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Wrestling for the first time at home this season, Washington hosted a three-school meet against GAC Central rivals Ft. Zumwalt North and Liberty in varsity and junior varsity wrestling action on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The varsity Blue Jays lost duals to Ft. Zumwalt North 60-12 and to Liberty, 57-21.

The JV Blue Jays lost duals to Ft. Zumwalt North 36-35 and to Liberty, 48-28.

Washington’s Chris Griesenauer (160 pounds) won by pin over FZN in the varsity dual. Evan Hey (126) won by forfeit.

In the varsity meet against Liberty, Washington’s Tate Hendricks (106) won by pin and Cory Hardesty (170) won a 3-1 decision. Michael Boehlein (195) and Andrew Inman (220) both won by forfeit.

In the JV meet against FZN, Washington’s winners were Owen Bartlett (120), Timmy Boehlein (132), Kaden Golic (160), Hunter Caldwell (113), Robert Bira (126), Ryan Gratzer (220) and Johnathon Jakob (exhibition).

In the JV meet against Liberty, Washington’s winners were Caldwell (113), Boehlein (132), Oliver Mace (145), Caleb Hlavaty (152) and Gratzer (285).

Click on the attached link below for Washington's complete results from the tri meet at WHS.

Photos from Washington’s varsity meet against Ft. Zumwalt North are below.

The Blue Jays wrestle at home again on Jan. 30 against Pacific at 6 p.m. and Feb. 2 against Borgia, Union and Willard at 5 p.m.


The Fourth Annual Washington Girls Basketball Varsity Tournament, sponsored by First State Community Bank, is scheduled for the week of January 22-26.

All eight of the tournament’s teams will play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Jan. 22, 24 and 26.

Click here for the tournament bracket.

Waynesville is the tournament’s top seed followed by Holt, Washington, Lutheran South, Pacific, Warrenton, Ursuline and Parkway West.

First-round games are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 22. Waynesville meets Parkway West at 4 p.m. followed by Lutheran South-Pacific at 5:30 p.m., Holt-Ursuline at 7 p.m. and Washington-Warrenton at 8:30 p.m.

The consolation and championship semifinals will be played Wednesday, Jan. 24. The consolation semifinal games are at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The championship semifinals are at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The tournament concludes Friday, Jan. 26. The seventh-place contest begins at 4 p.m. followed by the consolation game at 5:30 p.m., the third-place contest at 7 p.m. and the championship game at 8:30 p.m.

Click on the attached link below for the bracket for the Fourth Annual Washington Girls Basketball Varsity Tournament, sponsored by First State Community Bank.


Washington High School’s dance team, the Jaywalkers, will hold a Winter Dance Clinic on Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 23 and 25, in the Little Blue Jay Gymnasium at WHS from 6-7:30 p.m. Students should meet in the Little Blue Jay Gym lobby to check in at 5:45 p.m.

The Mini-Jaywalkers dance clinic is open to girls in grades Pre-K through eighth grade.

Showing off what they learned at the dance clinic, the Mini-Jaywalkers will perform during the Washington Girls Basketball Tournament on Friday, Jan. 26.

The cost is $35 per student, which includes a T-shirt and free admission to the games on Jan. 26. Make checks payable to WHS Dance Team.

To register, send payment along with the completed registration form, which can be found by clicking the link below, to Washington High School, Activities Office, 600 Blue Jay Drive, Washington, MO 63090. Registration also can take place on the first night of the clinic.

For more information, contact Jaywalkers Coach Jo Phinney at jophinney@sbcglobal.net.


Washington competed in the 16-team Visitation Girls Basketball Tournament Dec. 23-28, considered by many to be the strongest girls basketball tournament in Missouri.

Doug Light’s Lady Jays went 1-3 in the tournament to finish in eighth place. They opened the event with a 63-57 victory over Webster Groves, and followed with losses to eventual champion Edwardsville, Ill., 61-23, Hazelwood Central 58-51 and Parkway North, 63-59.

Washington seniors Jackie Arnold and Reese Arnold were named to the second team all-tournament team.

In the win over Webster Groves, Jackie Arnold and Reese Arnold both scored 19 points. Nichole Brinker flirted with a triple double, finishing with 10 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Brooke Robinson added nine points. Mary Beth Reust scored six points.

Reese Arnold paced Washington against Edwardsville with 11 points.

Against Hazelwood Central, Jackie Arnold paced the Lady Jays with 23 points. Reese Arnold scored 21 points. Brinker added six points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Bria Hasenjaeger grabbed five rebounds.

In the Parkway North game, Reese Arnold led Washington with 22 points and eight rebounds, pushing her career points total to 999. She went over 1,000 points in Tuesday’s game against Holt. Jackie Arnold scored 19 points. Nichole Brinker had 13 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Brooke Robinson added five points. Emmy Hopkins and Hasenjaeger both had two rebounds.

Photos from Washington’s games against Webster Groves and Parkway North at the Visitation Tournament are below.

Washington vs. Webster Groves

Washington vs. Parkway North



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