Five Huskies Earn Mid-Penn All-Star Selections

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

With winning comes recognition. In sports that recognition leads to awards and honors.

For the Mifflin County wrestling team, it means All-Star selections in the Mid-Penn Conference season ending awards.

The Huskies placed five on the 2013-14 All Mid-Penn Conference team with Hayden Hidlay (138) and Trey Hartsock (182) earning first-team honors. Noah Stewart (152), Timmy Pearce (195) and Kyle Kahley (220) made the second team.

Hidlay finished his sophomore season with a 38-5 mark and a sixth-place finish at states. He won his second District 6 title and his first Northwest Regional crown. Hartsock, just a sophomore, ended his first varsity campaign with a 31-12 record, winning district and regional titles. He failed to place at Hershey, going 0-2.

“Making first team Mid-Penn, especially in our division, is a huge accomplishment because we are wrestling big schools that are part of the wrestling elite in our state. It helps putting kids in the first team because it builds notoriety for our program,” said Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin. “It’s huge that we have two more years with Hayden and Trey. The accomplishments they had this year were great and both are hungry to do much more before their careers are over.”

Stewart and Pearce were state qualifiers with Timmy capturing a District 6 championship after being a backup at 138 a season ago. Stewart, just a sophomore, was a district and regional runner-up who posted a 34-10 record. Pearce ended a solid senior campaign with a 33-10 mark. Kahley fought through an injury-riddled senior season and failed to get back to Hershey after qualifying a year ago. He ended the season at 11-6.

“They were significant in our teams success, especially during the dual meet season. We could count on them for consistent wins,” Martin said. “Being state qualifiers was huge this season. Timmy always wanted to get there, unfortunately it had to be his senior year when he did it.

“Noah had a great season and hopefully that translates to the podium and possibly a future state championship. Kyle had a tough season. He just didn’t seem to click this year. He had injuries throughout the year. He never put in a solid stretch of practices and competitions to get where he wanted to be. Effort and attitude were there, just a lot of obstacles in the way. The upper weights anchored our lineup this year.”

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