Tricounty News

Cubs wrestlers defeat Bulldogs

Friday night, Dec. 10, the young Cubs came out ready to rock, and shocked the defending section champs with a 44-19 win. The last time we could say Kimball beat Paynesville in wrestling was in January of 1973. Back then, Mr. Linn was on the wrestling team and three fourths of the coaching staff was not born yet.

The Cubs came out ready to go in front of a great crowd. It started when Mitchell McKee received a forfeit at 103. Quinten Berres at 112 dominated his opponent racking up a 15-0 tech fall. Tanner Mills received a forfeit at 119. Marcus Hamer recorded a quick pin in the second period to get the crowd going, and they got louder as the night went on. Mitch Pramann battled out a 5-2 decision. At 145, Jordan Joseph racked up the points to win with a 20-5 tech fall. Caramon Hansen had another battle coming out on top with an 8-6 win. David Joseph at 189 is a machine that gets only stronger as the match goes on. Keeping it close in the first period, he wore down his opponent to take advantage in the second and third periods and won his match 13-5. Alex Thurber had an exciting match in which he took control, and pinned his opponent with 4 seconds left in the first period. The Cubs are now (1-0) overall, (1-0) in the section and have not had any conference matches yet.

Next up for the Cubs will be their second conference match at Royalton against the Royals Thursday Dec. 16. Start time for Varsity will be 7 p.m. Then, Saturday, Dec. 18, the Cubs are traveling to Frazee for a dual tournament which consists of six ranked teams. They include FrazeeÐ#2 in class A, MinneotaÐ#3 in class A, Fargo NorthÐ#6 in North Dakota, Border WestÐ#7 in class A, KimballÐ#11 in Class A, and Perham in the Lean & Mean in class AA. This should be a fun tournament to come watch and a good test for the Kimball talent. Tuesday Dec. 21, the Cubs will travel to Shakopee to take on the host and St. Paul Humboldt before the Christmas break.