High School Updates January 10-16, 2016

By TomM January 15, 2016 00:01

High School Updates January 10-16, 2016

High School Updates January 10-16, 2016

Hemauer leads at Kaukauna Cheesehead tournament
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016 | By Jake Kurtz | Managing Editor
Junior 160-pounder Jackson Hemauer led DeForest with a runner-up finish at the prestigious Cheesehead Invitational Jan. 8-9 at Kaukauna.
The event, which featured 27 teams from four states, was won by Mt. Carmel (Ill.) with a score of 582 points. Carl Sandburg (Ill.) was runner-up with 557 points and Kasson-Mantorville (Minn.) rounded out the top three with 465 points. DeForest finished the event in 21st (172 points).
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Pewaukee’s Raschka among top wrestlers in 195-pound class
By Joe Shinners, Special to the Journal Sentinel | Jan. 14, 2016
Pewaukee wrestling coach Ed Kurth has been around awhile. Yet even he is surprised by the tenacity that has come to define Jacob Raschka.
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Kaukauna, Hortonville sweep in FVA
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin 12:37 a.m. CST January 15, 2016
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Pirates flex muscles in win over Homestead
By Nathan Kerner
Mequon, Wis. — The Port Washington wrestling team tried to shake off their winter break, and did so successfully, beating Homestead in a dual meet Thursday.
The Pirates claimed a 50-22 victory over the Highlanders in their first competition since Dec. 19.
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Holmen wrestling team knocks off Sparta
TODD SOMMERFELDT todd.sommerfeldt@lee.net @SommerfeldtLAX 
HOLMEN — With his team clinging to a four-point lead and just his match remaining, Kalyn Jahn didn’t think about anything but winning.
The Holmen High School freshman wasn’t about to stay away from Sparta sophomore Brett Von Ruden or play it safe despite the fact that Von Ruden was in the tough spot of needing a major decision or better to tie the score.
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Wisconsin Rapids rides falls to narrow win over SPASH
STEVENS POINT – Fritz Schierl trudged to the locker room after his 160-pound match Thursday night, and the blank look on his face spoke 1,000 words.
Stevens Point Area Senior High wrestling coach Rob King could have sworn Schierl had pinned Dylan Hall in the first period of their pivotal match.
About the only person who didn’t see Schierl record a fall was the referee and the difference in team points compared to his major decision made a huge difference on the scoreboard.
106 Brady Koontz (SPASH) won by forfeit
113 Xavier Klein (SPASH) def Cale Benitz 5-4
120 Dylan Koontz (SPASH) won by forfeit
126 Chance Bailey (SPASH) def Matrix Jisko 5-2
132 Patrick Spray (WR) pinned Nate Duffert 3:23
138 Bergh Diebel (WR) pinned Dylan Trigg 5:17
145 Max Benitz (WR) def Logan Reed 7-5
152 Cody Sawyer (WR) pinned Gabe Rodriguez 1:07
160 Fritz Schierl (SPASH) major dec Dylan Hall 15-5
170 Joey Roth (SPASH) def Nate Fuller 6-1
182 Brock Benitz (WR) pinned Nick Wachowiak 1:33
195 Jake Timm (WR) def Jake Harlow 7-0
220 Nate Engle (SPASH) won by forfeit
285 Jack Vruwink (WR) def Jacob Erdmann 4-2
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Focus on wrestling | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Stoughton plans wrestling dual at Performing Arts Center
JON MASSON jmasson@madison.com, 608-252-6185 12 hrs ago 2
Stoughton athletic director Mel Dow was brainstorming with others about where to showcase the Stoughton-Oregon wrestling dual meet on Jan. 22.
A novel idea was hatched.
The dual meet between the Stoughton and Oregon wrestling teams at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 has been scheduled for the Stoughton High School Performing Arts Center, which is the auditorium at the school, Dow said.
When trying to find a venue, Dow discovered the stage was the exact length of the 42-foot mat.
WiWrestling.com said the setting perhaps will be “reminiscent of gladiators in an ancient Roman arena.”
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Holmen, Sparta eager for wrestling test
La Crosse Tribune
The last five seasons of MVC wrestling championships have come down to the same old dual. One team has won three times and the other two.
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Schiro family ‘the linchpin’ behind La Follette’s growth
BRANDON STORLIE For the State Journal Jan 13, 2016
Faced with the same question, Francesco Schiro’s older brothers might provide a more diplomatic answer. But the Madison La Follette junior isn’t one to mince words.
“Usually, everyone tries to say they’re the best, but I think it’s clear,” he said after a practice this week.
For the moment, even twin brother Salvatore is willing to concede the family crown — with a qualifier.
“Right now, it’s him,” Salvatore said. “Everyone’s good. I think he’s shown he’s working hard right now.”
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Area wrestling honor roll: Jan. 13
Green Bay Press Gazette
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Wrestling: Burlington’s Josh Bird improves to 25-0
Journal Times
Senior Josh Bird, who is ranked No. 1 at 138 pounds by Wisconsin Wrestling Online, was moved up to 145 pounds and pinned Andrew Christensen in …
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Demon Invite champs
The Milton Red Hawk wrestling team made a statement at the 29th annual Demon Invitational on Saturday in Burlington.
Milton won all five of its dual matches, including three against state-ranked teams, to win the eight-team invite. Nick Richards, Billy Pitzner and Kyle Zucaro led the way by going undefeated (5-0) on the day.
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Seven Vikings make top-8 at Cheesehead Invitational
With several nationally ranked teams and wrestlers, the brackets at the Cheesehead would be gauntlets to even the best Wisconsin individuals.
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Schleef takes second in Milwaukee
Wisconsin Lutheran may have been the dominant team at last Saturday’s 16-team Red Knight Wrestling Invitational in Milwaukee.
But, the Lakeside Lutheran High School wrestling team churned out some impressive performances to finish sixth out of 16 teams.
Junior Zech Schleef had the best day with a second place finish in the 170-pound weight class.
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Photo Credit: Paul Stumpf PS Portraits

By TomM January 15, 2016 00:01
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