Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Kimball Junior High places several wrestlers in top spots at Perkins Co.


November 29, 2018

Julia McGinnis for the Western Nebraska Observer

Matthew Johnson controls an opponent at the recent Junior High meet in Perkins County. Johnson earned first place in his weight division for the Longhorns.

Young wrestlers from Kimball earned top billing at the Perkins County Junior High meet on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Three Longhorns took first place with four in second place and two earning third.

Kimball's Matthew Johnson earned first place in the 62-72 weight bracket and 18 team points with his first round win by fall in 25 seconds over Hershey's Aden Bates. He followed up with a round two win by 7-2 decision over Garden County's Wyland Lobner and a third round win by fall in 2:26 over Kevin Dannatt of Chase County.

Teammate Gage Schaeffer also earned first place, his in the 105-110 weight divis...

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