Tanagers host jr. high wrestling invite

Tanagers host jr. high wrestling invite by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers were topped by the South Sioux City Cardinals 63-50 in boys' basketball Dec. 20 at home.

"We didn't match their intensity," said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. "They came to play. We need to take care of the basketball and play team defense. We finally have some time to work on some things so I'm confident we will get better."

The Cardinals ended up hot from three-point range, canning 5 of 10 from long distance.

The Tanagers fell behind 16-15 after the opening period, the score was 25-25 after the second quarter, and the Tanagers trailed 42-36 after the third period.

The Vermillion varsity saw its record fall to 1-4, while South Sioux City upped its mark to 2-4.

The Vermillion varsity made 7 of 10 from the line. The Tanagers made 23 of 60 from the field, while South Sioux City was 27 of 52 from the field. The Cardinals made 4 of 6 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Nick Olson, 17, Jon Brooks, 9, Tyler Brown, 9, Adam Brunick, 8, Nathan Boots, 4, Dave Yutrzenka, 2, Jeff Brevik, 1. Rebounds � Nick Olson, 12. Assists � Brooks, 5, Boots, 5. Steals � Brown, 2.

Individual Stats, South Sioux City: Scoring � Nick Conrad, 24, Matt Muzurek, 11, Chris Rager, 10, O.J. Miller, 6, Adam Ott, 4, Mark Martindale, 3, Randy Wasmund, 3, Zach Hanish, 2. Rebounds � Ott, 7, Miller, 5. Assists � Ott, 4, Martindale, 4. Steals � Conrad, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 27, South Sioux City � 27. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 15, South Sioux City � 15.

by Jim Prosser

The Vermillion Public Schools entertained more than 60 young wrestlers from six South Dakota area towns Dec. 21 in the annual Junior High Invitational held at the VHS gym.

The meet was organized by Tanager head coach Casey O'Connor who was aided by the varsity and junior varsity wrestling teams who handled the timing and scoring for the matches.

Also assisting in the meet were parents, coaches, and other members of the Vermillion area Youth Wrestling Club. There were 18 different weight classes and medals were awarded to the top five places in each class based on won/loss records in the tournament.

Some classes had less than five placers. When the records were identical, the winning wrestlers are listed as a tie in the following list of results:

Weight Class 1

Joey Koupal, Wagner, first; Austin Schroeder, Wagner, second; Justin Sathe, Yankton, third; Darrell Oberg, Alcester-Hudson, fourth; Tony Hubert, Vermillion, fifth.

Weight Class 2

Jacob Rausch, Yankton, first; Jared Soukup, Wagner, second; Tommy Bottger, EPJ, third; Jordan Krcil, Wagner, fourth; Corey Haisch, Alcester-Hudson, fifth.

Weight Class 3

Aaron Gill, EPJ, first; Casey Carlson, Vermillion, second; Cody Lowell, West Central, third; Kyle Albers, West Central, fourth.

Weight Class 4

Ryan Burton, Yankton, first; Garret Thompson, EPJ, second; Kris Smith, West Central, third; Jordan Anderson, West Central, fourth.

Weight Class 5

Seth Hodges, West Central, and Joey Pajl, Yankton, tie for first.

Weight Class 6

Luke Heine, Vermillion, Kevin Sanford, Alcester-Hudson and Codi Johnson, Yankton, first place tie; Kyle Buum, EPJ, fourth.

Weight Class 7

Eric McPherson, Vermillion, first; Matt Ryan, Yankton, second; Beau Brady, Yankton, third.

Weight Class 8

Jeremiah Strike, Yankton, and Ben Ekeren, Yankton, first place tie.

Weight Class 9

Jerry Renken, EPJ, first; Mitch Eide, Yankton, second; Kyle Rosenbaum, EPJ, third.

Weight Class 10

Alan Heilman, Yankton, first; T.J. Hausman, Yankton, second.

Weight Class 11

Josh Lynde, Yankton, first; JT Silvernail, Yankton, second; Jacob Renken, Yankton, third.

Weight Class 12

Tabor Martin, West Central, first; Alex Merrick, Alcester-Hudson, second; Mason Eide, Yankton, third; Thomas Mollett, Vermillion, fourth, Brady Hanson, West Central, fifth.

Weight Class 13

Jacob Sathe, Yankton, first; Aaron Dewald, Yankton, second; Cody Miller, Yankton, third.

Weight Class 14

Nick Kapperman, West Central, first; Jason Luckinbill, Yankton, second; Josh Ismail, Yankton, third.

Weight Class 15

Johie Lee, Yankton, first; Ryan Hoffman, West Central, second; John Schloss, Yankton, third; Tim Partz, Yankton, fourth.

Weight Class 16

Cody Frankforter, Yankton, first; Dustin Irvine, Yankton, second; Brandon Whitrock, West Central, third.

Weight Class 17

Kelly Bromley, Yankton, first; John Welter, Yankton, second; Josh Riggins, Yankton, third.

Weight Class 18

Collin Berke, Yankton, first; Catlin Young, Alcester-Hudson, second.

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