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  • Whitehall Boasts Several State Ranked Wrestlers

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Wrestling Coach|Feb 15, 2023

    The Whitehall Trojan Wrestling Team placed sixth at the Montana State Wrestling Tournament, held over the weekend in Billings. The "Trojan-Trained" athletes have two state finalists and two with fifth-place finishes. Seniors Miles Hoerauf and Leo Scafani both earned second place in their respective weight classes. Senior Dane Hoover and junior Isaac Skogen placed fifth in their brackets. In the field of 42 teams, the top 10 were Huntley Project (201), Three Forks (154.5), Lincoln Co. (122),...

  • WHS Trojan Wrestlers Take Third at Divisionals

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Wrestling Coach|Feb 8, 2023

    The Whitehall High School Trojan wrestling team traveled to Polson for their divisional tournament. Several years ago, Montana adopted a super-divisional format for class B-C moving from four divisions to two. The western super-division consisted of 25 teams and 250 wrestlers. Fourteen wrestlers made the trip and represented Whitehall well. With a full team effort they were able to overtake several of the top-ranked teams on their way to the third-place team finish. Even with the large...

  • WHS Wrestlers Finish Regular Season

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Wrestling Coach|Feb 1, 2023

    The Whitehall Wrestling team finished their regular season at home with Senior Night. The team and school honored our 11 seniors and their parents. These wrestlers have shown leadership and skill this year and are looking forward to next week's Divisionals. Honored at the match with their parents were Captain Miles Hoerauf, Captain Leo Scafani, Captain Dane Hoover, Karson Klapan, Blake Ritz, Gavin Watson, Blake DuBois, Kyle Denny, Michael Reiff, Nick Denny, and manager Addi Sullivan. Butte High...

  • Grapplers Place Fifth Overall in Montana B-C Duals

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Trojan Wrestling Coach|Jan 25, 2023

    The Whitehall High School wrestling team traveled to Townsend to compete in the Montana B-C Duals over the weekend. This 16 team tournament included the top five teams in the state. Friday's competition consisted of pool play; Whitehall wrestled each of the members of their pool, beating Columbus 64-10, Eureka 36-34, and Red Lodge 48-24. Whitehall earned the top spot of their pool which placed them in the championship bracket for Saturday. The first match on Saturday was a close loss to...

  • WHS Trojans Place Third Overall at Choteau Invitational

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Trojan Wrestling Coach|Jan 18, 2023

    The Whitehall High School Wrestling team placed third at the Choteau Invitational Tournament, held January 13 and 14 in Choteau. It was a full team effort, as 21 of the Trojan wrestlers had matches. After a total of 96 individual matches, Whitehall earned 178.5 team points to earn third place. Close behind were Boulder and Cut Bank. Highlights for the weekend were senior Miles Hoerauf winning his weight class with wins over wrestlers from Florence, Big Fork, and Thompson Falls, ending with a...

  • Grapplers in Three Outings to Kick Off New Year

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Trojan Wrestling Coach|Jan 11, 2023

    The Whitehall Wrestling team had a busy week. This started with a match against Townsend on January 3. As Whitehall co-ops with Harrison, this dual was held at the Harrison gym. The match started with eighth graders Tucker Witzel, and Gunner South, as well as sophomore Sam Valov and junior Reilly Slater being able to take forfeits in their respective weight classes and earn the team six points each. This was followed by pins from sophomores Cody Fuller and Ethan Wock, and seniors Dane Hoover,...

  • Trojan Grapplers Fall to Anaconda in Dual

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Wrestling Coach|Dec 28, 2022

    Whitehall wrestlers traveled to Anaconda on December 19th for a pre-Christmas dual. When the dust settled Whitehall had fallen to Anaconda 42-30. The large crowd was treated to 20 individual matches. The evening started with the varsity matches, and because of injury and illness, several of the younger wrestlers were able to get varsity experience. At 103, eighth-grader Gunner South lost to Wyant; at 113 eighth-grader Tucker Witzel overpowered Pesanti with a second-period pin. Junior Isaac...

