Elkers fall to Wolves in dual

Kane wrestling won 41-27 over Ridgway in a dual meet held Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School. The Wolves made their seven match wins count, earning maximum points in six of them with four forfeits and two pinfalls. The Wolves also earned a technical fall. Ridgway won a trio of close decisions with two pinfalls and a forfeit. "There were a bunch of tossups. In all those close matches, we seemed to find a way to win," Ridgway coach David Fordoski said. "That's the things you can control. We didn't have all of our guys here for various reasons. We talked before the match and we said 'We're in control of what we can do out there.'" Kane opened the dual at 182 pounds as Nate Moore pinned Ryan Geyer of Ridgway in a time of 3:27. Moore earned a quick takedown before scoring a set of three back points with 31 seconds left in the first period for a 5-0 lead. After earning two more points in the second period, Moore secured the pin in the second period. Ridgway's Sam Delhunty won by forfeit at 195 pounds to even the dual at 6-all. Cortland Smith would take on Loren Kumher of Kane in a closely-contested 220-pound match. After a scoreless first period, Kumher had second-period choice and chose the down position, scoring a quick escape for a 1-0 lead. The two grapplers would wrestle on their feet for the remainder of the second period with Kumher taking the 1-0 lead into the third period. Smith had third-period choice and chose down but Kumher opted to let Smith up immediately and tie the bout at 1-all. Neither wrestler could take the other down in the third period, progressing the bout to a sudden victory period. Smith would score the decisive takedown over Kumher with 43 seconds left in the 1-minute period for the 3-1 decision.