JCC wrestling team is aiming for the top again

The Jackson County Central wrestling team is top-ranked in the state, and it’s gunning for another state team championship

A typical game is played within the game of competitive sports. Teams with legitimate cravings for high post-season honors are supposed to temper their expectations. If it’s a high school program, coaches and athletes like to say they don’t talk about winning a state high school championship at the beginning of the season.

The idea may be in the back of their minds, and maybe they DO talk about such things privately. But such talk isn’t for public consumption. It’s considered bad form, an embarrassing display of chutzpah that is best kept under wraps.

Things are not like that this year for the Jackson County Central Huskies wrestling team. Yes, the Huskies talk about winning a state championship. Head coach Nate Hanson freely admits it.

And, to be honest, it would only be embarrassing if he and the Huskies pretended differently. Continue reading at dglobe.com →

Augustana To Host Doubleheader

Duals Set for February 3

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Augustana wrestling is set to host a dual between Jackson County Central High School and Brandon Valley High School on February 3 prior to the Viking’s dual against UMary. The high school dual is slated for 6 p.m. with the Augustana dual set for 8 p.m. following the event.

Brandon Valley, ranked no. 1 in the state of South Dakota, won the state championship in 2021-22.

Jackson County Central won the 2022 Minnesota Class A State team title. Augustana freshman Payton Handevidt was the 160-pound champion in 2022 for Jackson County Central.

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Hanson, Becker, McDonald, and Joriman are MWCA Coaches of the Year

Every spring at tournament time coaches from each high school section vote for their respective Section Head and Assistant Coach of the Year. Head coach selections are then put on a ballot to be voted on by all coaches at the State Tournament for Class AAA, AA, and A Coach of the Year.

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