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Bellefonte rolls over Penns Valley 60-17

By: KENNY VARNER

For The Express

SPRING MILLS – Despite the cold and snowy weather outside, the Bellefonte wrestling team heated up the mats Tuesday nights as they topped a feisty Penns Valley team 60-17 in Mountain League action.

The Red Raiders rolled up seven pins en route to the victory.

Despite trailing at one point 54-0, Penns Valley finished strong in the contest posting wins in three of their last four matches on the evening.

“You come into this match you are always nervous. It just seems to fall on this date all the time where we come back from the Bald Eagle Duals, when you wrestle fives times in a day the guys come out a little banged up and we have the Virginia Duals upcoming,” said Bellefonte coach Mike Maney. “So the thing we wanted to stress on Monday was to focus. Focus on this match and nothing else. Don’t worry about the trip upcoming. Just go out and take care of business.”

And take care of business they did.

Starting off at 170, Ethan Ivicic got Bellefonte started with a second period takedown and back points and an eventual decision over Dristen Wolfe, 5-0.

At 182 , Red Raider John Nastase got his hands raised via a forfeit.

The Red Raiders continued to roll at 195 as Tyler Benner picked up the team’s first pin of the match when he pinned Caleb Packer at 2:30.

Bellefonte got Nother easy win at 220 as Ethan Rossman picked up the team’s second forfeit of the night.

In the heavyweight division at 285, Max Berrier upped the Bellefonte score to 27-0 when he pinned Rylee Brungart at 3:51.

The lightweights for Bellefonte were just as successful.

At 106, Aidan O’Shea pinned the Rams Chase Fleshman, at 4:17.

At 113, Aaron Little found himself in a battle. With an early takedown in the first period, Little picked up the decIsion over Justin Darlington, 2-0.

120 – pounder, Nate Smith picked his team up yet another pin as he rolled Hayden Yearick onto his back for the pin at 2:57.

At 126, Jude Swisher kept the Red Raider momentum going as he pinned Nate Long at 3:01.

Alex Coppolo at 113, made it three pins in a row as he pinned Malachi Thompson at 1:35.

Penns Valley finally got on the board at 138, Clayton Royer dominated from beginning to end picking up a tech. fall over Brady Martin at 3:55.

At 145, Penns Valley got its first pin of the night when Micah Fetterolf pinned Alec Bossert late in the third period at 5:53.0.

152 – pounder Malachi Duvall made it two consecutive pins for the Rans when he pinned Andrew McChesney early at 1:11.

In the final match at 160, Ethan Richner ended the match on a strong note for Bellefonte pinning Charles Martin early on at :41.

Bellefonte 60 , Penns Valley 17

106 – Aidan O’Shea (B) pinned Chase Fleshman, 4:17.

113 – Aaron Little (B) decJustin Darlington (PV), 2-0.

120 – Nate Smith (B) pinned Hayden Yearick (PV), 2:57.

126 – Jude Swisher (B) pinned Nate Long (PV), 3:01.

132 – Alex Coppolo (B) pinned Malachi Thompson (PV), 1:35.

138 – Clayton Royer (PV) tech. Fall Brady Martin (B), 3:55.

145 – Micah Fetterolf (PV) pinned Alec Bossert (B), 5:53.0.

152 – Malachi Duvall (PV) pinned Andrew McChesney (B) 1:11.

160 – Ethan Richner(B) pinned Charles Martin (PV), :41.

170 – Ethan Ivicic(B) dec. Dristen Wolfe (PV), 5-0.

182 – John Nastase (B)forfeit

195 -Tyler Benner (B) pinned Caleb Packer (PV),2:30.

220 – Ethan Rossman (B) forfeit

285 – Max Berrier (B) pinned Rylee Brungart(PV), 3:51.

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