Wrestling takes down the competition


Junior Keegan Name looks at his coaches for advice during a meet against the Eastern Comets. Name pinned his opponent and helped the Kats win the match.

Parrys Hooks, Reporter

The KHS wrestling team has already left their mark on this season and they are only getting started. Last weekend, the Kats took home 1st place at the Frankfort Tourney. Senior Kymani Howard also had a big day at the tournament, earning his 100th career win. Howard ended the day with 104 wins and as the 170lb champion. For Howard, earning 100 wins is just the beginning of his goals for this season.

“I want to win the conference and go to the state finals,” he said.

Senior Omarion Clark Stitts has his sights set on becoming a state champion. He has been wrestling for 10 years and currently wrestles in the 138lb weight class. 

For new head coach Jacob Bough, his goal as the coach is simple.

“Get kids to state in girls’ and boys’ wrestling. It will be my goal every year,” Bough said.

But Bough’s goal for the team is bigger: make improvements every match and grow as a family.

“There has been a strong foundation put in place by previous coaches Ryan Wells and Mike Miller,” Bough said. “I am just evolving that foundation and continuing to grow it with our elementary and club kids.”

The Kats are back in action next Wednesday and Thursday at the Rensselaer Central Invite. They return home for a match against McCutcheon on Jan. 11.