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SPARTAN RDP: Girls hockey and boys hoops win; wrestlers have busy week

Alee Milinkovich-Gray

Alee Milinkovich-Gray’s first career hat trick and Autumn Siers second shutout of the season led to a 6-0 victory for the Superior High Schooll girls hockey team over North Shore Thursday night at Raukavina Arena in Silver Bay.

The Spartans also got two goals from Taylor Routley and a goal from Sam Young as they improved to 2-4 on the season.

Emma Peterson added two assists and Destiny Holmes and Addie Young had an assist each.

The Spartans, who hosted North Shore Monday, play Hermantown-Proctor on Dec. 20 at the Hermantown Hockey Arena.

Superior......................... 2       1         3     —     6

North Shore..................... 0       0         0     —     0

First period — 1. Alee Milinkovich-Gray, 9:06; 2. Taylor Routley (Addie Young, Emma Peterson), 13:13 (pp).

Second period — 3. Routley (Destiny Holmes, Peterson), 12:07.

Third period — 4. Milinkovich-Gray, 9:49; 5. Samantha Young, 10:14; 6. Milinkovich-Gray, 14:19.

Saves — Autumn Siers, SHS, 7-15-10—32; No. 30 Maureen Dwyer, NS, 10-9-6—25.

Boys basketball

Justin Reinkall scored 24 points and Blake Graskey added 20 as the Spartans turned a 28-28 halftime tie into a 60-53 Lake Superior Conference road win Friday night at Proctor.

Bryden Urie scored 32 points for the Rails (1-1). John Pioro, son of former Superiorite Rob Pioro, had eight points.

Superior plays at Duluth Denfeld at 7:15 p.m. today and at Blake at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

Superior................................. 25    35   —        60

Proctor.................................. 25    28   —        53

Superior — Justin Reinkall 24, Mason Ackley 5, Aaron O’Shaughnessy 6, Corey Sanders 4, Nate Tunell 1, Blake Graskey 20. Totals 16-22 60.

3-point goals — Reinkall, Ackley, O’Shaughnessy 2.

Proctor — Bryden Urie 32, John Pioro 8, Brody Eldien 7, Brett Bower 3, Dakota-Ellis Ciaccio 2, Teran Lind 1. Totals 20 8-11 53.

3-point goals — Urie 2, Bower, Pioro, Eldien.


The Spartan wrestling team competed in the Eau Claire North Husky Invitational Saturday and lost to Spooner 40-36 Thursday.

Oscar Flaherty was Superior’s top finisher at ECN, coming in third place at 220 pounds. He was a No. 13 seed heading into the tournament.

Flaherty pinned Eric Wachtendonk (Bloomer/Colfax) in 51 seconds; pinned Brennen Eide (Blair-Taylor) in 3:41; lost to Jarret Haglund (Zumbrota-Mazeppa), 3-2; and defeated Caleb Linder (Ellsworth) 5-0 in the third-place match.

“We had a very solid performance in a very tough tournament,” SHS coach Bob Coleman said. “We had all wrestlers on the varsity side of the tournament win a match. What is exciting about our wrestling is that we are competing every time we go on the mat no matter who we are wrestling.

“A perfect example of our team’s attitude and effort is Oscar. He defeated the No. 4 seed and pushed the No. 2 seed with a one-point loss that came right down to the wire.”

The Spartans fell to 1-1 overall and in the Heart O’ North Conference with the loss at Spooner. Only six of the 14 matches were decided on the mat, and Spooner was victorious in five of them.

Superior’s lone win was by Flaherty, who pinned Spooner’s Garett Borell in 30 seconds at 220 pounds.

“Oscar had a very solid match,” Coleman said. “He has worked hard this week on slowing things down and staying in good position all the time, and it paid off.

“Spooner has very solid wrestlers and we knew going into this match that we had our hands full. Their experienced wrestlers matched up with your inexperienced wrestlers, which put a lot of pressure on those athletes, but again we are in this for the long hall and growth is our key objective.”

Picking up forfeit wins were Jack Androsky, Caden Stone, Landon Lathrop, Logan Stone and Brandon McClure.

“I’m proud of every one of our wrestlers,” Coleman said. “We approach every competition as a chance to learn and grow as a wrestler, athlete and a person. It’s all about opportunity. The young men understand that concept, which allows them to take risks and try different things, and that attitude is fun to coach and watch.

“I also need to take a minute to give credit to all of the coaches. They have done a great job working with this team and their work is greatly appreciated.”

SPARTAN SPIN: Troy Rep went 2-0 for the SHS junior varsity against Spooner. … Sam Oosten (195), Joe Carter (182) and Dylon Thorsen (220) finished in first place in JV action at ECN.

Spooner 40, Superior 36

106 — Alex Daniels, Spooner, won by forfeit

113 — Double forfeit

120 — Jack Androsky, Superior, won by forefeit

126 — Caden Stone, Superior, won by forfeit

132 — Landon Lathrop, Superior, won by forfeit

138 — Logan Stone, Superior, won by forfeit

145 — Brandon McClure, Superior, won by forfeit

152 — Zachary Kubnick, Spooner, 9-0 major decision over Gabe Anderson.

160 — Chase Melton, Spooner, won by forfeit

170 — Josh Melton, Spooner, pinned Austin Smith, 3:48

182 — Sam Melton, Spooner, pinned Joe Carter, 2:45

195 — Hunter Peterson, Spooner, pinned Sam Oosten, 1:02

220 — Oscar Flaherty, SHS, pinned Garett Borelli, 0:30

285 — Joshua Carroll, Spooner, pinned Dylan Lowney, 3:19

Eau Claire North Husky Invite

Superior’s Results

120 — Jack  Androsky, 10th place: lost to George  Lopez (De Pere), 9-4; pinned Brennan Anderson (ECM), 4:25; pinned Ruben  Sanchez (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee), 1:41; lost to Alex McCray (Baldwin-Woodville), 6-1.

