Knights keep momentum with win over Corry

Garrett Head and the EIsenhower Knights earned a 7th place finish at the Tool City Tournament on Saturday in Meadville.

A pair of quick pins at 106 and 113 pounds turned the momentum in Eisenhower’s favor and the Knights went on to defeat visiting Corry, 48-30, Tuesday.

The win kept the momentum going after an impressive third-place finish at the STOWA Tournament over the weekend.

“We wrestled so much this weekend,” said Eisenhower coach Kris Black. “Corry is one of the better teams (on our schedule) and we didn’t want to have a let down.”

The Beavers led 21-18 entering the 106-pound matchup.

Easton Hedman needed just 1:24 to earn a fall over Lucas Munsee at 106, while Logan Jaquay put Lucas Peterson on his back just 42 seconds into their 113-pound contest.

“(Those pins) were big,” Black said. “Those guys knew what they had to do and they just did it.”

Spencer Head got things started for Eisenhower, pinning John Curtis in 1:19. The Knights had a forfeit at 160, and Ethan Chambers fought off Dylan Gourley as long as he could, but Gourley eventually earned a third-period pin to put Corry up 12-6.

Justin Hagberg got the points back for Eisenhower at 182. Hagberg took down Caden Bidwell early in the first period, but Bidwell escaped and got Hagberg on his back late in the period. Hagberg was able to earn some back points of his own in the second, but a late escape had Bidwell up 8-6 heading into the third. Bidwell tried to shoot to start the third, but Hagberg turned it around and put Bidwell down for a pin.

“That was a big turning point and against a good kid,” Black said. “Hagberg is working hard and he’s having more and more success.”

The Knights forfeited again at 195 before Matt Huling pinned Sean Proctor in 3:37 at 220 to tie the bout at 18-18.

The 285-pound match between Eisenhower’s Joseph Bauer and Corry’s Megan Gourley started slow, but finished with a flourish. Both wrestlers were hesitant to take shots in the first period, and it remained scoreless heading into the second. Gourley started the second in the down position, and Bauer was able to maintain control through the period. He was caught on his escape attempt to start the third period, and Gourley was able to turn him enough to gain back points. Bauer was able to escape following a blood time, but Gourley held on for a 7-5 decision.

The pins at 106 and 113 put the Knights up 30-21. Corry’s Derek Hurd was able to pin Jake Williams in the second period of their 120-pound match to make it 30-27. A Corry forfeit at 126 pushed the Eisenhower lead to 36-27.

Nate Holt took care of Keaton Chase in 2:38 to increase the Knights lead to 42-27.

At 138, Sam Holt took a 4-2 lead into the third period in his match against Nick Lapinski. Lapinski was able to escape late in the period, then secured a takedown at the buzzer to come away with a 5-4 decision.

Perhaps the Knights most impressive win was at 145. In the final match of the evening, Garrett Head was able to pin Joey Perry just over a minute into the second period.

“Perry’s a great kid,” Black said. “Garrett Head is getting better each match.”

The Knights now turn their attention southwest as they will host cross-county rival Youngsville Thursday.

“We’re looking forward to it,” Black said. “It should be a good match.”

106: Easton Hedman (E) pin Lucas Munsee, 1:24

113: Logan Jaquay (E) pin Lucas Peterson, 0:42

120: Derek Hurd (C) pin Jake Williams, 3:12

126: Josh Bortz (E) via forfeit

132: Nate Holt (E) pin Keaton Chase, 2:38

138: Nick Lapinski (C) dec. Sam Holt, 5-4

145: Garrett Head (E) pin Joey Perry, 3:08

152: Spencer Head (E) pin John Curtis, 1:49

160: Matt Petrilla (C) via forfeit

170: Dylan Gourley (C) pin Ethan Chambers, 5:49

182: Justin Hagberg (E) pin Caden Bidwell, 4:17

195: Tyler Burlew (C) via forfeit

220: Matt Huling (E) pin Sean Proctor, 3:37

285: Megan Gourley (C) dec. Joseph Bauer, 7-5

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NORTH EAST – Youngsville wrestlers picked up three pins against North East, but the Grape Pickers were able to hold off the Eagles for a 45-30 win Tuesday.

“We’re a young team with a lot of room to improve,” said Youngsville coach Paul Clough. “The boys need to develop confidence and commit to their moves. We’re wrestling too tentatively.”

Benjamin Mason smothered Tameron Hoyt at 285, picking up a pinfall victory in just 30 seconds. Dustin Phelps needed an extra minute to pin Brady Scotch in thier 113-pound contest, winning in 1:39. Aaron Morris picked up Youngsville’s third pin at 152 in 2:40 over Tim Vanderhoof.

The Eagles will be back on the mat Thursday when they travel to cross-county rival Eisenhower.

170: Hunter Hill, NEH, forf.

182: no contest

195: Dameon Deloatch, NEH, dec. Sam Hoover, YHS, 7-1.

220: Jesse Phelps, NEH, pin Allen Evans, YHS, 0:34.

285: Mason Benjamin, YHS, pin Tameron Hoyt, NEH, 0:30.

106: Collin Clough, YHS, forf.

113: Dustin Phelps, YHS, pin Brady Scotch, NEH, 1:39.

120: Caiden Eastman, NEH, forf.

126: Dillon Schnars, NEH, forf.

132: Garrett Kopp, NEH, pin Devin Snyder, YHS, 2:47.

138: Devin Muscarella, NEH, pin Alex Greene, YHS, 1:05.

145: Mikhyle Fehlman, YHS, forf.

152: Aaron Morris, YHS, pin Tim Vanderhoof, NEH, 2:40.

160: Dylan Muscarella, NEH, forf.

Jr. High:

Steve Reilly, YHS, pin Riley Schnars, NEH, 4:20



COUDERSPORT – The Sheffield Wolverines dropped a hard-fought match on the road at Coudersport, 36-30.

Jake Davidson, Daniel Muladze, Nick Knowles, Kevin Marfink and Kyle Agee all earned wins for the Wolverines.

“I thought boys wrestle very well tonight,” said Sheffield coach Jack Rice. “We had several good matches with Jake Davidson, Daniel Muladze, Nick Knowles, Kevin Marfink, and Kyle Agee getting falls to keep the match close. We are really young and new so those bonus points really help us out. Freshman Ethan Finch turned in a good performance despite a 6-1 loss against a senior David Kudrick who was a regional qualifier a year ago.”

Sheffield returns to action Thursday at Johnsonburg.

Coudersport 36 Sheffield 30

182 Jake Davidson (sh) over Sheamus Osgood (c) by fall 1:24

195 Eligah Ayers (c) over Anthony Lequear (sh) by fall :52

220 Daniel Muladze (sh) over Sam Steininers (c) fall :41

285 Nick Knowles (sh) over Jeffery Gunn (c) Fall 1:22

106 No Match

113 No Match

120 Chris Davis (c) over Dalton Vanvleck fall 1:50

126 Guy Dunn (c) forfeit

132 Donavan Olney (c) over Jamier Griffin (sh) dec 16-13

138 Dustin Kudrick (c) over Riley Slagle (sh) fall 1:26

145 David Kudrick (c) over Ethan Finch (sh) 6-1

152 Kevin Marfink (sh) over Logan Rodgers (c) fall 2:14

160 Kyle Agee (sh) over Logan Benson (c) fall :52

170 Issac Wright (c) over Brandon MacKavitz (sh) fall 1:27