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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Playoff pairings released for PHS Girls Basketball, Wrestling

Playoff pairings for both the Prescott High School Girls Basketball Team and for PHS wrestlers competing in this Saturday's WIAA Division 2 Amery Individual Sectional Meet were released Sunday.

The Cardinals girls' hoopsters open Division 3 regional tournament play next Tuesday at home with the tip-off at 7 p.m.. PHS is the No. 7 seed in the Menomonie Sectional half-bracket. They will face No. 10 seeded Spooner, 6-12 overall. The winner plays the No. 2 seeded Spartans of Somerset, who recently clinched the Middle Border Conference title for the second straight season, Thursday, Feb. 23 in Somerset. The Spartans, 17-3 overall, just entered the latest Division 3 coaches poll at No. 10.

The tournament final is Saturday, Feb. 25 at the highest remaining seed. Here's a link to the full tournament bracket.

Prescott will have six wrestlers competing in the individual sectional meet. Here are their first round pairings. The meet begins at 10:30 on Saturday at Amery High School. The top three in weight class advance to next weekend's state meet in Madison. Here's a link to regional and sectional tournaments.

·         106 pounds - Ethan Tulip, junior 30-13 vs. Alex Cox of Barron, junior, 24-6
·         138 pounds - Cody Atherton, junior, 20-13 vs. Dalton Smith, Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee, junior, 30-8
·         160 pounds - Ethan Luksich, sophomore, 20-19, vs. Kolton Hanson, Medford, junior, 38-1
·         170 pounds - Matt McNurlin, senior, 29-12 vs. Jameson Pflug, Barron, senior, 27-5
·         195 pounds, Ty Sanford, junior, 36-2 vs. Sam Jansen, Melrose-Mindoro/Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, junior, 23-12
·         220 pounds - Dillon Kimmen, senior, 32-5, vs. Joshua Carroll, Spooner, sophomore, 34-6

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