Archive for January, 2014

Huskies Fall in Season Finale to Central Dauphin

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kirby Martin

A forfeit at 106 and a shocking loss at 182 proved to be too much to overcome as Mifflin County fell in its season finale to Central Dauphin by a 35-27 score in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth match on Thursday.

The Huskies closed out the regular season at 16-4 overall and 5-2 in the Mid-Penn, good enough for third place in the conference. The Rams improved to 15-2 on the year and 6-1 in the Commonwealth division.

Down 26-6 at the halfway point, Mifflin County rallied to take five of the last seven bouts but it wasn’t enough to overtake a strong Central Dauphin team.

The Huskies started their rally at 152 when Noah Stewart (26-6) made quick work of Marcus Ross, taking him down and pinning him in just one minute. After forfeiting to Garrett Peppelman at 160, Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin bumped up Keith Corson to 170 and the junior did his job, thumping Jeff Whitcomb, 9-2.

With the score 32-15, the Huskies sent out Trey Hartsock to face Steve McNeal in a battle of state ranked wrestlers. It turned out to be a heart breaker for Mifflin County, the victory clincher for the Rams, and a hard lesson a young wrestler will never forget. The lesson being you must wrestle for the full six minutes.

After a scoreless first period, Hartsock chose down, escaped and scored a quick takedown to make it 3-0. McNeal escaped but Hartsock scored another deuce to make it 5-1. An escape by McNeal made it 5-2 entering the final period. McNeal chose bottom and Hartsock rode tough, getting a point after two stall calls against McNeal.

McNeal escaped to make it 6-3 and with seven seconds left in the match, stunned the Husky crowd with a lateral drop for the four-point move and a 7-6 victory.

Mifflin County ran the table the rest of the way with Timmy Pearce (24-7) pinning Sam Evans in 3:20 at 195, Kyle Kahley (7-2) scoring a 5-0 decision over Ben Mosey at 220, and Colton Craig (13-10) defeating Jean Paul Marerro, 1-0.

Central Dauphin won six of the first seven bouts to open up a big lead it would never surrender.

Austin Bentz won by forfeit at 106, Jake Cherry captured a tough 4-2 decision over Noah Myers at 113, Tyshawn White was a takedown machine against Daulton Wilson, collecting seven in a 20-9 major at 120, while Levi Williams decked Brandon Fultz in 1:06 at 126.

Isaac Underhill gave up five points in the first period to state-ranked Zach Elvin and that was all the scoring in their 132-pound match. At 138, Hayden Hidlay stopped the bleeding with a fall in 3:17 over Koltyn Eason. Hidlay improved to 27-2 on the year.

Mifflin County is off until the semifinals of the District 6 Duals. The action kicks off Saturday, February 1, in Tyrone.

The Husky junior high squad fell to the Rams by a 45-44 score.

Central Dauphin 35, Mifflin County 27

106: Austin Bentz (CD) won by forfeit.
113: Jake Cherry (CD) dec. Noah Myers, 4-2.
120: Tyshawn White (CD) major dec. Daulton Wilson, 20-9.
126: Levi Williams (CD) pinned Brandon Fultz, 1:06.
132: Zach Elvin (CD) dec. Isaac Underhill, 5-0.
138: Hayden Hidlay (MC) pinned Koltyn Eason, 3:17.
145: Mitch Pleskonko (CD) major dec. Isaac Habbershon, 11-0.
152: Noah Stewart (MC) pinned Marcus Ross, 1:00.
160: Garrett Peppelman (CD) won by forfeit.
170: Keith Corson (MC) dec. Jeff Whitcomb, 9-2.
182: Steve McNeal (CD) dec. Trey Hartsock, 7-6.
195: Timmy Pearce (MC) pinned Sam Evans, 3:20.
220: Kyle Kahley (MC) dec. Ben Mosey, 5-0.
285: Colton Craig (MC) dec. Jean Paul Marerro, 1-0.
Jr. High Score – Central Dauphin 45, Mifflin County 44

Huskies Seeded Second for District 6 AAA Duals

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Mifflin County wrestling team locked down the second seed and a bye in the District 6 Class AAA Duals.

