Two S-O Generals place in state wrestling

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Last weekend at the Iowa state high school wrestling tournament, two competitors from Sibley-Ocheyedan, two from Central Lyon/George-Little Rock and one from Sheldon/South O’Brien placed in the individual tournament.

In Class 1A, The Generals’ Garrett Sarringer was seventh at 145 pounds and Dahson DeJong was sixth at 170.

In Class 2A, Osvaldo Ocampo of Sheldon/South O’Brien finished eighth at 113 pounds. CL/G-LR’s Kalen Meyer was fourth at 170 and Dylan Winkel was second at 220.

Winkel lost his championship match to Kobe Simon of West Liberty, by a 6-4 decision.

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SWC girls had big test on Tuesday

The Southwest Minnesota Christian girls basketball team was scheduled to play Minneota in Edgerton Tuesday night. The Vikings are the No. 1-ranked team in Minnesota Class A.

On Saturday, Minneota moved its record to 10-0 with a 42-38 victory over fifth-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.

Southwest Christian, which is unranked, nevertheless sports a solid 9-2 record. In last season’s Section 3A finals, the Eagles lost to Minneota 78-50.

Tuesday’s area high school events will be posted online at The Globe website.

Section 3A loaded in boys basketball

There is no shortage of outstanding high school boys basketball teams in the southwest Minnesota area, and particularly in Section 3A.

In the state Class A rankings Monday according to Minnesota Basketball News, four Section 3A teams were ranked among the state’s top ten. Lac qui Parle Valley was No. 4, Southwest Minnesota Christian was No. 7, Renville County West weighed in at No. 9 and Central Minnesota Christian was at No. 10.

Two other unranked teams in the southwest corner of the state should be considered very dangerous. Southwest Christian’s seven ranking, which was up from nine in the previous version, was achieved before the Eagles sustained their first loss of 2021 from Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, 60-48, on Friday.

Westbrook-Walnut Grove looms on the edges. The Chargers, on Feb. 16, lost to Southwest Christian by a mere point, 60-59.