Hidlay Brothers Fall Short in Powerade Finals; Stewart third, Hartsock Seventh

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Four Mifflin County wrestlers made it to the medal stand at the Powerade Tournament on Wednesday. Unfortunately, none stood at the top of the podium.

The Hidlay brothers both came up short in the finals – Hayden dropping a tough 2-1 tiebreaker decision to rival Mason Manville (Wyoming Seminary) and Trent falling by a 4-1 count to Jake Wentzel, the 152 pound-AA state champion last season from South Park.

Noah Stewart finished third and Trey Hartsock came in seventh for the Huskies.

At 152, Hidlay and Manville met for the fifth time (Hayden leads the series 3-2) and it was typical of how these two go at each other –¬† lots of underhooks, heavy hands on the head and plenty of pummeling.

After a scoreless first period, Manville chose bottom and escaped to make it 1-0. Hayden chose defense to start the third and escaped as regulation ended even at 1-1. Hidlay shot a low single in sudden death and was close to getting the match-winning takedown but time ran out on the Husky senior. In the first 30-second rideout, Manville escaped to take the 2-1 lead. Hayden couldn’t get out in the second rideout, dropping his first match of the season.

At 160, Wentzel got on the scoreboard first with an escape to take an early 1-0 lead to start the second period. Wentzel scored off a counter to a Hidlay headlock for the 3-0 advantage, while Trent escaped and the period ended with Wentzel leading 3-1. Trent chose down to start the third and Wentzel rode the Husky sophomore the entire  period for the victory.

In the battle for third place at 170, Stewart used an escape and takedown in the second frame to defeat Spencer Carey of New Jersey by a 3-1 count. At 195, Hartsock collected a reverse in the second and a deuce with 23 seconds left to defeat Alex Delp of Kiski Area, 4-2, for seventh place.

Mifflin County finished in eighth place in the team standings with 105.5 points. Wyoming Seminary captured the team title with 194 points.

Consolation Sixth Round

195: Trey Hartsock dec. Jayden Demmy, Cedar Cliff, 6-2.

Semifinals

152: Hayden Hidlay pinned Trevell Timmons, Illinois, 5:57.
160: Trent Hidlay dec. Jose Taylor, Texas, 1-0.
170: Nino Bonaccorsi, Bethel Park dec. Noah Stewart, 6-2.

Consolation Seventh Round

195: Gavin Hoffman, Montoursville dec. Trey Hartsock, 7-3.

Consolation Semifinals

170: Noah Stewart dec. Matt McGillick, Penn Trafford, 4-2.

Finals

152: Mason Manville, Wyoming Seminary dec. Hayden Hidlay, 2-1 TB2
160: Jake Wentzel, South Park dec. Trent Hidlay, 4-1.

3rd Place

170: Noah Stewart dec. Spencer Carey, New Jersey, 3-1.

7th Place

195: Trey Hartsock dec. Alex Delp, Kiski Area, 4-2.

Mifflin County Individual Records at Powerade

106: Christian Fisher (0-2)
113: Joe Taptich (1-2)
120: Kyle Smith (0-2)
126: Noah Myers (2-2)
132: Logan Wise (0-2)
138: Jonah Kile (0-2)
145: Brandon Fultz (0-2)
152: Hayden Hidlay (4-1-2nd)
160: Trent Hidlay (4-1-2nd)
170: Noah Stewart (5-1-3rd)
182: Brandon Wilson (0-2)
195: Trey Hartsock (4-2-7th)
220: Christian Smith (1-2)
285: Gavin Erb (0-2)

Category: High School Wrestling

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