Archive for December, 2013

Southern Scuffle Pre-seeds

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

125:
1. Nahshon Garrett (Cornell)
2. Nico Megaludis (Penn State)
3. Josh Martinez (Air Force)
4. Corey Keener (Central Michigan)
5. David Terao (American)
6. Anthony Zanetta (Pittsburgh)
7. Nathan Kraisser (North Carolina)
8. Evan Silver (Stanford)
9. Earl Hall (Iowa State)
10. Eddie Klimara (Oklahoma State)
11. Jerome Robinson (Old Dominion)
12. Paul Petrov (Bucknell)

133:
1. Jon Morrison (Oklahoma State)
2. Ryan Mango (Stanford)
3. David Thorn (Minnesota)
4. Joe Roth (Central Michigan)
5. Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh)
6. Nick Soto (Chattanooga)
7. Jimmy Gulibon (Penn State)
8. Mack McGuire (Kent State)
9. Colton Rasche (Navy)
10. Jamel Hudson (Hofstra)
11. Joe Martinez (Virginia)
12. Jordan Conaway (Penn State)

141:
1. Chris Dardanes (Minnesota)
2. Zain Retherford (Penn State)
3. Evan Henderson (North Carolina)
4. Mike Nevinger (Cornell)
5. K. Undrakhbayar (Citadel)
6. Chris Mecate (Old Dominion)
7. Zach Horan (Central Michigan)
8. Luke Vaith (Hofstra)
9. Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
10. Edgar Bright (Pittsburgh)
11. Lavion Mayes (Missouri)
12. Joe Spisak (Virginia)

149:
1. Nick Dardanes (Minnesota)
2. Drake Houdashelt (Missouri)
3. Josh Kindig (Oklahoma State)
4. Chris Villalonga (Cornell)
5. Scott Sakaguchi (Oregon State)
6. Gus Sako (Virginia)
7. Dyllan Cottrell (Appalachian State)
8. Ray Borja (Navy)
9. Matthew Frisch (Citadel)
10. Luke Frey (Penn State)
11. Alex Johnson (Navy)
12. Cody Ruggierello (Hofstra)

157:
1. Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State)
2. Dylan Ness (Minnesota)
3. Kyle Bradley (Missouri)
4. Brian Realbuto (Cornell)
5. R.J. Pena (Oregon State)
6. Ian Miller (Kent State)
7. Nestor Taffur (Boston)
8. Tristan Warner (Old Dominion)
9. James Vollrath (Penn State)
10. Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State)
11. Raamiah Bathea (Penn)
12. Alex Hudson (Chattanooga)

165:
1. David Taylor (Penn State)
2. Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma State)
3. Nick Sulzer (Virginia)
4. Michael Moreno (Iowa State)
5. Corey Mock (Chattanooga)
6. Zach Toal (Missouri)
7. Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (Citadel)
8. Danny Zilverberg (Minnesota)
9. Casey Kent (Penn)
10. Dylan Palacio (Cornell)
11. Joe Booth (Hofstra)
12. Jim Wilson (Stanford)

174:
1. Chris Perry (Oklahoma State)
2. Matt Brown (Penn State)
3. Logan Storley (Minnesota)
4. Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh)
5. Stephen Doty (Virginia)
6. Mike Ottinger (Central Michigan)
7. Mathew Miller (Navy)
8. Tanner Weatherman (Iowa State)
9. Kevin Radford (Arizona State)
10. Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State)
11. Mike England (Missouri)
12. Joe Latham (Oregon State)

184:
1. Ed Ruth (Penn State)
2. Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota)
3. Gabe Dean (Cornell)
4. Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh)
5. John Eblen (Missouri)
6. Lorenzo Thomas (Penn)
7. Boaz Beard (Iowa State)
8. Jon Fausey (Virginia)
9. Sam Wheeler (Kent State)
10. Blake Stauffer (Arizona State)
11. Nolan Boyd (Oklahoma State)
12. Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)

197:
1. Scott Schiller (Minnesota)
2. Kyven Gadson (Iowa State)
3. Morgan McIntosh (Penn State)
4. Daniel Mitchell (American)
5. Taylor Meeks (Oregon State)
6. Phillip Wellington (Ohio)
7. J’den Cox (Missouri)
8. Brandon Palik (Drexel)
9. Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State)
10. Francis Mattiace (Penn)
11. Conner Hartmann (Duke)
12. Zach Nye (Virginia)

