Mifflin County HS sends 5 boys to PIAA Wrestling States (5-15-2015)
It was a record-setting weekend for the Mifflin County wrestling team at the Northwest Regional Class AAA tournament in Altoona. The Huskies broke three county records and captured the team championship with an impressive display of wrestling Saturday.
Coach Kirby Martin and his crew broke the county record for most regional finalists (4), most champions (4) and the Huskies became the first team in Mifflin County history to win a regional team championship.
Even better is the fact the Huskies qualified five of their nine regional qualifiers to the PIAA state championships at the Giant Center in Hershey, beginning on Thursday.
Trent Hidlay (138), Hayden Hidlay (145), Noah Stewart (160) and Trey Hartsock (195) won regional titles, while Noah Myers finished third at 120 pounds to punch their tickets to Chocolatetown.
The Huskies put on their best performance of the season, going 28-9 in the tournament, including a very impressive 16-4 record on Saturday. Mifflin County scored 140.5 points to out-distance General McLane (136.5) and Central Mountain (127).
Freshman Trent Hidlay was the first to win a championship for Mifflin County when he pancaked General McLane’s Leno Ciotti to his back to clinch the 3-1 overtime tiebreaker. Ciotti tried to escape in the 30-second rideout and was close to getting out, but Hidlay (33-8) pancaked Ciotti to his back for two nearfall points and the victory.
For the second week in a row, Hayden Hidlay took out sixth-ranked Trevor Corl of Bellefonte. This time it was a fall in 1:54 after Hayden built a 7-1 lead in the first period. The Husky junior raised his record to 38-1 on the season and captured his second regional crown.
Stewart, a runnerup a year ago, left no doubt he would win a title this year. The junior put on a workmanlike display to take a 3-1 victory over Cameron Jacobson of Allderdice in a battle of top-5 state ranked wrestlers.
Stewart (38-5), ranked third in the state, scored a takedown with 10 second left in the first period. The Husky junior added an escape in the third while only giving up an escape to start the second period. Jacobson came in ranked fifth in the state.
Hartsock (34-6) was dominate in his run to the 195-pound crown. The Husky junior scored a fall and a technical fall before winning a 9-0 major over State College’s Cory Dreibelbis in the finals. Hartsock had a takedown and three-point nearfall in the first, an escape and takedown in the second and an escape in the third, cruising to his second regional title.
Myers, just a sophomore, made his second trip to regionals a memorable one with a dramatic 8-7 overtime victory over Brandon Sauers of Erie Prep in the battle for third at 120 pounds.
Myers (27-12) was up 7-3 late in regulation when he was reversed to his back by Sauers, tying the score at 4-all and sending the match to overtime. After riding Sauers out in the first 30-seconds, Myers escaped with just two seconds left in his 30-second rideout for the victory and a berth in the state tournament.
One bittersweet note was Isaac Underhill’s bid for Hershey ended when the senior lost 5-2 to Haydn Swartwood of Jersey Shore in the battle for third-place at 152. With the bout knotted at 2-2 going into the third, Swartwood escaped and scored a late takedown to capture the win. Underhill beat Swartwood in the season ending dual meet by a 5-3 score.
Underhill finished his season at 32-10 and ended a fine high school career with a 111-43 career mark and three NW regional appearances. He is also the first wrestler to reach the century mark in wins for Mifflin County High School.
Kyle Smith (113), Keith Corson (170) and Mike Bielski (182) also saw their seasons end with losses on Saturday. Smith and Bielski are juniors, while Corson, a three-year starter, is a senior.
Northwest Regional Class AAA Results
113: Kyle Smith pinned Jared Prude, Allderdice, 4:30.
120: Noah Myers major dec. Bryce Reichenbach, Selinsgrove, 9-0.
152: Isaac Underhill technical fall Nathan Hagg, Hollidaysburg, 15-0 (3:03).
170: Ian Malesiewski, Erie Prep dec. Keith Corson, 3-0 TB (Corson eliminated)
182: Travis Perry, Punxsutawney major dec. Mike Bielski, 10-1 (Bielski eliminated)
138: Trent Hidlay pinned Noah Burkhardt, Erie McDowell, 1:32.
