Butte High outwrestles Hellgate, Big Sky

Butte High experimented with different lineups and arranged for some wrestlers to compete in one or two more varsity bouts Tuesday night as the Bulldogs swept a pair of dual meets from Missoula Hellgate and Missoula Big Sky in the old Butte High Gym.

Butte High beat Hellgate 66-9 and thumped Big Sky 57-16 in the Western AA Conference dual meets. Seeding considerations were at stake in many weight classes as the Bulldogs look toward the postseason tournaments looming less than a month away.

The meet with Big Sky was a makeup of one postpones just before the holiday break because of a winter storm causing extremely cold temperatures and icy roads.

Five girls’ bouts were also held during the meets.

Butte High will be home on Thursday at 6 p.m. against Helena Capital in a dual meet.

Results of Tuesday’s meets follow:

Butte High 66, Missoula Hellgate 9

103 – Lincoln Zell, Butte, pinned Max Martin 1:46. 113 – Joey Ward, Butte, won by forfeit. 120 – Ben Tierney, Butte, won by forfeit. 126 – Grady Winston, Butte, won by forfeit. 132 – Reid Whitlock, Butte, pinned Grady Caton 4:51. 138 – Bryton Hardesty, Butte, won by forfeit. 145 – Dillon Gunlock, Hellgate, dec. Mason Armstrong 4-1. 152 – Bridger Brancamp, Butte, won by forfeit. 160 – Derek Averyt, Butte, pinned Ethan Preston 1:58. 170 – Connor Fitzpatrick, Hellgate, pinned jake Bailey :48. 182 – Kale Schonsberg, Butte, won by forfeit. 205 – Cohen Grunhuvd, Butte, won by forfet. 285 – Zach Tierney, Butte, pinned Jayden Friesen 1:02.

Girls’ Bout

Sophie Grunhuvd, Butte, pinned Aspen Murphy :39.

Butte High 57, Missoula Big Sky 16

103 – Tyrese LeProwse, Butte, won by forfeit. 113 – Joey Ward, Butte, won by forfeit. 120 – Colter Espelin, Butte, won by forfeit. 126 – Jager Hansen, Butte, dec. Dillon Courtney 12-10. 132 – Kip Pumnea, Butte, pinned Maddox Milyard 1:30. 138 – Gabe Mobley, Big Sky, major dec. Reid Whitlock 10-2. 145 – Tanner Davis, Big Sky, pinned Mason Armstrong 4:32. 152 – Bridger Brancamp, Butte, pinned Landon Bryan 4:39. 160 – Derek Averyt, Butte, pinned Trey Thomas 1:14. 170 – Israel Moreno, Big Sky, pinned Jake Bailey 2:26. 182 – Kale Schonsberg, Butte, won by forfeit. 205 – Cohen Grunhuvd, Butte, pinned Terran Brose :47. 285 – Kade Schleeman, Butte, pinned Chuck Gehl 1:07.

Girls’ Bouts

Neveah Grunhuvd, Butte, pinned Lucia Schrapfer 3:07. Emma Traeder, Big Sky, pinned Maria Hanson 2:21. Rylee Radcliffe, Butte, pinned Nattie Morrow 1:01. Hayla Hoffman, Butte, pinned Elizabeth Nankins 1:48.