Archive for December, 2017

KOM Finals

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

106: Kyle Waterman, Council Rock South dec. Andrew Brest, General McLane, 8-2.
113: Jacob Blair, Muncy dec. Christian Fisher, MC 4-1.
120: Kaden Cassidy, Chestnut Ridge dec. Chase Shields, Bishop McDevitt, 1-0.
126: Lewis Newell, Seneca Valley technical fall Kenny Kiser, Susquehanna Township, 15-0 (6:00).
132: Colton Camacho, Franklin Regional dec. Ben Radner, Council Rock South, 8-5.
138: Seth Koleno, BEA dec. Cody Harrison, Philipsburg, NJ, 8-5.
145: Jobe Chishko, Penn Trafford pinned Kollin Myers, Boiling Springs, 1:21.
152: Justin McCoy, Chestnut Ridge major dec. Brian Meyer, Philipsburg, NJ, 9-1.
160: Creighton Edsell, Wyalusing dec. Ray Martin, West Chester Henderson, 8-0.
170: Jared McGill, Chestnut Ridge dec. Jason Montgomery, Bethel Park, 10-4.
182: Trent Hidlay, MC dec. Cody Mulligan, Saegertown, 3-2.
195: Elijah Jones, Boyertown dec. Blake Barrick, Big Spring, 3-0.
220: Dennis Karas, Exeter pinned Hunter Poust, Muncy, 1:52.
285: Ryan Crane, Exeter vs. Jacob Edwards, Central Mountain

KOM Results – Hidlay Downs Mulligan to Claim Second KOM Title Wins OW

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

(Editor’s note: I will have a story posted on the website sometime tomorrow)

Trent Hidlay defeats AA State champ Cody Mulligan 3-2 in the 182-pound finals for his second King of the Mountain championship. Christian Fisher falls to Jacob Blair of Muncy 4-1 in the 113-pound finals. Trey Kibe (152) and Kross Todaro (220) place seventh, while Logan Wise (132) takes eighth. Hidlay wins OW award.


113: Christian Fisher major dec. Braden Ricchini, Council Rock South, 10-0.
132: Seth Andrus, Central Mountain technical fall Logan Wise, 17-2 (4:00).
182: Trent Hidlay pinned Kyle Brobst, Big Spring, 3:57.
220: Austin Taylor, Boiling Springs pinned Kross Todaro, 1:05.

Consolation Third Round

106: Julien Maldonado, Boyertown dec. Andrew Weaver, 7-2. (Weaver eliminated)
138: John Retherford pinned Ethan Himes, Boyertown, 4:52.
152: Trey Kibe major dec. Joe Doss, Wyalusing, 9-0.
170: Nik Korbich, Council Rock South pinned Anthony Fultz, 1:58. (Fultz eliminated)
195: Max Mondy, Bellefonte dec. Jacob Krepps, 3-1. (Krepps eliminated)


113: Christian Fisher pinned Trent Valovchik, Burrell, 5:22.
182: Trent Hidlay pinned John Bachar, Penn Trafford, 3:55.

Consolation Fourth Round

132: Logan Wise dec. Justin Cornelius, Fort LeBoeuf, 7-3. (Guaranteed a medal)
138: Antonio Petrucelli, Owen J. Roberts pinned John Retherford, 3:41. (Retherford eliminated)
152: Trey Kibe dec. Corey Christie, Burrell, 2-0. (Guaranteed a medal)
220: Kross Todaro dec. Duane Knisely, Chestnut Ridge, 5-2. (Guaranteed a medal)

Consolation Quarterfinals

132: Hunter Gregoris, Big Spring dec. Logan Wise, 9-2.
152: Hunter Kernan, Bethel Park pinned Trey Kibe, 5:28 OT
220: Christian Ruff, Big Spring pinned Kross Todaro, 4:18.


113: Jacob Blair, Muncy dec. Christian Fisher, 4-1.
182: Trent Hidlay dec. Cody Mulligan, Saegertown, 3-2.

Seventh Place

132: Jack Coulston, Boiling Springs dec. Logan Wise, 4-3.
152: Trey Kibe dec. Nick Montalbano, Seneca Valley, 8-7.
220: Kross Todaro won by forfeit over Zak Reck, Boyertown

OW: Trent Hidlay, Mifflin County

Top 10 Teams

Huskies Put Four in the Quarterfinals; Fifth in Team Race at KOM

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Mifflin County wrestling team pushed four into the quarterfinals and have five still alive in the wrestlebacks after day one of the King of the Mountain tournament on Friday.

Christian Fisher (113), Logan Wise (132), Trent Hidlay (182) and Kross Todaro (220) moved on to the quarters, which begin this morning at 10 a.m.

Fisher had two pins – one in 1:11 over Beau Caro of General McLane and another in 1:50 over Martin Bryant of Williamsport. Fisher (6-0), the top seed, takes on Braden Ricchini of Council Rock South in the quarterfinals.

“He has a mindset of who is the next guy. I want to wrestle him right now. He’s on a mission. I think he wants to continue to prove himself as an outstanding wrestler,” Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin said.

