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Bellefonte Wrestlers Win over P-O


It was good to the last match.

It was nail-biting time for both Philipsburg and Bellefonte wrestling fans as each opened the 2013 season against each other at the Bellefonte High School gymnasium.


The Mounties stacked up a 15-0 advantage, but the Red Raiders battled back to take a slim 31-27 lead going into the final match of the evening.

Things started out in the Mounties’ favor when Nick Gray penned Tim Denver at 220 pounds to take a 6-0 lead. At 285, R.J. Part picked up an easy win via a forfeit.

Bryce Bennett upped the Mounties’ lead to 15-0 when he outlasted Erin with the right 3-2 at 106.

Veteran grappler Luke Leathers brought his team back by making fast work of Nathan Quick, 54 seconds into the match.

From there, Bellefonte won the next three in a row to take a slim 16-15 lead. Picking up the win for the red Raiders were Brock Port, Chase Gardner and Trevor Coul.

Phillipsburg’s Caleb reversed the Mounties’ fortune taking back the lead.

Red Raiders fans went home happy as Toby Cain battled for a late 5 -3 victory over Mason Pryde.

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