Wrestling team wins, wins, wins

This article submitted by Jesse Spates on 2/4/97.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Bulldogs hosted a quadrangular meet. The meet was only supposed to consist of three teams, but due to weather, Paynesville invited another team to get in more matches. The teams competing were Dassel-Cokato, Buffalo, and Alexandria. Each team wrestled each other during the course of the night.

Paynesville's first match was against Buffalo. After Buffalo won the 103- pound match, Paynesville took control and won the next six matches. Buffalo then won the 145- pound match. Paynesville finished off with five straight wins.

In Paynesville's second match the Bulldogs wrestled Dassel-Cokato, one of the tougher teams in the section. The Bulldogs showed their balance and strength, though, and won the match by a score of 47-9.

The Bulldogs final match ended much like the others, as the Bulldogs won easily by a score of 55-10 over Alexandria.

Paynesville 52
Buffalo 9

Paynesville 47
Dassel-Cokato 9

Paynesville 55
Alexandria 10

Team tournament
On Saturday, Feb. 1 the Bulldogs hosted their second annual dual team tournament. Other teams competing were New Richland, Montevideo, St James, West Central, Blackduck, St Paul-Como Park, and Sauk Centre.

The Bulldogs wrestled Como Park during the first round of the tournament. Paynesville won 10 out of 13 matches, and the matches they lost were by decisions. Eight of those wins were by pins or forfeits. The final score was 55-9.

With this win the Bulldogs advanced to the next round and hit New Richland. Paynesville finished the match off with two wins and brought the score to 44-15. This advanced the Bulldogs to the championship round where they wrestled St. James.

Once again the Bulldogs got off to an explosive start by winning the first nine matches. The final score was 56-5.

Paynesville 55
Como Park 9

Paynesville 44
New Richland 15

Paynesville 56
St James 5

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