2022-2023 Game Summaries
The North Allegheny boys’ wrestling team wrapped up the regular season section slate with a 70-6 victory at Mars on Thursday night.
Facing the last-place Planets, NA collected nine wins by forfeit to cruise to an easy victory. Of the four contested bouts, the Tigers earned pinfalls in two of them. Nathan Monteparte (133) claimed a win by fall over Brandon Frantz and A.J. Rohan (160) pinned Cooper Courson in 1:21. At 152 pounds, Kellen Buggey earned a maj. decision over Joseph Zottola. The lone win for the Planets came at 139 where Rocco Darocy claimed a win by fall.
North Allegheny improves to 10-4 overall and finishes Section 2-AAA action with a 4-1 mark, good for second place. The Tigers advance to the WPIAL Class AAA team tournament where they will face Plum in the first round on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Waynesburg Central High School. The WPIAL first round (and potentially the quarterfinals if NA wins) will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
For a look at the WPIAL Class AAA Team Tournament bracket, click here.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Mars
|107||Gus Stedeford (NA) wbf|
|114||Casey Walker (NA) wbf|
|121||Griffen Reid (NA) wbf|
|127||William Bentrim (NA) wbf|
|133||Nathan Monteparte (NA) pinned Brandon Frantz (Mars)||1:02|
|139||Rocco Darocy (Mars) pinned Sam Horton (NA)||3:13|
|145||Jayson Flener (NA) wbf|
|152||Kellen Buggey (NA) maj. dec. Joseph Zottola (Mars)||17-6|
|160||A.J. Rohan (NA) pinned Cooper Courson (Mars)||1:21|
|172||Michael Hershberger (NA) wbf|
|189||Mason Hartung (NA) wbf|
|215||Aidan Buggey (NA) wbf|
|285||Joseph Booth (NA) wbf|
The North Allegheny boys’ wrestling team took part in the annual Allegheny County Tournament over the weekend at Fox Chapel High School and came away with a third-place finish. The Tigers tallied 202.5 team points, just 28 points behind first place Plum and 4.5 behind second place Pine-Richland.
Individually, North Allegheny crowned two Allegheny County tournament champions. Senior Jayson Flener earned a 4-1 decision over Quaker Valley’s Logan Richey to win gold at 145 pounds. Junior Aidan Buggey won the tournament title at 215 pounds with a 4-0 decision against Braiden Sudor of Carlynton.
Reaching the title bout at 107 pounds was freshman Gus Stederford, who took second place with a four-win performance at the tournament, including a 14-4 major decision against Brock Dennison of South Fayette in the semifinal round.
Bronze medals were earned by seniors Nathan Monteparte and Adam Rohan at 133 pounds and 160 pounds, respectively. Monterparte picked an 18-5 major decision over Anthony Orlandini in his third-place bout. Rohan pinned Obama Academy’s Dante Duncan in 1:56 to take third place at 160.
Junior William Bentrim garnered a fifth-place medal with a 2-1 decision over Logan Chedwick of West Mifflin at 127 pounds. Freshman Griffen Reid reached the fifth-place consolation at 121 pounds.
For a look at all North Allegheny results from the Allegheny County Tournament, click here.
The Tigers will return to section action on Wednesday night for the section finale against the Mars Planets on the road.
The North Allegheny boys’ wrestling team returned to the win column with a dominant 51-9 victory over Seneca Valley in Section 2-AAA action.
The Tigers opened the night at 215 pounds with an impressive win by fall courtesy of junior Aidan Buggey over Thomas Wuycheck in 1:58. For his efforts, Buggey was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match.
Seneca Valley answered Buggey’s win with a pin fall at 285 pounds by Roman Royal to tie the score at 6-6. At 107 pounds, freshman Gus Stedeford gave NA the lead back with a win by fall over Hunter Tilotson for a 12-6 advantage. The Raiders trimmed the NA lead to 12-9 with a 7-3 decision by Connor Smith at 114 pounds. The victory by Smith, however, was the last of the night for the visiting Raiders.
North Allegheny finished the evening by taking nine consecutive bouts and coasted to a 51-9 triumph. Earning wins by fall for the Tigers during their stretch run were Jayson Flener (145) and Adam Rohan (160).
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in Section 2-AAA. Seneca Valley slips to 1-3 in the section. The Tigers will take part in the annual Allegheny County Tournament over the weekend at Fox Chapel High School.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Seneca Valley
|215||Aidan Buggey (NA) pinned Thomas Wuycheck (SV)||1:58|
|285||Roman Royal (SV) pinned Anthony Spivak||1:59|
|107||Gus Stedeford (NA) pinned Hunter Tilotson (SV)||3:11|
|114||Connor Smith (SV) dec. Casey Walker (NA)||7-3|
|121||Griffen Reid (NA) dec. Jack Tofanelli (SV)||3-2|
|127||William Bentrim (NA) wbf|
|133||Nathan Monteparte (NA) dec. Zach Hill (SV)||11-10|
|139||Sam Horton (NA) wbf|
|145||Jayson Flener (NA) pinned Angel Kristo (SV)||2:21|
|152||Kellen Buggey (NA) dec. Jacob Eubanks (SV)||10-4|
|160||Adam Rohan (NA) pinned Corey Wolfe (SV)||3:31|
|172||Michael Hershberger (NA) dec. John Mallery (SV)||9-2|
|189||Mason Hartung (NA) dec. Rylan Wagner (SV)||11-4|
The North Allegheny boys’ wrestling team took 13th place (96.5 points) at the annual Mid-Winter Mayhem Tournament at the Kovalchick Convention Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Individually, senior Adam Rohan (160) and freshman Gus Stedeford (107) both medaled with fifth-place finishes in their respective weight classes.
