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Players of the Week: Feb. 21-25

Boys’ basketball

Kalispell Glacier junior Ryan Edwards nearly recorded a triple-double in Tuesday’s 56-52 victory over Missoula Hellgate. He had 19 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocks in the Western AA win. The 6-foot-11 Edwards added 11 points and 20 rebounds in Saturday’s regular-season finale, a 24-point win over rival Flathead that sewed up the conference crown.

My honorable mention: Robert Stone, Deer Lodge, sr.

Who’s your honorable mention? (give player’s name, school and reason why in comments section below).

Girls’ basketball

Missoula Big Sky senior Elle Tinkle had a pair of stellar games back-to-back Friday and Saturday. The future Gonzaga player had 26 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Helena Capital, then capped off the regular season with a 16-point effort in a 41-38 victory over No. 2-ranked Helena High.

My honorable mention: Kiernan Haggarty, Loyola Sacred Heart, sr.

Who’s your honorable mention? (give player’s name, school and reason why in comments section below).

Youth wrestling results from Western Montana Melee

Western Montana Melee
At Big Sky High School
Saturday, Feb. 25

Pee-Wee – 35
1 – Aidan Delude of East Helena Wrestling Club; 2 – Damen Furthmyre of Lil Copperheads; 3 – Gage Hartnell of Northern Montana Wrestling Club; 4 – Jacoby Baughman of Silver Bow Amateur Wrestling
Pee-Wee – 40
1 – Walker DesRoiser of Helena Wrestling Club; 2 – Jordan Sprague of Butte Wrestling; 3 – Tyler Fuschino of Eagle Wrestling Club; 4 – Eryn Evenson of Bozeman Mat Dogs; 5 – Trenton Hoveland of USA Cobra Montana Wrestling Club.
Pee-Wee – 45A
1 – Trey Hansen of Butte Wrestling; 2 – Bradley Wolfe of Lil Copperheads; 3 – Wyatt McCorkle of Championship Training; 4 – Matthew Marcille of East Helena Wrestling Club; 5 – Teegan Tybo of East Helena Wrestling Club; 6 – Layne Miller of Eagle Wrestling Club
Pee-Wee – 45B
1 – Colby Gordon of Butte Wrestling; 2 – Ayden Dess of East Helena Wrestling Club; 3 – Tytan Cooney of Eagle Wrestling Club; 4 – Jaiden Richards of Bozeman Mat Dogs; 5 – Zane Gehring of Helena Wrestling Club; 6 – Alex Grover of Lil Copperheads.
Pee-Wee – 45C
1 – Colton Smith of Team Real Life; 2 – Eli Oakland of Northern Montana Wrestling Club; 3 – Kage Smith of Eagle Wrestling Club; 4 – Killian Snarr of East Helena Wrestling Club; 5 – Jordan Richards of Bozeman Mat Dogs; 6 – Ryan Haidle of Eagle Wrestling Club.
Pee-Wee – 50
1 – Maverick Mcewen of Silver Bow Amateur Wrestling; 2 – Cael Mikalatos of Lil Copperheads; 3 – Tanner Collins of Eagle Wrestling Club; 4 – Pete Fuller of Eagle Wrestling Club; 5 – Nick Benson of Helena Wrestling Club; 6 – Liam Oie of Eagle Wrestling Club.
Pee-Wee – 55
1 – Garrett Boyle of East Helena Wrestling Club; 2 – Jake Bailey of Butte Wrestling.
Pee-Wee – 60+
1 – Calijah Larance of Eagle Wrestling Club; 2 – Mason Heard of Helena Wrestling Club
Bantam – 40
1 – Jt Gehring of Helena Wrestling Club; 2 – Colin Mccarthy of Eagle Wrestling Club.
Bantam – 45A
1 – Traic Fainter of Kalispell Wrestling Club; 2 – Caleb Martin of Helena Wrestling Club; 3 – Kahn Schlegel of Helena Wrestling Club; 4 – Nathan Butler of Eagle Wrestling Club; 5 – Kiernan Holbrock-borneman of Lil Copperheads; 6 – Mekhi Barnes of Northern Montana Wrestling Club.
Bantam – 45B
1 – Cooper Anderson of Dillon; 2 – Connor Pennington of Helena Wrestling Club; 3 – Sam D`amico of Eagle Wrestling Club; 4 – Keyan Coate of Helena Wrestling Club; 5 – Kristian Austin of Silver Bow Amateur Wrestling; 6 – Ayden Tafoya of Eagle Wrestling Club.
Bantam – 50A
1 – Francisco Ayala of Team Spartan; 2 – Leo Anderson of East Helena Wrestling Club; 3 – Alexzander Austin of Team Real Life; 4 – Brady Corn of Northern Montana Wrestling Club; 5 – Kamden Broesder of Helena Wrestling Club; 6 – Henry Ballinger of Helena Wrestling Club.

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Players of the Week: Feb. 14-18

Boys’ basketball

Troy senior Cory Orr scored a career-high 42 points in a 74-59 win over Eureka in a District 7-B tournament game last week. Orr hit four 3-pointers in the game and was 12 of 14 from the foul line. Orr, a 5-foot-11 guard, added 11 points in a 38-36 victory over Bigfork in the tourney title game two nights later.

My honorable mention: Kyle Ball, Victor, jr.

Who’s your honorable mention? (give player’s name, school and reason why in comments section below).

Girls’ basketball

Deer Lodge sophomore Dani Walker scored 12 points on back-to-back nights to help the Wardens capture their first district tournament title in nearly a quarter century. The 5-foot-8 Walker, who is coached by her legendary father Kirk, hit 6 of 8 shots from the floor in Saturday’s 44-35 championship game victory over Loyola Sacred Heart.

My honorable mention: Olivia Roberts, Missoula Sentinel, so.

Who’s your honorable mention? (give player’s name, school and reason why in comments section below).


