This article submitted by Zach Spates on 1/27/98.
On Friday, Paynesville wrestled at the West Central Conference Tournament. Paynesville won the meet with a three-point margin over Litchfield.
This was not enough to overtake Litchfield for the WCC Conference championship as the championship is based on points accumlated throughout the regular season.
WCC Tourney team results were:
Sauk Centre: 161.5
Individuals for Paynesville placing first or second were:
119-David Kerzman, first;
125-Chris Welle, second;
135-Ryan Stoneburner, first;
140-Ryan Glenz, second;
145-Colby Scheierl, second;
160-Jona Welle, second;
171-Bill Stanger, second.
On Saturday, Jan. 24, the Bulldogs traveled to Apple Valley to a newly opened school named East View. Paynesville knew this was a good test as Dassel-Cokato was one of the top contenders for our team region title, as is Litchfield.
Paynesville ending up meeingt D-C for the championship and came home with a close 27-24 win.
St. Cloud Tech: 23
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