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Prep wrestling 2018 postseason tournament assignments are set

Newton High’s Cardinals learned Wednesday they are in Class 3A District 7 when the Iowa High School Athletic Association posted its 2018 high school wrestling postseason assignments.

Sectional and district assignments for 2A and 1A also were announced. Sectional tournaments are Feb. 3 and district tournaments are Feb. 10.

The other four area high school wrestling teams found out where they wrestle in sectionals and districts in 2018. .

Newton will be at West Des Moines Valley on Feb. 10 for 3A district tournament action. Joining those two schools will be Ames, Boone, Carlisle, Des Moines North-Hoover, Indianola and Johnston.

Prairie City-Monroe is in 2A Sectional 11 hosted by North Polk in Alleman along with Bondurant-Farrar, Chariton, Saydel and Van Meter/Earlham. The first and second-place winners in each weight class from Sectional 11 and Sectional 12 advance to the 2A District 6 tournament at Knoxville.

The area’s three Class 1A teams are in two different sectionals.

Colfax-Mingo is in the 1A Sectional 1 hosted by Ogden. Other teams in the sectional are ACGC,Coon Rapids-Bayard, Interstate 35, Martensdale-St. Marys, Panorama and South Hamilton. The first and second place winners in each weight class from the sectional advance to the 1A District 1 tournament at hosted by ACGC at Guthrie Center.

Lynnville-Sully and Baxter are in the 1A Sectional 7 tournament hosted by Southeast Warren/Melcher Dallas at Liberty Center. Other teams in the sectional are Central Decatur, Moravia, North Mahaska, Pleasantville and Wayne. The first and second place winners in each weight class from the sectional advance to the 1A District 4 tournament at Pleasantville.

The top two wrestlers in each weight class from district tournaments qualify for the 2017 state tournament, Feb. 15-17, in Des Moines.

Newton and Colfax-Mingo open the 2017-18 wrestling season on Nov. 28 while Lynnville-Sully is slated to begin on Nov. 30. The season openers for PCM and Baxter are scheduled for Dec. 2.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535

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