Wise improved to 6-0 on the season with a fall in 1:07 over Dylan Kolenda of Warrior Run and a 5-1 decision over Luke Phayre of West Chester Henderson. The Husky senior faces Central Mountain’s Seth Andrus in the quarters.

“Logan is wrestling really well this year. His confidence continues to grow and so I’m hoping he has another good day of wrestling for him,” Martin said. “It’s his senior year and he’s finally going after it being loser and freer on the mat.”

After receiving a first-round bye, Hidlay (5-0) was his dominant self as the number one seed – posting a 22-7 technical fall in 4:56 over Patrick Johnson of Seneca Valley. Next up for the returning PIAA champion is Kyle Brobst of Big Spring. Waiting in the wings in the opposite side of the bracket is PIAA Class AA champion Cody Mulligan of Saegertown. The only weight at KOM featuring two returning state champs.

“Having a first-round bye we wanted him to get out and get almost a full match of wrestling in. It was important for him to wrestle that match the way he did because he only got one match today,” Martin said. “It needed to be one where he had his whole body executing.”

Todaro (5-1) scored two impressive falls to advance to the quarterfinals. In the first round, he flattened Seth Yarger of General McLane in 1:23, followed by a 2:30 deck job on Gavin Range of West Chester Henderson. Todaro hooks up with two seed Austin Taylor of Bermudian Springs.

“We are thankful he’s out this year. He’s very strong and athletic. I’m super excited he’s wrestling for us this year,” Martin said. “We wish he would have come out a couple of years ago, but we’ll take everything we can get.”

Andrew Weaver (106), John Retherford (138), Trey Kibe (152), Anthony Foltz (170) and Jacob Krepps (195) stayed alive in consolations and lived to fight another day.

Weaver opened the tournament with a 14-4 major over Eli Yoder of Wyalusing. After losing by fall in the second round, he majored Austin Stugert of Williamsport 11-0. Retherford lost to Cam Dickey of Williamsport by tech fall but bounced back for a fall over Ty Mullen of West Chester Henderson in 2:10, and a 2:06 pin over Benny Garman of Boiling Springs.

Kibe kicked off the tournament with a 37-second pin of Drake Quesenberry of Susquehanna Township. In the second round, the talented freshman lost his first match of the season, losing to fourth seed Micah Hoffman of Northern York. A 14-second fall of Chase Guldin of Exeter advanced Kibe to day two action.

Foltz lost by a tech fall in his first-round match but recovered for 3:50 pin over Ty Kirkner of Warrior Run and a 5-2 decision over Chase Bower of Williamsport. Krepps pinned Brendon Madeira of Northern Lebanon in 1:03 before falling to Blake Barrick of Big Spring by an 8-0 major decision in the second round. The Husky sophomore stayed alive with a 12-0 major over Cael Hembry of Muncy.

“The speech tomorrow will be don’t let up. We had a good first day but tomorrow is where you can really make some noise,” Martin said. “It’s going to be important to get out early in the matches and keep pushing the pace.”

Derek Burk (1-2 at 120), Josh Snook (1-2 at 126), Brycen Hassinger (0-2 at 145), and Cole Baker (0-2 at 160) lost in the consolations and were eliminated.

Mifflin County is fifth in the team standings with 62.5 points trailing Chestnut Ridge (70.5), Seneca Valley (70), Philipsburg, NJ (66.5) and Central Mountain (66).

“That is great. I thought our kids responded well not just in wrestling good kids, but in coming back after losses and picking up bonus points,” Martin said. “This is day one. It was important to get a healthy start which we did. Tomorrow is the real test. For the guys who are young and green, they had a good day and a good start to the season.”

King of the Mountain Results – Day One

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

(Since I am on the Central Mountain’s WiFi, I can’t update on Facebook. All updates will be on

Note: Trent Hidlay and Cody Mulligan of Saegertown – both PIAA champions – are at the same weight. It would have been three state champs at 182 pounds, but Edmond Ruth scratched because of a knee injury.

First Round

106: Andrew Weaver major dec. Eli Yoder, Wyalusing, 14-4.
113: Christian Fisher pinned Beau Caro, General McLane, 1:11.
120: Derek Burk pinned Wade Barrick, Big Spring, 2:30.
126: Jack Cunningham, Bishop McDevitt pinned Josh Snook, :57.
132: Logan Wise pinned Dylan Kolenda, Warrior Run, 1:07.
138: Cam Dickey, Williamsport technical fall John Retherford, 20-3 (5:44).
145: Josh McCall, Fort LeBoeuf dec. Brycen Hassinger, 8-5.
152: Trey Kibe pinned Trey Quesenberry, Susquehanna Twp, :37.
160: Ray Martin, West Chester Henderson pinned Cole Baker, 3:50.
170: Brent Burbules, Fort LeBoeuf technical fall Anthony Fultz, 16-0 (4:49).
182: Trent Hidlay, bye.
195: Jacob Krepps pinned Brendan Madeira, Northern Lebanon, 1:03.
220: Kross Todaro pinned Seth Yarger, General McLane, 1:23.
285: No entry

Second Round

106: Carter Dibert, Franklin Regional pinned Andrew Weaver, 1:10.
113: Christian Fisher pinned Martin Bryant, Williamsport, 1:50.
120: Killian Delaney, West Chester Henderson dec. Derek Burk, 7-0.
132: Logan Wise dec. Luke Phayre, West Chester Henderson, 5-1.
152: Micah Hoffman, Northern York dec. Trey Kibe, 5-3.
182: Trent Hidlay technical fall Patrick Johnson, Seneca Valley, 22-7 (4:56).
195: Blake Barrick, Big Spring major dec. Jacob Krepps, 8-0.
220: Kross Todaro pinned Gavin Range, West Chester Henderson, 2:30.