126 — Caden  Stone, 13th place: pinned by Mason Phillips (ECN), 0:49; pinned by Liam  Huset (ECM), 4:57; pinned Ben Delik (Cameron), 1:22; def. Ty Zeinert (Wittenberg-Birnamwood), 8-7.

132 — Logan Stone, 10th place: lost to Austin  Esser  (De Pere), 5-2; pinned Blake Atherton (Prescott), 5:04; def. Brandon Holbrook (ECN), 3-2; pinned Logan Bauer (Durand), 3:37; pinned by Esser, 5:59.

138 — Brandon McClure, 11th place: pinned Levi Chamberlain (Chetek-Weyer./PF), 1:31; pinned by Nathan Roach (Ladysmith), 3:26; def. Trevor  Van Oss  (De Pere), 12-11; lost to Landon Lorentson (B-W), 18-10; pinned Lafe Aarsvold (Plainview-Elgin-Millville), 3:19.

152 — Gabe  Anderson, 14th place: pinned by Jarrod Kressin (Bloomer/Colfax), 4:34; pinned by Dylan Wachter (NR), 0:20; pinned Moses Segovia (Nekoosa), 0:46); pinned by Dakota Gartmann (B-W), 4:28.

160 — Troy Rep, 15th place: pinned by Anders Lantz (Ellsworth), 3:04; lost tech fall to Levi Smith (ECM), 16-0, 3:40; pinned by Deven Lien (Blair-Taylor), 3:5; pinned Joseph Vang (ECN), 5:53.

220 — Oscar Flaherty, third place: pinned Eric Wachtendonk (Bloomer/Colfax), 0:51; pinned Brennen Eide (Blair-Taylor), 3:41; lost to Jarret Haglund (Zumbrota-Mazeppa), 3-2; def. Caleb Linder (Ellsworth), 5-0.

Junior Varsity

145A — Nathan Anderson, fourth place: pinned by Matthew Betker (Blair-Taylor), 3:48; lost tech fall to Kelby Estenson (Whitehall), 18-2 3:24; pinned by Kaden Gruber (ECM), 1:47.

145 — Tristian Searle, fifth place: pinned by Ben Hierl (ECN), 0:51, Noah Shepard (Blair-Taylor), 1:05, Jacob Lee (Whitehall), 1:10, Alex Matzek (Ellsworth), 0:33.

195A — Mark Treakle, third place: pinned by Jack Haglund (Zumbrota-Mazeppa), 3:24; received a bye; lost to Hunter Hall (Bloomer/Colfax), 9-5.

138B — James Kirckoff, third place: pinned Zach Drew (Cadott), 1:15; def. Brett Nelson (Prescott), 4-2; pinned by Jeremy Landowski (Wittenberg-Birnamwood), 1:07; pinned by Paul Neeley (Ellsworth), 2:20.

152A — Rylie  Bass, fifth place: pinned by Ceejay Schlosser (Durand), 0:49, Gavyn Shilts (NR), 0:08, Richard Gehrke (Zumbrota-Mazeppa), 0:23, Bennett Bowe (Cadott), 0:06.

132A — Landon Lathrop, third place: pinned Dakotah Helwig (ECM), 2:26; lost MD to Julian Spriggle (Cochrane-Fountain City), 11-2; lost to Jaeger Quade (Ellsworth), 6-3; def. Connor Gleeson (Whitehall), 4-2.

138A — Jackson  Karren, third place: pinned by Owen Matzek (Ellsworth), 0:42; pinned by Allen  Brantley (De Pere), 1:54; def. Ethan Jaworski (Ladysmith), 9-6.

285 — DJ Martin, second place: pinned Jacob Cloud (Wittenberg-Birnamwood), 0:42; lost to Jeremiah Wulff (Durand), 6-4; pinned Jonathan Nelson (Whitehall), 0:27; pinned Dylan  Kaae (Stanley-Boyd ), 1:40.

195 — Sam Oosten, first place: pinned Ethan Mitra (ECM), 0:42; pinned Zachary Matheny (Whitehall), 2:36; received a bye.

106B — Brian Walker, fourth place: pinned by Jacob Kulig (ECN), 0:12, Kael Lamb (Plainview-Elgin-Millville), 0:22, Ryan Pederson (Prescott), 0:11.

182 — Joe Carter, first place: pinned Rhett Stout (Ladysmith), 3:25, Zabina Robinson (Whitehall), 0:15; Destin Thompson (ECN), 0:34.

220 — Brahden Long, fourth place: lost to Ryan Liebenow (Plainview-Elgin-Millville), 7-2; pinned by Christopher Trammel (LCC), 4:20; lost to Isaiah Rolli (Ladysmith), 4-3.

145B — Alex Schalis, third place: pinned by Joe Powers (NR), 0:54; pinned by Marcus Carmeans (Stanley-Boyd), 2:44; won by forfeit.

220A — Jackson Krull, third place: pinned by Dylon Thorsen (Superior), 3:59; lost to Trey Lexvold (Zumbrota-Mazeppa), 8-4; received a bye.

220A — Dylon Thorsen, first place: pinned Krull (Superior), 3:59; received a bye; pinned Lexvold, 2:52.