• Scott City 170-pounder Wyatt Hayes tilts Cole Amlong (Norton) to his back for near-fall points during the semi-finals of the Norton tournament on Saturday. Hayes remained unbeaten to win a gold medal and the Beavers also claimed the team title. (Record Ph
  • The Scott Community High School wrestling team won the JR Durham Invitational at Norton for the first time since 1995.
  • Scott City junior Justus McDaniel turns Tieman Poling (St. Francis) to his back for a two-point near-fall during the 132-pound championship finals at Norton. McDaniel claimed a gold medal with a 4-0 decision. (Record Photo)

finding a ‘happy place’

Beavers claim 5 individual titles at Norton

When you’re undefeated and ranked No. 1 in state in your weight division, the pressure that comes with that success is expected.

Most athletes thrive on being in that position.

What can be more difficult to deal with is the frustration.

“I just have to put myself in a happy place before a match and realize that some guys are just going to do whatever they can to get through a match,” said Scott Community High School senior Wyatt Hayes following another championship performance at the J.R. Durham Invitational in Norton on Saturday evening.

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