DCL already knows it will participate at state as a team. This weekend, DCL’s individual wrestlers will attempt to punch their personal tickets to the big dance at the Section 6AA Individual Championships at home, in the east gym at Dassel-Cokato High School.
Wrestling begins at 10 a.m.
DCL’s Section 2AA Individual Lineup
Wt. Wrestler Record
106 Andrew Joedemann 23-11
113 Victor Franco 16-8
120 Devin Steinhaus 25-11
126 Eddie Simes 33-6
132 Jerry Simes 19-1
138 Shelby Fischer Lund 3-5
145 Sam Marx 16-7
152 Jude Link 39-1
160 Noah Halonen 27-8
170 Hayden Hoernemann
182 Will O’Brien 24-11
195 Beau Nelson 32-7
220 Jackson Martin
285 Brenden Rokala 2-3
COKATO — Coach Rob Walters has been praising his players in recent weeks for their level of play, despite those efforts not resulting in wins.
Last Saturday, Feb. 15, in the second game of a home-and-home series with Mound-Westonka, the Chargers finally harvested the fruits of their effort in the form of a 54-41 win.
“I thought we played really well. They played together as a team, with great defense, and we owned the boards, giving them one shot for the most part,” said Walters. “We will use that win as a stepping stone heading into the playoffs.”
It was Dassel-Cokato’s second win of the season (2-21) and first win since Dec. 6, when they took care of Kimball 54-68.
The night before, Feb. 14 at Mound-Westonka High School, the White Hawks took the victory, 55-41.
Rockford 64, DC 31
ROCKFORD — The regular season came to a close for Dassel-Cokato Tuesday night with a 64-31 loss to Rockford.
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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato (LDC) boys got over their first postseason hump Thursday night, topping Worthington 5-1 at home in the Section 3A quarterfinals.
The Dragons are the No. 2 seed for the tournament. Worthington was No. 7.
The win puts LDC in the semifinal game against No. 3 New Ulm Saturday at Lund Arena at Gustavus College. The puck drops at 8 p.m.
The Eagles defeated No. 6 Windom 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
In the other half of the bracket, No. 1 Hutchinson advanced on to the semifinals with a 10-0 win over No. 8 Fairmont.
The Tigers play No. 5 Luverne Saturday in the early game, at 6 p.m.
Luverne knocked off No. 4 Marshall 4-3 Thursday night.
The section championship game is Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Lund Arena.
Friday, February 21, 2020
ZIMMERMAN — Everybody predicted the new co-op that is Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield (DCL) would be strong, as each school, historically, fielded strong wrestling teams on their own before the unification. Everybody was proven correct Feb. 14, when DCL won the Section 6AA team championship at Zimmerman High School.
The Valentines Day 35-22 win over top-seeded Becker was ever so sweet, as it put DCL in the Class AA State Tournament.
“When you have a team-first, rather than a me-first, attitude you will go places,” said DCL coach Bryan Clemen.
The place DCL is going Thursday, Feb. 27, is the Xcel Energy Center, the home of the state tournament.
The Class AA team quarterfinals are at 11 a.m. The Chargers are the No. 4 seed. They open against No. 5 Detroit Lakes, the Section 8 champion. The semifinals are at 1 p.m., and the championship dual is at 7 p.m.
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Thursday, February 20, 2020