Bulldogs stretch Eagles in boys’ wrestling

MISSOULA — Butte High wrestlers posted seven pins while whipping Missoula Big Sky 62-9 Thursday night in a Western AA Conference high school boys’ dual meet.
The fastest pin was by Joey Ward with a 14-second stick time againnst Jaymus Dill at 132 pounds. The other Butte High pins were by varsity newcomer Aiden Maesar at 103 pounds, Ryder McEwen at 138, Will Stepan at 152, Maverick McEwen at 170, Aiden Cuchine at 182 and undefeated Kade Schleeman in the 285-pound limit weight class. The most exciting was likely Ryder McEwen’s victory slapped down on two seconds before the end.
Bradley Doyle won a 19-3 technical fall for the Bulldogs at 113 pounds. Bode Hazlett toughed out a 9-8 decision at 145 pounds and the other Butte High wins were by forfeits.
“It was a good night to wrap up the first part of the season,” Cory Johnston, head coach of the Bulldogs, said. “The kids will have some time to heal up after a grueling start to the season before we get into January.”
The Bulldogs will return to competition on January 2 with dual meets against Helena Capital and Helena High in Helena.
Butte High 62, Missoula Big Sky 9
103 pounds — Aiden Maesar, Butte, pinned Raivis Sois :47. 113 — Bradley Doyle, Butte, tech. fall Greg Whiting 19-3. 120 — Bridger Garrison, Butte, won by forfeit. 126 — Aden Ayers, Big Sky, dec. Aden Kleinhenz 11-6. 132 — Joey Ward, Butte pinned Jaymus Dill :14. 138 — Ryder McEwen, Butte, pined Dilan Courtney 5:58. 145 — Bode Hazlett, Butte, dec. Maddox Millyard 9-8. 152 — Will Stepan, Butte, pinned Landon Bryan 1:33. 160 — Tanner Davis, Big Sky, pinned Trey Hansen 3:11. 170 — Maverick McEwen, Butte, pinned Darren Mitchell 1:29. 182 — Aiden Cuchine, Buttte, pinned Quincy King 5:20. 205 — Garrett Henson, Butte, won by forfeit. 285 — Kade Schleeman, Butte, pinned Chuck Gehl 3:21.