That’s when the Stiner brothers and the Spangler brothers took care of business.
Dylan (120 pounds) and Logan Stiner (138) and William (126) and Brian Spangler (132) each picked up four pins in a row in each dual, earning 24 straight points in each to lift the Wildcats to a 48-31 win over Brookside and a 44-30 win over Lutheran West.
The wins keep Keystone perfect in PAC action at 4-0 (2-0 within the Stars Division).
“I thought they wrestled pretty aggressive today,” Keystone coach Jim Pycraft said. “We had been working on some stuff in practice, and they started doing some of those things today during their matches, and I was happy with their performances.
“We have a lot of young kids. They’re learning. I was happy to see that out of them today.”
Keystone and Brookside (2-2 in PAC, 0-2 Stars) met in the first dual, while host Columbia (0-4) faced Lutheran West (2-2, 2-0 Stripes). The winners and losers met each other in the second dual. The Longhorns defeated the Raiders 54-27 in the opener, while Brookside downed Columbia 45-33 in its lone home dual meet of the season.
“I was disappointed in the Keystone result,” Cardinals coach Brian Behrendt said. “I thought we had a chance. I knew they had four hammers at least, but I thought we had three or four hammers as well.
“My hammers, unfortunately, didn’t get to wrestle because of forfeits.”
Starting the first dual at 160, Keystone jumped out to an 18-0 lead with two pins and a forfeit before the Cardinals reeled off five consecutive victories to take a 27-18 lead.
Josh Amburgey (285) and Madison Burns (106) earned pins during that stretch, while Ivan Mendoza (220) edged Jason Bustance in overtime, 4-2.
That’s when the Stiners and the Spanglers took over. By the time they finished pinning their opponents, Keystone held an insurmountable 42-27 advantage with two matches remaining.
“Keystone’s got a nice team,” Behrendt said. “I’m not going to take anything away from them. They got those four hammers, but they’ve got a lot of good kids around them, too.”
Against Lutheran West, the Wildcats followed a similar formula. A pinfall win by Corbin Chizmadia at 182 gave Keystone a 10-0 lead, and a forfeit at 285 increased that lead to 16-6.
However, the Longhorns got a big pinfall win in 5:15 by 106-pounder Jacob Ressler and got a forfeit win for Tim Mecklenburg at 113, giving them an 18-16 lead.
Lutheran West coach Dave Ressler tried reshuffling his lineup to give the Stiners and Spanglers the best possible matchups he could give them, moving Bryce Deblock to 120. It didn’t matter.
All four matches ended by the second period, and all four were pins for Keystone, turning that 18-16 deficit into an overwhelming 40-18 lead with three matches remaining.
“Jacob (Worthington) came up big with two wins for us, and he’s a freshman,” Pycraft said. “Overall, we had a lot of young kids that stepped up and did their jobs for us as well.”
While Keystone was putting the finishing touches on its sweep, Brookside spotted the host Raiders a 9-0 lead on a 5-1 decision by Josh Clouse (170) and a pin in 49 seconds by senior Brandon Heidinger (182).
The Cardinals reeled off seven consecutive victories — four by pinfall — to take a 39-9 lead. Gio Taw (195), Burns (106) Aiden Wonder (113) and David Petrucci (126) earned the pins.
Columbia won four of the final five matches, but it wasn’t enough.
“I was pleasantly surprised by my 106,” Behrendt said. “He never wrestled before this year and he picked up two big pins for us today. You can’t ask for more than that.
“Our kids could have tucked their tails during that last dual, but to their credit, they put the Keystone disappointment aside and went back to work. Columbia’s got a nice team, too, but my kids rose to the occasion.”
Columbia led Lutheran West 15-12 through the 220-pound match before the Longhorns won five straight matches — three by pin, two by forfeit — to take control, 42-15.
Before the quad, Columbia honored its five seniors. Coach Jeff Tullos was pleased with how those seniors fared in the final home duals of their careers.
“Our veterans did the best they could possibly do,” he said. “We were asking for the new guys to step up and do the best they could possibly do, and they didn’t quite do that in our first round.
“We talked about it in between rounds, and whether they won or not, I think they put forth a better effort (against Brookside). For the young guys, all you can ask is that they do the best they can.”
