Falcons slip past Panthers in dual battle


JESSE SCHWARTEN of Plymouth pins Connor Pierce of Sheboygan Falls in the 195-pound match at Tuesday’s wrestling meet. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley JESSE SCHWARTEN of Plymouth pins Connor Pierce of Sheboygan Falls in the 195-pound match at Tuesday’s wrestling meet. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley The Plymouth Panthers and the Sheboygan Falls Falcons battled down to the wire Tuesday night in a nonconference dual wrestling meet before a winner emerged.

The visiting Falcons pulled out a 34-28 victory with a second-period pin by Isaiah Richards in the 182-pound match which closed out the meet. The dual was tied 28-28 going into the 182-pound match.

PHS rallied from a 25-16 deficit with a 12-3 run to knot the score at 28-all. Nathan Francis started the comeback with a 7-6 decision at 145 pounds, followed by teammate Ben Meyer’s 8-7 win at 152 which shaved the Falcons’ lead to 25-22.

Evan Moon’s 9-3 victory at 160 upped Falls’ advantage to 28-22. Forrest Spring’s fall at 170 pulled the Panthers even, 28-28.

Also scoring a fall for PHS was junior Jesse Schwarten at 195 in the opening match which gave his team a 6-0 lead. The Panthers’ other winners were Gabe Haun with a 12-1 major decision at 285 and Andrew Steinhardt by forfeit at 120.

Also gaining a pin for Falls was Vincent Hoderny at 220.

The loss dropped the Panthers’ dual record to 6-3.

“I was proud of how our guys wrestled tonight and how they battled hard in every match,” said Panther head coach Ben Chapman.

“Unfortunately we had a few guys out of the lineup due to injury but we have a next-man-up mental- ity and our guys embraced it.”

PHS was without varsity regulars Erik Ohman at 160 and Kyle Schwibinger at 182.

“I was very pleased with how Ben Meyer and Forrest Spring performed tonight. Both guys have only been wrestling for a little over a year and they came up with two big wins,” said Chapman.

“Nathan Francis had one of the best matches of the night for us. He is learning from his losses and becoming one of the most dominant wrestlers on or team.

“We lost a few close matches to some tough wrestlers. Winning one of those could have changed the outcome of the dual. This shows us that we need to work a little harder to start winning those close matches,” said the coach.

CAMPBELLSPORT DUAL

In an East Central Conference dual Thursday night, PHS fell to host Campbellsport, 57-22. The Cougars, the defending ECC Tournament champions, racked up nine pins.

The Panthers slipped to 2-1 in ECC action. PHS was led by Haun and Ohman who had pins at 285 and 152, respectively. Also winning for the Panthers were Josh Koll with a 12-1 major decision at 138 and Connor Schmidt with a forfeit at 120.


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