Humboldt, Webster City drop CL grapplers in close duals
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:26
The Clear Lake wrestling team traveled to Humboldt Thursday night, Jan. 3, to take on Humboldt and Webster City in North Central Conference wrestling. The Lions came out on the short end of the stick in both duals, losing 34-25 to Humboldt and 39-25 to Webster City.
“Humboldt is 14-0 and ranked in state, so we did not do that bad, but we still expect to win,” said Coach Gary Weber.
The Lions trailed 28-25 heading into the last match, with a chance to win the dual, but were pinned leaving the final score 34-25.
“We are making improvements, but need to continue to work on basic fundamental wrestling if we are going to beat the top ranked wrestlers,” added Weber.
The coach did point to some bright spots in the duals.
Connor Nosbisch beat Nico Wheeler, ranked ninth in state, 7-6. Ryan Schmalen, Ryan Faught and Brice Wilcke all went 2-0 on the night.
“I also felt Carson Farmer wrestled very well, pinning a State qualifier from Humboldt,” said Weber.
The Webster City dual was 25-24 with three matches remaining, but the Lynx won all three matches to win, 39-25.
“Spencer Orr and Sam Lakose each had big pins to give us a chance. Obviously, Schmalen, Faught and Wilcke also wrestled well,” said Weber. “Again, we need to work on stance, hips, movement and getting off the bottom. We have an extremely knowledgeable coaching staff and the kids need to trust their opinions in order to improve. It is disappointing to go 0-2, but we did face very good competition.”
WC 39, CL 25
106-Ryan Schmalen (CL) major dec. Cole Nokes, 12-2. 113-Freddie Seeley (WC) dec. Brennen Doebel, 10-8. 120-Ryan Faught (CL) dec. Gage Sadler, 16-10. 126-Spencer Orr (CL) pinned Colin Oswald, 5:29. 132-Sam Lakose (CL) pinned Tanner Hoveland, 1:44. 138-Tanner Hild (WC) dec. Carson Farmer, 9-4. 145-Jacob Powers (WC) dec. - Read More Via e-Edition
Wrestlers place third at Forest City
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:24
The Clear Lake wrestling team placed third in the eight-team Forest City Invite on Saturday. The Lions nearly placed second, losing 153 to 152 to Algona. Charles City ran away with the team title.
“We did beat a good Forest City team and Emmetsburg is ranked in the top 10 in state, so we had a pretty good day,” said Lions Head Coach Gary Weber. “A lot of kids got beat early in the day and showed a lot of mental toughness by battling back to go for third and fourth. “As long as we keep listening and improving, that is all our staff can ask for.”
Big changes coming for school conferences
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 12:39
School conferences are becoming a numbers game.
On the heels of an announcement that Bishop Garrigan intends to leave the North Central Conference (NCC) and join the North Iowa Conference (NIC), Eagle Grove and Clarion-Goldfield are also considering a change which could spell the end of the 88-year-old NCC.
“Everyone is just trying to figure out what is going on and what will make the most sense,” said Dale Ludwig, activities director for Clear Lake Schools.
Oldies but goodies win Alumni Tournament
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 12:38
The 1995-99 team defeated the two-year reigning champion team in the Clear Lake Alumni Basketball Tournament Saturday, Dec. 22 to claim bragging rights. The team beat the 2005-06 team in the finals to claim the championship. The 2005-06 team has won the tournament the last two years. Nine teams and 70
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