PHILIPSBURG - Philipsburg-Osceola won two close bouts in the final three weights, including Chris Thompson's 3-0 win over returning District 6 Class AAA champion Travis Giedroc in the meet-ender at 106, to secure a 37-36 high school wrestling win over Bald Eagle Area Wednesday.
The teams actually tied at 36-36, but the Mounties won the dual meet on Criteria D, which is most bout wins. P-O had eight bout wins to BEA's six.
P-O sophomore Nick Gray earned a 2-1 win over Ben Verbitsky at 220 to break a 30-30 tie. Bryan Descavish (113) and Jeffrey Thompson (160) had P-O's pins, and Logan Walstrom (152) won by technical fall.
113-Descavish, PO, pinned Stine, 1:57; 120-Noll, BEA, pinned Barnhart, 2:32; 126-Bainey, PO, dec. McCaslin, 11-6; 132-Millard, PO, maj. dec. Barnard, 11-3; 138-Dillon, BEA, won by forfeit; 145-Smith, PO, won by forfeit; 152-Walstrom, PO, tech. fall Baney, 18-3, 4:15.
160-J. Thompson, PO, pinned Coakley, 3:31; 170-Taylor, BEA, pinned Prentice, 5:31; 182-Grieb, BEA, pinned Lumadue, 3:41; 195-Varner, BEA, pinned Anstine, 5:40; 220-Gray, PO, dec. Verbitsky, 2-1; 285-Sharkey, BEA, pinned Dombroski, 1:05; 106-C. Thompson, PO, dec. Giedroc, BEA, 3-0.
Records: Bald Eagle Area (4-2); Philipsburg-Osceola (2-2).
Ridge defeats Colts
NEW PARIS - Thanks to a 267 score from Ethan McCoy, the Chestnut Ridge rifle team beat Northern Cambria, 1,147-832.
The Lions also got a 251 from Kayla Bruning.
Northern was led by Evan Ludwig's 22 and Blair Hornick's 173.
NORTHERN CAMBRIA (832): Ludwig 222, Hornick 173, Weaver 164, Luka 144, Lee 144.
CHESTNUT RIDGE (1,147): McCoy 267, Bruning 251, Lehman 233, Heppert 207, Mickle 189.
JV Score: Chestnut Ridge, 256-237. Mayer, NC, 88; Wojnarwoski, CR, 91.
EVERETT-Despite a score of 273 from Hunter Deremer, the Everett rifle team lost to Meyersdale, 1,251 to 1,238.
The Warriors' top shooter after Deremer was Clay Weyer with a 250. Meyersdale was led by Shane Wisseman with a 262.
EVERETT (1,238): Deremeer 273, Weyer 250, Foor 241, Eppinger 241, Rice 233.
MEYERSDALE (1,251): Wisseman 262, Annie Latshaw 253, Beal 247, Knoblauch 247, Johnson 242.
JV Score: Meyersdale 246-243. Top scorer-Langan, E, 83.