SoHi wrestlers take 5th at Lancer Smith

The Colony wrestling team won the Lance Smith Memorial on Saturday in Palmer.

The tournament combines the big and small schools and is considered the toughest in the state.

The Knights scored 247.5 points to win, while Lathrop was second at 224.5. From the peninsula, Soldotna was fifth, Homer was 15th, Nikiski tied for 19th and Kenai tied for 27th.

Sean Babitt reached the final at 171 pounds for the Stars, losing to Colton Lindquist of Wasilla in a 5-3 decision. Also for SoHi, Dennis Taylor was third at 152, Max Rogers was fourth at 285, Zach Burns was fourth at 140 and Ezekiel Miller was fifth at 119.

Homer’s Mose Hayes, at 152, also reached the final and lost. He took a technical fall to Vincent Cramer of Colony. Anthony Kalugin was third for Homer.

Koleman McCaughey took fifth at 171 for Nikiski, while Tucker Vann was fifth at 160 for Kenai.

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