Multiple Teams · Eight Wrestlers Earn All-League Honors

The De Soto High School wrestling team competed in the Frontier League Championship Friday and Saturday. The tournament featured the seven Frontier League schools wrestling duals against each other to determine a team champion. Eight individual Wildcat wrestlers earned All Frontier League honors by finishing in the top four of their weight class.

Senior Nate Panagakis (170lbs) went undefeated, with five of his six victories by pin fall, to finish in first place. Senior Caleb McQuality (220lbs) recorded a 5-1 record to finish second. Seniors Lawson Marshall (285lbs) and Michael Lynn (145lbs) plus sophomore Nick Nguyen (106lbs) each took third place, while senior Dustin Pierce (138lbs), junior Evan Werner (126lbs), and freshman Lane Warner (113lbs) finished fourth.

De Soto travels to Leavenworth this Friday and Saturday to compete in the Kansas 5A Regional Wrestling Tournament. Wrestlers who finish in the top eight at Regionals will then compete at the Kansas 5A State Tournament in Wichita February 24 and 25.