Complete list of four-timers

Having just returned from the All-Class state wrestling meet in Billings, I’ve decided to add the four new additions to the list of four-time individual champions. Here is the complete list of four-timers, which stands at 23:


  • Gene Davis, Missoula County   (95-103-112-133)    1960-63
  • Jim Darlington, Ronan    (145-167-185-185)    1973-76
  • Colin Lybeck, Chester    (98-126-132-138)    1974-77
  • Tim Mayer, Arlee    (98-112-119-132)    1979-82
  • Matt Campbell, Havre/Missoula Hellgate    (98-112-119-119)    1979-82
  • T.J. Campbell, Havre/Flathead    (98-112-126-138)    1984-87
  • Bill Zadick, Great Falls    (98-112-119-135)    1988-91
  • Chris Currier, Colstrip    (112-112-125-130)    1992-95
  • Mike Zadick, Great Falls High    (105-119-125-135)    1993-97
  • Eric Dunmire, Butte    (125, 119, 112, 105)    1994-97
  • Chris Nedens, Hardin    (119, 130, 140, 140)    1998-2001
  • Beau Malia, Billings Skyview    (105, 119, 119, 130)    2001-2004
  • Joe Lauer, Billings Skyview    (125, 135, 140, 145)    2001-2004
  • Cole Dallaserra, Butte    (119-119-130-140)    2003-06
  • Jesse Obergfell, Sidney    (98-105-112-119)    2004-07
  • Ryan Leonard, Cascade/Simms    (98, 112, 125, 130)    2004-07
  • Hunter Azure, Poplar    (119, 125, 135, 145)    2007-10
  • Tanner Sprenkle, Billings Senior    (119, 125, 130, 135)    2008-11
  • Jade Rauser, Townsend    (98, 105, 119, 119)    2008-11
  • Ben Stroh, Chinook    (160, 171, 189, 189)    2009-12
  • Luke Schlosser, Conrad    (98, 105, 112, 119)    2009-12
  • Cole Mendenhall, Great Falls High    (98, 119, 130, 140)    2009-12
  • Luke Zeiger, Glasgow    (112, 130, 135, 140)    2009-12



Game of the Week: Florence at Bigfork

Sport: Boys’ basketball

Tipoff: Friday, 7 p.m.

The eighth-ranked Falcons (15-2), having wrapped up the District 6-B title, take to the road to complete their regular-season schedule. Waiting are the sixth-ranked Vikings (13-3), who already beat the Falcons, 44-41, in Florence back on Jan. 14.

Coach Sam Baerlocher has guided the Falcons to seven straight wins since that first meeting, while Bigfork knocked off District 7-B threat Troy to rebound from a nonconference loss to Columbia Falls recently.

Junior guard Chris Landon had 15 points for the Vikings in their first head-to-head with the Falcons. Bigfork closes its regular season with a game at Thompson Falls on Saturday.

This game could be a preview of the Western B divisional championship, which will be hosted by Hamilton.

Players of the Week: Jan. 31-Feb. 4

Boys’ basketball

Florence junior Aaron Ward scored 59 points in three wins this past week. The 6-foot-3 guard began his busy week with 19 points in a make-up game victory over Thompson Falls (Jan. 31), then tossed in 18 points in a win over Class A Frenchtown (Feb. 2) and finally capped it off with a 22-point, nine-rebound, six-assist night against fellow District 6-B member Deer Lodge (Feb. 4).

My honorable mention: Josh Schultz, Stevensville, sr.

Who’s your honorable mention? (give player’s name, school and reason why in comments section below).

Girls’ basketball

Drummond senior Ayla Martell had 56 points in leading the Trojans to three wins last week. The 5-foot-6 guard saved her best for last, scoring 26 points in a rout of league foe Alberton on Saturday (Feb. 4). Martell dropped in 20 points in the first quarter alone in that one. She tallied 15 points in each of Drummond’s other two wins.

My honorable mention: Rachel Hoyt, Charlo, jr.

Who’s your honorable mention? (give player’s name, school and reason why in comments section below).


This week's radio games

A trio of Western AA boys’ basketball games dominate the airwaves this week as Missoula’s Class AA high schools share equally are in action.

First up on Thursday (Feb. 9), Missoula Hellgate hosts red-hot Helena High in a conference game that tips off at 7:30 p.m. The Bengals are searching for their sixth straight win. The game can be heard on KGRZ 1450 AM radio.

On Saturday (Feb. 11), Missoula Big Sky and Missoula Sentinel get their turn on the dial. The Eagles host Kalispell Glacier in a league game that can be heard on KGRZ, while the Spartans host Kalispell Flathead on KYLT 1340 AM radio. Both games begin at 4:30 p.m.

These games are part of a 31-game regular-season schedule of boys’ and girls’ basketball games being aired by Cherry Creek Radio of Missoula

Divisional wrestling results - statewide

Statewide divisional wrestling tournament results

Saturday, Feb. 4


Eastern AA

Championship Semifinals
98–Vito Degidio, Bozeman, dec. Harrison Howe, Billings Senior, 4-0; Matt Schmidt, Billings Senior M-Dec Jarren Komac, Great Falls High, 10-2
105–Jace Holman, Billings Skyview, by forfeit over Tayte Wegner, Billings Senior; Casey Dobson, Great Falls High, dec. Bryan Armstrong, Butte, 4-2
112–Brett Ness, Billings Senior, dec. Dano Pulver, Billings Skyview, 2-0 OT; Josh Smart, Great Falls High, pinned Cree Minkoff, Billings Senior, 3:41
119–Greg Contreraz, Billings Senior, dec. Landon Polkow, Billings Skyview, 7-2; Daniel Temme, Billings West, pinned CJ Ness, Billings Senior, 3:28
125–Austin Shupe, Great Falls High M-Dec Levi Renz, Butte, 9-1; Justin Waterson, Billings Skyview, dec. Cameron Hunt, Butte, 5-4
130–Clay Cathey, Billings Skyview, pinned Aaron Gordon, Billings Skyview, :49; Markus Kolp, Bozeman, dec. Jarret Rowling, Butte, 11-6
135–Josh Morin, Great Falls High, dec. Ty Johnston, Bozeman, 12-5; Tate Morgan, Billings Skyview, pinned Destin Wassmann, Great Falls High, 5:23
140–Cole Mendenhall, Great Falls High, pinned Seth Noyes, Billings Skyview, :30; Tom Challeen, Butte, dec. Max Miller, Billings Skyview, 4-2
145–Joe Malchuski, Billings Skyview, pinned Jacob Oberholtzer, Great Falls High, 2:30; Jared Dickson, CMR, dec. Bryce Armstrong, Butte, 8-3
152–Ben Sulser, Billings Senior, pinned Randy Keesler, Great Falls High, 2:42; Derek McGrath, Butte M-Dec JR Slotsve, Billings West, 10-1
160–Sam Shelton, Billings Skyview, pinned Aaron Carpenter, Great Falls High, 1:54; Cole Gebhardt, Bozeman, dec. Luke Paine, Billings Senior, 9-5
171–Trey Dillon, Billings Skyview, dec. Jon Hagstrom, Billings Senior, 7-1; Keavon Buckley, Bozeman, dec. Tyler Weaver, Great Falls High, 9-4
189–Jake Leinwand, Billings West, pinned Reece Quade, Billings Skyview, 3:33; Keyten Andersen, Bozeman, dec. Wade Willis, Billings Senior, 4-2
215–Thomas Walsh, Billings Skyview, pinned Trevan Sparboe, Billings Senior, 2:55; Nick Jackson, Billings West, dec. Andres Geranios, Great Falls High, 1-0
Hwt–Harrison Gorman, Billings Senior, dec. Lane Urick, Great Falls High, 2-1; Bridger Wren, Great Falls High, pinned Chris Scott, Billings Senior, 1:50