  • Hoerauf Places 2nd, Scafani 7th at CMR; Witzel and Wock Place 2nd at Great Falls

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Wrestling Coach|Dec 21, 2022

    Trojan wrestling journeyed to Great Falls to participate in two different tournaments this passed weekend. On Friday, December 16, the CMR Holiday Classic started with both girl's and boy's divisions. This was the largest tournament in the state for this weekend. The AA, A and many of the class B schools were there. Varsity wrestlers competed throughout the day with senior Miles Hourauf (182), senior Leo Scafani (HWT), and senior Kyle Denny (170) qualifying to continue Saturday. The final results had Hoerauf placing second and Scafani placing...

  • Trojan Wrestling Tournament a Huge Success

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Wrestling Coach|Dec 14, 2022

    With the support of many community members, Whitehall hosted 25 teams and over 300 wrestlers, including 45 girls wrestling in their own competition. After three days of wrestling, Whitehall wrestlers finished in fourth place. Others placing included Three Forks (first), North Fremont, ID (second), and Jefferson (third). Whitehall wrestled in ten duals over the three days and garnished a 7-3 record. They lost to the three teams who placed ahead of them but defeated Columbus, Fergus County, Belgrade, Conrad, East Helena, Beaverhead County, and...

  • Trojan Men Wrestlers Place 2nd, Women 6th, at Cascade Tourney

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Wrestling Coach|Dec 7, 2022

    After two days of competitive wrestling among 21 boy and 13 girl teams, the Whitehall boys placed second and the girls placed sixth. Whitehall entered 19 boys and two girls into the tournament, earning eleven medals. In the girl's competition, Alexas Rector earned a 2-1 record with 2 pins and a second-place medal. Cassidy Collins went 2-2 with 2 pins and placed 4th. Together they earned 38 team points and placed 6th among the girls' teams. The boy's team also wrestled well, earning 215.5 points...

  • Trojan Wrestlers Look Forward to 22-23 Season

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Wrestling Coach|Nov 30, 2022

    The Whitehall Wrestling Team is looking forward to an exciting year. Led by returning state place winners Miles Hoerauf and Leo Scafani and joined by a large team of wrestlers, the team is planning on leaving its mark on the mats this year. Along with Hoerauf and Scafani, the other seniors are Dane Hoover, Michael Reiff, Karson Klapan, Kyle Denny, Gavin Watson, Harley Dunn, Nick Denny, Blake DuBois, and Blake Ritz. Other returning members are juniors Ivar Radcliffe, Isaac Skogen, and Wesley...

  • Hoerauf & Scafani Place at State

    STEVE SACRY, Whitehall Trojan Wrestling Coach|Feb 16, 2022

    Whitehall High School Wrestlers finished their season with outstanding performances at the All-Class tournament in Billings. Isaac Skogen, Wesley Biggers, Michael Reiff, Miles Hoerauf, Kyle Denny, and Leo Scafani represented Whitehall well. Whitehall Trojan junior Miles Hoerauf topped his season off with impressive matches. Hoerauf’s 160-pound weight class was full of competent wrestlers. His quest for the finals started with a match against Jessie Brawley of Baker. Miles started with an early t...

  • Trojans Place Fifth as Team at Divisionals, Will Take Six Wrestlers to State

    STEVE SACRY, Whitehall Trojan Wrestling Coach|Feb 9, 2022

    The Whitehall Trojan Wrestling team traveled to the Butte Civic Center February 4-5 for the Class B/C Western Divisionals. This tournament consisted of the 24 class B and C wrestling teams in the western half of the state. With 223 wrestlers competing, this was the largest class B/C tournament in the state this year. Whitehall entered 12 wrestlers and placed 5th as a team. The final results had Boulder at first place with 204 points, Cut Bank (199), Eureka (123), Superior ( 122), and Whitehall...

