July 1, 2016

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Buckeye drops Dukes in high-school wrestling

SHEFFIELD — Despite having only seven wrestlers in its lineup, Buckeye managed to down Wellington 33-30 before falling 26-19 to Keystone in a Patriot Athletic Conference double dual meet Thursday.

Leading the way was Anthony Kisiday, who bumped up from 145 pounds to 152 and came away with a pair of second-period pins.

“We’ve never had the numbers — I can’t remember the last time we’ve had a full team,” Kisiday said. “It’s something we’ve gotten used to, and you can either let it be an issue or you can use it as a proving point … our seven guys beat your full team.”

The Bucks gave up four forfeits (24 points) to the Dukes during their opening dual, and were trailing 30-12 before closing with four straight wins. With Buckeye trailing 30-27 going into his match, Kisiday pinned Wellington’s Josh Kitko to pick up the win.

“I knew the match was going to come down to me,” Kisiday said. “We give up a lot of forfeits, so it’s really big that we get the pins. It’s not enough for us to just win, we have to go the extra mile and get the pin.”

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