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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Jake Short Named Outstanding Wrestler in Cheesehead Tournament

The Spartans finished seventh in 28-team wrestling tournament in Wisconsin.

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Here is a look at recent action by Simley varsity teams:

BOYS BASKETBALL
Simley fell to 6-3 overall and 0-2 in the Classic Suburban Conference with its 76-57 loss to Henry Sibley on Friday.

The Spartans were coming off a successful trip to the Trinity Tournament over Christmas break, when they won two of three games. They defeated Harding, 67-60, and Bethlehem Academy, 56-47.

Simley will visit North on Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Abby Kain scored 18 points and Kylie Brown added 14 points and 13 rebounds as Simley dropped Henry Sibley, 64-42, on Friday.

The Spartans improved to 9-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference. They are tied with three other teams—Tartan, Hill-Murray and South St. Paul—at the top of the conference standings.

Simley hosts North on Friday.

BOYS HOCKEY
Tanner Grubb scored at the 3:55 mark in overtime to lift Farmington to a 3-2 victory over Simley on Saturday.

Simley tied the score at the 11:57 mark in the third period with Ben Illetschko's second goal of the game on an assist from Nick Battis. Illetschko’s first goal, on an assist from Nick Kemp, knotted the game at 1-1 in the second period.

Joe Bade stopped 23 shots in Simley’s goal.

The Spartans, 3-10 overall and 1-4 in the conference, will visit Hudson on Thursday.

GIRLS HOCKEY
Nicki Sobaski scored Simley’s only goal in the third period as the Spartans lost to Henry Sibley, 4-1, on Friday.

Simley was outshot, 33-20. Emma Tschida stopped 20 shots in the Spartans’ goal.

Simley, 6-8-3 overall and 0-4-1 in  the conference, will visit Tartan on Friday.

BOYS SWIM AND DIVE
Simley finished second in the Simley Invitational on Saturday.

Alec Kandt had a big day among the individual finishers, winning the 200 free and 100 breaststroke and setting the school’s 12-grade and meet records in the 100 breaststroke.

Among the other top finishers for the Spartans were Michael Modica, third in the 200 free and sixth in the 100 free; Tim Luhr, seventh in the 200 free and eighth in the 100 free; Michael Greene, third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 breaststoke; Nick Pieper, fifth in the 200 IM and third in the 100 butterfly; Tanner Anderson, sixth in the 200 IM; Nathan Stone, second in 1-meter diving, in which he set the school’s ninth-grade record; Ebenezer Ojo, third in the 1-meter diving; Josh Halloran, fourth in the 1-meter diving; Jake Woodruff, eighth in the 100 butterfly; and Justin Stang, seventh in the 100 backstroke.

In relays events, Simley finished fourth and eighth in the 200 medley and fourth in the 400 free.

WRESTLING
Jake Short was named as Outstanding Wrestler in the 28-team Cheesehead Tournament in Kaukauna, WI. In the 152-pound class, he recorded four consecutive pins in preliminary matches before scoring an 8-3 decision in the semifinal and a 3-1 overtime decision over nationally ranked Brian Murphy of Glenbard North, IL in the first-place match.

Nick Wanzek also won the tournament title in his weight class (170 pounds) and he recorded his 200th career win.

Other Spartans reaching the top eighth in their weight classes were Kyle Gliva, third at 132 pounds; Mack Short, third at 145; and Jack Ryan, eighth at 220.

As a team, Simley finished seventh in the tournament, which featured a number of nationally known teams.

Click here to read more about the tournament on the Cheesehead Wrestling website.

The Spartans take part in a triangular meet with Tartan and South St. Paul on Thursday.

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