Ike grapplers top Youngsville in county clash

Youngsville’s Dustin Phelps pins Eisenhower’s Julia Raventos at Thursday night’s wrestling match.

Eisenhower walked out of cross-county rival Youngsville winners Thursday night, defeating the Eagles 54-15.

“It was good to get back on the winning track,” said Eisenhower coach Kris Black. “They wrestled well,  and they’re getting better each day. Everyone is showing a lot of effort.”

Despite only losing four of seven matches actually wrestled, the Eagles were unable to overcome the 36 points in forfeits.

“We got a  good amount of effort from kids that got beat, and that’s a good  sign for the program,” said Black.

Eisenhower’s Spencer Head and Matt Huling both had pins in the second periods of their matches, while Dustin Phelps and Aaron Morris pinned their opponents for the Eagles. Phelps’ got his pin the first period at 106, while Morris earned his in the third period at 138.

Eagles’ Wyatt Scott wraps up Ike’s Garett Head, Thursday night at Youngsville High School.

The boys really opened up tonight,” said Youngsville coach Paul Clough. “They were aggressive and went after their opponents. We made some mistakes and got caught, but now we know what to work on. Continuous learning and improvement is what we’re after this early in the season.

Eisenhower was the beneficiary of six forfeit wins and there was no match at 182.

The Knights will face off with Fort LeBouef on Jan. 3, while the Eagles are at Corry on Jan. 3.

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Eisenhower 54, Youngsville 15

152 – Owen Engstrom (Y), dec. Curtis Ruland (E), 9-6

160 – Spencer Head (E) pinned Aaron Melquist (Y), 3:06

170 – Alex Barnett (E) won by forfeit

182 – No Contest

195 – John Hummel (E) won by forfeit

220 – Matt Huling (E) pinned Austin Spear (Y), 3:15

285 – Brandon Gourley (E) won by forfeit

106 – Dustin Phelps (Y) pinned Julia Raventos (E), 1:28

113 – Logan Jaquay (E) won by forfeit

120 – John Bortz (E) won by forfeit

126 – Thomas Anderson (E) won by forfeit

132 – Sam Holt (E) dec. Nathan Lehman (Y) 13-7

138 – Aaron Morris (Y) pinned Thomas Baran (E), 3:05


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