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Raiders move into Section 6A semifinals

Mike Barthel's fourth-ranked Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders won eight matches Tuesday night in a 43-27 Section 6A team tournament victory over fifth-ranked Pelican Rapids.

Anthony Kern, Justin Gordon, Andrew Cihlar, Hayden Truax, Nick Bennett, Dillon Card, John French and Dalton Baker tacked up victories for the Raiders, who won six of eight matches between 145 and heavyweight.

The victory earned BHV a shot at top-ranked Barnesville on Feb. 9, in a 1 p.m. team semifinal match at Wadena-Deer Creek.

Section 6A Team Tournament

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 43,

Pelican Rapids 27

106 Anthony Kern (BHV) pinned Jason Meyer (PR) 2:53

113 Danny Franco (PR) pinned Zach Waln (BHV) 2:56

120 Justin Gordon (BHV) pinned Dakota Pixley (PR) 1:02

126 Carlos Gutierrez (PR) maj. dec. Marshall Willis (BHV) 13-3

132 Robert Mazariegos (PR) tech. fall Holton Truax (BHV) 16-1

138 Jesus Romero (PR) dec. Ethan Kimber (BHV) 11-5

145 Andrew Cihlar (BHV) pinned Josh Klovstad (PR) 3:05

152 Hayden Truax (BHV) pinned Alex Diaz (PR) 2:44

160 Nick Bennett (BHV) maj. dec. Hobet Diaz (PR) 13-0

170 Ben Barragan (PR) dec. Charlie Nienaber (BHV) 16-11

182 Dillon Card (BHV) pinned Nick Thompson (PR) 1:44

195 John French (BHV) dec. Felix Barragan (PR) 3-2

220 Dalton Baker (BHV) pinned Muhamed Carbo (PR) 1:25

285 Eddie Ramos (PR) pinned Hunter Truax (BHV) 5:24