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Mifflin County vs. Central Dauphin Preview

| January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County kicked off the new year in grand style by beating Altoona 48-17 Wednesday night to improve to 6-1 on the season. The Huskies have already matched their season win total from a year ago.

Next up on the schedule is Central Dauphin – a team Mifflin County hasn’t beaten since joining the Mid-Penn Commonwealth in 2012. CD is ranked 23rd in the state while Mifflin County comes in ranked 17th.

The Huskies (6-1, 2-1) are facing a tough but beatable Rams club that comes into town with a 1-1 record, overall and in the conference.

In addition to the Mountain Lions, Mifflin County owns victories over Strath Haven (68-12), Manheim Township (58-10), Mount Union (38-30), Carlisle (39-35), and State College (46-29) with the lone loss coming to Chambersburg (34-33). The Huskies finished sixth at the King of the Mountain tournament and just returned from a 13th-place finish at Powerade.

The Huskies boast three ranked wrestlers – Trent Hidlay (No. 1 at 182), Christian Fisher (No. 3 at 113) and Trey Kibe (No. 18 at 152). Hidlay (17-0) won his second Powerade crown, while Kibe (16-4) placed fourth and Fisher (14-4) took sixth. Other wrestlers with winning marks include Logan Wise (11-5 at 132), John Retherford (9-6) at 138, Jacob Krepps (8-6 at 182/195) and Kross Todaro (10-6 at 220).

Central Dauphin beat Harrisburg 66-12 and fell to Cumberland Valley 32-25. The Rams competed at the Mule Classic, the Conestoga Holiday Classic and the Beast of the East.

Chris Wright (No. 2 at 126), Andrew Wert (No. 3 at 132) and Mitchell Talbott (No. 25 at 195) lead the way for the Rams. Wright is 15-1 on the season with his only loss coming to Patrick Glory of New Jersey, the number two ranked wrestler in the country at 126. Wert is 13-2 and Talbott is 12-5.

CD is tough in the lighter weights and the Huskies will have to stave off giving up too many bonus points from 106 through 132. Key matchups will be at 106, 138, 220 and heavyweight.

Here is the probable lineup for tonight’s dual with Mifflin County wrestlers listed first:

106: Andrew Weaver, Sr. (5-7) vs. Josh Miller, Fr. (10-8)
113: No. 3 Christian Fisher, Jr. (14-4) vs. Tye Weathersby, So. (9-5)
120: Derek Burk, So. (5-7) vs. Mitchell Arch, Jr. (14-5)
126: Josh Snook, Jr. (3-8) vs. No. 2 Chris Wright, Sr. (15-1)
132: No. 21 Logan Wise, Sr. (11-5) vs. No. 3 Andrew Wert, Sr. (13-2)
138: John Retherford Jr. (9-6) vs. Bryce Buckman, Fr. (7-7)
145: Brycen Hassinger, Fr. (5-6) vs. Hunter Bentz, Jr. (9-4)
152: Trey Kibe, Fr. (16-4) vs. Jeremiah Altadonna, Jr. (2-4) or Spencer Black, Sr. (0-1)
160: Cole Baker, Sr. (1-10) vs. Kollin McCullough, Sr. (5-5) or Micah Hillegass, Jr. (2-2)
170: Anthony Fultz, Sr. (4-5) or Haydn Crum, So. (0-2) vs. Jackson Talbott, So. (7-8)
182: No. 1 Trent Hidlay Sr. (17-0) vs. Cian Blythe, Sr. (10-6)
195: Jacob Krepps, So. (8-6) vs. No. 25 Mitchell Talbott, Sr. (12-5)
220: Kross Todaro, Sr. (11-6) vs. Carter Urich, Sr. (7-5)
285: Bronson Smith-Price, So. (3-5) vs. Jaden Baylor, Jr. (2-3)

Notes: Hidlay and Krepps could flip-flop again like they did against Altoona.

Huskies Tame the Mountain Lions 48-17

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Mifflin County wrestling team got off to a fast start and never took its foot off the gas in a 48-17 thrashing of Altoona Wednesday night.

The Huskies (6-1) won nine of the contested 13 bouts, scoring bonus points in eight of those to kick off the New Year on a high note.

“You always want to have as many bonus points as possible because you never know what circumstances could happen in a match, so it’s very important to have a cushion,” Husky coach Kirby Martin said. “The first couple kids did a great job of getting out to a fast start, picking up some key pins, and giving us momentum.”

Mifflin County kicked things off with a bang – winning three straight matches by pin to jump out to an 18-0 lead.

