Screamin’ Eagles split to finish regular season


PHOTO BY SCOTT JONSGAARD LARP’s Dominic Jenkins working for back points against his D-E opponent Spencer Hon- sey at the home meet last Saturday, Feb. 9.

With sectional tournaments fast approaching, the Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson (LARP) wrestling team finished up their regular season with a pair of dual meets last week. The Screamin’ Eagles visited the La Crescent-Hokah Lancers Thursday, Feb. 7, then hosted the Dover-Eyota Eagles on Saturday, Feb. 9.

LARP vs. La Crescent-Hokah (L-H)

Riding wins in six contested matches, the Screamin’ Eagles added a tally in their victory column. LARP also benefitted from forfeits in four weight classes to triumph over the Section 1AA Lancers 44-15.

Ross Herber got things started for LARP at 120 pounds, scoring a 9-0 major decision over the Lancers’ Joey Schreier. Kolton Riser followed right up, picking up a great win by scoring a fall at 0:37 of his 138-pound bout with Derek Carter.

The Lancers rebounded when Ty Mallicoat prevailed in an 8-3 decision over LARP’s Tristyn Hegland at 145 pounds. But Dominic Jenkins responded with a 13-2 major decision over L-H’s Dylan Worrell at 152, and Jacob Meyer took it to the Lancers’ Dylan Schultz with a 9-7 decision at 170. Noah Herber made it three LARP wins in a row when he notched a 5-3 decision over Colton Jorgenson at 182 pounds.

LARP vs. Dover-Eyota

The parent’s night match vs. the Section 1A and Three Rivers Conference (TRC) foe Dover-Eyota Eagles was a tough one. LARP wrestlers battled hard, but the Eagles held an 8-5 edge in contested matches and got a bonus in the form of one forfeited match to triumph 44-25.

The Eagles’ Brodie Kellen kicked things off for D-E, scoring a fall at 1:55 of his 106-pound match with Tyler Kreidermacher. Jacob Dessner made it a pair when he notched a fall at 1:55 of the 113-pound bout with LARP’s Jordan Zibrowski.  Ross Herber retaliated, scoring a 13-1 major decision over Treyton Thesing at 120 pounds. D-E’s Gavin Gust then grabbed a narrow 3-2 decision over Carter Jonsgaard at 126, and teammate Taylor DeFrang triumphed over Gable Speltz with a 7-3 decision in their 132-pound match.

Teigen Miller kept the momentum for D-E when he grabbed a 7-3 decision over Kolton Riser at 138, but Dominic Jenkins got LARP back into the win column when he scored a fall at 4:43 of his 145-pound contest with Spencer Honsey. D-E’s Blake Lehnertz responded with a fall at 1:19 of his 152-pound match vs. LARP’s Tristyn Hegland, and teammate Marcus Otomo took a 16-1 victory over Jackson Koverman at 160 pounds.

The Screamin’ Eagles’ Jacob Meyer responded with an 11-4 decision over Tyler Shea in their 170-pound match, and Noah Herber kept things going when he scored a fall at 1:05 of his 182-pound match with D-E’s Carson Mitchell.

The teams split the last two contested matches; Carter Weideman notched a fall at 1:07 of his 220-pound bout with Spencer Welsh, and Jackson Duellman answered with his own fall at 2:43 of the heavyweight matchup with LARP’s Alex Perez.

Schedule

The LARP wrestlers will participate in the first round of the Section 1A team tournament Thursday, Feb. 14, at Goodhue High School. The #7-ranked Screamin’ Eagles will face off against #10 Wabasha-Kellogg at 6 p.m. The winner of that contest will wrestle #2-ranked Goodhue immediately following.

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