Mifflin County vs. Saint Marys Preview

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County closes out its regular season at home tonight with a dual meet against Saint Marys out of District 9. The Huskies will use this as a tune-up to get ready for the postseason, beginning next Saturday in Altoona at the District 6 Class AAA championships.

The Flying Dutchmen are 5-10 on the season having beaten Punxsutawney, Curwensville, Redbank Valley, Coudersport, and Warren. Saint Marys has been behind the eight-ball in dual meets having to forfeit at three weights (106, 195, and heavyweight) for most of the season.

Leading the way for the Dutchmen is junior Alec Bittler, ranked tenth in the state at 145. Bittler sports a 23-3 overall record. Other top wrestlers for Saint Marys include sophomore Tylor Herzing (23-8 at 120), along with seniors Hayden Tettis (19-8 at 132) and Zach Becker (28-5 at 182).

The Huskies (11-7) captured the District 6 championship two weeks ago with wins over Central Mountain (36-35) and Bald Eagle Area (36-33). Mifflin County stumbled at the PIAA Duals – dropping a 47-18 decision to Nazareth and a 42-27 loss to Central Dauphin.

Mifflin County features three ranked wrestlers in senior Trent Hidlay (No. 1 at 170), junior Christian Fisher (No. 15 at 113), and freshman Trey Kibe (No. 9 at 152). Hidlay is 31-0 on the season and a winner of 69 straight matches. Kibe is 30-5, and Fisher is 25-7.

Other winning wrestlers for the Huskies include Derek Burk (17-13 at 120), Logan Wise (22-12 at 126/132), John Retherford (14-12 at 138), Jacob Krepps (19-12 at 182), and Kross Todaro (20-9 at 220). Look for the return of Joey Taptich to the lineup tonight. The Husky senior missed most of the regular season with a broken hand.

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

106: No match
113: No. 15 Christian Fisher, Jr. (25-7) vs. Eddie Messineo, Fr. (4-14)
120: Joey Taptich, Sr. (0-0) or Derek Burk, So. (17-13) vs. Tylor Herzing, So. (23-8)
126: Taptich or Burk vs. Greg Tettis, So. (10-13)
132: Logan Wise, Sr. (22-12) vs. Hayden Tettis, Sr. (19-8)
138: John Retherford Jr. (14-12) vs. Johnny Wittman, So. (14-11) or Nick Crisp, Fr. (9-2)
145: Brycen Hassinger, Fr. (9-16) vs. No. 10 Alec Bittler, Jr. (23-3)
152: No. 9 Trey Kibe, Fr. (30-5) vs. Jeremy Garthwaite, Fr. (14-16)
160: Cole Baker, Sr. (2-17) or Haydn Crum, So. (0-3) vs. Austin Sadosky, Sr. (4-8) or Tim Beimel, Sr. (7-5)
170: No. 1 Trent Hidlay Sr. (31-0) vs. Sean Lathrop, Fr. (9-15) or Sadosky
182: Jacob Krepps, So. (19-12) vs. Zach Becker, Sr. (28-5)
195: Dylan Grassmyer, Jr. (2-8) vs. Lathrop or Forfeit
220: Kross Todaro, Sr. (20-9) vs. Michael Rusciolelli, Sr. (10-10)
285: Bronson Smith-Price, So. (11-13) vs. Forfeit

Category: High School Wrestling

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