The Hinton girls wrestling team has been making history all throughout its inaugural season. They made more history Monday night by hosting their first duals at home in a triangular with Sioux City East and North. Hinton lost their first dual to North by the score of 48-24 but bounced back to beat East 51-12.
The Blackhawks started this program from scratch very close to the start of the season leaving them not many options with their schedule. This meant Hinton has been traveling near and far to get competitions in. Head coach Joel Bertrand says it was nice for the girls to get to compete in front of the home crowd.
Hinton did not schedule easy in their first home duals going up against some programs who have been at this before. Coach Bertrand was pleased to see the girls do the small things well against some very tough competition.
Allison Hoefling has been the star of the show the last few competitions for Hinton. She went 5-0 on Saturday in Shenandoah and went 2-0 against North and East with a pair of pins that totaled under a minute of time on the mat. Coach Bertrand says her aggressiveness has allowed her to pin seven opponents in a row.
As the Blackhawks move on to the new calendar year, they continue to focus on learning the sport. Coach Bertrand says all of these girls are very new to the sport and that ability to compete takes time to develop and learn.
The Blackhawks are next in action on January fifth at a tournament hosted by Sheldon.