Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wrestlers thump A-C-GC

The packed B-B-E crowd was on their feet cheering wildly after Adam Jaeger won at 145 pounds.

The 15th-ranked B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team soundly defeated a very good Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons team tonight by a 39-21 score. The Falcons entered with an 11-7 overall record, while the Jaguars raised their record to 11-4 with the win.

The most exciting match of the night, one of many exciting matches actually, came at 145 pounds when No. 2-ranked Adam Jaeger (a junior) defeated No. 10-ranked Shane Whitcomb (a senior) 16-14 in overtime. The win was almost surreal, with the crowd going absolutely nuts in the third period as Jaeger climbed back from what was as bad as a 12-3 deficit. Jaeger entered the third period trailing 12-6. The score was 14-14 after the three regulation periods were complete.

Junior Leo Ziemer put an exclamation point on the win with a fall in 2:40 over Levi Schimschock at the heavyweight division.

Next for the Jaguars: a dual meet (part of what is actually a quad) at Royalton/Upsala on Thursday night. The Royals (12-11 overall) are having an excellent season and are a Section 5A opponent, so this match will count heavily towards postseason rankings.

In a home contest tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team lost 65-47 to Eden Valley-Watkins.

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