That's more like it

A large crowd, an interesting match filled with unexpected results and a down-to-the wire finish.
That was what the McGuffey-Trinity dual meet had Wednesday night and it brought back memories of when these two teams were powers in the WPIAL.
About 1,000 people showed up for the bout and little known Austin Fife, a 6-6 sophomore who was going to skip wrestling to work out for football, clinched the bout with a pin of Ryan Steinstraw at heavyweight. It was totally unexpected and set the Hillers' fans off to a victory celebration when it happened.
Tristan Buxton had another of those unexpected wins, trailing 1-0 with 37 seconds left when he took McGuffey's Gage Nicolella down and pinned him right before the buzzer. Finally, Robert West was frustrated and appeared headed for a regular decision until he hit a headlock  and pinned Liam McElhoes with four seconds remaining.
McGuffey made an impressive comeback in the match, trailing at one time by 14 but taking a 1-point lead after Nathan Whipkey's pin  with four bouts to go.
This match followed another close and exciting match last year, when Trinity won late, 36-30. For too long, this dual meet has not held much excitement or good wrestling. The last two have been well wrestled, well attended and well worth watching.


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