Tigers Earn Split With Connellsville, Penn-Trafford

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The North Allegheny boys’ wrestling team earned a split on Tuesday night in a non-section tri-meet with Connellsville and Penn-Trafford.

In the opener, the Tigers dropped a 54-9 final to the visiting Falcons. In what was a convincing win for Connellsville, the NA bright spot was provided by senior Dylan Coy as the University of Wisconsin commit scored a 2-0 decision over Gabriel Ruggieri at 126 pounds to earn Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match honors. Sophomore Casey Walker also picked up a win by forfeit at 106 pounds for NA’s only other victory in the meet with Connellsville.

North Allegheny bounced back in the night cap with a 40-28 triumph against Penn-Trafford. The Tigers jumped out to a 22-0 lead thanks in part to pinfalls by Coy and junior Nathan Monteparte (132), as well as a major decision by junior Jayson Flener (136). The Warriors rallied with wins in the next four bouts to trim the NA advantage to 22-16.

With Penn-Trafford surging, a key victory was delivered by sophomore Aidan Buggey at 215 pounds with a win by fall over Scott Coy in 54 seconds. The win increased the NA lead to 28-16 and swung the pendulum back toward the Tigers. For his efforts, Buggey was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match.

Despite a PT win by Joe Enick at 285 pounds, which again cut the NA advantage to six points, the Tigers put the meet out of reach with a win by forfeit for Walker at 106 and a win by fall courtesy of William Bentrim at 113 pounds over Draven Hanford in 37 seconds to bring the score to 40-22. A final victory by the Warriors at 120 pounds closed out a 40-28 win by North Allegheny.

With the evening’s split, North Allegheny moves to 8-2 overall on the season. The NA grapplers will next compete at the Section 3-AAA individual wrestling tournament on Saturday, February 26.

Wrestling Summary: NA vs. Connellsville

113Evan Petrovich (CA) tech fall William Bentrim (NA)16-1
120Jacob Layton (CA) tech fall Sam Horton (NA)16-0
126Dylan Coy (NA) dec. Gabriel Ruggieri (CA)2-0
132Chad Ozias (CA) maj. dec. Nathan Monteparte (NA)18-4
138Lonzy Vielma (CA) pinned Jayson Flener (NA)3:16
145Chad Jesko (CA) dec. Krist Vizcarra (NA)6-1
152Ethan Ansell (CA) maj. dec. Kellen Buggey (NA)12-0
160Jared Keslar (CA) pinned Adam Rohan (NA)0:36
172Nicholas Rohal (CA) pinned Nick Caruso (NA)3:59
189George Schultz (CA) pinned Tyler Magorien (NA)0:59
215Dennis Nichelson (CA) dec. Aidan Buggey (NA)5-1
285Tyler Gallis (CA) pinned Joseph Booth (NA)2:00
106Casey Walker (NA) wbf

Wrestling Summary: NA vs. Penn-Trafford

126Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Hayden Coy (PT)2:32
132Nathan Monteparte (NA) pinned Nate Hernandez (PT)1:21
138Jayson Flener (NA) maj. dec. Brett Hampton (PT)13-0
145Krist Vizcarra (NA) wbf
152Tasso Whipple (PT) dec. Kellen Buggey (NA)11-6
160Wesley Stull (PT) dec. Adam Rohan (NA)8-5
172Paul Darragh (PT) maj. dec. Nick Caruso (NA)13-4
189Owen Ott (PT) pinned Tyler Magorien (NA)1:37
215Aidan Buggey (NA) pinned Scott Coy (PT)0:54
285Joe Enick (PT) pinned Joseph Booth (NA)0:47
106Casey Walker (NA) wbf
113William Bentrim (NA) pinned Draven Hanford (PT)0:37
120Troy Hohman (PT) pinned Sam Horton (NA)0:20