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GAME OF THE WEEK (Wrestling): Lancaster 51, River Valley 27
Lancaster wrestling team improves to 8-0 with win over River Valley
Caden Straka
River Valleys Brock Mahoney struggles to get away from Lancasters Caden Straka during their 220-pound match last Friday night. Straka, who trailed Mahoney most of the match, scored a takedown and back points in the closing seconds to claim a 7-5 decision and remain unbeaten on the season.

GAME OF THE WEEK (Dec. 12–18)

WRESTLING: Lancaster 51, River Valley 27

Lancaster – With a 51-27 victory over visiting River Valley last Friday night, the Lancaster varsity wrestling team improved to 8-0 on the season, and 2-0 in Southwest Wisconsin Conference dual-meet action.

The Blackhawks put up a good fight against the home Arrows, as each team picked up four pins and one decision in Friday night’s match, but the 24-point difference came from four forfeits given up by River Valley.

Picking up pins for the Arrows were: 113-pound sophomore Remington Bontreger over Jimmy Jennings (4:51), 120-pound sophomore Carter Lull over Cole White (1:26), 132-pound junior Matthew Crosby over Hadyn Walsh (4:35), and 195-pound junior Dustin Wolf over Logan Tonstad (1:51).

Perhaps the most exciting match of the night came at 220 pounds, where junior Caden Straka moved up a weight class to meet River Valley’s Brock Mahoney.

Mahoney led most of the match, including late in the third period, but a take-down and back points awarded to Straka with only seconds remaining, kept his unbeaten record alive with a 7-5 decision.

Lancaster received forfeits at 106 (Michael Ihm), 152 (Collin Lull), 170 (Owen Wolf) and 285 pounds (Ben Withey).

Three nights earlier, coach Brad Sturmer’s Flying Arrows host Cuba City/Southwestern/Benton in a non-conference dual meet, where Lancaster cruised to a 66-7 victory.

The Arrows picked up a whopping eight pins in last Tuesday night’s match, as well as two forfeits and two decisions. The visitors collected seven points on a 9-0 major decision at 285 pounds, and a 7-4 decision at 170 pounds.

Picking up pins for Lancaster were: 106-pound freshman Remington Bontreger (1:41), 113-pound sophomore Owen Yoose (:31), 120-pound sophomore Carter Lull (1:27), 126-pound senior Caleb Lucey (1:13), 138-pound sophomore Isaac Oyen (2:53), 145-pound junior Logan Schneider (1:41), 195-pound junior Cade Straka (2:59) and 220-pound senior Cole Zenz (4:16).

The undefeated Flying Arrows will be in action on Friday night at the Ithaca Quadrangular that also includes Brookwood and Darlington. Dual meets are scheduled to start at 5 p.m.


Lancaster 66, Cuba City/Southwestern/Benton 7

(from Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Lancaster)

106 - Remington Bontreger (L) pinned Ayden Nolan, 1:41. 113 - Owen Yoose (L) pinned Michael Austin, :31. 120 - Carter Lull (L) pinned Lucas Blackbourn, 1:27. 126 - Caleb Lucey (L) pinned Jackson Soja, 1:13. 132 - Matthew Crosby (L) received a forfeit. 138 - Isaac Oyen (L) pinned Colin Blackbourn, 2:53. 145 - Logan Schneider (L) pinned Carson Reese, 1:41. 152 - Collin Lull (L) def. Shaedyn Lane, 7-3. 160 - Morgan Seippel (L) def. Tyler Reuter, 7-2. 170 - Bradley Goffinet (CC/SW/B) def. Owen Wolf, 7-4. 182 - Dustin Wolf (L) received a forfeit. 195 - Caden Straka (L) pinned Gerardo Garcia, 2:59. 220 - Cole Zenz (L) pinned Bryce Gregory, 4:16. 285 - Troy Leibfried (CC/SW/B) won by major decision over Ben Withey, 9-0. 


Lancaster 51, River Valley 27

(from Friday, Dec. 14, at Lancaster)

106 - Michael Ihm (L) received a forfeit. 113 - Remington Bontreger (L) pinned Jimmy Jennings, 4:51. 120 - Carter Lull (L) pinned Cole White, 1:26. 126 - Keeghan Kjos (RV) pinned Cole White, 1:26. *132 - Matthew Crosby (L) pinned Hadyn Walsh, 4:35. 138 - Rowen Wipperfurth (RV) pinned Isaac Oyen, 2:39. 145 - Devan Alt (RV) def. Logan Schneider, 6-4. 152 - Collin Lull (L) received a forfeit. 160 - Cayden Robson (RV) pinned Morgan Seippel, :27. 170 - Owen Wolf (L) received a forfeit. 182 - Shane Liegel (RV) pinned Troy Klein, 3:02. 195 - Dustin Wolf (L) pinned Logan Tonstad, 1:51. 220 - Caden Straka (L) def. Brock Mahoney, 7-5. 285 - Ben Withey (L) received a forfeit.