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