Central Mountain, who beat the Huskies 39-24 last week, is the top seed and also gets a bye. Bellefonte will host Bald Eagle Area and State College travels to Philipsburg-Osceola in the opening round.

Below are the final seed points.

Class AAA Seed Points (Top 6 make district duals)

Pos. School Points
1. Central Mountain 224.44
2. Mifflin County 143.68
3. Bellefonte 143.00
4. Philipsburg-Osceola 95.00
5. State College 81.11
6. Bald Eagle Area 79.23
7. Altoona Area 57.50
8. Hollidaysburg 13.33
9 Greater Johnstown 00.00

Mifflin County vs. Central Dauphin Preview

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County closes out its regular season with a chance to knock off a traditional, state-ranked power and finish second in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division tonight.

Standing in the way is Central Dauphin, ranked No. 12 in the state by PA Power Rankings.

The Rams (14-2, 5-1), four-time PIAA Dual Meet state champions, bring another solid team into the Husky gym with five state-ranked individuals.

Former PIAA state champion Garrett Peppelman, who finished second last season, made the drop down to 160 after wrestling at 170 and comes in 28-1 and ranked first in the state at his new weight.

Zach Elvin (28-4), sixth at states a year ago at 106, is 28-4 and ranked fourth at 132, while Tyshawn White (30-2) is third at 113. White placed seventh at Hershey last year for Bishop McDevitt at 106 pounds.

Jake Cherry (21-6) is No. 25 at 106 and Steven McNeal (19-9) is rated No. 23 at 182 to round out the ranked wrestlers for Central Dauphin.

The Rams own victories over Harrisburg (68-11), State College (56-18), CD East (54-15), Central Bucks East (46-23), South Western (40-25), Mechanicsburg (52-21), Connellsville (4617), Bensalem (60-8), Chambersburg (42-26), Carlisle (45-24), Garden Spot (44-29), Avon Grove (55-13), North Penn (56-18) and LaSalle College (37-25). The losses came at the hands of Cumberland Valley (36-23) and Downingtown East (44-21).

Mifflin County (16-3, 5-1) has victories over Daniel Boone (51-30), Columbia (66-16), Ephrata (57-22), Hempfield (35-33), CD East (43-33), Shikellamy (47-13), Harrisburg (65-9), Altoona (59-15), State College (36-30), Carlisle (35-30), Chambersburg (35-29), Wellsboro (78-0), Souderton (56-17), Pocono Mountain East (40-22), Conestoga Valley (40-14) and Penn Manor (45-27). The Huskies fell to Downingtown East (46-20), Cumberland Valley (46-13) and Central Mountain (39-24).

The Huskies feature four state-ranked wrestlers: Hayden Hidlay  (sixth at 138), Noah Stewart (7th at 152),  Trey Hartsock (16th at 182) and Timmy Pearce (24th at 220).

Here are the potential match-ups for tonight’s dual:

(Mifflin County wrestlers are listed first)

106: Jonah Schultz, 10th (6-10) vs. No. 25 Jake Cherry, 9th (21-6)
113:  Noah Myers, 9th (20-7) vs. No. 3 Tyshawn White, 10th (30-2)
120: Daulton Wilson, 11th (10-13) vs. Adrian Orons, 10th (4-5)
126: Brandon Fultz, 10th (7-16)  vs. Levi Williams, 11th (13-6)
132: Isaac Underhill, 11th (16-7) or Jeff Murphy, 11th (6-4) vs. No. 4 Zach Elvin, 11th (28-4)
138: No. 6 Hayden Hidlay, 10th (26-2)  or Underhill vs. Koltyn Eason, 10th (9-10)
145: Isaac Habbershon, 10th (2-5) or Hidlay vs. Mitch Pleskonko, 11th (17-8)
152: No. 7 Noah Stewart, 10th (25-6) vs. Marcus Ross, 10th (3-12) or Carter Talbott, 10th (6-11)
160: Keith Corson, 11th (8-10) vs. No. 1 Garrett Peppelman, 12th (28-1)
170: Eli Habbershon, 11th (7-15) vs. Jeff Whitcomb, 12th (11-13)
182: No. 16 Trey Hartsock, 10th (23-8) vs. No. 23 Steven McNeal, 11th (19-9)
195:  No. 24 Timmy Pearce, 12th (23-7) vs. Cameron Cassell, 11th (2-6)
220: Kyle Kahley, 12th (6-2) vs. John Paul Marerro, 1oth (10-10)
285: Colton Craig, 12th (12-10) vs. Joe Williams, 10th (7-9) or Dalton Brill, 12th (2-6)

