Smithton holds off Slater

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The Smithton boys basketball team beat Slater 71-61 in the W-K Shootout Saturday at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.

Dane Apsher led the Tigers with 28 points. Jeff Bell added 11 and Preston McMullen scored 10.

Smithton (8-1) will host Green Ridge Jan. 3.

Girls Basketball

Slater 43, Smithton 31

Smithton fell to Slater 43-31 in girls basketball on Saturday at the W-K Shootout.

The Lady Tigers trailed 11-10 after one quarter before Slater outscored them 11-6 in the second.

Mariah Cairer led Smithton with 11 points. Katelynn Arnold added nine.

Smithton (1-5) will host Green Ridge Jan. 3.

Skyline 55, Windsor 27

The Windsor Lady Greyhounds fell behind early and fell to Skyline 55-27 at the W-K Shootout on Saturday.

Windsor trailed 8-2 before a Bailey Rollins basket late in the first quarter. Haley Crouch and Shelby Williams added baskets of their own, but Skyline hit a pair of 3-pointers and pulled out to a 19-8 lead after one quarter.

That lead expanded to 30-15 at the half and 45-21 after three quarters.

Rollins scored 10 points to lead Windsor.

The Lady Greyhounds (5-3) will host Sacred Heart Jan. 6.


A first-place finish and a pair of second place finishes helped the Smith-Cotton wrestling team claim sixth in the 14-team Raytown South Holiday Tournament on Saturday.

The Tigers scored 493 team points. Mt. Carmel won the tournament with 725.

Jacob Weeks (17-1) won the 160-pound weight class, beating Raytown’s Braden Best in a 5-1 decision in the final. He won three of his first four matches in the tournament on first-period pinfalls, including wins over St. Joseph Central’s Derek Strader in 18 seconds and Hillcrest’s Joshua Bell in 26 seconds.

The Tigers got a second-place finish at 126 pounds from Luke Archibeque (16-2). He won sixth consecutive matches by pinfall including four which took less than a minute and one that took 1:02. He won his seventh round and semifinal on decision before falling on a major decision to Washington’s Nick Solter (20-1).

Tanner Proctor took second place at 132 pounds. Proctor (14-4) won on a major decision over Raytown’s Cameron Allen before scoring pinfalls in five of his next six matches. Four of those pins came in the first period including one over St. Joseph Centra’s Eyram Kpenu in 20 seconds. Proctor was pinned by Mt. Carmels Patrick Burrus (15-1) in the final.

Logan Parham (12-6) was fourth in the 120-pound weight class. He won a 9-2 decision over Warrensburg’s James Pederson and pinned Hillcrest’s Karl Laursen in 1:36.

Noah Aziere (15-3) took fifth at 152 pounds. He pinned Warrensburg’s Dayton Brown in the fifth-place match in 1:00. He won three other matches on pinfalls, including two in the first period.

Jake McFail (8-8) took sixth in the 138-pound weight class. He picked up two wins on falls and two on tech falls.

Kyler Taber (12-6) took sixth at 220 pounds, winning four of his matches on pinfalls in 1:11 over Pacific’s Jamie Myers and 1:00 over St. Joseph Central’s Daniel Stroud.

Kyle Perez (8-10) took eighth at 106 pounds, getting wins on a decision and a tech fall.

Barry Rivera (8-9) took eighth at 170 pounds. He won a pair of matches on pinfalls including a win over Raytown’s Douglas Henderson in 1:46.


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