285:
1. Tony Nelson (Minnesota)
2. Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State)
3. Jeremy Johnson (Ohio)
4. Jimmy Lawson (Penn State)
5. Austin Marsden (Oklahoma State)
6. Joe Stolfi (Bucknell)
7. Amar Dhesi (Oregon State)
8. Blake Herrin (American)
9. Josh Marchok (Stanford)
10. Jonathan Gingrich (Penn State)
11. Devon Mellon (Missouri)
12. P.J. Tasser (Pittsburgh)

Carson’s Corner: Mifflin County’s Stock Rising After Powerade

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

MugLife is all about perception.

Some take the glass-is-half-full approach, while others focus on that darned half-empty glass. I prefer the former.

After Mifflin County’s performance at the Powerade Tournament, the buzz surrounding the ever improving Huskies is turning into a very loud roar.

In arguably the toughest high school wrestling tournament in the country, Mifflin County placed four wrestlers in the top eight (after having zero seeds) and finished 27th out of 46 in the team standings.

If you are of the half empty bent, you will say more work needs to be done and that’s true, but the future is looking very bright for this young Huskies squad.

Hayden Hidlay (4th at 138), Noah Stewart (7th at 152), Trey Hartsock (8th at 182) and Timmy Pearce (8th at 195) led the Mifflin County contingent at Powerade. All four placed at King of the Mountain as well.

The Huskies finishing where they did without the services of Brandon Wilson, Tre Carter, Kyle Kahley, Keith Corson and Colton Craig is even more impressive.

If you can place at Powerade, you can hang with anybody in the country. Couple this with the performance at KOM and it isn’t hard to see how good this team can eventually be.

Confidence is a fragile, tricky hobgoblin. It comes and goes as it pleases and right now the Huskies confidence level is growing week to week. No more evidence is needed than head coach Kirby Martin’s comments to the Lewistown Sentinel:

“I expected to have some place-winners. I don’t like to put a number on how many, but I did really think we had some kids who could come here and place in spite of not having any seeded wrestlers.”

Expected. Not hoped. Expected.

If that isn’t a word filled with confidence, I don’t know what is?

Let’s look at some facts as we head into the meat of the season:

Only Central Mountain has a chance with them in District 6 and the gap between the schools is starting to widen in MC’s favor. Erie McDowell appears to be the top team in the Northwest Region with the Huskies not too far behind.

All that remains for Mifflin County is becoming a consistent state power. That will take patience, hard work and time – something the coaching staff and wrestlers have in spades.

Another important aspect of becoming a great team is banging heads against the best competition you can find. With Powerade, KOM and the always tough Mid-Penn Commonwealth schedule, which continues Thursday against Cumberland Valley, the Huskies will face some of the best this state has to offer.

All this is good, despite the bumps and bruises, it will make Mifflin County ‘Husky Tough’ when postseason action comes around.

And that’s not just looking at the glass as half full, that’s looking at the situation in the clear light of reality.

Powerade Leftovers

How about the 120-pound weight class at Powerade?

The bracket featured four state champions: Ethan Lizak (Parkland), Luke Pletcher (Greater Latrobe), George Phillippi (Derry) and Sean Collins of Georgia.

Pletcher eked out the 3-2 decision over Lizak in the finals and Phillippi, a freshman state champ last season, finished fifth!

That gives you a good example of how tough Powerade really is.

The only other matchup between two PIAA state champions saw Tyler Smith of Franklin Regional overwhelm Hempfield Area’s Sam Krivus by a 7-0 score.

Canon-McMillan’s Dalton Macri won the OW award with 8-6 decision over Ryan Millhoff of Georgia. Millhoff is a two-time state champ headed to Oklahoma State. Macri will continue his career at Cornell.

Franklin Regional captured the team race by crowning five champions and placing seven for 236.5 points. It’s easy to see who’s going to win Class AAA this year isn’t it? No team in PIAA history has ever produced five state champs in the same year. It could happen this season.

