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Laker 135-pounder Jarett Nosal works on Waubun/Mahnomen's Cole Belenger during their match Thursday night in Ralph Anderson Gym. Belenger won the close match 14-13. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Detroit Lakes falls to Staples-Motley in wrestling

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The Detroit Lakes wrestling team ran into a couple of well-rounded and physical teams over the course of the week, resulting in a pair of losses.

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Fresh off an impressive upset over Perham last week, the Lakers opened their Mid-State Conference season with a 1-1 showing Tuesday.

Staples-Motley showed a physical style of wrestling, downing DL 40-21, while DL toppled Crosby-Ironton 66-14.

The Lakers then hosted Mahnomen/Waubun Thursday, falling to the Cougars 40-22.

"We lost most of the toss-up matches against Mahnomen/Waubun," said DL head coach Rob Ullyott. "The kids wrestled hard and I was not at all disappointed with their effort.

"But in the closer matches, we just made mistakes and they took advantage of them."

The Cougars started separating themselves at the 145-pound class, with a good string of seniors anchoring the middleweights.

M/W Adam LaDue started the rally with a narrow 4-3 decision over Travis Sims to put the Cougars up 18-16 at the 145-pound slot.

Senior Caleb Lanoue followed up with a pin on Travis Kienitz at 152, while Kellen McArthur downed Jordan Jones with a 10-1 major decision to put Mahnomen/Waubun in firm control 28-16.

A pair of seniors squared off in the 171 class, where Cougar William Hunt defeated Alex Feldt 5-2 to extend the lead to 31-16.

Ben Gailfus halted the M/W rally with a pin on Marlin Farley at 189, before Preston Zornes downed DL senior Justin Holm 7-4 to end the match, with the Lakers having an open heavyweight.

"You have to compliment (M/W), they have a very nice team," Ullyott said.

The match against Staples-Motley Tuesday was an important one for the Mid-State Conference and sectional rankings.

The Cardinals came out early, picking up an important win at 103, as Blake Miller won by a 9-2 decision over Foltz.

"(Staples-Motley) came out using their cradles again, they've gotten away from that the last few years, but are back it," Ullyott said. "But they wrestle using a very physical style and they just wrestled us more physical."

Tony Sims suffered a knee injury in the 130-pound match and had to default his bout to Sam Duberowski because of it.

The Cardinals also won the final three bouts to seal the match.

"We were on the defensive and on our heels for most of the night," Ullyott said. "We need to improve being more physical."

The Lakers downed Crosby-Ironton 66-14, using seven forfeits by the Rangers.

The Lakers (2-1) will travel to Morris Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. start.

Laker results

Mahnomen/Waubun at Detroit Lakes, Thursday, Dec. 10.

Cougars 40, Lakers 22

103: Gabe Foltz (DL) maj dec Kole Lefebvre 11-0.

112: Arturo Delgado (MW) maj dec Nate Francis 12-4.

119: Mike Bellefeuille (DL) fall Bryce Penner :26.

125: Garret Hoffner (MW) fall Cole Hegg :24.

130: Jonathan Hoffner (MW) dec. Parker Jackson 7-3.

135: Austin Reitan (MW) dec. Jarrett Nosal 14-13.

140: Garrett Foltz (DL) fall Cole Belenger :31.

145: Adam LaDue dec. Travis Sims 4-3.

152: Caleb Lanoue (MW) pin Travis Kienitz 3:09.

160: Kellen McArthur (MW) maj dec Jordan Jones 10-1.

171: William Hunt dec. Alex Feldt (DL) 5-2.

189: Ben Gailfus (DL) pin Marlin Farley 3:16.

215: Preston Zornes (MW) dec. Justin Holm 7-4.

HWT: Jordan McArthur (MW) won by forfeit.

Staples-Motley triangular, Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Lakers 66, Crosby-Ironton 14

103: Gabe Foltz (DL) forf  ()

112: Nathan Francis (DL) fall Joe Sura (CI) 3:28

119: Hayden Zillmer (CI) fall Mike Bellefeuille (DL) 3:33

125: Parker Jackson (DL) forf  ()

130: Tony Sims (DL) forf  ()

135: Justin Tweeton (DL) forf  ()

140: Garrett Foltz (DL) fall James Sipper (CI) 1:13

145: Travis Simms (DL) forf  ()

152: Travis Kienitz (DL) forf  ()

160: David Booth (CI) tech Jordan Jones (DL) 15-0

171: Alex Feldt (DL) fall Chris Rothstein (CI) 5:05

189: Jeremy Hamman (CI) dec Ben Gailfus (DL) 6-3

215: Bryce Dutton (DL) forf  ()

Hwt: Justin Holm (DL) fall Levi Becker (CI) :40

Staples-Motley 40, Lakers 21

103: Blake Miller (SM) dec Gabe Foltz (DL) 9-2

112: Jordan Heldman (SM) tech Nate Francis (DL) 4:42

119: Parker Jackson (DL) fall Tyler Pogreba (SM) 1:27

125: Mike Bellefeuille (DL) dec Brady Killian (SM) 9-6

130: Sam Duberowski (SM) injdef Tony Sims (DL)

135: Jarett Nosal (DL) forf  (SM)

140: Justin Tweeton (DL) dec Brandon Flickinger (SM) 4-3

145: Taylor Bendson (SM) maj Garrett Foltz (DL) 15-4

152: Jordan Bendson (SM) dec Travis Sims (DL) 9-2

160: Chandler Trout (SM) fall Jordan Jones (DL) 3:41

171: Alex Feldt (DL) dec Dylan Shequen (SM) 11-8

189: Blake Petrich (SM) maj Ben Gailfus (DL) 9-1

215: Ryan Detloff (SM) fall Justin Holm (DL) 5:55

Hwt: David DeYonge (SM) dec Bryce Dutton (DL) 7-1.

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