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Shane Novak gets Park Rapids' Mike Sandretzkey over his shoulder before getting a quick pin at 112 pounds in 1:28 Tuesday night in the Eagles 39-36 win. Kevin Cederstrom/EOT Illustrated

NYM Wrestling: Eagles get dramatic win over Park Rapids

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Mills will remained at home Tuesday night for a dual against Park Rapids. The Eagles built an early lead then won with a forfeit in the final match to puul out a 39-36 win.

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Mills won three of the first five matches by fall with pins by Shane Novak, Selander and Maison Roberts. Back-to-back wins by Jordan Novak and Peter Stark put Mills up 27-21.

But Park Rapids would win the nest three to regain a 36-27 lead.

Knowing a forfeit was coming at heavyweight, the key match came at 215 pounds, where Norton picked up a pin in 2:33. That closed the Panther lead to three, making the forfeit the difference in Mills 39-36 win.

"We put the match in the hands of our younger wrestlers and they delivered," Niemi said. "That is what we needed to come out with a win."

Big Bear up next

The Eagles will compete in the Big Bear Tournament in Cass Lake this weekend.

On Dec. 22, Mills will host Parkers Prairie and Pelican Rapids in a triangular at the Sports Center starting at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15

New York Mills 39, Park Rapids 36

103--Baumgartner (PR) def. Andrew Perala, fall 1:20

112--S. Novak (NYM) def. Sandretzkey, fall 1:28

119--Selander (NYM) def. Free, fall 1:03

125--Holmer (PR) def. Bernu, 11-5

130--Roberts (NYM) def. Hartig, fall 4:53

135--Branstrom (PR) def.Meyer, fall 2:32

140--Haugland (PR) def. Mindermann, fall 1:36

145--J. Novak (NYM) def. Steffen, fall :55

152--Stark (NYM) def. Just, 3-2

160--Pike (PR) def. Hofland, 5-3

171--Nash (PR) def. Carlson, fall :29

189--Drury (PR) def. Patron, fall 1:16

215--Norton (NYM) def. Ritter, fall 2:33

HWT--Saewert (NYM) W, FF

Class A Poll Section

1. Minneota 3

2. Kenyon-Wanamingo 1

3. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memroial 4

4. Frazee 8

5. Medford 2

6. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg 3

7. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 5

8. Zumbrota-Mazeppa 1

9. Jackson-County Central 2

10. Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 8

11. BOLD 3

12. Sibley East 4

21. New York Mills 6

NYM Ranked Individuals

103--Shane Novak (#1)

140--Jordan Novak (#3)

HWT--Landyn Saewert (#5)

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