145: Hayden Hidlay pinned Collin Delattre, Warren, 3:35.
160: Noah Stewart technical fall Christian Steffen, St. Marys, 16-0 (5:24).
195: Trey Hartsock technical fall Mike Hughes, Erie Prep, 15-0 (5:45)
113: Tyler McKinney, Erie Prep dec. Kyle Smith, 3-1 (Smith eliminated)
120: Naoh Myers dec. Josiah McClarren, Clearfield, 7-3.
152: Isaac Underhill dec. Teagan O’Sullivan, Erie Prep, 2-1.
120: Noah Myers dec. Leno Ciotti, General McLane, 3-1.
152: Isaac Underhill dec. Demetri Probst, Central Mountain, 3-1.
106: Cole Manley, Altoona dec. Geo Barzona, Central Mountain, 1-0.
113: Carmine Ciotti, General McLane dec. Charlie Lenox, Erie McDowell, 5-2.
120: Keanan Bottorf, Central Mountain dec. Aaron Ehrgott, Meadville, 10-9.
126: Seth Koleno, BEA dec. Roshaun Cooley, Williamsport, 1-0.
132: D.J. Fehlman, Warren dec. Brock Port, Bellefonte, 5-1 OT.
138: Trent Hidlay, Mifflin County dec. Giovanni Ciotti, General McLane, 3-1 TB.
145: Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County pinned Trevor Corl, Bellefonte, 1:54.
152: Kaleb Young, Punxsutawney major dec. Keller Watkins, General McLane, 15-4.
160: Noah Stewart, Mifflin County dec. Cameron Jacobson, Allderdice, 3-1.
170: D.J. Hollingshead, Altoona major dec. Gavin Caprio, Central Mountain, 11-2.
182: Nathan Bingaman, Selinsgrove dec. Kyle Sult, General McLane, 5-1.
195: Trey Hartsock, Mifflin County major dec. Cory Drebelbis, State College, 9-0.
220: Andrew Boob, Selinsgrove dec. Jake Huling, Jersey Shore, 2-1.
285: Josh Fye, BEA pinned Ben Bish, Meadville, 1:33.
106: Kolby Ho, DuBois dec. Brady Sittinger, Erie Prep, 4-2.
113: Hunter Zondory, Jersey Shore major dec. Hunter Hileman, Altoona, 10-2.
120: Noah Myers, Mifflin County dec. Leno Ciotti, General McLane, 8-7 TB.
126: Hunter Hendricks, General McLane dec. Nick Gittens, Shikellamy, 11-5.
132: TeNauz Gregory, Erie Prep dec. Dalton Long, Hollidaysburg, 3-0.
138: Noah Burkhardt, Erie McDowell dec. Dakota Weitoish, P-O, 1-0.
145: Luke McGonigal, Clearfield pinned Kyle Pecht, St. Marys, 1:36.
152: Haydn Swartwood, Jersey Shore dec. Isaac Underhill, Mifflin County, 5-2. (Underhill eliminated)
160: Perry Arrington, Punxsutawney dec. Connor Wurst, Erie Prep, 3-2.
170: Ethan Laird, General McLane dec. Ryan Dailey, Erie McDowell, 6-3.
182: Isaac Porter, Central Mountain dec. Derek Reagle, Warren, 3-2.
195: Loc Long, Central Mountain pinned Travis Ogden, Clearfield, 4:28.
220: Ian Mallory, General McLane dec. Luke Carr, Meadville, 3-1.
285: Jason Oakes, Titusville dec. Hunter Gill, Hollidaysburg, 4-2 OT.
Team Scores (Top 10)
1. Mifflin County 140.5
2. General McLane 136.5
3. Central Mountain 127
4. Erie Prep 83.5
5. Altoona 75.5
6. Jersey Shore 74.5
7. Erie McDowell 65.5
8. Bellefonte 60.5
9. BEA 55.5
10. Meadville 53.5
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