1st-2nd place
98– Vito Degidio, Bozeman, dec. Matt Schmidt, Billings Senior, 6-3
105– Jace Holman, Billings Skyview, pinned Casey Dobson, Great Falls High, 4:32
112– Josh Smart, Great Falls High, pinned Brett Ness, Billings Senior, 2:46
119– Daniel Temme, Billings West, dec. Greg Contreraz, Billings Senior, 6-0
125– Austin Shupe, Great Falls High, dec. Justin Waterson, Billings Skyview, 4-1
130– Clay Cathey, Billings Skyview, pinned Markus Kolp, Bozeman, :59
135– Josh Morin, Great Falls High, pinned Tate Morgan, Billings Skyview, 2:37
140– Cole Mendenhall, Great Falls High, pinned Tom Challeen, Butte, :49
145– Joe Malchuski, Billings Skyview, dec. Jarod Dickson, CMR, 1-0
152– Derek McGrath, Butte, by forfeit over Ben Sulser, Billings Senior
160– Sam Shelton, Billings Skyview, dec. Cole Gebhardt, Bozeman, 7-2
171– Trey Dillon, Billings Skyview, dec. Keavon Buckley, Bozeman, 3-1
189– Jake Leinwand, Billings West, by forfeit over Keyten Andersen, Bozeman
215– Nick Jackson, Billings West Def Thomas Walsh, Billings Skyview
Hwt– Bridger Wren, Great Falls High, pinned Harrison Gorman, Billings Senior, 1:37

3rd-4th place
98– Jarren Komac, Great Falls High, pinned Clint LaMere, Butte, 2:58
105– Bryan Armstrong, Butte, pinned Marvyn Burgos, Bozeman, 2:51
112– Dano Pulver, Billings Skyview, pinned Cree Minkoff, Billings Senior, 1:54
119– Kenton Evans, Great Falls High, dec. Brenton Buerkley, Billings Skyview, 8-2
125– Brock Miller, Billings Skyview M-Dec Koby Reyes, Billings West, 13-3
130– Aaron Gordon, Billings Skyview, dec. Finn Johnston, Bozeman, 9-2
135– Ty Johnston, Bozeman, dec. Destin Wassmann, Great Falls High, 11-4
140– Max Miller, Billings Skyview M-Dec Seth Noyes, Billings Skyview, 14-5
145– Bryce Armstrong, Butte, dec. Chris Contreraz, Billings Senior, 5-0
152– JR Slotsve, Billings West, dec. Adam Wollant, Bozeman, 4-3
160– Luke Paine, Billings Senior T-Fall Mercer Pickens, Billings West, 23-8
171– Jon Hagstrom, Billings Senior, dec. Tyler Weaver, Great Falls High, 5-1
189– Wade Willis, Billings Senior, dec. Reece Quade, Billings Skyview, 7-3
215– Andres Geranios, Great Falls High, dec. Trevan Sparboe, Billings Senior, 4-2
Hwt– Chris Scott, Billings Senior, dec. Lane Urick, Great Falls High, 6-2

5th-6th place
98–Harrison Howe, Billings Senior, pinned Taylor Rambin, Billings West, :56
105– Evan Turnquist, Billings Senior, by forfeit over Tayte Wegner, Billings Senior
112– Riley Wavra, CMR, pinned Marcus Norfill, Billings West, 2:49
119– CJ Ness, Billings Senior M-Dec Landon Polkow, Billings Skyview, 12-0
125– Levi Renz, Butte, dec. Cameron Hunt, Butte, 3-2
130– Christian Duke, Billings West, dec. Jarret Rowling, Butte, 10-6
135– Seth Ehlang, Billings Skyview M-Dec Gage Weston, Butte, 10-0
140– Jordan Buhl, Butte, by forfeit over Jakob Luckey, Bozeman
145– Jacob Oberholtzer, Great Falls High, pinned Lee Cannon, Butte, 3:15
152– Randy Keesler, Great Falls High M-Dec Saud Al-Aissa, Billings Senior, 12-2
160– Taylor Macklin, Great Falls High, pinned Aaron Carpenter, Great Falls High, 1:23
171– Nathan McCracken, CMR, dec. Blake Kraus, Butte, 6-2
189– Colter Krebill, Billings Senior, pinned Ryan Gallolgy, Billings West, :58
215– Bryan Evans, CMR, pinned Roberto Smith, Great Falls High, 3:42
Hwt– Connor Cappis, CMR, pinned Anthony Moritz, Butte, :10

7th-8th place
98–Devyn Harris, Bozeman, pinned Danny Bonk, Billings Skyview, 2:19
105–Chaz Marsicano, Billings Skyview, dec. Dillon Hoppe, Billings West, 7-5
112– Jorden Besel, Billings West, by forfeit over Johnny LaFountain, Billings Skyview
119–Kessler Leonard, Great Falls High T-Fall Kyle Taylor, Bozeman, 15-0
125–Seth James, Bozeman, by forfeit over Silus Hopkins, Bozeman
130–Woody Buck, CMR, pinned Tony Lozano, Great Falls High, :14
135–Brady Baxter, Billings West, pinned Hunter May, Bozeman, 4:19
140–Ty Bispo, Billings West, pinned Nick Grasseschi, CMR, 2:12
145–Hunter Gerth, Billings West, pinned Spencer Heyneman, Billings Skyview, 2:03
152–Eric Weaver, Great Falls High, pinned Ian Emborg, Billings Skyview, 1:33
160–Josh Cohen, Billings West, dec. Jake Marmon, CMR, 11-9
171–Austin Stevens, Billings West, dec. Migual Marquez, Billings Senior, 5-2
189–Austin Fisher, CMR, pinned Mateo Amato-Catteneao, Great Falls High, 2:31
215–Kevin Ohlin, Billings Senior, pinned Josh Felecia, Bozeman, 2:41
Hwt–Bobby Foster, Billings Skyview, pinned Garret Schuck, Billings West, 2:40

Western AA

98: Demetri Koures, Hell, p. Quinn Barber, G, 3:32.
105:Landon Bailey, HH, maj. dec. Cody Decker, G, 11-3.
112: Dylan Schulte, Sen, dec. Grant Boggs, HH, 2-0.
119: Gabe Schroeck, HH, p. Tucker Schmidt, BS, 4:55.
125: Alex Markle, Cap, dec. Matt West-Reed, HH, 6-4.
130: Kaleb Mitchell, G, dec. Brandon Edwards, Sen, 7-2.
135: Lucas Mantel, G, p. Coty Piasecki, 3:48.
140: Luke Davenport, Sen, dec. Luke Entzel, BS, 2-0.
145: Cooper Sipe, G, dec. Joey Hiett, Sen, 11-5.
152: Jonathan Mandy, HH, dec. Jacob Egley, F, 3-2.
160: Shane St. Onge, p. Erik Dewing, Hell, 1:21.
171: Larry Francis, F, dec. Riley Pisk, G, 6-2.
189: Lane Armstrong, G, p. Sawyer Depee, Sen, 3:52.
215: Darby Maier, BS, dec. Jaydn Wilson, Sen, 10-3
Hwt: Tucker Erickson, HH, p. Mack Sutherland, G, 1:40.

98: Demetri Koures, Hell, p. Alex Caldwell, HH, :54; Quinn Barber, G, p. Dyan Guzman, F, :32.
105: Landon Bailey, HH, p. Jayden Moyes, HH, :15; Cody Decker, G, dec. Gavyn Wilson, F, 7-0.
112: Grant Boggs, HH, tech fall Trevor Ball, Cap, 16-1; Dylan Schulte, Sen, dec. Justin Conklin, BS, 9-4.
119: Gabe Schroeck, HH, p. Tyler Davis, F, :37; Tucker Schmidt, BS, dec. Christian Knopp, G, 6-4.
125: Matt West-Reed, HH, p. Jordan Hegel, Sen, :56; Alex Markle, Cap, dec. Alek Mitchell, G, 3-2.
130: Kaleb Mitchell, G, p. Lawrence Lesofski, Cap, 5:00; Brandon Edwards, Sen, dec. Cooper Ryan, HH, 9-3.
135: Coty Piasecki, F, p. Brady Bertagnolli, HH, 1:38; Lucas Mantel, G, dec. Zach Barber, G, 8-5.
140: Luke Davenport, Sen, dec. Noah Rivers, HH, 5-1; Luke Entzel, BS, dec. Gabe Lacrois, Sen, 4-2.
145: Cooper Sipe, G, dec. Grant Tafoya, G, 2-0; Joey Hiett, Sen, dec. Suny Cheff, 3-2.
152: Jonathan Mandy, HH, dec. Ethan Cheff, Hell, 7-2; Jacob Egley, F, dec. Michael Cloud, Sen, 8-2.
160: Shane St. Onge, G, p. Chaz McGurn, Cap, 1:55; Erik Dewing, Hell, p. Robert Thomas, BS, 1:35.
171: Larry Francis, F, p. Bryce Dahl, Sen, 3:34; Riley Pisk, G, dec. Dawson Day, G, 7-6.
189: Lane Armstrong, G, p. Alan Schmitz, Cap, 1:45; Sawyer Depee, Sen, dec. Nate Caldwell, HH, 5-2.
215: Darby Maier, BS, p. Jake Bernard, Cap, 2:54; Jaydn Wilson, Sen, maj. dec. Jake Tudahl, G, 12-4.
Hwt: 1. Tucker Erickson, G, p. Bowen Smith, F, 1:02; Mack Sutherland, G, dec. Matt Brownlow, Sen, 4-2.

98: Dyan Guzman, F, dec. Emilo Romero, HH, 3-0.
105: Gavyn Wilson, F, p. Jayden Moyes, HH, :23.
112: Justin Conklin, p. Trevor Ball, Cap, 2:45.
119: Christian Knopp, G, dec. Tyler Davis, F, 6-0.
125: Jordan Hegel, Sen, dec. Alek Mitchell, G, 9-2.
130: Cooper Ryan, HH, tech fall Lawrence Lesofski, Cap, 17-1.
135: Zach Barber,G, p. Brady Bertanolli, HH, :57
140: Gabe Lacroix, Sen, p. Noah Rivers, HH, :55.
145: Suny Cheff, F, dec. Grant Tafoya, 8-4.
152: Michael Cloud, Sen, p. Ethan Cheff, Sen, 3:45.
160: Nick Iavicoli, F, p. Andrew Wheeler, G, 3:30
171: Dawson Day, G, maj. dec. Bryce Dahl, Sen, 12-1.
189: Nate Caldwell, HH, maj. dec. Alan Schmitz, Cap, 10-0.
215: Jake Tudahl, G, dec. Jake Bernard, Cap, 8-2.
Hwt: Matt Brownlow, Sen, p. Bowen Smith, F, 2:22.

112: Brodie Long, HH, p. Daniel Devall, F, 3:24.
119: Ryan Reed, p. Zach Burckhard, Sen, :58.
125: Kalieb Liehr, F, p. Sam Frank, Sen, 2:11.
130: Jeremy Van Dyke, HH, p. Kade Branson, BS, 3:30
135: Gunnar Hilborn, HH, p. Sam Asay, Cap, :59
140: Jacob Van Dyke, HH, dec. Tanner Stupak, G, 6-5
145: Jackson Haider, Cap, p. Matt Merritt, BS, 1:20.
152: Ben Clark, Cap, dec. Chase Thurston, HH, 8-5.
160: Robert Thomas, BS, won by default.
171: Dillon Koffman, Cap, p. Josh Diaz, HH, 2:40.
189: Zach Bauer, Hell, p. TJ Borndner, Sen, 2:57
215: Conner Hagel, F, dec. Tanner Price, Sen, 8-5
Hwt: Axel Bladholm, F, p. Derek Petrie, HH, 4:39.

