Maidens win Western A girls wrestling divisional
The Ronan girls wrestling team won the Western A divisional meet in Polson on Saturday. (JP Edge/Hungry Horse News)
| February 4, 2023 11:55 PM
POLSON — The Ronan Maidens ran away with the inaugural Western A girls divisional title on Saturday, outscoring runner-up Polson by more than 45 points.
Ronan had 181 points to Polson’s 143.5 and third-place Browning had 114. Columbia Falls was sixth, and Whitefish 10th.
The Maidens had five individual champions: Saellah Nomee (100 pounds), Landyn Hughes (114), Katie Dolence (126), Brynn Courville (132) and Tirza Two-Teeth (235). Fren’s Rebel Montanez pinned Ronan’s Destiny Finley in the 120 final, and Juliette Cheff, also from Ronan, was third in that weight class. Polson’s Abighail Sorrell beat Leona Dodson Howe in the 152 title match and Pepper Featherstone won at 185.
Besides Sorrell and Featherstone, Polson’s other title winner was Venessa Wheeler at 165. Harli Kinney was second at 145 and Ciri Nice was fourth at 100.
At 120, Whitefish’s Sam Bennetts was fourth.
Per MHSA rules, the top eight wrestlers in each weight class advance to the All-Class State Tournament, held at the Billings MetraPark from Feb. 10-11.
Western A Girls Divisional
Polson (Linderman Gym)
Team scores — Ronan 181, Polson 134.5, Browning 114, Corvallis 93, Fren 83, Columbia Falls 63, Dillon 50, Hamilton 41, East Helena 40, Whitefish 14.
100: 1st Place Match — Saellah Nomee (Ronan) dec. Kiera Davis (Cor), 15-9. 3rd Place Match — Jaelynn Nace (C Falls) p. Ciri Nice (Polson), 0:59. 5th Place Match — Maeleigh Gardner (Brow) won by forfeit.
107: 1st Place Match— Addy Williams (Cor) dec. Addie Stewart (Fren),11-6. 3rd Place Match — Kaelynn Vanderpool (Cor) won by forfeit.
114: 1st Place Match — Landyn Hughes (Ronan) p. Corrissa Baker (E. Hel), 2:48. 3rd Place Match — Clancy Setzer (Dillon/Sheridan/Twin Bridges) p. Kacee French (Cor), 2:53. 5th Place Match — Gracie Fullmer (Ronan) p. Aaliya Northey (Butte Central), 3:00. 7th Place Match — Maddilyn Huffine (Polson) p. Callie Wood (Brow), 0:32.
120: 1st Place Match — Rebel Montanez (Fren) p. Destiny Finley (Ronan), 5:44. 3rd Place Match —Juliette Cheff (Ronan) dec. Sam Bennetts (Whitefish), 8-2. 5th Place Match — Tyler Gibson (Dillon/Sheridan/Twin Bridges) p. Paris Jerome (C Falls), 2:13. 7th Place Match — Rain Underbear (Brow) inj. def. Emily Williams (Brow), Inj. 0:00.
126: 1st Place Match — Katie Dolence (Ronan) p. Faye Holland (Dillon/Sheridan/Twin Bridges) 3:37. 3rd Place Match —Sierra Freedenburg (Brow) p. Malia Gergen (Fren), 2:02. 5th Place Match — Jaici Watt (C Falls) p. Olivia Campbell (Fren), 4:04. 7th Place Match — Shyloh Huffine (Polson) p. Peyton Boggs (Hamilton), 1:39.
132: 1st Place Match — Brynn Courville (Ronan) p. Jocelyn Covington (Cor), 1:43. 3rd Place Match —Aava Nelson (Cor) maj. dec. Brylie Reum (Polson), 11-1.
138: 1st Place Match — Yasmine Tatsey-McKay (Brow) dec. Dakota Petersen (E. Hel, 2-0. 3rd Place Match — Sage Machado (Fren) p. Sheridan Black (C Falls), 0:32. 5th Place Match — Nizhoni Haynes (Polson) p. Brylee Rees (Fren), 2:15.
145: 1st Place Match— Madison Lee (Hamilton) p. Harli Kinney (Polson), 5:08. 3rd Place Match — Samantha Larsen (C Falls) dec. Sierra Poulsen (Hamilton), 8-5. 5th Place Match —Joss Salois (Brow) p. Jasmine Bechel (Brow), 0:45.
152: 1st Place Match — Abighail Sorrell (Polson) p. Leona Dodson Howe (Ronan), 3:28. 3rd Place — Match Sandra Augare (Brow) p. Aubriana Momberg (Brow), 2:11.
165: 1st Place Match — Venessa Wheeler (Polson) p. Sadailyah Momberg (Brow), 1:20.
185: 1st Place Match – Pepper Featherstone (Polson) p. Beatrice Kipp (Brow), 2:43.
235: 1st Place Match — Tirza TwoTeeth (Ronan) won by forfeit.