Below are the Panthers’ place-winners:

106: Devon Brown, 1st
113: Spencer Lee, 1st
132: Tyler Smith, 1st
138: Michael Kemerer, 1st
145: Josh Maruca, 2nd
152: Josh Shields, 1st
160: Brandon Yant, 5th

Podium Photos

Here are the podium photos of all four Mifflin County place-winners: (Photos provided by Powerade website)

138-Hayden Hidlay-4th

138

 

152-Noah Stewart-7th

152

 

182-Trey Hartsock-8th

182

 

195-Timmy Pearce-8th

195

Complete Powerade Results

| December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Below is the complete Powerade brackets. You can download them by clicking on the link.

(Editor’s note: I’ll be posting a column on Mifflin County’s performance at Powerade as well as some other wrestling news on Monday).

Powerade Results

Powerade Results – Day Two; 4 Huskies Guaranteed Placewinners

| December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Semifinals:

138: Michael Kemerer, Franklin Regional dec. Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County, 7-2.

Consolation – 4th Round:

152: Noah Stewart, Mifflin County dec. Jake Martin, Ripley (WV), 3-1.
182: Trey Hartsock, Mifflin County dec. John Wohlin, Franklin Regional, 9-3.
195: Timmy Pearce, Mifflin County dec. Phil Selker, Erie Prep, 4-1.

Consolation – 5th Round:

152: Jake Shaffer, Greater Latrobe dec. Noah Stewart, Mifflin County, 1-0.
182: Josh Colello, Cedar Cliff pinned Trey Hartsock, Mifflin County, 2:25.
195: Bakhtiyar Zaynullaev, Mt. Lebanon dec. Timmy Pearce, Mifflin County, 1-0.

Consolation – 6th Round:

138: Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County dec. Joey Alessandro, Hempfield Area, 4-3.

Third-Place Match:

138: Brock Zacherl, Brookville dec. Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County, 3-1.

7th Place Match:

152: Noah Stewart, Mifflin County dec. Paul Dunn, Bethel Park, 5-2.
182: Nick Miller, Good Council (MD) major dec. Trey Hartsock, Mifflin County, 10-2.
195: Tony Adkins, St. Vincent (OH) pinned Timmy Pearce, Mifflin County, 1:59.

2013 Powerade Team Scores – After Consolation Sixth Round

Plc Team Score Ch Co
1 Franklin Regional 212.5 6 1
2 Greater Latrobe 194.0 4 3
3 Parkland 157.5 3 1
4 Canon-McMillan 111.5 1 3
4 Erie McDowell 111.5 1 2
6 Solanco 108.5 2 1
7 Brookville 107.0 4
8 Hempfield 104.0 2 1
9 St. Vin. – St. Mary – OH 97.0 4
10 Good Counsel – MD 92.5 5
11 Saegertown 91.5 4
12 Huntington – WV 85.5 4
13 Burrell 83.0 1
13 Penn Trafford 83.0 1 1
15 Belle Vernon 81.0 3
16 Collins Hill – GA 76.5 1 2
17 Kennard-Dale 74.0 1 2
17 St. Pauls – MD 74.0 4
19 Cedar Cliff 73.5 3
20 Benton 73.0 3
21 Chestnut Ridge 71.5 1
22 Peters Township 70.5 3
23 Connellsville 70.0 1
23 Mt. Lebanon 70.0 1 2
25 Mifflin County 69.5 4
Plc Team Score Ch Co
26 Kittanning 67.0 1 1
27 Buford – GA 65.0 1 1
27 Mifflinburg 65.0 1
29 Pope – GA 64.0 1
30 Bethel Park 60.5 2
30 Erie Cathedral Prep 60.5 1
32 Altoona 60.0 2
33 Bishop McDevitt 59.0 2
34 Central Catholic 57.5 1 1
35 Eastern View – VA 56.5 1
35 Waynesburg 56.5 1
37 Blue Mountain 54.5
38 Chartiers Valley 51.0 1
39 Father Judge 49.5 1
40 Greensburg Salem 38.0 1
41 Walsh Jesuit – OH 36.5 2
42 Ripley – WV 34.5 1
43 Westmont Hilltop 29.0 1
44 Derry 28.5 2
45 Chartiers-Houston 25.0
46 Norwin 21.0

Complete Powerade Results From Day One

| December 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

(Thanks to the Lewistown Sentinel for providing the Agate)

