Tigers Batter Rams For Section Win, 41-19

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North Allegheny knocked Pine-Richland from the ranks of the unbeaten on Wednesday night with a convincing 41-19 triumph in Section 2-AAA action.

The night started at 160 pounds and the Rams grabbed an early 3-0 lead before the Tigers won the next three bouts. Michael Hershberger tied the score at 3-3 with a sudden victory against Alex Baculic at 172 pounds. Kyran Rautenbach followed with a win by fall over Solomon Wiegand at 189 pounds and Aidan Buggey earned a 7-1 decision over Dante Cruz at 215 pounds to increase the NA advantage to 12-3. PR’s Joseph Schneck trimmed the North Allegheny lead to three points with a quick pin fall at 285 pounds, setting the stage for the tide-turning moment of the meet.

Leading 12-9 after five bouts, the Tigers rattled off four consecutive victories, including pin falls by Gus Stedeford (107) and Griffen Reid (121), to take a commanding 36-9 lead. Stedeford pinned Owen Long in 1:19 and Reid earned a fall in 1:16 over Robert Hoy. With the meet well out of reach, Pine-Richland managed to win three of the final four bouts. Jayson Flener rounded North Allegheny’s scoring at 145 pounds with a tech fall over Rowan Foster.

North Allegheny improves to 8-3 overall and 2-0 in Section 2-AAA. Pine-Richland falls to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the section. The Tigers hope to continue their winning ways with an important section meet at Butler next week.

Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Pine-Richland

160Jacob Lukez (PR) dec. Adam Rohan (NA)8-5
172Michael Hershberger (NA) dec. Alex Baculic (PR)SV-1, 13-11
189Kyran Rautenbach (NA) pinned Solomon Weigand (PR)3:46
215Aidan Buggey (NA) dec. Dante Cruz (PR)7-1
285Joseph Schneck (PR) pinned Anthony Spivak0:29
107Gus Stedeford (NA) pinned Owen Long (PR)1:19
114Casey Walker (NA) wbf
121Griffen Reid (NA) pinned Robert Hoy (PR)1:16
127William Bentrim (NA)
133Anthony Ferraro (PR) dec. Nathan Monteparte (NA)6-0
139Quinn Foster (PR) dec. Sam Horton (NA)5-3
145Jayson Flener (NA) tech fall Rowan Foster (PR)18-2, 5:45
152MacLane Miller (PR) maj. dec. Kellen Buggey (NA)11-2