Prep roundup: Willmar Cardinal swimmers can't get past Sauk Rapids Storm

Feb. 1—SAUK RAPIDS — The Willmar boys swimming and diving team swam short of a Central Lakes Conference dual victory against Sauk Rapids on Thursday.

Sauk Rapids beat the Cardinals, 96-82. Willmar got a pair of individual wins and another from one of its relay teams.

Ryan O'Meara won the 100-yard freestyle in 57.14 seconds and Jacob Loerzel took first place in the 100 breaststroke at 1:07.12.

Willmar's 400 freestyle relay team quartet of Alex Marcus, O'Meara, Matthew Lammers and Evan Wallestad finished first (3:51.00).

The Cardinals next compete in the Central Lakes Conference championships at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Brainerd.

Dominic Borg and Parker Josephson each won events for Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield in a loss to the Melrose/Sauk Centre Fusion at Melrose.

Borg had the top time in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.34 seconds. Josephson finished in first in the 100 breaststroke at 1:11.64.

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa won eight straight matches from 133 to 215 pounds in a dual victory over Royalton/Upsala at Royalton.

In The Guillotine's state polls, the Jaguars are ranked second in Class A while the Royals are rated seventh.

Tanner Viessman (145), Maximus Hanson (172) and Hunter Laage (189) each won by fall. Laage scored a fall in overtime against 10th-ranked Jake Leners. At 152, eighth-ranked Brett DeRoo of BBE won a 4-2 decision in overtime against fifth-ranked Sawyer Simmons. Carson Gilbert added another Jaguars win at 215 with a 9-3 decision against Kaden Holm. Gilbert is ranked fifth and Holm 10th.

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa scored bonus points in 10 of its 11 wins against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Royalton.

Ryan Jensen (139 pounds), Tanner Viessman (145), Brett DeRoo (152) and Maximus Hanson (172) won by fall for the Jaguars. Noah Jensen added a tech fall at 107.

At 215, BBE's Carson Gilbert won a 7-6 decision against Isaiah Renne in a top-10 matchup. Gilbert is ranked fifth while Renne is sixth.

ACGC's Edwyn Gonzalez won by fall at 133. Logan Holien had a major decision at 127.

The Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley/Montevideo United cruised to a win over Section 3AA foe Worthington at Worthington. Gavin Mortenson (121 pounds), Dan Gunlogson (145), Kameron Sather (152), Mason Pederson (160), Noah Meyer (172), Parker Bothun (189) and Zach DeBeer (215) all won by fall for United. Eli Olson added a tech fall at 107.

The Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley/Montevideo United ended their match with Minneota with 17 straight points to claim a win over the Vikings at Worthington.

United is ranked seventh in Class AA while Minneota is 10 in Class A.

Parker Bothun began the late run with a tech fall at 189 pounds. Zach DeBeer and Brady Rhode followed that with back-to-back first-period falls at 215 and 285.

Ben Gunlogson added a fall at 127 for United.

Lydia Schmatz helped Rockford to a win against Litchfield at Rockford.

Schmatz won the all-around (31.450) and won the vault and beam titles, scoring 8.525 and 7.900.

The Dragons' Charley Estrada finished second in the all-around (28.850) and Molly Patten was third (27.225). Estrada's top placing of second place came on floor at 8.450 and Patten's top finish was on beam, where she scored a 7.650 to take second.