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Bellwood-Antis fell behind 12-0 after two weight classes against Claysburg-Kimmel on Feb. 12, 1985. Claysburg also scored 12 more team points in the last two weight classes that evening, but Bellwood-Antis controlled the middle outscoring the Bulldogs 33-9 to climb into a 33-33 draw at the end of the match.
Ara Aposhian put the Blue Devils on the board at 112, with a 9-2 decision. Aposhian led just 4-2 after two periods, but got some breathing room with a reversal, penalty point and nearfall in the third period.
At 126, Butch Decker received a forfeit to cut the Claysburg margin to 15-9 and Bob Noye (138), Adam Claar (145) and Dave Claar (155) all picked up forfeits as well to give Bellwood-Antis a 27-21 lead for the first time.
At 167, Rich Davensizer gave the Blue Devils a very critical six team points with the only B-A pin of the dual. Davisizer jumped all over his opponent with two takedowns, an escape and two sets of nearfalls for a 10-2 lead after one period. In the second period, Davensizer picked up a penalty point, escape and takedown and then pinned his foe at the 3:46 mark to give B-A and coach Darrell Claar a 33-21 advantage.
Claysburg won the final two weight classes to end the dual in a 33-33 tie, in the days before tiebreakers were used.
Tussey Mountain pinned Bellwood-Antis at heavyweight on Feb. 10, 1989 to win a 36-32 dual meet at Saxton.
Steve Cherry won by major decision at 112 to cut the Titans lead to 6-4 after Tussey picked up a forfeit to open the match. Cherry started slowly with a 2-0 lead after the first period, heated it up a bit with an escape and takedown in the second stanza and with a 5-0 advantage, turned it on with a reversal and three nearfalls in the third to win 14-0.
At 130, Shant Aposhian took a slim 5-4 lead into the third period, where he escaped and took his man down before working for the pin in 5:32. Frank Dixon was moved up from 135, creating a no match there, to 140, where he won a major decision. Dixon registered a takedown for all the scoring in the first period, added a penalty point and three back points in the middle stanza and used a third-period reversal to extend the victory to four team points with the 8-0 victory.
John Vincent built up a 9-3 lead with a reversal and two nearfalls in the first period and a takedown in the second after giving up the initial points on a takedown. Vincent applied the pinning combination at the 2:16 for the quick fall at the beginning of the second period.
Chris Himes and his opponent at 189, rolled each other around in the first period, with Himes emerging with a 5-4 lead. Himes built that up to a 15-4 advantage after two periods with a takedown and three nearfalls and then reversed his man to his back for the fall in 4:14 of the third period for the final Bellwood-Antis points of the dual.
On Feb. 9, 2000, Bellwood-Antis walked off the mat with the Blue Devils first win of the season waxing Northern Cambria 40-18. The Blue Devils had come close several times during the earlier portion of the season and had actually outscored some opponents on the mat, only to lose because of forfeits given due to lack of warm bodies in the lineup.
Bellwod-Antis (1-11) began by accepting three forfeits from the Colts, who are fielding a team for the first time. Thad Sprankle (112), Robbie Weiser (119) and Mark Hanna (125) picked up the freebies after neither team was able to put a 103-pounder on the mat.
At 135, freshman Dan Himes found himself on the bottom after his foe recorded a takedown. Himes reversed and put his opponent on his back, first for three back points and then for the pin in 1:46.
Duane Ehredt registered a pair of takedowns, received a penalty point and added two sets of nearfall points for a 12-0 advantage, before pinning his man with six seconds to go in the opening period at 145.
Roger Hamer was leading 9-0 at 171, when a skirmish erupted. In the ensuing disqualification, Hamer was D-Qed and Bellwood-Antis lost two team points. Hamer opened with a takedown and four-point nearfall when the referee stoped the match for an injury after he had already counted out a five-count on the Northern Cambria wrestler.
The Miller twins closed out the dual for coach Jim Torsell.
Dave Miller played takedown grinding out three before adding a three-point nearfall, penalty point ane getting the pin in 3:39 at 189. Chris Miller made it three pina in as many matches for the B-A heavyweight. Chris traded five-point moves in the first period with his foe. In the second stanza, Critter began on the bottom, reversed his foe to his back, wrapped up a cradle and applied the fall at the 2:54 mark.

