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Forfeits hurt Redbank Valley at PIAA tournament

Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Redbank Valley's Cal Haines (bottom) is pinned by Bermudian Springs' Brock Linebaugh at 2:15 in their 106-pound match during the quarterfinal round at the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on February 08, 2013. Redbank Valley lost to Bermudian Springs 34-30.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Redbank Valley's Cal Haines (bottom) is pinned by Bermudian Springs' Brock Linebaugh at 2:15 in their 106-pound match during the quarterfinal round at the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on February 08, 2013.  Redbank Valley lost to Bermudian Springs 34-30.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Redbank Valley's Tanner Altobelli (left) battles Bermudian Springs' Chase Mueller in their 120-pound match during the quarterfinal round at the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on February 08, 2013. Altobelli scored a 14-8 decision and Redbank Valley lost to Bermudian Springs 34-30.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Redbank Valley's Tanner Altobelli (left) battles Bermudian Springs' Chase Mueller in their 120-pound match during the quarterfinal round at the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on February 08, 2013. Altobelli scored a 14-8 decision and Redbank Valley lost to Bermudian Springs 34-30.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Redbank Valley's Brandon Bailey (left), shown wrestling during the PIAA Class AA team championships in Hershey, is one of several Bulldogs expected to contend for District 9 individual titles Saturday at Clarion University.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Redbank Valley's Brandon Bailey (left), shown wrestling during the PIAA Class AA team championships in Hershey, is one of several Bulldogs expected to contend for District 9 individual titles Saturday at Clarion University.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Redbank Valley's Ryan Kube (bottom) is pinned by Bermudian Springs' Bayley Oberlander at 5:52 in their 106-pound match during the quarterfinal round at the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on February 08, 2013. Redbank Valley lost to Bermudian Springs 34-30.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Redbank Valley's Ryan Kube (bottom) is pinned by Bermudian Springs' Bayley Oberlander at 5:52 in their 106-pound match during the quarterfinal round at the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on February 08, 2013. Redbank Valley lost to Bermudian Springs 34-30.

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Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 9:09 p.m.
 

HERSHEY — Redbank Valley's first trip to the PIAA Class AA team wrestling tournament didn't exactly turn out how coach Mike Kundick planned, but when two wrestlers are ruled out because of a skin rash, plans get scrapped.

Forfeiting two weight classes during the second day of the tournament proved costly as the District 9 champion fell to Bermudian Springs, 34-30, in the quarterfinals, and then to Saegertown, 32-28, in the second round of consolations.

In both matches, Redbank Valley forfeited the 182- and 195-pound weight classes.

“It wasn't a bad day,” Kundick said. “We wrestled real well for the first time here, but you can't give up 12 points to these teams. We had two wrestlers who weren't allowed to wrestle because of their condition.

“We had to deal with it. We didn't pick up the bonus points that we picked up (Friday). We just didn't get it done.”

Against Bermudian Springs, Redbank Valley actually won seven of the 11 bouts contested, but Bermudian Springs also got pins from Bayley Oberlander (106 pounds), Austin Jackson (138) and Brock Linebaugh (220). Those bonus points proved costly.

Against Saegertown, Redbank Valley again won seven of the 12 bouts contested, but a pin by Saegertown's Devin Brown (106) and major decision wins by Tyler Vath (120) and Garrett Gruver (132) were too much for Redbank Valley to overcome.

Cole Shirey (160) and Ben Carillo (285) had pins for Redbank Valley, while Ty Haines (145) won by a major decision.

“It was a great experience for the kids,” Kundick said. “Some of the kids may never get down here (to Hershey). It's good experience and, individually, it's a lot harder to get here than it is for a team to get here.

“We're wrestling well. Obviously, I'm disappointed. We knew when we weighed in the first day with two guys out of the lineup that hurts. I think we have a great shot at bringing five or six down here (for the individual tournament).”

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com.

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