Golden Tide Encounter Formidable Foes at Clearfield Duals

HYDE – The Curwensville Area High School wrestling team entered Saturday’s Clearfield Duals at .500 but wound up in a very tough pool bracket and lost to a quartet of opponents who brought once-beaten records into Weiss Gym. 

The Golden Tide was beaten 64-12 by Pleasant Valley, 52-23 by Ridgway, 52-24 by Valley and 55-21 by Sharpsville. 

Combined, those four squads were 28-4 before Saturday, and three went on to win their place matches. Pleasant Valley, which placed fifth in the season-opening Reno (Nev.) Tournament of Champions, emerged as champion with a 47-18 win over General McLane and now owns a 13-1 record. 

Ridgway (14-3) defeated Clearfield 48-27 for fifth place and Valley (11-4) edged Port Allegany 36-34 for seventh, while Sharpsville (15-3) lost to Peters Township 44-24 with third place at stake. 

Because of injuries, Curwensville was shorthanded for the ninth-place match against Montoursville and came out on the short end of a 33-27 verdict. 

“We experienced quality competition,” Golden Tide coach Duane Wriglesworth said. “Some of our athletes were able to rebound from some tough losses, and some were able to come from behind and secure wins. 

“Jake Keller stood out by achieving three falls and a technical fall.” 

However, the Golden Tide senior 138-pounder suffered his first setback of the season when Montoursville’s David Batkowski (21-1) staved off his comeback bid to hold on for an 8-7 victory. 

Batkowski, who placed sixth at 130 pounds in last year’s PIAA Class AA Championships, was handed his only loss, 4-2, by undefeated 145-pounder Kyle Barnes of Hughesville in the Top Hat Tournament. 

According to Wriglesworth, Batkowski used up all of his injury time during two timeouts and had to fight off several takedown attempts by Keller in the third period. 

Batkowski hit two sweep singles for first-period takedowns and a lead he never relinquished, adding another takedown in the third period. 

Wriglesworth noted Keller (17-1) worked a takedown in the middle period but was unable to turn Batkowski. All of the Golden Tide standout’s other points were escapes. 

“I was glad to see Jake build momentum as the match wore on,” Wriglesworth said. 

Curwensville (5-10) will be on the road again this week for a dual meet at Brookville Thursday and the Fred Bell Memorial Tournament at Grove City Friday and Saturday. 

PLEASANT VALLEY 64, CURWENSVILLE 12 

106 – Kenny Yanovich, PV, pinned Sam Bressler, :21. (PV 6-0)

113 – Sean Bianco, PV, won by forfeit. (PV 12-0)

120 – James Felipa, PV, dec. Tyler Mays, 4-1. (PV 15-0)

126 – Michael Dahlstrom, PV, major dec. Brandon Sass,  9-1. (PV 19-0)

132 – Ernest Klingel, PV, pinned Trey McKenzie, :51. (PV 25-0)

138 – Jake Keller, Cur, pinned Leika Pete, :42. (PV 25-6)

145 – Alex Yanovich, PV, pinned Alex Holt, :17. (PV 31-6)

152 – David Gehr, PV, pinned Dakota Royer, 3:19. (PV 37-6)

160 – Joell Toledo, PV, dec. Austin Pollick, :37. (PV 43-6)

170 – Darquise Harper, PV, pinned Nate Wriglesworth, :48. (PV 49-6)

182 – Hunter Deihl, PV, pinned Chad Desmett, 3:09. (PV 55-6)

195 – Jake Kavelak,  Cur, won by forfeit. (PV 55-12)

220 – Dominick Ammirato, PV, dec. Ricky Magnuson, 6-0. (PV 58-12)

285 – Mike Benner, PV, pinned Brad Stubbs, :47. (PV 64-12) 

RIDGWAY 52, CURWENSVILLE 23 

106 – No match.

