Archive for December, 2016

Trent Hidlay: Powerade Champion

| December 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Trent Hidlay on the top of the podium after winning the 170-pound championship. Photo by


MC at Powerade: Day Two – Hidlay Wins Title; Myers Finishes in 7th

| December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

After a runner up finish a year ago, Mifflin County’s Trent Hidlay came to Powerade determined to capture the championship. Mission accomplished.

Hidlay made his top seed stand up with a tough 7-4 victory over Dale Tiongson of Maryland in the 170-pound Powerade finals Friday evening.

The Husky sophomore, who finished second to Jake Wentzel a year ago, improved to 15-0 on the season and did something even big brother Hayden couldn’t do – win a Powerade championship.

Hidlay opened the action in the first period with a takedown using his underhook to a far knee for the deuce. Tiongson,a national prep runner up last season, used a hip over to gain the reversal to even it up a 2-2. Hidlay hit a nice switch with 13 seconds to go in the period for the reversal and a 4-2 lead after one.

Tiongson escaped and almost had a bear hug takedown at the edge of the mat in period two. The frame closed with Hidlay leading 4-3. Trent chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to make it 5-3. Two stall calls on Hidlay cut the lead to 5-4 before Hidlay slipped a shot attempt by Tiongson for the 7-4 win.

Hidlay reached the finals with a 5-4 win over Tim Wallace of Albert Gallatin.

Noah Myers went 3-1 on the day, winning two matches in overtime, to finish seventh at 126 pounds. Myers (7-4) started his day with a 3-2 win over Dylan Ross of Connellsville and a 2-1 tiebreaker victory over Gage Bayless of Reynolds. Myers dropped to the seventh place match after losing to Kiski Area’s Noah Levett 4-3.

Myers locked up seventh and gained some revenge with a 6:30 fall in overtime over Nick Coy of Penn Trafford. Coy defeated Myers in the second round by a 2-1 score.

Mifflin County finished in 19th place with 69 points.

Consolation-Third Round

126: Noah Myers, MC dec. Dylan Ross, Connellsville, 3-2.


170: Trent Hidlay, MC dec. Tim Wallace, Albert Gallatin, 5-4.

Consolation-Fourth Round

106: Nathan Lukez, Pine-Richland dec. Christian Fisher, 5-3. (Fisher eliminated)
126: Noah Myers, MC dec. Gage Bayless, Reynolds, 2-1 TB.

Consolation Fifth Round

126: Noah Levett, Kiski Area dec. Noah Myers, MC, 4-3.


170: Trent Hidlay, MC dec. Dale Tiongson, Maryland, 7-4.

Seventh Place

126: Noah Myers, MC pinned Nick Coy, Penn Trafford, 6:30 TB.

Championship Finals

106: #1 Kurt McHenry, Maryland dec. #2 Darren Miller, Kiski Area, 9-3.
113:  Sam Hillegas, North Hills dec. #2 Jacob Dunlop, Belle Vernon, 5-2.
120: #1 Gavin Teasdale, Jefferson-Morgan dec. #3 Logan Macri, Canon-McMillan, 10-4.
126: #1 Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional major dec. #2 Jack Davis, Wyoming Seminary, 9-0.
132: #1 Jake Riegel, Wyoming Seminary dec. #7 Caleb Morris, Waynesburg, 4-2.
138: #2 Cole Matthews, Reynolds dec. #1 Josh Humphreys, West Virginia, 5-4 UTB.
145: #2 Jarod Verkleeren, Hempfield dec. #1 Frankie Gissendanner, New York, 3-2 TB.
152: #1 Cam Coy, Penn Trafford dec. #2 Stephan Glasgow, New Jersey, 2-1 TB.
160: #1 Mekhi Lewis, New Jersey dec. #2 Zach Hartman, Belle Vernon, 11-5.
170: #1 Trent Hidlay, Mifflin County dec. #2 Dale Tiongson, Maryland, 7-4.
182: #1 Nino Bonaccorsi, Bethel Park dec. #2 Cody Mulligan, Saegertown, 3-2 TB.
195: #1 Jake Woodley, North Allegheny dec. #2 Gavin Hoffman, Montoursville, 5-2.
220: #1 Noah Adams, West Virginia dec. #3 Josiah Jones, Bishop McCort, 2-1 TB.
285: #2 Brendan Furman, Canon-McMillan pinned #1 Ronald Tucker, Illinois, 3:30.