Mifflin County Goes 5-0 to Capture Husky Duals Crown; Hidlay Ties Record

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kirby Martin

 

The Mifflin County wrestling team went a perfect 5-0 on the day to capture its third straight Husky Duals championship, while Hayden Hidlay tied a county record with the fastest fall in team history.

The Huskies, now 16-3 on the season, defeated Wellsboro (78-0), Souderton (56-17), Pocono Mountain East (40-22), Conestoga Valley (40-14) and Penn Manor (45-27) to cruise to the crown. The victory over Wellsboro was the first shutout in the history of the three-year program.

Isaac Underhill (132), Hidlay (138), Noah Stewart (152), Trey Hartsock (182), Timmy Pearce (195) and Colton Craig (285) all went 5-0 on the day to lead the Husky contingent.

Hidlay, in particular, thrives at the Husky Duals and this year was no exception. The 26-2 sophomore was involved in the premier match of the event and broke the school record for fastest fall in the same day.

Hidlay, ranked fifth in the state at 138, hooked up in a hard-fought match with Lucas Ortiz, ranked 15th.

Ortiz opened the scoring with a takedown, but Hidlay quickly reversed to make it 2-2 after one. Hidlay chose down and escaped to make it 3-2. Ortiz took bottom in the third and escaped with 27 seconds left in regulation, forcing overtime.

The one-minute sudden death ended scoreless. Ortiz chose down in the first 30-second OT and Hidlay rode him out. Hidlay escaped in the second 30-second OT and won by a 4-3 score.

In his next match against Penn Manor, Hidlay set the school record with a seven-second demolition of Matt Loiseau of Penn Manor. The seven-second fall broke the record set earlier in the day by Keith Corson, who had a 12-second pin over Aaron Buckwalter of Wellsboro. The pin tied Lewistown’s Clint Chambers for the quickest fall in county history. Chambers had his back in 1999.

Craig had his coming out party with a solid day at heavyweight. After struggling in the early part of the season, the Husky senior looks more comfortable and seems to be finding his groove. His biggest win of the day came against Jeremy Candelario, ranked 17th in the state, from Pocono Mountain East.

Noah Myers (113) went 4-1 on the day, Daulton Wilson (120) and Kyle Kahley (220) were 3-1, Jonah Schultz (106) and Keith Corson (160) finished at 3-2. Kyle Smith (1-0 at 120), Tre Carter (1-0 at 220), Isaac Habbershon (1-2 at 145), Eli Habbershon (1-3 at 170) and Dalton Hildebrandt (0-3 at 145) also competed for Mifflin County.

The day wasn’t all peaches and cream for the Huskies. There were too many late points given up at the ends of periods or matches. It’s these situations the coaching staff continues to work on.

Pocono Mountain East finished second at 4-1, Conestoga Valley (3-2) took third, Penn Manor (2-3) was fourth, Souderton (1-4) placed fifth and Wellsboro (0-5) was last.

Mifflin Count hosts Central Dauphin on Thursday.

