Bison Wrestlers Escape With Victory Over Flying Dutch

HYDE — There were only nine contested bouts in the dual meet between the host Clearfield Bison (2-4) and the visiting Flying Dutch of St. Marys, with the Dutch winning five of those bouts; but the Bison came away with their second win at the Weiss Gymnasium this week, 35-25.

Nolan Barr turned Lane Dellaquilla three times without the fall, but still clinched the match for the Bison (Photo by Jay Siegel)

The dual wasn’t officially decided until the final match of the night when Bison freshman Nolan Barr ((7-6) dominated fellow freshman Lane Dellaquilla (2-4) by a 16-3 count. The match wasn’t without controversy, however, as Barr was hit with two penalty points – one an illegal chicken wing and the other a hands to the face call. With both of those calls coming in the first period, the score was only 5-3 in favor of Barr after one. But Barr turned the Dutch frosh for three in each of the final periods to secure the Bison team victory. An unlikely fall by Dellaquilla would have forged a 31-31 all tie.

The match started at 120, where freshman Karson Kline (12-6) received the first of three Bison forfeits.

The Dutch cut the Bison lead in half when junior Tylor Herzing (10-6) scored seven third period points in a 9-4 comeback win over another Bison freshman, Luke Freeland (9-8) at 126.

St. Marys took the lead 9-6 after Marco Paropacic (3-4) took down and pinned Bison junior Peyton Smay (3-9) in 34 seconds of their 132 pound bout.

At 138, the visitors widened their margin to 15-6 when senior Tyler Dilley also picked up a first period fall over Bison sophomore Justin Hand (3-6). Dilley was a PIAA state qualifier his sophomore season, but missed last year due to injury.

Senior Jude Pallo (7-3) started the Bison comeback at 145 with a dominating performance on his feet, taking down Gregory Tettis nine times in an 18-7 major decision.

Jude Pallo had nine takedowns in his dominating win (Photo by Jay Siegel

The gap was closed to 15-13 the Dutch after senior Caleb Freeland (15-3) squeaked by Nick Crisp (3-2) by a 3-2 decision.

The fourth freshman winner on the night for the Bison, 160 pounder Mark McGonigal (13-4) finally gave the hosts back the lead, 19-15, by earning the lone Bison fall of the evening over Austin Pritt (2-3) in 1:42.

A 19-19 tie in the dual meet was forged when Johnny Wittman (7-5) was able to major decision Cole Smay (3-9) 11-0 at 170.

Keeping the momentum going for the Flying Dutch was 182 pound sophomore Jeremy Garthwaite (9-4). Garthwaite held a slim 5-3 lead going in to the final period over Bison junior Brett Zattoni (3-10), but was able to reverse and pin Zattoni to give the Dutch the lead at 25-19.

The lead was short lived, however, as, after no match was contested at 195, the Dutch had to forfeit the next two weights to Oliver Billotte (5-3) at 220 and Avry Gisewhite (9-8) at 285. Billotte’s win put the Bison freshman class at 5-0 on the night.

The Dutch then had no other choice than to move their 106 pounder up to 113, setting up Barr’s heroics described above.

The Bison (3-4) are now off until Tuesday when the head to Spring Mills to take on the Penns Valley Rams (9-1).

BOUT BY BOUT RESULTS:
120 Karson Kline (Clearfield)   FORFEIT  6 – 0
126 Tylor Herzing (Saint Marys) over Luke Freeland (Clearfield) (Dec 9-4)  6 – 3
132 Marco Paropacic (Saint Marys) over Peyton Smay (Clearfield) (Fall 0:34)  6 – 9
138 Tyler Dilley (Saint Marys) over Justin Hand (Clearfield) (Fall 1:03)  6 – 15
145 Jude Pallo (Clearfield) over Gregory Tettis (Saint Marys) (MD 18-7)  10 – 15
152 Caleb Freeland (Clearfield) over Nick Crisp (Saint Marys) (Dec 3-2)  13 – 15
160 Mark McGonigal (Clearfield) over Austin Pritt (Saint Marys) (Fall 1:42)  19 – 15
170 Johnny Wittman (Saint Marys) over Cole Smay (Clearfield) (MD 11-0)  19 – 19
182 Jeremy Garthwaite (Saint Marys) over Brett Zattoni (Clearfield) (Fall 5:12) 19 – 25
195 NO MATCH  19 – 25
220 Oliver Billotte (Clearfield)  FORFEIT  25 – 25
285 Avry Gisewhite (Clearfield)  FORFEIT  31 – 25
106  NO MATCH  31 – 25
113 Nolan Barr (Clearfield) over Lane Dellaquilla (Saint Marys) (MD 16-3)   35 – 25

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/07 & 08 Top Hat Tourney @ Williamsport 86 pts. 12th place
12/11 BALD EAGLE AREA 20 – 49 0 – 1
12/14 @ DuBois 36 – 17 0 – 2
12/18 HUNTINGDON 33 – 38 0 – 3
12/20 @ Punxsutawney 57 – 14 1 – 3
01/03 @ Philipsburg-Osceola 19 – 53 1 – 4
01/04 & 05 @ Tool City Tourney 101.5 pts 13th
01/08 TYRONE 51 – 21 2 – 4
01/10 ST. MARYS 35 – 25 3 – 4
01/15 @ Penns Valley
01/19 BISON DUALS
01/22 CENTRAL
01/25 & 26 @ West Branch Warrior Tourney
02/02 District Dual Championship
02/05 @ Bellefonte
02/23 D9 CHAMPIONSHIP
03/01 & 02 NW REGIONAL
03/07 – 10 PIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tide Grab First Win With Overtime Victory At Harmony 64-59
Bison Drop Mountain League Contest At Penns Valley 59-47

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