Dogs showcase depth as they beat Eagles, Spartans

Dogs showcase depth as they beat Eagles, Spartans

MISSOULA — Butte High showed off some talent and depth Friday with a pair of convincing Western AA dual victories.

The Bulldogs beat Missoula Big Sky 48-24 before heading to Missoula Sentinel to top the Spartans 45-21.

The wins came with three ranked grapplers — Kyler Raiha, Connor Konda and Zach Tierney — staying home.

“With our depth we were able to interchange some guys and still field a great team,” Butte High coach Cory Johnston said. “It’s always nice to get experience for our young guy and still get the W.”

Butte High’s victory against the Eagles was aided by three forfeits, with Trey Whitlock (103) pounds, Cohwen Houchin and Christian Mason (205) all getting freebees.

Maverick McEwen (120), Keagan Gransbery (126), Gavin Vetter (145) and Kade Schleeman (285) each won by pin for the Bulldogs. Anthony Liva (152) and Dominik Scown (182) won by decision.

Whitlock, the top ranked wrestler at 103, moved u to 113 for a pin against Sentinel. McEwen, Kip Pumnea (132), Scown and Canyon Mullaney (103) also picked up pins. MeEwen needed just 41 seconds to finish off his Sentinel opponent.

Liva, Christian Vetter (160) and Christian (this time at 182) won by decision. Liva edged Jesse Horner 7-6, while Vetter beat Trever Tucker 10-7. Gransbery won by forfeit.

On the day, the Bulldogs also got exhibition wins by Houchin, Canyon Mullaney, Aiden Cuchine and Tucker LeProwse (twice).

“The kids wrestled really well,” Johnston said. “Big Sky and Sentinel always have their kids ready to roll, and you have to be ready for a fight when you wrestle both of these schools. We were able to secure two decisive wins, and along the way showed our depth.”

The Bulldogs are back in action next Friday and Saturday when they host Helena High and Helena Capital at the Butte Civic Center.

Butte High 48, Missoula Big Sky 24
103 — Trey Whitlock, Butte, won by forfeit
113 — Cohwen Houchin, Butte, won by forfeit
120 — Maverick McEwen, Butte, p. Layde Running Crain, 1:27
126 — Keagan Gransbery, Butte, p. Issac Ayers, 5:44
132 — Izzy Moreno, Big Sky, p. Kip Pumnea, 1:35
138 — Daniel Peterson, Big Sky, p. Trey Hansen, 3:05
145 — Gavin Vetter, Butte, p. Shawn Billingsley, 3:33
152 — Anthony Liva, Butte, d. Chris Dill, 12-5
160 — Hunter Meinzen, Big Sky, p. Aiden Cuchine, 1:39
170 — Cole Sandberg, Big Sky, p. Christian Vetter, 4:21
182 — Dominik Scown, Butte, d. Hunter Curtiss, 8-3
205 — Christian Mason, Butte, won by forfeit
285 — Kade Schleeman, Butte, p. Sam Caras, 3:56
Exhibition
103 — Canyon Mullaney, Butte, p. Justa Curtiss, :59
182 — Tucker LeProwse, Butte, p. Longtree-Bearcub, 4:20

Butte High 45, Missoula Sentinel 21
103 — Canyon Mullaney, Butte, p. Bryton Lenz, 1:12
113 — Trey Whitlock, Butte, p. Keagan Crosby, 5:37
120 — Maverick McEwen, Butte, p. Sam Hurteau, :41
126 — Keagan Gransbery, Butte, won by forfeit
132 — Kip Pumnea, Butte, p. Novik Thomas, 5:47
138 — Jackson Bakken, Big Sky, p. Trey Hansen, 1:30
145 — Anthony Liva, Butte, d. Jesse Horner, 7-6
152 — Blake Jolma, Big Sky, p. Gavin Vetter, :45
160 — Christian Vetter, Butte, d. Trevor Tucker, 10-7
170 — Dominik Scown, p. Juelz Beck, 2:36
182 — Mason Christian, Butte, d. Kristopher Musick, 12-5
205 — Zac Crews, Big Sky, d. Tanner Huff, 8-2
285 — Xander Sarbacher, Big Sky, p. Kade Schleeman, 3:53
Exhibition
113 — Cohwen Houchin, Butte, p. Evan Hafliger, 1:23
160 — Aiden Cuchine, Butte, p. Alexander Beck, 4:50
170 — Tucker LeProwse, Butte, d. Caylon Yellowrob, 6-2



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