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Keep an eye on the Saturday, March 20, issue of the BH-FP for coverage of Bolivar High School wrestling team’s trip to the Missouri State High School Activities Association’s Class 3 wrestling championship Friday, March 12. Pictured here, junior Tyson Moore wrestles an opponent en route to s…

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Liberator wrestling will send six of its grapplers to the Class 3 state championship meet Saturday, March 12, in Independence. 

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The 2020-21 season came to a close for Lady Liberator wrestling at the all-class sectional 3 meet on Saturday, Feb. 20. 

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After watching his team earn its first ever district title at the Class 3 District 7 meet in Grandview on Saturday, Feb. 13, Bolivar High School wrestling coach Jeff Davis was content to let the results speak for themselves. 

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It took less than a minute for Bolivar High School Drayton Huchteman to win the 220-pound overall title at the Monett Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 9.

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Bolivar High School girls wrestling took on the 2020-21 season on Saturday, Dec. 12, competing in the Belton Lady Pirate Invitational.

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As Liberator wrestling and the Bolivar community celebrated as the team booked its second consecutive trip to the Class 2 state wrestling tournament earlier this month, Bolivar coach Jeff Davis said he had to force a smile at times. 

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Looking back at two consecutive state wrestling titles, a string of dominant high school and USA wrestling tournament wins, an undefeated 2018-19 season on the mat and an undefeated 2019-20 regular season on the gridiron, Hayden Burks’ overwhelming reflex is to credit his teammates. 

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Bolivar’s Thomas Pennington grapples with an opponent on day one of the Class 2 state meet in Columbia. Liberator wrestling claimed a bronze medal at the meet. Individually, senior Hayden Burks took home his second consecutive state title, Drayton Huchteman netted his second silver medal, Ca…

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For Jeff Davis, there’s sweetness — but also bitterness — in his team’s third-place finish at the Class 2 District 3 wrestling meet Saturday, Feb. 15.