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Greenchain continues struggle

by Sandra Faye Douthit - Reporter
| February 3, 2012 11:58 AM

Libby locals were happy to see the Greenchain back home for Friday’s wrestling duals against the Frenchtown Broncs and the Glacier Wolfpack.

Greenchain began the season with a lot of muscle. However, the momentum has dwindled — they are beginning to finish with more losses than wins.

“We just aren’t doing as well as we did in the beginning of the season — not really sure why,” Greenchain coach, Kelly Morford said.

The Bronc dual was originally scheduled for Jan. 21. However, the weather called for freezing rain and the dual was rescheduled for Jan. 27. Making this match a double-header.

The dual ended with another loss for Libby, 44-32.

Greenchain wrestlers geared up for the next dual — Glacier Wolfpack, ranked No. 1 in the “AA” class.

“Glacier will determine the pace,” Morford said. “So far, we’ve just been wrestling very flat-footed. We need to push the pace.”

The Greenchain lost Mark Noble, 160-pound, to a separated-shoulder injury this week, after suffering a knee injury for most of the season. Mitch Haugen, 130-pound, pinned Wolfpack Roy Schutter.

However, not before he suffered a head injury on the mat — he later returned after receiving stiches to wrestle against Glacier, wearing a full mask. Haugen lost by a major decision to Wolfpack Kaleb Mitchell.

 Libby choked at home in the last dual, losing 64-10.

Frenchtown 44, Libby 32

98 - Caleb Bagnell, F, won by forfeit; 105 - Tyler Ishler, F, pinned Dylan Roby, 1:49; 112 - Preston Donnald, F, won by forfeit; 119 - Zach Crace, L, pinned Carson Waubaunsee, 3:58; 125 - Cody Lemons, F, won by tech fall. over Aaron Seefeldt, 16-9; 130 - Mitch Haugen, L, pinned Roy Shutter, 1:36; 135 - Cody Ishler, F, won by forfeit; 140 - Cody Wilson, F, dec. Garrett Chapel, 10-8; 145 - Kyle Leir, L, dec. D. Womack, 11-5; 152 - Josh Bowers, L, dec. Jack Nerison, 8-1; 160 - Dylan Berget, L, won by tech fall Sam Gordon, 15-0; 171 - Austin Bailey, L, dec. Dave Anderson, 1-0; 189 - Rano Pritzkau, F, pinned Robin Kyes, 5:10; 215 - Jordan Zuraff, F, pinned Gunnar Moe, 2:43; Hwt - Zach Dolezal, L, won by forfeit.

Glacier 64, Libby 32

98 - Double forfeit; 105 - Cody Decker, G, pinned Dylan Roby, 1:56; 112 - Kevin Talcot, G, won by forfeit; 119 - Christian Knopp, G, dec. Zach Crace, 7-5; 125 - Alek Mitchell, G, pinned Aaron Seefeldt, 1:56; 130 - Kaleb Mitchell, G, maj. dec. Mitch Haugen, 12-3; 135 - Zach Barber, G, won by forfeit; 140 - Jackson Barber, G, pinned Garrett Chapel, 4:59; 145 - Kyle Leir, L, maj. dec. Cooper Sipe, 11-2; 152 - Josh Bowers, L, pinned Wyatt Clay, 5:33; 160 - Shane St. Onge, G, dec. Dylan Berget, 4-2; 171 - Riley Pisk, G, pinned Robin Kyes, 3:53; 189 - Lane Armstrong, G, pinned Austin Bailey, 3:51; 215 - Jake Tudahl, G, pinned Gunnar Moe, 1:55; Hwt - Mack Sutherland, G, pinned Zack Dolezal, :30.