Broncos tame Panthers on the mats
THOMAS — Blackfoot and Snake River High School's renewed their city rivalry Tuesday night but this time it was on the wrestling mat, and this time the visitors from across the river came out victorious.
Blackfoot controlled the early part of the match building a big lead and ended taking down the Panthers 57-30 at Snake River High School.
"We have just an awesome team," Blackfoot wrestling coach Thain Cashmore said. "We are doing some really good things out there on the mats right now and tonight was just a continuation of the good things we have been doing."
The Broncos built an early 12-0 lead after forfeits by the Panthers at 285 and 98 pounds.
Tiger/Grizz champion Treyton Nilsson got the Panthers on the board when he pinned Blackfoot's Marcus Menefee with 1:01 left in the second period.
Blackfoot then went on to win the next five matches to build an insurmountable lead.
During the five-match streak Jared Evans took down Snake River's John Von Der Lith 12-4, Lane Hunt earned a major decision over the Panthers Tayson Nilsson 15-0 and Kelby Heiner, Benji Bigler and Konnor Robinson each earned pins.
Bigler pinned Joseph VanOrden 1:07 into his match. Bigler was filling in for Chase Wasia who was out sick.
"We wrestled well tonight despite not being a full strength," Cashmore said. "Benji did a great job stepping up and getting a win for us tonight."
Wyatt Vogler earned a win by pin over the Broncos Darrel Harris at 152 pounds and Morgan Smith pinned Jacob Stewart at 195 pounds.
The Broncos wrestle at Preston today, the match begins at 6 p.m. Snake River travel to the Dick Fleishmann Tournament at Century High School Friday and Saturday.
Also Blackfoot Feb. 12 match that was scheduled for at Minico will now be at Blackfoot instead. That match will begin at 6 p.m.
Blackfoot (BLAC) 57.0 Snake River (SNRI) 30.0
98: Cole Trautner, BLAC, forf. . 106: Treyton Nilsson, SNRI, pinned Marcus Menefe, BLAC, 3:01. 113: Jared Evans, BLAC, maj. dec. John Von Der Lith, SNRI, 12-4. 120: Lane Hunt, BLAC, tech. fall Tayson Nilsson, SNRI, 4:00 15-0. 126: Kelby Heiner, BLAC, pinned Ivan Ortiz, SNRI, 1:39. 132: Benji Bigler, BLAC, pinned Joseph VanOrden, SNRI, 1:07. 138: Konnor Robinson, BLAC, pinned Sean England, SNRI, 3:28. 145: Dayton Schild, SNRI, pinned Alex Austin, BLAC, 0:15. 152: Wyatt Volger, SNRI, pinned Darrel Harris, BLAC, 3:16. 160: Jared Sargent, BLAC, pinned Cutler Howell, SNRI, 5:09. 170: Bryant Sargent, BLAC, pinned Damon Dance, SNRI, 5:08. 182: Dylan Mansanarez, BLAC, forf. . 195: Morgan Smith, SNRI, pinned Jacob Stewart, BLAC, 3:14. 220: Hayden Sutton, SNRI, pinned Zack Rodriguez, BLAC, 2:35. 285: Littlejohn Jonathan, BLAC, forf. .