Wrestlers overpower longtime rival, Canby

This article submitted by Zac Spates on 2/10/99.

On Friday, Feb. 5, the Paynesville Bulldogs traveled to Canby for the annual dual match.

This was the Bulldogâs second match of the week, and their final match before next weekâs region finals.

At 103, Nathan Glenz stepped out on the mat to start the Bulldogs off once again. Nate wrestled a tough match, trailing his opponent until he reversed him in the last period to tie it up. Nate won the match in overtime with the score of 6-4.

Jeremy Sogge was Paynesvilleâs 112 pounder, and during his match he recorded seven takedowns. He led the match 20-9 before he finally put his opponent away in the last period. The time of his fall was 5:57.

At 119, Canby struck back with a 7-2 decision over Max Meagher. This brought the score of the match to 9-3, with Paynesville in the lead.

David Kerzman quickly pinned his opponent at 125 in 3:24. This was one of the many pins recorded during the year by David.

Josh Schreifels wrestled a fine match at 130, decisioning his opponent, 5-0. With the win at 130, Paynesville was now leading the match 18-3.

At 135, Justin Mueller wrestled for Paynesville. Justin teched his opponent early in the third period. This win gave Paynesville five more points.
Joe Hiltner had a tough match at 140. The only points scored in the match were a takedown and an escape. Joe got both of these, decisioning his opponent 3-0.

At 145 and 152, Chris Welle and Chris Sogge kept the match moving along. They both pinned their opponents, Welle in 1:43 and Sogge in 4:35. Both Chrisâ are competing with Kerzman for the most pins this season.

At 160, Shaun Fleischhacker stepped out on the mat for the Bulldogs. Shaun wrestled a good match; his opponent was very tough and he limited him to only a decision. The score of the match was 7-0. The team score as of 160 was 38-6.

Karl Sanborn and Josh Bork wrestled at 171 and 189. Both wrestlers decisioned their opponents, and both of the matches were 4-1 at the end. The two wrestlers put six more points on Paynesvilleâs side of the board.

At heavyweight, Matt Brauchler wrestled for the Dogs. Matt wrestled a very close match, and lost in the last seconds with the score of 11-10.

With the final score of Paynesville 44, Canby 9, Paynesville dominated the match winning 10 of the thirteen matches. Another good point of the match was that Paynesville gave up zero bonus points, but gained 14 points for themselves. Bonus points are any extra points other than the three points that are given for a decision.

Paynesville : 44
Canby: 9

On Thursday night, Paynesville traveled to Minnewaska to take on the Lakers. Minnewaska was the team that Paynesville wrestled for the West Central Conference Champions a week earlier and defeated 40-21. This time the Bulldogs won 44-13.

At 103, this week Paynesville had Nate Glenz back. Nate was sick when Paynesville wrestled last week, but this time Nate turned the match around and won with a decision of 8-6.

Jeremy Sogge wrestled at 112, and also wrestled a close match, beating his opponent 9-5.

Max Meagher went out at 119 and wrestled a great match. He recorded four nearfall points in the last period to beat his opponent 12-11.

David Kerzman wrestled at 125 and recorded yet another pin for the Bulldogs. Kerzman pinned his opponent in 5:11.

Josh Schreifels had a tough time at 130 with his opponent. He wrestled a good match leaving the Lakers to only a decision.

At 135 came Justin Mueller and at 140 was Joe Hiltner. Both wrestlers had great matches decisioning their tough opponents 10-8 and 5-0, respectively.

At 145, Chris Welle got a forfeit giving Paynesville six points.

Chris Sogge went out at 152 against the same opponent as last week. Last time he was behind until the last period where he turned his opponent to his back and pinned him. Sogge pinned his opponent one more time, this time it was in 3:17.

At 160 and 171, Shaun Fleischhacker and Karl Sanborn stepped out on the mat for Paynesville and recorded a pin and a tech fall, respectively. These two wins gave Paynesville 11 points, bringing the match points to 44-3.

At 189 and Hwt., Minnewaska struck back with a major and a pin. At 189, Josh Bork wrestled a very tough opponent and lost by a major. Minnewaskaâs heavyweight was very tough and caught Matt on his back.

Paynesville wrestled a great match, leaving the Lakers with a second loss from the Dogs. Paynesville won this match 44-13.

Paynesville: 44
Minnewaska: 13

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