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6 The Sioux-County Index Reporter Wednesday, February 11,200g Negaard leads Nighthawks at Conference Tournament By Gabe Licht Senior Tim Negaard high- lighted BHRV's efforts at the Siouxland Conference Tournament last Tuesday night in Orange City, as he claimed his third conference champi- onship at 103 pounds with a 4-2 decision over Freshman Nick Drenth of Hartley-Melvin- Sanborn. "Tim wrestled well at 103," said coach Jeff Koldenhoven. 'We were a little worried because he has had the flu since Sunday and we didn't want to wear him out for [Sectionals on] Saturday, but he responded nice- ly." Zach Bliek (112) fell 12-0 to eventual third-place finisher David Graves (George-Little Rock) and lost a close 7-6 deci- sion to fourth-place finisher .Kyle Anderson (MOC-Floyd Valley). Bliek finished sixth after falling to AJ Huebner of HMS. Preston Hoebelheinrich (119) won a 5-1 decision against Hank Voss of HMS before losing to eventual champion Augustin Martinez. Hoebelheinrich bounced back to defeat Okoboji's Cody Louscher 10-0, setting up a rematch against Voss, which he won 4-1. "Preston wrestled really well at 119," said Koldenhoven. "He has really come on, especially since he has gotten down to wrestle all of his matches at 119. If he continues to wrestle like that he will be a tough match up for anyone at Sectionals." Nate Taylor pinned Sibley Ocheyedan's Tucker Boone before losing a 6-0 decision to second-place finisher Tanner Taylor of Okoboji. The Nighthawk 125-pounder went on to win a 10-1 decision over Alec Ahmann of HMS before falling to Pedro Ruiz of Sioux Center, who handed him a loss and a fourth-place finish. Jacob Soodsma (130) fell to third-place finisher Tucker Towne of HMS and fifth-place finisher Adam Vogel of MOC- Floyd Valley. Mike Garcia (135) fell to runner-up Houston Heironimus of Sibley-Ocheyedan and fifth- place finisher Joe Reinders of MOC-Floyd Valley. He did not place, though he did pin Blake Stevens of West Lyon. Daniel Hoogendoorn (152) fell to eventual champion Ted Kruger of Sibley-Ocheyedan and sixth-place finisher Chris Hubers of MOC-Floyd Valley. Taylor Zeutenhorst (160) fell to Trevor Snyders of West Lyon and Eric Timmerman of George-Little Rock but also won an 8-1 decision over Sean Robinson of Sioux Center and a 6-3 decision over Joey Klaassen of; Sibley-Ocheyedan to claim fifth place. RJ Berkenpas (171) lost a 6- 2 decision to Trevor Schelling Of Sioux Center before blanking Casey Carpenter of Okoboji in a 13-0 decision to earn fifth place. Micah Hoogendoorn (189) pinned Tony Blankers of MOC- Floyd Valley before dropping a 24-10 decision to eventual champion Scott Eben of Central Lyon. Hoogendoorn finished fourth on the night. Danny Harmsen (215) could- n't get past third-place finisher Matt Smolders of Sioux Center or fifth-place finisher Doug Schwaller of Okoboji. Ross Bousema did not com- pete at the Lakes Conference Tournament. The Nighthawks finished seventh out of nine teams. "I thought we wrestled okay," said Koldenhoven. We wrestled really well at times and beat kids that we had last too previously and then later we would come back and wrestle really fiat. That is just a sign of our youth and inexperience. We need to learn how to bring that highest level of intensity and effort every match." Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Senior Tim Negaard qualified for the District Wrestling Tournament this coming weekend after winning the 103-pound class at the Class 2A Sectional Tournament on Saturday. Nighthawks to send four to Districts By Gabe Licht Four was the Nighthawks' number at Sectionals in Rock Valley Saturday. They tied Spirit Lake Park for fourth place with 157 points and--more impor- tantly-will be sending four wrestlers to Districts. Those wrestlers are Tim Negaard (103), Preston Hoebelheinrich (119), Nate Taylor (125) and Micah Hoogendoorn (189). Negaard wrestled for a grand total of 2:33 against Brett Stofferan of MOC-Floyd Valley and Austin Bainbridge of Sheldon-South O'Brien en route to his third championship at Sectionals. "Tim had a good day," said coach Jeff Koldenhoven. "He was expected to win and he came out and did it." Hoebelheinrich trailed 1-2 after one period against Ethan Lambert of MOC-Floyd Valley and was down 3-2 before earn- ing two points in the final five seconds to send himself to the championship bout. Hoebelheinrich battled Dylan Bruce of Spirit Lake Park before securing a 6-4 victory in the last minute. "It was fun to see Preston get that win," said Koldenhoven with a smile on his face. "He's a good kid and an inspiration to everybody. He works hard and doesn't take anything for grant- ed." Taylor pinned Jesse Glade of Sibley-Ocheyedan and Mike Faust of Sheldon-South O'Brien to earn his District bid. "Nate had a very good day," said Koldenhoven of Taylor, who had lost to Faust earlier in the year. "There was a little revenge on that one. It was a good match. They're both good wrestlers." Hoogendoorn took an uncon- ventional route to Districts. After pinning Tony Blankers of MOC-Floyd Valley, he fell to eventual champion Pete Matthews of Sheldon-South O'Brien. Hoogendoorn wrestled back to earn second place by pinning Max Stammer of SLP and winning a 7-4 decision over Dyan Vande Garde of Sibley- Ocheyedan. "He tried to give it away at the end," said Koldenhoven of the second-place match in which Vande Garde nearly took control in the third period. "And he wonders why Coach is grey," laughed Koldenhoven. At 112, Zach Bliek lost by decision to eventual runner-up Kyle Anderson of MOC-Floyd Valley and fell to third-place finisher Dylan Logan of Sheldon-South O'Brien. Jacob Soodsma (130) fell in his first and only match to Adam Vogel before finishing fifth place by default. Mike Garcia also fell in his first match to eventual 135- pound champion Derrick Minor of SLP before taking fifth place by default. Daniel Hoogendoorn fell to Western Christian's Kyle Westra and SLP's Harrison Hargett en route to a sixth-place finish at 152 pounds. Taylor Zeutenhorst (160) pinned Western's Sam Van Ginkel before falling to rtmner- up Brett Goldtrap of SLP. Zeutenhorst wrestled back and won a 6-3 decision against Chris Hubers of MOC-Floyd Valley to earn third place. "He started out with a take- down and let up a little bit, but got back into it," said Koldenhoven. "He wrestled very well. For a freshman at 160, he's done very well." At 171 pounds, RJ Berkenpas defeated SLP's Rick Wilson before falling to runner- up Bruce McWilliams of Sheldon-South O'Brien. He wrestled back and earned an 8-3 win over Jeff Vander Voort of MOC-Floyd Valley. "RJ finished very well in his senior year with third place," said Koldenhoven. Danny Harmsen fell to Taylor Whit of MOC-Floyd Valley--the eventual 215-pound champion and then fell to James Granstra of Sheldon- South O'Brien. "Danny was fourth; he had a good day," said Koldenhoven in reference to the level of compe- tition he faced. "And Ross Bousema was fourth. He wres- tled very well. His first year out [as a senior], he got 20 wins." Bousema (285) fell to even- tual runner-up Kyle Trierweiler of Sibley-Ocheyedan and third- place finisher Joe Feekes of Sheldon-South O'Brien. Koldenhoven concluded with his thoughts on the day as a whole. "Overall we were pleased with how the kids wrestled. I know of at least five matches where we beat someone we had lost to earlier in the year. That means the guys were working hard and pushing to get better throughout the year. I was very pleased to get four guys through, with three champions. I think the kids and our fans were excited as well." Grevengoed to represent Western at Districts By Gabe