By Rich Rhoades
BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Raiders improved to 8-1 with a 60-15 rout of visiting Smethport Thursday night, warming up for a Saturday night showdown with West Branch.
Brookville won 11 of 13 bouts contested while forfeiting as usual at 195 pounds. While notching nine pins, the Raiders also won two of the three closely fought contests with both coming in overtime.
The Raiders got pins from Bryce Town at 220 pounds, Gavin Park (113) and Tate Ortz (120) and all three improved to 9-0. Brock and Brodie Zacherl, and Zach Vroman all had pins and their march to 100 career wins. Brock stands at 97 while Vroman is one behind him with 96 wins. Brodie Zacherl won his 91st bout.
Returning state medalist Dalton Zimmerman saw action for the first time since the opening weekend due to a knee injury and he looked sharp in his pin of Justin Elder at 132.
Cole Clever and Noah Cieleski also notched pins at 138 and 182 pounds respective in actual hard-fought bouts.
Clever and Adam Shunk took a 4-4 bout into overtime where Clever took down Shunk with time running out in the one-minute takedown frame. Shunk never moved and Clever wound up getting an easy pin out of it.
Cieleski was up 8-0 early in the second period when Smethport’s Akete Kindle put Cieleski on his back, nearly pinning the Raiders freshman. However, Cieleski somehow worked out of a bleak situation, escaped and then put Kindle on his back for a pin with two seconds left in the period.
The Raiders got a decision out of Cole Aaron at 126 and a wild overtime win for sophomore Jacob St. Laurent at 106.
St. Laurent and freshman Bryce Hale tangled to a 3-3 tie in regulation. After a scoreless takedown session, St. Laurent was tagged with his second interlocking penalty while he was trying to ride out Duffy in the first 30-second OT period. With Duffy riding out St. Laurent in the second rideout session, Duffy was called for a stalling penalty point and then St. Laurent escaped with six seconds on the clock to get the 5-4 win.
Smethport’s lone wins on the mat were returning district runner-up Dylan Dinch’s 1-0 win over Nate Nosker at heavyweight — Dinch rode Nosker out the third period to secure the win — and James Duffy’s pin of Dom Palmer at 152.
BROOKVILLE 60, SMETHPORT 15
195 – Bryce Henry (S) won by forfeit. (0-6).
220 – Bryce Town (B) pinned Brendan Dickinson (S), 1:41. (6-6).
HWT-Dylan Dinch (S) dec. Nate Nosker (B), 1-0. (6-9).
106-Jacob St. Laurent (B) dec. Bryce Hale (S), 5-4. (9-9).
113-Gavin Park (B) pinned Tristen Duffy (S), 1:26. (15-9).
120-Tate Ortz (B) pinned Robbie Arnett (S), 1:03. (21-9).
126-Cole Aaron (B) dec. Marcus Spittler (S), 8-3. (24-9).
132-Dalton Zimmerman (B) pinned Ryan Nielson (S), :53. (30-9).
138-Cole Clever (B) pinned Adam Shunk (S), 6:45, OT. (36-9).
145-Brock Zacherl (B) pinned Drew Burdick (S), :307. (42-9).
152-James Duffy (S) pinned Dom Palmer (B), 3:02. (42-15).
160-Brodie Zacherl (B) pinned Jordan Johnson (S), 1:58. (48-15).
170-Zach Vroman (B) pinned Austin Elder (S), 1:43. (54-15).
182-Noah Cieleski (B) pinned Akete Kindle (S), 3:58. (60-15).