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WHS WRESTLING: WHS defeats S-0 42-27

SIBLEY, Iowa -- The Worthington Trojans' wrestling team defeated the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals, 42-27 in a non-conference dual Tuesday night.

WHS captured the lead following a forfeit win for Hser Eh Pwae at 106 pounds and never looked back.

Anthony Luft gave the Trojans a 12-0 at 113 pounds with a fall in 45 seconds over Damon Monier, followed by a Generals' pinfall win in 5:28 for Brent Reed over Cody Michelson at 120 to make it 12-6.

The score ran to 16-12 following a major decision win (16-1) for Trojan Vince Riley over Jesse Espinoza at 126 and a forfeit win for S-O's Cole Heronimus at 132.

"We had to reshuffle the lineup a little bit and the kids responded well to it," WHS head coach Mark Prunty said. "Our lightweights got us off to a good start and then we really took off in the middle weights with some big pins."

Indeed, the Trojans did take off in the middle-weight classes as Jacob Clarke pinned Alex Fisher in 29 seconds at 138 pounds, Matt Poppema scored a 16-0 techincal fall over Tyler Reck at 145 pounds and Jared Kinley earned a 4-1 decision win over Taylor Block at 152 pounds.

With the score at 30-12, WHS scored pinfall wins in the next two classes as Zach Kempema pinned Tyler O'Connor in 1:13 at 160 and Blake Schroeder scored a fall in 1:39 at 170 pounds over Andrew Brockshus for a 42-12 score.

However, the Generals won the remaining matches to close out the dual as Dylan Brockshus won a 7-3 decision over Carson Hagen at 182, Marshall Eddy won with a 7-2 decision over Brandon Riemersma at 195 and Mike Renken scored a 3-1 decision over Emmanuel Martinez at 220.

"We did a good job of damage control in the dual by not giving up extra points to them," Prunty added.

S-O's Patrick Coleman finished the dual with a fall off Peter Abraham in the heavyweight class in 24 seconds for the 42-27 final.

WHS returns to action Thursday as it hosts a triangular with Redwood Valley and Sioux City East. The triangular is scheduled to start at 5 p.m with the two visitors squaring off first.