113 – Cody Stahl, R, pinned Bressler,  1:45. (R 6-0)

120 – Mays, Cur, won by forfeit. (R 6-6)

126 – Brett Himes, R, pinned Sass, 5:48. (R 12-6)

132 – Corey Bush, R, tech fall McKenzie, 5:30. (R 17-6)

138 – Keller, Cur, tech fall Dakota Dahler, 4:51. (R 17-11)

145 – Steven Mitchell, R, pinned Holt, :35. (R 23-11)

152 – Slade Horner, R, pinned Royer, 1:51. (R 29-11)

160 – Pollick, Cur, pinned Michael Popson, 5:02. (R 29-17)

170 – Kyle Caggiano, R, pinned Wriglesworth, 2:29. (R 35-17)

182 – Jake Himes, R, tech fall Desmett, 4:09. (R 40-17)

195 – Sam Delhunty, R, pinned Kavelak, 3:17. (R 46-17)

220 – Chad Quail, R, pinned Magnuson, :48. (R 52-17)

285 – Stubbs, Cur, pinned Christian Woods, 1:20. (R 52-23) 

VALLEY 52, CURWENSVILLE 24

106 – Caesar Thomas, V, pinned Bressler, 3:22. (V 6-0)

113 – Khalil Taylor, V, won by forfeit. (V 12-0)

120 – Pat DeWitt, V, dec. Mays, 6-2. (V 15-0)

126 – Josiah Hughes, V, dec. Sass, 6-2. (V 18-0)

132 – McKenzie, Cur, won by forfeit. (V 18-6)

138 – Keller, Cur, pinned C.J. Ragins, :39. (V 18-12)

145 – Noah Kankoski, V, pinned Holt, 1:40. (V 24-12)

152 – Tristan Kubrick, V, pinned Royer, 2:29. (V 30-12)

160 – Marcus Davenport, V, major dec. Pollick, 14-2. (V 34-12)

170 – Dylan Clark, V, pinned Wriglesworth, 1:30. (40-12)

182 – Terrell Fields, V, pinned Desmett, 1:22. (V 46-12)

195 – Kavelak, Cur, won by forfeit. (V 46-18)

220 – Magnuson, Cur, pinned Michael Santucci, 3:04. (V 46-24)

285 – Kyre Strickland, V, pinned Stubbs, :25. (V 52-24) 

SHARPSVILLE 55, CURWENSVILLE 21 

106 – Bressler, Cur, pinned Austin Szugye, 2:53. (Cur 6-0)

113 – Joe Sofranko, S, won by forfeit. (6-6)

120 – Chris Enos, S, dec. Mays, 3-0. (S 9-6)

126 – Miles Bowser, S, won by forfeit. (S 15-6)

132 – McKenzie, Cur, dec. Joey Pagliaroli, 6-5. (S 15-9)

138 – Keller, Cur, pinned Travis Burge, 1:40. (15-15)

145 – Travis Swartz, S, major dec. Holt, 14-2. (S 19-15)

152 – Gage Priester, S, pinned Royer, :53. (S 25-15)

160 – Ben Bucher, S, pinned Pollick, 3:59. (S 31-15)

170 – Mike Connors, S, pinned Wriglesworth, 2:16. (S 37-15)

182 – Desmett, Cur, pinned Alex Molina, 2:45. (S 37-21)

195 – Austin Rice, S, pinned Kavelak, 1:29. (S 43-21)

220 – Cody Hughes, S, pinned Magnuson, 1:44. (S 49-21)

285 – Kaleb Robertson, S, pinned Stubbs, 1:22. (S 55-21) 

MONTOURSVILLE 33, CURWENSVILLE 27

106 – Bressler, Cur, won by forfeit. (Cur 6-0)

113 – No match.

120 – Caleb Pearson, M, pinned Mays, 3:34. (6-6)

126 – Justin Hamm, M, won by forfeit. (M 12-6)

132 – Frank Dyer, M, won by forfeit. (M 18-6)

138 – David Batkowski, M, dec. Keller, 8-7. (M 21-6)

145 – Jacob Stanford, M, pinned Holt, 1:46. (M 27-6)

152 – Royer, Cur, pinned Triston Choate, 1:24. (M 27-12)

160 – Pollick, Cur, pinned Benjamin Reighard, 5:48. (M 27-18)

170 – Joseph Schriner, M, dec. Wriglesworth, 7-3. (M 30-18)

182 – Ethan Jones, M, dec. Desmett, 5-1. (M 33-18)

195 – Kavelak, Cur, dec. Lucas Shaheen, 8-4. (M 33-21)

220 – Magnuson, Cur, dec. Nathan Fontaine, 4-0. (M 33-24)

285 – Stubbs, Cur, dec. Daniel Bonds, 8-7. (M 33-27)

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