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High school wrestling: WHS matmen advance five; Adrian tops Arrows

REDWOOD FALLS —The Worthington Trojans will have five wrestlers competing today in the quarterfinals of the Redwood Valley Invitational, which started Friday night in Redwood Falls. Five more for Worthington are alive in wrestlebacks.

In the quarterfinals today will be 106-pounder Hser Eh Pwae, 126-pounder Anthony Luft, 160-pounder Zach Kempema, 170-pounder Blake Schroeder and 195-pounder Carson Hagen.

On the backside of the 28-team tournament for the Trojans are Jeffrey Comacho (132), King Blanchette (138), Cody Michelson (145), Tony Rogers (152) and Peter Abraham (220).

Dawson-Boyd/Lac Qui Parle/Montevideo held a slight lead over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg in the team race after the first day of Redwood Valley’s tournament. Wrestling continues today at 9 a.m.

“We had a good first day and had opportunities for all 12 of our wrestlers to make it on to the second day. That didn’t quite happen, but we had kids picking up wins in wrestlebacks,” Trojans wrestling coach Mark Prunty said. “For them to get wins in wrestlebacks, that shows their hard work is paying off.”

Pipestone Area Triangular

PIPESTONE —Pipestone Area split a pair of wrestling duals on its home mat Friday night. The Arrows defeated Benson 62-10 but fell to Class A’s sixth-ranked Adrian 46-12.

The Arrows earned pins from Michael Suda (113), Garrett Ploeger (120), Logan Steenstrud (132), Walker Kor (145), Allan Hachmann (160), Will Smith (170), Blake Wolters (220) and Derik Evans (285) in the victory over Benson.

In Pipestone Area’s second dual, Adrian earned its way to a win with pins earned by Ryan Elias (126), Logan Nelson (132), Jesse Slater (182) and Gavin Engelkas (285). Adrian 145-pounder Tony Lynn major decisioned Pipestone’s Walker Kor 14-2.

In Adrian’s tussle against Benson, the Dragons earned a 54-0 shutout. Wins were earned by Greg Kern (120), Elias (126), Nelson (132), Lynn (145), Slater (182), Ben Taracena (195) and Tony Sieve (220).

With the night, PA enters Christmas break with a dual record of 5-3. Adrian is 6-1.