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Tigers fall, need win to host first round -2/27/2015, 10:20 AM

Tiger women, MIAA champs, hang on -2/27/2015, 10:29 AM

Monarchs survive on senior night -2/27/2015, 12:17 PM

With KU back in control, Jayhawks prepare for 'high drama' -2/27/2015, 10:19 AM

Nino Williams takes long road to success at Kansas State -2/27/2015, 10:18 AM

Sub-state basketball pairings -2/26/2015, 10:37 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Younger part of youth movement for Railers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

Big 12 reprimands K-State after court-storming -2/26/2015, 10:53 AM

Hays High's top four headed to Salina -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- HDN area state qualifiers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Porsch seeks a repeat in state finale -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Freshman Hutchinson leads young group of Redmen -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Norton steps up again to have shot at 3-2-1A state crown -2/26/2015, 10:50 AM

Shockers fight past Indiana State, set up big Saturday -2/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Rhoades back at state -- this time in 4A -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

TMP survives Plainville -2/25/2015, 11:26 AM

K-State issues apology -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

HHS swept at Dodge -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/25/2015, 10:21 AM

Royals still hoping for Starling to break out -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Penske revels in Logano's victory at Daytona 500 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcat's win throws a roadblock at Jayhawks -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Feb. 23 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcats get it done -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

No-name Hahn wins Northern Trust Open -2/23/2015, 10:24 AM

FHSU softball splits on Sunday in Minnesota -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Logano wins first Daytona 500 -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Lutz: VanVleet has another day to remember -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

VanVleet takes Wichita State's assists title in win -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

'Cats seek confidence before game with KU -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

Perry Ellis, No. 8 Kansas rebound from loss, beat TCU -2/22/2015, 12:47 PM

Baylor drills K-State -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

Monarch girls run away from Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:38 PM

TMP wins physical game at Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Mathews all-state for HHS -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

HHS wins at Garden, jumps back into WAC race -2/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Wrestling roundup -- Hays High sends four to 4A state -2/22/2015, 8:19 PM

Victoria puts together complete game in win at Ness City -2/22/2015, 12:40 PM

HHS girls fall down early, lose at Garden -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Patrick qualifies -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

HHS sends relays to state -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Tiger baseball takes two from UCM -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Gene Stephenson says he's filed his own appeal -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

TCU takes out K-State -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Bohuslavsky keys win for Tiger women -2/19/2015, 10:59 AM

Tiger men rally for MIAA win -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Tiger women No. 1 in Central Region -2/18/2015, 5:04 PM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/18/2015, 11:22 AM

Barton's Hensley named Player of the Week -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

TMP boys win, girls fall in Great Bend -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

K-State hopes to build some momentum at TCU -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

Two in a row for HHS girls -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

Hot early, HHS boys get win at Abilene -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

All is possible at Daytona -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

WVU tops Jayhawks in wild finish -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chiefs can find impact receiver in NFL draft -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chargers set sights on LA, push San Diego officials for action on stadium -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Defense a constant for Shockers -2/17/2015, 10:26 AM

FHSU, UCM series moved to Hays -2/16/2015, 10:55 AM

KU prepares for full-court press -2/16/2015, 10:17 AM

Foster lifts Kansas State past Oklahoma on Saturday -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Three Tigers crowned MIAA champs -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Bowyer, after crash, slams qualifying format -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Phillipsburg girls knock off TMP at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Hays High girls snap losing skid -2/15/2015, 2:21 PM

Hays High stunned by Liberal at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger women's streak halted at Pitt State -2/15/2015, 10:26 AM

Tiger softball 1-3 to start season -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger men fall at Pitt -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tigers drop to 0-2 with losses to Mines, Regis -2/15/2015, 1:10 AM

KU coach kicks off tour in Hays -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

K-State guard Johnson laughs off hecklers at W. Virginia -2/13/2015, 10:13 AM

The Tigers' do-it-all Shaw -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

Samac staying on court, providing big games for Tigers -2/13/2015, 11:09 AM

Wichita State baseball players see winning as antidote to distractions -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals, Herrera agree -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals purchase contract of Derek Gordon -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

KU's Ellis near 1,000 points -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Hoxies' record just a matter of time? -2/12/2015, 3:26 PM

New coach, new season for FHSU softball -2/12/2015, 11:25 AM

Tigers look for better pitching in 2015 -2/12/2015, 10:14 AM

Shox roll to win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

Kansas State rally again falls short at W. Virginia -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

FHSU wrestling rolls to dual win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

2015 Eight-Man All-Star rosters -2/11/2015, 11:54 AM

Indiana State backcourt thrives with new characters -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Scott City rolls over TMP -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Jayhawks cruise past Texas Tech -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Kansas State braces for Mountaineers' full-court press -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Salina Central outlasts Hays High -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Tigers' Lehman earns seventh MIAA honor -2/9/2015, 1:56 PM

