Is This the End?


Devon Howell, Sports Writer

The blood, hard work, and all the pain that went into the Hawks wrestling season was about to pay off as the Hawks wrestled in the district tournaments on February 19. 

The Hawks captured their 13th straight district win as a team. The Hawks did a great job on Friday. They beat all of the other teams at the tournament

The Hawks had a total of 14 state qualifiers 98-Matt Williams, 113-Rielly Saxe, 126-Payden Wysong, 138-Lucas Williams, 145-Riley Siegford, and Colton Dow, 152, Soren Sabatke and Blaise Wright, 160-Cooper Johnson, 170-Devon Suko, 182-John White, 195-Hayden Berger, 285-Sam Feusier and Preston Jeffs. These wrestlers will wrestle in the state tournament on February 29.

There were many hard-fought matches that the Hawks came out on top. John White had a hard-fought finals match to place first and he came out on top and would later take the first place podium spot above his Sandpoint opponent. 

The rest of the Hawks are done with their season for this year. However, the wrestlers to make it to the state tournament still have a hard fight ahead if they want to place as individuals and as a team. The team will fight against a bunch of tough teams from southern Idaho one of their biggest opponents is the Nampa Bulldogs. 

The Bulldogs are one of the most competitive and talented teams in the 4A classification. They are by far on of the best teams in the state and will have many state finalists. They also have many weight classes where they have multiple wrestlers who have the potential to place top three.

This will be one of the many teams that the Hawks will have to beat.

Coach Rob Edelblute said after the match “We fought hard but many of us have room for improvement.