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Postseason gets under way for wrestlers this week

The Hastings wrestling team made quick work of the East Ridge Raptors on Senior Night, beating up the Raptors 53-16.

East Ridge brought just seven varsity wrestlers. There were seven forfeits in the match.

Winning on the night were Luis Sanchez, Cody Leflay, Austin Eichmann, Jake Anderson, Jake Johnson, Dan Marquette, Daryale Harris, Cullin Brendeland and Tony Lodermeier.

Seniors who were honored at the meet included Luke Rowh and Dan Marquette, the two captains this year. Also honored as seniors were Luis Sanchez, Jake Johnson, Daryale Harris and Tony Lodermeier. Manager Kaylee Kopp was also recognized.

Hastings plays host to the first round of the section tournament here tonight (Thursday). The final rounds of the section tournament are set for Saturday in Rochester.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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