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High school roundup: Pipestone Area wrestlers dominate

Thursday, Feb. 16
Section 3A team

PIPESTONE -- Top-seeded Pipestone Area dominated Adrian to advance to the semifinals of the Section 3A wrestling tournament Thursday, while Canby, Minneota and Windom/Mountain Lake also advanced.

Two mats will go simultaneously in Pipestone on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with Pipestone Area squaring off against Canby and Minneota taking on Windom/Mountain Lake. The finals are set for 2:30 p.m. and the winner will go on to the Minnesota state tournament.

On Thursday, Adrian opened with a 57-9 win over Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther. In the quarterfinals, Pipestone Area beat Adrian 68-10, Canby came from behind for a 36-33 triumph over Jackson County Central while Windom/Mountain Lake beat St. James Area 38-24 and second-seeded Minneota downed BOLD 72-6.

Against Adrian, Pipestone Area recorded nine falls. Grant Budden (106 pounds), Hunter Burnett (120), Michael Suda (126), Emerson Winter (138), Bill Olsen (145), McKinley Bush (152), Garrett Ploeger (170), Jamison Vanderwal (195) and Dylan Arndt (HWT) all pinned their opponents. Eric Lange won by decision at 132.

Preston Nelson (113) and Dylan Gyberg (182) won for Adrian.

“We wrestled pretty well, only losing two matches,” said Pipestone Area head coach Brian Bos. “I think we took care of business and did what we had to do.”

Windom/Mountain Lake won seven of the first eight weight classes against St. James Area. Cobras Alex Borsgard (132), Josh Samdal (138) and Jabari Carlton (195) recorded falls. Brett Willaby had a technical fall at 106.

Iowa state tournament

DES MOINES -- Eight Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals qualified for the Iowa state individual tournament in Des Moines, and five of them won their first-round matches Thursday in Class 1A.

Dylan Schuck, at 145 pounds, pinned Hunter Cobb of WAYN in just 52 seconds. Garrett Sayler, at 160, decisioned Nathan Haynes of Missouri Valley 5-2 after losing to Haynes 6-5 Wednesday in the team portion of the tournament.

The Generals’ Trent Kruger pinned Norman Wilson of Delhi in 2:30 in his first-round match at 170 pounds. At 195, Hunter Dejong won 12-6 over Jake Jennett of Lisbon. And at 285, S-O’s Matt Naig scored an 8-0 major decision over Will Anthony of Pleasantville.

Generals Jose Flores (106) and Trey Schuck (120) lost two matches. Teammate Erick Olvera lost his first match 3-0 to Caleb Meinders of Ackley but won in the consolation bracket 5-3 over Cade Suhr of Adair.

Four Central Lyon/George-Little Rock matmen participated in the Class 2A meet. Seth Deatsch, at 120 pounds, lost his first match by fall. Gable Sieperda, 132, won his first match 9-4 against Klayton Keller of SAYD. Mitch Van Beek, 138, lost his first match 13-7. Austin Winkel, 195, lost two matches.

Meanwhile, Sheldon/South O’Brien 182-pounder Luke Jenness lost his opener 5-3 to Harrison Goebel of Masonville.

Wrestling continues today and Saturday at the Wells Fargo Arena.


MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Levi Stoesz scored 18 points to lead Mountain Lake Area to a 10-point Red Rock Conference victory over Murray County Central.

Kris Menken scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds for the Wolverines, who led 27-21 at halftime. Aaron Fast added eight points and eight rebounds.

MCC was led by Cole Bassett’s 22 points. Nate Everson added nine points.

MLA (15-7, 9-4) is at Heron Lake-Okabena on Tuesday.

Murray County Central 21 51

Mountain Lake Area 27 61

W-WG 76, Fulda 62

FULDA -- Three players scored 15 points to lead Westbrook-Walnut Grove to a Red Rock Conference victory over Fulda.

Andrew Quade, Matt DePrez and Cole Bunting each scored 15 points for the Chargers, while Kyle Kuehl had 14 and Tyson Elzenga tallied 10.

