The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


January 23, 2013

High school wrestling: Weary Wildcats hold off Braves


Knepp was able to take the victory, 5-3, when he picked up a reversal with five seconds left in the match.

"That was match we could have won at the beginning," Supsic said. "It was so close, when you are wrestling a good team, that would have been good for momentum, but we didn't get it."

That's how the night went for the Braves, especially early on, as every even match seemed to go the way of the Wildcats (10-1, 4-0 Big 7).

"Obviously we didn't win some of those close matches we would have like to have won, but we wrestled hard," Supsic said. "I told the kids before we went out there, that if we wrestled hard, I'd have no complaints. I didn't like the outcome, but I liked the effort I got (from the kids)."

The Wildcats won the first four bouts of the meet before Jesse Shambach got the Braves on the board with a major decision at 182 pounds, but Shikellamy was unable to get another victory until Nick Gittens at 106.

Dylan Houseknecht (120), Tristan Paul (132) and Jared Brown (138) were the other winners for Shikellamy.

Devin Stacey (170), Blaze Buckwalter (195), Bryce Hanley (285) and Aaron Confer (126) all had pins for Central Mountain.

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