The match opened at 138 with John Retherford (9-6) scoring a pin in 5:03 over Jordan Wagner. With the score knotted at 6-6 in the third, Retherford reversed Wagner to his back for the fall. Brycen Hassinger followed at 145 with a fall in 4:35 over William Echols. The Husky freshman owned an 11-1 lead at the time of the pin. Frosh Trey Kibe (16-4), ranked 18th in the state at 152, dominated Andrew Beach with four takedowns in the first period before clamping him in 1:03.

The Mountain Lions (0-2) cut the deficit to 18-11 when Hayden Boutiller tech falled Cole Baker 15-0 in four minutes of their 160-pound match, and Devon York, down 6-2, caught Haydn Crum, threw him to his back, and scored the fall in 5:18.

Mifflin County put the match away winning five straight for a 42-11 advantage. Jacob Krepps (8-6) dropped down to 182 and cradled Colin Allmond for the fall in 3:08.

Trent Hidlay (17-0), ranked first in the state at 182, jumped up to 195 to take on sixth-ranked Parker McClellan in the feature match of the evening. McClellan, who came in unbeaten at 10-0, didn’t stand a chance. Hidlay used his under hook to high single for a takedown in the first and two in the second for the 7-2 victory. The Husky senior owns a 55-match winning streak.

At 220, Kross Todaro (11-6) keeps getting better in his first year on the mats. The Husky senior scored four takedowns off a sweet blast double for a 12-3 lead before Nate Simmers bowed out to an injured knee at 4:14. Simmers, who dropped a weight, came in ranked 16th at heavyweight.

“We still have to get him to buy in on just how good he can be. His blast doubles tonight were outstanding and I’m hoping he’s learning to get a sense of how potent it can be in matches,” Martin said.

Bronson Smith-Price locked up the dual with a late takedown for the 6-4 win over Adam Port. Smith-Price wore down the Mountain Lion, rallying from a 4-2 deficit with a four-point third period.

“Bronson is a hard worker. Nobody sees how well and how much he pushed himself during practice,” Martin said. “I’m so excited that he finally had a match like that were his conditioning put him in a position to win. He did an outstanding job of using his mass to get the kid tired to score the winning takedown.”

Andrew Weaver ended the run with a quick takedown and fall over Sheed Corl in 26 seconds at 106 pounds. Altoona scored its final two victories when Matt Sarbo (120) defeated Derek Burk 9-6, and Damian Finnegan beat Josh Snook 10-4 at 126.

Logan Wise (11-5) recorded the final win for the Huskies, pinning Gavin Wagner in 3:45. There was no match at 113. The Mountain Lions had no entry and for Mifflin County, Christian Fisher was 1/10th of a pound overweight.

“I’m excited for the kids. This senior group was on some very good teams. Last year was frustrating so for this senior group to be 6-1 is great, but the reality is we have a lot of work to do yet,” Martin said. “I’m hoping the whole team continues to buy into the mentality of who’s next and when you step on the mat turn the switch on and get after it.”

Mifflin County won the takedown battle 22-12. The Husky junior high won 52-45. Mifflin County hosts Mid-Penn Rival Central Dauphin today at 7 p.m.

“Central Dauphin is a well-coached team. They are consistently good. Some years more powerful than others,” Martin said. “If we give up too many bonus points we’re going to have a hard time winning. The first thing we need to do is believe that we can beat them. I’ll remind them of two years ago (when we should have beat them) to fuel the fire.”

Mifflin County (MCH) 48, Altoona (AAH) 17
138: John Retherford (MCH) over Jordan Wagner (AAH) (Fall 5:03) 145: Brycen Hassinger (MCH) over William Echols (AAH) (Fall 4:35) 152: Trey Kibe (MCH) over Andrew Beach (AAH) (Fall 1:03) 160: Haden Boutiller (AAH) over Cole Baker (MCH) (TF 15-0 4:00) 170: Devon York (AAH) over Hadyn Crum (MCH) (Fall 5:18) 182: Jacob Krepps (MCH) over Colin Allmond (AAH) (Fall 3:08) 195: Trent Hidlay (MCH) over Parker McClellan (AAH) (Dec 7-2) 220: Kross Todaro (MCH) over Nate Simmers (AAH) (Def.) 285: Bronson Smith-Price (MCH) over Adam Port (AAH) (Dec 6-4) 106: Andrew Weaver (MCH) over Sheed Corl (AAH) (Fall 0:26) 113: Double Forfeit 120: Matt Sarbo (AAH) over Derek Burk (MCH) (Dec 9-6) 126: Damion Finnegan (AAH) over Josh Snook (MCH) (Dec 10-4) 132: Logan Wise (MCH) over Gavin Wagner (AAH) (Fall 3:45).

