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11/25/2019
Ketchikan finishes 1st at MEHS

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Every point mattered for the Ketchikan High School wrestling team on Saturday.

After arriving in Sitka on Friday evening for the Mt.  Edgecumbe High School Invite, Kayhi’s squad turned the one-day affair into a victorious event. But it needed every win, as Kayhi barely stayed ahead of the hosting school in the final standings, 171.5 to 168.

Ketchikan tallied several wins against Mt. Edgecumbe in head-to-head competition. Kayhi’s Ben Tabb brought home third place in the 145-pound weight class, after defeating the Braves’ Bradley Jackson via a 5-4 decision. And Charlie Blair beat a pair of Braves — Ethan Cooke and Roman Lowe — en route to his first-place win in the 140-pound weight class.

On the girls’ side, Ketchikan’s Ada Odden was on a mission in the 125-pound weight class. She defeated defending  state champion Ruby Massin, from Petersburg High School, before ultimately placing second in the bracket.

Ketchikan’s Ruby McCue also placed second in the 119-pound weight class, just ahead of teammate Taylor Sullivan, who finished third.

In total, eight different schools competed at the Mt. Edgecumbe Invite. Wrangell, Thunder Mountain, Sitka, Craig and Hydaburg high schools also participated.