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Hentrich & Novak wrestle their way to 2nd-place finishes at Black Hawk Invite
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BELMONT/PLATTEVILLE junior John Hentrich (top) posted a 6-4 decision over Westfields Dustin Dolgner on his way to a second-place finish in the 138-pound weight class at Saturdays Black Hawk Invitational.

    SOUTH WAYNE - Belmont/Platteville junior John Hentrich finished second in the 138-pound weight class and Black Hawk sophomore Collin Novak earned a second-place spot in the 113-pound class to area the area wrestlers at the 26th Annual Black Hawk Wrestling Invitational held on Saturday, Dec. 1.
    Black Hawk finished in a tie for seventh-place at their own meet with 90 points, while Belmont/Platteville placed ninth with 61 points and Darlington took 10th with 54 points at the 12-team meet.
    Hentrich advanced to the championship match at 138 after following a first-round bye with a 6-4 decision over Westfield’s Dustin Dolgner and a pin in :46 over Darlington’s Patrick Roche.
    In the finals, Hentrich lost a 2-1 decision to Parkview’s Alex Hauri.
    Roche, who opened his day with wins over Dodgeville’s Jacob Recob, 5-4, and Columbus’ Isaiah Green, 4-3, dropped a 14-3 major decision to Mt. Horeb/Barneveld’s Klayton Krantz to finish fourth at 138.
    Novak took second in the 113-pound class that featured just four wrestlers competing in a round-robin format. A 12-7 loss to Dodgeville’s Trevor Wunnicke in his opening match proved to be the championship decider as Wunnicke went on to post a 3-0 record, while Novak pinned Pecatonica/Argyle’s Login Swearingen in :21 and defeated River Ridge/Cassville’s David Seng, 2-0, to finish 2-1 on the day.
    Dakota Meier went 3-1 with a pair of pins to take third at 145 for the Warriors, while Lucas Stoney went 3-1 with a pin to place third at 285 for the Braves. Stoney locked up his standing with a 6-4 decision over Darlington’s Hayden Black in the third-place match. Black finished fourth after going 2-2 with a pin.
    Jared Pickett and Beau Holland went 3-1 in the 120 and 132 classes, respectively, to add fifth-place finishes for the Warriors, and Austin Loeffelholz went 3-1 at 160 to take fifth for the Braves. Holland registered two pins, while Pickett and Loeffelholz each had one pin.
    Mike Powers went 3-2 and recorded two pins to take sixth at 285 for the Warriors.
    Casey Lobell went 2-2 to finish sixth at 160 and Alex Schulte went 3-2 with three first-period pins to finish seventh at 170 for the Redbirds.
    Mt. Horeb/Barneveld claimed the team title with 236 points, which was six better than runner-up Westfield at 230. Dodgeville was third with 192.
    Black Hawk will compete at the Ridge and Rivers Duals at Weston High School in Cazenovia on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 9 a.m. The Warriors will also take on Madison East in a non-conference dual meet in Madison on Tuesday, Dec. 11, starting at 7 p.m.
    Darlington opens the SWAL season by hosting Iowa-Grant in a dual match on Friday, Dec. 7, starting at 7 p.m.
    Belmont/Platteville will compete at the annual Sugar River Raider Scramble at Belleville High School on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. The Braves head to Boscobel for a non-conference dual match on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.
    At Darlington, on Thursday, Nov. 29, Black Hawk got back-to-back-to-back pins from Collin Novak, Jared Pickett and Beau Holland to rally past the Darlington Redbirds for a 42-33 non-conference win in their season opening dual match.
    The Redbirds (0-1 overall) held a 27-12 lead with six weight classes remaining, but back-to-back forfeit wins by Joe Quinn at 106-pounds and Caleb Novak at 113-pounds trimmed the deficit to 27-24.
    Co. Novak gave the Warriors (1-0) the lead with a pin over Brandon Aardahl in 4:22 at 120, and Pickett pinned Kyrin Halvorson in 3:48 at 126 and Holland pinned Jeremy Wick in 2:41 to seal the victory for the Warriors.
    The Warriors jumped out to a 12-0 lead on a forfeit win by Dakota Meier and a pin win by Stephen Detra in 4:25 at 152.
    The Redbirds rallied with five straight wins to grab a 27-12 lead. Alex Schulte at 170 and Hayden Black at 285 each registered a pin in their matches.
    In the only match to go the distance, Darlington’s Casey Lobdell edged Black Hawk’s Logan Stietz by a score of 11-9.
    Conrad Blosch at 182, Jordan Johnson at 220 and Patrick Roche at 138 all picked up forfeit wins for the ‘Birds.     

Team Standings: Mt. Horeb/Barneveld 236, Westfield 230, Dodgeville 192, Parkview 123, Columbus 116, Pecatonica/Argyle 98, Black Hawk 90, River Ridge/Cassville 90, Belmont/Platteville 61, Darlington 54, Madison East 50, Madison Memorial 21.

Black Hawk Individual Results: 106-pounds- 5- Joe Quinn, 1-4; 113- 2- Colin Novak, 2-1; 120- 5- Jared Pickett, 3-1; 126- NW; 132- 5- Beau Holland, 3-1; 138- NW; 145- 3- Dakota Meier, 3-1; 152- Stephen Detra, 0-2; 160- Logan Stietz, 1-2; 170- 8- Taime Paul, 2-3; 182- NW; 195- NW; 220- NW; 285- 6- Mike Powers, 3-2.

Belmont-Platteville Individual Results: 106-pounds- NW; 113- NW; 120- NW; 126- 8- Cora Cornett, 0-3; 132- NW; 138- 2- John Hentrich, 3-1; 145- 8- Peter Holloway, 2-3; 152- 8- Devin Droster, 1-3; 160- 5- Austin Loeffelholz, 3-1; 170- Trevor Oaks, 0-2; 182- NW; 195- NW; 220- NW; 285- 3- Lucas Stoney, 3-1.

Darlington Individual Results: 106-pounds- NW; 113- NW; 120- 7- Brandon Aardahl, 1-2; 126- 7- Kyrin Halvorson, 1-2; 132- NW; 138- 4- Patrick Roche, 2-2; 145- NW; 152- NW; 160- 6- Casey Lobdell, 2-2; 170- 7- Alex Schulte, 3-2; 182- NW; 195- NW; 220- NW; 285- 4- Hayden Black, 2-2.
Dual Meet Results
Black Hawk 42, Darlington 33
Individual Results: 145-pounds- Dakota Meier, BH, won by forfeit; 152- Stephen Detra, BH, pinned Nathan Fleming, D, 4:25; 160- Casey Lobdell, D, dec. Logan Stietz, BH, 11-9; 170- Alex Schulte, D, pinned Taime Paul, BH, 1:09; 182- Conrad Blosch, D, won by forfeit; 195- Double forfeit; 220- Jordan Johnson, D, won by forfeit; 285- Hayden Black, D, pinned Mike Powers, BH, 4:56; 106- Joe Quinn, BH, won by forfeit; 113- Caleb Novak, BH, won by forfeit; 120- Collin Novak, BH, pinned Brandon Aardahl, D, 4:22; 126- Jared Pickett, BH, dec. Kyrin Halvorson, D, 3:48; 132- Beau Holland, BH, pinned Jeremy Wick, D, 2:41; 138- Patrick Roche, D, won by forfeit.
At Darlington, on Thursday, Nov. 29