THE HARRISBURG TIMES
Wrestling Pins Down A Win JoAnne VerMulm
The Harrisburg Wrestling Team opened their season with a Dual at home in an exhilarating victory over Huron. Harrisburg got out to an early win with a forfeit from Huron at 106, taking the lead 6-0 and keeping it for the rest of the match. Five HHS wrestlers pinned their opponents to score 30 of Harrisburg’s 46 points: Jacob Marshall (3:30), Jacob Hanssen (:44), Cade Bruggeman (3:08), Logan Warzecha (1:09), Sam Detert (:26). Other Tigers with a win include
Ryan Mayer (MD), Nick Schirado, and Max Johnson. We lost 5 matches, three by major decision. Throngs of student-athletes came out to support their counterparts on the mat, joined by parents and many other Tiger fans. The energy in the gymnasium was electrifying as the team’s performance bolstered the volume of the cheers from the audience, and the reverberation of the roaring crowd appeared to invigorate the team. Or perhaps it was the abounding enthusiasm of their coaching staff, lead by Peter DiPol, that sustained
them. Either way, it was the kind of atmosphere that, when immersed among the crowd, sends a shiver all the way down to your Tiger tail. Coach DiPol and the other coaches would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the students, staff, and fans for their amazing support and invite you to join them as they do it again Thursday, January, 25 @ 5 pm for the Harrisburg/Aberdeen Central/Watertown Triangular at HHS. The Tigers went 3-1 to place first in the Watertown Dual Tournament on December 2nd, finishing ahead
of Pierre T.F. Riggs, Watertown, and Aberdeen Central.
and Mitchell in the championship match.
The Tigers started the day in pool matches, beating Milbank (63-9). The Tigers dropped their next match to Pierre T.F. Riggs (33-37). In their final qualifying match, the Tigers went on to defeat Watertown (39-28).
The championship match ended in a tie (29-29). Based on criteria, the Tigers won with a combination of Mason Schoenhard’s tech fall, a forfeit to Logan Warzecha, and a pin by Sam Detert (30-29).
The pool play resulted in a 3-way tie between Harrisburg, Pierre, and Mitchell. A penalty point deducted from Pierre in their match against Harrisburg for unsportsmanlike conduct disqualified them from the tie-breaker. This left Harrisburg
Photo Courtesy: Jon Klemme
Fellow Tiger athletes came out in droves to cheer on the wrestling team on December 1st at home.
Results 1-Harrisburg (3-1), 2-Mitchell (2-2), 3-Watertown (3-1), 4.Huron (2-2), 5-Aberdeen Central (2-2), 6-Pierre (3-1), 7-Milbank (1-3), 8-Yankton (0-4). Thank you Coach Tucker for providing details of each match.