Lebanon captures first State title in school history

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Lebanon freshman Quincey Glendenning wrestles Natalie Schaljo of McCluer North during the State championship match on Saturday evening at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Glendenning won the finals via pin and is the first girls’ state wrestling champion in Lebanon High School history.


COLUMBIA — Lebanon High School has always had hopes of winning a State title. On Saturday evening, in front of thousands of spectators at Mizzou Arena, the LHS girls’ wrestling team held up the first-place trophy after winning the first team State Championship in the schools history the city has so coveted for years in the inaugural season of the sport.

The ‘Jackets finished with a team score of 87 total points, six points better than second place Lafayette (Wildwood).

“It feels really good for the girls and for the school for them to get the first State Championship in school history,” head girls’ coach Matt Neely said. “They worked all year for this, and when we found out they (MSHSAA) were going to sanction girls’ wrestling we knew we had a lot of girls who had a lot of interest in wrestling and we went out and recruited and this is how it ended up.”

Also making history for Lebanon was freshman Quincey Glendenning, who took first in the 131-pound weight class over sophomore Natalie Schaljo (McCluer North) on a fall in the second period on Saturday evening.

From the beginning of the match, Glendenning dominated Schaljo, jumping out to a 12-1 lead before getting the pin.

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