Fulda’s Dalton Slinger had 21 points, while Justin Dierks had 13 points, 13 rebounds and four assists. Matthias Kunerth scored 12 points for the Raiders (10-13), who are at Murray County Central on Tuesday.

W-WG (19-3) hosts Red Rock Central on Tuesday.

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 40 76

Fulda 27 62

Luverne 100, HL-O 80

LUVERNE -- Six players reached double digit scoring for Luverne as it defeated Heron Lake-Okabena in a high scoring game.

Cole Claussen and Riley Siebenahler each scored 18 points, Layne Curtis scored 17, Brayden Jacobsma and Eli Haugom each scored 14 and Andrew Bierman scored 11.

Siebenahler also had 11 rebounds, while Curtis had six assists.

Hunter Zins led HL-O with 19 points, while Kurt Obermoller had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Lee Gunther scored 15 points with five rebounds.

HL-O 39 80

Luverne 57 100

Adrian 66, H-BC 58

HILLS -- Adrian built as much as a 25-point lead, but Hills-Beaver Creek narrowed the deficit to four points late in the game.

But the Dragons were able to hold off the charging Patriots for an eight-point victory.

Mitchell Lonneman had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Adrian, while Zach Hendel and Ryan Wieneke each scored 13 points. Zach Bierman had 11 points and Nate Lonneman added 10 for the Dragons.

Jax Wysong scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds to lead H-BC (9-13, 6-8). Isaiah Vis had 11 points, while Zach Scholten scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds.

The Patriots host Southwest Christian Feb. 24.

Adrian 36 66

Hills-Beaver Creek 25 58

SWC 87, Ellsworth 53

EDGERTON -- All 13 players scored for Southwest Christian in a victory over Ellsworth.

Jacob Van Dam led the Eagles (11-9, 8-5) with 14 points. Hunter Dilly had 12 points and five rebounds, while Jeremy Vander Woude had 11 points, four assists and three steals. AJ Vanderby scored 11 points to go with five rebounds, while Parker Kooima had 11 points. Jared Vis added nine rebounds and four steals.

Ellsworth’s Grant Jansma scored 14 points, while Jared Leuthold had 13. Brandon Kramer scored 10 points for the Panthers.

SWC is at Canby today.

Ellsworth 25 53

Southwest Christian 44 87

MACCRAY 74, T-M-B 71

CLARA CITY -- MACCRAY came back from a 12-point halftime deficit to earn a three-point victory over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

Brady Madsen scored 27 points to lead MACCRAY, while Colton Swart finished with 16.

T-M-B was led by Spencer Smith’s 40 points and nine rebounds. Moses Dolan had 14 points, six assists and seven rebounds. Matt Timmerman had eight points.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 44 71


H-LP 75, West Sioux 61

GEORGE, Iowa -- Using a balanced offensive attack, Harris-Lake Park advanced in the Iowa Class 1A, District 2 tournament with a victory over West Sioux.

Jordan Kyle scored 19 points and had 20 rebounds and four assists to lead the Wolves (10-11), while Trevor Gunderson added 19 points. Bret Sohn had 18 points, while Cale Hellinga scored 12.

Hunter Dekkers scored 19 points to lead West Sioux.

The Wolves will continue their playoff run against George-Little Rock on Tuesday in Hull.

West Sioux 14 19 33 61

Harris-Lake Park 19 36 47 75

GIRLS BASKETBALLWindom Area 49, St. James 38

WINDOM -- In the final regular-season tuneup before playoffs, the Windom Area Eagles made the most of it.

Maurissa Isaacs scored 15 points to lead Windom Area past St. James.

Hallie Will added 14 points for the Eagles, while Autumn Hauge scored 10.

Ashley Frederickson scored 15 points to lead the Saints.

The Eagles will begin section play at Pipestone Area on Feb. 25.

St. James 13 38

Windom Area 23 49