Newport stampedes through Indians
Wileman, Weiand win on senior night
COCOLAMUS — When you have to forfeit six weight classes the object isn’t to win dual meets, it’s to be as competitive as you can in the matches you do wrestle.
Juniata wrestling coach Mike Robinson took solace in the fact his wrestlers were competitive in the eight matches contested, but in the end the Indians couldn’t overcome the forfeits in a 60-16 Tri-Valley League loss to Newport on senior night Wednesday at East Juniata High School.
The Buffaloes (12-1, 4-0) won 11 matches scoring bonus points in nine of those with six forfeits, three falls and two decisions. The Indians (2-8, 0-5) won three of the eight contested matches, gaining bonus points in all three bouts with two technical falls and a pin.
“Overall, the guys wrestled well. They were aggressive. They went out and went after it. There was some great matches,” Robinson said. “The forfeits just kill you. It’s a big deficit and there’s nothing we can do about it. Our individual matches went well. It was a good night for the seniors, some won and some fell a little short, but they all got good mat time.”
The match started at 132 and Dan Capozzoli recorded a fall in 1:25 over Jacob Gilson, giving Newport the 6-0 advantage. Juniata cut the deficit to 6-5 when Tanner Weiand picked up two takedowns, a reversal and seven nearfall points in a 15-0 technical fall in 5:22 over Clayton Gothel at 132.
The Buffaloes made it 24-5 when Devan Blose decked Albert Heister in 2:47 of their 145-pound bout. Newport picked up forfeits at 152 and 160 before Tyler Wileman got the Indians back in the win column with an 18-2 tech fall over Mason Huggins at 170 pounds.
Wileman (14-1) toyed with Huggins, scoring three takedowns and 10 nearfall points in the victory.
“Tyler Wileman put on an exhibition and took care of business. He chained wrestled, flowing from one move to the other and that’s what we stress they have to do,” Robinson said.
Brenden Leach made it 27-10 for Newport with a 9-2 decision over Parker Noss at 182. Leach scored a five-point move in the first period, giving him all the cushion he would need. The Buffaloes locked up the dual with four straight forfeits from 195 through 106 and an insurmountable 48-10 lead.
Tye Jabs wrestled hard at 113 pounds, falling 8-6 to Calvin Sarver. Jabs reversed Sarver to start the third period tying the match at 6-all before Sarver returned the favor with a reversal with 26 seconds left in regulation for the win.
“Tye wrestled well despite the loss. He wanted to win and just fell a little short at the end. He wrestled a full six minutes,” Robinson said.
In the most thrilling bout of the evening, Cameron Swigart (10-3) reversed Andrew Degiglio to his back late in the third to break a 4-4 tie and come away with a fall with one second left on the clock in their 120-pound bout.
“That’s pretty impressive. Cam lost to him last year and it was pretty bad. That just shows you where the hard work and dedication during the summer months is paying off,” Robinson said. “He’s a good, hard-nosed kid. He’s fun to work with. He’s tough. He has a bright future. He’s just a freshman, so he’s still finding his way, but he’s going to make some noise.”
After two scoreless periods, the action was fast and furious in the third. Swigart chose bottom and escaped. Degiglio scored the first takedown on a headlock to make it 2-1 before Swigart escaped and hit a deuce of his own for the 4-2 lead with less than a minute left in regulation.
Degiglio evened things up with a reversal before Swigart saw his opening for the winning move and the exciting pin.
“I wanted to go out there and get it done. He beat me last year, so I wanted to go out there and beat him,” Swigart said. “I was scared a couple times. He hit some headlocks, but I got my hips up and wrestled through it. I kept thinking I had to go. It was an amazing feeling. As soon as he stepped up I knew it was going to be there and I hit it. The goal is to be a state qualifier this season and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Newport closed out the dual at 126 with a win when Grant Kauffman pinned Tansen Miller in 1:53.
