Day three of the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament got underway at 10am Saturday morning with the consolation matches in all classes. The day will finished with the finals in all classes beginning with the Grand March at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
The top finish for area wrestlers was turned in by Tyler Dolieslager of Boyden Hull Rock Valley who finished second in the state at 220 pounds in Class 2A. Dolieslager wrestled his way to the championship match by opening with a 7-6 decision Thursday and followed that on Friday with a 7-2 decision in the quarterfinals and a pin in the semifinals in a time of 5:19. The senior finishes the season with a record of 47-4.
In the 2A consolation semifinals Saturday at 160 pounds Jacob Van Ginkel of Western-Unity lost by fall and then came out on the short end of a 12-4 score in the fifth place match. He finished 6th at the State Tournament.
At 220 pounds Bryce Kelleher of Sheldon South O’Brien dropped an 11-9 decision in the consolation semis and followed that with a 6-2 loss in the fifth place match to finish 6th in the tournament.
In Class 1A Colby McIntire of Central Lyon George Little Rock finished fourth at 126 pounds. He posted an 11-3 major decision in the consolation semifinals and was pinned in the third place match.
Top ranked Central Lyon posted a 66-55 home win over George Little Rock Friday night in a Class 1A Region 1 Girls Basketball semi final. With the win it’s on to Sioux Center Monday the 18th and a meeting with West Sioux to find out who will be State Tournament bound. West Sioux earned a hard fought 47-46 win over West Bend Mallard in a game played at Hartley Friday night.
In Rock Rapids the Lions opened a 19-6 first quarter lead and pulled into halftime up 34-26 thanks in part to a 10 point second quarter from Kori Schulte. At the end of the third quarter the lead was up to 50-34 as Central Lyon picked up the win 66-55.
Lexi Ackerman hit for a game high 26 points including 9 in the third quarter and 11 more in the fourth. Schulte would finish with 14 points and Ivy Sieperda added 13.
The Mustangs had two players in double figures led by Keely Kruse with 12 including a trio of three point buckets. Teya Graham joined her in double figures with 10 points. Mia Graham scored 6 in the ballgame including buzzer beaters at the end of the first and second quarters.
With the win Central Lyon improves to 22-2 on the season while George Little Rock ends the year at 13-12.
Class 1A and 2A Girls Basketball moved into the semi-final round Friday, February 15th.
Let’s take a look at how the KIWA listening area teams fared Friday night………..
Class 1A Region 1
West Sioux 47, West Bend-Mallard 46
Central Lyon 66, George-Little Rock 55
Region Final Monday 7:00 pm at Sioux Center – West Sioux vs Central Lyon – Winner goes to 1A State Tournament in Des Moines
Class 2A Region 1
Okoboji 41, Emmetsburg 39
Western Christian 81, South O’Brien 45
Region Final Monday 7:00 pm at Sibley – Okoboji vs Western Christian – Winner goes to 2A State Tournament in Des Moines
The Knights of Columbus District free throw contest was held recently.
First place winners include left to right: Majestic Holtrop, Cooper Davis, Lauren Pottebaum, Taryn Hintz, Cassidy Bart, Christopher Holzman, Kayla Dykstra, Bryant Dykstra, Tyler Johnson, Trey Iedema
Day two of the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament opened with the Class 1A quarterfinals and the second round of consolations. Here’s how our area wrestlers fared.
1A wrestler in championship bracket
182 Dylan Brockshus of Sibley Ocheyedan was pinned and moved into the consolation bracket and then dropped a 5-1 decision and was knocked out of the competition.
1A wrestlers in consolations
106 Treyton Virtue of Central Lyon George Little Rock lost by tech fall and he is out of the tournament
113 Jose Montes of West Sioux lost by fall and was eliminated
126 Colby McIntire of Central Lyon George Little Rock won by fall in 1:54 to advance to the third round of consolations in the afternoon session. In the afternoon session he won by fall in 4:29 to advance to the consolation semifinals.
The afternoon session included the Class 1A semifinals and the third round of consolations. In Class 2A it was the championship quarterfinals and the second round of consolations.
2A wrestlers in championship bracket Quarterfinals
152 Hunter Berkenpas of Boy-Hull/Rock Valley lost a 3-1 decision and dropped into the consolations where he lost a 9-1 decision and was eliminated.
160 Jacob Van Ginkel of W Christian/U Christian won by fall in 5:54 and in the semis of the 9:35 pm evening session he lost by tech fall and will be in the consolation semis Saturday morning with a shot at third place.
182 Dallas Rozeboom of Boy-Hull/Rock Valley lost a 3-0 decision to move into the consolations where he was pinned and knocked out of the tournament.
220 Bryce Kelleher of Sheldon/South O`Brien won by fall in 3:57 and wrestled in the lower bracket semi in the 9:45pm evening session where he dropped an 8-5 decision. Kelleher is in the consolation semis Saturday with a chance at third place.
Tyler Dolieslager of Boy-Hull/Rock Valley won a 7-2 decision and wrestled in the upper bracket semi in the 9:45pm evening session where he won by fall in 5:19. Dolieslager will wrestle for the 220 pound 2A State Title Saturday night.
2A wrestlers in consolations
170 Toby Maggert of Sheldon/South O`Brien lost an 8-3 decision and was eliminated.
Class 3A girls basketball reaches the region final stage tonight with State Tournament berths up for grabs.
Class 3A Region 1 Girls Basketball Final 7pm tip off
MOC Floyd Valley vs South Central Calhoun at Cherokee
Winner advances to State Tournament
Class 3A Region 2 Girls Basketball Final 7pm tip off
Spirit Lake vs Garner Hayfield at Algona
Winner advances to State Tournament
Iowa State Wrestling tournament in it’s final day at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines