Nazareth Controls Mifflin County in 47-18 PIAA Duals Win

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christian Fisher works for the takedown against Andrew Smith of Nazareth.          Photo by Jeff Fishbein, sports editor of the Lewistown Sentinel.

Nazareth is a name symbolic with the elite in Pennsylvania wrestling and they showed it Thursday evening in a dominant 47-18 victory in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA Duals.

The Blue Eagles (17-3) were in command on their feet – claiming a 32-12 takedown advantage and winning 10 of 14 bouts with seven earning bonus points.

The Huskies (11-6) had an early 6-0 lead when the ever-improving Bronson Smith-Price turned Justyce Searock over to his back for the fall in 3:56. Smith-Price (11-12) pinned his last three opponents.

Nazareth proceeded to claim the next seven bouts to grab a commanding 32-6 advantage. The Blue Eagles earned two decisions, a forfeit, two falls, and two majors during the run.

Mifflin County slick freshman Trey Kibe stopped the bleeding with an impressive 3-0 win over Nate Stefanik in a battle of state-ranked wrestlers. Kibe (29-5) broke a scoreless tie in the third with an escape and sweet ankle pick for the 3-0 victory. Kibe, ranked ninth, rode Stefanik (No. 14) the entire second period.

Trent Hidlay remained undefeated on the season with a fall in 3:56 over Jake Dressler at 170. Hidlay (30-0), owner of a 68-match winning streak, had nine takedowns and built up a 19-8 lead before getting the fall. At 182, Jacob Krepps (18-12) made a an escape and takedown in the second-period stand up for the 3-1 win over Zach Keifer.

The Huskies face Mid-Penn Commonwealth foe Central Dauphin (19-3) in the first round of consolations today at 10 a.m.

Nazareth 47, Mifflin County 18

285-Bronson Smith-Price, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) Fall Justyce Searock, (NAZARETH AREA) 3:56
106-Andreo Ferraina, (NAZARETH AREA) For Any Wrestler, (MIFFLIN COUNTY)
113-Andrew Smith, (NAZARETH AREA) Dec Christian Fisher, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) 6-3
120-Blaine Wilson, (NAZARETH AREA) Dec Derek Burk, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) 15-9
126-Drew Clearie, (NAZARETH AREA) Fall Josh Snook, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) 0:53
132-Sean Pierson, (NAZARETH AREA) Major Logan Wise, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) 19-8
138-Andrew Cerniglia, (NAZARETH AREA) Fall John Retherford, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) 3:29
145-Connor Herceg, (NAZARETH AREA) Major Brycen Hassinger, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) 15-6
152-Trey Kibe, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) Dec Nathan Stefanik, (NAZARETH AREA) 3-0
160-Samuel Sasso, (NAZARETH AREA) Fall Hadyn Crum, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) 2:56
170-Trent Hidlay, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) Fall Jake Dressler, (NAZARETH AREA) 3:25
182-Jacob Krepps, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) Dec Zachary Keifer, (NAZARETH AREA) 3-1
195-Cade Wilson, (NAZARETH AREA) For Any Wrestler, (MIFFLIN COUNTY)
220-Stephen Schott, (NAZARETH AREA) Dec Dylan Grassmyer, (MIFFLIN COUNTY) 5-3

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