Team Standings

1. Mifflin County (5-0)
2. Pocono Mountain East (4-1)
3. Conestoga Valley (3-2)
4. Penn Manor (2-3)
5. Souderton (1-4)
6. Wellsboro (0-5)

Scores By Round

Round 1

Mifflin County 78, Wellsboro 0
Pocono Mountain 55, Souderton 12
Conestoga Valley 39, Penn Manor 31

Round 2

Mifflin County 56, Souderton 17
Conesotga Valley 60, Wellsboro 16
Pocono Mountain East 42, Penn Manor 27

Round 3

Mifflin County 40, Pocono Mountain East 22
Penn Manor 60, Wellsboro 15
Conestoga Valley 56, Souderton 15

Round 4

Mifflin County 40, Conestoga Valley 14
Pocono Mountain East 67, Wellsboro 7
Penn Manor 40, Souderton 17

Round 5

Mifflin County 45, Penn Manor 27
Souderton 43, Wellsboro 18
Pocono Mountain East 37, Conestoga Valley 21

Mifflin County 78, Wellsboro 0
195: Timmy Pearce (MC) won by forfeit.
220: Kyle Kahley (MC) pinned Kaleb Smith, 1:29.
285: Colton Craig (MC) pinned Owen Covert, 1:56.
106: Jonah Schultz (MC) won by forfeit.
113: Noah Myers (MC) won by forfeit.
120: Kyle Smith (MC) pinned Blaze Coolidge, 3:02.
126: Brandon Fultz (MC) won by forfeit.
132: Isaac Underhill (MC) major dec. Nate Ingerick, 10-1.
138: Hayden Hidlay (MC) won by forfeit.
145: Isaac Habbershon (MC) dec. Jack Chambers, 7-1.
152: Noah Stewart (MC) tech fall Brandon Owlett, 17-2 (5:22).
160: Keith Corson (MC) pinned Aaron Buckwalter, :12.
170: Eli Habbershon (MC) won by forfeit.
182: Trey Hartsock (MC) pinned Dominic Spencer, :25.

Mifflin County 56, Souderton 17
220: Kyle Kahley (MC) won by forfeit.
285: Colton Craig (MC) won by forfeit.
106: Brandon Bach (S) dec. Jonah Schultz, 5-0.
113: Noah Myers (MC) won by forfeit.
120: Daulton Wilson (MC) won by forfeit.
126: Kolton Veit (S) tech fall Brandon Fultz, 17-2 (4:21).
132: Isaac Underhill (MC) pinned Hunter Moore, 3:34.
138: Hayden Hidlay (MC) pinned Jake Phaup, :55.
145: Brett Hale (S) dec. Isaac Habbershon, 3-0.
152: Noah Stewart (MC) pinned Max Darst, 1:20.
160: Keith Corson (MC) dec. Jack Morgan, 9-7.
170: Philip Stolfi (S) pinned Eli Habbershon, 4:30.
182: Trey Hartsock (MC) tech fall Deandre Richards-Beard, 16-1 (5:40).
195: Timmy Pearce (MC) pinned Andrew Stein, 1:50.

Mifflin County 40, Pocono Mountain East 22
285: Colton Craig (MC) dec. Jeremy Candelario, 3-1.
106: Jonah Schultz (MC) dec. Anthony Kopetsky, 10-7.
113: Noah Myers (MC) major dec. Mark Jordan, 12-4.
120: Josh Stoner (PME) dec. Daulton Wilson, 1-0.
126: Danny Ferrara (PME) major dec. Brandon Fultz, 9-0.
132: Isaac Underhill (MC) dec. James Benjamin, 4-1.
138: Hayden Hidlay (MC) pinned Andy Nicosia, 3:25.
145: Jordon Kloiber (PME) pinned Dalton Hildebrandt, 3:35.
152: James Palys (PME) injury def. Isaac Habbershon, 2:07.
160: Noah Stewart (MC) pinned Joe Fiore, 3:55.
170: Mo Moustafa (PME) dec. Keith Corson, 4-3 UTB.
182: Trey Hartsock (MC) pinned TJ Robinson, 1:11.
195: Timmy Pearce (MC) dec. Nick Price, 6-5.
220: Tre Carter (MC) pinned Robert Craig, :46.

