LHS wrestling comes to an end for the year


Josh Tatko, Staff Reporter

After 31 matches under coach Stuart Johnson, LHS wrestlers have finished off their 2020-2021 season. Here is a recap of the team’s record.

• Non-conference: 12-7 Conference: 8-4
• LHS vs Sandpoint 58-46, Bengals won
• LHS vs Timberlake 74-39, Bengals won
• LHS vs Moscow 65-67, Bengals won
• LHS vs Coeur d’Alene 52-43, Bengals won
• LHS vs Lakeland 69-59, Bengals won
• LHS vs Columbia 59-65, Bengals lost
• LHS vs Nampa 54-44, Bengals won
• LHS vs Lakeland 46-61, Bengals lost
• LHS vs Post Falls 45-57, Bengals lost
• LHS vs Moscow 60-62, Bengals lost
• LHS vs Lake City 44-73, Bengals lost
• LHS vs Sandpoint 59-46, Bengals won
• LHS vs Coeur d’Alene 65-59, Bengals won
• LHS vs Lake City 63-58, Bengals won
• LHS vs Post Falls 50-42, Bengals won
• LHS vs Post Falls 45-58, Bengals lost
• LHS vs Coeur d’Alene 58-49, Bengals won
• LHS vs Post Falls 55-44, Bengals won
• LHS vs Eagle 54-63, Bengals lost
Source: idahosports.com

Aside from the team’s record, a few moments stood out to the coach and the players, such as the time spent between matches.
“The best moments were some of our overnight trips and the team bonding at that time,” Johnson said.
Reuben Thill, an LHS wrestler who placed at state competitions said his favorite part of the season was winning Rollie Lane, a tournament in Nampa.

Johnson also commented on COVID-19 restrictions and how they affected this season.
“The major effects of COVID-19 restrictions were on day-to-day transitions, to and from practice,” Johnson said. “We were also limited on the number of tournaments that were available.”

State competitions were shortened to one day and subject to the same restrictions as the rest of the season.