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Bemidji HS wrestling team displays progress in win

Bemidji junior Colton Doty wrestling at 140 pounds sets up Hibbing's Kyle Weber for a pin during the third period Thursday evening. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

The progress of the Bemidji wrestling team was evident Thursday when the Lumberjacks dumped Hibbing 49-28 in Bemidji.

A year ago Hibbing coasted to a 60-10 victory but Thursday BHS took control early by claiming four of the first five matches and the visitors never threatened.

Tyler O'Bierne started the evening with a second-period pin at 103. Brian Maas needed only 52 seconds to pin his opponent at 112 and Logan Crosby's 6-1 decision at 119 upped Bemidji's advantage to 15-0.

After losing at 125 Bemidji regained its winning ways at 130 when Craig Maas registered a 20-5 triumph.

Also winning for the home team were Colton Doty with a pin at 140, Kade Johnson with a 16-0 decision at 152 plus pins by Kodi Craft at 160, Nick Maggert at 215 and Alex Johnson at heavyweight.

Thursday's win upped Bemidji's dual record to 7-5. The Lumberjacks return to action Saturday when they host the annual Rick Lee Invitational.

Bemidji 49, Hibbing 28

103-O'Bierne (B) pin Vallech 2:54

112-B.Maas (B) pin Burnhill 0:52

119-L.Crosby (B) dec. T.Fuenffinger 6-1

125-M.Fuenffinger (H) pin J.Crosby 4:38

130-C.Maas (B) dec. Maki 20-4

135-Brownlee (H) pin Hardy 1:50

140-Doty (B) pin Nelson 5:03

145-Benz (H) pin Thoring 0:45

152-Johnson (B) dec. Bullek 16-0

160-Craft (B) pin Seilor 4:48

171-Sinnott (H) pin Greenman 2:35

189-Greenwood (H) dec. Fredrickson 11-1

215-Maggert (B) pin Philbrink 5:41

Hwt-Johnson (B) pin Weber 0:35

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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