NEW BETHLEHEM — Visiting St. Marys hammered out wins in 7 of 10 contested bouts and beat the Redbank Valley Bulldogs wrestling team, 46-24, Tuesday night.
The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 6-5 going into this weekend’s Fred Bell Memorial Tournament Friday and Saturday at Grove City High School.
The Bulldogs resume their dual meet schedule next week when they visit Warren next Tuesday in a makeup match. Next Friday, they host Sharon.
Against the Dutch, the Bulldogs got their wins on the mat from Mason Songer, Ethan Wiant and Kobe Bonanno.
Songer started the match with a 90-second pin of Eddie Messineo at 113 pounds. Two bouts later at 126, Ethan Wiant made his season debut after returning from an injury a good one with a 7-3 decision over Gregory Tettis. Wiant went 34-7 last year as a freshman, becoming the team’s first 30-win ninth-grader. He started the season with an injury, so his return to the lineup was a welcome sight.
Also on the mat for the Bulldogs, Bonanno beat Seth Lathrop, 8-2, at 182 pounds. The Bulldogs also won forfeits at 220 and 106 while giving up six-point losses at 138 and 170.
St. Marys (3-9) had three pins from Alec Bittler at 145, Jeremy Garthwaite at 152, Tim Beimel at 160 and Michael Rusciolelli at heavyweight. Tylor Herzing decisioned Brayden Altobelli, 9-3, at 120 and Hayden Tettis blanked Hunter Martz, 6-0, at 132. Zach Becker majored Logan Minich, 18-9, at 195.
ST. MARYS 46,
REDBANK VALLEY 24
113: Mason Songer (R) pinned Eddie Messineo (S), 1:30. (0-6).
120: Tylor Herzing (S) dec. Brayden Altobelli (R), 9-3. (3-6).
126: Ethan Wiant (R) dec. Gregory Tettis (S), 7-3. (3-9).
132: Hayden Tettis (S) dec. Hunter Martz (R), 6-0. (6-9).
138: Nick Crisp (S) won by forfeit. (12-9).
145: Alec Bittler (S) pinned Caleb Snyder (R), 2:47. (18-9).
152: Jeremy Garthwaite (S) pinned Coltin Bartley (R), 1:45. (24-9).
160: Tim Beimel (S) pinned Noah Anderson (R), 1:53. (30-9).
170: Austin Sadosky (S) won by forfeit. (36-9).
182: Kobe Bonanno (R) dec. Seth Lathrop (S), 8-2. (36-12).
195: Zach Becker (S) maj. dec. Logan Minich (R), 18-9. (40-12).
220: Aiden Gardner (R) won by forfeit. (40-18).
HWT: Michael Rusciolelli (S) pinned Owen Shaffer (R), 5:08. (46-18).
106: Trenton Rupp (R) won by forfeit. (46-24).