by Brian Turrel
A family feud decided the standings at the Frontier League girls’ wrestling tournament Wednesday evening at Bonner Springs.
Bonner standout Olivia Stean pinned her cousin, Tonganoxie sophomore Grace Stean, in the final match of the 170-pound weight class. Grace got an early takedown, but Olivia roared back for a pin with thirty seconds left in the first period.
The win pushed the Braves a slim half-point ahead of the Chieftains into second place to settle what had been a back-and-forth battle among four teams for second place behind runaway winner Baldwin.
Olivia Stean also hit the century mark for high school wins, earning her hundredth with a pin of Spring Hill’s Cali Claar early in the tournament. Stean is now 32-0 for the 2022-2023 season.
Bonner’s Jenna Knight won the title in the 115-pound class, pinning Ottawa’s Brooklyn Soman in the final after outlasting Eudora’s Kayleigh Miller in a 7-3 decision in the semifinal.
Bianca Keith placed second in the 155-pound class, while Kylie Enriquez (120), Neveah Brown (135), and Aaryn Krebs (235) earned third place in their classes. Brown won her third-place match with a takedown of Eudora’s Madelynn Arnold in sudden-victory (overtime).
The Braves’ wrestlers are looking ahead to their regional tournament in Topeka on Feb. 11 with the opportunity to win a spot at the state tournament in Wichita.
Bonner Springs 144.5
Spring Hill 137.0