LOYSBURG - Claysburg-Kimmel freshman Cole Hypes had only wrestled in one bout prior to Thursday night's match against Northern Bedford.
Hypes, who just happens to be at James Dodson's weight at 132, made the most of his latest appearance in the Bulldog lineup.
He trailed Brendan Over, 5-2, in the third period, but Hypes headlocked Over from the bottom position and pinned in 5:05, pumping up the C-K bench and kickstarting the Bulldogs, ranked third in the Mirror rankings, to a 47-24 win before a large crowd at NBC.
Photo for the Mirror by Tami Ogline Knopsnyder
Claysburg-Kimmel’s Cole Hypes looks for a takedown of Northern Bedford’s Brendan Over. Hypes won by fall.
"The 132-pound match was was the transition," NBC first-year coach Brian Dutchcot said. "It looked like Brendan was controlling the match pretty decently. That takes the air out of you. The entire bench felt that, no doubt."
"Cole is a tough-nosed kid, and he's dangerous," C-K coach Dave Marko said. "He's got big move capability. It's just a matter of we have to clean some things up for him so he doesn't make as many mistakes and get himself into a position where he has to go for something like that.
While Hypes energized C-K (4-2), Kalib Weyandt helped the cause by staying with NBC veteran Mason Replogle. The Panthers looked for bonus points at 126, but Replogle, who weighed in at 120, had to settle for a 5-0 win over Weyandt.
"I thought Kalib Weyandt wrestled Replogle very well," Marko said. "Kalib is a bugger to score on."
The victory might have come with a price for the Bulldogs. Josh Brown, the Mirror's top-ranked 106-pounder, used up 3:54 of blood time against Cody Guyer due to a possible broken nose.
Nathan Sell and Clayton Claar got the Bulldogs off on the right foot with pins at 113 and 120, respectively. Sell pinned Matt Gochnour in 2:33, and Claar used a half nelson to put away Alex Defibaugh in 3:03.
After Replogle's win, Over extended his lead to three with a takedown with 3 seconds left in the second. But Hypes, who cradled Defibaugh for his first two points, struck in the third.
C-K then put big guns James Dodson and Ty Dively out on the mat at 138 and 145, respectively. Dodson earned a hard-fought 4-1 decision over Damian Corle, and the top-ranked Dively built an 11-0 lead on Marcus Crawford before pinning him in 2:31. C-K held a 27-3 lead.
The Panthers (3-4) stopped C-K's momentum in the next two weights as Dutchcot shifted Drew Gartland and Matt Sollenberger up to 152 and 160. Gartland pinned Ethan Miller in 3:26, and Sollenberger earned a 7-3 win over Lucas Hazim.
"I still saw an outside opportunity," Dutchcot said. "That's why I bumped Gartland up to 152. I would have loved to have seen the match between Gartland and Dively, but instead of being a fan, I have to be a coach and give my team the best opportunity to win."
C-K's Dylan Weyant, who returned to the lineup Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, moved up to 170 and pinned Dylan Shipley in 1:54.
Bulldog 182-pounder Tyler Ickes recorded a rarity, earning a first-period technical fall of Duelin Douglas.
NBC's Eric Grace pinned Caleb Burkett in 1:24 at 195, and C-K's Doug Knisely followed with a fall over Josh Brunner in 3:34 at 220.
After NBC's top-ranked 285-pounder Quinton Hixson built a 6-0 lead on Titus Feathers before pinning him in 3:08. Brown built a 5-1 lead thanks to a first-period takedown and three-point nearfall, but after that, the objective was to finish and not use up his 5 minutes of blood time.
"He kept saying 'I don't want to lose this match,' " Marko said. "It's a shame because we could have had a pin earlier in the match. It kind of went in the third period to a mode of just survival."
The Bulldogs will now get ready for their Saturday mat at top-ranked Bedford, but they were relishing Thursday's win.
"Make no mistake, this is going to be one that the kids will enjoy for a little bit," Marko said, "because this is one of the matches we circle every year."
"They took it to us," Dutchcot said. "They beat us up. We just have to look at this as it's over and done with. Let's move on from here."
113-Sell, CK, pinned Gochnour, 2:33; 120-Claar, CK, pinned Defibaugh, 3:03; 126-Replogle, NB, dec. Weyandt, 5-0; 132-Hypes, CK, pinned Over, 5:05; 138-Dodson, CK, dec. Corle, 4-1; 145-Dively, CK, pinned Crawford, 2:37; 152-Gartland, NB, pinned Miller, 3:26.
160-Sollenberger, NB, dec. Hazim, 7-3; 170-Weyant, CK, pinned Shipley, 1:54; 182-Ickes, CK, tech. fall Douglas, 16-0, 1:52; 195-Grace, NB, pinned Burkett, 1:24; 220-Knisely, CK, pinned Brunner, 3:34; 285-Hixson, NB, pinned Feathers, 3:08; 106-Brown, CK, dec. Guyer, 5-1.
Records: Claysburg-Kimmel (4-2); Northern Bedford (3-4).