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ERHS searching for a mat win

Jordan Fye and the East Ridge wrestling team headed to Stillwater next week still in search of the team's first victory. The Raptors take on the Ponies and Tartan in a triangular meet on Tuesday, Dec. 22 and return to post-Christmas action in a quadrangular meet on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Saint Paul Highland Park. Staff Photo by Tom Carothers.

The East Ridge wrestling team is still looking for its first win of the season as a team after the Raptors took on three non-conference opponents on Thursday, Dec. 17 in the South St. Paul Quadrangular.

The Raptors fell 69-12 to South St. Paul, 54-23 to Farmington and 52-30 to St. Paul Harding in the match.

However, a number of individuals earned wins in the Raptor's three matches on the night.

Against South St. Paul, East Ridge eighth-grade 103-pounder Reid Lyden and sophomore 145-pounder Jon Balagot each won with pins. Against Farmington, Lyden won by technical fall, seventh-grader Cory Kiger won by forfeit at 112 pounds and junior Nick Bachmann won with a pin at 160 pounds.

In the loss to Harding, Lyden, sophomore 140-pounder John Chatterton, sophomore 215-pounder Philip Gelgren and sophomore heavyweight Sean Kallevig won by way of a forfeit, while Bachmann pinned his opponent at 160 pounds.

East Ridge is back in the Suburban East Conference on Tuesday, Dec. 22, with a triangular match against SEC opponent Stillwater and non-conference foe Tartan.

Next, the Raptors travel to St. Paul to hit the mat against St. Paul Highland Park on Wednesday, Dec. 30 in a non-conference quadrangular meet.