Hawk Wrestling at Garden County

Hawk Wrestling at Garden County


On January 10th the Hawk Wrestling Team travelled to Garden County. The team went down with four wrestlers and came back with 3 placers. Senior twins Chris and Levi Ray won their brackets, Junior Jake Johnson placed fourth. The team ended up fifth overall. Senior Levi Ray said “We need to keep this momentum going into the district and state tournament.”

Hawk Wrestling at Mullen

Hawk Wrestling at Mullen

Last Saturday, January 24th, the Hawk Wrestling Team traveled to Mullen. The team left with four wrestlers and came home with three placers. Senior twins Levi and Chris Ray both placed first. Junior Jake Johnson placed second and Sophomore Nathan Tobiasson did not place. The team ended the tournament in sixth place. Junior Jake Johnson commented “ We all did pretty well; I just hope we can keep it up for districts.”

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Hawk Wrestling at Newman Grove

Hawk Wrestling @ Newman Grove

On January third the hawk wrestling team traveled to Newman Grove. The hawks had an exciting day of wrestling. Senior Levi Ray ended the day with a first place medal. Senior Chris Ray placed second, and junior Jake Johnson placed 2nd. Sophomore Nathan Tobiason did not place. Chris Ray commented “ We had a great day and hopefully we will have more.”

Wrestlers Off to State

The wrestlers were sent off by students, parents, and community with the help of the fire department. Good Luck at state guys!

Joe J, Stevin H, Levi R, Chris R

Joe J, Stevin H, Levi R, Chris R

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State Wrestling Pep Rally and Send Off for State Wrestling Qualifiers

The State Wrestling Pep Rally will happen today at 1pm in the Old Auditorium. Send off with the Fire Department will happen tomorrow morning, Wednesday February 19th if front of the highschool at 8am. Come out and support Stevin, Joey, Chris and Levi!

District D4 Wrestling Tournament, McGahan Activities Center, North Platte Saint Pat’s, Friday and Saturday, February 14th and 15th

Friday, February 14th – Practice at 7 am, leave Hay Springs after practice.

Staying at the Howard Johnson in North Platte. (308-532-0130)

  • 3:00 pm – Weigh-ins
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm CST – First Round – Quarterfinals and Wrestle backs.

Saturday, February 15th

  • 7:30 am – Scales Open
  • 8:00 am – Weigh-ins
  • 9:30 – 12:30 – Semi-finals and 2 rounds of wrestle backs.
  • 12:30 – 1:30 – Break for lunch
  • 1:30 – Finals

Admission –

  • Tournament Pass : $13 for Adults and $10 for students

Get results on trackwrestling.com (results are fairly instantaneous)

  • Browse Tournaments, go to Search, find Nebraska, then to Search and find NSAA CLASS D, District 4




Hemingford Wrestling Dual

The Hemingford wrestling dual scheduled for tonight has been postponed to January 31st at 7:00 p.m. due to illness and injury for both the Hawks and the Bobcats.

Hawks Wrestling Starts Season with a “Pinning” Beginning

wrestlingThe first meet of the season has been underway. The Hawks took on one other school at the traditional Crawford Invite. The Hawks went into the tournament with not every wrestler.

Three wrestlers did not wrestle, Kolten Marx, Christopher Ray, and Tyler Merritt. The Hawks still went and competed. In the 126 pound class Charles Jerrell Jr. went one and three; these were his very first ever wrestling matches. Levi Ray competed in the 132 pound class and went undefeated with a record of five and zero. Joseph Johnson was in the 138 pound weight class and went four losing in the championship match. In the 145 pound weight class there was Jake Johnson trying his best to win in the higher weight class; Jake lost all four of his matches. In the 220 pound class Stevin Horrocks won all but one of his three matches.

All in all the Hawks placed sixth with only five wrestlers. The Hawks are ready to keep their success going throughout the year. The next meet is Saturday the 14th of December in Gordon.


JH G/BB on December 12th is going to be played at Morrill’s elementary school. Also, HS Wrestling scheduled for December 12th has been moved to December 19th. This will also be PARENT’S NIGHT. Entry into the event will be non-parishable food. Questions please call the school.

State Wrestling 2013

The 2012-2013 season ended with districts in Sutherland and the state meet at the Century Link Center in Omaha.  In Districts we finished runner-up in the 17 team D-4 district.  District Champions  Chris Ray, Joey Johnson, and Stevin Horrocks plus district runner-up Levi Ray  and  4th place finisher Jordan Houser all qualified for the state meet in Omaha.  Our other wrestlers at the district meet both won matches and contributed to our runner-up finish, they were Jake Johnson and Kolten Marx.  Our  final points at District was 103 pts 4.5 points ahead of SMC and 83 points behind Bayard who had 186 points to win the district, but Hay Springs only had 7 wrestlers out of 15 weight classes while Bayard I believe had 13 or 14 weight classes filled.  The best news is we had NO seniors on our team so next year’s team will be essentially the same wrestlers but with another year’s experience.

At the state meet 4 of the 5 qualifiers won matches with two placers.  Joey Johnson placed 6th and Stevin Horrocks finished in 3rd place  ( At the state meet there are 16 wrestlers in each weight class so even 6th place is an accomplishment).  As a team we finished in 20th place out of 58 schools that qualified wrestlers for the meet.  Again with 2 Soph and 3 Juniors at the State Meet we should be very competitive again next year.

On a personal basis I was voted by the coaches at the district meet as the out-standing coach of District D-4,  A surprise award to myself but something that really goes to all the wrestlers and assistant coach Al Rinehart.  Even though Wrestling is an individual sport, team awards are due recognition to all the team and coaches.