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Prep Wrestling: Cards on top again

WILLMAR -- It was only Willmar's second home meet of the year. But the Cardinals made the most of the rare trip home. Beating Brainerd 44-15 on Thursday, Willmar secured its sixth straight Central Lakes Conference championship. Head coach Ed Oehl...

Willmar's Josh Miley tries to score two points on Brainerd's Kyle Eschenbacher during their 126-pound match Thursday at Willmar High School. Joe Brown / Tribune
Willmar's Josh Miley tries to score two points on Brainerd's Kyle Eschenbacher during their 126-pound match Thursday at Willmar High School. Joe Brown / Tribune

WILLMAR - It was only Willmar's second home meet of the year. But the Cardinals made the most of the rare trip home.

Beating Brainerd 44-15 on Thursday, Willmar secured its sixth straight Central Lakes Conference championship. Head coach Ed Oehlers added that the win should secure the top spot for the Cardinals in the Section 8AAA tournament.

"With these snow days, we haven't had any formal practices, so we had some guys working out in home gyms and some parents hosted optional practices," Oehlers said. "For the guys to be able to pull through really impressed me. It was nice to see them step up."

After losing at 106 pounds, Willmar scored 13 straight points, with a pin from Braeden Erickson at 113 and a major decision for Caden Carlson at 120. Cael Carlson added a major decision at 145 as the Cardinals pulled ahead 23-9 through eight matches.

The Warriors managed to cut the gap to 23-15 before Willmar won the last four matches, with two forfeits, a Kaden Streed pin at 182 and a decision for Andrew Reigstad at 220.

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The Cardinals have just one more match left on their regular-season schedule, with a duel against section foe Moorhead on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Willmar 44, Brainerd 15

106: Isaiah Jillson, B, pin Marco Sanchez 3:45

113: Braeden Erickson, W, pin Tommy Daniels 0:51

120: Caden Carlson, W, maj dec Cole Ostrowski 13-4

126: Jack Roehl, W, dec Kyle Eschenbacher 6-3

132: Denny Busbey, B, dec AJ Backes 4-3

138: Jonas Anez, W, dec Gabe Wagner 9-3

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145: Cael Carlson, W, maj dec Kyle Patnode 16-4

152: Grant Deegan, W, dec Brad Patnode 5-3

160: Braden Kramer, B, dec Ethan Roux 6-5

170: Forrest Gibson, B, dec Mason Swanson 7-4

182: Kaden Streed, W, pin Morgan Gibson 1:22

195: Lincoln Shinn, W, won by forfeit

220: Andrew Reigstad, W, dec Cade Barrett 5-0

285: Charlie Farhat, W, won by forfeit

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West Central Tri

WCA/BE 35,

BBE 29

BBE jumped out to a big lead but a string of West Central Area/Brandon-Evansville victories in the upper weights made the difference at the WCA/BE Triangular on Thursday night.

BBE's Ryan Jensen (106), Walker Bents (113) and Canon Swanson (126) won their matches by fall, helping the Jaguars open a 29-6 lead before WCA/BE scored the final 29 points.

106: Ryan Jensen, B, pin Shad Swanson 2:50

113: Walker Bents, B, pin Ashton Danner 5:27

120: Blaine Fischer, B, maj dec Hunter Hanson 10-2

126: Canon Swanson, B, pin Anthony Sykora 1:54

132: Reubens Swanson, W, dec Maximus Hanson 7-4

138: Jordan Lohse, W, dec Tyler Jensen 5-4

145: Tyler Bents, B, maj dec Kaleb Getz 9-1

152: Dylan T. Kampsen, B, dec Bryce Lien 9-5

160: Hunter Mickelson, W, pin Cooper Wold 3:15

170: Bret Duncan, W, maj dec Ethan Spanier 13-0

182: Colton Lindquist, W, maj dec Isaac Kampsen 8-0

195: Wyatt Olson, W, pin Jebadia Jones 0:43

220: Devin Stone, W, dec Michael Doubek 7-6

285: Austin Mattson, W, pin Thaniel Cebulla 3:20

Litchfield Dual

Hutchinson 40,

Litchfield 35

Hutchinson defeated Litchfield in a dual on Thursday. The meet was scheduled as a triangular along with MAHACA, which had to cancel.

