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Too much excitement?

Tournament time brings out the drama of high school athletics

February 15, 2008
by David Swartz - Sports Editor
Help, I can’t keep up.

Okay, I’m barely keeping pace with all the happenings this week.

Overtime, four overtimes, a buzzer beater and state wrestling—where does it all end?

Hopefully never.

Estherville Lincoln Central was host to two of the most exciting games on back-to-back nights.

Although the boys basketball team ended up on the short side of the four-overtime game with Storm Lake on Tuesday, when’s the last time the Midgets scored 98 points?

There’s definitely something to build on there.

Personally, I have enough stress trying to beat deadline without the ups and downs of Wednesday’s girls playoff game with Forest City.

Wow! How long can the ELC girls pull out these games? Hopefully all the way to the state tournament.

The road to Des Moines doesn’t get any easier as the Midgettes travel to No. 10 Algona on Saturday. If ELC should make it past the Bulldogs, awaiting them will be either No. 4 Spirit Lake or No. 13 Spencer.

Who made this 3A bracket anyway?

If you weren’t in the gym on the west end of Emmet County on Wednesday, perhaps you enjoyed the overtime thriller on the east end of the county.

A-R, which consists of many athletes from its playoff football team, only has two wins on the hardcourt this season. The Mustangs showed their mettle though in an overtime loss to TRV, according to coach George Walker.

Don’t forget about the state wrestling action in Des Moines, if you can follow it all.

Graettinger/Terril’s two wrestlers, Jake Hoffman and James Tatman, and Spirit Lake Park’s Derrick Miner, Dillon Miner and Alex Will, all moved into the medal round after winning on Thursday.

What a great time of year to be sports fan in northwest Iowa!


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