Top 10 Team Standings

1. Wyoming Seminary 161
2. Kiski Area 129
3. Lockport, IL 128
4. Bound Brook, NJ 113.5
5. Reynolds 111
6. Canon-McMillan 99.5
7. North Allegheny 96
7. St. Paul’s, MD 96
9. Belle Vernon 94.5
10. Bergen Catholic, NJ 90
19. Mifflin County 69

MC at Powerade: Day One – Hidlay Advances to Semis; Fisher, Myers Still Alive

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County still has three alive after the first day of the Powerade tournament at Canon-McMillan high school on Thursday.

Trent Hidlay advanced to the semifinals at 170 with a 14-4 major decision over Scott Joll of Belle Vernon, a 3:36 fall over Chandler Proszek of Illinois and a 20-5 technical fall over Peter Klein of Franklin Regional in the quarterfinals. Hidlay, the top seed at 170, faces fourth seeded Tim Wallace of Albert Gallatin in the semis.

Christian Fisher (106) and Noah Myers (126) are still alive in consolations. Fisher opened with an 8-5 victory over Trent Valovchik of Burrell. The Husky sophomore followed that up with a 6-0 blanking of Cole Baer of Cedar Cliff. Fisher fell into the consolations after dropping a 6-0 decision to second seed Darren Miller of Kiski Area. Miller is ranked first in the state in Class 3A. Fisher takes on Nathan Lukez of Pine-Richland in the fourth round of consolations.

Myers started off with a fall in 1:01 over Waynesburg’s Ryan Braun before losing a tough 2-1 battle to Nick Coy of Penn Trafford in the second round. Myers stayed alive with a 7-3 victory over Dylan Jeffrey of Burrell. Myers faces Dylan Ross of Connellsville in the third round of consolations tomorrow morning.

Mifflin County is in 22nd place with 48 points. Wyoming Seminary leads the team standings with 94 points. Action gets underway Friday with fourth round consolations at 9:30 a.m., followed by the semifinals at 11:30 a.m. The Parade of Champions starts at 7:00 p.m.

(Editor’s note: No entries at 132, 160 and 285 for Mifflin County)


113: Joey Taptich, MC pinned Nitin Patel, Waynesburg, :55.
120: Derek Burk, MC dec. Mason Lansderfer, Parkland, 4-3.
138: Christian Prestil, Cedar Cliff pinned John Retherford, MC, :57.
145: Kaden Knouse. MC pinned Nick Kosan, Penn Trafford, 5:27.
152: Hunter Thompson, Reynolds pinned Brian Smink, MC, 1:59.
182: Austin Haubrick, MC major dec. Drew Brenowitz, Maryland, 15-8.

First Round

106: Christian Fisher, MC dec. Trent Valovchik, Burrell, 8-5.
113: Jacob Dunlop, Belle Vernon pinned Joey Taptich, MC, 2:46.
120: Kenny Kiser, Saegertown pinned Derek Burk, MC, 1:46.
126: Noah Myers, MC pinned Ryan Braun, Waynesburg, 1:01.
145: John Pipa, Bishop McDevitt pinned Kaden Knouse, MC, : 19.
170: Trent Hidlay, MC major dec. Scott Joll, Belle Vernon, 14-4.
182: Matt McGillick, Penn Trafford technical fall Austin Haubrick, MC, 23-8 (4:42).
195: Scout Kyper, MC pinned Matt Wilkie, Penn Trafford, 4:46.
220: Hunter Wagner, MC dec. Josh DeLong, Greater Latrobe, 6-3.

Second Round

106: Christian Fisher, MC dec. Cole Baer, Cedar Cliff, 6-0.
126: Nick Coy, Penn Trafford dec. Noah Myers, MC, 2-1.
170: Trent Hidlay, MC pinned Chandler Proszek, Illinois, 3:36.
195: Gavin Hoffman, Montoursville technical fall Scout Kyper, MC, 15-0 (1:53)
220: Joe Soreco, New Jersey pinned Hunter Wagner, MC, :17.


