Wrestlers dominate at triangular

This article submitted by Zac Spates on 12/22/98.

On Thursday, Dec. 17, the Bulldogs started their third week of matches against Long Prairie. Paynesville knew from Thursday night to Tuesday night they would have to wrestle five matches and almost everyone would be critical to the outcome of the week to come. The Dogs were in their first stage of the year and so far they have proven themselves pretty good.

As Paynesville warmed up against Long Prairie on Thursday night, plenty of younger wrestlers on the team were there also. With Ryan Glenz, Josh Schreifels, Tony Spates, and Rich Lang all wrestling on varsity that night, Paynesville was testing their future wrestlers.

When Nathan Glenz stepped out on the mat at 103, Paynesville was from that point on unstoppable in the match. Before 145, Paynesville recorded four pins from Ryan Glenz, David Kerzman, Josh Schreifels, and Tony Spates. At 145, Rich Lang, in his second year wrestling with the Dogs, went out against a tough opponent and was pinned. From then on, Paynesville didnít stop until they ended the match with a score of 53-6. Scott Braun and Josh Bork both recorded pins for Paynesville, and Zac Spates recorded a tech fall. Paynesville double forfeited at Hwt. because Long Prairie didnít have a wrestler. Results from that match are as follows:

Alexandria Triangular
The next night after Long Prairie, Paynesville traveled to Alexandria for a traingular. Both teams, Buffalo and Alexandria, were good tests for the Bulldogs for Tuesday night against Litchfield, so the Bulldogs had to see what they were made of.

The first match was against Buffalo. Paynesville dominated the first half of the lineup. With a strong lower lineup, Paynesville gained most of their points from Nate Glenz, Jeremy Sogge, Brad Schultz, and David Kerzman. Max Meagher and Josh Schreifels were filling in for some hurt wrestlers and showed their toughness by both of them beating their opponents.

At 145, Joe Hiltner faced a fierce opponent and wrestled very well only losing by three points. Scott Braun, Karl Sanborn, Shaun Fleischhacker, Josh Bork, and Matt Brauchler finished off the match with one major, three pins and a tech. fall.

Paynesville dominated that match 61-3.

As Paynesville just got finished with Buffalo, they had to finish off the night against Alexandria. Alexandria had some tough matches for some of the Bulldogs, and Nate Glenz stepped out on the mat at 103 and showed them whoís the boss. As Glenz easily won his match 14-2, that set the tone for the rest of the night, only letting Alexandria win three decisions and a pin.

Paynesville recorded four pins in that match with David Kerzman, Chris Welle, Joe Hiltner, and Matt Brauchler. At 160, Karl Sanborn had a close match with a state ranked kid, and only lost by two points. Paynesville and Alexandria both forfeited at 189. Results from those two matches are as follows:

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the Bulldogs took on Litchfield and Big Lake. The results for those matches will be in next weeksí Press.

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