Anamosa junior Grahm Humpal fires a pass to an open Sam Wilt (21) in the corner during the Raiders’ 47-36 class 2A district quarter-final triumph hosting Cascade Monday, Feb. 15. The playoff victory is the first for the Anamosa program in four years, and advances the Raiders to the district semi-final round at Northeast Thursday, Feb. 18.
Anamosa junior Jake Jess drills a jumper in front of the Cascade bench during the Raiders’ 47-36 class 2A district quarter-final victory over the Cougars Monday, Feb. 15. The playoff victory is the first for the Anamosa program in four years, and advances the Raiders to the district semi-final round at Northeast Thursday, Feb. 18.
Members of the Anamosa student section cheer after Raider senior Zorrion Robertson made a phenomenal move to the basket during fourth quarter action from Anamosa’s 47-36 district quarter-final win over visiting Cascade.
Raider junior Sam Wilt swats a shot attempt by Cascade’s Eli Green (24) away from the rim during first half action from Anamosa’s impressive 47-36 class 2A district quarter-final victory Monday, Feb. 15. Wilt scored a game-high 22 points.
Anamosa senior Alex Casey smiles as he watches the clock run out ending his 10-6 decision over Solon’s Caleb Ebert during their class 2A district semi-final match in Solon Saturday, Feb. 13. Casey advanced to his second straight state tournament finishing second on the day at 152-pounds.
Raider senior Nathan Keating, top, rolls Central DeWitt’s Mitchell Howard to his back during their 195-pound class 2A district semi-final in Solon Saturday, Feb. 13. Keating posted an impressive 5:48 pin win and went on to earn his second straight trip to the state tournament after finishing second in the class.
Midland’s Caden Ballou, top, gets ready to turn Louisa-Muscatine’s Kendal Pugh to his back seconds before scoring a 59-pin win during class 1A district semi-final action in Wapello Saturday, Jan. 13. Ballou, ranked 10th in the state, went on to win the 160-pound district championship and advanced to the state tournament for the first time.
Midland wrestling fans get loud as they watched Eagle wrestler Cayden Miller pin Lisbon’s Jamien Moore in the class 1A 182-pound district championship match in Wapello Saturday, Feb. 13. Midland fans showed up in big numbers and helped pack the tiny Wapello gymnasium.
Midland’s Damon Huston, right, locks up with Lisbon’s Cade Siebrecht during their huge 126-pound class 1A district championship match in Wapello Saturday, Feb. 13. Huston, ranked sixth in the state, was handed a narrow 4-1 defeat against the fifth-ranked Lion wrestler. Huston wasted no time in the wrestle-back though, pinning Highland’s Carlos Valenzuela in a mere 1:11 to punch his ticket back to the state tournament.
Midland’s ninth-ranked Cayden Miller, top, takes down Lisbon’s 10th-ranked Jamien Moore during their 182-pound class 1A district championship bout Saturday, Feb. 13, in Wapello. Miller cruised to an impressive 5:33 pin win and earned his second straight state tournament berth.