CM Wildcats fall 41-22 in home-dual meet versus State College
By BILL ALBRIGHT
Express Sports Writer
MILL HALL — For the Central Mountain wrestling team, the tough dual meet opponents just keep coming along.
Last week it was Mifflin County, then to the Dallastown Duals for the likes of Cumberland Valley, Emmaus and Penn Manor over the weekend.
Tuesday night, it was rolling out the mat for another tough District VI opponent in State College.
When all of the dust cleared from that fracas, the Little Lions prevailed as they broke open a close meet for a 41-22 win.
Sometimes in a dual meet, winning or losing the coin toss makes no significant difference in the outcome. However, according to CM head coach Biff Walizer, against the Little Lions it meant a lot.
“We lost the flip at the beginning and that determined that they could bump at 126 and all those guys up through,” said Walizer. “They got every matchup they wanted, but in spite of that, they also out-fought us. Hats off to SC because they have a nice team and that was a nice performance by them.”
Most of the State High out-fighting the ‘Cats came in the close matches.
“We had a number of guys who were losing close bouts in the third period, but you wouldn’t have known it if you didn’t see the scoreboard,” said Walizer. “The guys were still taking the shots and that is how you win if you are SC. When they were in a close match, they stayed on their offense and kept scoring points. Unfortunately, we were still on defense even though we were on the losing side of things on the scoreboard.”
Derek Keen got the Wildcats off and running at 113 as he used six takedowns and eight back points for a 20-4 technical fall over Bailey Weaverling in 5:22. before Braylen Corter made a third-period escape stand up for a 1-0 shutout over Anthony Herzing.
Taylor Weaver made it three in a row for the Wildcats as he manhandled Owen Barr for a 7-0 lead before rocking Barr to sleep for the fall in 1:36 with a cradle.
Carter Weaverling stopped the bleeding for the Little Lions at 132 with a fall in 2:18 over Tristen Probst and Owen Woolcott followed suit to Weaverling’s effort with a fall in 3:56 over Hayden Walizer.
Clayton Leidy gave the Little Lions their first lead (16-14) in the dual meet when he racked up an 11-2 major decision over Kaden Falls before Lane Porter swung the pendulum back in favor of CM with a quick slick and deck job over Kyle Martin 61 seconds into the match.
Harrison Hoopes put the Little Lions back in the winner’s circle with a 6-4 decision over Damien Galentine at 160 before Braden Newby put the Lions back on top when he pinned Ashton Intallura at the 4:35 mark of their hookup at 170.
Lance Urbas extended the SC lead at 182 when he picked up State’s second straight fall at 5:45 over Caleb Porter before Ty Price of SC scored four big points in the final period for a 6-5 win over Gage Sutliff at 195.
Tate McLaughlin put the meet in the books as a “W” for the Little Lions when he outlasted Nik Miller for a 7-4 win at 220 before Cyrus McCarl defeated Harrison Schoen 6-1 for the Wildcats last win of the evening.
For State, highly-touted Hayden Cuningham tossed a 4-0 shutout at Gino Serafini to set the final.
State College 41, Central Mountain 22
113 – Derek Keen, CM, tech fall Bailey Weaverling, 17-1. 5:22.
120 – Braylen Corter, CM, dec. Anthony Herzig, 1-0.
126 – Taylor Weaver, CM, pinned Owen Barr, 1:36.
132 – Carter Weaverling, SC, pinned Tristan Probst, 2:18.
138 – Owen Woolcott, SC, pinned Hayden Walizer, 3:56.
145 – Clayton Leidy, SC, major dec. Kaden Falls, 11-2.
152 – Lane Porter, CM, pinned Kyle Martin, 1:01.
160 – Harrison Hoopes, SC, dec. Damien Galentine, 6-4.
170 – Braden Newby, SC, pinned Ashton Intallura, 4:55.
182 – Lance Urbas, SC, pinned Lucas Porter, 4:15.
195 – Ty Price, SC, dec. Gage Sutliff, 6-5.
220 – Tate McLaughlin, SC, dec Nik Miller, 7-4.
285 – Cyrus McCarl, CM, dec. Harrison Schoen, 6-1.
106 – Hayden Cunningham, SC, dec. Gino Serafini, 4-0.
Official: Aaron Gutskey