Havre Daily News sports editor
The Havre High wrestling team had a very successful first night on its three-day road trip. The Ponies easily outdistanced Central A rivals Butte Central and Belgrade in dual action in Butte on Thursday night.
Havre rested several of its key wrestlers in preparation for the Mining City Duals, which get under way today at Butte High School. However, neither the Panthers nor the Maroons were a match for the Ponies.
At 112 pounds, Tony Bleak picked up a win for HHS against Belgrade, and Beau LaSalle earned an easy victory at 135 pounds. LaSalle pinned Belgrade's Ryan Schmidt early in the second period.
Havre also got a pair of pins from steadily improving freshman Aaron Olson at 145 pounds. Chris Buskirk, Philip Sutherland, Ethan Hinebauch, Kevin Hentchel, Clint Bradbury, Jeff Crawford, Spencer Ivers and Paul Jensen all earned at least one victory on the night as well.
Havre High will open pool competition today at the Mining City Duals. The Ponies will take on Corvallis, Colstrip and Great Falls High. Havre won the event last year.
Havre/Belgrade/Butte Central triangular
98 - no bouts. 105 - Brett McClellan, Belgrade, pinned Chris Recio, Havre, 1:27. Mario Bartoletti, Butte Central, dec. Chris Recio, Havre, 15-8. Brett McClellan, Belgrade, pinned Mario Bartoletti, Butte Central, 3:11. 112 - Tony Bleak, Havre, pinned Corbin Myers, Belgrade, 2:25. 119 - Shay Helm, Belgrade, pinned Kevin Hentschel, Havre, 2:29. Kevin Hentschel, Havre, pinned Butch Malby, Belgrade, 4:44. 125 - no bouts. 130 - no bouts. 135 - Beau LaSalle, Havre, pinned Ryan Schmidt, Belgrade, 3:05. 140 - Ethan Hinebauch, Havre, pinned Steve Yurish, Belgrade, 2:37. 145 - Philip Sutherland, Havre, pinned Philip Prickett, Belgrade, 2:16. Clint Bradbury, Havre, pinned Jason Sears, Belgrade, 4:16. Aaron Olson, Havre, pinned David Simonsen, Belgrade, :59. Aaron Olson, Havre, pinned Justin Peters, Butte Central, 4:35. Justin Peters, Butte Central, pinned Philip Prickett, Belgrade, :50. 152 - Matt Lodahl, Belgrade, pinned Jeff Crawford, Havre, 1:06. 160 - Chuck Blake, Belgrade, tech. fall Logan Reichelt, Havre, 23-8 (6:00). Jeff Crawford, Havre, pinned Theo Lee, Butte Central, :45. Chuck Blake, Belgrade, pinned Theo Lee, Butte Central, 1:28. 171 - Curtis Shandorf, Havre, pinned Ryan Langley, Belgrade, 1:11. Curtis Shandorf, Havre, dec. Jesse Kjelsrud, Belgrade, 6-0. 189 - Chris Buskirk, Havre, pinned Dave Cash, Belgrade, 3:07. 215 - no bouts. 275 - Spencer Ivers, Havre, pinned Nathan Price, Butte Central, 3:27. Paul Jensen, Havre, pinned Nathan Price, Butte Central, 5:16.