Ike pins Seneca; Dragons fall
WATTSBURG, Pa. – Eisenhower wrestling decked Seneca in their regular season finale Thursday, 63-18.
The Knights won the first four matches of the night, three via fall, en route to the win.
“I thought we started off pretty aggressive tonight,” said Eisenhower coach Kris Black. “Logan (Jaquay) got slowed down for a little bit but came on strong. We’ve had a great week of practice. The guys are in stride with where we want to be right now. The match tonight showed that. We scored a lot of first takedowns.”
Jaquay, Easton Hedman and Gannon Jaquay all won via pin, while Josh Bortz earned a 5-3 decision to open the match.
“Gannon Jaquay wrestled a really good match against a solid kid,” coach Black said. “He controlled the match from the start and looked good.”
The Knights went on to earn three more victories via fall – Mikael Beaver (170), Josh Parker (195), Cael Black (220) and Anthony Rivera (106).
“A lot of the guys, even when they put themselves in not good positions, fought their way out of that. We had three or four places where we were down and got wins.
“Mikael Beaver did a really good job in his match. he got thrown on his back, fought his way off and came back and pinned the kid at the end. After a super-emotional match on Tuesday, they did a real nice job of coming back and wrestling strong.”
With the regular season complete, the Knights now turn their attention to the individual postseason, beginning with the Section I tournament next Friday.
“We’ll try to build their intensity but at the same time make sure their legs are as fresh as they can be and that they are as healthy as possible,” Black said. “We preach ‘survive’ this time of year. Do enough to move on in each tournament.”
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EISENHOWER 63, SENECA 18
126: Logan Jaquay (E) pin Dylan Marie, 3:12
132: Easton Hedman (E) pin Devin Stepaniuk, 1:58
138: Gannon Jaquay (E) pin David Hall, 2:59
145: Josh Bortz (E) dec. Ryan Miller, 5-3 (SV-1)
152: Owen Jefferson (S) pin Alex Hummell, 1:46
160: Josh Berry (S) pin Steven Reilly, :16
170: Mikael Beaver (E) pin Michael Spires, 5:01
182: Jeremyah Aiken (E) won by forfeit
195: Josh Parker (E) pin Kyle Learn, 2:32
220: Cael Black (E) pin Ryan Phennicie, 2:24
285: Jesee Gourley (E) won by forfeit
106: Anthony Rivera (E) pin Tyler Randall, 2:11
113: Kamden Ferrand (E) won by forfeit
120: Logan Platz (S) pin Ethan Nizzi, 1:36
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TITUSVILLE 42, WARREN 27
TITUSVILLE, Pa. – The Dragons went on the road and dropped a hard-fought battle to a talented Titusville squad.
Alex Anderson, after trailing in his match, came back to earn a third-period fall at 138 for the Dragons.
Zack Zinger needed just 40 seconds to earn a fall at 170 and Joey Arnold won a fierce battle with Levi Nosko at 182, 5-2.
“Overall pleased with the effort,” said Warren coach Paul Streich. “We’ve still battling the injury and illness bugs. Several guys got opportunities to be in the lineup and gave all they had
“We will get some much needed work at the Iroquois JV tournament this weekend before hosting St. Marys on Monday for Senior Night. With two weeks until districts, we have a lot of work to do.”
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TITUSVILLE 42, WARREN 27
120: Zach Rodgers (T) won by forfeit
126: Seth Donovan (T) maj. dec. Ryan Madigan, 10-0
132: No contest
138: Alex Anderson (W) pin Brock Covell, 5:41
145: James Titus (T) pin Grant Heeter, :54
152: Jared Rogers (T) pin Rashad Fofana, 1:37
160: Duane Christy (T) pin Austin Hayes, :18
170: Zack Zinger (W) pin Devin Patterson, :40
182: Joey Arnold (W) dec. Levi Nosko, 5-2
195: Sebatsian Titus (T) dec. Brandon Daugharthy, 10-3
220: Joe Jacobson (T) pin Jake Hayes, 1:31
285: Gage Sutton (T) pin Easton Hultberg, 1:45
106: Christian Papalia (W) won by forfeit
113: Josh Letko (W) won by forfeit