Tuesday, September 18, 2012

High schooler's unbelievable run

High schooler's unbelievable run - Sunnyside entered its Senior Night on Wednesday not having lost a home dual meet in at least 30 years. That streak is no longer intact. Ironwood Ridge jumped out to a 29-0 lead by winning the first five individual matches before holding on to beat the Blue Devils 41-22.

Former Blue Devils coach Bobby DeBerry said he believed it was Sunnyside's first home loss since the mid-1970s.

"I don't think they've lost in this gym since the '70s," Ironwood Ridge coach Tim Berrier said. "The kids knew that and we were talking about that."

The Nighthawks' Matt Filbert opened the night with an 18-0 major decision over Jesse Villegas in the 152-pound weight class and then Ironwood Ridge rattled off four straight pins.

In the 160-pound match, Adam Bingham held Oscar Cuevas to the mat with 30.3 seconds left in the third period. Tristian Mordecai then pinned Gabriel Gonzalez 29 seconds into the second period of the 170-pound bout.

Scott Simmons followed that by pinning Arnie Martinez with 15.1 seconds left in the 182-pound match.

Cameron Nelson gave the Nighthawks a 29-0 lead and ignited every Ironwood Ridge fan in the gym when he pinned Chris Moreno late in the second period.

But then Sunnyside stole the momentum. First, 220-pounder Cedric Gonzalez won by default and then 285-pounder Timothy Laverty beat Tyson Otuafi 11-2.

The Blue Devils won the next three matches from there to make the overall score 29-19.

That's when Ironwood Ridge's Trevor Willson answered with a huge pin to steal the momentum back. He pinned Sergio Miranda just before time ran out in the first period of the 126-pound match to make it 35-19.

"That turned the whole match around," Willson said. "We were losing our momentum, but right when that happened we gained it right back and that pumped me up."

From there, the Nighthawks just needed one more win to seal the match. Tate Sandifer came through with a close 7-6 win in the 132-pound bout over Raul Moraga.

"Going into the match, I knew if I won we would secure it," Sandifer said. "After Trevor went out and got the pin, I just went out and I knew I needed to just get it done."

The Nighthawks won last year's Division II state championship while the Blue Devils won the Division I title.

Wednesday's meet was the first matchup in a dual setting this year between the two champions.

Ironwood Ridge won the Flowing Wells Invitational earlier this month while the Blue Devils finished third.

"We're going to get it," Sunnyside coach Anthony Leon said. "We got whooped today. The bottom line is we're wrestling for a state title and everyday we're working for it."
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