113: Joey Taptich, MC technical fall Matt Posego, Saegertown, 15-0 (4:07).
138: Scotty Miller, Chestnut Ridge pinned John Retherford, MC, 2:03. (Retherford eliminated)
145: Nathan Bilonick, Jefferson-Morgan dec. Kaden Knouse, MC, 9-3. (Knouse eliminated)
152: Levi Hobson, Chestnut Ridge pinned Brian Smink, MC, 1:35. (Smink eliminated)

Consolation First Round

113: Joey Taptich, MC major dec. Victor Monnet, North Carolina, 11-3.
120: Conner Polacek, Westmont-Hilltop dec. Derek Burk, MC, 6-3. (Burk eliminated)
195: Danny Starr, Kiski Area major dec. Austin Haubrick, MC, 10-0. (Haubrick eliminated)


106: Darren Miller, Kiski Area dec. Christian Fisher, MC, 6-0.
170: Trent Hidlay, MC technical fall Peter Klein, Franklin Regional, 20-5 (6:00).

Consolation Second Round

113: Dustin Chavez, California major dec. Joey Taptich, MC, 9-0. (Taptich eliminated)
126: Noah Myers, MC dec. Dillan Jeffrey, Burrell, 7-3.
195: Colt Hudson, Virginia pinned Scout Kyper, MC, 3:27. (Kyper eliminated)
220: Hunter Wagner, MC pinned Travis Hufford, Connellsville, 6:46 OT.

Consolation-Third Round

126: Noah Myers, MC vs. Dylan Ross, Connellsville.
220: Conner Main, Waynesburg pinned Hunter Wagner, MC, :39. (Wagner eliminated)


170: Trent Hidlay, MC vs. Tim Wallace, Albert Gallatin.

Consolation-Fourth Round

106: Christian Fisher, MC vs. Nathan Lukez, Pine-Richland.

2016 Powerade Seeds

| December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The official seeds for the Powerade tournament are out and two Mifflin County wrestlers made the list.

Junior Trent Hidlay is the top seed at 170, while sophomore Christian Fisher holds down the No. 7 seed at 106 pounds. Hidlay is second in the state at 170 and Fisher is eighth.

Noah Myers dropped to 126 for the Powerade as well as Logan Wise – who makes the move down to 132. Austin Haubrick and Scout Kyper flip-flopped at 182 and 195 respectively – as did Kaden Knouse and Brian Smink at 145/152. This should be how the lineup shapes up for the postseason.

Below is the Husky lineup for Powerade and the Powerade seeds.

Mifflin County Lineup for Powerade

106: Christian Fisher, So. (9-1)
113: Joey Taptich, Jr. (5-3)
120: Derek Burk, Fr. (4-5)
126: Noah Myers, Sr. (3-2)
132: Logan Wise, Jr. (5-3)
138: John Retherford, So. (4-3)
145: Kaden Knouse, Sr. (1-8)
152: Brian Smink, So. (0-7)
160: Drayson Sullivan, Jr. (3-6)
170: Trent Hidlay, Jr. (10-0)
182: Austin Haubrick, Sr. (6-3)
195: Scout Kyper, Sr. (4-5)
220: Hunter Wagner, Fr. (3-5)
285: No entry

Inconsistent Huskies Fall to State College For the First Time, 38-36

| December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The only consistent thing about the Mifflin County wrestling team this season is its maddening inconsistency.

In a flip of the script from Wednesday night’s match with Chambersburg when the Huskies roared back from a big deficit to claim victory, Mifflin County found itself up 36-20 against State College with three bouts left.

All the Huskies had to do was stay off their backs and victory was theirs. Instead, the Little Lions reeled off three straight wins – all by fall – stunning Mifflin County in a 38-36 Mid-Penn Commonwealth victory Thursday night. The win was the first of the season for State High and the first ever win over Mifflin County high school.

Husky coach Kirby Martin was at a loss for words about what had just happened.

“Tonight we didn’t show any heart. I don’t even know how to describe it. I thought maybe we turned the corner a little bit after last night (against Chambersburg), but tonight is very disappointing,” Martin said. “We have kids that do not have much experience. It’s all we’ve got, so we have to go with what we have and hope they are willing to continue to be intense in practice and maybe that will translate into more toughness on the mat.”

