WRESTLING: Eagles start 2-0 with win at Ike; Sheffield earns first victory

The 2013-2014 high school wrestling season is less than a week old, but Youngsville is right where it wants to be in the early going.

The Eagles took home a dual-meet win – and county bragging rights – with a 54-24 victory over Eisenhower Thursday night at Eisenhower High School.

“The kids wrestled really well. It’s hard for me to pick out an individual because everyone did well tonight,” said Youngsville coach Scott Ishman. “We picked up pins where we needed them and won the match on the mat, which is always our goal. Ike is a good team. It’s good to win the county rivalry, but it’s almost bittersweet because we have a lot of respect for coach Gourley and those kids.”

Things started quickly for the Eagles in the 182-pound match, where Stone Sivak gave his team the early advantage with a second-period pin of Eisenhower’s John Hummell.

The Knights received a forfeit in the 195-pound weight class to tie things up, but Youngsville took off thanks to pins from Austin Spear (220), Nate Lehman (106), and Hayden Victor (120), as well as forfeit wins in the heavyweight and 113-pound class.

Ike didn’t get back on the board until the 126-pound match, where Steve Haner pinned the Eagles’ Chandler Flinn late in the third period.

Chester Ciukaj answered with a pin for Youngsville at 132 before Eisenhower went on a run of its own with a major decision from Tyler Gourley at 138, a decision from Levi Stanko at 145, and a technical fall at 152 from Louie Head.

The Knights’ rally was too little too late, and Youngsville notched another pair of pins from Zach Ishman and Jeremy Lyon to close out the action at 160 and 170, respectively.

Youngsville is now 2-0 in dual-meets this season, while Eisenhower drops to 0-2.

Both teams will return to the mat on Tuesday, with the Eagles hosting Corry at Youngsville High School and the Knights traveling to perennial powerhouse Fort LeBoeuf.

Youngsville 54, Eisenhower 24

182: Sivak (Y) p. Hummell (E), 2:25

195: Brendlinger (E) wbf.

220: Spear (Y) p. LaBarr (E), 0:49

285: Durlin (Y) wbf.

106: Lehman (Y) p. Repke (E), 0:46

113: Melquist (Y) wbf.

120: Victor (Y) p. Colwell (E), 4:59

126: Haner (E) p. Flinn (Y), 3:59

132: Ciukaj (Y) p. N. Gourley (E), 1:59

138: T. Gourley (E) m. Burns (Y), 13-3

145: Stanko (E) d. Hoover (Y), 7-2

152: Head (E) t. Wilcox (Y), 16-1

160: Ishman (Y) p. Wilston (E), 4:19

170: Lyon (Y) p. Heffernan (E), 2:34

Sheffield 42, Oswayo Valley 28

Sheffield picked up its first win of the year to even out to 1-1 Thursday night against Oswayo Valley, 42-28 at Sheffield High School.

Brian Fries (132), Ricky Prosen (138), Logan Parcel (145), Doug Grubbs (152), AJ Chute (160), and Cody Anderson (195) all picked up pins in their matches, solidifying the win.

“It was an ice-breaker for us,” said Sheffield coach Jack Rice. “Unfortunately, we keep giving up a lot of forfeits because of voids in our lineup. We just have no one to fill the spots.

“A bunch of the younger guys on our team really stepped up. The co-op Abraxas guys came out with some pins to us. I’m really proud of them. It was a lot of the kids’ first wins. I have maybe four or six guys who have wrestled before all the rest are brand new. They’re learning, they’re catching on, I’m really pleased with how they wrestled tonight.”

Sheffield 42, Oswayo Valley 28

285: Rodgers (O) p. Ehrgott (S), 4:46

106: Kole Holden (S) wbf.

113: no match

120: no match

126: James (O) md. Kyle Holden (S), 15-4

132: Fries (S) p. Lee (O), 1:08

138: Ricky Posen (S) p. Keech, 1:12

145: Parcel (S) p. Porter (O), 5:02

152: Grubbs (S) p. West (O), 1:43

160: Chutes (S) p. Gibbons (O), 1:53

170: Colbert (O) wbf.

182: Howard (O) p. Anderson (S), 2:44.

220: Aagesen (O) wbf.

Cathedral Prep 33, Warren 31

ERIE – After a lopsided win over Meadville Tuesday, Warren couldn’t put Cathedral Prep away, Thursday, in a 33-31 region loss.

“We didn’t make the right decisions on the mat in the close matches,” said Warren coach Glenn Baldensperger, whose Dragons are 1-1. “We didn’t stay real disciplined – that will be the focus point tomorrow night at practice. It wasn’t because of a lack of effort.”

The match started at 170 pounds with a 7-6 Dan Henry decision for Warren, followed by two losses by decision, including 6-5 at 182 for Derek Reagle.

Stephen Crone earned Warren’s first win at 220 with a 12-3 major decision.

“Our (top) guys still aren’t sharp,” said Baldensperger. “They’re winning, but even though they won, we’re looking for bonus points.”

Alex Streich earned a pin in 2:58 at heavyweight for Warren, Blake Ristau earned a 3-2 decision at 120, D.J. Fehlman won in a third-period technical fall at 132, Collin DeLattre by major decision at 138, and Garrett Smead earned a second-period pin at 160 to end the match. Warren was down eight points before the match.

Cathedral Prep 33, Warren 31

170: Henry (W) dec. Hopkins, 7-6

182: Hulings (C) dec. Reagle, 6-5

195: Selker (C) dec. Gunn, 6-0

220: Crone (W) maj. dec. Casade, 12-3

HWY: Streich (W) p. Kramer, 2:58

106: Siriani (C) p. Weston, 1:03

113: Sarver (C) dec. Engstrom, 7-6

120: Ristau (W) dec. Staab, 3-2

126: Gramacki (C) p. DeSimone, 3:29

132: Fehlman (W) tech. fall Stak, third period

138: DeLattre (W) maj. dec. Baxter, 13-3

145: Putzel (C) p. Park, 1:21

152: O’Sullivan (C) p. Cummings, 1:12

160: Smead (W) p. Golden, 2:29