Division: Varsity
—————- PIG —————-

106 Lbs:
: Devin Brown, Franklin Regional BYE
1: Gabe Stoler, Erie McDowell DEC Dean Edwards, Burrell   9-2
: Brady Shaw, Greensburg Salem BYE
: Danny Florentino, Peters Township BYE
: Eli Hartley, Buford – GA BYE
: Josh Sinclair, Ripley – WV BYE
: Jacob Shaner, Kittanning BYE
: Brandon Sauers, Erie Cathedral Prep BYE
: Aaron Burkett, Chestnut Ridge BYE
: Nick Kazousky, Penn Trafford BYE
: Jonah Schultz, Mifflin County BYE
: John Pipa, Bishop McDevitt BYE
: Mack Haskin, Pope – GA BYE
: DVaron Feliciano, Mifflinburg BYE
3: Andrew Barnett, Kennard-Dale FALL Luis Tirado, Cedar Cliff   Fall 1:09
: Jacob Lizak, Parkland BYE
: Logan Grass, Huntington – WV BYE
4: Carson Palmer, Greater Latrobe FALL Jake Buono, Mt. Lebanon Fall 2:37
: Camdeon Fontenot, Canon-McMillan BYE
: Vincent Distefanis, Hempfield BYE
: Daniel Planta, St. Pauls – MD BYE
: Dillon Auck, Saegertown BYE
: Alan Diltz, Benton BYE
: Tim McCall, Father Judge BYE
: Hunter Blankenhorn, Blue Mountain BYE
6: Ryan Braun, Waynesburg MAJOR David Beatty, Walsh Jesuit – OH 9-0
: Michael Nagy, Central Catholic BYE
: Cole Manley, Altoona BYE
: Jacob Dunlop, Belle Vernon BYE
: Gavin Park, Brookville BYE
: Nick Maringoni, Norwin BYE
: Connor Sheehan, Solanco BYE

113 Lbs:
: Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional BYE
8: Alex Haddox, Huntington – WV FALL Mike Yackenchick, Blue Mountain
Fall 3:23
: Connor McGee, Cedar Cliff BYE
: Cole Rush, Waynesburg BYE
: Chris Eddins, Greensburg Salem BYE
: Matt Dean, Hempfield BYE
: Brady Sittinger, Erie Cathedral Prep BYE
: Adam Whitesell, Good Counsel – MD BYE
: Taylor Ortz, Brookville BYE
9: Brendon Malia, Kittanning BYE
: Andrew Mastrangelo, Parkland BYE
: AJ Buckiso, Peters Township BYE
: Logan Blackburn, Westmont Hilltop BYE
: Trevor Elfvin, Father Judge BYE
10: Noah Myers, Mifflin County DEC Justin Kawaji, Walsh Jesuit – OH   8-4
: Josh Tazzetta, Pope – GA BYE
: Charles Lenox, Erie McDowell BYE
11: Patrick Wetzel, Mifflinburg FALL Tony Patsy, Central Catholic Fall :37
: Dillan Jeffery, Burrell BYE
: Hunter Hileman, Altoona BYE
: Michael Bracey, Kennard-Dale BYE
: Quinton Westerbeck, Derry BYE
12: Andrejs Daniluks, Ripley – WV FALL Roman Orange, Penn Trafford Fall :59
: Brenden Price, Canon-McMillan BYE
: Ethan McCoy, Greater Latrobe BYE
: Teddy Gates, Bethel Park BYE
: Jarrett Ruhl, Saegertown BYE
: Tyler Kenney, Connellsville BYE
: Tyler Seliga, Belle Vernon BYE
: James Sago, Chartiers Valley BYE
: Brian Perri, Mt. Lebanon BYE
: Codi Russell, Collins Hill – GA BYE

