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Fye and Pifer notch last second victories leading theBald Eagle matmen to a victory over Tyrone

By Kenny Varner

WINGATE – Lucas Fye and Jeffre Pifer both had a flare for the dramatics Wednesday as both overcame third period deficits to pick up wins as the Bald Eagle wrestling team notched a 42-19 victory over Tyrone.

“We talked to the kids about winning in the third period and scoring those last points at the end.  It’s good to see because you know your going in the right direction with your conditioning,” said Bald Eagle coach Ron Guenot. “With is starting late as we did we needed to get in shape and we are getting there.

With the match starting at 189, Tyrone picked up the first 16 points to take the lead.

Those came on a forfeit a major decision by the Golden Eagles’ Alex Weaver over Matt Knepp, 15-3.

At 285, Tyrone’s Bradon Ewing pinned Nathan Antonuccio, taking the 16-0 advantage.

But at 106, Fye turned things around in a big easy for Eagles with his last minute heroics.

Trailing Korry Walls 2-0 in the third, Fye not only reversed his situation with a reversal but was able to pin Walls shoulders down on the mat with 32 ticks left in the final stanza.

Teammate Owen Johnson dominated over Remington Fleck leading to a 9-2 victory.

At 120-pounds, Coen Bainey helped his team close the gap on the scoreboard with a forfeit win.

Cooper Gilham outmuscled Hunter Walk after going into the third with just a 2-1 advantage. But in the end, Gilham picked up an escape and take down for the 5-1 victory and put his team in the lead for the first time at 18-16.

Drake  Holderman kept the winning ways going for the Eagles as he won in strong fashion 7-2 over Lukas Walk at 132.

At 138, Tyrone’s Andrew Weaver stopped the Bald Eagles’ momentum. Picking up a hard fought 2-0 decision over Mason Reese.

Pifer’s night proved to an exciting in his match against Reese Wood. Wood led 2-0 going into the third but Pifer rallied back in the third with a reversal. He gambled by letting Wood up for an escape but it ended up paying dividends as he managed to get the takedown and win the 4-3 decision.

At 152, Cameron Dubbs received a forfeit win for Bald Eagle as did

160-pounder Noah Foltz, 172-pounder Brady Proctor and finally 189 pound Tommy Hicks en route to the victory.

Bald Eagle is back in action Thursday at home versus Clearfield.

Bald Eagle Area 42, Tyrone 19

106: Lucas Fye (BEAH) over Korry Walls (TAH) (Fall 5:26)

113: Owen Johnson (BEAH) over Remington Fleck (TAH) (Dec 9-2)

120: Coen Bainey (BEAH) over   (TAH) (For.) 126: Cooper Gilham (BEAH) over Hunter Walk (TAH) (Dec 5-1)

132: Drake  Holderman (BEAH) over Lukas Walk (TAH) (Dec 7-2)

138: Andrew Weaver (TAH) over Mason Reese (BEAH) (Dec 2-0)

145: Jeffre Pifer (BEAH) over Reese Wood (TAH) (Dec 4-3)

152: Cameron Dubbs (BEAH) over   (TAH) (For.)

160: Noah Foltz (BEAH) over   (TAH) (For.)

172: Brady  Proctor (BEAH) over   (TAH) (For.)

189: Tommy Hicks (TAH) over   (BEAH) (For.)

215: Alex Weaver (TAH) over Matthew Knepp (BEAH) (MD 15-3) 285: Braden Ewing (TAH) over Nathan Antonuccio (BEAH) (Fall 2:28)

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