FHSU's Samac earns MIAA men's honor -2/9/2015, 1:56 PM

KBCA rankings, Feb. 9 -2/9/2015, 1:47 PM

Big day for Plainville grad Dani Winters -2/9/2015, 11:24 AM

Cowboys' Forte plays through flu -2/9/2015, 10:17 AM

At KU, Smith played on scout team -2/9/2015, 10:16 AM

North Carolina coaching icon Dean Smith dies at 83 -2/8/2015, 5:19 PM

Wichita State easily beats weakened Missouri State -2/8/2015, 4:52 PM

FHSU men hold off Hornets -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

TMP's Rhoades third in Phillipsburg -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

Sports Scores

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Prep basketball

Boys

Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

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Tiger wrestlers roll past Lindenwood

Published on -2/1/2013, 4:05 PM

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By KLINT SPILLER
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Zack Grimes sprung up and jutted his tongue out after scoring his fourth takedown in less than a minute, and then with both hands imitating guns, he pointed beyond Lindenwood University's bench toward his friends in the upper part of the north bleachers.

Grimes, a Fort Hays State University redshirt 184-pound freshman, overcame a 6-2 deficit with 40 seconds remaining in his match and won 10-8 in overtime against Lindenwood sophomore Jake Landals (5-15).

"They were some friends I got in the dorms last year," Grimes said regarding to whom he was gesturing. "They come to all my duals. I always point at them at the end of the match. I just do it every match."

Grimes (24-14) provided an exciting finish in what was a lopsided dual.

The No. 17 Tigers demolished Lindenwood 36-5 on Friday at Gross Memorial Coliseum, but Grimes' match brought FHSU's crowd to its feet.

"This one was definitely exciting," Grimes said. "I could hear the crowd cheering for me, so I knew I had to go all out there at the end."

Grimes fell behind 5-0 after a rough first period. He got a reversal in the second period, but he was unable to break down Landals and close the gap.

Grimes continued to try and break him down in the third period, but down 5-2 with 40 seconds remaining, he had to abandon his strategy.

He allowed Landals to escape and then relentlessly attacked. Again and again, Grimes scored a takedown and immediately allowed Landals to get back up. It took three takedowns in 40 seconds just to tie it.

"Throughout the years, I've noticed I've got a pretty good gas tank," Grimes said. "I'm in shape more than most people."

"After I got that first takedown pretty easily, I knew he was done," he added. "I just had to keep moving and keep my feet going and rack them up."

By the time overtime started, Grimes sprinted back to the line and made short work of Landals.

"I knew momentum was on my side at that point," Grimes said.

With the win, FHSU improved to 11-6 and 2-1 in MIAA duals this season while Lindenwood dropped to 2-6 and 1-3 in the MIAA.

The dual was a blowout, but Grimes' match wasn't the only close one. Two of FHSU's victories were decided by riding time.
Junior C.J. Napier, 26-4 and ranked No. 5 at 141 pounds in NCAA Division II, entered the match as the favorite, but he needed riding time to win by a 3-2 decision against Lindenwood senior Craig Chiles.

Redshirt freshman Noah Killip (17-7) needed riding time to sway a 3-2 decision at 149 pounds as well.

"Arguably, it could have went either way, but riding came down to it, so it makes it more exciting," said FHSU head coach Chas Thompson.

The Tigers' only loss came at 165 pounds. FHSU senior Mark Roundtree (3-7) wrestled in the place of junior Sam Thoman and got tech falled by Lindenwood junior Luke Roth (7-6).

Thoman, 22-10, and senior Derek Koehn, 25-10 at 157 pounds, both sat out of competition Friday and will sit again Sunday against Truman State University.

Thompson said they decided to do that simply to rest them since Thoman and Koehn have wrestled more than 30 matches already this season.

"We are going to try and refine them a little bit and work on technique stuff, too," Thompson said.

The Tigers have the MIAA Duals Tournament to look forward to on Feb. 10 at Edmond, Okla., and Thompson said he would like to have all 10 wrestlers prepared for the conference's first tournament championship.

"It's just more bragging rights for now, because we won't be in the same region as everybody in our conference," Thompson said

The Tigers will square off against Truman State University at 1 p.m. today at Gross Memorial Coliseum.
The Bulldogs are 5-2 in duals this year, but they have struggled at times this season, including a 23-15 loss to Lindenwood.

However, Truman features several quality wrestlers, such as senior Alex Maus (11-4) at 141 pounds, junior Ryan Maus (17-5) at 149 pounds, junior Colton Schmitz (21-5) at 157 pounds and sophomore Helmut Rentschler (16-9) at 197 pounds.

"We don't overlook anybody," Thompson said. "We are not overlooking them. They've got the Maus brothers and a couple upper weight guys. We are going to treat them like anybody else. We are going to treat them like we would Kearney."

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