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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




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.

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.

Congratulations State Wrestling Qualifiers!!

 Hay Springs Schools are sending 5 to state wrestling!  Congrats to Stevin Horrocks, Chris Ray and Joey Johnson for placing 1st at districts, Levi Ray placed 2nd and Jordan Houser placed 4th.  As a team  they took 2nd (out of 17 schools) and Coach Planansky was voted “Coach of the Year”!  Way to represent Hay Springs Schools Guys!  GO GET EM’ AT STATE!

Pep rally for wrestlers going to state will be Tuesday, February 12th at 1:00 pm (old auditorium).  Send off will be 8:00 am Wednesday, February 13th.

Wrestling Parents’ Night

Hawk wrestlers will host Hemingford for “Nostalgia Night” in the old gym, AKA High School Auditorium, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. Admission will be two cans of food for the Community Food Baskets. This will be the only home event for the Hawk wrestlers, so it will also be their parents’ night.