The match opened at 170 where Trent Hidlay put on another dominating performance. The Husky junior, now 10-0 on the season, scored four takedowns in the first, a reversal and two takedowns in the second before pinning Ryan Kunz in 2:52 of the second period

Mifflin County (3-3, 1-2) extended the lead to 12-0 when Scout Kyper, up 2-0, chose down to start the second and reversed Brett Fields to has back for the fall in 3:24. State College (1-2, 1-0) won three straight to take a 17-12 lead.

At 195, Cole Urbas ran his record to 7-0 with a second period fall over Austin Haubrick. Urbas owned a 10-0 lead at the time of the pin. Little Lion football standout Pete Haffner collected six takedowns on his way to a 19-4 technical fall over Hunter Wagner at 220. Drew Linnes received a forfeit at 285.

The Huskies regained the advantage with three consecutive wins of their own to grab a 27-17 advantage. Christian Fisher improved his record to 9-1 on the season with a dominant 15-0 first period, technical fall in 1:46 over Ben Krick at 106. Joey Taptich followed with an impressive 11-2 major decision over previously unbeaten Clayton Leidy at 113. Taptich had a takedown in the first, an escape and deuce in the second and three takedowns in the third for the win. At 120, Josh Snook picked up a forfeit win in his varsity debut.

At 126, Jacob Pammer made a takedown in the first and a reversal in the third hold up in his 4-0 win over Husky freshman Derek Burk. Mifflin County made it 36-20 with back-to-back wins by Noah Myers at 132 and Logan Wise at 138.

In the feature bout of the night, Myers, banged up and sick, bounced back from a tough loss the night before with an 8-1 victory over Adam Stover – a state qualifier last year. Myers scored a takedown in the first, an escape and takedown in the second and a takedown and stall point in the third.

“After last night’s match, that loss, I was sick on Wednesday and still battling this foot injury, which is quite annoying. I knew I had to push all that aside and compete and give it everything I have,” Myers said. “I’m not 100 percent; I don’t feel 100 percent, so every match I go out and just grind my way through it. It paid off tonight. It was a good win. It’s disappointing the team didn’t win, but we’ll bounce back, train hard, and be ready for Power Ade.”

Martin liked what he saw from Myers, despite battling the injury bug.

“He looked good. Noah hasn’t been on the mat much with his ankle injury, but to score takedowns on a quality kid like Stover is definitely a confidence builder,” Martin said.

At 138, Logan Wise built a 16-3 lead on Seth McMahon before getting the fall at the buzzer.

It was here, up 36-20, that the bottom fell out for Mifflin County. At 145, Zach Price built a 9-0 lead before clamping Brian Smink in the second; Isaiah Lose countered a Kaden Knouse headlock and turned the Husky senior to his back for the second period fall in 2:58. At 160, Ian Barr sealed the deal for State College with a first period pin over Drayson Sullivan in 1:52 – giving the Little Lions the stunning victory.

Mifflin County dominated the takedown battle 22-12. The Huskies travel to Canon-McMillan high school for the Power Ade tournament December 29-30.

State College (STCO) 38.00 Mifflin County Hs (MCH) 36.00
170: Trent Hidlay (MCH) over Ryan Kunz (STCO) (Fall 2:52) 182: Scout Kyper (MCH) over Brett Fields (STCO) (Fall 3:24) 195: Cole Urbas (STCO) over Austin Haubrick (MCH) (Fall 2:53) 220: Pete Haffner (STCO) over Hunter Wagner (MCH) (TF 15-0 4:25) 285: Drew Linnes (STCO) over (MCH) (For.) 106: Christian Fisher (MCH) over Ben Krick (STCO) (TF 15-0 1:46) 113: Joey Taptich (MCH) over Clayton Leidy (STCO) (MD 11-2) 120: Josh Snook (MCH) over (STCO) (For.) 126: Jacob Pammer (STCO) over Derek Burk (MCH) (Dec 4-0) 132: Noah Myers (MCH) over Adam Stover (STCO) (Dec 8-1) 138: Logan Wise (MCH) over Seth Mcmahon (STCO) (Fall 6:00) 145: Zach Price (STCO) over Brian Smink (MCH) (Fall 2:51) 152: Isaiah Lose (STCO) over Kaden Knouse (MCH) (Fall 2:58) 160: Ian Barr (STCO) over Drayson Sullivan (MCH) (Fall 1:16)