Dragons fall to Huskies on the mat

Warren’s Ryan Madigan gets a head shot against Harbor Creek’s Joe Capan during their 113-pound bout on Friday. Madigan earned an 11-8 decision.

The Warren Dragons suffered a tough loss to the Harbor Creek Huskies at Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium on Friday, 62-9.

“I thought we would win a lot more of these matches, but we did not and that’s okay,” said Warren coach Dean Johnson. The Dragons’ varsity line-up contains four freshmen, and quite a bit of newcomers. The lack of inexperience for Warren did not stop sophomore Ryan Madigan or senior Owen Balas.

Madigan wrestled against Harbor Creek’s Joe Capan, and won in a rough 11-8 regular decision. Harbor Creek’s Tyler Charlton was no match for Balas. Forty-two seconds into the second period and Balas was on top and finished with a pin.

“We will keep improving, lots of improvement coming our way,” said coach Johnson.

There were a few hard-fought matches for Warren – Avery Smith and Alex Anderson.

Coach Johnson said: “I thought they were going to win, but it just did not work out that way.”

Harbor Creek’s head coach, Derek Chew, was a former Warren wrestler and coach.

“We have a more competitive home match coming up against Erie High School and we want as many people out here as we can get,” said Johnson.

This match is scheduled for Wednesday.

Grant Heeter and Conner Papalia both picked up junior high wins for the Dragons, Heeter by pin and Papalia by decision.

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106: No match

113: Ryan Madigan (W) reg. dec. Joe Capan (HC) 11-8

120: Andy Dalton (HC) pinned Avery Smith (W) 2:34

126: Mike Gabler (HC) reg. dec. Alex Anderson (W) 10-4

132: Nick Oosterkamp (HC) pinned Donovan Fiscus (W) 1:02

138: Sam Sallot (HC) pinned Joe Letko (W) 1:00

145: Jarred Frampton (HC) pinned Kyle Swick (W) 3:52

152: Owen Balas (W) pinned Tyler Charlton (HC) 2:42

160: JT Brait (HC) tech. Jamo Douvlos (W) 5:38

170: Shane Watkins (HC) pinned Liam Stevenson (W) 1:49

182: Nick Bille (HC) pinned Dominic Caprino (W) :37

195: Lucas Folmer (HC) pinned Joey Arnold (W) :47

220: Dom Viscuso (HC) pinned Thomas Lucks (W) 2:48

285: Collin Askins (HC) pinned Matt Ristau (W) 1:52

Junior Varsity

Adam Parks (HC) pinned Nick Gorton (W) 1:03

Karter Krewszeski (HC) pinned Tyler Noe (W) 2:24

Evan Tremblay (W) pinned Devon Williamson (HC) 2:57

Pat Gotham (HC) pinned Zack Patz (W) 2:18