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Eagles move to 9-0 in duals with win over Raiders

VERNDALE -- Andrew Perala pinned Ethan Kimber to help erase an early lead by Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale and New York Mills added three late pins to clinch a 37-31 victory on the road in wrestling action Tuesday.

Perala's fall tied the match at 16. Shane Novak and Tyler Ehnert both won by technical fall to put 10 points up for the Eagles early.

Ehnert, Perala, Taylor Ericksrud and Kacee Skoog won four straight matches, the latter three by pins to give the Eagles a 28-16 advantage with six matches to go.

The Raiders took the next three matches to move within a decision down three points 28-25.

Tyler Patron (190) pinned Jarrod Hall at 43 seconds and Max Carlson wrestled down at 220 winning a 5-2 decision over John French to bump the lead to 37-25 and seal the match.

The Eagles forfeited the heavyweight match for the 37-31 final.

New York Mills wrestles at Perham tonight, Thursday, Jan. 10, in a match-up of teams who have been hot of late in duals.

Perham is 13-3. New York Mills is 9-0.

New York Mills 37 Bertha Hewitt Verndale 31

106 Kern, Anthony (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) over Nick Hendrikx (New York Mills) -- Fall: 1:28

113 Waln , Zach (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) over Taylor Thompson (New York Mills) -- Fall: 3:19

120 Shane Novak (New York Mills) over Gordon, Justin (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) -- Technical Fall: 20-5

126 Willis, Marshall (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) over Austin Hamon (New York Mills) -- Major Decision: 11-2

132 Tyler Ehnert (New York Mills) over Truax, Holten (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) -- Technical Fall: 16-1

138 Andrew Perala (New York Mills) over Kimber, Ethan (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) -- Fall: 3:25

145 Taylor Ericksrud (New York Mills) over Cihlar, Andrew (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) -- Fall: 3:38

152 Kacee Skoog (New York Mills) over Baker , Brady (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) -- Fall: 3:06

160 Bennet, Nick (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) over Brian Pyle (New York Mills) -- Decision: 5-3

170 Truax, Hayden (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) over Sam Erckenbrack (New York Mills) -- Decision: 12-9

182 Card, Dillon (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) over Noah Pesola (New York Mills) -- Decision: 5-2

195 Tyler Patron (New York Mills) over Hall, Jarrod (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) -- Fall: :43

220 Max Carlson (New York Mills) over French, John (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) -- Decision: 5-2

285 Truax, Hunter (Bertha Hewitt Verndale) over Forfeit (New York Mills) -- Win by Forfeit

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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