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Grapplers remain unbeaten
The New Prague Trojan wrestling team won three more matches last week to go to 8-0 on the young season. New Prague (No. 5, Class AA) defeated United South Central, Waterville-Elysian- Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf- Pemberton and Richfield. New Prague was scheduled to host Tri-City United and Waseca in a triangular Tuesday, Dec. 11. They will travel to Rochester for the Minnesota Christmas Tourney Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15. There are 36 teams competing in the twoday event, including many of the top teams in the state. New Prague hosts another triangular Tuesday, Dec. 19, with Le Sueur-Henderson and Blue Earth.
Janesville Triangular Trojans 42, Rebels 25 Only eight matches were wrestled, with United South Central winning seven of them, but the Trojans benefited from six forfeits as they won 42-35. The only Trojan to win on the mat was Nick Knutson, who earned a first period pin at 120 pounds. Winning by forfeit were Frank Bartyzal (132), Morgan Parriott (145), Pat Zeimet (160), Joe Heinz (170), Nathan Preston (220) and Zach Lafavor (285).
Trojans 48, Grizzlies 27 New Prague won the nightcap at Janesville in a more conventional manner, defeating the host Waterville- E l y s i a n - M o r r i s t o w n / Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Grizzlies by a 48-27 score. After dropping two of the first four matches, the Trojans won four straight to take a commanding 30-12 lead on their way to the win. Winning by pinfall for the Trojans were Griffin Parriott (132 pounds), Morgan Parriott (145), Richard Reinartz (152), Andrew Maruska (182), Preston (220) and Lafavor (285). James Berg (138) and Nick Knutson (120) earned decisions while Sam Reyant (106) won by forfeit.
Trojans 66, Spartans 4 New Prague had no problem with the visiting Richfield Spartans Friday, Dec. 7, claiming a 66-4 win at the Trojans’ west gym. The Spartans held a brief 4-3 lead after getting a major decision at 113 pounds. After that it was all New Prague. Winning by fall were Knutson (120), Morgan Parriott (145), Reinartz (152), Zeimet (170), Maruska (182), Mitch Gullickson (185) and Lafavor (285). Berg (138) won by technical fall, Alek Nelson (126) won by major decision, Reyant (106) won by decision and Heinz (160) and Preston (285) won by forfeit.