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|Paynesville Press - December 20, 2006|
Cats top Dogs in WCCN wrestling match
The New London-Spicer Wildcats, a preseason favorite in the West Central Conference North, defeated the Bulldogs wrestling team 37-16 in New London on Tuesday, Dec. 12.|
The Wildcats, who lost to the Dogs 29-25 last year before beating the Dogs at the conference tourney, built leads of 19-3, 25-6, and 37-10 in the victory, winning 9 of 14 weights.
The Dogs scored only one bonus point in the match. Sophomore Jon Kerzman earned that with a major decision at 152.
Ninth grader Dustin Sieben - shown wrestling against Albany - won a 5-2 decision at 103 against NL-S last week to give the Dogs their only lead.
Trailing 25-10 with five weights to go, the Dogs could have pinned out to win, but NL-S won the next three matches to take a 37-10 lead and seal the victory.
Four other Dogs won by decision for Paynesville: ninth grader Dustin Sieben at 103 (giving the Dogs their only lead of the night); eighth grader Tyler Hemmesch at 140; junior Cory Spanier at 215 (running his unbeaten streak to four matches); and ninth grader Eric Wolbeck at 275.
The Dogs' last match before the Christmas break will be Thursday when they host defending conference champion Minnewaska at PAHS.
NL-S 37, Paynesville 16
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