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BEA matmen squeak out victory over PV

WINGATE – The Bald Eagle Area gym was jumping Tuesday night as it celebrated senior night against Mountain League foe Penn’s Valley.
Opening the meet on a 20-0 run Bald Eagle needed everything it could muster in the final matches to hold onto a nail biting 35-32 victory.
“We got a couple key wins there. Lucas (Holderman) with a pin at 132. That helped us. We told him to wrestle six minutes and we told him to never give up and he came out strong for us.” Ron Guenot said. “That was a really big win for us. I’m excited to get that one for the kids. In September, we had a new staff a new group of coaches when we met with them for the first time we said our goal when we come in here is every time we run into this gym we want it’s to be packed with a lot of excitement and energy and I think we’ve done that.”
Leading off the meet, 132-pounder Lucas Holderman led things off with a pin over Penn’s Valley’s Ryan Ripka. It took until the third period but Holderman was able to press the shoulders of Ripka on the mat for the third period pin showing just 20 ticks left on the clock, making it 6-0.
Success continued for Bald Eagle in the 138-pound weight class when Garrett Rigg pulled off the second period pin over Carter Felker, upping the Bald Eagle advantage to 12-0.
In one of the nights closest matches, Bald Eagle Gage McClenahan outlasted Jared Hurd, 3-2, continuing the BEA run.
Teammate 152- pounder Seth Koleno put the Eagles up 20-0 as he captured a tech fall to put his team in the drivers seat.
PennsValley picked up its first victory thanks to Andrew Sharer in the 160-pound class. Sharer defeated Richard Taylor with a pin.
The Rams continued its mini run as it took the 170 and 182-pound weight classes to cut the Bald Eagle advantage to 23-16 heading into the upper weights.
At 220, Bald Eagle ended that streak when Hunter Hockenberry pinned the Rams’ Dylan Covalt with 1:23 showing on the second period clock, extending the lead to 29-16.
It would be a crucial match win as the Rams battled back to take the 285-pound and 106-pound weight class, cutting the Bald Eagle advantage to a thin 29-23 advantage.
But with a forfeit by Penn’s Valley at 113 that gave Alex Holt the victory and secured the lead to 12 points with just two matches to go.
In final two matches, Bald Eagle was able to allow just seven points in the final two matches to speak out the victory.

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