Panthers dominate for first state title, Mexico, North Callaway earn medal winners on Thursday


The Centralia boys won the first team state title in program history on Thursday at the Class 1 state meet at Mizzou Arena in Columbia while also locking up three state champions in seniors Brayden Dubes, Brayden Shelton and Seth Hasekamp.

Mexico sophomore Grant Van Horn finishes his Class 2 tournament strong with a 9-6 decision victory in the fifth-place match, securing his second state medal in as many years.

North Callaway junior Lane Kimbley won his third medal in as many years with a third-place finish, and senior Eli Henry gritted through injuries for a fifth-place medal.

Look for the full stories in the Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, edition of the Mexico Ledger.