119: Kelly Eller, Cap, p. Dylan Lindsley, BS, 4:45
125: Jake Marr, Sen, p. Dylan Lewis, Hell, 3:41
130: James Donaldason, Cap, p. Chance Momberg, Hell, 2:03.
135: Evan Eickert, F, maj. dec. Cody Thomas, Sen, 10-2.
140: Jackson Barber, G, p. Keon Gallagher, 1:25.
145: Jason Riekena, BS, won by default.
152: Chase Linton, BS, p. Gavin Greaney, Cap, 2:21.
160: Shig Hilborn, HH, p. Addison Boyer, Cap, 2:37.
171: Jack Riekena, BS, p. Justin Duffy, BS, 4:25.
189: Tyler Brewer, BS, dec. Connor Gordon, BS, 3-2.
215: Zach Dennehy, G, p. Ryan Wozniak, Hell, 3:35.
Hwt: Colter Miller, BS, p. Garrett Schild, Sen, 2:14.

Central A

(at Belgrade Special Events Center)
Team scores: 1, Havre 276.50; 2, Belgrade 210; 3, Fergus 128.50; 4, Browning 41; Park 5.
Championship Finals
98 – Grayson Brenna, Hav, dec. Dakota Erickson, Bel, 8-2. 105 – Dylan Stewart, Hav, pinned Xavier Plouffe, Fer, :14. 112 – Nathan Kennelly, Hav, pinned Zach Phelps, Fer, :34; 119 – Cameron Alverson, Bel, def. Gilbert Bara, Havre, forfeit. 125 – Bryce Weatherston, Bel, pinned Jerime Granot, Fer, 3:58. 130 – Thomas Gruber, Hav, dec. Tanner Johnson, Bel, 8-2. 135 – Tyler DeBuse, Bel, dec. Jeremy Quintero, Bel, 7-4. 140 – Ethan Sterling, Bel, dec. John Chamberlain, Fer, 5-1. 145 – Jim Malone, Fer, dec. Keaton Sterling, Bel, 6-4. 152 – Eli Hinebaugh, Hav, pinned Jacob Sanford, Fer, 1:10. 160 – Kameron Pribyl, Hav, tech fall Colter Devers, Bel, 15-0. 171 – Grant Pattison, Hav, dec. Ethan Blythe, Fer, 5-0. 189 – Casey Schaub, Hav, pinned Sam Van Beek, Bel, :24. 215 – Tyler Adams, Hav, dec. Brennan Schram, Bel, 12-6. 285 – Dakota Rutherford, Brown, dec. Kolton Lodge, Hav, 4-1.

Eastern A

at Miles City
Team scores — Laurel 253, Sidney 219, Glendive 158.5, Billings Central 95.5, Miles City 87.5, Hardin 84.

98 — Ethan Graves, Sid, p. Eddy Day, Lau, 3:36; 105 — Zach Wall, BC, p. Cody Bilbrey, Gle, 2:00; 112 — Gresh Jones, Sid, d. Hunter Grover, Lau, 11-5; 119 — Karson Kukes, Lau, p. Dillon Tennant, Gle, 1:13; 125 — Tyler Kinn, Gle, t.f. Brody Rooks, Sid, 16-1; 130 — Jordan Stevens, Sid, d. Marty Etchemendy, MC, 4-3; 135 — Kolter Kukes, Lau, d. Layne Lantis, Gle, 6-3; 140 — Dillon Beeler, Gle, p. Shawn Purcell, Har, 3:17; 145 — Robert Nalewaja, MC, d. David Preller, MC, 7-4; 152 — Tommy Cooper, Lau, p. Cole Bilbrey, Gle, 5:15; 160 — George Smith, BC, p. Spencer Brost, Sid, 1:29; 171 — Dylan Kramer, Lau, p. Dace Fisher, Sid, :34; 189 — Ryan Gosselin, Lau, m.d. Colton Welhaven, BC, 12-2; 215 — Austin Boucher, Lau, won by frofeit over Trevor Howe, Lau; Hwt. — Cody Stone-Murphy, Lau, d. Allen Neulib, Sid, 3-1.

98 — Iggy Garcia, Sid, received a bye; 105 — Layne Schafer, Sid, p. Jayden Covers Up, Har, 3:57; 112 — Tate Stortz, Gle, p. Chandler Metcalf, Har, 3:26; 119 — Tyler Forcella, Gle, d. Bryant Dorn, Har, 1-0; 125 — Cody Johnson, Sid, d. Jon Verlanic, Lau, 5-2; 130 — Austin Cannon, Lau, d. Tyler Mogan, Lau, 4:48; 135 — Jordan Delp, Har, d. Jesse Ziler, Sid, 10-9; 140 — Jace Cooley, MC, d. Jace Buxbaum, Sid, 2-0; 145 — Cody Christian, Sid, d. Joe Scheiffer, Gle, 10-7; 152 — Levi Butkay, Har, d. Joe Barsotti, Sid, 14-10; 160 — David Dey, MC, d. Derek LoPorto, Gle, 12-10; 171 — Sean Getchell, BC, won by defautl over Dayton Cogdill, BC; 189 — JW Windsor, Lau, d. Casey Fredericks, Har, 5-3; 215 — Jory Stevens, Sid, p. Robert Twichel, BC, 1:14; Hwt. — Hunter Herbaugh, Gle, d. Trey Stewart-Brown, Har, 4-1.

Northwestern A

 at Columbia Falls High School
Polson 200, Libby 187, Frenchtown 185.5, Columbia Falls 182, Whitefish 33

Jug Beck Quick Pin Award: Taylor Martin, Polson (3 pins in 3:10)

Championship Finals
98: Shonn Roberts, CF, def. Tyler Ishler, F, 12-6.
105: Taylor Martin, P, p. Dylan Roby, L, :43
112: Glenn Hensley, F, p. Carlos Quinones, P, 5:36
119: Zach Crace, L, p. Dylan Moll, P, 3:57
125: Craig Feistner, P, p. Cody Lemmons, F, 2:24
130: Mitch Haugen, L, tech. fall Drew Fouty, P, 18-2
135: Cody Ishler, F, dec. Adam Richardson, CF, 5-1
140: Alex Nystrom, P, p. Garret Chapel, 1:30
145: Kyle Leir, L, dec. Kohl Thompson, CF, 6-2
152: Mike Devlin, P, dec. Joshua Bowers, L, 6-0
160: Dylan Berget, L, dec. Jacob Burgess, CF, 12-5
171: Josh Folsom, CF, dec. David Anderson, F, 5:29
189: Gunnar Moe, L, dec. Marcus Ross, CF, 3-2
215: Jacob Babcock, CF, def. Jordan Zuraff, FT, 8-4
285: Josiah Clairmont, P, p. Wolf Zinke, WF, :35