Mifflin County vs. Altoona Preview

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County enters the new year in good shape with a 5-1 record and hosting Altoona tonight in the first of back-to-back home meets for the Huskies.

Mifflin County owns victories over Strath Haven (68-12), Manheim Township (58-10), Mount Union (38-30), Carlisle (39-35), and State College (46-29) with the lone loss coming to Chambersburg (34-33). The Huskies finished sixth at the King of the Mountain tournament and just returned from a 13th-place finish at Powerade.

The Huskies boast three ranked wrestlers – Trent Hidlay (No. 1 at 182), Christian Fisher (No. 3 at 113) and Trey Kibe (No. 18 at 152). Hidlay (16-0) won his second Powerade crown, while Kibe (15-4) placed fourth and Fisher (14-4) took sixth. Other wrestlers with winning marks include Logan Wise (10-5 at 132), John Retherford (8-6) at 138, and Kross Todaro (10-6 at 220).

Altoona comes in 0-1, losing to Williamsport 40-36. The Mountain Lions competed in the EAIWT tournament,  the Sheetz Holiday Classic, and the Panther Holiday Classic.

Leading the way for Altoona are Matt Sarbo (No. 13 at 113), Parker McClellan (No. 6 at 195), Nate Simmers (No. 16 at heavyweight), and Haden Boutiller (11-4 at 152).

In what could be the match of the evening Fisher could meet Sarbo, the talented freshman with a 10-2 record, in a battle of ranked wrestlers.

Here is the probable lineup for tonight’s dual with Mifflin County wrestlers listed first:

106: Andrew Weaver, Sr. (4-7) vs. Sheed Corl, So. (0-5)
113: No. 3 Christian Fisher, Jr. (14-4) vs. No.13 Matt Sarbo, Fr. (10-2)
120: Derek Burk, So. (5-6) vs. Damison Finnegan, Fr. (4-4)
126: Josh Snook, Jr. (3-7) vs. Isaiah Jones, Jr. (1-2)
132: No. 21 Logan Wise, Sr. (10-5) vs. Jordan Wagner, Jr. (3-5)
138: John Retherford Jr. (8-6) vs. Gavin Wagner, So. (0-5)
145: Brycen Hassinger, Fr. (4-6) vs. Robert Ferrell, So. (2-5)
152: Trey Kibe, Fr. (15-4) vs. Haden Boutiller, Sr. (11-4)
160: Cole Baker, Sr. (1-9) vs. Devon York, Jr. (0-3)
170: Anthony Fultz, Sr. (4-5) or Haydn Crum, So. (0-1) vs. Colin Allmond, Fr. (3-5)
182: No. 1 Trent Hidlay Sr. (16-0) vs. Hunter Stoudnour, Sr. (3-3) or Forfeit
195: Jacob Krepps, So. (7-6) vs. No.6 Parker McClellan, Sr. (10-0)
220: Kross Todaro, Sr. (10-6) vs. Adam Port, So. (6-4)
285: Bronson Smith-Price, So. (2-5) vs. No.16 Nate Simmers, Jr. (8-2)

Notes: Stoudnour has been injured so Altoona may forfeit to Hilday if he doesn’t wrestle.

Powerade Results-Day Two: Hidlay Wins Second Title; Kibe 4th; Fisher 6th

| December 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

Semifinals

113: Beau Bayless, Reynolds dec. Christian Fisher, 2-0.
152: Josh Humphreys technical fall Trey Kibe, 16-0 (5:07).
182: Trent Hidlay dec. Darrien Roberts, Wyoming Seminary, 5-3.

Consolation Semifinals

113: Ian Oswalt, Burrell dec. Christian Fisher, 2-1.
152: Trey Kibe dec. Benny Baker, Wyoming Seminary, 1-0.

Finals

182: Trent Hidlay dec. Tim Wallace, Albert Gallatin, 7-4.

Third Place

152: Brock Godzin, Belle Vernon dec. Trey Kibe, 2-0 SV.

Fifth Place

113: Nic Botello, Wyoming Seminary dec. Christian Fisher, 2-1.

