Simley tops Albert Lea for state title

There have been 40 individual state wrestling champions crowned from Simley High School. Those individuals were primarily responsible for the Inver Grove Heights school winning 11 team titles since the late 1980s.

“We had some superstars back in the day,” said Spartans coach and activities director Will Short, who won two individual titles himself.

But the Spartans underwent a makeover this season. Void of a lot of star power, they had to come up with an alternate plan if their quest for a seventh championship in the past eight seasons was to be a success. Continue reading at

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