Lee’s Summit North-Blue Springs dual for Suburban Gold title

By Michael Smith

The noise was deafening inside the Blue Springs High School gym Tuesday night.

Shouts, cheers, athletes jumping up and down and instructions from the coaches on both sides all came at once as Blue Springs 120-pounder Cayden Dotson took down Lee’s Summit North’s Caden Schweitzer.

Dotson got Schweitzer’s shoulders close to the mat with about 4 seconds left in the match. He needed the pin to give his team the win. As the buzzer sounded, the Lee’s Summit North’s sideline jumped and shouted in jubilation. However, it was so loud that the referee didn’t hear the buzzer go off and he slammed his hand to the mat, signaling that Dotson got the pin.

That’s when the Blue Springs side started celebrating. North coach Mick Cronk let the official know that time already expired. It was ruled that Dotson got just a near fall, giving him a 10-2 victory. But Blue Springs fell one