Bellwood-Antis wrestlers fall just short


Maria Cuevas

Evan Pellegrine recorded a pin against Glendale.

Colin McCaulley, Sports Writer



 Bellwood-Antis wrestlers Derrek Noonan, Nick Watters, Colton Gority, Evan Pellegrine, and Trentin Whaley all picked up bonus points with pins last night against Glendale at the Bellwood-Antis gymnasium, but it wasn’t enough.

Before the final three matches Bellwood-Antis was leading the Vikings by two even following a double forfeit at 113 pounds. That is until two pins and a maj. decision gained 16 points for Glendale to lift the Vikings over the Blue Devils 44-30.

The team fell to 2-6.

This situation should give the young Blue Devils some experience they desperately need.

“Our guys wrestled very well. Much better than Saturday,” said Coach Tim Andrekovich. “Derrick, Nick, Colton, Trentin and Evan all did what we asked them to do… go out and get pins. They guys that lost still fought hard and battled.”

Coach Andrekovich said a lot of it comes down to filling out a lineup.

“I am very pleased with the effort. We won the head to head competition,” he said.  “The line between winning and losing this year is the number of forfeits. We have too many while guys who have wrestling experience and could fill a weight sit and watch our matches from the stands. That’s very frustrating. We could be 5-3 possibly 6-2 right now if we had everyone out who wrestled in the past.”