  • Trojan Wrestling Finishes Home Schedule 21-1

    STEVE SACRY, Whitehall Trojan Wrestling Coach|Feb 2, 2022

    The Whitehall wrestling team finished their home schedule last Friday. In the mixer with Dillon and Butte High JV, Whitehall came to compete. After 22 individual matches, Whitehall ended with a 21-1 record. In wrestling, earning a pin shows complete domination over the opposing wrestler. All 21 of the Trojan victories came by pin. The evening started with Ethan Wock wrestling at 182 against Dillon. He earned a pin in less than a minute. Later in the evening he also pinned a wrestler from Butte....

  • Trojan Wrestlers Place 4th at Choteau Classic

    STEVE SACRY, Whitehall Trojan Wrestling Coach|Jan 19, 2022

    The Whitehall Trojan Wrestling team traveled north last weekend for both matches in Fairfield and to attend the Choteau Classic tournament. This tournament was attended by 40 Class B boy and girl teams from around the state. In this competitive field, Whitehall finished in 4th place, behind Boulder, Cut Bank, and Columbus. By the time the dust had settled, the 11 Whitehall wrestlers had wrestled 76 matches. Congratulations to Miles Hoerauf for winning the 160 lbs. weight class. He started his run by gaining 14 points against Ramos from Valier,...

  • Trojan Wrestlers Take on LeProwse Tournament

    STEVE SACRY, Whitehall Trojan Wrestling Coach|Jan 12, 2022

    Whitehall wrestlers traveled to Bozeman over the weekend to compete in the Tom LeProwse Invitational Tournament. This was held at the new Gallatin High School and consisted of many of the best wrestlers from Montana as well as several schools in Wyoming After two days of wrestling Whitehall was able to place four wrestlers. Juniors Leo Scafani and Miles Hoerauf both placed third in their respective 32-man brackets. Scafani started with a pin over his Billings Central opponent, followed by...

  • Trojans Bring Home a "W" Against Anaconda

    STEVE SACRY, Whitehall Trojan Wrestling Coach|Dec 29, 2021

    Whitehall Wrestling traveled to Anaconda December 21 for their final match of 2021. After a full evening of wrestling the Trojans came out on top with a 42-33 victory. This improves their overall record to 8-1. In the recent poll conducted by Montana coaches, Whitehall Wrestling is ranked 5th in the state. Individual results included: Harley Dunn lost to Blodnick. Isaac Skogen won by forfeit. Ivar Radcliffe lost due to injury to Miller. Cody Fuller lost in overtime to Wolfe. Gavin Watson won by...

  • Trojan Wrestlers Travel To CMR Holiday Classic

    STEVE SACRY, Trojan Wrestling Coach|Dec 22, 2021

    Whitehall Wrestling traveled to Great Falls to take part in the CMR Holiday Classic. This was the premier tournament in the state over the weekend with 61 teams attending, including most of the class AA, A and many of the B/C schools. Whitehall placed 20th out of this field. Friday consisted of a lot of wrestling, working through the double elimination tournament; making it into the second day is a major accomplishment. This was acheived by Gavin Watson (132), Miles Hoerauf (160), and Leo Scafani (HWT). Watson finished the tournament 3-2 with...

  • Trojans Finish Busy Weekend By Placing 3rd in the Whitehall Alumni Dual Tournament

    STEVE SACRY, Whitehall Trojan Wrestling Coach|Dec 15, 2021

    Whitehall first hosted Columbus for a dual on Thursday night. Whitehall came out on top 48-24. Highlights during that match were victories by pin from Issacc Skogen, Ivar Radcliffe, Gavin Watson, Dane Hoover, Miles Hoerauf, and Leo Scafani. The tournament ran Friday and Saturday. Teams competing were Billings West JV, Townsend, Boulder, Conrad, Columbus, Skyview JV, Fergus County JV, Butte High JV, Bozeman JV, Dillon, Anaconda, Billings Senior JV, Great Falls High JV, Belgrade, Gallatin JV, Capi...

