Caine Haarberg went 3-2 on the day in Ogallala. In his second match against Jack Hinrichs of Sidney, Haarberg was in control the entire match, winning a 7-2 decision. (Johnson Publications photo)
Alex Gomez saw his first action of the year coming off an injury which has kept him sidelined. With only one day of practice, Gomez went for it at the Ogallala Duals. In the match against Jacob Peckham of Sidney, Gomez was able to work some offense before eventually falling to a pin. (Johnson Publications photo)
Eli Hinojosa continues to exploit his competitors with his quickness and strength. Hayden Hofrock of Sidney scored a takedown on Hinojosa early in the second period when he caught him off balance. Unfortunately for Hofrock, that seemed to anger the beast which led to this pin shortly thereafter. Hinojosa continues to be undefeated on the year. (Johnson Publications photo)
Tough day for Chase County wrestling squad in Ogallala
The Chase County wrestlers started the day sluggishly and were never able to get things turned around in Ogallala on Saturday.
The Longhorns finished eighth out of the eight teams present, losing all five duals on the day.
Head Coach Matt Vlasin noted that two days before, the Longhorns had a tough quadrangular in Grant, followed by a tough practice on Friday.
That, coupled with losing Trevor Peterson for an undetermined amount of time due to injury, another wrestler missing weight and a few nagging injuries, caused the team to just seem worn down.
A bright spot for the day was Eli Hinojosa keeping his undefeated season intact by winning four matches and receiving a bye in his fifth.
Caine Haarberg also fared pretty well going 3-2 on the day. Caleb Weiss finished the day with wins in his last two matches and Kadin Vrbas got a win in the Ogallala dual.
Fourth—Tie Ogallala 3-2, Gering 3-2.
Eighth—Chase County 0-5.
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