By Ryan Divish/Havre Daily News Sports Editorfirstname.lastname@example.org
Local high schools had strong showings at this past weekend's Northern B-C wrestling divisional in Chester, with several individual placing and qualifying for this weekend's All-Class State Wrestling Tournament.
Class B-C powerhouse Conrad won the team title by 3.5 points with 202.5 team points. Rival Cut Bank finished second with 199 points. The Chinook Sugarbeeters finished in a solid fourth place with 124 team points.
The Beeters were led by a pair of first-place finishes from Evan and Eric Hinebauch. Evan Hinebauch scored a 5-2 win over Cut Bank's Bob Greenwood at 160 pounds. Eric Hinebauch pinned Big Sandy's Alex Thornton in the finals at 189 pounds.
Chinook also got second-place finishes from Cameron Overcast at 105 pounds and Kris Parsons at 130 pounds. Brandon Zam (98 pounds), Matt Finley (119 pounds), Jeremy Painter (145 pounds) and Troy Kuntz (Heavyweight) all picked up third-place finishes.
Other local placers include: Chester's Shane Gagnon with a second at 215 pounds and Riley DeVries with a fourth at 160 pounds, Harlem's Connor Green with a second at 98 pounds and Michael Shields with a third at 152, Big Sandy's Justin Boyce with a fourth at 125 pounds and Ross Beaudette with a fourth at 145 pounds.
NORTHERN B-C DIVISIONAL
Team scores - Conrad 202.5, Cut Bank 199, Malta 135, Chinook 124, Shelby 84, Big Sandy 35, Chester 31, Harlem 29.5, Valier 16, Heart Butte 2.
98 - Championship: Egan Black, CTB, maj. Dec. Connor Green, HAR, 15-4. Third: Brandon Zam, CHI, bye.
105 - Championship: Jacob Schlosser, CON, pinned Cameron Overcast, CHI, :31.
112 - Championship: Thad Zempel, CON, pinned Tel Colbum, MAL, 1:01. Third: Kris Nicholson, CHI, bye.
119 - Championship: Colby Johnson, CON, dec. Buck Lunak, CTB, 10-4. Third: Matt Finley, CHI, pinned Tyrel Rummel, MAL, 3:15.
125 - Championship: Michael French, MAL, pinned Jeremiah Kennedy, CTB, 1:45. Third: Justin Jones, CON, pinned Justin Boyce, BGS, 4:02.
130 - Championship: Ross Johnson, CON, pinned Kris Parsons, CHI, 1:08. Third: Clint Dagel, CTB, dec. T J Wanken, SHE, 6-3.
135 - Championship: Caleb Lockyer, CON, maj. Dec. Daniel Winkowitsch, CTB, 19-5. Third: Jay Blunt, MAL, won by forfeit, Steve Watson, SHE, 5-2.
140 - Championship: Trent Zempel, CON, dec. Jeff Trafelet, VAL, 9-4. Third: Joren Bonderud, SHE, pinned Jason Spencer, MAL, 4:19.
145 - Championship: Herbie Fitzgerald, CTB, pinned Dan Murr, CON, 3:07. Third: Jeremy Painter, CHI, dec. Ross Beaudette, BGS, 9-4.
152 - Championship: Tyler French, MAL, pinned Evan Thompson, CTB, 4:41. Third: Michael Shields, HAR, maj. Dec. Brent Thacker, SHE, 12-3.
160 - Championship: Evan Hinebauch, CHI, dec. Bob Greenwood, CTB, 5-2. Third: Tom Flynn, SHE, pinned Riley DeVries, CHE, 3:38.
171 - Championship: Alex Calvi, CTB, pinned Skippy Sims, MAL, 2:50. Third: Dan McDonough, SHE, pinned Neil McKeone, CON, :42.
189 - Championship: Eric Hinebauch, CHI, pinned Alex Thornton, BGS, 1:35. Third: Danny Larson, CTB, pinned Lance Flesch, SHE, 1:45.
215 - Championship: Tom Radach, CON, maj. Dec. Shane Gagnon, CHE, 15-5. Third: Quincy Weatherwax, CTB, pinned Adam Bachmeier, MAL, :39.
HWT - Championship: Bob Kinyon, CON, pinned Drew Koepke, CTB, :31. Third: Troy Kuntz, CHI, pinned Lance Lee, MAL, 1:46.