High School Sports

High school wrestling: Bellefonte pins loss on Shikellamy

Bonus points in the final four matches earned Bellefonte a 44-21 Senior Night triumph against Shikellamy on Thursday.

The Red Raiders were tied 21-21 with Shikellamy heading into last weight classes. Brock Port got the late romp started with a pin in just 34 seconds at 132 pounds. Chase Gardner (138) and Trevor Corl (145) each followed with second-period pins to clinch the match. Nate Rosenberger (152), one of five seniors wrestling, closed out the match with a 15-0 technical fall 12 seconds into the final period.

Brien McChesney (182) and Aaron Witherite (130) also scored falls. Zach Musser started the evening with a 7-3 win at 160. Tim Benford (220) netted a 1-0 decision and Shafiq Blake (106) scored a 10-8 decision in sudden victory.

Corl, Musser, Rosenberger, Luke Leathers and Ben Putnam were the seniors honored.

Bellefonte (11-3) returns to action Saturday against Mifflin County in the semifinals of the District 6 Class AAA Team Duals at 5 p.m. at Tyrone High School.