  • Trojan Wrestlers Place Third at Cascade Invitational

    STEVE SACRY, Whitehall Trojan Wrestling Coach|Dec 8, 2021

    Whitehall wrestling opened their season at the Cascade Invitational this past weekend. Out of the 21 teams present, Whitehall earned third place honors. Of the 13 wrestlers Whitehall had competing, six placed in the top four. Miles Hoerauf (160 pounds) dominated the tournament by placing first and pinning each of his four opponents. He started with a first-period pin over Townsend, followed by first-period pins over Harlem and Conrad. He continued to overpower in his championship match against B...

  • Whitehall Wrestling Holds Awards Dinner

    Steve Sacry, Whitehall Wrestling Coach|Apr 7, 2021

    The Whitehall Wrestling team recently held their end of the year awards dinner. This year the dinner included families and we were thankful to have it at the Fire Hall. Varsity letters were awarded to those that had made significant contributions to the varsity program. Letters were given to managers, Anna Nelson and Addison Sullivan. The girls wrestling team awarded letters to Alley Antonsen and Kenzy Best. Those to earn letters on the boys team were: Wesley Biggers, Isaac Skogen, Dane Hoover, Michael Reiff, Gavin Watson, Karsen Klapan, Leo Sc...

  • Hoover Takes 3rd; Powers Takes 5th at State Wrestling

    Steve Sacry, Whitehall Wrestling Coach|Mar 10, 2021

    This year eight Whitehall wrestlers advanced to the State Tournament. The squad was lead by the four senior captains, Dallen Hoover, Dawson Powers, Jamus DuBois, and Trentin Walker. Also wrestling were sophomores Dane Hoover, Miles Hoerauf, Kyle Denny and Leo Scafani. The team was able to earn 53.5 points to place 13th out of 40 teams. Adjustments to the schedule were made this season, which required more travel in an effort to dual as many teams as possible. No tournaments were used during the...

  • Lady Trojan Wrestlers Shine at State; Boys Dual in Whitehall Before Divisionals

    Steve Sacry, Whitehall Wrestling Staff|Feb 24, 2021

    The Whitehall girl's wrestling team headed to the state tournament at the new Lockwood High School this past weekend. They joined the other 145 girls from around the state for the first All-Class girls wrestling tournament. What an exciting weekend! When the dust settled, Alley Antonsen (120#), MacKenzy Best (138#) and Addi Sullivan (statistician) represented Whitehall well. Antonsen earned a third place medal and Best brought home a fifth place medal. As a team, Whitehall earned 43 points,...

  • Wrestlers Rack Up Wins in Spur of the Moment Duals

    Steve Sacry, Whitehall Wrestling Coach|Feb 17, 2021

    The Whitehall Wrestling team was able to take advantage of COVID this time. Due to exposure, their matches in Townsend were cancelled. After some creative thinking and many phone calls, teams were invited to Whitehall on Friday. This lead to some good wrestling against Thompson Falls and Fairfield. Whitehall started with a dual against Fairfield. When the dust settled, Whitehall came away with a 48-15 victory. Matches started with Isaac Skogen, Dallon Lanes and Michael Reiff receiving forfeits....

  • With Scheduled Duals Cancelled, Trojans Join Anaconda Action

    Steve Sacry, Whitehall Wrestling Coach|Feb 10, 2021

    The Whitehall Wrestling Team couldn't outwrestle the weather this weekend and their trip to Lewistown and Glasgow was canceled. They were able to join the wrestling at Anaconda for some good competition. While team scores weren't kept, the wrestlers were able to compete in 12 individual matches. Isaac Skogen was giving up some weight and lost to N. Bloodnick (ANA). Alley Antonsen had a dominate first period pin over L. Estep (ANA). Dallon Lanes battled to a 6-2 lead and then pinned B. Wolfe...

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