Wrestling: Ellsworth takes third at K-M tournament
Ellsworth steamrolled in to the semifinals of the Swalla Duals in Kasson, but Albert Lea ended the Panthers’ charge. Ellsworth regrouped with a third-place victory over Fennimore.
The Panthers beat Byron, 52-18, in the quarterfinals, but were upended by the Tigers, 41-18, in the semifinals. Ellsworth then beat Fennimore, 42-19, which lost 55-3 to Kasson-Mantorville in the semifinals.
K-M beat Albert Lea, 43-12, for the title.
The Panthers host St. Croix Central on Thursday, then prepare for the postseason beginning with the Middle Border Conference tournament on Feb. 6, followed by regional action beginning on Feb. 13.