Landmark win for Maples

Mapletown earned its biggest win since the program was revived four years ago when the Maples stunned traditional Class AA power Jefferson-Morgan 45-33 Wednesday night on the Maples’ mats. It is believed to be Mapletown’s first wrestling win over the Rockets in more than 50 years.
Mapletown won the match by gaining three forfeits and dominating the middle weights, putting together four consecutive wins including three by fall. Kevin Hayes (145), Brandon Smotzer (152) and Corey Dewitt (160) each won by fall, the latter two coming in the first period.Noah Hixon also had a pin for the Maples at 113.Jefferson-Morgan’s defending state champion Gavin Teasdale (126) needed only 16 seconds to win by fall. Trevor Kniha (170) and Billy Bowlen (195) also had pins for the Rockets.
Upcoming tournamentsCanon-McMillan, Jefferson-Morgan, Peters Township, Trinity and Waynesburg will compete in the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament, Dec. 29-30 at Canon-Mac's gym.* Beth-Center, Burgesttown, Chartiers-Houston, McGuffey and West Greene will compete in the Southmoreland Tournament Dec. 29-30.Washington will be at the Steve DeAugustino Classic at West Mifflin.
* Ringgold is at the Wheeling Park Duals Dec. 29-30
* Mapletown is at the East Fairmont DualsDec. 29-30


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to see that a program like Jefferson Morgan is taking there lumps this year but on the other hand its great to see a school like Mapletown revive its program to this level. I didnt believe that Mapletown was that good this year after seeing in the paper last week that Beth Center beat Mapletown by 20. Any word on Beth Center Joe? They lost a few decent wrestlers from last years team.

Friday, December 18, 2015 7:27:00 AM  
Blogger Joe Tuscano said...

Every team eventually has its ups and downs. I was surprised they lost to Mapletown, but good for the Maples. As for B-C, There is some talent but a lot of inexperience.

Friday, December 18, 2015 4:21:00 PM  

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