Royalton-Upsala Wrestling
Selection Process: Results for all four area wrestling teams (Little Falls, Pierz, Royalton-Upsala and Holdingford) were recorded throughout the season. From these results, the top wrestler at each of the 14 weight classes was determined to select the All-Area wrestling team. Wrestlers that competed...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Four Royalton-Upsala wrestlers competed at state Feb. 27-28, but none did close to as well as junior Brad Kroll did at 160 pounds. That’s because Kroll came within one match of becoming the second Royal to win a state championship  in as man...Read More
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Last night’s sports action featured a Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) rivalry between the Pierz and Holdingford girls basketball teams. Both teams entered the game with identical 2-8 overall records and were both winless in conference play. After the game, however it was the Pioneers who ea...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] The Little Falls wrestling team cruised to a strong win 58-18 over Big Lake, Dec. 2 in Little Falls. The Flyers had eight wins via fall, and won 11 matches total. One of the closest matches was at 120, where Leo Wilczek beat Ben Morris 3-2. Log...Read More
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Area wrestlers seeded in the top four for Saturday’s Section 7A individual wrestling tournament in Pierz. The top two individuals in each weight class advance to the state tournament.   106: 3. Brandon Ortman (Pierz)   113: 1. Michael Petron (Royalton-Upsala) 3. Jamie Koetter (Holdin...Read More
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They took different paths, but Pierz and Holdingford each moved on to the Section 7A team tournament semifinals, Tuesday. Top-seeded Pierz shut out visiting eighth-seeded Nashwauk-Keewatin/Greenway 77-0, while fifth-seeded Holdingford edged fourth-seeded host Royalton-Upsala 38-37. Pierz had eight w...Read More
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Royalton-Upsala had four wrestlers earn Prairie/Park Region (PPR) Conference championships at Osakis, Feb. 1, with senior Mitch Lange named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler. Mitch Lange pinned his first two foes in a combined 85 seconds, then won 5-1 in the finals at 170 pounds. The three win...Read More
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Royalton-Upsala suffered its first Prairie Conference defeat 40-34 to visiting Osakis, Tuesday. Brady Moulzolf earned a pin and Joe Jensen won by a 10-2 major decision, with Royalton-Upsala also receiving four forfeits....Read More
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Pierz rattled off five more wins this week to run its perfect record to 15-0, with arguably its biggest win to date coming at rival Little Falls 38-24, Jan. 10. The dual started off in ideal fashion for Pierz, with freshman Brandon Ortman recording a fall at 106 pounds and junior Cole Brausen enduri...Read More
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