Licht Freshman Jon Grevengoed moved up to 112 pounds and responded by pinning both of his opponents--Dylan Logan of Sheldon-South O'Brien and Kyle Anderson of MOC-Floyd Valley---en route to becoming Sectional Champion in Rock Valley Saturday. "We thought 112 would be his best weight and he looked good," said coach Barney Drenth. Grevengoed will be the only Wolfpack representative at Districts at Washington High School in Cherokee this Saturday. Matt De Wild finished 6th at 119 pounds after falling to third-place finisher Hayden Adkins of Sheldon-South O'Brien and Roberto Ayala of Sibley-Ocheyedan. Chris Vande Weerd (145) lost a decision to Justin Truckenmiller of Sibley- Ocheyedan before pinning Brandon Griffen of Spirit Lake Park to earn third place. Entering the third period, Vande Weerd was trailing 4-11, but he reversed Griffen and earned the pin with 1!31 remaining. Had Truckenmiller defeated Collin Ascherl of MOC-Floyd Valley, Vande Weerd would have had a chance to wrestle Ascherl for second place. "Chris had a good day," said Drenth. "He shot the way we wanted him tO and got away from the throws. He was funda- mentally sound. He kept going in that third period and ended up getting the. pin. We always tell them six solid minutes is what you've got to do." Kyle Westra (152) pinned Daniel Hoogendoorn of Boyden-Hull:ROcJ' : 4Q]i'ey before defeating Drew Rupp of MOC-Floyd Valley 6-5 and los- ing a close 13-11 decision to Knute Klinker of Sheldon- South O'Brien, who had won two of their three previous matches. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Senior Tim Negaard qualified for the District Wrestling Tournament this coming week- end after winning the 103-pound class at the Class 2A Sectional Tournament on Saturday. Against Rupp, Westra tied the match on a takedown with :35 remaining. Rupp escaped in the last 10 seconds to take a 5- 4 edge. Westra responded by earning two points in the last five seconds to take third place. "He had a tough match to come back and get third and got it fight at the end," said Drenth. "He's disappointed with third, but that's just the break." Some thought the second- place, wrestle-back match should have gone to overtime, as the referee decided not to give Westra two back points early in the match. Nonetheless, Westra scored six points in the final 1:24 to give Klinker a scare. "He had a really good year for us," added Drenth. "He's our leader." Sam Van Ginkel fell to BHRV's Taylor Zeutenhorst, tie for a 3-12 decision and sixth place. Drenth was impressed 'with Van Ginkel's resolve. "That shows the 'never- give-up' attitude--that's what we want them to do, to keep going," said Drenth. "It doesn' matter what the score is, you can always pin somebody. Those three guys (Vande Weerd, Westra and Van Ginkel) showed us why you go six, full minutes." Ross Hoksbergen finished sixth at 171 pounds. ,'Ross has reall improved--171 is a tough class," said Drenth. Jessie Eppinga competed at 189 Iounds and finished sixth d "Jesse is really 165 pounds," said Drenth. "He would usually wrestle, at 160 pounds. He stepped up and helped the team out by filling a weight class for but got the chance to wrestle us." , ..... Sibley-Ocheyedan's Joey Klassen for fifth place. Van Ginkel trailed the entire match before getting Klassen on his back. Klassen escaped with :17 left and Van Ginkel had to set-' Not able to fill the 215- pound weight class was Travis Van Den Top, who separated his shoulder in a tubing accb dent earlier in the week, according to Drenth. OFFERED TO . LOW INCOME Size of Family Yearly Income Monthly Income $26.000 $2.167 2 J $2,00v j $44000 I $3,667 I $s3 000 J $a 4lz J s62ooo I 6 [ $71,003 I $5,017 J I $6 +,67 8 J $89 000 I $7,4i 7 $9.000 $750 Hegg Memorial Health Center is teaming up with the Susan G. 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