Senior grapplers look to finish year on high note
Coming off a split against De Soto and Anderson County last week, the Eudora wrestling team is looking to finish the season on a high note during the final three weeks of the season.
Eudora beat De Soto last Thursday, but fell to Anderson County. Eudora’s lineup was a bit shuffled because a couple kids were sick and a few others were held out of the tournament because they were nearing their match limit. So several junior varsity wrestlers saw action on the varsity mats.
“We did so-so against De Soto and got the win,” wrestling coach Jason Tharp said. “And against Anderson County, for the most part, we wrestled pretty well. They had some decent kids, and we went out and competed.”
The Cardinals will take on Paola Thursday at 6 p.m. in Eudora. It will also be Senior Night.
“It’ll be a good Senior Night, getting the guys out there,” Tharp said. “And hopefully we can get a big crowd. It’s our last home dual, and hopefully we’ll get them all a match and go out with a win.
“There has been a lot of seniors in that class with some potential, and we’ll see in the next couple weeks if they come through or not. It’s just one of those things that they set some goals for themselves, and now it’s that point in the season where you get down to business and accomplish some of the goals you set out.”
Though Thursday will mark the last home dual of the year, the Frontier League Tournament is Saturday at Eudora. And regionals is next weekend at De Soto.
“We have a lot of guys who need to get some wins for regional seeding implications,” Tharp said. “And it’ll be a big tournament for us. And we need to make sure we put our best foot forward and make sure we go into regionals with some quality wins over some quality guys that we’re going to see at league.”