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Bulldogs Top Gophers at Wolves Invite


Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Sports



GMLOKS entered the 2014-2015 wrestling season coming off a 2-10 team campaign. They had quality wrestlers, but lacked numbers. This season, the numbers are improved. The quality is even better. The Bulldogs are dogging their competition. They are 4-0 in dual meets. At the FCLMC Holiday Wrestling Tournament, they took first (191.5), holding off #7 in Class A Chatfield (189.5) for their second tourney title of the season. GMLOKS had seven wrestlers make the finals. Jace Bunne (145), Christopher Bain (170) and Wyatt Richardson (195) notched titles. Bunne, a senior, worked hard for his, winning a 7-5 decision (semis), then knocking off Chatfield’s Ryan Meeker 3-2 (finals). Bunne is now 8-1 (only loss to a teammate). He was named the meet’s most outstanding wrestler. Bain (9-1) also grappled out two tough decisions to win his title, beating Chatfield’s Ethan Wright 5-3 in OT (semis), then PEM’s Brenton Ring 4-1 (finals). Richardson (#2 at 195 in AA) went pin-pin before notching a 3-2 decision over PEM’s Bradley Schultz to claim the 195-pound title. Wyatt is 10-0. Brenn Olson (120), Parker Hale (152), Sam Roe (182), and Blake Benson (220) each finished second, Olson, Hale, and Benson falling to ranked Gophers. Noah Eissinger (126), Josh Graves (132), and Blake Olson (160) each took third. GMLOKS had 11 wrestlers place (14 weights). The Gophers’ big guns, meanwhile, flexed their muscles. Jared Goldsmith dominated 120. Only one of his foes made it out of the first period as the #4 ranked guy at 113 pinned his way to a title. Jake Mandt (#6 at 132) also was a force, going pin, tech fall, pin for the 138 title. Hank Friederichs (#1 at 145) went pin-pin before an 8-1 decision for the 152-pound title. All three improved to 12-1. Jacob Bleess (#3 at 220) won two major decisions for the 220-pound title. He is 10-2. Maleek Hussein (113), Meeker (145), and Ian Morrison (285) each took second. The Gophers had eleven guys place too. LARP sophomore Justin Mueller (10-1) was also dominant, pinning his way to the 126-pound title. None of his opponents made it out of the first period. Cody Nahrgang (170), Cody Rain (182), and Andrew Knapcyzk (195) each took third for the S-Eagles, who finished sixth overall. A small FCLMC contingent had just one wrestler place (Walker Ward took fifth at 220). Decorah, Pine Island, Hayfield, Scott-West, Winona-Senior, La Crescent, and Irondale also competed at the 12-team tourney.

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Showdowns, Rematches, Previews

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
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In only the second full week of the winter sports season, there were big showdowns, rematches, and/or previews. In girls basketball, Chatfield had showdowns with fellow powerhouses Dover-Eyota and Plainview-Elgin-Millville, the later a rematch of ..... 
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Quick Starters

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
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The first week of the basketball season saw four county teams have things go as well as could be expected. Chatfield’s girls flawlessly got through a busy week. R-P’s b-ball teams, on a small scale, mimicked last season’s starts. FC’s girls ..... 
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Wrestling Preview

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
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The high school wrestling season begins with the TRC adding La Crescent, while losing Southland. It joins with GMLOK to become GMLOKS. The league breaks up into a pair of divisions, but everyone will still play everyone. Individually, a state cham ..... 
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Girls Basketball Preview

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
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The girls basketball season begins with changes parallel the boys. La Crescent is a new member of the Three Rivers, Randolph of the Southeast. LC joins Cotter, L-A, R-P, Caledonia, and FC in the TRC East. Chatfield, Kingsland, W-K, P-E-M, D-E, ..... 
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Boys Basketball Preview

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
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By Paul Trende The 2014-2015 boys basketball season begins, like most, with changes. Both the Three Rivers (La Crescent) and SEC (Randolph) have new members. The Lancers addition to the TRC brings the league up to thirteen teams. It will be divid ..... 
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Volleyball Post-Season Awards

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
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By Paul Trende Another great season for area volleyball teams ends with post-season honors being announced. Fillmore Central and Chatfield each boast three All-Conference players, all of which are seniors culminating excellent four-year varsity c ..... 
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Falcons Soar to Sub-Section Title…

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
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Falcons Soar to Sub-Section Title… It might’ve been Fillmore Central’s best match of volleyball this season. Conversely, it might have been Mabel-Canton’s worst. In a match-up of southeast Minnesota Class A volleyball powers, between the ..... 
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Play-Off survivors

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
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The song ‘Eye of the Tiger’ was made famous in Rocky III. It’s performed by the band Survivor. Anyone alive and cognizant in the 1980’s surely knows it. The 2014 fall sports play-offs had all teams hoping to channel their tiger eyes, all ..... 
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