120 Lbs:
: Ethan Lizak, Parkland BYE
: Daulton Wilson, Mifflin County BYE
: Bingbong Elizon, Saegertown BYE
: Matt Dickson, Norwin BYE
: Brendan Hasson, Belle Vernon BYE
15: Matt Oblock, Canon-McMillan TF Jason Roberts, Burrell   TF 18-3 5:05
16: Bryant Penberth, Blue Mountain FALL Dustin Ickes, Chestnut Ridge
Fall 5:18
: Ryan Friedman, St. Pauls – MD BYE
: Alex Mackall, Walsh Jesuit – OH BYE
17: Sal Ferrise, St. Vin. – St. Mary – OH TF Xavier Rodriguez, Pope –
GA   TF 18-2 4:40
: Logan Henderson, Waynesburg BYE
: Ricky Cavallo, Hempfield BYE
: Darius Bunch, Buford – GA BYE
: Mike Stuart, Benton BYE
18: Dale Tiongson, Good Counsel – MD DEC Brody Trumbull, Kittanning   10-4
: George Phillippi, Derry BYE
: Sean Russell, Collins Hill – GA BYE
19: Mark Tharp, Chartiers Valley FALL Michael Smith, Bethel Park Fall 1:36
: Antonio Jones, Ripley – WV BYE
: Kevin Kinyua, Mt. Lebanon BYE
: Yarhoski Aldiva, Eastern View – VA BYE
: Gaige Cramer, Connellsville BYE
20: Dom Zona, Penn Trafford DEC Devon Gilbert, Westmont Hilltop 6-4 OT
: Jake Gromacki, Erie Cathedral Prep BYE
: Jordan Allen, Huntington – WV BYE
21: Keegan Fordyce, Erie McDowell TF Dan Querry, Altoona   TF 15-0 4:00
: Josh Kuslock, Chartiers-Houston BYE
: David Pipa, Bishop McDevitt BYE
: Cole Aaron, Brookville BYE
: Kyle Berk, Franklin Regional BYE
22: Josh McLaughlin, Cedar Cliff DEC Taylor Morrison, Solanco   10-3
: Luke Pletcher, Greater Latrobe BYE

126 Lbs:
: Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan BYE
23: Anthony Marra, Burrell FALL Joe Koontz, St. Vin. – St. Mary – OH
Fall 3:39
: Brayson Haas, Parkland BYE
: Jake Freidhof, Norwin BYE
: Mitch Hartman, Belle Vernon BYE
24: Devin Joiner, Brookville DEC Dan Contraguerro, Franklin Regional   6-5
25: Louis Stefanik, Central Catholic MAJOR Tyler Hadad, Penn Trafford   11-0
: Terrence White, Bishop McDevitt BYE
: Bret Shurina, Eastern View – VA BYE
: Brandon Fultz, Mifflin County BYE
: Ryan Burkholder, Connellsville BYE
: Philip Mary, Peters Township BYE
: Noah Kuba, Mifflinburg BYE
: Anthony Vitale, Benton BYE
27: Adam White, Father Judge FALL Josh Armstrong, Greensburg Salem Fall 3:15
: Lucas Simpkins, Ripley – WV BYE
: A.C. Headlee, Waynesburg BYE
28: Jordan Brown, St. Pauls – MD FALL Colton Bender, Blue Mountain Fall 4:32
: Malachi Owens, Mt. Lebanon BYE
: TaNauz Gregory, Erie Cathedral Prep BYE
: Stone Kepple, Derry BYE
: Jude Mattocks, Saegertown BYE
30: Jake Collins, Good Counsel – MD FALL Kris Demorest, Hempfield Fall 2:27
: Sam Skinner, Pope – GA BYE
: Johnathan Spence, Huntington – WV BYE
31: Joel Cawoski, Greater Latrobe TF Jerrell Kephart, Altoona   TF 17-0 3:58
: Spencer Haught, Walsh Jesuit – OH BYE
: Ben Hritsko, Chartiers-Houston BYE
: Benji Yates, Erie McDowell BYE
: Drake Dorian, Westmont Hilltop BYE
33: Alec Proffit, Solanco FALL Brandon Drusbasky, Bethel Park   Fall :54
: Ryan Millhof, Collins Hill – GA BYE

132 Lbs:
: Sam Krivus, Hempfield BYE
34: Jimmy Bennett, Kennard-Dale FALL Joe Smith, Benton   Fall 2:37
: Stephen Ross, Cedar Cliff BYE
: Chase Childers, Huntington – WV BYE
: Griffin Riley, Collins Hill – GA BYE
: Alex Root, Erie Cathedral Prep BYE
35: Jareed Hasan, Parkland DEC Sam Shank, Chestnut Ridge