113: Christian Fisher vs. Braden Ricchini, Council Rock South
132: Logan Wise vs. Seth Andrus, Central Mountain
182: Trent Hidlay vs. Kyle Brobst, Big Spring
220: Kross Todaro vs. Austin Taylor, Boiling Springs

Consolation First Round

126: Josh Snook pinned Nicholas Ridenour, South Western, pinned 2:08.
138: John Retherford pinned Ty Mullen, West Chester Henderson, 2:10.
145: Brycen Hassinger, bye.
160: Jadon Lucas, Bellefonte pinned Cole Baker, :41. (Baker eliminated)
170: Anthony Fultz pinned Ty Kirkner, Warrior Run, 2:58.

Consolation Second Round

106: Andrew Weaver major dec. Austin Stugert, Williamsport, 11-0.
120: Keefer Goodspeed, Warrior Run dec. Derek Burk, 5-2. (Burk eliminated)
126: Logan Newton, Wyalusing dec. Josh Snook, 4-0. (Snook eliminated)
138: John Retherford pinned Benny Garman, Boiling Springs, 3:06.
145: Brandon Orwig, Warrior Run dec. Brycen Hassinger, 9-2 (Hassinger eliminated)
152: Trey Kibe pinned Chase Guldin, Exeter, :14.
170: Anthony Fultz dec. Chase Bower, Williamsport, 5-2.
195: Jacob Krepps major dec. Cael Hembury, Muncy, 12-0.

Consolation Third Round

106: Andrew Weaver vs. Julien Maldonado, Boyertown
138: John Retherford vs. Ethan Himes, Boyertown
152: Trey Kibe vs. Joe Doss, Wyalusing
170: Anthony Fultz vs. Nik Korbich, Council Rock South
195: Jacob Krepps vs. Max Mondy, Bellefonte

Top 5 Teams

1. Chestnut Ridge 70.5
2. Seneca Valley 70
3. Philipsburg, NJ 66.5
4. Central Mountain 66
5. Mifflin County 62.5

2017 King of the Mountain Preview

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Once again the Mifflin County wrestling team ventures to Mill Hall for the prestigious King of the Mountain tournament this Friday and Saturday at Central Mountain High School.

As usual, KOM is jam-packed with quality talent and some of the best teams the Keystone State has to offer. This year’s event features 48 state qualifiers, 25 state place winners, four PIAA runner-ups, and five PIAA champions.

Louis Newell (113) of Seneca Valley; Chase Shields (113-AA) of Bishop McDevitt; Anthony Walters (195) of Bishop McCort; and Josiah Jones (220) of McCort finished second in the state a year ago.

Returning PIAA champions participating at KOM include Justin McCoy (145) of Chestnut Ridge; Edmond Ruth (152) of Susquehanna Township; Trent Hidlay (160) of Mifflin County; Creighton Edsell (160-AA) of Wyalusing; and Cody Mulligan (182) of Saegertown.

Hidlay, Newell, Nate Smith of Bishop McDevitt, and Nick Coy of Penn Trafford are returning KOM champions.

Bald Eagle Area, Franklin Regional, Muncy, Susquehanna Township, and Warrior Run are new teams at the King for 2017.

Mifflin County (4-0), fresh off a win over Carlisle, bring Hidlay and Christian Fisher, second a year ago to Smith at 106, as KOM place winners.

Bishop McDevitt, Bishop McCort,  Chestnut Ridge and Boyertown will battle for the team crown. In addition, arguably the top three teams in District 6 Class AAA will be showcasing their talents: Mifflin County, BEA and Central Mountain.

Action gets underway at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Mifflin County Probable Lineup for KOM:

106: Andrew Weaver, Sr. (1-2)
113: Christian Fisher, Jr. (4-0)
120: Derek Burk, So. (2-2)
126: Josh Snook, Jr. (2-1)
132: Logan Wise, Sr. (4-0)
138: John Retherford, Jr. (3-1)
145: Brycen Hassinger, Fr. (3-1)
152: Trey Kibe, Fr. (4-0)
160: Cole Baker, Sr. (1-3)
170: Anthony Fultz, Sr. (2-2)
182: Trent Hidlay, Sr. (4-0)
195: Jacob Krepps, So. (3-1)
220: Kross Todaro, Sr. (3-1)
285: Bronson Smith-Price, So.  (1-2)

KOM Timetable

KOM State Qualifiers

KOM Participating Teams