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Arrows fall to Hawks
Wrestling team loses first conference dual meet, 34-27
Arrows fall to Hawks
Lancaster junior Remi Bontreger pulled out an 8-7 victory over Rhett Koenig of Prairie du Chien last Thursday night, though the visiting Blackhawks defeated Lancaster, 34-27, in a conference dual meet. (To view or purchase photos from this match, go to - photo by A.J. Gates

LANCASTER – In a battle for the Southwest Wisconsin Conference dual meet wrestling title, the visiting Blackhawks of Prairie du Chien gained the upper hand last Thursday night with a 34-27 victory over the host Flying Arrows of Lancaster.

For coach Brad Sturmer’s squad, it was their first conference dual meet of the season, and will next take on Belmont/Platteville on Thursday, Jan. 9, following the Bi-State Classic and the Lancaster Invite.

Thursday night’s dual meet started off at 113 pounds, where Lancaster junior Remi Bontreger had his hands full with Rhett Koenig, but pulled out an 8-7 decision.

Prairie du Chien 34,

Lancaster 27

(from Thursday, Dec. 19, at Lancaster)

106 - Ryder Koenig (PdC) def. Joe Esser, 7-0. *113 - Remi Bontreger (L) def. Rhett Koenig, 8-7. 120 - Maddox Cejka (PdC) won by major decision over Abe Boebel, 14-4. 126 - Luke Kramer (PdC) pinned Michael Ihm, 1:40. 132 - Dustin Tydrich (L) won in sudden victory over Kurt Wall, 9-7. 138 - Matt Rogge (PdC) def. Carter Lull, 5-0. 145 - Matthew Crosby (L) def. Chase Fisher, 10-4. 152 - Isaac Oyen (L) pinned Kurtis Evenson, :33. 160 - Traeton Saint (PdC) pinned Logan Schneider, :31. 170 - Bradyn Saint (PdC) pinned Ryan McCartney, 2:47. 182 - Allen Cohen (L) pinned Jaret Semanko, 1:59. 195 - Tyler Hannah (PdC) won by major decision over Dustin Wolf, 13-4. 220 - Caden Straka (L) pinned Ben Riter, :14. 285 - Colten Wall (PdC) def. Myles Bender, 8-1.

(For complete coverage of this match, get your copy of the Dec. 26, 2019 issue of the Grant County Herald Independent)