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Warren rallies again for another mat win

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — For the second time in three matches, Warren’s wrestling team came back from a huge deficit. This time, the Dragons trailed 30-0 before rallying to defeat Cambridge Springs, 42-36, on Wednesday at Cambridge Springs Junior/Senior High School.

“Starting again at 145 — same as last week, the boys gave up five straight falls to give Cambridge Springs a 30-0 lead,” said Warren coach Glenn Baldensperger. “We are blessed to have those boys from 145 to 189 (pounds); they all give us the best effort and want to improve.”

Senior Damien Sanchez started the comeback at 215 pounds with a pin at the 1:48 mark.

After splitting forfeits, Warren “stepped on the pedal,” said Baldensperger, whose Dragons improve to 9-4 overall with their third straight win.

At 114, junior Adika Fiscus made short work of his opponent with a fall in 29 seconds.

Senior Ryan Fitzsimmons had a takedown and fall in 1:15 at 121.

Next up at 127, Trey Carrington battled off a near takedown by his opponent to secure a takedown “and, you guessed it, the ‘Carrington cradle’ was locked up for the fall at 1:42,” said Baldensperger.

With the match tied at 36-36, the pressure was once again on Ethen Ringer at 139 pounds. “Not needing a fall this time, just a victory and up 9-4, he secured a fall at the 5:54 point,” said Baldensperger.

“Sure makes it fun,” said the coach. “We lost three matches this year by a grand total of five points. The team effort is definitely sinking in with the boys. I’d also like to give some credit to (coaches) Garrett Smead and Dan Pascuzzi; they have been staying after practices and giving the boys more mat time.”

WARREN 42, CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 36

145: B.Beck (C) p. Letko, 1:44

152: Gorton (C) p. Zaffino, 1:20

160: Daley (C) p. Zinger, 3:50

172: K.Shepard (C) p. Oyola, 2:25

189: Sherman (C) p. Nelson, 0:38

215: Sanchez (W) p. T.Shepard, 0:48

285: Harkins (W) wbf.

107: Duda (C) wbf.

114: Fiscus (W) p. H.Beck, 0:29

121: Fitzsimmons (W) p. Newell, 1:15

127: Carrington (W) p. Marceau, 1:42

133: Williams (W) wbf.

139: Ringer (W) p. Hoover, 5:54

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