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Four from Hays High headed to state

By The Hays Daily News

The Hays High School wrestling team sent four wrestlers to state out of the Class 5A regional on Saturday at Great Bend.

The Indians qualified 195-pound junior Preston Weigel (38-0), 170-pound senior Kyler Meyers (36-7), 152-pound senior Leroy Franco (20-11) and 145-pound senior Jake Sedbrook (26-12).

Weigel, ranked No. 1 at 195 pounds in Class 5A, won his classification by pinning his first two opponents and defeating Newton senior Dillon Archer, the defending 195-pound state champion and ranked No. 2, by a 5-0 decision.

Meyers, ranked No. 4, won the third-place match over Great Bend's Darion Yager by a 4-2 decision.

Franco and Sedbrook each finished fourth in their classifications.

Thomas More Prep-Marian failed to qualify anyone out of the Class 3-2-1A regional this weekend at Norton, but 138-pound senior Jon Walker (16-16) and 285-pound junior Mason Lagree (13-17) came the closest. They both finished 2-2 and were two rounds short of qualifying.