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Short-handed Dragons battle in setback to Flying Dutchmen

Warren’s Christian Papalia sizes up St. Marys’ Tanner Quakenbush during their 106-pound match at Warren Area High School, Monday, Feb. 10, 20202. Papalia pinned Quakenbush in the second period, but the Dutch went on to pick up a 48-30 win over the Dragons.

Warren wrestlers put up a solid fight, but couldn’t overcome a depleted lineup in a 48-30 loss against visiting St. Marys Monday.

The Flying Dutchmen scored six pinfall victories, plus a pair of forfeits in the win. The Dragons won via pin, two decisions and two forfeits.

“We’re shorthanded,” Warren coach Paul Streich said. “We’re not going to make excuses, but this is not our best lineup. Credit to them, they did a good job bumping their lineup to get the matchups.”

The Dragons opened with a forfeit victory for Ryan Madigan at 126. Connor Gausman got the points right back for St. Marys with a third period pin of Nick Pennucci at 132.

Alex Anderson nearly had Gregory Tettis on his back at times during their 138-pound bout, but came away with the 10-5 decision.

Warren’s Joey Arnold waits for assistance to patch a cut below his right eye during his 160-pound match against St. Marys at Warren Area High School, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Arnold went on to win a 6-4 decision, but the Dutch topped the Dragons, 48-30.

St. Marys followed with a pair of pins. Logan Mosier took down Joe Letko at 145 and Tyler Herzing decked Landon Douvlos at 152.

Joey Arnold got Warren back within striking distance with a 6-4 decision over Johnny Wirtman at 160 to make it 18-12 in favor of the Dutchmen.

Nick Crisp pinned Brandon Daugharthy at 170 and Raivis Bobby picked up a forfeit at 182 to stretch the lead back to 30-12. Jeremy Garthwaite (195) and Alex Lukaschinus (220) sealed the dual match with win pins over Luke Becker and Jake Hayes, respectively.

Easton Hultberg picked up a forfeit win for the Dragons at 285. Christian Papalia got Warren’s lone pin of the match when he decked Tanner Quakenbush in the second period of their 106-pound contest.

The final two matches were decided by forfeit. Josh Letko for Warren at 113 and Isaac Dellquilla for St. Marys at 120.

Warrens' Alex Anderson tries to pull St. Marys' Gregory Tettis' shoulders to the mat during their 138-pound match at Warren Area High School, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Anderson came away with a 10-5 decision, but the Dutch won the dual, 48-30.

“We’re getting some of our young guys valuable experience,” Streich said. “It also shows where we need to be.”

The home crowd had a pair of feel-good moments prior to the start of the match.

Warren recognized its seniors, Madigan, Anderson, Daugharthy, Hayes, Jamo Douvlos, Zack Zinger, Dillon Winters and Aubrianna Navaroli, prior to the match.

“It’s always difficult to lose our seniors,” Streich said. “We’ve had this group for six years. We transitioned with them from junior high. They’re part of the family.”

Another family member was able to be on-hand as well.

Warren coach Dean Johnson returned to the Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium for the first time this season while battling illness. The home fans gave Johnson a standing ovation when he was introduced after lineups.

“That was a goosebump moment,” Streich said.

Warren travels to Brookville Thursday.

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St. Marys 48, Warren 30

126: Ryan Madigan (W) via forfeit

132: Connor Gausman (S) pin Nick Pennucci, 5:13

138: Alex Anderson (W) dec. Gregory Tettis, 10-5

145: Logan Mosier (S) pin Joe Letko, 3:01

152: Tyler Herzing (S) pin Landon Douvlos, 1:11

160: Joey Arnold (W) dec. Johnny Wirtman, 6-4

170: Nick Crisp (S) pin Brandon Daugharthy, 3:42

182: Raivis Bobby (S) via forfeit

195: Jeremy Garthwaite (S) pin Luke Becker, 0:32

220: Alex Lukaschinus (S) pin Jake Hayes, 1:15

285: Easton Hultberg (W) via forfeit

106: Christian Papalia (W) pin Tanner Quakenbush, 3:32

113: Josh Letko (W) via forfeit

120: Isaac Dellquilla (S) via forfeit

Junior High

St. Marys 50, Beaty 27

80-Adika Fiscus W won by forfeit

87-Ryan Fitzsimmons W won by forfeit

94-Cameron Williams W won by forfeit

101-Jordan Tuttle W lost by fall

108-Trentin Anthony W won by forfeit

115-Lucas Douvlos W lost 0-16

122-Hector Cruz W lost by fall

138-Parker Shene W lost by fall

145-Parker Anderson W lost 3-4

155-Damien Sanchez W lost 4-5

170-Brody McElhatten W lost by fall

190-Connor Hecei W lost by fall

250-Seth Lester W lost by fall

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