Port Allegany wrestlers defeat Sheffield

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Sheffield’s Ethan Finch takes top position against Port Allegany’s Montgomery Tanner during their 138-pound bout on Tuesday at Sheffield High School. Finch earned a hard-fought 9-4 decision for the Wolverines.

Sheffield honored its seniors on Tuesday in their final home match and welcomed one of the top teams in District 9, Port Allegany.

The Gators proved to be rude hosts, earning a 66-15 win over the Wolverines.

Eight of the 16 matches were wrestled, with Nick Knowles and Ethan Finch turning in the top performances of the night for the Wolverines.

Knowles needed just 31 seconds to earn a pin at heavyweight, while Finch wrestled a smart, tough match in earning a 9-4 decision over Port Allegany’s Montgomery Tanner at 138.

The Gators, who will participate in the District 9 team duals this weekend, got pins in five of their six non-forfeit wins.

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Sheffield's Kevin Rivera takes down his opponent.

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PORT ALLEGANY 66, SHEFFIELD 15

152 – Derek Kallenborn (P) pinned Kevin Rivera, 3:11

160 – Josh Rees (P) won by forfeit

170 – Jake Kallenborn (P) won by forfeit

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Sheffield's Nick Knowles squares off against his Port Allegany foe.

182 – Dalton Distrola (P) won by forfeit

195 – Justin Young (P) pinned Justin Bailey, 2:35

220 – Austin Gregerson (S) won by forfeit

285 – Nick Knowles (S) pinned Donald Michelitsch

106 – Isaiah Caden (P) won by forfeit

113 – Scott Fuller (P) pinned Dalton VanVleck, 3:56

120 – Reese Vollmer (P) pinned Jeffrey Rivera, :59

126 – Troy Ayers (P) pinned Riley Slagle, 4:43

132 – Uriel Biondi (P) won by forfeit

138 – Ethan Finch (S) dec. Montgomery Tanner, 9-4

145 – Isaac Smoker (P) Injury Default Kevin Marfink