Consolation Finals
98: Alex Helgeson, P, dec. Caleb Bagness, F, 6-3
105: Preston Downard, F, maj. dec. Ryan Stenerson, F, 11-1
112: Lucas Polk, P, p. Matt Barton, W, :39
119: Carson Wabaunsee, F, p. Trysten Armstrong, W, :28
125: Cody Hader, CF, maj. dec. Aaron Seefeldt, L, 14-5
130: Josiah Osborne, p. Roy Schutter, F, :46
135: Skylar Anderson, P, dec. Zayne Brunz, CF, 7-5, OT
140: Bryan Shaffer, CF, def. Chase Ramberg, CF, 6-3
145: Travis Provicne, CF, dec. Tel Motichka, P, 8-7
152: Seth Hagan, F, tech fall Jared Young, P, 20-3
160: Sam Gordan, F, won by injury default
171: Robin Kyes, L, dec. Austin Bailey, L, 3-2
189: Marlin Burke, P, p. Rand Pritzkau, F, 5-4
215: Zach Dolezal, L, p. Aaron Vick, W, 1:59
285: Nathan Bennett, F, def. Wayde Motichka, CF, 3-1, OT

Fifth/Sixth Place
105: Garrett Rice, W, p. Jordan Hughes, CF, :31
130: Steven Walk, P, def Judah Prestegaard, W
140: Drew Carruth, P def. Kody Wilson, F
145: Ricky Roach, L, def. Tucker Truett, F
152: Aundre Condit, L, def. Brendan Moseman, CF
189: Jacob Forrest, W, received a bye
215: Spencer Ross, CF, def. Keleb Auld, P

Southwestern A

at Anaconda
Team Scores — 1, Corvallis, 293.5; 2, Dillon, 161.5; 3, Anaconda, 124; 4, Hamilton, 117.5; 5, Butte Central, 60.
Jug Beck Quick Pin Award— Forrest Fortney, Ham, 189 pounds.
98 — Clay Stillwagon, BC, pinned Quinn Cassels, Dil, 2:40.
105 — Chase Connor, Cor, pinned Derrick Sisneros, Ham, 6:38.
112 — Tyler Olsen, Cor, tech. fall Colton Cox, Ham, 15-0.
119 — James Dubose, Cor, pinned Aiden Theard, Ana, 1:22.
125 — Zach Hart, BC, dec. Kevin Fogel, Cor, 5-2.
130 — Mason Mavrican, Ana, won by forfeit over Caleb Caicedo, Cor.
135 — Kenny Thomas, Cor, pinned Keighton Svejkovsky, 3:40.
140 — Travis Davis, Cor, won by forfeit over Shawn Tezak, Dil.
145 — Devin Williams, Cor, maj. dec. Jake Lenegar, Dil, 8-0.
152 — Quincy Jessop, Cor, pinned Ethan Reich, Ana, 2:32.
160 — Dilan Starkel, Dil, maj. dec. Riley Nagel, Cor, 12-4.
171 — Jesse Nelson, Dil, pinned Tyler Scheffer, Ham, 2:45.
189 — Forest Fortney, Ham, pinned Monty Jessop, Cor, 1:09.
215 — Zeke Koslosky, Dil, dec. Bryce Wigert, Ana, 7-0.
285 — Austin Atkins, Cor, pinned Donovan Hucke, Dil, 1:37.
98 — Devin Dey, Cor, dec. Bryce Noctor, BC, 10-6.
105 — Josh Venema, Cor, dec. Chance Snellman, Dil, 9-5.
112 — Jake McCarthy, Ana, maj. dec. Thomas Moore, Ana, 18-5.
125 — Matt Bowdish, Ana, pinned Robert Few, Ham, 1:26.
130 — Kyle Lubke, Ham, dec. Michael Olsen, Ana, 13-10.
135 — Wyatt Lott, Cor, pinned Jerod Arneson, Ana, 2:44.
140 — Nick Beattie, Ana, pinned Clark Mocilac, Dil, :20.
145 — Wyatt Jessop, Cor, tech. fall Brady Morey, Ham, 16-0.
152 — Landen Faulk, Ham, maj. dec. Lane Boka, Dil, 9-1.
160 — Phillip Vial, Dil, dec. Zack Tompkins, Ham, 5-4.
171 — Parker Tezak, Dil, dec. Jacade Owings, Cor, 8-5.
189 — Mike Wigert, Ana, pinned Joshua Harris, Dil, 1:26.
215 — James Weidow, Cor, pinned Zach Brown, Ham, :48.
130 — Justin Dubose, Cor, pinned Austin Gaswint, Ham, :59.
145 — Andrew Crum, Ana, pinned Northey Tretheway, BC, :44.
160 — James McCormick, Ham, dec. Joe Joyce, BC, 12-10.
171 — Austin Flack, Ana, pinned Philip Whitney, Ham, :31.

98 – Clay Stillwagon, BC, pinned Devin Dey, Cor, 1:18; Quinn Cassels, Dil, pinned Bryce Noctor, BC, 2:40.
105 – Chase Connor, Cor, pinned Chance Snellman, Dil, 3:01; Derrick Sisneros, Ham, dec. Josh Venema, Cor, 6-2.
112 – Tyler Olsen, Cor, pinned Thomas Moore, Ana, :27; Coltin Cox, Ham, pinned Jake McCarthy, Ana, 3:50.
125 – Zach Hart, BC, dec. Matt Bowdish, Ana, 8-5; Kevn Fogel, Cor, tech. fall Robert Few, Ham, 16-0.
130 – Caleb Caicedo, Cor, pinned Kyle Lubke, Ham, 3:03; Mason Mavrinac, Ana, pinned Justin Dubose, Cor, 3:43.
135 – Kenny Thomas, Cor, pinned Jerod Arneson, Ana, 5:27; Keighton Svejkovsky, BC, dec. Wyatt Lott, 15-11.
140 – Travis Davis, Cor, pinned Clark Mocilac, Dil, 1:09; Shawn Tezak, Dil, dec. Nick Beattie, Ana, 8-3.
145 – Devin Williams, Cor, pinned Andrew Crum, Ana, 2:09; Jake Lenegar, Dil, dec. Wyatt Jessop, 6-2.
152 – Quincy Jessop, Cor, dec. Landen Faulk, Ham, 7-1; Ethan Reich, Ana, dec. Lane Boka, Dil, 10-4.
160 – Riley Nagel, Cor, pinned Phillip Vial, Dil, 1:42; Dilan Starkel, Dil, pinned Zach Tompkins, Ham, 1:45.
171 – Jesse Nelson, Dil, tech. fall Jacade Owings, Cor, :36; Tyler Scheffer, Ham, dec. Parker Tezak, Dil, 9-8.
189 – Forest Fortney, Ham, pinned Joshua Harris, Dil, 1:01; Monty Jessop, Cor, dec. Mike Wigert, Ana, 10-5.
215 – Zeke Koslosky, Dil, Zach Brown, Ham, :40; Bryce Wigert, Ana, James Weidow, Cor, 2:58.