Keystone 48, Brookside 31
106 – Madison Burns (B) pinned Dan Cropp, 1:53; 113 – Aiden Wonder (B) won by forfeit; 120 – Dylan Stiner (K) pinned Brandon Bellman, 1:42; 126 – William Spangler (K) pinned David Petrucci, 5:55; 132 – Brian Spangler (K) pinned Steve Horvath, 1:12; 138 – Logan Stiner (K) pinned Lucas Nail, 1:09; 145 – Matt Thomas (B) maj. dec. Jeremy King, 11-3; 152 – Nick McLaughlin (K) won by forfeit; 160 – Seth Pisanelli (K) won by forfeit; 170 – Jacob Worthington (K) pinned Christian Quiles, 3:01; 182 – Corbin Chizmadia (K) pinned Zack Fries, 1:24; 195 – Gio Taw (B) won by forfeit; 220 – Ivan Mendoza (B) dec. Jason Bustance, 4-2 (OT); 285 – Josh Amburgey (B) pinned Tyler Gandee, :54.
Keystone 44, Lutheran West 30
106 – Jacob Ressler (LW) pinned Dan Cropp, 5:15; 113 – Tim Mecklenburg (LW) won by forfeit; 120 – Dylan Stiner (K) pinned Bryce Deblock, 1:25; 126 – William Spangler (K) pinned Ryan Rusnak, 3:13; 132 – Brian Spangler (K) pinned Izaak Zrnich, 3:06; 138 – Logan Stiner (K) pinned Chance Huey, 3:18; 145 – Jeremy King (K) maj. dec. Gevin Maxwell, 19-5; 152 – C.J. McNamee (LW) pinned Nick McLaughlin, 5:10; 160 – Ryan Moore (LW) pinned Seth Pisanelli, 1:18; 170 – Jacob Worthington (K) maj. dec. Andrew Liese, 14-5; 182 – Corbin Chizmadia (K) pinned Gabriel Petkac, 4:21; 195 – Double forfeit; 220 – Kristian Bremer (LW) pinned Jason Bustance, 3:20; 285 – Tyler Gandee (K) won by forfeit.
Lutheran West 54, Columbia 27
106 — Jacob Ressler (LW) pinned Nathan Hirsch, 1:46; 113 – Bryce Deblock (LW) pinned Jacob Wall, :56; 120 – Justin Watson (LW) won by forfeit; 126 – Ryan Rusnak (LW) pinned Charles Tookman, :35; 132 – Connor Jenny (C) pinned Izaak Zrnich, 3:20; 138 – Shane Lambert (C) pinned Nicole Swanson, :39; 145 – Chance Huey (LW) pinned Billy Hensley, 2:17; 152 – Gevin Maxwell (LW) pinned Brandon Medina, 4:43; 160 – Roman Waked (C) dec. C.J. McNamee, 10-3; 170 – Andrew Liese (LW) pinned Josh Clouse, 5:59; 182 – Brandon Heidinger (C) won by forfeit; 195 – Gabriel Petkac (LW) pinned Ozzie Gossick, 2:55; 220 – Jose Caraballo (C) won by forfeit; 285 – Kristian Bremer (LW) won by forfeit.
Brookside 45, Columbia 33
106 – Madison Burns (B) pinned Nathan Hirsch, :23; 113 – Aiden Wonder (B) pinned Jacob Wall, 1:31; 120 – Brandon Bellman (B) won by forfeit; 126 – David Petrucci (B) pinned Charles Tookman, :47; 132 – Connor Jenny (C) pinned Steve Horvath, 1:20; 138 – Shane Lambert (C) pinned Lucas Nail, :50; 145 – Matt Thomas (B) pinned Billy Hensley, :37; 152 – Brandon Medina (C) won by forfeit; 160 – Roman Waked (C) won by forfeit; 170 – Josh Clouse (C) dec. Christian Quiles, 5-1; 182 – Brandon Heidinger (C) pinned Zack Fries, :49; 195 – Gio Taw (B) pinned Ozzie Gossick, 2:23; 220 – Ivan Mendoza (B) dec. Jose Caraballo, 8-7; 285 – Josh Amburgey (B) won by forfeit.
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