Hawks wrestling opens up busy week with big win over Highlanders

Keep playoff hopes alive

Parker Loera, Managing Editor

The Hawks wrestling squad took down the Baldwin Highlanders on Monday, Jan. 6 52-24 to move their record to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the section.

The match started with a forfeit for the Hawks at 106 for Kyle Pferdehirt. After no match at 113, Bryson Bench also picked up a forfeit at 120.

The next points for the Hawks came at 138 with a forfeit by Parker Loera which moved the match score to 18-12.

Baldwin then won the next two matches taking the lead 24-18.

From there, Bethel did not look back. Vinny Riepole started it off with a major decision 13-0, bumping up from 152 to 160.

“The hard work we have been putting in every day at practice between running, lifting, and wrestling is showing in the results we are putting up,” said Riepole.

Brandon Hartman earned a forfeit at 170 and then got four pins in a row: Riley O’Mara (182), Luke Montgomery (195), Tyler Thimons (220), and Nathan Currie (285).

The junior high wrestling team also picked up a win against the Highlanders, which moves them to 3-0.

The Hawks will face the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils on Youth Recognition Night at the nest at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8.