Dragons advance to state

SLAYTON — Adrian Area is heading back to the MSHSL Class AA Dual Team Wrestling State Tournament.

The Dragons (29-3 overall) earned their first trip back to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul after defeating Quad County (45-28) in the semifinals and Dawson-Boyd/Lac Qui Parle Valley (36-24) for the Section 3 Tournament title Friday at Murray County Central High School in Slayton. Continue reading at www.dglobe.com

Prep wrestler hopes his sport’s comeback story matches his own

Wrestling is a sport for survivors, such as St. Michael-Albertville’s Mitchell McKee.

When the International Olympic Committee proposed dropping wrestling from the 2020 Games in favor of such sports as equestrian, modern pentathlon and trampoline, the IOC again revealed itself as tone deaf.

Wrestling is, historically and philosophically, a seminal Olympic sport, a primal test of strength, skill, toughness and willpower. It is also a sport filled with admirable athletes and transcendent stories like Mitchell McKee, who 15 years ago today left a hospital ahead of schedule and against all odds. Continue reading at www.mnwrestlinghub.com

As expected, KoMets breeze through 1AA field

As expected, there was little drama during Saturday’s Section One, Class AA team tournament at Mayo Civic Center.

Kasson-Mantorville entered as the clear-cut favorite to win its third consecutive 1AA title, and some have argued this year’s K-M club is the best team ever from southeastern Minnesota. The national accolades, plus three wrestlers who already have committed to wrestle for Division I college teams, and a No. 1 ranking in the state make that argument possible. Continue reading at www.postbulletin.com