Tricounty News

Kimball wrestlers struggle with many starters missing

The Kimball grapplers had a tough road trip last week, dropping a decision Tuesday, Dec. 10, at New London-Spicer, 52-15. Still not at a full-strength lineup, the Cubs fought hard but dropped all of their matches at the Buffalo Quadrangular, Friday, December 13. The losses were to Rocori 48-25; Minnetonka 46-25; and Buffalo 36-33. Coach Mike Schindler recognizes the woes brought on by unforeseen events. “It was a pretty tough week, with four to five starters out of our lineup due to injury or sickness. We are looking forward to getting our team healthy and our full lineup back for when we start wrestling our section and conference opponents.” When the Cubs get their full lineup back, they look forward to changing the results of their matches. However, on the positive side, the younger kids are getting some valuable experience that will help Kimball in the long run.

NLS Match Results: 106-pound Payton Schiefelbein, PIN; 126-pound Blane Tschida, DEC.; 152-pound Markus Mehr, DEC.; 285-pound Austin Schiefelbein, DEC.  Buffalo Match Results:  126-pound Blane Tschida, PIN; 132-pound Payton Hanan, DEC.; 145-pound Tanner Schreifels, PIN; 152-pound Markus Mehr, DEC.; 170-pound Skyler Schiefelbein, PIN; 220-pound Austin Hentges, FORFEIT; 285-pound Austin Schiefelbein, DEC.  Rocori Match Results:  126-pound Blane Tschida, PIN; 132-pound Payton Hanan, DEC.; 152-pound Markus Mehr, DEC.; 170-pound Skyler Schiefelbein, PIN; 220-pound Austin Schiefelbein, PIN.  Minnetonka Match Results:  106-pound Payton Schiefelbein, DEC.; 126-pound Blane Tschida, PIN; 152-pound Markus Mehr, DEC.; 160-pound Matt Donnay, DEC.; 195-pound Ben Zipoy, FORFEIT; 220-pound Austin Schiefelbein, DEC. Next, the Cubs travel to Paynesville on Friday, Dec. 20, for their first section opponent.  The youth program will wrestle before the varsity at Paynesville as well.