WRESTLING: Sheffield stays hot with dual win

SENECA – After an 0-6 start, Sheffield has won eight of 10 dual matches to even its record at 8-8.

This time, the Wolverines held off head coach Jack Rice’s old high school, Cranberry, 46-33.

“We knew we had to get as many six’s as we could,” said Rice of bonus points, and that Sheffield did.

After a Tanner Barr major decision at 120 pounds in the first on-the-mat match of the night, Ricky Prosen (126), Kyle Holden (132), Chris Misulich (138) and Brian Fries (145) earned six team points each for pins. After two forfeits, Dakota School added a pin at 170 with 18 seconds left in the match. Levi Bloom’s pin at 220 pounds sealed the deal.

Rice said Bloom and despite a loss, Cody Anderson.

Bloom was leading 4-2 before his pin, but Caleb Tucker, said Rice, has been one of Cranberry’s better wrestlers.

Anderson “wrestled a quality opponent in Justice Burke and he only lost 12-8,” said Rice. “He impressed me tonight (not giving up bonus points).”

Coming off a season in which Sheffield broke a school record for team wins (14 in 2012-13), “We are starting to realize what we need to do to win,” said Rice.

Sheffield 46, Cranberry 33

113: Harrison (C) wbf.

120: Barr (S) maj. dec. Lewis, 11-3

126: Prosen (S) p. Bryan, 1:18

132: Ky. Holden (S) p. Lander, 3:14

138: Misulich (S) p. Hugel, 3:00

145: Fries (S) p. Tintawski, 2:22

152: Grubbs (S) wbf

160: Zackerl (C) wbf.

170: Schooler (S) p. Glass, 5:42

182: Bruce (C) p. Capriotti, 1:32

195: Burke (C) dec. Anderson, 12-8

220: Bloom (S) p. Tucker 3:48

285: Fowler (C) p. Ehrgott, 1:52

106: Haddock (C) p. Ko. Holden, 1:13