MC Puts Five in Semifinals; All Nine Still Alive at NW Regionals

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County advanced five into the semifinals and still has all nine alive after day one of the Northwest Regional Class AAA tournament on Friday.

Hayden Hidlay (138), Noah Stewart (152), Trey Hartsock (182), Timmy Pearce (195) and Colton Craig (285) made it to the semifinals and are one win away from wrestling for a regional title and a berth in the PIAA state championships at the Giant Center next week.

Hidlay (33-2) had a bye in the first round and then took care of Erie Tech’s Robert Harris by fall in 2:13 in the quarters. The Husky sophomore faces General McLane’s Keller Watkins (29-5) in the semifinals.

Stewart is rolling through the tournament so far, out-scoring his opponents 31-0 in two matches, 15-0 and 16-0 technical falls. Stewart (32-7) meets Erie McDowell’s Ryan Dailey (20-11) in the semis.

Hartsock (28-10) scored two majors, 13-1 over Cody Gunn of Warren and 11-3 against Cory Dreibelbis of State College. Next up is a date with Erie McDowell’s Tyree Spearman (27-2), who placed fifth in the PIAA in 2013 and is currently ranked second in the state.

Pearce (31-7) continues his solid wrestling with a 5-2 win over Daniel Salinas of Saint Mary’s and a 12-2 major over McDowell’s Zach Rindfuss. The Husky senior has the unenviable task of meeting top ranked Tom Sleigh of DuBois in the semifinals. Sleigh (30-0) finished third in the state last season.

Craig continues his amazing senior season with a semifinal berth after defeating Luke Schiock of Punxsutawney by a 4-2 count in the quarterfinals. Craig had a bye in the opening round. Next up is Scott Augustine of Erie McDowell. Augustine (34-2) is ranked third in the state.

Dropping into the consolation rounds were Noah Myers (113), Isaac Underhill (132), Brandon Wilson (160) and Kyle Kahley (220).

Action gets underway tomorrow with second-round consolations beginning at 10 am.

Northwest Regional Class AAA-Mifflin County Results

First Round:
113: Aaron Ehrgott, Meadville dec. Noah Myers, 8-6.
132: Isaac Underhill dec. Owen Watkins, General McLane, 4-0.
138: Hayden Hidlay, bye
152: Noah Stewart tech fall Jared Carlson, Erie Strong Vincent, 15-0 (4:11).
160: Brandon Wilson pinned Dustin Coles, Bradford, 3:13.
182: Trey Hartsock major dec. Cody Gunn, Warren, 13-1.
195: Timmy Pearce dec. Daniel Salinas, St. Mary’s, 5-2.
220: Kyle Kahley dec. Luke Carr, Meadville, 6-5.
285: Colton Craig, bye.

132: Joel Bowers, Punxsutawney dec. Isaac Underhill, 4-0.
138: Hayden Hidlay pinned Robert Harris, Erie Tech, 2:13.
152: Noah Stewart tech fall Perry Arrington, Punxsutawney, 16-0 (5:53).
160: Ehrin Lee, Titusville dec. Brandon Wilson, 8-1.
182: Trey Hartsock major dec. Cory Dreibelbis, State College, 11-3.
195: Timmy Pearce major dec. Zach Rindfuss, Erie McDowell, 12-2.
220: Dwayne Pepper, Shikellamy dec. Kyle Kahley, 3-2.
285: Colton Craig dec. Luke Shiock, Punxsutawney, 4-2.

Consolation-First Round:
113: Noah Myers, bye.

Category: High School Wrestling

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