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Bemidji HS wrestling team earns two victories

Bemidji won a pair of dual meets Tuesday at a high school wrestling triangular at Bertha.

The Lumberjacks opened with a 41-35 decision over Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale and followed with a 45-30 victory over Alexandria.

Double winners for Bemidji were senior Gary Molash, sophomore Craig Maas, junior Colton Doty and junior Kodi Craft. Each pinned both of his opponents.

Seventh grader Michael Fogarty won by decision and forgfeit. Senior Tyler Molitor won by pin and by forfeit.

In the victory over Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, Bemidji got consecutive pins from Maas, Doty and Craft to ice it. That same threesome repeated the triple-pin scenario in the Alexandria dual.

The Lumberjacks host Badger-Greenbush-Middle River Thursday and compete in the Fergus Falls Invitational Saturday.

Bemidji 41,

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 35

103-Gordon (B-H-V) dec. O'Beirne 9-1

112-Fogarty (B) wins by forfeit

119-Molash (B) pin Cihlar 3:03

125-Horn (B-H-V) dec. Masterson 10-2

130-Crosby (B) dec. Hayden Truax 18-3

135-Maas (B) pin Houchin 3:23

140-Doty (B) pin Fink :43

145-Craft (B) pin Waln 3:43

152-Bennett (B-H-V) dec. Thoring 5-2

160-Card (B-H-V) pin Greenman 2:41

171-Molitor (B) wins by forfeit

189-B-H-V wins by forfeit

215-H-V wins by forfeit

Hwt-B-H-V wins by forfeit

Bemidji 45, Alexandria 30

103-Piepenburg (A) pin O'Beirne :24

112-Fogarty (B) dec. Johnson 5-3

119-Molash (B) pin Schmidt 1:41

125-Schlitgen (A) dec. Masterson 2-0

130-Hardy (B) wins by forfeit

135-Hubbard (A) dec. Crosby 7-3

140-Maas (B) pin Anderson 1:00

145- Doty (B) pin Hurlin 2:20

152-Craft (B) pin Eipperle 4:26

160-Ellison (A) pin Johnson 1:51

171-Molitor (B) pin Nelson :53

189-Alexandria wins by forfeit

215-Alexandria wins by forfeit

Hwt-Johnson (B) pin Way 3:14

The Bemidji Middle School placed 17 of its wrestlers at the Alexandria Junior High Invitational Saturday.

Despite having no freshmen, Bemidji placed fourth in a strong field.

Winning titles were John Seelye and Garrett Strain.

Taking second were Parker Beyer, Brady Wilander and Dillon Sauceda.

In third came Nick Peterson, Larimee Martell, Justin Bedeau, Lucas Gast and Chance McCray.

In fourth came Corey and K. McAllister and Josh Seelye.

Finishing fifth was Cody Carter while Seth Perkins, Kyle Leskiew, and Ethan Hauser were sixth.,

The Middle School hosts BGMR Thursday at 5:3-0 in one of its final dual matches of the year.