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State wrestling roundup: Clearwater’s Rylant brothers win first state championships

Senior Curtis Rylant and freshman Darryl Rylant are state-championship brothers.

The Clearwater brothers won their first state wrestling championships Saturday night in the Class 4A finals in Salina. Darryl Rylant started off the championship round with a 3-1 victory over El Dorado’s Payton Sadowski in the 106-pound final. Later, in 182 pounds, brother Curtis defeated Andale’s Davon Spexarth 10-8 to win his first state title after losing in last year’s final match.

Colby won the 4A team title, followed by El Dorado with 91, Pratt with 82 and Andale with 73.

Mulvane’s Anthony Scantlin won his second state championship, part of a haul of five individual crowns at the 4A tournament by Wichita-area wrestlers.

Scantlin, the 132-pound champ last season, defeated Holton’s Justin Rieschick in the 145-pound final.

In other Wichita-area victories:

• Andale’s Zach Eck edged Corbin Nirschi of Basehor-Linwood 4-3 in the 132-pound final.

• At 195 pounds, Anthony Capul completed his first full wrestling season after two injury-plagued years by winning his first state title. He defeated Paola’s Dunkan Watrous 5-1.

Class 3-2-1A – Two Wichita-area finalists at the 3-2-1A tournament in Hays lost their matches.

Douglass’ Ashten Dodson lost a 5-3 decision to Luke Richard of Riley County in the 106-pound match. Lane Moran of Bluestem fell 7-1 to Marysville’s Jacob Mintzmyer in the 170-pound final.

Chaparral had the best Wichita-area team finish with 49 points, good for 10th place. Norton won with 121, followed by Rossville with 117.