Archive for April, 2015

Mifflin County to Compete at LHU Spring Duals

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin is taking a team to the LHU Spring Duals this Saturday, April 25, at the Thomas Field House on the campus of Lock Haven University.

Representing the Huskies at the event are Christian Fisher, Keith Shearer, Kyle Smith, Noah Myers, Jonah Kile, Trent Hidlay, Hayden Hidlay, Noah Stewart, Scout Kyper, Chase Hicks, Trey Hartsock and Christian Smith.

The Spring Duals features 16 teams, grades 8-12, from five different states. Weight classes represented will be at 100, 108, 116, 124, 132, 140, 148, 156, 165, 177, 195, 220 and heavyweight.

“We go to have fun and stay sharp.  it is an opportunity to for the younger kids to wrestle with the veterans on the team and to see what we got for next year,” Martin said.

Teams are placed into four pools consisting of four teams per pool. Each team is guaranteed five matches. The top three teams will receive a plaque.

Matches are three 1:30 periods with college out-of-bounds rules used.

Martin is using this opportunity to compete for many reasons.

“There are many reasons we are going to Lock Haven – 1. Continue to improve in competitions. 2. To see the value of nonstop training especially out of season. 3. To open the eyes of the younger kids about the level of wrestling they will see in high school and 4. Build team unity and have fun while wrestling,” he said.

It is all part of the process of keeping the kids in shape and wrestling ready. The sport is year round now and Martin is pleased with the off-season so far.

The out of season training is going great!  We really have a core group of kids working hard and still competing,” he said.  “We have excellent leadership right now that is pushing others to improve and train.  I would like to see a few more kids on the mat and buy into out of season training.”

Below are the teams involved in the Spring Duals:

1. Mifflin County
2. Mat Town #1
3. Mat Town #2
4. Central PA Stars
5. Mason Dixon Mat Hawgs (MD)
6. Team Ohio Mafia
7. Lower Dauphin
8. PA Pride #1
9. PA Pride #2
10. LAW
11. PA-D4
12. SIR (NJ)
13. Big Spring
14. Southern Tier WC (NY)
15. Holidaysburg
16. Team Nauman

First-Round action begins at 9:30 am.

Gruesome Twosome Capture Freestyle Gold at Wyoming Seminary

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Freestyle Results

Trent Hidlay: Semi: 10-0 tech over Jake Kabonick, Vipers; Final: 12-0 Tech over Cole Painter, Pottsville Tide

Hayden Hidlay: Quarter…10-0 tech over Billy Manley; Semi: 10-0 tech over Patrick Heck, Excalibur; Final: 13-2 tech over Jake Hendricks, Wyoming Seminary

Trent Hidlay squares off with Cole Painter of Pottsville in the Cadet Freestyle Finals at 150.

Trent Hidlay squares off with Cole Painter of Pottsville in the Cadet Freestyle Finals at 150.

Hidlay Brothers Claim Greco Titles at Wyoming Seminary

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Greco-Roman Results

Trent Hidlay (Cadet 160):
Quarters: fall in :48 over Brian Martin, Pottsville, Semi: 10-0 tech over Ryan DeVivo, KT Kids Final: 13-2 tech over Cole Painter, Pottsville

Hayden Hidlay (Junior 152):
Quarters: 10-0 tech over Joseph Clemente, Kirby Three Style Semi: fall in :15 over Noah Rakowski, Benton Final: 11-0 tech over Billy Manley, Benton


Hayden Hidlay applies the gut wrench in his 152-pound Greco finals match in Kingston.


Hidlay Fifth In Final Intermat Rankings

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay finished the season ranked fifth in the nation in the final Intermat Rankings released today.

The 145-pound junior was 43-2 and placed third at the PIAA championships last month. He recently captured a FloNationals championship and will be competing at the Junior Nationals in Fargo in July.

Old nemesis Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional) was the top rated 145-pounder with Max Thomsen (Iowa) second, Fredy Stoker (Iowa) third and Patrick Duggan (Cumberland Valley) ranked fourth.

Mark Hall of Apple Valley, Minnesota was named Intermat High School Wrestler of the Year.


Eight County Wrestlers Advance to MAWA Nationals

| April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eight area wrestlers placed in the top four of their respective weight classes at the MAWA Regionals in Chambersburg to earn a berth in the MAWA Nationals to be held in Salisbury, Maryland on May 1-2.

Winning championships for Siglerville were Nic Allison (62), Trey Shoemaker (91) and Rylan Bailey (140) in the 11-under division, while Jake Knable (40) took home a title in the 7-under class for the Mifflin County elementary squad.

Also advancing were Parker Kearns (70), who was third for Siglerville in the 9-under division. Kearns notched his 100th elementary win earlier in the season.

The Mifflin County junior high team saw three advance with Christian Fisher and Jacob Krepps finishing third and Derek Burke coming in fourth place.

Colby Seiler and Hayden Yoder competed for Siglerville but did  not advance.