The Le Mars girls wrestling team remained unbeaten in MRAC dual action sweeping Sergeant Bluff-Luton and Sioux City North by scores of 51-27 and 54-27 at home on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs knew that these two programs would be hungry to knock them off. After finishing just below the Bulldogs in the MRAC tournament, head coach Greer Milledge knew his team had to wrestle at their best to avoid a disappointment.
Le Mars showed a lot of toughness not just in the matches they won but also in the matches they lost. Coach Milledge says there were a couple of instances when it seemed like Le Mars would lose by pin, but they held on to avoid giving up three extra points.
Those longer matches were a positive for Coach Milledge. Girls wrestling has shown at times to have quick matches that last a maximum of one period with quick pins. Having a lot more three period matches in their dual wins on Thursday shows that the Bulldogs are trending in the right direction along with the sport.
The theme for the year has been staying aggressive for Le Mars, and they have improved in that as the season has gone along. Coach Milledge says that there were still some times where girls got caught moving backwards, and he wants that to continue to be worked on.
The Bulldogs are next in action at a tournament in Ogden on Saturday. The Bulldogs will have two home dates of competition next week.