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Tuesday sports roundup: Minneota, D-B top Trojan wrestlers

MINNEOTA — The Worthington High School wrestling team dropped a pair of matches Tuesday night, falling to host Minneota 40-24 and coming up just short against Dawson-Boyd/Lac Qui Parle/Montevideo United in a 44-39 score.

In the match against Minneota, Mason Byrne (182) won by fall to pick up six points for the Trojans, while Marcos Herrera (195) won by technical fall for five WHS points. Jacob Prunty picked up an 11-3 win for the Trojans at 132 pounds, and Brayden Donkersloot (160) captured a a 5-0 decision.

In the Dawson-Boyd match, Byrne also earned a win by fall at 195 pounds and Damon Schultz (106) took a 6-5 decision. All the Trojans’ other points came via forfeits.

“Mason had a great night for us,” WHS head coach Mark Prunty praised, adding that Jacob  Prunty’s win in the Minneota match came against a ranked opponent. “Brayden also had a nice win for us.”

Despite those highlights, Tuesday evening was mostly forgettable for the Trojans.

“We struggled tonight,” coach Prunty said. “The first dual was against Dawson-Boyd, and we really came out flat and it was not one of better efforts overall. For the most part, we rebounded and wrestled much better against Minneota, but still gave up way too many bonus points.”

Adrian Area 39, Luverne 27

LUVERNE — Isaac Bullerman (120) and Logan Sherer (138) recorded pins and Logan Taylor (106), Jesus Anaya (113), Preston Nelson (145) won decisions for the Dragons in their dual win.

Luverne got pins from Zach Bradley (126), Tucker Oeltjenbruns (132) and Thomas Brown (170). Jed Dooyema (152) got a triumph for another six points via his opponent’s injury, and Jayden Renken (160) took a three-point decision.

Wabasso-Red Rock Central 44, WEM-JWP 31

Wabasso-Red Rock Central 78, M-T-ML 0

MADELIA — Jared Schroepfer (160), Nick Altermatt (182), Isaac Schmiesing (220) and Kyle Jacobson (285) all won by fall for W-RRC, which picked up 12 additional points from forfeits. Mason Irlbeck (106) won via technical fall and Josh Hesse (132) earned a three-point victory against Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton.

In the dual against Madelia-Truman-Martin Luther, W-RRC got pins or forfeits at every single matchup. Winning by fall were Vander Mathiowetz (113), Carter Benz (120), Josh Hesse (132), Gabe Martin (138), Schroepfer (160) and Schmiesing (220).

T-M-B/W-W-G 36, Marshall 25

MARSHALL — Ayden Horner (106), Sawyer Schwartz (145) and Austin Buchholz (195) all won by fall for Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

Anthony Axford (152) earned a victory by technical fall, and Nash Mayer (160) won a major decision. Levi Ellingson (126) Jace Paplow (170) and Trevor Eisfeld (182) were also triumphant via decisions.

Pipestone Area 41, Windom Area 33

Redwood Valley 47, Windom Area 25

REDWOOD FALLS — Nate Boebendrier (113), Hunter Burnett (132), Carson Wipf (152), Garrett Ploeger (195) and Jamison VanderWal (285) all won by fall for the Arrows against the Eagles. Jesse Fenton (160) won by technical fall, while Grant Budden (126) and Logan Winge (182) were triumphant via decisions.

Picking up pins for Windom Area were Micah Holmberg (106) and Jabari Carlton (195), while Zach Spinks (145) won a decision.

In the Eagles’ dual against the Cardinals, Alex Borsgard (138) and Jesse Jepsen (170) both won by fall. Brett Willaby (120) earned a victory by major decision, and Holmberg (106) took a decision.

BOYS BASKETBALL

H-LP 85, Clay Central Everly 45

HARRIS, Iowa -- Harris-Lake Park eased past Clay Central Everly with four boys scoring in double digits. Isaac Ihnen scored 19, Abdulla Elbuytari scored  17, Bubba Sohn scored 16, and Bret Sohn scored 11. Bubba Sohn had a double-double on the night as he also had 10 assists.

John Galm led the Mavericks with 12 points.

Harris-Lake Park looks to continue its three-game winning streak as the War Eagle Conference tournament is coming up fast.

HLP 22 52 65 85

Clay Central Everly 6 23 32 45

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Worthington 66, Luverne 65

LUVERNE -- Worthington narrowly escaped Luverne despite the Cardinals’ best attempt at a comeback.

Emma Thuringer led the Trojans offensively, scoring a game-high 21 points while also pulling down seven rebounds. Nyamer Diew had a sensational night, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to go along with five assists three blocks and three steals. Payton Sauerbrei scored 13 points, while Anneke Weg pulled down nine boards.   

Mallory Thorson and Mackenzie Petersen led Luverne with 17 points apiece. Teammate Jadyn Anderson (12 points) also scored in double digits.

WHS outrebounded LHS 34-27, with 16 of the WHS rebounds coming on offense.

Luverne had 17 turnovers, which was four more than Worthington’s 13.

Worthington led Luverne by double digits multiple times throughout the game, but Luverne was able to come back and keep it close throughout.

“Luckily we hit our free throws down the stretch,” Trojans coach Eric Lindner said of his team, which went 15-of-20 from the line — including two very near the end for a four-point cushion. That lead would prove to be crucial, as it kept the game from going to overtime as Luverne made a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining.

WHS 32 66

LHS 28 65

MCC 52, Edgerton 41

SLAYTON — Riley Schmitz had 17 points to go along with six steals and Montana Beckmann contributed 15 points to help boost the Rebels to the home-court win.

Rachel Van Iperen chipped in with eight points and 11 rebounds for Murray County Central, which had a 12-point advantage at halftime.

Chynna Bering topped the Flying Dutchmen with 17 points, 11 rebounds and six steals. Madison Heard added 10 points for Edgerton.

Edgerton 17 41

MCC 29 52

HBC 60, MLA 42

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Grace Bundesen scored a game-high 22 points for Hills-Beaver Creek as it beat Mountain Lake Area in Red Rock Conference Play. Sidney Fick added 20 points on the night for the Patriots.

The Wolverines’ top scorers were Jenneel Rodney and Rylie Tollefson, who both finished with 10 points. Tollefson also had eight rebounds.

HBC 19 42

MLA 19 42

Fulda 67, HL-O 52

HERON LAKE -- Fulda beat Heron Lake-Okabena in a Red Rock Conference game. The Raiders were led by McKenzie Evers’ 16 points and Morgan Gehl’s 11 points.

Evany Luna and Camryn Baumhoefner both had eight rebounds for Fulda, and Evers had five steals.  

Fulda 46 67

HL-O 38 52

Adrian 56, W-WG 39

ADRIAN — The Adrian Dragons grabbed 17 steals from Westbrook-Walnut Grove, creating easy buckets that were generally hard to come by, for both teams, all night.

Hannah Bullerman led Adrian with 15 points, five rebounds and three steals. Paige Bullerman added 10 points and nine rebounds and Lexi Slater scored 12 points on five of nine shooting.

For W-WG, Brittany Erickson, Bethany Byers and Alli VandeKieft all reached double-digit scoring, accounting for 32 of the team’s 39 points.

Adrian 22 56

W-WG 17 39

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