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Wisconsin outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the annual spring conservation hearings set for 7 p.m., Monday, April 9, in each county to weigh in on issues ranging from expansion of cross-bow use and a proposed season on sandhill cranes, to whether felt-soled waders should be banned and fishermen should be allowed to troll with three lines. In western Wisconsin, hearing locations include: Dunn -- County Fish and Game Club, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751 Pepin -- Pepin County Government Center, County Board Room, 740 7th Ave.
Monday marked Glen Nelson's third surgery in a week following a motorcycle crash St. Patrick's Day which left him seriously injured. A family member told the Pierce County Herald Nelson's vitals are stable and doctors hope to start to take him off a ventilator by the middle of this week. "He's got fractures in both arms, a plate was inserted into his pelvis and his right femur is broken," the relative stated, "But the important thing is he's okay." The Hammond native was riding his motorcycle with wife Julie, 47, on 650th St.
MADISON - One way or the other Somerset's Gabe Flandrick was going to be a part of history at the 69th WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament. Either he was going to be the wrestler Cuba City/Southwestern's Jarod Donar won his final match to cap a perfect high school career and fourth straight state championship or he was going to be the wrestler who prevented it from taking place. Flandrick gave a great effort but Donar walked off the mat of the 138-pound title match in the Kohl Center a four-time state champ and only the third wrestler in state history to go unbeaten in high school.
MADISON - Marcus Malecek was undefeated going into the finals at 220 pounds in Division 2 at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament in the Kohl Center Saturday evening. But his record wasn't enough to overcome Oconto Falls's Riley Delzer as he won his second straight state championship by a 10-2 score. After a scoreless first period, Malecek scored first in the second with a reversal. But Delzer struck right back with a reversal of his own topped by a three-point nearfall.
MADISON - Places were awarded to three Somerset wrestlers at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Haydon Dvorak finished third at 182 pounds in Division 2, Bobby Leroy was fifth at 120 and Austin Bushinger placed sixth at 152. Dvorak bounced back from his semifinal loss Friday evening to win both his matches Saturday. Dvorak pinned St.
MADISON - Marcus Malecek took the sting out of a tough day for the St. Croix Central wrestling team by qualifying for the finals of the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center. Malecek won his semifinal match Friday evening in overtime 3-1 over Luke Dietsche of Luxemburg-Casco at 220 pounds in Division 2. Both wrestlers were locked in a 1-1 tied going into the extra session although SCC coaches were upset Dietsche, unlike Malecek, did not take a shot throughout the match.
MADISON - Somerset High School wrestling will be represented in the finals of the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament tonight, but it will be someone different than last season. State runner-up Haydon Dvorak was unable to make it back to the finals as he was pinned by Chilton's Austin Hephner in the Division 2, 182-pound semifinals in 5:56. But Gabe Flandrick will be there as he won a dramatic 12-6 match over Alex Schramm of Seymour at 138 pounds. Schramm tied the score at 6-6 with a takedown but surprisingly let Flandrick up from the mat for the escape.
MADISON - Out of a group of five only one wrestler carries the hopes St. Croix Central has for a state championship at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament. Central's Marcus Malecek was the only Panther wrestler to win a match so far Friday, topping Adams-Friendship's Tyler Burrows 3-0 at 220 pounds in Division 2. He will face Luxemburg-Casco's Luke Dietsche (So., 40-11) in the semifinals this evening at the Kohl Center. The rest of SCC's contingent lost twice Friday. Adam Lewis was pinned by Wild Rose/Wautoma's Zach Sirny in a quick 1:24 at 106 in the quarterfinals.
MADISON - Somerset's medal total from the 69th WIAA State Individual Wrestling will be a perfect four-for-four. All of the Spartans' wrestlers made it through the morning and afternoon sessions at the Kohl Center, assuring four place winners. Haydon Dvorak is in the semifinals after winning his 182-pound match 5-2 over Brady Huenink of Waupun. Dvorak got a late reversal and Huenink did the same to him in the third period. He will face Chilton's Austin Hephner (Sr. 46-2) with the round starting at 7 p.m. Dvorak will be joined by teammate Gabe Flandrick at 138.
MADISON - Both of New Richmond's wrestlers were eliminated from the 69th WIAA Individual Wrestling Tournament Friday morning at the Kohl Center. Shane Blackman was beaten by Green Bay Preble/East's Steve Cygan at 113-pounds in Division 1. Blackman led in the first period 2-0 but a reversal and three-point nearfall in the second period put Cygan ahead to stay. At several points Blackman nearly got a pin but Cygan wouldn't let go of the single leg to win his 100th career victory. Abram Anderson was pinned by Stoughton's Joe Nelson in 3:51 at 132.