Bulldogs roughed up at West Fork quad

West Fork's Ki Janssen reverses the Bulldogs' Braden Hansen to his back for a pin at 160 pounds. The Warhawks won all but one of the matches wrestled, but gave up too many forfeits in the 54-30 loss. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

SHEFFIELD – Last year, the Bulldogs had trouble with Nashua-Plainfield and Sumner-Fredericksburg and went on to have a quality season.

After experiencing the same at Sheffield during the quadrangular hosted by West Fork, coach Patrick Hansen is hoping to repeat that.

After winning 54-30 against the hosts, the short-handed Bulldogs got smacked in the mouth by the Huskies, 57-18, and saw the final dual of the night against Sumner-Fredericksburg come down the final match with a pin for a 42-40 loss....

...And, as for West Fork, the Warhawks are much-improved from the previous two seasons.

“I think they are getting a lot better,” Hampton-Dumont head coach Patrick Hansen said. “The Petersen kid is going to help out a lot when he can wrestle. He’s tough. And then their ’52- and ’45-pounder are pretty good. The kids he’s got out there are pretty solid. They are getting a lot better, by the end of the year they are going to be a real good team.”

The full story appears in the Dec. 26 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.