BUTTE -- Josh Huestis and Jordan Sullivan were honored with the Montana AAU Little Sullivan awards on Saturday night here at the Butte Plaza Mall.
Twenty years is a long time to wait. For Colstrip, it was worth it.
Forsyth wrestled as well as it hoped on Day 1 of the state wrestling tournament. Trouble for the Dogies, so did Colstrip and Choteau.
It’s not quite the old Boston Garden, Yankee Stadium or Lambeau Field.
This is not a kinder, gentler Tucker Yates. Just a more technical version. The Colstrip heavyweight can’t curtail the pain of a torn pectoral muscle he suffered early in December, so he’s adjusting accordingly.
Chris Nile of Forsyth wrestles Nolan Simanton of Malta before winning the 145-pound title at the 2013 state wrestling tournament.
Brothers Brandon, Matt and Luke Weber have set numerous records for the Forsyth High School wrestling program.
COLSTRIP — Colstrip had six individual champions Saturday to outscore three-time defending State B-C champion Forsyth in the Eastern B-C divisional wrestling tournament.
While some teams have basically clinched playoff berths — and some may have actually clinched playoff berths already — things can really get rolling this weekend. With wins, Bozeman and Helena could finish no worse than 7-3 in the Class AA standings, which would guarantee them playoff berths.
In the huddle after Forsyth’s 12-6 win at Red Lodge, Dogie football coach Chris Hess told his team, “It was ugly, but we got it done.”
High school football season technically kicked off last weekend. There were 35 games between Friday and Saturday.
It doesn’t get any closer than that.
The stress of trying to repeat — much less three-peat — can take a toll on a championship team.
Forsyth is trying to win its third consecutive State B-C championship and trails Choteau 39-36 after the first round. Chris Nile (145 pounds) earned a pin in the first round, and he provides a quick update.
Naturally, Forsyth coach Scott Weber knows his team will have to fight hard to win its third consecutive Class B-C championship this weekend at the state wrestling tournament.
On paper, Forsyth looked to be outmanned in Thursday's night's wrestling dual against Billings West.
When the going gets tough, don’t look for the Forsyth Dogies to run and hide.
Greg Contreraz was in trouble.
Ben Stroh cemented his standing as one of the all-time greats. Forsyth cemented its place as the best team in Class B-C.
Presumably, Forsyth is the favorite to capture its second consecutive Class B-C wrestling championship this weekend at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.