EP Panther middle school wrestler Jase Grunder will travel to Dekalb, Illinois today to participate in the Illinois Elementary School Association's state wrestling finals. Grunder, a 6th grader from Prophetstown, has a 34-1 record this season and claimed the sectional title last weekend in the 60# division.
Grunder was given a send off from his fellow classmates and teachers at the PLT Middle School on Friday morning.
By winning the sectional he receives a first round bye in the 24 man field. Grunder is making the trip with his wrestling partner Nick Smith and his coaches Tom Unruh, Jimmy Greenlee, and Nate Swanson.
Two other EP wrestlers qualified as alternates by finishing 4th at the sectional. Brody Grimes, 275#, and Elijah Friedrichsen, 215#. The tournament runs through Saturday.
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The Prophetstown High School celebrated FFA Week with several activities engaging the entire student body.View the Gallery
Since late December about 35 fifth through eighth graders from the Erie and PLT Middle Schools have been meeting in the wrestling room at Erie Middle School practicing their wrestling moves. After a two month regular season they are ready to start the journey through the post-season.View the Gallery
Two years ago teachers Molly Henrekin and Michelle Buri decided to have a day dedicated to the art at Prophetstown Elementary School. The day was a success and it was decided to enrich the day this year.View the Gallery
Friday night the Prophetstown Prophets celebrated Senior Night by honoring nine members of the band, cheer and dance squads, and basketball team.View the Gallery
Before the Lady Prophet's basketball game on Thursday, seniors from the basketball team and dance team were honored.View the Gallery
As the high school wrestling season heads into post-season mode there are several area wrestlers who are just heading into the heart of their season.View the Gallery
On Thursday night the Panther Wrestling squad honored their three seniors. Jordan Westerfield, Kerrick Cameron and Sam Girkin all wrestled for the final time on their home mat.View the Gallery
The EP Panther Wrestling team played host to ten other schools on Saturday at Erie High School for their annual invitational.View the Gallery