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Barron rallies past the Tigers; wrestlers split matches

The Northwestern High School boys basketball team ran out to a 24-21 halftime lead over the Barron Golden Bears, but in the second half the Tigers went cold and fell to Barron 43-30.

Northwestern managed only three points in the third quarter and three in the fourth as Barron outscored the Tigers 22-6 in the second half.

Jason Balts led Barron with 16 second-half points, 25 for the game.

Dylan Jardine had 10 points for the Tigers, and Justin Alexson and Nolan Graff added seven points apiece. Also scoring for the Tigers were Micah Olson, 3; Zak Anttila, 2; and Grant Pearson, 1.

Northwestern 17 7 3 3 -- 43

Barron 11 10 6 16 -- 30

Northwestern -- Dylan Jardine 10, Justin Alexson 7, Nolan Graff 7, Micah Olson 3, Zak Anttila 2, Grant Pearson 1.

3-point goals -- Graff, Olson, Jardine.

Barron -- Jason Balts 25, Neil Rasmussen 6, Grant Johnson 4, Isaiah Frandsen 3, Carsen Davis 3, Zach Terpstra 2.

3-point goals -- Balts 2.

Wrestling

The Northwestern Tigers wrestling team split at home Friday, defeating Northwood/Solon Springs 42-30 and losing to Virginia 51-30.

Double winners for the Tigers were Mike Maki (120), Jackson Doller (138), Travis Brannan (145) and Jacob Miniot (285).

Winning for Northwood/Solon Springs were Josh Malone (160), Brandon Wilcox (182) and Dilan Wehmhoefer (195).

The Tigers, who hosted Chetek Tuesday, are at Spooner on Jan. 31. Northwood hosts Flambeau Thursday.

Virginia Area 51, Northwestern 30

113 pounds -- Kyle Starr, VA, won by forfeit; 120 -- Mike Maki, NW, pinned Jake Weston, 1:43; 126 -- Hunter Thome, VA, dec. Samantha Schafter, 6-4; 132 -- Jesse Williams, VA, pinned Josiah Vik, 1:12; 138 -- Jackson Doller, NW, pinned Dakota Gray Owl, 1:16; 145 -- Travis Brannan, NW, pinned Alex Felton, 0:34. 152 -- Noah Chapin, VA, pinned Mike Bessler, 3:42. 160 -- Matt Liebey, VA, pinned Wolfgang Inman, 1:11; 170 -- Gabe Lund, VA, won by forfeit; 182 -- Jay Karich, NW, won by forfeit; 195 -- Josh Klander, VA, pinned Brandon Erickson, 1:27; 220 -- Josh Volk, VA, won by forfeit; 285 -- Jacob Miniot, NW, pinned Blake Collins, 0:53. 106 -- Josh Weston, VA, pinned Luke Jarman, 0:28.

Northwestern 42, Northwood/Solon Springs 30

106 pounds -- Luke Jarman, NW, won by forfeit; 113 -- double forfeit; 120 --Maki, NW, won by forfeit; 126 -- double forfeit; 132 --Vik, NW, won by forfeit; 138 --Doller, NW, pinned Dominick King, 0:52; 145 --Brannan, NW, pinned Jacob King, 3:05. 152 -- Mike Bessler, NW, won by forfeit; 160 -- Josh Malone, NSS, pinned Wolfgang Inman, NW, 1:21; 170 --Trevor LaFave, NSS, won by forfeit; 182 -- Brandon Wilcox, NSS, pinned Karich, NW, 3:43; 195 -- Dilan Wehmhoefer, NSS, pinned Erickson, 3:21. 220 -- Tylor Baird, NSS, won by forfeit; 285 --Miniot, NW, pinned Ethan Luedtke, 1:12.