Mifflin County Records

106: Andrew Weaver (0-2)
113: Christian Fisher (4-3) 6th
120: Derek Burk (0-2)
126: Josh Snook (0-2)
132: Logan Wise (1-2)
138: John Retherford (1-2)
145: Brycen Hassinger (0-2)
152: Trey Kibe (4-2) 4th
160: Cole Baker (0-2)
170: No Entry
182: Trent Hidlay (6-0) 1st
195: Jacob Krepps (0-2)
220: Kross Todaro (2-2)
285: Bronson Price-Smith (1-2)

Powerade Results-Day One: Huskies Push Three Into Semifinals

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christian Fisher (113), Trey Kibe (152) and Trent Hidlay (182) made it into the semifinals. Logan Wise (132), Jacob Krepps (195), Kross Todaro (220) and Bronson Price-Smith (285) were eliminated in consolations. Mifflin County is 17th in the team standings with 67.5 points.

First Round

106: Andrew Weaver, bye.
113: Christian Fisher pinned Griffin Kane, NY, 1:31.
120: Derek Burk, bye.
126: Josh Snook, bye.
132: Logan Wise, bye.
138: John Retherford, bye.
145: Brycen Hassinger, bye.
152: Trey Kibe, bye.
160: Cole Baker, bye.
170: No entry.
182: Trent Hidlay pinned Nathan Taylor, Brookville, 4:21.
195: Jeremy Nutt, NJ dec. Jacob Krepps, 7-3.
220: Kross Todaro, bye.
285: Nathan Hoagland, Mt. Lebanon dec. Bronson Price-Smith, 8-2.

Second Round

106: Kyle Burkholder, Hempfield pinned Andrew Weaver, 1:11.
113: Christian Fisher pinned Brandon Gaus, Saegertown, :41.
120: Cameron Enriquez, Stroudsburg major dec. Derek Burk, 17-2.
126: Gavin Teasdale, Jefferson-Morgan pinned Josh Snook, :22.
132: Logan Wise, dec. Antonio Amelio, Seneca Valley, 2-1.
138: Noah Levitt, Kiski Area major dec. John Retherford, 14-0.
145: Job Chishko, Penn Trafford pinned Brycen Hassinger, :46.
152: Trey Kibe pinned Cameron Monzadeh, FL, 3:17.
160: Grant Barr, DuBois pinned Cole Baker, 2:46.
182: Trent Hidlay pinned Miachael Pilot, NJ, 3:31.
220: Kross Todaro pinned Ryan Long, NY, :38.

Third Round

113: Christian Fisher dec. Giani Martini, Trinty, 5-4.
132: Caleb Morris, Waynesburg pinned Logan Wise, 3:27.
152: Trey Kibe dec. Caleb Hetrick, Brookville, 5-3.
182: Trent Hidlay pinned Caleb Schans, Montoursville, 2:52.
220: Cameron Wood, Montoursville pinned Kross Todaro, 4:29.

Quarterfinals

113: Christian Fisher dec. Nic Botello, Wyoming Seminary, 5-4.
152: Trey Kibe dec. Cooper Kropman, NY, 10-6.
182: Trent Hidlay dec. Max Hale, Downingtown West, 21-6.

Consolation Pigtails

106: Justin Walters, Trinity pinned Andrew Weaver, 3:22. (Weaver eliminated)
120: Trent Bechtold, Burrell dec. Derek Burk, 8-4 (Burk eliminated)
126: Nick Boyce, Pope John Paul II pinned Josh Snook, 3:00 (Snook eliminated)
138: John Retherford dec. Tony Zona, Penn Trafford, 3-1.
145: Zach Collins, WV pinned Brycen Hassinger, :39. (Hassinger eliminated)
160: Jimmy O’Neill, Franklin Regional pinned Cole Baker, 2:55 (Baker eliminated)
195: Jacob Krepps, bye.

Consolation First Round

138: Ethan Awes, Burrell dec. John Retherford, 10-3. (Retherford eliminated)
195: Jacob Krepps pinned Riley O’Mara, Bethel Park, 1:59.
285: Bronson Smith-Price pinned Sennaca Harney, Moon, 4:53.

Consolation Second Round

132: Nick Dintino, MD dec. Logan Wise, 3-2. (Wise eliminated)
195: Justin Cramer, Hempfield dec. Jacob Krepps, 3-2. (Krepps elminated)
220: Kross Todaro pinned Nick Funovits, Seneca Valley, 2:15.
285: Sami Khamis, Stroudsburg pinned Bronson Smith-Price, 4:10. (Smith-Price eliminated)

Consolation Third Round

220: Duane Knisely, Chestnut Ridge dec. Kross Todaro, 5-0. (Todaro eliminated)

Semifinals

113: Christian Fisher vs. Beau Bayless, Reynolds
152: Trey Kibe vs. Josh Humphrys, West Virginia
182: Trent Hidlay vs. Darrien Roberts, Wyoming Seminary