February 03, 2023

Highway 34 takes eighth in Newton Cardinal Classic

Highway 34 girls wrestling (Creston, Lenox, East Union) hit the road Saturday for a round-robin tournament in Newton.

The home team took the win with 120 points, Creston coming in eighth in the 11-team field with 50 points.

“They have six-person brackets so we’re getting five matches each, and that’s what we need right now,” head coach Jacob Lister said before the meet. “It’s a matter of getting mat time and learning.”

At 110, Jaycee Fitzgerald placed third and scored 9 team points with her fall over Gretchen Wearmouth of Martensdale-St.Marys.

Grace Keeler placed third at 130.

Mila Kuhns, 135, placed second and scored 10 team points. She had a 15 second pin on Zoey Donehoo of Martensdale-St.Marys and a 58 second pin on Chloe Scarbrough of Valley West.

At 140, Zoey Vandevender placed third and scored 9 team points in a late fall over Claire Breuer of Newton.

Aubrie Mohr placed first and scored 18 team points at 170. She won by decision over Skylar Johansen of Martensdale-St.Marys and had pins on both Kelis Tawzer of Lewis Central and Grace Guy of Newton.

Friday, the girls travel to Riverside High School for another tournament.

Cheyenne Roche


Originally from Wisconsin, Cheyenne has a journalism and political science degree from UW-Eau Claire and a passion for reading and learning. She lives in Creston with her husband and their two little dogs.