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Seven greenbelt area wrestlers will begin their quest to reach the podium at Wells Fargo Arena when the 2020 State Wrestling Tournament begins Thursday in Des Moines.

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The AGWSR Cougars picked the right time to play perhaps their best full four quarters of the season. It came in 49-31 Class 1A Region 2 Quarterfinal win over BCLUW. The two North Iowa Cedar League-West teams split their games this season. This one kept the Cougars alive in the postseason and…

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For the third year in a row, AGWSR’s Trey Lashbrook (120) will be flying into the State Meet this week with realistic expectations of landing another medal. Just a junior, he will be looking to add to the two he already has when Class 1A begins Thursday night at 6 p.m. after winning the Dist…

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AGWSR Cougar girls head coach Laurie Gann knew that the game Saturday night could be a little sloppy. Her 14th-ranked squad (17-5) hosted North Iowa (0-22) in a Class 1A Regional opener, winning 56-19.

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Some seasons, every win can be the difference maker. For the AGWSR Cougars, this has been one of those seasons. Their home win Friday night, 45-41 over Meskwaki, ended the regular season on an up-note. Which heading into Thursday’s postseason opener against conference rival BCLUW, could make…

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The AGWSR Cougar girls got one of those wins Tuesday night that will not only stand out now that the regular season is done, but will help now that the postseason is here. The boys got one that they needed to carry them through the rest of the way.

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With just three wrestlers weighing in at 120 for Saturday’s Class 1A Sectional in Nashua, Trey Lashbrook was a near mortal lock to reach his third-straight District Meet this week. His biggest opponent was the wait.

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The AGWSR Cougars opened and closed the North Iowa Cedar League-West season with a sweep. In between the first broom of BCLUW on Dec. 6 and the last against Gladbrook-Reinbeck Friday in Ackley, they combined for just two other sweeps within league play.

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Sweeps are pretty rare between AGWSR and Grundy Center, especially a season sweep like the AGWSR Cougars were chasing Thursday night in Grundy Center. The Cougars got one the first time they met with the girls winning by five points, the boys by one. That was back on Jan. 7 in Ackley. Neithe…