More wins for Rocket boys basketball
Nick Tully poured in 25 points to lead Rockford to a 77-38 victory over Pierz last week. Brock Deering added 13 points and Brendon Schumacher scored 10.
In the 47-44 win over Watertown-Mayer, Deering scored 15 points and Tully had 13 to pace the offense.
The Rockets play at Kimball Friday, Feb. 22 and at Milaca Thursday, Feb. 28 before coming home to face Maple Lake Friday, March 1.
Rockford girls basketball
Rockford went up against league leader Eden Valley-Watkins and lost 42-26 last week. Hnubci Lee led with 11 points. Brianna Calder had 10 points and six rebounds and Jayda Palmer added 11 rebounds.
The Rockets also lost to Kimball Area 49-38. The team ends the regular season at home against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Thursday, Feb. 21.
seek trips to state
The match for Rockford ninth-grader Nick Selly carried a lot of weight for the Rockford wrestling team at the Section 5AA team tournament last week.
Normally working at the 170-pound weight class, Selly was asked to bump up two classes and compete at 195 against Orono. A pin by Selly gave the Rockets at 40-38 victory.
“Both teams played around with lineups to find the right matchup,” said coach Nick Peterson. “Our other victories were by Ty Griffin, Brad Johnson, Brad Scribner and Brad Thorson.
Rockford moved on to face top section seed Totino-Grace and lost 72-7. Johnson and Griffin won their matches. The two will challenge for section titles and trips to state starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, continuing at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Fridley.
Griffin is a defending state champ who is 17-5 this season. Petersen said he is getting stronger after being slowed by injury earlier in the season. Johnson is 28-3.
Miles Hammerlund will seek a return trip to the state wrestling tournament when Delano competes at the Section 2AA individual tournament, Feb, 22-23 at Waconia. The senior finished second last season.
The Tigers lost to St. Peter 42-25 at last week’s section team tourney.