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A1 Lock & Key Performers February 6, 2023

Rick Peterson

 By RICK PETERSON

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 JACK BACHELOR, Washburn Rural

Bachelor, a 6-foot-2 senior guard, scored a total of 44 points in two Washburn Rural boys basketball wins on the week as the Junior Blues improved to 11-4 on the season. Bachelor scored 27 points in a 65-60 non-league win over Blue Valley last Tuesday, going nine of 13 from the field with three 3-pointers and six of seven at the free throw line. Bachelor followed that up with 17 points and five 3-pointers on Friday as Rural fought back from a 14-point deficit in the first half to take a 50-42 Centennial League win over Emporia. Bachelor hit six of nine shots and five of six 3-point attemps in the win over the Spartans.

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ALEXIS FREDRICKSON, Washburn Rural

The Junior Blues' senior 135-pound girls wrestler, Fredrickson reached the 100-victory milestone for her career in last Saturday's Centennial League tournament. Fredrickson, who began wrestling as a sophomore, went 3-1 with three pins, including a win over a No. 1-ranked (Class 6A-5A) wrestler as Washburn Rural rolled to its third straight league championship. Rural went 4-0 in the dual event, outscoring its four opponents by a 285-33 margin.

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MADISON FREELAND, Shawnee Heights

A sophomore, Freeland captured the 135-pound championship in last Saturday's United Kansas Conference girls wrestling tournament at Seaman. Freeland went 3-0 on the day with pins in 48 seconds, 1 minute, 21 seconds and 1:42 to help lead Shawnee Heights to its fourth straight UKC team title by a 78-52 margin over tournament host Seaman. Freeland improved to 27-5 going into this Saturday's Class 6A-5A regional tournament at Seaman.

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HS wrestling roundup: Rural girls roll to Centennial League championship

Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

By RICK PETERSON

TopSports.news

Washburn Rural's girls, ranked No.2 in Class 6A-5A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, dominated Saturday's five-school Centennial League tournament at Junction City, posting a perfect 4-0 dual record en route to the Junior Blues' third straight league crown.

RuralgirlsCentennial2Washburn Rural rolled to the 2023 Centennial League girl wrestling title Saturday at Junction City, outscoring its four league foes by a 285-33 margin in the dual event. [Twitter/Washburn Rural women's wrestling]

BroxtermanFredrickson2Washburn Rural's Addison Broxterman (left) became the first four-time Centennial League girls champion Saturday while Alexis Fredrickson notched her 100th career victory in just three seasons. [Twitter/Washburn Rural women's wrestling]

After a first-round bye, the Junior Blues opened the day with a 78-6 win over Junction City before taking a 78-3 win oer Emporia, a 51-24 win over Manhattan and a 78-0 win over Topeka High. 

Rural wrestlers Kristen Rezac (105 pounds), Maddy Blow (110), Annie Gallegos (120), Addison Broxterman (125), Laiken Clark (130), Madison Davison (145), TaAni Rhoten (170) and Sophia Ross (235) all went 4-0 on the day while Alexis Fredrickson reached the 100-win mark for her career.

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