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Sandpoint wins B-Cup, Badgers take fourth in River City Duals

by EMILY BONSANT
Staff Writer | January 19, 2023 1:00 AM

BONNERS FERRY — Sandpoint claimed the B-Cup for the seventh time in nine years Tuesday, defeating the Badgers 47-36.

The Badgers were down 0-24 after three wrestlers were pinned and Sandpoint received a forfeit.

Badger Saber Blackmore (98) inspired the team and the crowd, going into the third period and winning by pin, putting the Badgers on the board.

Bonners Ferry head coach Kevin Campbell said when forfeiting a total of two matches, the Badgers knew they would have to win more matches against Sandpoint.

“We had an opportunity. We won some key matches that kept us in it […] that’s all we can ask for,” he said. “We just came up one match short.”

He said the team is happy for the opportunity to compete against Sandpoint every year in a fun dual. And, in the past few years as the dual has gotten increasingly competitive.

“The crowd was excited, and we got to highlight the girls,” he said.

Badger girl wrestlers Lindsey Onstott and Savannah Rickter won by pin against their Bulldog opponents. No other girls wrestlers competed in an exhibition match due to not having an opponent in their weight class.

Campbell added that if the girls' matches counted toward the B-Cup, the Badgers would have won.

Badgers take fourth in River City Duals

POST FALLS — The Bonners Ferry boys varsity wrestling team took fourth in the Copper Championship at the River City Duals going 2-3 on Jan. 14.

In the first two rounds, the Badgers went 0-2 when faced against Ephrata and Eureka, losing 45-36 and 46-36.

In the third match, the Badgers defeated Freeman 59-21, but fell to Lewis and Clark 38-36.

The Badgers finished the tournament with a win over Post Falls 48-36, going 2-3 overall and taking fourth.

In the ninth, Bonners Ferry and Lincoln County High School wrestling dual, Badger boys wrestling defeated the Lions on Jan. 12, 46-33.

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(Photo by: EMILY BONSANT)

Jackson Holman battles it out against his Sandpoint opponent at the B-Cup on Jan. 17.

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(Photo by: EMILY BONSANT)

Donnie Riess (285) fights against his Sandpoint at the B-cup on Jan. 17.

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