1. Jayden Arehart, won fall :44 (Odgen-WH), won fall 2:02 (Winsor-O), won fall :29 (Bonge-CV- Central Valley, Greeley, Wolbach, North Loup)
1. Andrew Herley, won 7-1 (Dozler-BC/NG), won fall 2:29 (Pokorny-CV), won fall :20 (Schaecher-EV)
2. Kaleb Pofahl, lost 0-7 (McFarland-EV), won 4-2 OT (Laible-WH), won 6-2 (Poese-O)
The Neligh-Oakdale Junior High wrestlers had a strong performance in their home meet on Monday, according to Coach Gary Davis.
Five Warriors earned first place in the meet: Slade Spangler, Damien Knight, Chayton Faullkner, Jayden Arehart and Andrew Herley. Cade Wilkinson and Kaleb Pofahl placed second, followed by Jose Luna in third and Eric Clausen in fourth.
"They have been wrestling pretty well, our two toughest meets are our final two, at Seward and Boone Central," Davis said. "We will be one of the only Class D schools at both meets."
Last month, the junior high team earned third place out of 14 teams when they traveled to Plainview. Kaleb Pofahl, Andrew Herley and Damien Knight earned first place. Jayden Arehart placed second and Chayton Faulkner was third.
The next junior high meet is set for 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 in O'Neill. The high school wrestling season begins on Thursday, Dec. 4 when the Warriors host Ansley-Litchfield.
Neligh-Oakdale Junior High Meet Results (Dec. 1):
1. Slade Spangler, won 11-0 (Carstens-O'Neill); won fall :26 (Antuna-EV)
1. Damien Knight, won fall 2:41 (Merten-BC/NG), won 7-0 (Davis-O), won 7-0 (Tyler-Cre)
1. Chayton Faulkner, won fall :16 (McPhillips-HSF), won 5-1 (Jelinek-WH), won fall :37 (Hopson-O)
2. Cade Wilkinson, won fall :30 (Schnieder-St. Mary's), won dec. 10-0 (Bauer-EPPJ), lost 2-6 (Vondra-EV)
3. Jose Luna, lost fall :38 (Stagemeyer-O), won fall :22 (Jurgensmeier-O), lost fall :39 (Nolze-CV)
4. Eric Clausen, lost 7-9 (Bailey-EPPJ), lost fall 1:31 (Wilson-O), lost 6-23 (Grape-NG/BC)