Litchfield got pins from Aryan Payne (113), Devin Steinhaus (120), Tate Card (138) and Chase Liestman (285).

106: Grant Peirce, H, maj dec Alex Joedeman 12-4

113: Aryan Payne, L, pin Treyton Card 0:46

120: Devin Steinhaus, L, pin Michael Ferrell 4:47

126: Eddie Simes, L, won by forfeit

132: Jerry Simes, L, tech fall Payton Jepsen 18-2

138: Tate Card, L, pin Corey Maxson 0:15

145: Tucker Gifferson, H, pin Sergio Martinez 2:34

152: Bryce Penk, L, dec Cale Luthens 2-1

160: Logan Nelson, L, dec Jordan Stenzel 11-6

170: Alex Nelson, H, won by forfeit

182: Christian Kurth, H, won by forfeit

195: Josiah Nelson, H, won by forfeit

220: Cody Kurth, H, pin Isaac Rick 1:03

285: Chase Liestman, L, pin Marcus Smahel 1:08

Canby Tri

W/RRC 42,

United 39

Wabasso/Red Rock Central won five of six matches by fall in the middle weights to take control of a match at the Canby Triangular on Thursday.

106: Zander Clausen, U, pin Garrett Marotzke 3:02

113: Tyler Schickedanz, U, pin Zackary Zimmerman 0:36

120: Landon Knoshal, U, pin Chase Irlbeck 1:21

126: Sam Zindel, U, dec Mason Irlbeck 5-4

132: Vander Mathiowetz, W, pin Griffin Johnson 1:35

138: Trevon Johnson, U, won by forfeit

145: Josh Hesse, W, pin Avery Wittnebel 0:42

152: Hayden Determan, W, pin Eli Lowry 1:22

160: Jared Schroepfer, W, pin Layton Wittnebel 3:31

170: Keaton Hass, U, pin Calvin Anderson 5:23

182: Lance Wagner, W, pin Stone Irvine 5:42

195: Ty Altermatt, W, pin Zander Boehnke 1:48

220: Derek Werner, W, won by forfeit

285: Tanner Johnson, U, inj def Ryan Liebl

Canby 51,

United 14

Travon Johnson won by technical fall at 138 pounds and Layne Fink (106), Tyler Schickedanz (113), Landon Knoshal (120) and Sam Zindel (126) all won by decision to account for United's points in a match against Canby on Thursday at the Canby Triangular.

106: Lane Fink, C, pin Zander Clausen 1:46

113: Tyler Schickedanz, U, dec Lincoln Fink 12-7

120: Landon Knoshal, U, dec Jake Wagner 7-3

126: Sam Zindel, U, dec Tanner Drietz 9-2

132: Colton Drietz, C, pin Griffin Johnson 5:19

138: Trevon Johnson, U, tech fall Parker Viessmann 21-5

145: Hunter Cleveland, C, pin Avery Wittnebel 2:28

152: Kalib Greeman, C, pin Eli Lowry 1:10

160: Alex Full, C, dec Layton Wittnebel 3-0

170: Noah Steffen, C, dec Keaton Haas 7-3

182: Josh Steffen, C, pin Stone Irvine 3:05

195: Jaden Kindopp, C, pin Ethen Montantes 0:15

220: Shane Noyes, C, pin Zander Boehnke 2:37

285: Denver Noyes, C, dec Tanner Johnson 9-6

Girls Hockey

LDC 2,

PC 0

Sophia Hillmann and Lydia Niemala scored goals and goalie Avery Stilwell turned back all 25 shots she faced as Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato defeated Prairie Centre on Thursday at the Litchfield Civic Arena.

PC 0 0 0 - 0

LDC 0 1 1 - 2

FIRST PERIOD - No scoring

SECOND PERIOD - L: Sophia Hillmann (Kristin Foley) 4:02

THIRD PERIOD - L: Lydia Niemala 8:37

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS - Prairie Centre: Mackenzie Och 29/31 ... Litchfield/DC: Avery Stilwell 25/25

Gymnastics

NLS 139.375,

Annandale 125.300

Emily Novak won two events and placed first all-around as New London-Spicer defeated Annandale on Thursday night.

