chance Crawford, 3-1, Fro, 33-30.
Hwt.: Charles Pytlowany (FS) won by forfeit. FS, 36-33.