Friday, January 12, 2018

Paynesville tournament

The B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team is at the Paynesville tournament tonight and has a huge lead over second-place Sartell-St. Stephen. With the finals yet to start, the Jaguars have 194.5 team points, while the Sabres are in second place with 163.5 points.

Paynesville sits in third place.

*Update: the Jaguars have eight wrestlers in their respective championship matches!! They are Blaine Fischer, Canon Swanson, Dylan Kampsen, Tyler Bents, Adam Jaeger, Isaiah Gilbert, Mark Jenniges and Trevor Kern.

Another three wrestlers are in the third place matches: Walker Bents, Tyler Jensen and Seth Roering.

Going for fifth place are Taiton Linder and Joe Thompson.

Below, video with Isaiah Gilbert earning his 100th career win! This took place in the semifinals at 160 pounds.

*Update: the Jaguars won the tournament! They had 247 points to take first place. Second-place Sartell-St. Stephen had 181.5 points, while third-place Paynesville had 157 points. Sauk Centre-Melrose was fourth at 136 points. Milaca-Faith Christian was fifth with 132 points. Barnesville was sixth with 121 points. In seventh place was Eden Valley-Watkins with 51 points. In eighth place was Spectrum with 38 points. In ninth place was Holdingford with 26 points. Multiple Jaguars took first, second or third place. It was a terrific night on the mats! Other updates will follow after 11 o'clock tonight, including individual finishes and video clips.

Below, video from the finals featuring the third-place match at 106 pounds; B-B-E's Walker Bents won the match in sudden-victory overtime! He earned a takedown for the win that is shown in the video:

Individual finishes tonight at Paynesville...
At 106, Walker Bents improved to 21-13 on the season with a third-place finish and an exciting sudden-victory, fourth-period 10-8 decision win over Paynesville Area's Craig Schmitz.
At 113, Blaine Fischer improved to 25-8 with a first-place finish and a win by pin (4:48) in the finals against Sartell-St. Stephen's Andy Heckman.
At 120, Canon Swanson improved to 27-2 with a second-place finish, losing a 7-2 decision to Sartell-St. Stephen's Jackson Penk. Penk is the No. 3-ranked wrestler in Class 3A at 120 pounds. Swanson, ranked in the top-10 in Class 1A at 120, finished in second place at the Paynesville tournament for the second year in a row with a finals loss to Penk. Their championship match was one of the finest of the evening, and the two shared a light moment of comeraderie in their post-match handshake that was to be remembered.
At 126, eighth-grader Tyler Jensen improved to 24-9 with a third-place finish and a win by pin (4:00) against Eden Valley-Watkins' Taylor Ludwig. He was the youngest of the six 120-pound placewinners, which included two sophomores, two juniors and one senior.
At 132, freshmen Dylan Kampsen improved to 20-8 with a second-place finish, losing a 10-3 decision in the finals to Paynesville's Shawn Rue, No. 4-ranked and a junior.
At 138, Tyler Bents improved to 27-6 with a first-place finish and a 9-1 major decision win over Sartell-St. Stephen's Sam Fernholz.
At 145, Taiton Linder improved to 11-18 with a fifth-place finish. He was one of just two sophomores in the top six at 145. The other four placewinners included a junior and three seniors.
At 152, Adam Jaeger improved to 13-0 with a first-place finish and a win by technical fall (5:48, 21-4) over Paynesville's Weston Roberg.
At 160, Isaiah Gilbert improved to 28-5 with a first-place finish and a win by fall (1:52) over Sartell-St. Stephen's Alex Moritz.
At 170, freshmen Mark Jenniges improved to 18-12 with a second-place finish. In the finals, Jenniges lost by fall (1:14) to Barnesville's Preston Snobl, a junior.
At 182, Trevor Kern improved to 23-11 with a first-place finish and a 13-1 major decision win over Sartell-St. Stephen's Jack Engle in the finals.
At 195, junior Thaniel Cebulla finished in sixth place and has a 7-20 record.
At 220, Seth Roering improved to 14-19 with a third-place finish and a win by pin (32 seconds) over Barnesville's Jackson Poepping. Roering won his quarterfinal match by fall (1:31) and also in the wrestlebacks by fall (2:28) to land a spot in the third-place match.
At 285, Joe Thompson improved to 9-15 with a fifth-place finish and a win by fall (55 seconds) over Spectrum's Jacob Kettelhodt.

...and check out extended coverage of the Jaguars at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website:

At home tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team improved to 9-4 on the season with an 83-30 win over winless Paynesville Area in a Central Minnesota Conference game. The Jaguars led 45-15 at halftime. Macie Kirckof led the team with 19 points on 80-percent field goal shooting. Jenna Dingmann added 11 points while also shooting 80 percent from the floor!

Up next: a road game at non-conference Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Monday night. That game will be aired on 106.5 FM The Train of Norway Lake-Sunburg.

Central MN Conference girls' basketball scores on Jan. 12:
Eden Valley-Watkins 57, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 28
Maple Lake 50, Holdingford 48

Area girls' basketball scores on January 12:
New London-Spicer 70, Rockford Area 34 (NL-S earns their first Wright County West Conference win of the season after an 0-3 start in league play)
MACCRAY 36, Lakeview 30
Swanville 74, Bertha-Hewitt 53
New York Mills 62, Battle Lake 28
Minneota 76, Dawson-Boyd 49
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 59, Lac qui Parle Valley 58
Yellow Medicine East 77, CM-Christian 52
Sauk Centre 64, Minnewaska Area 38
Montevideo 58, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 36
BOLD 71, Melrose Area 60
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 49, Benson 31
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 62, Ortonville 38
West Central Area 70, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 66 OT

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