Ridge finishes third

HERSHEY — After suffering a heartbreaking loss to Southern Columbia in the semifinals of the PIAA Duals on Friday night, Chestnut Ridge didn’t have much time to recover from the loss.

They were back in the Giant Center on Saturday morning. And whatever emotions they were feeling from Friday night didn’t seem to hamper them on Saturday.

The Lions defeated Harbor Creek, 31-27, in the consolation semifinals, and they followed that up with a 39-22 win over Muncy in the consolation finals to finish in third place. It was Ridge’s first Duals medal since finishing second in 2015.

“We wrestled extremely well today,” Ridge coach Greg Lazor said. “Wrestling late last night and having heartbreak is always tough to rebound from, but the boys knew that the biggest goal that we have is to come back with a medal. Any time you walk away with a medal at the team duals, it’s exciting.

“Today for third and fourth, they got on a roll and put a string of real good matches together. The boys did excellent today. I thought we had the advantage through the middle and up top, and they had some hammers that would finish the dual. But even in some of those matches, we were able to pull out, wrestle real well, compete and keep close.”

Against Muncy, the Lions won five of the first seven bouts for a 24-8 lead. Justin McCoy (152) and Austin Crouse (195) won by fall, and Jared McGill (170) picked up a forfeit win. Scott Miller (138) and Brodie Harbaugh (160) earned decisions.

In the second half of the match, Dalton Seace (285) had a pin, and Kai Burkett (106), Gryphon Callihan (120) and Seth Harbaugh (126) earned decisions. Callihan’s 9-3 win over Christian Good secured the dual meet win for the Lions.

In the win over Harbor Creek, McCoy (152) and McGill (160) had pins, and Nathan Holderbaum earned an 18-4 major decision. Miller (138), Ty Claycomb (145), Levi Hobson (170), Burkett (106) and Callihan (120) earned decisions.

“(Callihan) got a couple draws that were favorable. They were decent kids over .500, but he stepped it up and clinched the last two matches for us with some victories.” Lazor said. “So, he had a great tournament. He’s a young pup that stepped up and wrestled well.”

Reynolds won its second straight Duals title with a 30-25 win over Southern Columbia.

The Lions, who finished the regular season with a 16-3 record, will now prepare for the District 5 Tournament, which begins next Friday. They’ll be going for their seventh straight team title.

Huntingdon’s run in the consolations was stopped by Harbor Creek, 44-16, in the consolation quarterfinals.

Roland Mills (113) had a major decision, while Izac Benson (138), Jacob Wagner (145), Myles Baney (152) and Landon Fisher (220) earned decisions. Harbor Creek recorded four pins and a disqualification win when Ryder Kocik was called for a slam of Nick BIlle, and Bille used all of his recovery time.

The Bearcats finished the dual meet season with a 22-4 record. They’ll now prepare for the District 6 Tournament, which begins Friday at Tyrone. The Bearcats have won four straight District 6 titles.

CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS

CHESTNUT RIDGE 31, HARBOR CREEK 27

132–Sallot, HC, dec. Brown, 5-2; 138–Miller, CR, dec. Frampton, 5-0; 145–Claycomb, CR, dec. Stafford, 9-4; 152–McCoy, CR, pinned Charlton, :57; 160–McGill, CR, pinned Krysiak, :28; 170–Hobson, CR, dec. Bratt, 2-1; 182–Watkins, HC, dec. Crouse, 6-2

195–Folmar, HC, pinned Smith, 1:56; 220–Viscuso, HC, dec. Knisely, 6-3; 285–Askins, HC, pinned Seace, 1:55; 106–Burkett, CR, dec. J. Gabler, 8-1; 113–N. Holderbaum, CR, maj. dec. Capan, 18-4; 120–Callihan, CR, dec. M. Gabler, 7-2; 126–Dalton, HC, pinned C. Holderbaum, 1:41.

Records: Chestnut Ridge (15-3)

CONSOLATION FINALS

CHESTNUT RIDGE 39, MUNCY 22

138–Miller, CR, dec. E. Gush, 6-1; 145–Co. Good, M, tech. fall Claycomb, 16-0; 152–McCoy, CR, pinned N. Gush, 4:38; 160–B. Harbaugh, CR, dec. Eisenhower, 8-1; 170–McGill, CR, won by forfeit; 182–Kustenbauter, M, dec. Hobson, 7-2; 195–Crouse, CR, pinned Hembury, :50

220–Poust, M, pinned Knisely, 1:59; 285–Seace, CR, pinned Steele, 4:28; 106–Burkett, CR, dec. Blair, 5-4; 113–Barbario, M, dec. N. Holderbaum, 5-2; 120–Callihan, CR, dec. Ch. Good, 9-3; 126–S. Harbaugh, CR, dec. Vollman, 6-5; 132–Klock, M, tech. fall Brown, 17-2, 3:31.

Records: Chestnut Ridge (16-3)

CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS

HARBOR CREEK 44, HUNTINGDON 16

126–Oosterkamp, HC, pinned Kisiel, H, :53; 132–Sallot, HC, pinned Rhone, :11; 138–Benson, H, dec. Krewszeski, 9-7; 145–Wagner, H, dec. Frampton, 4-3; 152–Baney, H, dec. Charlton, 6-2; 160–Bratt, HC, maj. dec. Knode, 10-2; 170–Watkins, HC, dec. Finkle, 5-2

182–Bille, HC, won by disqualification over Kocik; 195–Folmar, HC, maj. dec. Mykut, 10-2; 220–Fisher, H, dec. Viscuso, 7-2; 285–Askins, HC, pinned Reed, 3:43; 106–J. Gabler, HC, pinned Bilger, 1:49; 113–Mills, H, maj. dec. Vanderburg, 8-0; 120–Capan, HC, dec. Reamer, 6-4.

Records: Huntingdon (22-4)

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