Eagles Park Region Conference - North Division favorites
The Park Region Conference will have a different look this season and the New York Mills are favorites to take the North division, along with Bertha-Hewitt Verndale.
The conference breakdown:
North: New York Mills, United North Central, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, Ottertail Central, Parkers Prairie.
South: Royalton, Osakis, Browerville/Eagle Valley, West Central Area, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.
The Eagles return nine experienced wrestlers, including state runner-up Shane Novak, who is ranked #2 at 120 pounds.
Two other Eagle wrestlers are Class A state-ranked: Noah Pesola, fifth at 182 pounds; and Tyler Patron eighth at 195 pounds.
Pesola brings state experience from last year's meet.
Eric Niemi returns to coach a team that went 14-5 in duals last season.
The Eagles have their first matches Friday, Dec. 9 at the Staples-Motley triangular with the hosts and D-G-F.