Rohan pinned William Steele of Troy High School in his first bout and followed with a 6-4 sudden victory against Logan Augenbaugh of Curwensville. After a loss in the quarterfinal round, Rohan bounced back with a win by fall over Evan Brokenshire of Benton and continued his winning ways with a 10-0 major decision against Brookeville’s Coyha Brown before dropping a bout in the consolation semifinals. Qualifying for the fifth-place consolation bout, Rohan picked up a 4-3 decision over McDowell’s Caleb Butterfield to earn a tournament medal.
Stedeford’s run through the 107-pound bracket began with a win by fall against Leo Flores of West Chester Rustin and followed with a 3-2 decision over Marion Center’s Griffith Tinsman. Despite a loss in the quarterfinals, Stedeford was undeterred and picked up a 15-0 tech fall triumph over Cade Stern of West Allegheny. Stedeford earned a win by fall over Manny Stoltzfus of Montgomery in 1:50 before falling in the consolation semifinals. To claim the fifth-place medal, Stedeford topped Penn-Trafford’s Dylan Barrett by a 4-2 decision.
Freshman Griffen Reid delivered an impressive showing at 121 pounds with a 5-2 performance to reach the fifth round of the consolation bracket. Senior Nathan Monteparte (133) and junior Casey Walker (114) won four matches in their respective weight classes. Junior William Bentrim went 3-2 at 127 pounds. Sam Horton, Kellen Buggey, Mason Hartung, Charlie LaQuatra, Jayson Flener and Michael Hershberger all took part in the tournament and represented North Allegheny well.
For a look at North Allegheny’s results from the Mid-Winter Mayhem Tournament, click here.
North Allegheny returns to section action on Wednesday night with a matchup against the Seneca Valley Raiders. The contest will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
The North Allegheny boys’ wrestling fell at Butler on Wednesday night, 29-23, in Section 2-AAA action. For the Golden Tornado, it marked their first ever win over the Tigers in their program history.
While the outcome went the way of the Tornado, there were plenty of highlights for North Allegheny, including the first bout of the night at 139 pounds. Senior Nathan Monteparte earned his 100th career victory with a 12-3 major decision over Kase Chopp to give NA a 4-0 lead. For garnering this illustrious milestone, Monteparte was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match.
Following Monteparte’s win, the Tigers stretched out their lead to 10-0 thanks to back-to-back decisions by Jayson Flener and Kellen Buggey. Flener defeated Legend Wilkinson by a 4-0 decision at 145 pounds and Kellen Buggey topped Dawson Davis by a 3-2 decision at 152.
In a seesaw affair, Butler surged ahead by taking the next three bouts, including pin falls by Levi Donnell (160) and Mickey Kreinbucher (189), to take a 16-10 lead.
North Allegheny responded with a 6-2 decision by Aidan Buggey at 215 pounds over Landon Christie to trim the deficit to 16-13.
Butler answered back with a win by fall from Ethan Babay at 285 pounds and an 8-3 decision by Santino Sloboda at 107. The back-to-back victories grew the Golden Tornado advantage to 25-13.
With their backs against the wall, the Tigers staged a dramatic comeback that began with an 11-1 major decision by Casey Walker at 114 pounds against Ana Malovich. Trailing 25-17, NA continued to rally on the strength of a 3-2 decision by Griffin Reid over Kelley Schaukowitsch and a 2-0 decision by Will Bentrim over Leo Iarrapino at 127 pounds. The wins by Reid and Bentrim cut the deficit to 25-23 with one more bout remaining.
With the dual meet coming down to the final bout, Butler prevailed for the first time ever against NA when Gavin Rush picked up a major decision at 133 pounds to give the Golden Tornado a 29-23 victory.
North Allegheny slips to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in Section 2-AAA, while Butler improves to 3-0 in the section. The Tigers will take part in the Mid-Winter Mayhem Tournament in Indiana, PA, over the weekend.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Butler
|139||Nathan Monteparte (NA) maj. dec. Kase Chopp (BUT)||12-3|
|145||Jayson Flener (NA) dec. Legen Wilkinson (BUT)||4-0|
|152||Kellen Buggey (NA) dec. Dawson Davis (BUT)||3-2|
|160||Levi Donnell (BUT) pinned Adam Rohan (NA)||3:04|
|172||Matt Zinkhann (BUT) maj. dec. Michael Hershberger (NA)||10-1|
|189||Mickey Kreinbucher (BUT) pinned Mason Hartung (NA)||4:26|
|215||Aidan Buggey (NA) dec. Landon Christie (BUT)||6-2|
|285||Ethan Babay (BUT) pinned Anthony Spivak||2:51|
|107||Santino Sloboda (BUT) dec. Gus Stedeford (NA)||8-3|
|114||Casey Walker (NA) maj. decision Ana Malovich (BUT)||11-1|
|121||Griffen Reid (NA) dec. Kelley Schaukowitsch (BUT)||3-2|
|127||William Bentrim (NA) dec. Leo Iarrapino (BUT)||2-0|
|133||Gavin Rush (BUT) maj. dec. Sam Horton (NA)||15-2|