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Bellwood-Antis defeated Juniata Valley on Jan. 27, 1983. The Blue Devil wrestlers jumped out to a 15-0 lead for head coach Darrell Claar and then finished with a pin and a forfeit to cap the ramble over the Hornets.
Mike Cherry worked a quick pin at 98, to begin the match. Cherry registered a quick takedown and followed just beat the buzzer at the end of the first period with a pin at the 1:58 mark. Butch Decker used an escape, reversal and five nearfall points in the second period for a 13-8 win at 105, and Tracey Karlie came up with another quick fall at 112, decking his foe in just 0:36.
After the Hornets broke through for a major decision at 119, Jim Baum jumped out to a 4-1 lead at the end of one stanza, then held on for a 5-4 win at 126. Dan Himes was in control of the 132-pound match, leading 13-0 when he worked a pinning combination for a fall in 2:48. Himes had a takedown and two nearfalls in the first and a reversal and another nearfall before getting the fall. Dan Swayne pitched a 13-0 shut out at 138, scoring on a takedown and back points in the opening period, an escape, takedown and back points in the middle period and then a three-point nearfall in the final period.
At 145, Bill Capouillez opened up a 4-0 lead after one period, on the way to a 9-4 win that wrapped up the team win for B-A. Scott Replogle continued the onslaught for the Blue Devils at 155, with a first-period takedown, a second-period nearfall and then stepped it up a gear with a reversal and three more back points in the third period for a 10-0 major decision.
Rich Vincent pinned his man at 185, in 5:25 after the two rolled each other around for 25 points with Vincent leading 13-12, and Roger Wigman closed out the match with a forfeit win at heavyweight.
On Jan. 31, 1984, Bellwood-Antis began with a 6-0 deficit to West Branch after forfeiting the opening weight class at 98, and finished strong with three straight wins at the heavy end of the lineup for a 33-20 win.
Mark Zabinski quickly tied the score at 6-6 with a fall over his opponent in 1:34 at 105. Tracey Karlie pinned his opponent in the second period after running up a 7-1 lead at the 2:34 fall mark at 119, and Jim Baum followed with a pin of his own at 126. Baum needed a reversal at the beginning of the second period and worked for the fall in 2:34 to give B-A an 18-12 lead.
At 138, Butch Decker overcame a 9-4 lead after two stanzas to earn a tie with a reversal and three back points for two team points for each team.
After West Branch had tied the team score at 20-20, the Blue Devils won the last three weights to take the dual.
Mark Baney got Bellwood-Antis the lead at 167, when his foe was unable to continue after suffering an injury. Tom Decker continued at 185, winning a high-scoring 16-12 effort to insure the B-A team win. Decker had a takedown, four reversals and two sets of back points in the victory. Roger Wigman ended the dual with the Blue Devils final win, majoring his West Branch Warrior foe 10-2. Wigman jumped out to an 8-2 win after the first period and then cruised for the win.
Juniata Valley defeated Bellwood-Antis 40-34 in a hard-fought battle on Jan. 26, 1989.
Steve Cherry picked up a forfeit for the Blue Devils at 112, for the only Bellwood-Antis points in the first four weight classes with the Hornets owning an 18-6 lead going into the 130-pound weight class.
Drew Turnbaugh got the Blue Devils going again with a third-period fall to cut the deficit to 18-12. Turnbaugh was trailing 12-7 when he reversed and pinned his man in the middle of the third period at the 5:11 mark.
After B-A gave up a forfeit at 135, Shant Aposhian moved up a weight and pinned his man at 135, just beating the buzzer at the end of the second period for the fall.
Juniata Valley took the next three weights to jump up into a 40-18 lead and put the dual out of the Blue Devils hands.
John Vincent and Chris Himes picked up forfeits at 171 and 189 respectively and Gerald Whitaker won by a 12-0 major decision at heavyweight, picking up a reversal and two nearfalls in the final period after leading just 5-0 at the end of two periods