Dogs plummel LPGE

This article submitted by Michael Jacobson on 12/27/00.
The Bulldogs pummeled the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder on Tuesday, Dec. 19, winning 12 matches and recording eight pins.

The Dogs won the first five matches to build a 28-0 lead, and then won the final seven matches to make the final score 64-3.

Sean Glenz (103), Nathan Glenz (125), Jeremy Sogge (130), Jeremy Fuchs (140), Joe Hiltner (145), Josh Schreifels (152), Jason Leyendecker (189), and Brad Person (275) recorded pins for the Bulldogs.

Schreifels, at 152, took the lead in his match with a third-period near fall, and ended up pinning his opponent with 30 seconds to go.

Of the other Bulldog pins, four came in the first period and three in the second, hurrying the match along.

Adam Christian added a win by technical fall at 112, and Pat Noonan won by forfeit at 119.

In the closest individual matches, Max Meagher won a 7-3 decision at 160 and Ryan Glenz won 9-7 in overtime at 171. Meagher scored three takedowns and only allowed points only on escapes to win his match.

Glenz trailed 7-2 after yielding an escape to start the third period, but he scored a takedown and three-point near fall to tie the score at 7-7. Then he won with another takedown in overtime.

About the only blemish for the Bulldogs was losing a team point due to penalty.

The victory raised the Bulldogs' season record to 5-1. The Bulldogs are now 3-0 in conference dual meets, with only contests against Melrose and Sauk Centre remaining.

The Bulldogs do not have a meet until January. Their first meet after the holiday will be at Big Lake on Thursday, Jan. 4. The Hornets are rated ninth in Class AA.

Paynesville 64, LPGE 3
103–Sean Glenz (P) pinned Derek Pesta, 2:53; 112–Adam Christian (P) tech. falled Travis Pesta, 17-2; 119–Pat Noonan (P) won by forfeit; 125–Nathan Glenz (P) pinned Alex Rasmussen, 1:40; 130–Jeremy Sogge (P) pinned Mike Meagher, 1:22; 135–Grant Schad (LPGE) dec. Justin Reeck, 7-1; 140–Jeremy Fuchs (P) pinned Pat Jenkins, 1:22; 145–Joe Hiltner (P) pinned Matt Schad, 3:37; 152–Josh Schreifels (P) pinned Adam Pesta, 5:31; 160–Max Meagher (P) dec. Scott Twardowski, 7-3; 171–Ryan Glenz (P) dec. Jared Pesta, 9-7 (OT); 189–Jason Leyendecker (P) pinned Kurt Jenkins, 1:32; HWT–Brad Person (P) pinned Matt Paul, 2:50.

State rankings
The Bulldogs started the season ranked #1 in Class A by the Guillotine, but have dropped to third on account of their loss to Foley at their season-opening tournament. Frazee is now first, with Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale second. Junior Jeremy Sogge, ranked first at 125 in Class A, was named the wrestler of the month at that weight by the Guillotine. Sogge is undefeated in six matches this season and has four pins. He placed third last year in the state tournament, and now has 95 career wins. Three other Bulldogs are ranked individually in the Guillotine: junior Nathan Glenz, sixth at 119; senior David Kerzman, second at 130; and senior Joe Hiltner, sixth at 152.

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