Mifflin County 40, Conestoga Valley 14
106: Jonah Schultz (MC) dec. Pavel Dariychuk, 9-5.
113: Jose Morales (CV) dec. Noah Myers, 6-5.
120: Daulton Wilson (MC) pinned Matt Zimmerman, 1:44.
126: Brad Ditzler (CV) dec. Brandon Fultz, 11-5.
132: Isaac Underhill (MC) dec. Vicente Maldonado, 6-0.
138: Hayden Hidlay (MC) dec. Lucas Ortiz, 4-3 TB.
145: Tommy Bragg (CV) major dec. Dalton Hildebrandt, 9-1.
152: Noah Stewart (MC) pinned Levi Blain, 4:38.
160: Keith Corson (MC) dec. Ilya Dariychuk, 2-1.
170: Zach Cain (CV) major dec. Eli Habbershon, 18-6.
182: Trey Hartsock (MC) major dec. Devin Kruup, 11-3.
195: Timmy Pearce (MC) dec. Zach Fox, 3-1.
220: Kyle Kahley (MC) dec. Colin Hunt, 3-2 UTB rideout.
285: Colton Craig (MC) pinned Mike Kniesley, 3:47.

Mifflin County 45, Penn Manor 27
113: Noah Myers (MC) pinned Brandon Miller, :33.
120: Daulton Wilson (MC) won by forfeit.
126: Matt Schneider (PM) pinned Brandon Fultz, 1:57.
132: Isaac Underhill (MC) pinned Mike Colon, 1:21.
138: Hayden Hidlay (MC) pinned Matt Loiseau, :07.:
145: Jonah Barley (PM) pinned Dalton Hildebrandt, 1:55.
152: Noah Stewart (MC) pinned Lee Estep, :20.
160: Jack Zimmerman (PM) pinned Keith Corson, 1:31.
170: Jonah Hoffer (PM) dec. Eli Habbershon, 8-1.
182: Trey Hartsock (MC) dec. Jesse Kann, 11-9.
195: Timmy Pearce (MC) won by forfeit.
220: Zeb Pfeiffer (PM) dec. Kyle Kahley, 5-4 UTB rideout.
285: Colton Craig (MC) pinned Mark Conrad, 1:06.
106: Jordon Harsh (PM) dec. Jonah Schultz, 8-2.

Husky Duals: Mifflin County 45, Penn Manor 27

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hayden Hidlay

Hayden Hidlay set a school record for fastest fall to lead Mifflin County to the 45-27 victory over Penn Manor to finish 5-0 at the Husky Duals and clinch the team championship.

Hidlay, now 26-2 on the season, dispatched Matt Loiseau in just seven seconds. The Husky sophomore was one of six Mifflin County grapplers to score bonus points.

Joining Hidlay were Noah Myers (113), Isaac Underhill (132), Noah Stewart (152) and Colton Craig (285), who picked up falls. Daulton Wilson (120) and Timmy Pearce (195) received forfeits.Trey Hartsock also made the winner’s circle with an 11-9 regular decision.

Mifflin County 45, Penn Manor 27

113: Noah Myers (MC) pinned Brandon Miller, :33.
120: Daulton Wilson (MC) won by forfeit.
126: Matt Schneider (PM) pinned Brandon Fultz, 1:57.
132: Isaac Underhill (MC) pinned Mike Colon, 1:21.
138: Hayden Hidlay (MC) pinned Matt Loiseau, :07.:
145: Jonah Barley (PM) pinned Dalton Hildebrandt, 1:55.
152: Noah Stewart (MC) pinned Lee Estep, :20.
160: Jack Zimmerman (PM) pinned Keith Corson, 1:31.
170: Jonah Hoffer (PM) dec. Eli Habbershon, 8-1.
182: Trey Hartsock (MC) dec. Jesse Kann, 11-9.
195: Timmy Pearce (MC) won by forfeit.
220: Zeb Pfeiffer (PM) dec. Kyle Kahley, 5-4 UTB rideout.
285: Colton Craig (MC) pinned Mark Conrad, 1:06.
106: Jordon Harsh (PM) dec. Jonah Schultz, 8-2.