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Busy week on the mats for the WarBirds
DARLINGTON/BLACK HAWK sophomore Casey Lobdell (top) scores back points on the way to a major decision over a Brookwood wrestler during Fridays quadrangular held at Darlington High School. The WarBirds went 2-1 at the meet.

    DARLINGTON – Amid all the hoopla and fanfare surrounding the 50th-year celebration of the Darlington wrestling program, the Darlington/Black Hawk turned in a busy week on the mats posting three wins in four dual meet matches and participating in the highly-competitive Badger State Invitational.
    The WarBirds (, ranked fifth in Division 3) opened the week by defeating Dodgeville, 39-32, in a non-conference dual meet on the road on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
    Then, on Friday, Dec. 22, Darlington High School held a reunion for all past wrestlers, coaches, managers and cheerleaders in conjunction with a non-conference quadrangular against Lancaster, Brookwood and Ithaca/Weston.
    The WarBirds started off strong with wins over Brookwood, 43-26, and Ithaca/Weston, 36-31, to set up a championship match against Lancaster in the finale.
    The Flying Arrows won 11 of the 14 weight classes with five pins and three major decisions to roll over the WarBirds, 54-15, to finish undefeated on the night. The WarBirds were second at 2-1.
    Finally, Darlington/Black Hawk finished off the week by placing in a tie for 16th-place at the 25-team Badger State Invitational.
    The WarBirds filled just nine of the 14 weight classes and had two fourth-place finishers on their way to a 16th-place finish with 54.5 points. Host Stoughton won the team title with 243 points.
    Junior Kolbe Ubersox (14-2) went 3-2 in the 138-pound class and senior Brody Milz (14-2) went 3-2 in the 220-pound class to finish fourth for the WarBirds.
    Senior Paul King (11-4) at 126 and senior Grady Rielly (10-4) at 152 each went 3-1 on the day in their classes.
    The WarBirds return to the mats at the 2018 Lancaster Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 6, starting at 9 a.m.
Darlington/Black Hawk 43, Brookwood 26
Individual Results: 152-pounds- Hunter Bredeson, D/BH, won by pin; 160- Tyler Mosley, D/BH, lost a major decision; 170- Carson Lobdell, D/BH, won a major decision; 182- Lance Ubersox, D/BH, lost a major decision; 195- Bailey Schilling, D/BH, won by pin; 220- Brody Milz, D/BH, won by pin; 285- Leif Bredeson, D/BH, lost by pin; 106- Aidan McGuire, D/BH, lost by pin; 113- Double forfeit; 120- Eric Hocking, D/BH, lost by pin; 126- Paul King, D/BH, won by forfeit; 132- Cody Blosch, D/BH, won by decision; 138- Kolbe Ubersox, D/BH, won by pin; 145- Cayden Milz, D/BH, won by pin.
Darlington/Black Hawk 36,
Ithaca/Weston 31
Individual Results: Match results not available.
Lancaster 54,
Darlington/Black Hawk 15
Individual Results:  170-pounds- Wolf, major dec. Tyler Mosley, D/BH, 1303; 182- Klein major dec. Carson Lobdell, D/BH, 12-4; 195- Straka pinned Karl Seffrood, D/BH, 0:32; 220- Brody Milz, D/BH, pinned Zenz, 4:23; 285- Hale pinned Leif Bredeson, D/BH, 3:55; 106- Bontreger pinned Aidan McGuire, D/BH, 0:540; 113- Crosby, L, won by forfeit; 120- Du. Tydrich pinned Eric Hocking, D/BH, 1:15; 126- Paul King, D/BH, major dec. Lucey, 13-4; 132- Dy. Tydrich dec. Cody Blosch, D/BH, 4-0; 138- Kolbe Ubersox, D/BH, tech. fall Schneider, 15-0; 145- Lull pinned Grady Rielly, D/BH, 3:14; 152- Seippel major dec. Cayden Milz, D/BH, 12-2; 160- McCartney dec. Hunter Bredeson, D/BH, 8-2.
 At Darlington, on Friday, Dec. 22

Darlington/Black Hawk 39, Dodgeville 32
Individual Results: 195-pounds- Bailey Schilling, D/BH, pinned Geisking, 1:13; 220- Brody Milz, D/BH, pinned Fuerstenberg, 3:10; 285- Jones pinned Leif Bredeson, D/BH, 2:25; 106- Aidan McGuire, D/BH, won by forfeit; 113- Latterel, Dodg, won by forfeit; 120- A. Phelan, Dodg, won by forfeit; 126- Paul King, D/BH, pinned Symons, 1:56; 132- Cody Blosch, D/BH, won by forfeit; 138- Kolbe Ubersox, D/BH, pinned Reeson, 1:21; 145- Crook dec. Cayden Milz, D/BH, 8-7; 152- Grady Rielly, D/BH, dec. Durst, 7-3; 160- J. Phelan major dec. Hunter Bredeson, D/BH, 16-4; 170- Recob major dec. Tyler Mosley, D/BH, dec. Lance Ubersox, 11-0; 182- Weber dec. Carson Lobdell, D/BH, 9-2.
At Dodgeville, on Tuesday, Dec. 19
Team Standings: Stoughton 243, Kenosha Bradford 209.5, River Valley 161.5, Elkhorn 160, Waunakee 149.5, Neenah 147, Fennimore 144, Badger 133, Viroqua 120.5, Evansville 108, Iowa-Grant/Highland 108, Mineral Point 100, West Salem/Bangor 84.5, Hartford Union 68.5, Kettle Morraine 64, Darlington/Black Hawk 54.5, Waukesha South 54.5, Brookfield East 34, Madison Lafollette 33.5, St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy 30, Mayville 25, Delavan-Darien 23, Kenosha St. Joseph’s 0.
Darlington/Black Hawk Individual Results: 126- Paul King, 3-1; 132- Cody Blosch, 0-2; 126- 4- Kolbe Ubersox, 3-2; 145- Cayden Milz, 1-2; 152- Grady Reilly, 3-1; 170- Casey Lobdell, 1-2; 182- Lance Ubersox, 0-2; 220- 4- Brody Milz, 3-2; 285- Jacob Tuescher, 0-2.
At Madison, on Saturday, Dec. 23.