Philipsburg-Osceola wrestlers topple Tyrone, 57-10|
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
By Jaclyn Yingling Sports Writer
PHILIPSBURG - It was a night of firsts for the Philipsburg-Osceola wrestling team.
The Mounties saw one of their wrestlers pick up their first varsity win, while another picked up his first loss of the season after a 16-0 start.
But the loss didn't damper the night as Philipsburg-Osceola went on to topple visiting Tyrone, 57-10.
The Golden Eagles came into the match with a 1-9 record, with their only win coming over Portage, 39-15, to start the season.
The Mounties came out aggressive against Tyrone, recording eight first-period takedowns with a total of 15 in the match.
"We were trying to go after them and tried to intimidate them a little bit," said Mounties head coach Tim McCamley. "I don't know that it worked, but we cleaned up a lot of our shots. We had a high percentage of finishes with our shots, and that's important."
The dual meet began at 113 where P-O's Chris Barnhart picked up a forfeit.
Teammate Bryan Descavish put the Mounties up 12-0 with a fall over Ty Snyder in 4:37 at 120.
Tyrone cut the lead to 12-3 when Jason Schopp eked out a 2-1 victory over Brian Evans at 126.
The duo wrestled through two scoreless periods before Schopp was able to score in the third. Evans chose down and was quickly turned for two nearfall points. Those points proved to be the difference as Evans was unable to score before time ran out.
At 132, P-O's Scott Yarger picked up his first career varsity win, pinning Aleic Hunter in 1:55. Yarger took Hunter down early, then allowed an escape.
He took the Eagle grappler down the second time and got him to his back at the edge of the mat for the fall.
"Yarger did a nice job," McCamley said. "That's his first varsity win in his second match.
Dallas Kephart bumped up to 138 to fill in for Caleb Shively, who was out. Kephart fell behind Luke McCloskey, 2-1, after the first period before tying up the match at 2-2 in the second.
McCloskey chose down to start the third, and Kephart quickly took advantage. As soon as the whistle sounded, Kephart flipped McCloskey to his back. He was unable to score the fall, but picked up three nearfall points to take the 5-2 lead.
After the two went out of bounds, Kephart did the same move again, only this time McCloskey was able to wriggle free and get the escape.
The match ended at 5-4 after McCloskey was awarded a point for stalling right at the buzzer.
"Dallas did a good job moving up a weight class," said McCamley. "Both kids (Kephart and Yarger) weighed in at 132. Sometimes you can hold back moving up a weight, but he did a good job. He really went after it."
The Mounties' Justin Millard put his team up 26-3 with a 21-5 technical fall over William Sessamen. Millard led 8-4 after the first period. He added nine more points in the second period, before piling on the last two nearfall points in the third for the victory in 4:15.
P-O's Andrew Greenawalt followed that up with a pin in 1:50 at 152 pounds, giving the hosts a 32-3 advantage.
Connor Mann picked up a 15-7 major decision over Jacob Damon at 160 before Jay Prentice garnered a forfeit at 170.
Up 42-3 heading into what looked to be one of the better bouts of the night at 182, P-O sent out Bub Lumadue to face Tyrone's Jared Beckwith.
Lumadue came into the match with a 16-0 record, while Beckwith had a 7-2 mark.
The two went scoreless through the first period. Lumadue had first choice and took down to start the second. He quickly escaped, but was unable to take Beckwith down to the mat. The Tyrone wrestler was able to grab a takedown with 28 seconds to go in the frame to take the 2-1 lead.
Beckwith also chose down to start the third and nabbed an escape. He then took Lumadue down and put him on his back for three nearfall points to set the final at 8-1.
"They've probably wrestled each other 10 times," McCamley said. "Bub is getting closer. That's all we can do. We just have to make small strides. He knew he wasn't going undefeated all year. He was competitive and he could have won that match. We will go back and look at the film and make some adjustments."
Tyrone got its second straight win of the night as D.J. Wunder toppled R.J. Kephart, 15-5, at 195 to trim the score to 42-10.
P-O finished out the match with three victories, setting the final at 57-10.
Nick Gray picked up a fall at 220, while Mason Pryde won by a 7-0 decision. Chris Thompson nabbed a forfeit at 106 to close out the meet.
"We went after the falls," said McCamley. "There were some matches that were close and we pulled away in the end. Being at home didn't hurt either."
The Mounties improved to 7-3 overall. P-O hosts Bald Eagle Area on Tuesday.
113-Chris Barnhart, PO, won by forfeit. (6-0).
120-Bryan Descavish, PO, pinned Ty Snyder, T, 4:37. (12-0).
126-Jason Schopp, T, dec. Brian Evans, PO, 2-1. (12-3).
132-Scott Yarger, PO, pinned Aleic Hunter, T, 1:55. (18-3).
138-Dallas Kephart, PO, dec. Luke McCloskey, T, 5-4. (21-3).
145-Justin Millard, PO, tech fall William Sessamen, T, 21-5, 4:15. (26-3).
152-Andrew Greenawalt, PO, pinned Nick Getz, T, 1:50. (32-3).
160-Connor Mann, PO, maj. dec. Jacob Damon, T, 15-7. (36-3).
170-Jay Prentice, PO, won by forfeit. (42-3).
182-Jared Beckwith, T, dec. Bub Lumadue, PO, 8-1. (42-6).
195-D.J. Wunder, T, maj. dec. R.J. Kephart, PO, 15-5. (42-10).
220-Nick Gray, PO, pinned Justin Reader, T, 3:31. (48-10).
285-Mason Pryde, PO, dec. Dakota Walk, T, 7-0. (51-10).
106-Chris Thompson, PO, won by forfeit. (57-10).