2017-2018 Game Summaries
The North Allegheny wrestling team opened the Section 3-AAA schedule on Thursday night with a 53-15 road win at Indiana. The Tigers fell behind 9-0 but dominated the rest of the night thanks to five wins by fall. Derek Devine (285), Freddy Junko (120), Gabe Falo (138), Nick Marcenelle (145) and Manuel Bautista (152) all collected pin falls in their respective weight classes.
Mohammaad Khatami posted a 12-4 major decision over Chase Cunningham at 126 pounds and Jon Hoover picked up a 13-3 major decision over A.J. Ryan at 160 pounds. Pierandrea Ferrara earned a 12-9 decision over Keegan Ryan at 182 pounds, while Maximus Stedeford and Jacob Downing collected wins by forfeit at 113 and 132 pounds, respectively.
North Allegheny will try to build on its first section at the Beast of the East Tournament this weekend.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Indiana, 12-14-17
|195||Alex Donahue (IND) dec. Jimmy Turici (NA)||4-3 (TB-1)|
|220||Jordan Smith (IND) pinned Norman Bernardi (NA)||0:28|
|285||Derek Devine (NA) pinned Brent Johnson (IND)||5:03|
|113||Maximus Stedeford (NA) wbf|
|120||Freddy Junko (NA) pinned Jack Turner||1:59|
|126||Mohammaad Khatami (NA) maj. dec. Chase Cunningham (IND)||12-4|
|132||Jacob Downing (NA) wbf|
|138||Gabe Falo (NA) pinned Bradley Petras (IND)||3:17|
|145||Nick Marcenelle (NA) pinned Keagan Pilch (IND)||4:49|
|152||Manuel Bautista (NA) pinned Brayden Hodak (IND)||5:39|
|160||Jon Hoover (NA) maj. dec. A.J. Ryan (IND)||13-3|
|170||Dylan McAnulty (IND) pinned Jacob Smalley (NA)||3:05|
|182||Pierandrea Ferrara (NA) dec. Keegan Ryan (IND)||12-9|
The annual Eastern Area Wrestling tournament at Gateway High School signaled the start of the 2017-2018 wrestling season and the North Allegheny Tigers opened the campaign with a ninth place showing. The Tigers had five medalists and totaled a team score of 99 points.
Sophomore Freddy Junko (120), junior Jon Hoover (160) and senior Derek Devine (285) all earned bronze medals in their respective weight classes. Junko garnered third place at 120 pounds with a 3-1 decision over Mario Sarnic of Franklin Regional. Hoover used a 7-1 decision over Jimmy O’Neil to capture third place at 160 pounds. Devine earned a hard fought 2-0 decision over Deshawn Butler of Penn Hills in the third-place bout at heavyweight.
Also earning medals were senior Jacob Downing and senior Gabe Falo. Downing took fifth place at 132 pounds with a win by fall over Ben Yantek of Bethel Park. Falo garnered sixth place in the 138 pound weight class. For complete results of the Eastern Area Tournament, click here.
With the a solid showing at the Eastern Area Tournament, the Tigers will open the section schedule on Wednesday night with a visit to Indiana. Start time is set for 7:00 p.m.