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By Staff | Dec 15, 2007

G/T Knights split conference duals

by David Swartz – Sports Editor

LAURENS — The Graettinger/Terril wrestling team had an up-and-down evening.

The Knights lost to Twin River Valley-West Bend-Mallard 53-18 in a conference double dual and then downed Laurens-Marathon 54-18 in the second dual.

“The kids wrestled well tonight,” said G/T coach Cody Alesch. “There are some things that each kid needs to work on, but we are continually getting better.”

The Knights won three contested matches against TRV/WBM.

At 189 pounds, Jake Hoffman won by fall in 1:30 over Blake Naeve. At 103 pounds, James Tatman pinned Cody Maggard in 1:24 and at 135, Michael Jensen won 6-3 over Levi Petes.

In other matches, Logan Tonderum (140), Taylor Harriis (145), Heath Marchand (152), Josh Anderson (171) and Ryan Schany (112) all lost by fall while Kass Schany (160) lost a decision to Cody Benjamin.

Kyle Brown (285) received a forfeit.

Against Laurens-Marthon, the Knights won all the contested matchs.

Harris (145) pinned Damion Wilson in 45 seconds; Brown (285) pinned Cody Simpson in 1:57; Ryan Schany (103) won by technical fall over Chad Kischer; Tatman (112) won by fall in 35 seconds over Trent Kischer and Mike Jensen (135) won by fall in 50 seconds over Mark Griffen.

Marchand (152), Anderson (171), Hoffman (215) and Tonerum (140) received forfeits.

The Knights travel to George on Tuesday to face George-Little Rock and Spirit Lake Park in a double dual.



Foul trouble leads to G/T loss to Chargers



by David Swartz

Sports Editor



GRAETINGER — Foul trouble hurt the Graettinger/Terril girls basketball team as the Knights lost 55-37 to Laurens-Marathon on Thursday.

“The young ladies played hard for 32 minutes. we got into foul trouble early and the players off the bench did a very good job.”

The Knights were tied at 7-7 after one quarter, but trailed 22-17 at the break and 35-23 after three quarters.

Theresa Petersen led the Knights with 16 points. Malorie Girres had seven points and six rebounds while Dakota Hovinga had five points. Leah Flaharty also had six rebounds.

The Knights (2-5, 1-2) travel to Armstrong to take on the Mustangs today.

Laurens-Marathon 54

Graettinger/Terril 37

Graettinger/Terril (37) – Liz Sparks 2 0-0 4; Leah Flaharty 2 0-0 4; Dakota Hovinga 1 3-6 5; Tasha Nielson 0 0-0 0; Lindsay Flaharty 0 0-2 0; Amanda Olesen 0 1-2 1; Theresa Petersen 4 5-5 16; Malorie Girres 3 0-0 7

Halftime score – L-M 22, G/T 17; 3-point goals – 2. Rebounds – 28 (Petersen 6, Leah Flaharty 6) Assists – 8 (Leah Flaharty 3). Steals – 10 (Spark 3). Blocked Shots – 0. Turnovers – 28. Total Fouls – 20. Fouled Out – Sparks, Petersen. Technical Fouls – none.



Knights unable to keep pace with Chargers

by David Swartz

Sports Editor



GRAETTINGER — The Graettinger/Terril boys basketball team ran into a tough squad taking on currently unbeaten Laurens-Marathon on Thursday.

The Knights stayed with the Chargers as the teams were tied at 12-12 after one quarter with L-M taking a 24-21 lead at the break.

However, the Chargers opened the game up a bit in the third quarter with a 39-28 lead

“Even though we lost by 15, we really can’t fault our effort,” said G/T coach Brent Dyhrkopp. “We played hard and really hustled. Laurens-Marathon just had a good third quarter to put the game out of reach.”

The Knights had nine 3-pointers compared to none for the Chargers, gut Laurens-Marathon made 25 two-point goals to the Knights six.

G/T also had a poor night of free throw shooting, making 11-of-23 while the Chargers were 4-of-20.

Tyler Leiting led the Knights with 114 poitns while Cody Dyhrkopp had 14 and Drew Skattebo scored nine points.

Laurens-Marathon 64

Graettinger/Terrril 50

Graettinger/Terril (50) – Eric Hatland 2 0-2 6; Drew Skattebo 3 0-0 9; Taylor Lloyd 0 0-0 0; Jeremiah Andrews 0 0-0 0; Tyler Leiting 2 4-6 14; Cody Dyhrkopp 3 5-8 12; Dalton Perrin 2 2-7 6; Jesse Nissen 0 0-0 0; Chad Sorensen 0 0-0 0; Beau Craig 1 0-0 3.

Halftime score – L-M 24, G/T 21.. 3-pointers – 9 (Skattebo 3, Hatland 2, Leiting 2, Dyhrkopp, Craig). Rebounds – 26 (Perrin 12). Assists – 8 (Dyhrkopp 5). Steals – 4 (Hatland 2). Turnovers – 12. Total Fouls – 21. Fouled Out – Perrin. Technical Fouls – none.



Indians fall to Orabs, Tigers

by David Swartz

Sports Editor



SPIRIT LAKE — The Spirit Lake Park had a tough night in its second Lakes Conference double dual of the season.

The Indians lost a 39-36 match to Sheldon/South O’Brien and then lost 48-26 to Spencer.

All the Indians wins against the Orabs were by fall or forfeit, but it still wasn’t quite enough.

Nolan Meyer (160) won by fall in 2:49; Alex Will (215) won by fall in 3:42; Wade Franek (285) won by fall in 1:54; Derrick Miner (125) won by forfeit; Dillon Miner (130) won by fall in 55 seconds and Grant Willard (135) won by fall in 3:11.

Against Spencer, Brad Engel (189) won 14-5; Lewis Johnson (103) won by fall in 2:58; Derrick Miner (125) won by fall in 5:36; Dillon Miner (130) won by fall in 42 seconds and Meyer (160) won 16-6.

Spirit Lake Park traveled to Rochester, Minnesota for the Minnesota Classic on Friday and today, Saturday.