Juniata honored Wileman, Weiand, Heister, Noss and Dan Metallo on senior night.
“Our seniors mean a lot to this program. You can’t find a better young man to work with than Albert (Heister). He has a great attitude all the time. Tanner (Weiand) can be hot and cold but on the mat he’s dangerous. He’s a good young man. He came through tonight,” Robinson said. “Parker (Noss) has a great attitude. He’s wrestling up a weight right now and doing a good job. Dan (Metallo) is a newbie who came out as a senior. We’re glad to have him and be part of the team. Can’t say enough about Tyler (Wileman). He works hard, has his goals set. He wants to be on the top of the podium at the end of the year and he’s focused on doing just that.”
The Indians host the Juniata Duals on Saturday.
Newport 60, Juniata 16
132: Daniel Capozzoli (NEHS) over Jacob Gilson (JUHS) (Fall 1:25) 138: Tanner Weiand (JUHS) over Clayton Gothel (NEHS) (TF 15-0 5:22) 145: Devan Blose (NEHS) over Albert Heister (JUHS) (Fall 2:47) 152: William Davis (NEHS) over (JUHS) (For.) 160: Nathan Rode (NEHS) over (JUHS) (For.) 170: Tyler Wileman (JUHS) over Mason Huggins (NEHS) (TF 18-2 3:37) 182: Brenden Leach (NEHS) over Parker Noss (JUHS) (Dec 9-2) 195: Matthew Godbout (NEHS) over (JUHS) (For.) 220: Ethan Rode (NEHS) over (JUHS) (For.) 285: Andrew Wright (NEHS) over (JUHS) (For.) 106: Ganon Smith (NEHS) over (JUHS) (For.) 113: Calvin Sarver (NEHS) over Tye Jabs (JUHS) (Dec 8-6) 120: Cameron Swigart (JUHS) over Andrew Degiglio (NEHS) (Fall 5:59) 126: Grant Kauffman (NEHS) over Tansen Miller (JUHS) (Fall 1:53)
Midd-West 45, Montoursville 42
MIDDLEBURG — Midd-West has made strides in each passing game and on Wednesday night, it put it all together in a 45-42 win over Montoursville in Heartland Conference girls basketball.
The win is is the first of the year for the Mustangs.
Alyssa Keister (13 points) and Shayla Heckman (12) combined to score 25 points for the Mustangs who coach Lisa Wagner said played much better offensively — something she has been harping on all year.
“We never gave up the lead. We made 10- of-12 from the line in the second half –somewhere we really have struggled all year,” she said. “Offensively, we have struggled all year and finally, tonight, we shot the ball well, especially in the first half (46 percent). Tonight, we played our best defensive game. I’m so proud of all of them on how hard they all played. Hopefully this gives us the confidence we need.”
The Mustangs also won the JV game, 21-20. Alexis Walter was the leading scorer with 11.
Midd-West hosts Shamokin Saturday.
Midd-West 45, Montoursville 42
Allyse Marchioni 5 1-2 12, Kenna Mensinger 1 0-0 2, Mackenzie Weaver 2 0-0 5, Mackenzie Cohick 3 0-1 6, Lydia Albert 6 2-8 14, Madalyn Adams 1 0-0 3. Totals: 18 3-11 42.
3-point goals: Marchioni, Adams.
Did not score: Maddy Probst, Madalyn Adams.
Rylee Shawver 0 2-6 2, Shayla Heckman 4 4-4 12, Alyssa Keister 4 4-4 13, Zoe Webb 2 1-2 5, Makenna Dietz 0 1-2 1, Jenna Paige 0 1-3 1, Gabby Selleck 3 0-0 6, Alexis Walter 2 0-0 5. Totals: 15 13-21 45.
3-point goals: Keister, Walter.
Did not score: Marlo Spriggle, Arianna Rich.
Score by quarters
Montoursville 11-11-11-9 — 42
Midd-West 17-12-6-10 — 45