Ranger wrestling
He’s not one for words. He’s not one for celebrating. So when Forest Lake senior James Pleski won his first-ever state wrestling title in front of thousands at the Xcel Energy Center last Saturday, it was up to the referee to parade the champion around the mat. “I guess I’m just not a super ...Read More
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  Forest Lake senior James Pleski earned his first state championship at the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday evening in the 145-pound weight class. Pleski captured the title by beating Miles Patton of Rochester Mayo by a 3-2 decision in the championship matchup. The Ranger, in his fifth trip to...Read More
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Eighth-grader Mathias Waskey works his way to a pin over Coon Rapids at 120 pounds at the Section 7AAA team championships last Friday at St. Michael-Albertville. The Rangers, seeded seventh, lost to second-seeded Coon Rapids, 49-15. The host team took the section title. Earning points for the Ranger...Read More
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  Forest Lake junior James Pleski made his fourth individual state wrestling meet appearance on Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The grappler came away with some hardware and the right to join the program’s greats by having his framed picture hang in the high school ...Read More
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The Forest Lake wrestling team closed its season two weeks ago at the individual section tournament in Coon Rapids. Junior James Pleski came away with first place at 138 pounds, while six other Rangers placed by finishing in the top six at the Section 7AAA showing. Sophomore Nic Norem placed fifth a...Read More
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The Forest Lake wrestlers ended the team portion of their season Friday after falling to second-seeded Cambridge-Isanti, 62-9, at the Section 7AAA team championships in St. Francis. The Bluejackets went on to defeat St. Francis before losing 32-25 to the top seed, St. Michael-Albertville. The Ranger...Read More
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It was a heartbreaker for the Forest Lake wrestling team during last week’s home meet against Stillwater, which the Rangers lost 32-30. Forest Lake started strong, with seventh-grader Harley Elling earning a major decision victory, 15-0, which included three three-point near falls at 106 pounds. F...Read More
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