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High school wrestling

BUTTE - Top-ranked Great Falls High captured the Mining City Duals title late Saturday night.

The Bison beat second-ranked Billings Skyview 37-30 in the championship match. Great Falls 189-pounder Travis Kipfinger pinned Skyview's Jeremiah Thompson in 1 minute, 55 seconds to give the Bison an insurmountable 37-24 lead.

Great Falls beat Havre 48-16 in one semifinal and Skyview got past Class A Sidney 39-36.

Western Montana squads took their lumps at the tourney. No western Montana wrestlers were named to the all-tournament squad and only Columbia Falls and Polson finished with winning records.

Columbia Falls went 6-1. The Wildcats beat Havre on Friday, but lost to Great Falls early Saturday. The Wildcats beat Kalispell, Billings Senior and Huntley Project on Saturday.

Polson dropped its first two duals, but rallied to win its final three. Eureka finished 2-3, Kalispell went 2-4 and Whitefish went 1-4. Both Missoula Hellgate and Hamilton went 0-5.

All-tournament team

98 - Seth Larson, Colstrip; 105 -Brandon Caldwell, Great Falls; 112 - Aaron Hartnell, Great Falls;119 - Ty Malia, Skyview; 125 - Nick Budeski, CMR; 130 - Chris Nedens, Hardin; 135 - Kole Tolliver, Great Falls; 140 - Ben Reichenbach, Skyview; 145 - Levi Prevost, Sidney 152 - Ryan Hagen, Sidney; 160 - Kyle Fisher, Havre; 171 - Dan Nisbet, CMR; 189 - Tucker Downey, Butte; Hwt - Bayard Black, Bozeman.

Championship

Great Falls High 37, Billings Skyview 30

98 - Duke Malia, Sky dec. Dallan Caldwell, 10-8. 105 - Brandon Caldwell, GF, pinned Brian Reichenbach, 3:04. 112 - Aaron Hartnell, GF, dec. Marcus Andy 13-3. 119 - Ty Malia, Sky, tech.fall Tyson Nimmick, 17-1. 125 - Joe Malia, Sky pinned Jon Gray, 3:36. 130 - Joey Mitchell, GF dec. Franco Salazar, 5-4. 135 - Kole Tolliver, GF injury default over Bryan McCarthy. 140 - Ben Reichenbach, Sky dec. Jeremy Lombardo, 16-8. 145 - James Lauer, Sky dec. Jesse Goff, 12-11. 152 - Tim Kaczmarek, Sky, dec. Dan Biehl, 10-4. 160 - Anders Blewett, GF, pinned Ken Osborne, 1:21. 171 - Lucas Logan, GF, pinned Rob Rexford, 2:52. 189 - Travis Kipfinger, GF, pinned Jeremiah Thompson, 1:55. Hwt - Spencer Jones, Sky pinned Sean Powell, 2:21.

Late Saturday

Billings West 78, Hamilton 0

98 O Kyle Pryor, West, pinned Curt Coates, 1:42. 105 O Jesse Hein, West, pinned Lance Rupiper, 3:12. 112 O Andy Elser, West, pinned Andy Wetzsteon, 2:29. 119 O Dustin Jesperson, West, pinned Rob Stahl, :17. 125 - Travis Bender, West, dec. Kyle Ihde, 16-8. 130 O J.C. Rice, West, pinned Jim Dunn, 1:11. 135 O Cory Miller, West, pinned Rod Parker, 1:26. 140 O Scott Fleming, West, dec. B.J. Ihde, 9-8. 145 O Kory Johnson, West, won by forfeit. 152 O Dustin Michaelis, West, pinned Lucas Meuchel, 3:56. 160 O Chris Pross, West, dec. Jason Ulrich, 9-2. 171 O Carlo Barbero, West, won by forfeit. 189 O Ryan Riley, West, pinned Josh Blair, 3:26. 275 O Nick McLean, West, pinned Morgan Webb, 2:39.

Helena Capital 54, Kalispell 27

98 - Mikel Fritz, Cap, pinned Gerard Robinson, 1:53. 105 - Jeff Stevens, Cap, pinned Frank Janes, :54. 112 - Andy Yetter, Cap, pinned Eric Richeson, 5:11. 119 - Derek Nelson, Kal, pinned Matt Thomas, 1:30. 125 - Jeremy LaPorte, K, won by forfeit. 130 - Adam Penetcost, Cap, pinned Jesse Mahugh, :46. 135 - Corbin Eystad, K, dec. Kyle Nay, 3-0. 140 - Matt Hamper, Cap, pinned Brian Ashe, 1:47. 145 - Darby Stacey, Cap, pinned Jesse Hafer, :55. 152 - Jason Lay, Cap, won by forfeit. 160 - Chad Gabbert, Cap, pinned Zach Lindsay, 1:38. 171 - Carl Hansen, Cap, pinned Dustin Winter, 1:52. 189 - Steve Rice, Cap, Shawn Stotle, 2:27. Hwt - Alan Hahn, Kal, won by forfeit.

Columbia Falls 51, Huntley Project 24

98 - Ben Hileman, Cf, won by forfeit. 105 - Dale Cole, HP, pinned Brandon Boyce, :53. 112 - Eric Beltran, HP, pinned Ben Schaeffer, 3:26. 119 - Adam Schwindt, HP, pinned Jed Bengtson, :27. 125 - Keri Stanley, CF, won by dec. over John Capra, 3-0. 130 - Caleb Schaeffer, CF, pinned Robert Conklin, :41. 135 - Cody Ringo, H

P, pinned Bryan Erickson, 3:48. 140 - Trampas Herseim, CF, pinned Adam Vogel, 5:39, 145 - Jon McCubbins, CF, pinned Tyler McElvain, 1:48. 152 - Tanner Baumgartner, CF, pinned Ben Tracy, 1:03. 160 - Sean Hall, CF, won by dec. over Dave Hatzenbuehlen, 4-0. 171 - Steven Byrd, CF, pinned Marc Vogel, :27. 189 - Ben Sletvold, CF, won by dec. over Klint Sensen, 3-0. Hwt - Brian Hall, CF, won by forfeit.

Monday - 12/14/98
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