|Longhorns edge HHS in Thurs. wrestling dual|
|Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt|
“We just didn’t have a good showing,” said HHS Dragon wrestling coach Duane Stroh of the team’s 36-38 loss in dual action with the Chase County Longhorns at Imperial, Neb. Thursday, Jan. 22.
Stroh said he had pegged four swing matches, and the Dragons won only one of those. Additionally, Holyoke lost one the coach thought would be a win.
Mark Edmonds, Chad Stroh and Brandon Price all earned wins for the Dragons and looked real good, said Stroh.
“We just need to find a way to motivate them for duals,” Stroh added, noting the team performs better in tournament competition.
In addition to the three match wins at Imperial, Holyoke won four weight classes by forfeits. In turn, Chase County captured five wins in wrestling bouts and two wins by forfeit, as HHS could not fill the 215 and Hwt. classes.
Individual results from Thursday’s dual follow:
103 lbs.—Mark Edmonds pinned Keithan Cochran in 1:35.
119 lbs.—Brian Strong won by forfeit.
125 lbs.—Chad Stroh pinned Cody Cravey in 1:08.
130 lbs.—Skyler Dittmer won by forfeit.
135 lbs.—Seth Baker lost a 5-20 tech fall to his cousin Justin Lueth.
140 lbs.—Parker Redfern won by forfeit.
145 lbs.—Broc Pelle was pinned in 3:19 by Jeremiah Lueth.
152 lbs.—Brandon Price pinned Joel Fisher in 5:33.
160 lbs.—Luke Garrett lost a heartbreaking 1-2 match to Sean Langin.
171 lbs.—Mitch Wittman was pinned in 1:37 by Jeremy Matthews.
189 lbs.—Casey Sage was pinned in 2:16 by Trevor Fuehrer.