Eastern B-C

at Worden
Team scores — Forsyth 234, Baker-Ekalaka 174, Colstrip 132, Shepherd 131, Glasgow 109, Huntley Project 95, Wolf Point 80, Poplar 46, Circle 38, Broadus 33.

Jug Beck Quick Pin Award — Dallen Brauer, Forsyth, 152 pounds, 3 pins in 2:18.

Order of finish
98 — Maestro Martinez, Wolf Point; Slade Martinez, Wolf Point; Logan Underwood, Shepherd.
105 — Gage Currier, Colstrip; Colt McDaniel, Forsyth; Zach Ward, Broadus.
112 — Taylor Ramsey, Colstrip; Matt Weber, Forsyth; Gabe Nelson, Forsyth; Garrett Frieling, Huntley Project.
119 — Logan Harms, Forsyth; Nick Pulver, Forsyth; Austin Wortman, Wolf Point; Tyler Law, Baker-Ekalaka.
125 — Rico Stormer, Circle; Jonathan Wiseman, Baker-Ekalaka; Layne Gorder, Poplar; Cody Perry, Baker-Ekalaka.
130 — Taylor French, Forsyth; Travis Koenig, Baker-Ekalaka; Garrett Horsman, Wolf Point; Chaz Koisi, Glasgow.
135 — Brandon Weber, Forsyth; Dustin Morigeau, Baker-Ekalaka; Flynn Stormer, Circle; Ty Seader, Shepherd.
140 — Luke Zeiger, Glasgow; Austin Blaede, Colstrip; Ben Kountz, Glasgow; Cody Beyers, Baker-Ekalaka.
145 — Chris Nile, Forsyth; Blake Jessen, Huntley Project; Geoff Gorham, Shepherd; K.C. French, Forsyth.
152 — Dallen Brauer, Forsyth; Ryan Bergtoll, Glasgow; David Thibodeau, Baker-Ekalaka; Austyn Skogas, Shepherd.
160 — Buster Pickett, Baker-Ekalaka; Calen Carpenter, Shepherd; Robbie SImmons, Huntley Project; James Holen, Poplar.
171 — Daryl Fulton, Forsyth; Mason Melby, Baker-Ekalaka; Austin Burshia, Poplar; Isaac Reiss, Shepherd.
189 — Tanner Yates, Colstrip; Freank Marcy, Forsyth; Matthew Welch, Shepherd; David Hopson, Wolf Point.
215 — Kendall Shaules, Huntley Project; Lane KnowsHisGun, Colstrip; Dustin Irgens, Baker-Ekalaka; Dillon Wahl, Broadus.
Hwt. — Tucker Yates, Colstrip; Tanner Fisher, Shepherd; Joe Doney, Glasgow; Jacob Oblander, Huntley Project.

Southern B-C

Team: Choteau/Augusta 234.5, Cascade/Simms 173, Fairfield/Power 122, Townsend 104.5, Fort Benton 97, Columbus/Absarokee 85, Whitehall 55, Belt 53, Jefferson 41.5
98 – Robert Rhodes, FRF, dec. Jake Reinschmidt, WHL, 5-3;
105 – Cody Humphrey, JEF, pin James Wall, BLT, 3:04;
112 – Clancy Ludvigson, CAS, pin P.J. Ayers, FTB, 2:34;
119 – Logan Schwope, TSD, dec. Kris Whitish, CAS, 18-12
125 – Caylor Jacobson, FRF, dec. JJ Werdal, CHO, 9-3;
130 – Perry Woodland, CAS, dec. Trey Stone, CHO, 8-4;
135 – Christian Smith, CAS, dec. Justin Meier, COL, 9-7;
140 – Joel Graff, FRF, pin Levi Nelson, CAS, 3:06;
145 – Shay Christiansen, TSD, inj. Default Layne Durfee, CHO;
152 – Tony Lightner, CHO, pin Brandon Ereaux, FTB, 5:00;
160 – Cole Werdal, CHO, pin Matt MacKenzie, CHO, 1:51;
171 – Jake French, CHO, tech. fall Evander Wilbur, TSD, 20-5;
189 – Rob Smartnick, JEF, dec. Austin Reichelt, FTB, 10-6 (OT);
215 – Owen DeBruyker, CHO, pin Christian Cottingham, BLT, :53;
Hvwt – Dominique Streich, CHO, def. Jack Clark, CHO.
98 – Alex Johnson, WHL, pin Austin McArthur, TSD, 1:51;
105 – Baxter Roach, TSD, pin Garrett Lee, COL, :37;
112 – Cache Giles, FRF, pin Troy Spurlock, TSD, :13;
119 – Jake Hall, COL, dec. Kalen Lightner, CHO, 2-1;
125 – Riley DeBrucker, CHO, pin Drew Floerchinger, CAS, 4:49;
130 – Quinn Trindle, FTB, dec. John Pepos, CAS, 4-0;
135 – Silas Clark, FRF, pin Ryan Lesofski, FRF, 4:55;
140 – Dustin Hicks, pin Kenny McCormick, CHO, 3:24;
145 – Drake Lorance, CAS, pin Adam Lesofski, FRF, 3:33;
152 – Timmy Smith, CAS, pin Drew Liebers, WHL, 5:00;
160 – Riley Trindle, FTB, pin Jacob Wagner, FRF, 3:00;
171 – Will Griffel, COL, dec. Gordon Olson, FRF, 12-5;
189 – Greg Hinojosa, CHO, pin Eli Hohn, TSD, 1:44;
215 – Quinten Edeler, COL, pin Cullen Fitzgerald, WHL, 2:05;
Hvwt – Pat Rouane, COL, pin Joe Pickard, CAS, :30.

