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Superior’s Nick Long takes Ladysmith’s Nic Pearson for ride during Long’s win at 120 pounds on Thursday in Superior. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Spartan wrestlers come up short against Ladysmith

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The Superior High School wrestling team lost to Ladysmith 52-30 Thursday night in the SHS gym, but the Spartans didn’t make things easy for the Lumberjacks.

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The Spartans won five of the 11 matches, and three of the matches they lost were by forfeit.

Superior got big wins out of Emanual Carson (132 pounds) and Joey Miller (220). Carson pinned Payton Long in 2:20, and Miller pinned D.J. Bucholz in 1:04.

“Carson came out firing on all cylinders with explosive takedowns and finished with a pin in the second period,” SHS coach Chris Brochu said. “Miller was very good on his feet getting a takedown early with a bear hug and pinning his opponent with a half Nelson.”

Superior’s also got pins from Nick Long (120), Ross Kennelly (160) and Billy Regner (170).

“The Lumberjacks came to town with a very good group of wrestlers and left town with the win, but we made them work for every win tonight,” Brochu said. “We have a very good young group of wrestlers that are working hard and it is showing on the mat.”

The Spartans are back in action at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Eau Claire North Husky Invite.

Ladysmith 52, Superior 30

182 — Preston Larson (L) pinned Anthony Ells, 0:39

195 — Bo Balko (L) pinned Joey McDonald, 1:45

220 — Joey Miller (SHS) pinned D.J. Bucholz, 1:04

285 — Alex Hraban (L) pinned Keegan Stanley, 2:47

106 — Dustin Roach (L) won by forfeit

113 — Dawson Darber (L) won by forfeit

120 — Nick Long (SHS) pinned Nick Pearson, 1:45

126 — Steve Jerry (L) pinned Mike Berka, 0:27

132 — Emanuel Carson (SHS) pinned Payton Long, 2:20

138 — Kyle Lehman (L) pinned Jake Jaques, 2:38

145 — Anothy Nelson (L) won by forfeit

152 — Luke Weisonberger (L) major dec. Tony Mohr, 9-0

160 — Ross Kennelly (SHS) pinned Tristan Busse, 1:02

170 — Billy Regner (SHS) pinned Mitch Selvig, 3:35

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