Saturday, March 20, 2021

Saturday afternoon updates

More wrestling and basketball updates coming...

Mark Jenniges stayed alive with an exciting win by a 1-0 decision in the 220 pound wrestlebacks today.

Wyatt Engen has lost out of contention at the tournament. He fell in the consolation semifinals.

More to come.

**Halftime in the boys' basketball playoff game: B-B-E 35, Verndale 19. The Pirates drained a 3-pointer with 24 seconds to go. They were able to get a long 3-point shot off at the buzzer but it glanced off the rim.

FINAL: Jaguars 69, Pirates 38. The Jaguars (16-4) advance to play next Wednesday night in the subsection title game. Info TBA. (If Nevis wins today, the Jaguars will travel to Nevis for the next game.) ****Update: the Jaguars will travel to Nevis on Wednesday night for the championship game. I think tip-off is at 7 p.m. Today in their subsection semifinal, Nevis beat Browerville 60-45.

I'm at Long Prairie but still acquiring the latest updates. The Final Four has started just after 3 p.m. I learned that Mark Jenniges lost out of contention. Also, Carson Gilbert is still alive and goes for third place at 195; he won in SIX overtime periods to advance!

At 152 pounds, Maximus Hanson goes for third place.

It's 3:30 p.m....and Ryan Jensen is up soon at the 120 pound title match!!

**Update: Ryan Jensen and Walker Bents have both won their title matches! Ryan won a 9-2 decision, and Walker won an 8-1 decision. They qualify for the Sweet Sixteen round of the state tournament!

*Update at 4 138 pounds, Tyler Jensen lost a heartbreaker by a 1-0 decision in the championship to a wrestler from New York Mills. It was a great match. Tyler will get a true second match.

At 145 pounds, Blaine Fischer made quick work of a WCA/A/BE wrestler in the championship and won by fall in 67 seconds.

At 152 pounds, Maximus Hanson won his third place match by a 5-0 decision. 

At 160, Dylan Kampsen lost by fall in the third place match...his season is a wrap. He has been a huge part of this wrestling program and will be missed.

At 195 pounds, Carson Gilbert lost his third place match by an 8-6 decision. He grabbed a 5-0 lead in the opening minute of the match. His season is a wrap...but he's just an eighth grader.

****More updates in a new blog post. That new blog post will include the final results of state preliminary wrestling, and then you'll see which Jaguars qualified for next week's State Sweet 16.

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