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Raiders edge Gering to close out regular season


Donna Wiedeburg For The Sun-Telegraph

Jack Feddersen takes Garret Allbaugh nose first into the mat.

The Raiders seventh dual win of the year, a 40-36 thriller over visiting Gering, might have seemed improbable at the start.

Sidney conceded 12 points to the Bulldogs right off the bat, forfeiting points in the 120 and 126 weight classes, retrieving a handful only when the visitors left 285 open. And they were down in team points 12-8 early on, despite wins by Zach Borges and Michael Muggli.

The turning point came when Ryan Nieto battled Gering's Quentin Timblin to a draw after three periods, sending the match into overtime locked at 1-1.

Timblin picked up the first point some three minutes...

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