Novak scored 35.825 points and won the vault and bars. Ashlyn Olson was second all-around and won the beam. The Wildcats' Maddy Iverson won on the floor.

ALL-AROUND - (1) Emily Novak, N, 35.825 (2) Ashlyn Olson, N, 34.950 ... (5) Olivia Mages, N, 26.225

VAULT - (1) Emily Novak, N, 9.10 (2) Olivia Mages, N, 8.825 (3) Autumn Williams, N, 8.80 (4) Ashlyn Olson, N, 8.775

BARS - (1) Emily Novak, N, 8.40 92) Olivia Mages, N, 8.325 (3) Ashlyn Olson, N, 8.125 (4) Ari Peterson, N, 8.050 (5) Maddy Iverson, N, 7.725

BEAM - (T-1) Ashlyn Olson, N, 9.0 (T-2) Emily Novak, N, 9.0 ... (4) Ari Peterson, N, 8.10 (5) Emma Rohman, N, 8.0

FLOOR - (1) Maddy Iverson, N, 9.425 (2) Emily Novak, N, 9.325 (3) Olivia Mages, N, 9.075 (4) Ashlyn Olson, N, 9.050 (5) Ari Peterson, N, 8.375

Men's Basketball

A-R 73,

Ridgewater 70

Sam Olson scored 17 points and Travis Visser had 14 points and 10 rebounds in Ridgewater's loss at Anoka-Ramsey on Thursday.

The Warriors' Rodney Lubin scored 11 points and Parker Schwinghammer had six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Ridgewater 39 31 - 70

A-R 40 33 - 73

RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Rodney Lubin 11, Sam Olson 17, Jadaunte Sutton 8, Daviante Ostrander 3, Travis Visser 14, Avery Palma 4, Parker Schwinghammer 7, Faizon Stephens 6 ... 3-point shots: Lubin 3, Olson 4, Sutton 1, Ostander 1, Schwinghammer 2 ... Rebound leader: Visser 10, Lubin 7, Schwinghammer 6 ... Assist leader: Schwinghammer 5 ... Steal leader: Schwinghammer 3

ANOKA-RAMSEY - Scoring: DeAndre Jones 13, Justin Castro 18, Jalen Dunlap 14, Beau Nelson 2, Steven Colon 5, Tenzing Chime 3, Alex Kipliany 4, Nasheim Lozier 8, Murshid Mudricat Zuberi 6 ... 3-point shots: Jones 1, Castro 1, Colon 1, Chime 1, Lozier 2 ... Rebound leader: Jones 7, Castro 7 ... Assist leader: Dunlap 4, Colon 4 ... Steal leader: Three with 2

Women's Basketball

A-R 94,

Ridgewater 45

Taylor Rose scored 17 points and Kendra Kuczek scored 11 in Ridgewater's loss at Anoka-Ramsey on Thursday.

Catherine Vogt had eight points and five rebounds, and Rose had four assists and two steals.

Ridgewater 10 5 1 2 18 - 45

A-R 31 21 32 10 - 94

RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Kendra Kuczek 11, Taylor Rose 17, Sarah Frederick 1, Catherine Vogt 8, Auddy Sperr 4, Brielle Krossman 4 ... 3-point shots: Kuczek 2, Rose 2 ... Rebound leader: Vogt 5, Kuczek 4 ... Assist leader: Rose 4 ... Steal leader: Rose 2

ANOKA-RAMSEY - Scoring: Adaya Sandifer 2, Charo Nickens 21, Mikayla Homola 33, Kirsten Fitzgerald 6, Abby Howe 4, Nana Montgomery 7, Chloe Vezies 9, McKenna Anderson 2, Chyanne Nickens 2, Maddy Craig 8 ... 3-point shots: Homola 5, Fitzgerald 2, Montgomery 2, Vezies 1 ... Rebound leader: Craig 8 ... Assist leader: Sandifer 8 ... Steal leader: Three with 3

Willmar's AJ Backes hangs onto Brainerd's Denny Busbey during their 132-pound match in Thursday's Central Lakes Conference dual meet at Willmar High School. Joe Brown / Tribune
Willmar's AJ Backes hangs onto Brainerd's Denny Busbey during their 132-pound match in Thursday's Central Lakes Conference dual meet at Willmar High School. Joe Brown / Tribune

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