The Storm Lake High wrestling team tied for eighth-place here Saturday at the Forest City Invitational.
Clear Lake won the competition with 242 points, with Algona taking second (225 points) and New Hampton third (213.5).
Daniel Higgins took second at 140 while his brother Patrick took third at 130.
Daniel, third last year at districts, opened Saturday's competition with a bye, then won by a pin over a Clear Lake wrestler in the semifinals. In the championship semifinals, Daniel lost a major decision (9-0) to Algona's Nick Larson.
At 130, SLHS' Patrick Higgins opened with a 10-4 decision over Ben Powers of St. Ansgar, but lost to Russell Evans by fall in the championship semis.
In the consolation quarterfinals, he decisioned Cooper Heath of Algona, 4-2. In the consolation title match, Patrick Higgins won a 3-1 decision over Jake Kopriva.
At 112 pounds, Cole Raglen won his opening match with a bye, then defeated Ben Tuff of Algona 4-0. In the match for third place, Raglen lost to Craig Mai of New Hampton by fall at 3:56.
At 125, Tornado wrestler Kelly Evans took fourth. He started with a pin of Rockford's Chris Duyre, then lost 5-0 to Jake Ingalls of Algona in the championship semis. In the consolation semifinals, he beat Colby Fett of Forest City by fall, then lost to a rematch with Duyre, 5-3.
At 135, Ryan Lovstad lost his opening match to Steven Scarrow of Clear Lake, then beat Chad Demaray 12-0 in the consolation bracket.
Lovstad lost a consolation semifinal to Courtney Brandown of Algona then took fifth by beating Jimmy Squibb of LeMars.
At 119, Tornado wrestler Jared Brashears lost his opening match 9-3 to Drew Lindsey of LeMars. In the consolation bracket, he pinned Derik Wust of Rockford, then lost to Ian Mitchell of New Hampton in the consolation semis. He pinned Spencer Larson of Forest City in the match for fifth place.
At 152 pounds, SL's Ben Seaman lost his opening match to Troy Klimesh of New Hampton. He then pinned Jacob Dalluge of St. Ansgar before losing to Clear Lake's Jeremy Baker.
At 285 pounds, Tornado wrestler Adam Davis took fifth place, opening with a loss to Dallas Hendrickson of St. Ansgar. He lost to Ben Kern of Algona in the consolation round, then won a 5-4 decision over Brodie Schweizer of Rockford for fifth place.
HOLSTEIN - The Aurelia-Galva Holstein wrestling team took second in its own invitational here Saturday, which featured a number of top-notch teams.
State-ranked Akron-Westfield won the the tourney with AGH second. With the wins, the Pirates improved to 15-2 on the season in dual meets
"The competition was outstanding," said AGH coach Scott Phelps. "Akron Westfield, Manson NW Webster, Estherville-LC, and MOC/FV are all good wrestling teams."
Taking first places for the Pirates were Ryan Donahoo at 112 pounds, Adam Parker at 125 pounds, Kyle Yearous at 135, Mike White at 140, and Daniel Borchers at 189.
"The kids gave an outstanding effort, and the coaches were pleased with that," Phelps said. "We had many individuals who wrestled well against quality competition in tough, tight matches.
"These are the kinds of matches the kids need at this time of year," Phelps added. "The coaches believe that we are improving every day in practice."
The following is a rundown of AGH wrestlers, and their places.
112 - Ryan Donahoo went 4-0 and took first.
119 - Sam Radke went 2-2 and placed third
125 - Adam Parker 4-0 and placed first
130 - Steve White 3-1 went 3-1 and placed second
135 - Kyle Yearous went 4-0 and placed first
140 - Mike White went 3-1 and placed first
145 - Andrew Perry went 2-2 and placed third
152 - Bryce Dean went 3-1 and placed second
160 - Josh Schwanz went 0-3 and didn't place
171 - Austin Todd went 2-1 and placed third
189 - Daniel Borchers went 4-0 and placed
215 - Steve Rupp went 2-2 and placed third
285 - Adam Dreeszen went 2-2 and placed third.
COON RAPIDS - The Schaller-Crestland wrestling team split a pair of duals last Tuesday, finishing in eighth place in the 11-team field.
The Wildcats opened with a loss against Rockwell City-Lytton-Southern Cal.
In that match, Mark McDonough won a decision while Zach Stevens and Brance Frehse came away with falls.
Schaller-Crestland bounced back with a win against Wall Lake View Auburn. Winning by forfeit were Ronnie Huseman, Tony Clark, Matt Tielbur and Frehse.
In Saturday's invitational in Coon Rapids, the Wildcats placed seven wrestlers in the top six.
McDonough, Tielbur and Stevens all went 3-1 on the day and took third places.
McDonough opened the day with a 10-2 major decision over Jordan Webb of Panora. In the semifinal round he was defeated by by Steven Merrill of RC-L/SC. McDonough then pinned MVAO's Cole Holten before taking third place with a 2-1 decision over Tate Stetzel of of Guthrie Center.
Tielbur started his day by pinning Austin Steinkamp of Woodwood-Granger. He then dropped a 6-5 decision to Jeremy Bald of Audubon. Tielbur then reeled off two pins, beating both Anthony Yeager of Panora and Logan Suhbier of Southeast Webster to finish third. With the wins, he now has a 15-4 mark.
Stephens won by fall over Jay Christians of SEW in the opening round. He lost 6-5 in overtime to Jason Noon of Elkhorn-Kimballton.
Stephens came back by pinning Owen Anthofer of Audubon, then won a 9-4 decision over Jake Parker of MVA0, pushing his season record to 13-7.
Cory Naberhaus was fourth in the tournament, losing to Woody Glassnap of RCL-SC in the opening round.
He advanced via bye and pinned Alex Corkin of Coon Rapids-Bayard.
In the third-place match, he lost a decision to Glassnap after leading late in the match.
Ronnie Huseman, Anthony Clark and Frehse all took sixth places.
The Wildcats are at Wall Lake View Auburn Tuesday in a double dual vs. Pomeroy-Palmer and Manson NW Webster.
On Thursday, they will host Southeast Webster and Sioux Central. The Northwest Conference meet is next Saturday at Graettinger.