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Coeur d'Alene High's Kenny Staub, top, wrestles against Derrick Booth of Post Falls in a 130-pound match Thursday night at Coeur d'Alene High. Staub won by pin in 3 minutes, 7 seconds, starting Coeur d'Alene, ranked No. 1 in 5A by IdahoWrestlingNews.

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No. 1 Viks get healthier, topple No. 2 Post Falls

The Coeur d'Alene Vikings got a little healthier with the return of a couple key components to a potential 5A state championship team in a 48-21 win over the Post Falls Trojans on Thursday night.

Coeur d'Alene's Kyle Siegwarth (119 pounds) and Colin Comack (152) returned from injuries, both earning decisions.

"It was good to see them back," Coeur d'Alene coach Jeff Moffat said. "They're still looking to get their legs back under them."

Coeur d'Alene junior Kenny Staub got the Vikings the first win of the night at 130 pounds, reversing a 5-1 deficit after the first period to earn a pin of Derrick Booth in 3:07.

"I knew I had to stay calm," Staub said. "I knew I could get the pin. I just tried not to let it get me down and keep battling."

Coeur d'Alene (9-0)had six pins on the night, with Kevin Moore (171), Caleb Davis (189), Thomas Tucker (215), Alex Kastens (285) and Sam Howard (125) also winning by pin for the Vikings, ranked No. 1 in 5A by IdahoWrestlingNews.com.

"We came out real aggressive tonight," Moffat said. "I thought we were attacking well. We both were missing wrestlers, but both teams fought hard. Our upper weights did really well. From 152 and up, we were real solid."

Trojan Colton Peugh reversed a 6-0 deficit after the first period against Alex Murren to earn a pin in 2:55 at 145.

"I knew I needed to wrestle better," Peugh said after falling behind. "I started wrestling in better positions and hustled more. It was a pretty big win against a rival school. We needed all the team points we could get because Coeur d'Alene is a really good team."


Nathan McLeod (145) and Chad Booth (112) had pins for Post Falls (12-2), ranked No. 2 in 5A.

"I thought we wrestled hard," Post Falls coach Pete Reardon said. "But we got beat in certain positions. Coeur d'Alene is really good wrestling in three or four positions. We've got to get better in those positions."

Both schools travel to the KWAL George Wild tournament today at Andrews Gymnasium in Kellogg, the final tournament for both before regionals Feb. 20 at Lakeland.

"We're looking to correct some of the mistakes we made tonight," Moffat said. "We just want to keep improving."

Reardon is also looking forward to getting his team back on the mat today.

"There is some great competition there," Reardon said of the tournament. "It's the last tournament before the postseason. It's a good chance to get on the mat before regionals and work things out."

130 -- Kenny Staub, Cd'A, p. Derrick Booth, 3:07. 135 -- Braden Mowry, Cd'A, d. Tyler Booth, 5-2. 140 -- Nathan McLeod, PF, p. Jesse Thompson, :15. 145 -- Colton Peugh, PF, p. Alex Murren, 2:55. 152 -- Colin Comack, Cd'A, d. Cole Jesinouski, 1-0. 160 -- Johnny Peregrina, Cd'A, d. Josh Erickson, 6-1. 171 -- Kevin Moore, Cd'A, p. Zach Carter, 1:42. 189 -- Caleb Davis, Cd'A, p. Cody Siegel, 1:48. 215 -- Thomas Tucker, Cd'A, p. Jerrid Quinn, 3:39. 285 -- Alex Kastens, Cd'A, p. Billy Vigil, :55. 103 -- Peter Berger, PF, d. A.J. Konda, 8-3. 112 -- Chad Booth, PF, p. Brenden Northington, 3:40. 119 -- Kyle Siegwarth, Cd'A, d. Chadd Webster, 7-0. 125 -- Sam Howard, Cd'A, p. Tyler Mayhal, 1:37.