Cowboys score wins in final home appearance

It was Parent’s Night. It was the last home wrestling match of the season. And the crowd was loud.

DUNN COUNTY HERALD

So, the Killdeer High School wrestling team didn’t need motivation when they tangled with Williston and Dickinson in a triangular on Tuesday night.

And the Cowboys made the parents proud after whipping Williston and Dickinson in front of a boisterous home crowd. Killdeer defeated Williston 48-12 in the opener and then routed Dickinson 47-18 in the nightcap.

The sweep completed the Cowboys’ home campaign on a positive note. They topped Beulah-Hazen on Jan. 19, their only other home action of the year.

In the triangular, the Cowboys won 12 of the 16 matches wrestled, including eight by pin fall.

Killdeer won four of six matches in the dual against Williston, including pins by Dylan Taber, Tony Kluver and Dillan Jepson. Taber pinned Brandon Norpel in one minute, 32 seconds at 132 pounds, while Kluver stuck Comstack Krantz in 2:37 at 170, followed by Jepson’s pin of Joe Pacheco in 1:51 at 182.

John Tomjack added a 10-3 decision over Tyson Baker at 145. The Cowboys also won five by forfeit.

The Coyotes, however, got a spark from Boan Tean at 152 pounds when he rallied from a 5-1 deficit and pinned Cole Dukart. Their other victory came via pin at 113.

Killdeer 47,

Dickinson 18

Against the Midgets, Killdeer continued its dominance by winning eight of the 10 matches wrestled, including five by pin.

Killdeer won the first four matches, a 12-6 decision for Tony Kluver at 170, followed by a 16-1 technical fall for Jepson at 182, and pins by Rope Smith at 195 in 1:08 over Matt Painter and Curtis Hall in 3:50 over Jessie Archuleta at 228 to open a 20-0 lead.

Dickinson, however, rallied with back-to-back pins at 113  and 120 that cut the gap to 20-12.

But the Midgets got no closer. Back-to-back-to-back pines by Tabor at 132 over Chris Pinto in 1:59, Zach Anderson in 4:57 over Tanner Jarrett at 138 and 34-second pin by Tomjack over Alexander Stevenson at 145 sealed the victory. Dukart ended the night with a 5-3 victory over Jacob Alexander at 152.

Killdeer 40,

Beulah-Hazen 35

The Cowboys’ depth played a role in the dual victory. Both teams split the 10 matches that were wrestled, but three forfeits secured the victory for Killdeer.

Tabor secured Killdeer’s only pin in the dual when he stuck Rylan Sago in 1:50 at 132. But Tomjack posted a 17-1 technical fall over Aaron Ripplinger it 145, Jepson topped Damian Eslinger 13-3 at 182, Jayden Hick beat Nikki Scheer 9-1 at 120 and Dukart nipped Tyler Erickson 5-3 at 160.

Beulah-Hazen got pins at 113, 126, 138, and 195 and a technical fall at 106. But Beulah-Hazen could not overcome forfeits at 152, 170 and 285.


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