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Black Hawk grapplers earn a split decision
BH Wrest Meier
BLACK HAWK 138-pounder Dakota Meier (top) strives to put Fennimores Dillin Aides shoulders to the mat during the Warriors dual meet match against the Golden Eagles in Blanchardville on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Meier posted two wins on the night.

     BLANCHARDVILLE – It was a split decision for the Black Hawk wrestling team at the Pecatonica/Argyle Quadrangular held at Pecatonica High School on Tuesday, Dec. 20, as the Warriors knocked off River Ridge/Cassville, 42-36, before falling to Fennimore, 66-18, during the competition.
    The Warriors (4-10 overall, 1-0 in Six Rivers) won two of the four contested matches against the Timberwolves and took advantage of a 5-4 edge in forfeits to defeat the co-op squad for the first time.
    Freshman Colin Novak (14-3 rec.) pinned David Seng in 38 seconds to win the 106-pound match, and sophomore Jared Pickett (12-5) followed with a pin of Marty Fischer in 3:40 in the 113-pound match to put the Warriors ahead 30-0.
    Back-to-back forfeit wins by sophomore Dakota Meier (12-5) at 138 and freshman Ryan Quinn (1-11) at 145 sealed the win for the Warriors. Adding forfeit wins for Black Hawk were seniors Doug Meador (7-6) at 182, Patrick Mahoney (10-6) at 220 and Andy Stauffacher (5-8) at 285.
    The Warriors weren’t so fortunate in their second match of the night against Fennimore as the Golden Eagles recorded six wins by pin, four by forfeit and one by injury default to roll to a 66-18 decision.
    Five of Fennimore’s six falls came in the first period, while all three of the Warriors’ wins came on pins in the first period as well.
    Pickett stuck Jason Wolf in 37 seconds at 113 for the quickest pin for Black Hawk. Meier flattened Dillin Aide in 53 seconds at 138, and freshman Beau Holland (4-7) pinned Tyree Edge in 1:23 at 126 for the Warriors other wins.
    At Beloit, on Saturday, Dec. 17, Colin Novak at 106 and Patrick Mahoney at 220 each went 5-0 on the day to lead Black Hawk at the Turner Dual Meet Tournament.
    The Warriors finished fourth as a team after going 2-3 on the mats. They opened the day with wins over Columbus, 44-21, and Pecatonica/Argyle, 42-36, to make the championship bracket where they fell to champion Whitewater, 57-22, host Turner, 54-21, and Union Grove, 47-30.
    Jared Pickett and Dakota Meier went 4-1 for the Warriors, while Crystal Novak (5-9) was 3-2.
    Black Hawk will be taking the holiday off. The Warriors return to competition on Saturday, Jan. 7, when they head to Goose Lake, IA, for the annual Northeast Invitational.
Black Hawk 42, River Ridge/Cassville 34
Individual Results: 182-pounds- Doug Meador, BH, won by forfeit; 195- Double forfeit; 220- Patrick Mahoney, BH, won by forfeit; 285- Andy Stauffacher, BH, won by forfeit; 106- Colin Novak, BH, pinned Seng, :38; 113- Jared Pickett, BH, pinned Fischer, 3:40; 120- Morgan, RR/C, won by forfeit; 126- Kluesner major dec. Beau Holland, BH, 12-1; 132- Kirschbaum, RR/C, won by forfeit; 138- Dakota Meier, won by forfeit; 145- Ryan Quinn, BH, won by forfeit; 152- Breuer pinned Zach Sigafus, BH, 4:47; 160- Crapp, RR/C, won by forfeit; 170- Fure, RR/C, won by forfeit.

Fennimore 66, Black Hawk 18
Individual Results: 195-pounds- Chappell pinned Dean Schlittler, BH, :30; 220- Cox won by injury def. over Patrick Mahoney, BH; 285- R. Ashmore pinned Andy Stauffacher, BH, 1:53; 106- Davidson pinned Colin Novak, BH, 1:33; 113- Jared Pickett, BH, pinned Wolf, :37; 120- Bender, F, won by forfeit; 126- Beau Holland, BH, pinned Edge, 1:23; 132- Mulrooney, F, won by forfeit; 138- Dakota Meier, BH, pinned Aide, :53; 145- Behrens pinned Zach Sigafus, BH, 2:58; 152- B. Ashmore pinned Ryan Quinn, BH, :52; 160- Heberlein, F, won by forfeit; 170- Phelps, F, won by forfeit; 182- Sheckles pinned Doug Meador, BH, :36.

Last Week’s Late Results
Team Results: 4th- Black Hawk 2-3.

Black Hawk  Match Results: Black Hawk 44, Columbus 21; Black Hawk 42, Pecatonica/Argyle 36; Whitewater 57, Black Hawk 22; Turner 54, Black Hawk 21; Union Grove 47, Black Hawk 30.

Black Hawk Individual Results: 106-pounds- Colin Novak, 5-0; 113- Jared Pickett, 4-1; 120- Crystal Novak, 3-2; 126- Beau Holland, 2-3; 138- Dakota Meier, 4-1; 145- Zach Sigafus, 2-3; 152- Ryan Quinn, 0-5; 182- Doug Meador, 2-3; 195- Dean Schlittler, 1-4; 220- Patrick Mahoney, 5-0; 285- Andy Stauffacher 0-5.