Northern B-C

Team scores – Conrad 183; Harlem 142; Malta 127; Chinook 112; Cut Bank 89.5; Shelby 85; Big Sandy 76.5; CJI 69; Heart Butte 17.
Jug Beck “Quick Pin” Award – Jorell Jones, 215 pounds, Chinook, two falls totaling 1:00

First place
98 – Joe Rappold, MAL, pin Randon Anderson, CB, 1:24.
105 – Morgan Koenig, CON, dec. Gus Taylor, HRM 4-0
112 – Teague Jones, HRM, dec. Kylan Berkram, CB 6-1.
119 – Luke Schlosser, CON, pin Travis Vermulm, CB, 3:46.
125 – Geoff Qualls, CHK, pin Brenden Johnson, HRM, 4:49.
130 – Chris Doney, MAL, pin Garrett Moritz, CON, 3:18.
135 – Nolan Simanton, MAL, pin Colt Harris, CON 4:58.
140 – Chris Shupe, HRM, dec. Robert Jennings, CB, 2-10.
145 – Leonard Pugsley, CJI, pin Dusty Gasvoda, BSY, 2:33.
152 – Natahn Carlson, MAL, pin Keane Stewert, SHE, :36.
160 – Jace Solf, BSY, pin Lucas Brachle, SHE, 3:53.
171 – Lucas Schultz, CON, dec. Cord Anderson, CHK, 9-7.
189 – Ben Stroh, CHK, pin Rob Klingaman, CHK, :56.
215 – Jorell Jones, CHK, pin Cody Blackcrow, HRM, :09.
285 – Cody Nelson, SHE, pin Shalon Norick, CJI, 3:09.

Third place
98 – Donovon Moon, CB, bye.
105 – Reid VandenBos, CB, by inj. Default over Shay Snider, HRM.
112 – Blake Underdahl, CON, pin Henry Ramirez, MAL :43.
119 – Blaine Berg, CON, pin Brenden Johnson, CB, 3:26
125 – Derek Stewart, SHE, pin Jessen Lafond, MAL, :33.
130 – Deion Hammett, HRM, pin Dakota Suta, CON, 2:43.
135 – Neil Johnson, CB, pin Tyler Richter, CON 4:36.
140 – Erik Kelly, CHI, dec. Brandon French, CON, 11-4.
145 – Kasey Martin, BSY, pin Tyler Schultz, CON, 1:50
152 – Brayne Underdahl, CON, pin Austin Running Crane, HB, 1:35.
160 – Denton Cornell, HRM, pin Flint Brewer, CHK, :52.
171 – Clarence McNabb, HB, md. Ron Kinyon, SHE, 9-0.
189 – Lane Martin, BSY, dec. Tyler Nelson, CON, 5-0
215 – Henry Oyler, MAL, pin Colter Darlington, BSY, 1:55.
285 – Seth Adams, HRM, pin Jake Fritz, CJI 3:49.

Western B-C

At Philipsburg

Team scores – Ronan 147.5, Eureka 125.5, Thompson Falls 124, Florence 123.5, Arlee 120, St. Ignatius-Charlo 95.5, Drummond-Philipsburg 86.5, Plains-Hot Springs 79.5, Superior 58.5, Deer Lodge 42, Noxon 36.
Quick pin – Ben Conover, Thompson Falls.

Championship finals
98 – Torren Lawson, Flo, pinned Anthony Parkin, Sup, 1:56
105 – Garret White, Eur, dec. Jamie Mullins, SI, 7-0.
112 – Zach Durden, Eur, dec. Russell Kujala, Pla, 2-0.
119 – Nikko Bakkila, Eur, dec. Tony Bergerson, Dru, 11-4;
125 – Tanner Lund, Flo, dec. Brandon Dumont, Ron, 8-2;
130 – Scotty Gilleard, SI, pinned Kody Davidson, 3:12;
135 – Jose Letcher, Eur, m. dec. Casey Nitschke, SI, 20-12;
140 – Dan Taron, Sup, pinned Austin Rubel, Arl, :15;
145 – Ben Conover, TF, pinned Noah Sax, Flo, 1:20;
152 – Kris Beech, Pla, dec. Shelby Grant, Ron, 8-5;
160 – Barrett Stanghill, Dru, dec. Jacen Petersen, SI, 10-6;
171 – Tanner Cobbs, Flo, dec. Albert Plant, Arl, 7-4;
189 – Colby Roberts, Ron, pinned Clayton Trimble, Arl, 3:38;
215 – Levi Becker, DL, pinned Chadd Anderson, SI, 1:51;
Hwt – Ben Gorham, Pla, pinned Braxton Eubanks, TF, 3:56.

Third-fourth place
98 – Trae Garcia, Ron, m. dec. Kenneth Stockard, Sup, 11-2; 105 – Rod Carew, TF, pinned Austin Johnson, Nox, :37; 112 – Chase Rhine, Ron, dec. Wade Gascon, TF, 15-13; 119 – River Sides, Sup, dec. Connor Rogers, DL, 3-2; 125 – Matt Robinson, Dru, dec. Levi Lambertson, Eur, 7-4; 130 – John Gunderson, TF, pinned Connor Benn, Ron, 3:30; 135 – Cameron Dominick, Arl, pinned Colton Bray, TF, 2:31; 140 – Joe Deienne, Pla, pinned Ty Pocha, Dru, 3:41; 145 – Nathan Bertolt, Arl, pinned Ashton Dierman, Eur, 2:50; 152 – Dustin Goldsby, Ron, pinned Curtis McDuffie, Eur, 2:54; 160 – Quentin Denton, Ron, pinned Leif Rova, Arl, 2:32; 171 – Logan Lefler, Arl, pinned Austen Martell, Dru, :28; 189 – Keenan Hendrickson, Flo, pinned Eric Milner, TF, 1:40; 215 – Cody North, Arl, by forfeit over John Onofrey, Nox; Hwt – Jeramiah Chandler, Nox, pinned Joe Bowden, TF, 2:23.



Game of the Week: Bigfork at Troy

Sport: Boys’ basketball

Tip-off: Friday, 7 p.m.

The fourth-ranked Vikings visit their rivals the Trojans in a clash of District 7-B leaders. Bigfork (6-0, 12-2 overall) is undefeated in league play, while Troy (5-1, 10-3) is hot on their heels.

The last time these two teams met, the Vikings earned a 65-44 victory on their home court. Senior guard Ian Lorang tossed in 16 points to lead Bigfork.

Next Friday (Feb. 11), the Vikes host District 6-B leader Florence.

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