Meadville Tribune

Sports

February 5, 2013

H.S. WRESTLING: Panthers earn spot in Hershey for team duals

February 5, 2013 7:00 a.m. BROOKVILLE — The 16th-ranked Saegertown wrestling team is making its first-ever trip to the PIAA Class AA state championships after upsetting No. 8 Brookville 33-29 in an exciting back-and-forth preliminary dual at Brookville High School on Monday.

Each team won seven bouts, but Saegertown led the way on bonus points, giving up just one pin on the night.

“It was just one of those great matches where every point matters,” said Saegertown head coach Jim Mulligan. “Every kid wrestled great. And it came down to the toss. We got the matches we wanted.”

The Panthers (12-5) fell behind early when Brookville’s Taylor Cudworth opened with a 10-1 major decision over Brock Henderson at 220. But John Macken got Saegertown on the board with a narrow 2-1 decision over Tom Smouse at 285.

Devin Brown earned a forfeit at 106 to put Saegertown in front 9-4.

The 113-pound match pitted Brookville’s Tate Ortz, ranked ninth at 106 by Off the Mat, against Saegertown’s Bingbong Elizon. Ortz only earned his team three points, as Elizon yielded a 4-0 decision.

Tyler Vath earned a 6-0 victory over Cole Aaron at 120. And at 126, Nick Monico scored a first-period pin over Brady Mineweaser to make it 18-7 Saegertown.

Cole Clever dug into Saegertown’s lead with a 9-1 major decision over Lucas Smith at 132. But at 138, Matt Humes put a charge into the Panthers with an emotional 8-6 overtime victory over Dalton Zimmerman, ranked No. 7 at 132.

“The win of night was Matt Humes in overtime,” said Mulligan. “(Humes) was up 6-3. The kid escaped and got a takedown in the last second — and it was a terrible call. But he didn’t get flustered. He kept his head. And there was a wild scramble in overtime and Matt got a takedown. That was the match.”

Brookville responded with three straight wins by a tough group of middleweights, including Brock Zacherl (145), Zach Vroman (152), and Jimmy Miller. Again, though, none of them could score a pin, instead getting a a tech, a major and a decision, which put the Raiders in front 23-21.

Jeremy Mitchell put the match back in Saegertown’s hands with a second-period pin over Austin Clinger at 170.

With the score 27-23 in Saegertown’s favor, Brookville (20-4) had to send its wrestler out first at 182. They sent Brodie Zacherl, ranked 10th at 160 pounds. Saegertown withheld 12th-ranked 182-pounder Dylan Reynolds and instead sent freshman Jeremy Huya for his first varsity bout. Zacherl got the pin in 1:25, pushing the Raiders in front 29-27.

Reynolds ended up facing Brookville’s Jacob Keesecker, who entered with a record of 0-6. Reynolds got the fall in 2:38, which sealed the victory for the Panthers.

“It was great, it was great,” said Mulligan. “It’s just a bunch of kids coming together at the right time. I’m so happy for these kids and for the coaching staff. It’s a monumental win for our program.”

Saegertown is back in action on Thursday at the PIAA Class AA team championships at The Giant Center in Hershey. The Panthers will face No. 3-ranked Boiling Springs.

District 10’s second seed, Fort LeBoeuf, also advanced, beating Chartiers-Houston 41-21 last night in Waterford.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Kyle Wise Panthers rally to beat Huskies

    Through three innings Tuesday afternoon at home, it looked like it was going to be a very long day for the Saegertown baseball team.
    The wind and the cold didn’t appear to bother Harbor Creek starting pitcher Issac Mattson as the senior struck out nine batters through the first three frames, including four strikeouts in the first inning alone.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greggs and Bison knock Bulldogs down to earth

    Back to reality.
    Coming off one of its biggest wins in recent years on Friday with a 10-5 victory over previously unbeaten Saegertown, Meadville fell victim to possibly being over confident against Fort LeBoeuf.

    April 22, 2014

  • Devils sweep Tigers

    Just six days earlier, the Cambridge Springs boys volleyball coaching staff sat on the sidelines at Saegertown High School perplexed and disappointed as they watched the Blue Devils give away opportunity after opportunity.

    April 22, 2014

  • Abby Clulow Cardinals overcome offensive woes to remain unbeaten

    Abby Clulow is confident that sooner or later the bats are going to come alive for the Cochranton softball team. She is also pretty confident that until then the Lady Cardinals will continue to find a way to get the job done.
    After all, how could she feel any differently?

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fight.jpg Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

    Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good.
    Yet those were hardly the big blows that attracted all the attention Sunday in the Brewers’ 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pivotal Game 3 awaits Pens and Blue Jackets

    Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in the NHL.
    Now they’re heading home for tonight’s Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins hoping to make even more history.

    April 20, 2014

  • Blue Jacket_DiRi.jpg Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • College Softball: DePauw earns NCAC sweep over Allegheny

    It’s gut-check time for the Allegheny College softball team.

    April 19, 2014

  • Biggs.jpg Big first inning leads Meadville to win over Saegertown

    So, how does one go about beating the Saegertown baseball team? It’s a question that District 10 programs have been asking themselves for years now.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor, Osborne lead Panthers to 12-1 win over CASH

    Saegertown freshman Kendra Taylor had no reason to believe that Friday afternoon’s non-region softball game would go like any other.

    April 18, 2014

Sports Scoreboard
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Business Marquee
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Poll

In terms of the overall livability and workability of the City of Meadville, which component of the city’s infrastructure should receive top priority?

Streets
Stormwater control
Parks
Other
It’s too difficult to single one out
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks