District and state schedule


Class AA
Southwest Region
March 4-5
at War Memorial, Johnstown
(Top 5 in each weight advance)
Friday, March 4
9 am – Preliminaries (84 bouts)
Noon – Quarterfinals (56 bouts)/Consolation Pigtail (28 bouts)
3 pm - Completion of First Session
5 pm - Consolation Preliminaries (Consolation Round 2) (56 bouts)
7 pm – (Estimated) Semifinals/Consolation Quarterfinals (56 bouts)
9:30 pm – Completion of second session
Saturday, March 5
9 am - Consolation Semifinals (28 bouts)
10:15 am - Consolation Finals and Finals (42 bouts)

PIAA Wrestling Championships
March 10-12
at Giant Center, Hershey

Class AAA
WPIAL Championships
March 3-5
at Canon-McMillan High School
Thursday, March 3
Wrestling begins 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 4
Wrestling begins 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 5
Semifinals, 10:30 a.m.
Finals, 7 p.m.
(Top 3 in each weight class advance)

PIAA Wrestling Championships
March 10-12
at Giant Center, Hershey


Regional pairings link

Here is the link for the Southwest Region Class AA pairings for this weekend in Johnstown.



Wiercioch avenges loss to McKillop

Cody Wiercioch has been waiting for this moment since he suffered a 4-3 loss to his arch-rival Travis McKillop of Burrell in the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament.
In one of the most anticipated and highly charged bout of the WPIAL Class AA Championships, Wiercioch, a defending state champion from Charleroi, grabbed a hard-fought, 2-1 decision from McKillop in the 160-pound finals at Chartiers Valley High School Saturday night.
Wiercioch, a sophomore, was one of four local wrestlers to capture WPIAL gold.
Michael Innes of Chartiers-Houston won his second straight championship with a 10-6 decision over Francis Mizia of Bentworth at 145 pounds.
Senior Nick Carr, the defending state champion from South Fayette, took a 7-1 decision from Mike Pavasko of Steel Valley at 152 pounds.
And Jeff Tarley, a senior from Beth-Center, upended top-seeded Corey Garry of Fort Cherry, 3-1 in overtime for the heavyweight title.

WPIAL Class AA results

WPIAL Class AA Championships
at Chartiers Valley High School
103–Jason Neff, Kittanning, pinned Russ Losteter, South Allegheny, 5:35
112–Zack Kelly, Burrell, dec. Nathan Recker, SS Beaver, 5-3
119–Jim Gulibon, Derry, dec. Philip Elias, SS Academy, 19-6
125–Geoffrey Alexander, SS Academy, pinned Sean LaVella, Jeannette, 1:09
130–Dave Makara, Burrell, dec. Anthony Elias, SS Academy, 8-4
135–Jeremy Landowski, Burrell, pinned Michael DePalma, Jeannette 5:38
140–Travis Shaffer, Derry, dec. Dave Demor, SS Beaver, 2-0
145 –Michael Innes, Chartiers-Houston, dec. Francis Mizia, Bentworth, 10-6
152–Nick Carr, South Fayette, dec. Mike Pavasko, Steel Valley, 7-1
160–Cody Wiercioch, Charleroi, dec. Travis McKillop, Burrell, 2-1
171–Dakota Deslauriers, Burrell, dec. August Mizia, Bentworth, 6-5 rideout
189–Jordan Kitta, Southmoreland, dec. Joe Phillips, Jefferson-Morgan, 4-3
215–Brian Beattie, Burrell, dec. Anthony Deni, Jeannete, 3-1 OT
Hvy–Jeff Tarley, Beth-Center, dec. Corey Garry, Fort Cherry, 3-1 OT

Third & Fourth
103–Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan, dec. Swarrow, beth-Center, 5-2
112–Hough, Mt. Pleasant, dec. Miller, Jefferson-Morgan, 7-4
119–Zalar, Jefferson-Morgan, dec. Zanetta, Keystone Oaks, 3-1
125–Toth, Charleroi, dec. Texiera, Valley, 4-2
130–Sutton, Chrtiers-Houston, maj. dec. Bonzo, Fredom, 12-1
135–Bolin, Beth-Center, pinned Wasko, Avonworth, :44
140–Durbin, West Greene, dec. Harkins, Burrell, 6-3
145 –Bass, Highlands, dec. Fleming, Burgettstown, 10-9
152–Trombetta, Carlynton, dec. Thom, Jeannette, 1-0
160–Demain, Bentworth, pinned Vulcano, Chartiers-Houston, 4:31
171–Guidi, Fort Cherry, dec. Conti, Beth-Center, 3-2
189–Diven, Keystone Oaks, dec. Reed, Burgettstown, 7-1
215–Kumer, Fort Cherry, dec. Schmidt, Kittanning, 3-1
Hvy–Strickland, Valley, dec. Grandelis, Chartiers-Houston, 4-3 UTB

Fifth & Sixth
103–Dewitt, Valley, dec. Rothka, Bentworth, 7-5 OT
112–Carr, South Fayette, dec. Wise, SS Academy, 3-1
119–Rommes, Burgetstown, dec. Vahaly, Bentworth, 2-1 UTB
125–Gentry, SS Beaver, pinned Abbott, Burgettstown, 2:59
130–Dedola, Carlynton, pinned Rogers, Washington, 4:45
135–Kwasny, Charleroi, dec. apcevic, Bentworth, 4-0
140–Drabick, Keystone Oaks, dec. Wentzel, South Park, 5-0
145 –McGinnis, Valley, dec. Glasgow, Jeannette, 3-2
152–Myers, Southmoreland, dec. Durbin, West Greene, 2-1 OT
160–Haney, South Fayette, by inj. def. over Hathaway, Jefferson-Morgan
171–Kazalas, Keystone Oaks, pinned Thorpe, Charleroi, 3:54
189–Wood, Mt. Pleasant, by def. over Taylor, Burrell
215–Temple, Avella, dec. Perkins, Jefferson-Morgan, 4-0
Hvy–Rush, Jefferson-Morgan, pinned Bush, Yough, 4:42

Seventh & Eighth
103–McGinnis, Chartiers-Houston, dec. Charletta, Yough, 3-1 OT
112–Vickless, Bentworth, dec. Jones, Chartiers-Houston, 2-1 OT
119–Andrejcik, Burrell, dec. Gavazzi, Charleroi, 8-5
125–Stapp, Kittanning, pinned Kaczka, South Park, 3:46
130–Fetchet, South Fayette, pinned Ingram, Kittanning, 1:19
135–Payne, SS Beaver, dec. Sayer, Burgetstown, 3-2
140–Dudek, Kittanning, dec. Orenbaum, Chartiers-Houston, 10-7
145 –Fetchet, South Fayette, maj. dec. Collins, Keystone Oaks, 11-0
152–Westerbeck, Derry, dec. Hollibaugh, Elderton, 5-1
160–Stroupe, Freedom, dec. Fields, Valley, 3-0
171–Magon, Avella, pinned Hatcher, Carlynton, 1:44
189–Cratensberg, Highlands, pinned King, Elderton, 2:30
215–Daugherty, Central Valley, pinned Vigliotti, Burgettstown, 4:40
Hvy–Ellis, Steel Valley, dec. Sappi, Carlynton, 3-2 TB

Section 4-AAA results

Section 4-AAA Tournament
at Mt. Lebanon High School
103–Colt Shorts, Canon-McMillan dec. Tyler Buckiso, Peters Twp. 5-2
112–Connor Schram, Canon-McMillan tech. fall over Mike Buckiso, Peters Twp 5:30 18-3
119–Derrick Nelson, Waynesburg pinned Mackenzie McGuire, Upper St Clair 3:03
125–Zach McGinnis, Waynesburg pinned Derrick Evanovich, Peters Twp :56
130–Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan tech. fall over Josh Tropp, Upper St Clair 2:58 16-0
135–Dylan Mogan, Bethel Park dec. Dario Dobbin, Canon-McMillan 1-0
140–Austin Wilding, Upper St Clair dec. Anthoney Marks, Montour 9-5
145–Nick Catalano, Canon-McMillan tech. fall over John Kryiacopoulous, Upper St Clair 4:16 21-5
152–Aaron McKinney, West Allegheny dec. Chris Vayo, Mt. Lebanon 8-3
160–Scott Allen, Mt. Lebanon dec. Erik Capra, McGuffey 4-0
171–Nick Bonaccorsi, Bethel Park tech. fall over Brent Blacharczyk, McGuffey 5:20 17-2
189–Jeremy Ellis, Waynesburg pinned Cole Macek, Montour 5:21
215–Kyle McWreath, Trinity dec. Kyle Gray, Waynesburg 5-2
Hvy–Cody Klempay, Canon-McMillan pinned Ty Haddock, Montour 2:35

Third & Fourth
103–Garrett Walnoha, Upper St Clair maj. dec.. Darion Lutton, Chartiers Valley 13-2
112–Michael Kostas, Mt. Lebanon dec. Coret Wilding, Upper St Clair 4-2
119–Luke Palamides, Peters Twp dec. Rob Heuler, Bethel Park 3-2
125–Phil Kail, Bethel Park dec. Sammy Minor, Canon-McMillan 6-3
130–Ethan Howard, Chartiers Valley dec. John Ivashchecko, Peters Twp 6-3
135–Tommy Henderson, Waynesburg maj. dec.. Adam Kemerer, Mt. Lebanon 14-3
140–Eric Jones, Waynesburg dec. Michael Ardeno, Trinity 3-1
145–Alex Teagarden, Waynesburg dec. Tanner Cogar, West Allegheny 1-0
152–Zan Kail, Peters Twp pinned Nick Sabol, Bethel Park 2:38
160–Jordan Roberts, Trinity dec. Mitch Posel, West Allegheny 6-4
171–Ben Barcaskey, Moon Area dec. Matt Sikora, Peters Twp 5-2
189–Patrick Jennings, Trinity maj. dec.. Ben Nolan, Bethel Park 9-0
215–Alex Campbell, Canon-McMillan pinned Tyler Hendzel, Chartiers Valley 3:42
Hvy–Michael Scanlon, Chartiers Valley dec. Don Hall, West Allegheny 4-1

Fifth & Sixth
103–Blake Iddings, Trinity maj. dec.. Stephen Koratich, Waynesburg Central 9-0
112–Michael Heasley, Waynesburg Central dec. Bob Schnepp, Montour 13-8
119–Malachai Krenzelak, Canon-McMillan dec. Tyler Harris, McGuffey 2-0
125–Christian Whipkey, McGuffey dec. Cameron Banasick, Trinity 6-1
130–Levi Seifert, West Allegheny dec. Cody Walker, McGuffey 11-8
135–Jeff Miller, Trinity dec. Jordan Douglas, West Allegheny 5-3
140–Alex Mapel, Moon Area dec. Tim Bish, West Allegheny 2-0
145–Giancarlo Lies, Mt. Lebanon dec. Christian Riley, Bethel Park 4-2
152–Matt George, Upper St Clair FALL Noah Wilps, Chartiers Valley Fall :59
160–Dimitry Wilding, Upper St Clair dec. Mackenzie Mitchell, Peters Twp 2-0
171–Don McWreath, Trinity FALL Kasey Teyessier, West Allegheny Fall 2:47
189–Matt Patrick, Mt. Lebanon dec. Chad Muchesko, Peters Twp 3-2
215–Jordan Hartung, Bethel Park dec. Ben Visnesky, Mt. Lebanon 6-1
Hvy–J.D. George, Trinity dec. George Krithinithis, Moon Area 5-0


Class AA Championship notes

The first night of the WPIAL Class AA Wrestling Championships went off without many surprises. But there were these: Ryan Zalar of Jefferson-Morgan knocked off fourth-seeded Nick Zanetta of Keystone Oaks 9-2 at 119; Josh Kwasny of Charleroi won by a 16-1 technical fall over third-seeded Connor Payne of South Side Beaver at 135; and West Greene’s Wade Durbin pinned fourth-seed Aiden Talerico of Beaver in 24 seconds at 152 pounds.

Another bout between Burrell's Travis McKillop and Charleroi defending state champion Cody Wiercioch is just a win away for each wrestler. Both easily made it into the semifinals with dominating performances. Wiercioch meets Garrett Vulcano of Chartiers-Houston and McKillop battled Bentworth's Dylan Demain Saturday morning.

The tournament had a female wrestler. Riverview freshman Megan Moroney was pinned by Nicholas Ellefson of Blackhawk in 44 seconds at 103 pounds in the first round. Moroney dropped to the wrestlebacks, where she decisioned Terry Booth of Steel Valley, 10-6.

Matt Johnston of West Greene, top, tries to work a cradle into Fort Cherry's Tyler Weyers during their 145-pound bout in the WPIAL Class AA Championships at Chartiers Valley Friday. Johnston pinned Weyers in 4:30.

Jeremy Anesetti of Chartiers-Houston, top, ties up Allan Cratsenberg of Highlands during their 189-pound bout in the WPIAL Class AA Championships at Chartiers Valley Friday. Anesetti lost a 1-0 decision.

Garrett Vulcano of Chartiers-Houston, top, controls Ben Vranish of Yough during their 160-pound bout in the WPIAL Class AA Championships at Chartiers Valley Friday night. Vulcano pinned Vranish in 4:43 and later advanced to the semifinals with a 7-2 win over Jefferson-Morgan's Quincy Hathaway.

Wrestling notes

The WPIAL Class AA Championships are going to take place over the next two days, but I can't really get too excited. The district is sending seven - that's right, seven - wrestlers from each weight class to the Southwest Region Tournament.
It takes the suspense out of the tournament when nearly half the bracket in most cases advance to the next level.
The WPIAL, and the PIAA, do not understand this situation as being a drag on their tournaments. If there is nothing at stake, why spend money on a ticket to watch?

There is one match that will keep my attention at this tournament. The battle expected at 160 pounds, where Charleroi's defending state champion Cody Wiercioch and Travis McKillop of Burrell are expected to meet in the finals.
These two wrestlers have been in some great matches over the past two years, including a 4-3 win by McKillop in the finals of the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament. That is one match I would buy a ticket to watch.

The Southwest Region Tournament in Johnstown has changed its schedule from last year. Because the arena will be in use Saturday night, the wrestling tournament times have changed. Three sessions will be held on Friday and the finals will be held 10:15 a.m. Saturday. If you're going, make a note of the changes or you might walk into an empty arena.

There is a move afoot at Mapletown High School to resurrect the wrestling program. The school board gave the OK at this week's meeting to gauge interest and report back. If there is enough interest, then the program would be fazed in over the next couple of years.
I always have doubts about the success a tiny school such as Mapletown can have in any sport, especially when rumors keep swirling that the district might have to merge with another school for financial reasons.
Then, I remember South Fayette being in the same situation with its dormant program, bringing it back after co-opting with Chartiers Valley. The Lions have a good chance of seeing Nick Carr win a state title for the second season in a row in March.


Spearman out of tournament

This report from Mike Copper of GoErie.com:

McDowell junior Steve Spearman, a two-time district champion and the 2010 PIAA titlist at 130 pounds, won't add to those categories after he failed to make weight during the morning weigh-in at Central Tech's Al Calabrese Gymnasium

Spearman was the meet's top seed at 130, even though he wrestled most of the Trojans' regular season at 135 according to nwcaonline.com statistics.

He wasn't in attendance for the afternoon's championship matches, where Shawn Spearman emerged as the 125 champion.

"He's very depressed right now," the Trojans' freshman said of his older brother. "He's very mad about it."

According to Shawn Spearman, Steve originally planned to enter the individual postseason at 135.

However, he changed his mind so that McDowell senior Dylan Matz could compete at that weight.

"Steve tried to keep (his) weight at 130, but he couldn't make it," Shawn said.

Steve Spearman's 18-2 technical fall of General McLane's Jared Hurta in Friday's quarterfinals turned out to be his last match of a 27-6 season. His stunning departure left a canyon-like opportunity for 130's remaining semifinalists.


Section , WPIAL pairings

The following is the link for the WPIAL Class AA Championship brackets and the Class AAA section brackets.


Mary gets Hall of Fame invite

Phil Mary, a two-time PIAA champion from Chartiers-Houston, will be one of 10 individuals inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The induction ceremonies will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 22 at the Ramada Inn in State College.
Mary will join Jimmy Carr, a state champion from Erie East; Lenny Ferraro, a coach at Johnsonburg and Brookville High Schools; Rod Frisco, a former wrestling writer for the Harrisburg Patriot-News and editor of the Rodfrisco.com website; Tony Koontz, a two-time PIAA champion from Delone Catholic; Troy Letters, a national champion from Lehigh; Art McCall, a coach at Upper Darby High School; John Orr, a two-time NCAA runner-up at Princeton; Dick Santoro, an All-America at Lehigh; and Stan Zeamer, a national champion at Northwest Missouri State.
Mary compiled a 109-6-1 record at Chartiers-Houston, winning state titles in his sophomore and junior seasons and finishing third as a senior. He was a three-time section champion, a two-time WPIAL champion and a member of the famous 1982 team that captured the PIAA Class AAA team title with a Class AA enrollment.
He attended Clarion, where he went 31-17 and was on the undefeated team during the 1985-86 season.
He coached for nine seasons, eight at Peters Township and one at Chartiers-Houston, compiling a 113-49 record.
Mary, a member of the WPIAL wrestling committee, was inducted into the Southwestern Pa. Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Washington-Greene Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

SW AA Region Schedule

The schedule for the Southwest Region Tournament has changed from previous seasons. The first three rounds will be held on Friday and the finals will take place at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. The early end to the tournament is because of an event scheduled for the War Memorial Saturday evening.
Here is the schedule.

PIAA Southwest AA Wrestling
Cambria County War Memorial Arena

Friday, March 4
9 am – Preliminaries (84 bouts)
Noon – Quarterfinals (56 bouts)/Consolation Pigtail (28 bouts)
3 pm - Completion of First Session
5 pm - Consolation Preliminaries (Consolation Round 2) (56 bouts)
7 pm – (Estimated) Semifinals/Consolation Quarterfinals (56 bouts)
9:30 pm – Completion of second session

Saturday, March 5
9 am - Consolation Semifinals (28 bouts)
10:15 am - Consolation Finals and Finals (42 bouts)


Tyler Rommes of Burgettstown tries to break the hold of Kurt Kitzman of Freedom during their 119-pound bout in the Section 1 Tournament at Burgettstown Saturday. Rommes pinned Kitzman in 2:37.

Blake Balsama of Chartiers-Houston would like to get Connor Payne of South Side Beaver off his back during their 135-pound bout in the Section 1 Tournament at Burgettstown Saturday. Payne pinned Balsama in 4:31.

Section 2 Results

Section 2 Tournament
at Charleroi
Individual Finals
103–John Demaske (JM) dec. Zach Swarrow (BC) 4-2
112–Nick Hough (Mt.P) dec. Jason Miller (JM) 11-0
119–Jim Gulibon (D) tech fall over Vince Vahaly (Bent) 19-3
125–Sean LaVella (J) dec. Aaron Toth (Charl) 6-2
130–George Rogers (WHS) dec. Shane Black (JM) 3-1
135–Michael DePalma (J) dec. Josh Kwasny (Charl) 20-9
140–Travis Shaffer (D) tech fall over Jacob Durbin (WG) 16-0
145–Francis Mizia (Bent) tech fall over Matt Johnston (WG) 15-0
152–Ian Thom (J) dec. Wade Durbin (WG) 9-3
160–Cody Wiercioch (Charl) tech fall over Dylan Demain (Bent) 16-0
171–Gus Mizia (Bent) dec. Dustin Conti (JM) 6-0
189–Jordan Kitta (S) dec. Joe Phillips (JM) 2-1
215–Anthony Deni (J) dec. Jake Temple (Av) 2-1 TB
Hvy–Tarley (BC) pinned Rush (JM) 3:16

Third & Fourth
103–Charletta (Y) dec. Rothka (Bent) 4-2 UTB
112–Walter (S) dec. Vickless (Bwnt) 7-2
119–Gavazzi (Charl) dec. Zalar (JM) 2-0
125–Agnew (JM) pinned Whipkey (WG) 2:15
130–Gordon (Av) bye
135–Weinell (D) dec. Bolin (BC) 2-0
140–Kloos (Mt.P) dec. Smydo (Bent) 9-2
145–Long (Mt.P) dec. Riggle (BC) 2-1
152–Myers (S) dec. Westerbeck (D) 5-0
160–Novak (Mt.P) pinned Hathaway (JM) 2:27
171–Magon (Av) dec. Thorpe (Charl) 2-0
189–Wood (Mt.P) dec. Jacobs (WG) 4-2
215–Perkins (JM) dec. Holmes (BC) 3-1 OT
Hvy–Bush (Y) dec Belch (D) 5-3

Fifth & Sixth
103–Whery (D) bye
112–Baker (D) pinned Nuttal (Y) 4:13
119–Yoder (Mt.P) pinned Blackmon (WG) :40
125–Evans (Bent) pinned Riley (WHS) 2:54
130–No wrestler
135–Lapcevic (Bent) dec. Anderson (Y) 4-2
140–Nedley (J) dec. Fonner (WHS) 12-1
145–Glasgow (J) dec. Decker (JM) 6-2
152–Murtha (Mt.P) pinned Toliver (WHS) 4:19
160–Vranish (Y) p[inned Sink (WG) 2:01
171–Datz (S) pinned Sleith (Y) 3:42
189–Orazio (D) pinned Fallecker (Y) 3:34
215–Overly (Mt.P) pinned Barkhamer (D) 2:53
Hvy–Bachman (WHS) dec. Keslar (Mt.P) 3-1

103–Demaske (JM) pinned Charletta (Y) 4:59; Swarrow (BC) pinned Rothka (Bent) :29
112–Hough (Mt.P) dec. Vickless (Bent) 17-4; Miller (JM) pinned Walter (S) :43
119–Gulibon (D) tech. fall over Zalar (JM) 17-0; Vahaly (Bent) dec. Gavazzi (Charl) 1-0 UTB
125–LaVella (J) pinned Whipkey (WG) 3:25; Toth (Charl) tech. fall over Agnew (JM) 15-0
130–Rogers (WHS) bye; Black (JM) pinned Gordon (Av) :36
135–DePalma (J) inj. def. over Weinell (D) 2:12; Kwasny (Charl) dec. Bolin (BC) 12-3
140–Shaffer (D) pinned smydo (Bent) :19; Durbin (WG) dec. Kloos (Mt.P) 3-1
145–Mizia (Bent) dec. Glasgow (J) 8-5; Johnston (WG) pinned Long (Mt.P) 2:47
152–Thom (J) dec. Myers (S) 5-2; Durbin (WG) pinned Westerbeck (D) 1:40
160–Wiercioch (Charl) pinned Vranish (Y) 2:13; Demain (Bent) dec. Hathaway (JM) 7-0
171–Mizia (Bent) inj. def. over Thorpe (Charl) 4:18; Conti (JM) dec. Magon (Av) 6-2
189–Kitta (S) dec. Wood (Mt.P) 4-2; Phillips (JM) dec. Jacobs (WG) 10-1
215–Deni (J) dec. Perkins (JM) 5-2; Temple (Av) pinned Holmes (BC) 7:18
Hvy–Tarley (BC) pinned Beich (D) :52; Rush (JM) dec. Bush (Y) 14-4

Key – Avella (Av), Beth-Center (BC), Bentworth (Bent), Charleroi (Charl), Derry (D), Jeannette (J), Jefferson-Morgan (JM), Mt. Pleasant (Mt.P), Southmoreland (S), Washington (WHS), West Greene (WG), Yough (Y)

Section 1 results

Section 1 Tournament
at Burgettstown
Individual Finals
103–Rich McGinnis (CH) pinned Ellefson 1:34
112–Nate Reckner (SSB) pinned Seth Carr (SF) 3:14
119–Tyler Rommes (Burg) pinned Kitzman (F) 2:37
125–Shane Gentry (SSB) pinned Vernau (CH) 4:35
130–Tanner Sutton (CH) dec. Boe Bonzo (F) 5-3
135–Connor Payne (SSB) pinned Blake Balsama (CH) 4:31
140–Dave Demor (SSB) tech. fall over Taylor Wentzel (SP) 15-0
145–Michael Innes (CH) dec. Dylan Fleming (Burg) 12-4
152–Nick Carr (SF) dec. Montana Trombetta (Carl) 7-0
160–Garrett Vulcano (CH) dec. Zeke Stroupe (F) 10-2
171–Sam Guidi (FC) dec. Justin Martz (SSB) 8-2
189–Darren Reed (Burg) pinned Jeremy Anesetti (CH) 3:03
215–Greg Kumer (FC) pinned Alex Daugherty (CV) 3:13
Hvy–Corey Garry (FC) dec. Nate Grandelis (CH) 3-0

Third and Fourth
103–Chaussard (SF) dec. Ellek (FC) 1-0
112–Jones (CH) dec. King (L) 10-2
119–Ellefson (Black) dec. Lewis (SF) 8-3
125–Kaczka (SP) pinned Palermo (Bvr) 3:21
130–Fetchet (SF) pinned Morris (FC) :44
135–Sayer (Burg) dec. Rodriguez (Carl) 16-6
140–Orenbaum (CH) tech. fall over Nye (SF) 15-0
145–Fetchet (SF) dec. Braddock (Black) 6-1
152–Hazlett (CH) dec. Warren (SP) 7-3
160–Haney (SF) pinned Reed (CV) 1:30
171–Congie (CH) dec. Hatcher (Carl) 5-4 OT RO
189–Smith (Bvr) pinned Cousins (F) 2:02
215–Vigliotti (Burg) dec. Winkle (SSB) 7-2
Hvy–Sappi (Carl) pinned chabalie (SF) 1:50

Fifth and Sixth
103–Dennis (Burg) dec. Flynn (SSB) 1-0
112–Pavlick (F) dec. Braddock (Black) 8-7
119–Weissen (SSB) bye
125–Abbott (Burg) dec. Hughes (L) 9-6
130–Dedola (Carl) pinned McHaffie (SSB) 1:24
135–Ward (F) pinned Nine (CV) 3:51
140–Haney (CV) dec. Peterson (L) 7-5
145–Weyers (FC) dec. Warren (SP) 4-3
152–Talerico (Bvr) pinned Roberts (Burg) 3:22
160–McKissick (Carl) dec. Schneider (Burg) 1-0
171–Merckle (F) pinned Tomshay (SP) 1:26
189–Palmer (CV) pinned Robinson (L) 1:50
215–Ward (F) bye
Hvy–Ott (CV) bye

103–McGinnis (CH) pinned Ellek (FC) :46; Ellefson (Black) pinned Chaussard (SF) 2:45
112–Reckner (SSB) pinned Jones (CH) 3:30; Carr (SF) dec. King (L) 5-0
119–Rommes (Burg) pinned Lewis (SF) 3:04; Kitzman (F) pinned Ellefson (Black) :23
125–Gentry (SSB) pinned Kaczka (SP) 1:32; Vernau (CH) pinned Abbott (Burg) :33
130–Sutton (CH) dec. Fetchet (SF) 10-1; Bonso (F) dec. deola (SSB) 10-3
135–Payne (SSB) pinned Rodriguez (Carl) 1:34; Balsama (CH) dec. Sayer (Burg) 5-2
140–Demor (SSB) tech. fall over Orenbaum (CH) 15-0; Wentzel (SP) dec. Haney (CV) 12-3
145–Innes (CH) pinned Braddock (Black) 2:20; Fleming (Burg) pinend Fetchet (SF) 5:30
152–Carr (SF) pinned Hazlett (CH) 3:31; Trombetta (Carl) pinned Talerico (Bvr) :47
160–Vulcano (CH) pinned Reed (CV) 1:25; Stroupe (F) dec. Haney (SF) 8-2
171–Guidi (FC) pinned Congie (CH) 1:44; Martz (SSB) dec. Hatcher (Carl) 5-4
189–Anesetti (CH) pinned Cousins :48; Reed (Burg) pinned Smith (Bvr) 3:46
215–Kumer (FC) pinned Vigliotti (Burg) :46; Daugherty (CV pinned Winkle (SSB) 3:13
Hvy–Garry (FC) pinned Chabalie (SF) 1:14; Grandelis (CH) pinned Sappi (Carl) 3:56

Key – Beaver (Bvr), Blackhawk (Black), Burgettstown (Burg), Carlynton (Carl), Central Valley (CV), Chartiers-Houston (CH), Fort Cherry (FC), Freedom (F), Laurel (L, South Fayette (SF), South Park (SP), South Side Beaver (SSB),


Why wait?

One of the silly quirks of the wrestling season is the month-long break from wrestling teams go through while the team tournament is going on. The last scheduled dual meet for some Class AAA wrestlers was January 19. The Class AA sections begin Saturday but the Class AAA wait a week because there is one less event, no regional tournament.

It makes more sense to begin the section tournaments for all wrestlers Saturday and give Class AAA a week off before the state tournament. That would at least allow injuries to heal.

One other thing that ruins the section tournaments is the large number of qualifiers out of each weight class, five. It's pretty difficult not to advance to the next level. It's worse in Class AA, where the top seven wrestlers in the WPIAL advance to the regional tournament in Johnstown. That type of cushion takes away any drama from the event.

Athlete won't wrestle girl at states

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa – An Iowa high school wrestler who was one of the favorites to win his weight class defaulted on his first-round state tournament match rather than face one of the first girls to ever qualify for the event.
Joel Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore who was 35-4 wrestling for Linn-Mar High this season, said in a statement that he doesn’t feel it would be right for him to wrestle Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman. Herkelman, who was 20-13 entering the tournament, and fellow 112-pounder Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black, who was 25-13, made history by being the first girls to qualify for the state tournament. Black was pinned quickly in her opening round match.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan and their accomplishments. However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times,” wrote Northrup. “As a matter of conscience and my faith I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most other high school sports in Iowa.”
There were several thousand fans on hand Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena, but many were watching other matches when the referee raised Herkelman’s hand to signal her win. There was a smattering of cheers and boos from the crowd before Herkelman was whisked into the bowels of the arena.
Tournament organizers declined to make Herkelman available for questions. Her next match is Friday.
In a text message to The Associated Press, her father, Bill Herkelman, said he understands Northrup’s decision.
“It’s nice to get the first win and have her be on the way to the medal round,” Bill Herkelman wrote. “I sincerely respect the decision of the Northrup family especially since it was made on the biggest stage in wrestling. I have heard nothing but good things about the Northrup family and hope Joel does very well the remainder of the tourney.”
Linn-Mar athletics director Scott Mahmens said the school would not penalize Northrup for defaulting. Because he defaulted and didn’t forfeit, Northrup is eligible to compete in consolation rounds. Black will also compete in the consolation rounds.


Links for Class AA section pairings

Individual rankings

Individual Rankings
Class AAA
103–1. Colton Shorts, Canon-McMillan 39-1; 2. Dom Forys, North Allegheny, 27-4; 3. Nate Russo, Belle Vernon, 22-2; 4. Austin Caldwell, Greensburg Salem, 26-5; 5. James Harrison, West Mifflin, 22-3
112–1. Connor Schram, Canon-McMillan, 37-2; 2. Willie Bohince, Penn Trafford, 28-5; 3. Joey Alessandro, Hempfield, 29-5; ; 4. Chace Small, Latrobe, 31-9; 5. Blake Caudill, Butler, 21-6
119–1. Derrick Nelson, Waynesburg, 29-3; 2. Paul Bewak, Hempfield, 31-4; 3. Ethan Kenney, Connesllville, 27-8; 4. Tim Connelly, Penn Trafford, 25-6; 5. Tim Dusch, Hopewell, 27-5
125–1. Nico Megaludis, Franklin Regional, 39-0; 2. Zach McGinnis, Waynesburg, 32-3; 3. Mackenzie McGuire, Upper St. Clair, 24-1, 4. Derrick Evanovich, Peters Township, 29-1; 5. Peter Craig, Hampton (26-5)
130–1. John Pezze, Norwin, 27-0; 2. Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan, 35-4; 3. Tanner Wiltrout, Connellsville, 26-9; 4. Trevor Medlang, Franklin Regional, 33-3; 5. Alex Powell, Ringgold, 28-6
135–1. Dario Dobbin, Canon-McMillan, 33-9; 2. Ty Lydic, Latrobe, 29-7; 3. Heath Coles, Norwin, 18-4; 4. Dylan Mogan, Bethel Park, 24-5; 5. Mike Ardeno, Trinity, 24-6
140–1. Matt Tadich, Norwin, 25-0; 2. Tyler Manion, Central Catholic, 27-8; 3. Austin Wilding, Upper St. Clair, 24-3; 4. Chris Milligan, Albert Gallatin, 26-5; 5. Chris Little, Franklin Region, 34-6
145–1. Eric Nutter, Central Catholic, 28-5; 2. Nick Catalano, Canon-McMillan, 37-1; 3. Jesse Swink, Connellsville, 30-7; 4. Zach Voytek, Greensburg Salem, 28-3; 5. Cody Mutkus, Hopewell, 22-5
152–1. Lorenzo Thomas, Central Catholic, 29-3; 2. Aaron McKinney, West Allegheny, 29-3; 3. Ben Johnson, Franklin Regional, 29-4; 4. Joe Washington, Penn Hills, 20-3; 5. Dakoda Collins, Butler, 26-7
160–1. Jason Luster, Central Catholic, 27-1; 2. Alex DeCiantis, North Allegheny, 17-6; 3. Zack Zavatski, Latrobe, 33-7; 4. Anthony Cable, Greensburg Salem, 21-6; 5. Kyle Spangler, Hempfield, 26-7;
171–1. Nick Bonaccorsi, Bethel Park, 30-0; 2. Cole Baxter, Butler, 33-1; 3. Jared Lux, North Allegheny, 25-5; 4. Jacob Lowry, Albert Gallatin, 27-4; 5. Rich Hall, Latrobe, 28-10
189–1. Matt McCutcheon, Kiski, 31-0; 2. Perry Hills, Central Catholic, 38-6; 3. Nick Garofola, Hempfield, 32-4; 4. Jake Hart, Hampton, 26-5; 5. Scott Mohring, Latrobe, 30-8
215–1. Kyle McWreath, Trinity, 25-0; 2. Dante Nania, Hempfield, 32-2; 2. ; 3. Neal Rands, Ringgold, 17-3; 4. Jordan Shulman, Hampton, 24-2; 5. Alex Campbell, Canon-McMillan, 32-9
Hvy–1. Cody Klempay, Canon-McMillan, 36-0; 2. Anthony DiLonardo, Plum, 25-0; 3. Connor Downs, Penn Trafford, 22-7; 4. Dean Lusk, Ringgold, 29-5; 5. Nathan Spinetti, Uniontown, 24-6

Class AA
103–1. Jason Nolf, Kittanning, 32-0; 2. Russ Losteter, South Allegheny, 19-1; 3. John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan, 21-6
112–1. Zach Kelly, Burrell, 17-3; 2. Nick Hough, Mt. Pleasant, 26-5; 3. Nate Recker, SS Beaver, 26-3
119–1. Jim Gullibon, Derry, 23-1; 2. Phil Elias, SS Academy, 10-0; 3. Tyler Rommes, Burgettstown, 30-3
125–1. Geoff Alexander, SS Academy, 30-3; 2. Sean Lavella, Jeannette, 34-7; 3. Aaron Toth, Charleroi, 23-5
130–1. Dave Makarra, Burrell, 25-3; 2. Tanner Sutton, Chartiers-Houston, 26-6; 3. Anthony Elias, SS Academy, 28-5
135–1. Mike DePalma, Jeannette, 35-1; 2. Jeremy Landowski, Kiski, 33-5; 3. Josh Kwasny, Charleroi, 22-5
140–1. Travis Shaffer, Derry, 25-4; 2. Dave Demor, SS Beaver, 30-3; 3. Jake Durbin, West Greene, 23-3
145–1. Michael Innes, Chartiers-Houston, 28-3; 2. Francis Mizia, Bentworth 32-2; 3. Dylan Fleming, Burgettstown, 29-5
152–1. Nick Carr, South Fayette, 29-1; 2. Dylan Demain, Bentworth, 29-2; 3. Mike Pavasko, Steel Valley, 24-4
160–1. Travis McKillop, Burrell, 35-1; 2. Cody Wiercioch, Charleroi, 27-1; 3. Quincy Hathaway, Jefferson-Morgan, 25-6
171–1. Dakota DesLauriers, Burrell, 31-3; 2. Gus Mizia, Bentworth, 27-0; 3. Sam Guidi, Fort Cherry, 21-3
189–1. Jay Taylor, Burrell, 30-6; 2. Jordan Kitta, Southmoreland, 26-3; 3. Joe Phillips, Jefferson-Morgan, 25-9
215–1. Brian Beattie, Burrell, 31-4; 2. Anthony Deni, Jeannette, 26-7; 3. Wes Schmidt, Kittanning, 27-7
Hvy–1. Corey Garry, Fort Cherry, 23-1; 2. Jeff Tarley, Beth-Center, 21-4; 3. Nate Grandelis, Chartiers-Houston, 26-6

(Editor’s note: Records are updated through the weekend where possible.)


Team Tournament medal round

Class AAA

Central Dauphin 36, Easton Area Hs 18
103 Jeremy Schwartz (Central Dauphin) Dec Kyle Baker (Easton Area Hs) 7-2
112 Peter Stanley (Easton Area Hs) Dec Evan Davis (Central Dauphin) 5-1
119 Austin Rose (Central Dauphin) Dec Evan DiSora (Easton Area Hs) 2-0
125 Tyson Dippery (Central Dauphin) Dec Robert Rizzolino (Easton Area Hs) 6-3
130 Shyheim Brown (Central Dauphin) Dec Calvin Daly (Easton Area Hs) 2-1
135 Nick Varndell (Central Dauphin) Dec Joseph Rizzolino (Easton Area Hs) 8-5
140 Mitchell Minotti (Easton Area Hs) Fall Matt Lux (Central Dauphin) 5:31
145 Kevin Gooding (Central Dauphin) Fall Anthony Minotti (Easton Area Hs) 5:30
152 Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin) Dec Solomon Sohn (Easton Area Hs) 8-3
160 Mason McIntyre (Easton Area Hs) Dec Colton Peppelman (Central Dauphin) 5-2
171 Dorian Spradlin (Central Dauphin) Dec Zachary Bambary (Easton Area Hs) 7-4
189 Kenneth Courts (Central Dauphin) Fall Jose Rotger (Easton Area Hs) 0:44
215 Zak Koller (Central Dauphin) Dec Tyler Greene (Easton Area Hs) 5-3; OT
285 Jalal Paige (Easton Area Hs) Fall Nate Stewart (Central Dauphin) 1:05

Third Place
Nazareth 33, Council Rock South 24
103 Billy Rappo (Council Rock South) Fall Tyrone Klump (Nazareth Area Hs) 2:34
112 Trey Balasco (Council Rock South) Dec Chase Zemenak (Nazareth Area Hs) 3-2; UTB
119 Adam Delgado (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Danny Martoccio (Council Rock South) 11-5
125 Franco Ferraina (Nazareth Area Hs) Fall Mack Moore (Council Rock South) 2:34
130 Zachary Horan (Nazareth Area Hs) Fall Dan Altomare (Council Rock South) 1:41
135 Greg Noll (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Matt Rappo (Council Rock South) 6-4
140 Matt Martoccio (Council Rock South) TF Ian Stout (Nazareth Area Hs) 26-11; 4:58
145 Connor Moore (Council Rock South) Major Hunter Weidner (Nazareth Area Hs) 12-4
152 Wyatt Miller (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Brian Greco (Council Rock South) 9-2
160 Ryan Krecker (Nazareth Area Hs) Fall Forester Somsanith (Council Rock South) 0:26
171 Shane Gilmore (Council Rock South) Dec Eric Wolak (Nazareth Area Hs) 8-4
189 Jared Rosen (Council Rock South) Dec Ben Bradley (Nazareth Area Hs) 9-2
215 David Wilke (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Tim Riley (Council Rock South) 3-1
285 Aaron Bradley (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Tom Trampe (Council Rock South) 2-1

Class AA
Bethlehem Catholic 38, Fort Leboeuf Hs 21
103 Darian Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic) Fall George Mcguire (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 1:40
112 Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic) Major Brandon Puckly (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 13-5
119 Randy Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic) TF Jack Middleton (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 15-0; 5:18
125 Jaydon Rice (Bethlehem Catholic) Dec Mitch Kaltenbaugh (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 10-5
130 Richard Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic) Dec Ossie Bowers (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 6-3
135 Riley Smith (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Dec Cody Gonzalez (Bethlehem Catholic) 3-0
140 Ryan Todora (Bethlehem Catholic) Dec Brad Malinowski (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 7-0
145 Kody Pace (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Dec Cory Gonzalez (Bethlehem Catholic) 5-1
152 Kyle Dehaut (Bethlehem Catholic) Major Taylor Fox (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 14-4
160 Elliot Riddick (Bethlehem Catholic) Major Craig Cihon (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 17-9
171 Casey Pace (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Dec Jose Ortiz (Bethlehem Catholic) 9-4
189 Josh Alpha (Bethlehem Catholic) Fall Anthony Rivera (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 3:33
215 Brandon Bradney (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Fall Martin LaLuz (Bethlehem Catholic) 0:27
285 Evan Daley (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Fall Benjamin Bunce (Bethlehem Catholic) 4:32

Third Place
Burrell Hs 37 vs Towanda Area HS 18
103 Kyle Blascak (Towanda Area HS) Dec Dan Shepherd (Burrell Hs) 11-7
112 Zachary Kelly (Burrell Hs) TF Ben Lamphere (Towanda Area HS) 15-0; 3:32
119 John Andrejcik (Burrell Hs) TF Terrick Vargason (Towanda Area HS) 15-0; 4:52
125 Dale Maynard (Towanda Area HS) Dec Steven Edwards (Burrell Hs) 7-2
130 Dave Makara (Burrell Hs) Dec Cody Wheeler (Towanda Area HS) 3-2
135 Jeremy Landowski (Burrell Hs) Fall Caleb Willey (Towanda Area HS) 2:15
140 Jimmy Sheets (Towanda Area HS) Dec Phillip Marra (Burrell Hs) 6-3
145 Zachary Ripic (Towanda Area HS) Dec Cole Harkins (Burrell Hs) 7-0
152 Hayden Greenwald (Burrell Hs) Dec Jevin Vanderpool (Towanda Area HS) 1-0
160 Travis McKillop (Burrell Hs) Fall Cody Claupein (Towanda Area HS) 0:20
171 Garrett VanDeMark (Towanda Area HS) Dec Dakota Deslauriers (Burrell Hs) 8-4
189 RJ Forbes (Towanda Area HS) Dec Cory Klems (Burrell Hs) 4-0
215 Jay Taylor (Burrell Hs) Fall Bristin Robinson (Towanda Area HS) 0:17
285 Brian Beattie (Burrell Hs) Dec Aaron Schultz (Towanda Area HS) 2-1; TB

Nick Catalano, back, of Canon-McMillan controls Nazareth's Ian Stout during their 145-pound bout in the consolation semifinals of the PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament in Hershey Saturday. Catalano pinned Stout but the Big Macs lost to Nazareth 33-19.

Colton Shorts of Canon-McMillan, left, works on Central Dauphin's Jeremy Schwartz during their 103-pound bout in the semifinals of the PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament in Hershey Saturday. Shorts won the bout, 6-3, but the Big Macs lost the dual meet 36-20.

C-M falls to Central Dauphin, Nazareth

Central Dauphin captured six of the last eight bouts to take a 36-20 victory from Canon-McMillan in the PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament semifinals Saturday morning.
Central Dauphin, the three-time team tournament champion, wrestles Easton in today's (1 p.m.) finals.
Canon-McMillan can finish as high as third place.
Central Dauphin got two big wins, one at 215, where Zak Koller decisioned Alex Campbell 6-4 in overtime; and at 135, where Nick Varndell won a 1-0 decision over Dario Dobbin.

Canon-McMillan was eliminated from the tournament with a 33-19 loss to Nazareth in the consolation semifinals. The Big Macs season ended with a 22-4 record and their second straight WPIAL team title.

In the other Class AAA semifinals, Easton downed Council Rock South, 40-23.
In Class AA, Fort Lebeouf upset Burrell 30-28 and Bethlehem Catholic routed Towanda 45-18.

Central Dauphin 36 Canon McMillan 20
103 Colton Shorts (Canon McMillan) Dec Jeremy Schwartz (Central Dauphin) 6-3
112 Conner Schram (Canon McMillan) TF Evan Davis (Central Dauphin) 22-6; 4:25
119 Austin Rose (Central Dauphin) Dec Malachi Krenzelak (Canon McMillan) 6-0
125 Tyson Dippery (Central Dauphin) Major Sammy Minor (Canon McMillan) 11-0
130 Chishko Solomon (Canon McMillan) Dec Shyheim Brown (Central Dauphin) 3-2
135 Nick Varndell (Central Dauphin) Dec Dario Dobbin (Canon McMillan) 1-0
140 Kevin Gooding (Central Dauphin) TF William Pihiou (Canon McMillan) 15-0; 4:02
145 Nicholas Catalano (Canon McMillan) Dec Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin) 6-3
152 AJ Sweigard (Central Dauphin) Dec Mark Dami (Canon McMillan) 6-0
160 Colton Peppelman (Central Dauphin) TF Cody Renzelli (Canon McMillan) 16-0; 3:47
171 Dorian Spradlin (Central Dauphin) Major Zach Thomas (Canon McMillan) 18-10
189 Kenneth Courts (Central Dauphin) Fall Ian Binotto (Canon McMillan) 1:07
215 Zak Koller (Central Dauphin) Dec Alex Campbell (Canon McMillan) 6-4; OT
285 Cody Klempay (Canon McMillan) won by default over Seidu Issah (Central Dauphin) Def; 1:01

Nazareth 33 Canon McMillan 19
103 Colton Shorts (Canon McMillan) Dec Tyrone Klump (Nazareth Area Hs) 8-2
112 Dalton Macri (Canon McMillan) Dec Chase Zemenak (Nazareth Area Hs) 5-4
119 Conner Schram (Canon McMillan) Major Adam Delgado (Nazareth Area Hs) 10-1
125 Franco Ferraina (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Sammy Minor (Canon McMillan) 10-4
130 Nick Toronzi (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Alec Hutchin (Canon McMillan) 8-2
135 Zachary Horan (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Chishko Solomon (Canon McMillan) 4-1; TB
140 Greg Noll (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Dario Dobbin (Canon McMillan) 4-0
145 Nicholas Catalano (Canon McMillan) Fall Ian Stout (Nazareth Area Hs) 3:26
152 Wyatt Miller (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Mark Dami (Canon McMillan) 3-1
160 Ryan Krecker (Nazareth Area Hs) Fall Cody Renzelli (Canon McMillan) 0:26
171 Eric Wolak (Nazareth Area Hs) Fall Zach Thomas (Canon McMillan) 2:45
189 Ben Bradley (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Ian Binotto (Canon McMillan) 5-2
215 Aaron Bradley (Nazareth Area Hs) Dec Alex Campbell (Canon McMillan) 5-1
285 Cody Klempay (Canon McMillan) Dec Ian Mutch (Nazareth Area Hs) 3-0


Dario Dobbin of Canon-McMillan prepares to run the half into Colin Irwin of Delware Valley in the 135-pound bout of the PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament in Hershey Friday. Dobbin pinned Irwin in :57.

Solomon Chishko of Canon-McMillan tries to turn Jalen Palmer of Delaware Valley in the 130-pound bout of the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament in Hershey Friday. Chishko pinned Palmer in 3:29.

AAA Team Tournament quarterfinals

Central Dauphin 43 vs La Salle 24
103 Jeremy Schwartz (Central Dauphin) Fall Patrick McGinley (La Salle) 2:20
112 Bryan Pflanz (La Salle) Dec Evan Davis (Central Dauphin) 3-1
119 Austin Rose (Central Dauphin) Major Kolby Stein (La Salle) 10-0
125 Tyson Dippery (Central Dauphin) Fall Roger Woehrle (La Salle) 1:29
130 Shyheim Brown (Central Dauphin) Dec Joe Mazzi (La Salle) 3-1; OT
135 Nick Varndell (Central Dauphin) Fall Joe Sullivan (La Salle) 0:43
140 Matt Cimato (La Salle) Fall Kevin Gooding (Central Dauphin) 2:27
145 Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin) Dec Casey Kent (La Salle) 7-5; OT
152 AJ Sweigard (Central Dauphin) Fall Domonic Bonitatis (La Salle) 3:59
160 Shane Springer (La Salle) Fall Colton Peppelman (Central Dauphin) 3:05
171 Nick Burns (La Salle) Fall Jamison Peake (Central Dauphin) 5:37
189 Kenneth Courts (Central Dauphin) For (La Salle) For
215 Zak Koller (Central Dauphin) Dec P. J. Steinmetz (La Salle) 2-0; OT
285 Ryan Geiger (La Salle) Dec Seidu Issah (Central Dauphin) 7-4

Greater Latrobe 9 vs Easton Area Hs 36
103 Kyle Baker (Easton Area Hs) Fall Eric Mills (Greater Latrobe) 1:48
112 Chace Small (Greater Latrobe) Dec Peter Stanley (Easton Area Hs) 3-2
119 Evan DiSora (Easton Area Hs) Dec Dominic Scalise (Greater Latrobe) 3-1
125 Robert Rizzolino (Easton Area Hs) Dec Tyler Heydorn (Greater Latrobe) 5-4; UTB
130 Calvin Daly (Easton Area Hs) Fall Mitch Lesko (Greater Latrobe) 2:20
135 Ty Lydic (Greater Latrobe) Dec Mark Misczenski (Easton Area Hs) 7-3
140 Joseph Rizzolino (Easton Area Hs) Dec Bryar Pletcher (Greater Latrobe) 7-3
145 Anthony Minotti (Easton Area Hs) Fall Derrick Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe) 5:30
152 Mitchell Minotti (Easton Area Hs) Dec Noah Kail (Greater Latrobe) 1-0
160 Mason McIntyre (Easton Area Hs) Dec Zack Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe) 5-3
171 Richie Hall (Greater Latrobe) Dec Zachary Bambary (Easton Area Hs) 3-2; UTB
189 Francis Slover (Easton Area Hs) vs Jimmy Ritenour (Greater Latrobe)
215 (Easton Area Hs) vs (Greater Latrobe)
285 Jalal Paige (Easton Area Hs) Dec Dylan Colucci (Greater Latrobe) 7-3

Council Rock South 44 vs Cumberland Valley 24
103 Billy Rappo (Council Rock South) Fall Sewey Faruque (Cumberland Valley) 1:00
112 Trey Balasco (Council Rock South) Dec Alex Wolfe (Cumberland Valley) 2-0
119 Jon Brigham (Cumberland Valley) Fall Danny Martoccio (Council Rock South) 4:46
125 Mack Moore (Council Rock South) Fall Kevin Novick (Cumberland Valley) 2:38
130 Paul Zambito (Cumberland Valley) Dec Brian Heckman (Council Rock South) 9-3
135 Matt Rappo (Council Rock South) TF Travis Hench (Cumberland Valley) 18-2; 4:07
140 TC Warner (Cumberland Valley) Fall Dylan Moyer (Council Rock South) 0:58
145 Matt Martoccio (Council Rock South) For (Cumberland Valley) For
152 Connor Moore (Council Rock South) Dec Wills Long (Cumberland Valley) 4-3
160 David Miller (Cumberland Valley) Fall Brian Greco (Council Rock South) 3:12
171 Shane Gilmore (Council Rock South) Fall Matthew Hoare (Cumberland Valley) 1:44
189 Tim Riley (Council Rock South) Fall Dennis Zaitsev (Cumberland Valley) 0:18
215 Jared Rosen (Council Rock South) Dec Michael Straub (Cumberland Valley) 3-1
285 Kyle Friend (Cumberland Valley) Dec Tom Trampe (Council Rock South) 5-3

Canon-Mac reaches semifinals

Canon-McMillan burst to a 30-6 lead and cruised to a 42-23 victory over Delaware Valley in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey Friday afternoon.
The Big Macs will take on Central Dauphin in Saturday's semifinals (9 a.m.). C-M defeated Central Dauphin in the team standings at the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament in December but, of course, that tournament was wrestled in a different format.
Canon-McMillan (22-2) had six pins: Colton Shorts (103), defending state champion Connor Schram (112), Solomon Chishko (130), Dario Dobbin (135), Nick Catalano (145), who got his in eight seconds; and Alex Campbell (215).

PIAA Team Tournament
at Giant Center, Hershey
Canon-McMillan–42 Delaware Valley–23
103–Colton Shorts (Canon-McMillan) pinned Brett Mulroy 2:37
112–Connor Schram (Canon-McMillan) pinned Michael Stager 0:45
119–Chris Moraski (Delaware Valley) dec. Malachi Krenzelak 3-2
125–CJ Palmer (Delaware Valley) dec. Sammy Minor 7-0
130–Chishko Solomon (Canon-McMillan) pinned Jalen Palmer 3:29
135–Dario Dobbin (Canon-McMillan) pinned Colin Irwin 0:57
140–Joseph Stellato (Delaware Valley) dec. William Pihiou 6-3
145–Nicholas Catalano (Canon-McMillan) pinned Evan Wagner 0:08
15–Lucas Markowitz (Delaware Valley) dec. Mark Dami 1-0
160–Martin Strenk (Delaware Valley) dec. Cody Renzelli 8-4
171–Marc Wagner (Delaware Valley) maj. dec. Zach Thomas 14-6
189–Adam Manzoni (Delaware Valley) maj. dec. Ian Binotto 12-1
215–Alex Campbell (Canon-McMillan) pinned Jack Fagan (Delaware Valley) 1:42
285–Cody Klempay (Canon-McMillan) by default over Zack Walck 1:32

AA Team Tournament quarterfinals

Ridgway Area Hs 27 vs Towanda Area HS 39
103 Kyle Blascak (Towanda Area HS) Fall Cody Stahl (Ridgway Area Hs) 0:42
112 Terrick Vargason (Towanda Area HS) Major RickyJ Javier (Ridgway Area Hs) 9-1
119 Tad Pierce (Ridgway Area Hs) Fall Ridge Sollick (Towanda Area HS) 3:14
125 Cody Wheeler (Towanda Area HS) Major Corey Bush (Ridgway Area Hs) 9-0
130 Dakota Dahler (Ridgway Area Hs) Dec Dale Maynard (Towanda Area HS) 7-6
135 Caleb Willey (Towanda Area HS) Fall Zac McKnight (Ridgway Area Hs) 1:52
140 Slade Horner (Ridgway Area Hs) Major Justin Sheets (Towanda Area HS) 12-2
145 Kyle Caggiano (Ridgway Area Hs) Major Jevin Vanderpool (Towanda Area HS) 11-2
152 Zachary Ripic (Towanda Area HS) Major Steven Mitchell (Ridgway Area Hs) 11-1
160 Jake Himes (Ridgway Area Hs) Fall Cody Claupein (Towanda Area HS) 2:32
171 Garrett VanDeMark (Towanda Area HS) Fall D.J. Skraba (Ridgway Area Hs) 2:15
189 RJ Forbes (Towanda Area HS) Fall Seth Stahl (Ridgway Area Hs) 4:36
215 Chad Quail (Ridgway Area Hs) Major Bristin Robinson (Towanda Area HS) 11-3
285 Aaron Schultz (Towanda Area HS) Dec Jesse Sheasley (Ridgway Area Hs) 5-2

Huntingdon Area Hs 21 vs Fort Leboeuf Hs 46
103 George Mcguire (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Fall Matt Wilson (Huntingdon Area Hs) 2:41
112 Brandon Puckly (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Dec Nathan Russell (Huntingdon Area Hs) 10-4
119 Kie Brown (Huntingdon Area Hs) Fall Jack Middleton (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 3:35
125 Mitch Kaltenbaugh (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Major Kevin Norris (Huntingdon Area Hs) 11-1
130 Ossie Bowers (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Dec Dylan Gutshall (Huntingdon Area Hs) 3-0
135 Riley Smith (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Fall Chris Shope (Huntingdon Area Hs) 3:56
140 Kody Pace (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Major Josh Bafia (Huntingdon Area Hs) 16-2
145 Brad Malinowski (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Fall Owen Peters (Huntingdon Area Hs) 3:20
152 Taylor Fox (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Dec Zach Romano (Huntingdon Area Hs) 3-0
160 Nick Marter (Huntingdon Area Hs) Dec Craig Cihon (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 6-5
171 Casey Pace (Fort Leboeuf Hs) TF Alex Miller (Huntingdon Area Hs) 20-3; 6:00
189 Nathan Shope (Huntingdon Area Hs) Fall Anthony Rivera (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 0:53
215 Brandon Bradney (Fort Leboeuf Hs) Fall Dustin Everhart (Huntingdon Area Hs) 3:02
285 Nick Shope (Huntingdon Area Hs) Fall Evan Daley (Fort Leboeuf Hs) 3:03

Burrell Hs 49 vs Bedford Hs 15
103 Ryan Easter (Bedford Hs) For (Burrell Hs) For
112 Zachary Kelly (Burrell Hs) Dec Garrett Thomas (Bedford Hs) 4-2
119 John Andrejcik (Burrell Hs) Major Caleb Grimes (Bedford Hs) 12-2
125 Phillip Marra (Burrell Hs) Fall Kyle Swindell (Bedford Hs) 3:45
130 Andrew Miller (Bedford Hs) Dec Corey Falleroni (Burrell Hs) 3-1
135 Dave Makara (Burrell Hs) Fall Zach Dudek (Bedford Hs) 3:52
140 Jeremy Landowski (Burrell Hs) Fall Doug Weyandt (Bedford Hs) 0:39
145 Cole Harkins (Burrell Hs) Dec Tanner Williams (Bedford Hs) 3-1
152 Hayden Greenwald (Burrell Hs) Dec Cody Yingling (Bedford Hs) 7-2
160 Travis McKillop (Burrell Hs) Fall Josiah Koontz (Bedford Hs) 1:20
171 Brian Gibbons (Bedford Hs) Dec Dakota Deslauriers (Burrell Hs) 3-2
189 Jay Taylor (Burrell Hs) Fall Mike Brett (Bedford Hs) 0:28
215 Brian Beattie (Burrell Hs) Fall Jacob Krupa (Bedford Hs) 2:32
285 Dave Frederick (Bedford Hs) Dec Joseph Naviglia (Burrell Hs) 1-0

Reynolds Hs 19 vs Bethlehem Catholic Hs 38
103 Darian Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) TF Alex DiGregorio (Reynolds Hs) 20-5; 4:30
112 Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Fall Neal Engstrom (Reynolds Hs) 1:18
119 Randy Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) TF Mason McCollum (Reynolds Hs) 18-1; 3:57
125 Mason Beckman (Reynolds Hs) Major Jaydon Rice (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) 13-5
130 Dylan D'Urso (Reynolds Hs) Dec Richard Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) 3-2
135 Adam Matthews (Reynolds Hs) Dec Cody Gonzalez (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) 7-1
140 Ryan Todora (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Dec Justin Rhodes (Reynolds Hs) 2-1
145 Austin Matthews (Reynolds Hs) Fall Cory Gonzalez (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) 3:33
152 Kyle Dehaut (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Fall Levi Stoyer (Reynolds Hs) 0:41
160 Elliot Riddick (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) TF Cam Cianci (Reynolds Hs) 24-9; 4:50
171 Jose Ortiz (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Dec Tyler Miller (Reynolds Hs) 8-5
189 Josh Alpha (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Dec Jamar Henry (Reynolds Hs) 8-3
215 Blake Heim (Reynolds Hs) Dec Martin LaLuz (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) 5-0
285 Benjamin Bunce (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Dec Tobiah Johnson (Reynolds Hs) 3-1; OT

C-H eliminated

One point.
That's what Chartiers-Houston was searching for over the final few bouts of its consolation dual meet against Biglerville in the PIAA Class AA Team Tournament in Hershey.
A pin instead of a technical fall, a technical fall instead of a major decision, a major decision instead of a decision.
That point proved elusive for the Bucs, who lost to Biglerville by tiebreaking criteria, 29-28, and was eliminated from the tournament.
Both teams won seven bouts but Biglerville had two pins, Chartiers-Houstone one.

Consolation Round
Biglerville–29 Chartiers-Houston-28
(Biglerville wins by tiebreaking criteria)
103–Danny May (Biglerville) dec. Richie McGinnis 7-3
112–Jasper Hankey (Biglerville) dec. Jake Jones 5-1
119–Trevor Hernandez (Biglerville) maj. dec. Ryan Dodd 8-0
125–Andrew Vernau (Chartiers Houston) dec. Nick Leiphart 7-5
130–Laike Gardner (Biglerville) dec. Andrew Lis 4-0
135–Tanner Sutton (Chartiers Houston) maj. dec. Oakley Fissel 8-0
140–Jesse Gardner (Biglerville) pinned Blake Balsama 2:45
145–Tommy Orenbaun (Chartiers Houston) dec. Tyler Lieberum 4-2
152–Michael Innes (Chartiers Houston) tech. fall over Josh Asper 16-0; 4:54
160–Garrett Vulcano (Chartiers Houston) pinned Kevin Nichols 4:20
171–Kyle Bobo (Biglerville) dec. Joey Congie 3-2
*189–Jeremy Anesetti (Chartiers Houston) maj. dec. Joe Hurda 10-1
215–Noe Aguilar (Biglerville) pinned Jimmy Saieva 2:22
Hvy–Nate Grandelis (Chartiers Houston) dec. Trevor Stover 4-2

Michael Innes of Chartiers-Houston, top, checks the clock during his 152-pound bout against Biglerville's Josh Asper in the PIAA Class AA Team Tournament consolations. Innes won by 16-0 technical fall but the Bucs lost the dual meet on tiebreaking criteria, 29-28, Friday and were eliminated.

Garrett Vulcano of Chartiers-Houston keeps Biglerville's Kevin Nichols down during their 160-pound bout in the PIAA Class AA Team Tournament consolation round Friday. Vulcano pinned Nichols but the Bucs lost the dual meet by tiebreaking criteria, 29-28 and were eliminated.

AA Team Tournament consols

Lower Moreland Hs 13 vs Claysburg Kimmel Hs 57
103 Josh Brown (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Fall Seung-Gyu Rim (Lower Moreland Hs) 4:12
112 Nathan Sell (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Dec Kyle Baker (Lower Moreland Hs) 9-5
119 Devin Cox (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Fall Josh Khalif (Lower Moreland Hs) 2:27
125 James Dodson (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Fall Jon Aurit (Lower Moreland Hs) 2:35
130 Ty Dively (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Major Timmy Yu (Lower Moreland Hs) 10-0
135 Cole Claar (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Major Mike McKenna (Lower Moreland Hs) 11-3
140 Christian Claycomb (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Major Hank Campbell (Lower Moreland Hs) 11-2
145 Corey Aungst (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Fall Dominic Scirrotto (Lower Moreland Hs) 4:50
152 Jesse Goldstein (Lower Moreland Hs) Fall Dylan Weyant (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) 1:36
160 Evan Lehman (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Fall Rashan Chanyothi (Lower Moreland Hs) 2:41
171 Alex Diehl (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Fall Matt Terrenzio (Lower Moreland Hs) 2:44
189 Nick Brunswick (Lower Moreland Hs) Dec Devin Weyandt (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) 9-2
215 George Zisis (Lower Moreland Hs) Major Doug Knisely (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) 9-1
285 Titus Feathers (Claysburg Kimmel Hs) Fall Andrew DeRocini (Lower Moreland Hs) 1:57

Muncy Hs 27 vs Boiling Springs Hs 45
103 Mitchell Ptaszek (Boiling Springs Hs) Fall Joshua Garverick (Muncy Hs) 3:35
112 Joe Byers (Boiling Springs Hs) Fall Mike Pega (Muncy Hs) 2:55
119 Mark Lentz (Boiling Springs Hs) Fall Brandon Yohn (Muncy Hs) 1:31
125 Andrew Gilchrist (Muncy Hs) Fall Connor Murphy (Boiling Springs Hs) 4:03
130 Andrew Mellott (Boiling Springs Hs) For (Muncy Hs) For
135 Roland Miller (Boiling Springs Hs) For (Muncy Hs) For
140 Heath Strickland (Muncy Hs) Dec Kyle Taylor (Boiling Springs Hs) 4-2; TB
145 Troy Hembury (Muncy Hs) Dec Tony Nickle (Boiling Springs Hs) 5-3
152 Zack Strickland (Muncy Hs) Fall Anton Morrow (Boiling Springs Hs) 0:52
160 John Riddle (Boiling Springs Hs) Fall Adam Gochnauer (Muncy Hs) 1:24
171 Skylar Ebner (Muncy Hs) Dec Jordan Schmick (Boiling Springs Hs) 10-5
189 Ryan Hembury (Muncy Hs) For (Boiling Springs Hs) For
215 Logan Murphy (Boiling Springs Hs) Dec Cody Shreck (Muncy Hs) 13-7
285 Tyler Unger (Boiling Springs Hs) Fall Erik Roberts (Muncy Hs) 2:52

Pen Argyl Area High School 51 vs Elmer L Meyers Hs 16
103 Matt Williams (Pen Argyl Area High School) Fall Sean Bergold (Elmer L Meyers Hs) 1:41
112 Vito Pasone (Elmer L Meyers Hs) Dec Jamie Welsh (Pen Argyl Area High School) 7-2
119 Kashif Alston (Elmer L Meyers Hs) Fall James Elphick (Pen Argyl Area High School) 2:53
125 Jeff Nealon (Elmer L Meyers Hs) Dec Ryan Lobb (Pen Argyl Area High School) 5-0
130 Jarett Stoelzl (Pen Argyl Area High School) Fall Joe DiMaggio (Elmer L Meyers Hs) 3:42
135 Michael Racciato (Pen Argyl Area High School) Fall Darren Stucker (Elmer L Meyers Hs) 1:37
140 Luciano Burriesci (Pen Argyl Area High School) Fall Johntae Nelson (Elmer L Meyers Hs) 2:37
145 Rex Lutz (Pen Argyl Area High School) For (Elmer L Meyers Hs) For
152 William Dress (Elmer L Meyers Hs) Major Jeffrey Holden (Pen Argyl Area High School) 10-0
160 JD Rabenold (Pen Argyl Area High School) Dec Eric Carty (Elmer L Meyers Hs) 7-1
171 Tyler Horn (Pen Argyl Area High School) Fall Dijon Townes (Elmer L Meyers Hs) 4:04
189 Dylan Evans (Pen Argyl Area High School) Fall Khalil Lewis (Elmer L Meyers Hs) 1:47
215 Ryan Barry (Pen Argyl Area High School) Dec Jason Berman (Elmer L Meyers Hs) 5-1
285 Kirby Mutton (Pen Argyl Area High School) Dec Anthony Gipson (Elmer L Meyers Hs) 4-0


Team Tournament results for AAA

Norristown Area Hs 12 vs Central Dauphin Hs 48
103 Zach Fuentes (Norristown Area Hs) Dec Jeremy Schwartz (Central Dauphin Hs) 7-3
112 Evan Davis (Central Dauphin Hs) TF Kelvin Howard (Norristown Area Hs) 16-1; 4:30
119 Tyson Dippery (Central Dauphin Hs) For (Norristown Area Hs) For
125 Tyree Gardner (Norristown Area Hs) Dec Austin Rose (Central Dauphin Hs) 7-3
130 Shyheim Brown (Central Dauphin Hs) Fall Joseph Rowland (Norristown Area Hs) 1:11
135 Nick Varndell (Central Dauphin Hs) Dec Michael Springer (Norristown Area Hs) 2-1; TB
140 Kevin Gooding (Central Dauphin Hs) Fall Austin Fitzsimmons (Norristown Area Hs) 0:51
145 Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin Hs) Major Brandon Parker (Norristown Area Hs) 14-4
152 Brett Harner (Norristown Area Hs) Dec AJ Sweigard (Central Dauphin Hs) 7-3
160 Colton Peppelman (Central Dauphin Hs) For (Norristown Area Hs) For
171 Dorian Spradlin (Central Dauphin Hs) Dec Juan Carbajal (Norristown Area Hs) 15-9
189 Kenneth Courts (Central Dauphin Hs) Fall Jesse Prante (Norristown Area Hs) 2:35
215 Zak Koller (Central Dauphin Hs) Dec Larry Gordon (Norristown Area Hs) 9-2
285 Gavin Queenan (Norristown Area Hs) Dec Seidu Issah (Central Dauphin Hs) 5-3

Shikellamy Hs 24 vs La Salle College High School 37
103 Tristan Paul (Shikellamy Hs) Major Patrick McGinley (La Salle College High School) 15-1
112 Bryan Pflanz (La Salle College High School) Dec Jacob Witmer (Shikellamy Hs) 9-2
119 Kolby Stein (La Salle College High School) Dec Tanner Fasold (Shikellamy Hs) 5-3; OT
125 Roger Woehrle (La Salle College High School) Dec Evan Witmer (Shikellamy Hs) 6-3
130 Joe Mazzi (La Salle College High School) Major Landry Badman (Shikellamy Hs) 11-2
135 Jacob Hummel (Shikellamy Hs) TF Joe Sullivan (La Salle College High School) 20-3; 5:49
140 Matt Cimato (La Salle College High School) Dec Matthew Neff (Shikellamy Hs) 3-0
145 Tom Harmon (Shikellamy Hs) Fall Domonic Bonitatis (La Salle College High School) 3:33
152 Casey Kent (La Salle College High School) TF Logan Koch (Shikellamy Hs) 15-0; 1:24
160 Shane Springer (La Salle College High School) Fall Zach Cooper (Shikellamy Hs) 1:49
171 Nick Burns (La Salle College High School) Major Taiten Valiquette (Shikellamy Hs) 15-7
189 Dominick Wolfe (Shikellamy Hs) Dec P. J. Steinmetz (La Salle College High School) 3-2; OT
215 Nick Bennick (Shikellamy Hs) Fall Antonio Pelusi (La Salle College High School) 1:07
285 Ryan Geiger (La Salle College High School) Fall Jeff Heintzelman (Shikellamy Hs) 1:00

Clearfield Area Hs 26 vs Delaware Valley Hs 36
103 Shane Peters (Clearfield Area Hs) TF Brett Mulroy (Delaware Valley Hs) 15-0; 3:43
112 Christian Stone (Clearfield Area Hs) Fall Michael Stager (Delaware Valley Hs) 3:59
119 Dylan Graham (Clearfield Area Hs) Dec Chris Moraski (Delaware Valley Hs) 9-7; OT
125 Jalen Palmer (Delaware Valley Hs) Fall Frankie Aveni (Clearfield Area Hs) 1:14
130 CJ Palmer (Delaware Valley Hs) For (Clearfield Area Hs) For
135 Nolan Barger (Clearfield Area Hs) Dec Colin Irwin (Delaware Valley Hs) 6-5; OT
140 Evan Wagner (Delaware Valley Hs) Dec Troy Danver (Clearfield Area Hs) 5-2
145 Joseph Stellato (Delaware Valley Hs) Dec Andrew Hill (Clearfield Area Hs) 7-0
152 Lucas Markowitz (Delaware Valley Hs) Dec Shane Harper (Clearfield Area Hs) 3-1
160 Martin Strenk (Delaware Valley Hs) Dec Cody Lansberry (Clearfield Area Hs) 6-0
171 Derek Danver (Clearfield Area Hs) Dec Marc Wagner (Delaware Valley Hs) 5-3
189 Adam Manzoni (Delaware Valley Hs) Fall Jacob Verchick (Clearfield Area Hs) 2:38
215 Cliff Hill (Clearfield Area Hs) Fall Zack Walck (Delaware Valley Hs) 4:33
285 Jack Fagan (Delaware Valley Hs) Fall Vertis Terry (Clearfield Area Hs) 2:53

Council Rock South Hs 43 vs Kiski Area Hs 23
103 Billy Rappo (Council Rock South Hs) TF Ryan Hardaway (Kiski Area Hs) 15-0; 4:18
112 Trey Balasco (Council Rock South Hs) Fall Steve Stramanski (Kiski Area Hs) 1:25
119 Danny Martoccio (Council Rock South Hs) Major Jacob Ardellitz (Kiski Area Hs) 9-0
125 Colin Landowski (Kiski Area Hs) Dec Mack Moore (Council Rock South Hs) 4-2
130 Shawn McGowan (Kiski Area Hs) Dec Brian Heckman (Council Rock South Hs) 3-2
135 Matt Rappo (Council Rock South Hs) Fall Jimmy Bistline (Kiski Area Hs) 3:20
140 Connor Moore (Council Rock South Hs) Dec Zach Musco (Kiski Area Hs) 4-2
145 Matt Martoccio (Council Rock South Hs) Fall Zack Urik (Kiski Area Hs) 0:18
152 Kyle Skelly (Kiski Area Hs) Fall Brian Greco (Council Rock South Hs) 1:36
160 Mitchell Robinson (Kiski Area Hs) TF Forester Somsanith (Council Rock South Hs) 17-1; 4:39
171 Shane Gilmore (Council Rock South Hs) Major Cody Conroy (Kiski Area Hs) 9-0
189 Matt McCutcheon (Kiski Area Hs) Fall Jared Rosen (Council Rock South Hs) 1:27
215 Tim Riley (Council Rock South Hs) Fall Bill Emerick (Kiski Area Hs) 2:04
285 Tom Trampe (Council Rock South Hs) Dec Shane Kuhn (Kiski Area Hs) 5-2

Central Mountain Hs 25 vs Cumberland Valley Hs 30
103 Zach Knepp (Central Mountain Hs) Fall Sewey Faruque (Cumberland Valley Hs) 1:10
112 Alex Wolfe (Cumberland Valley Hs) Dec Logan Bechdel (Central Mountain Hs) 5-2
119 Paul Zambito (Cumberland Valley Hs) Dec Chad Reese (Central Mountain Hs) 9-8
125 Kevin Novick (Cumberland Valley Hs) Major Troy Rupert (Central Mountain Hs) 10-2
130 Jon Brigham (Cumberland Valley Hs) Dec Joey Miller (Central Mountain Hs) 4-2
135 Dillon Gavlock (Central Mountain Hs) Dec Travis Hench (Cumberland Valley Hs) 9-5
140 TC Warner (Cumberland Valley Hs) TF Logan Struble (Central Mountain Hs) 16-1; 5:20
145 Brian Brill (Central Mountain Hs) Major Wills Long (Cumberland Valley Hs) 14-5
152 Tyler Buckwalter (Central Mountain Hs) Fall Boe Barrick (Cumberland Valley Hs) Def; 3:09
160 David Miller (Cumberland Valley Hs) Fall Michael Stover (Central Mountain Hs) 2:44
171 Nathaniel Powers (Central Mountain Hs) Dec Matthew Hoare (Cumberland Valley Hs) 8-2
189 Dennis Zaitsev (Cumberland Valley Hs) Dec Blaze Buckwalter (Central Mountain Hs) 3-2
215 Michael Straub (Cumberland Valley Hs) Dec Devin Stacey (Central Mountain Hs) 4-0
285 Zach Corl (Central Mountain Hs) Dec Kyle Friend (Cumberland Valley Hs) 5-2

McDowell Hs 22 vs Greater Latrobe Hs 27
103 Coleman Cousins (McDowell Hs) Major Eric Mills (Greater Latrobe Hs) 10-1
112 Chace Small (Greater Latrobe Hs) Dec Paul Deitz (McDowell Hs) 4-2
119 Nick Gibson (McDowell Hs) Dec Dominic Scalise (Greater Latrobe Hs) 7-4
125 Shawn Spearman (McDowell Hs) Dec Tyler Heydorn (Greater Latrobe Hs) 3-0
130 Logan Hammer (McDowell Hs) Dec Mitch Lesko (Greater Latrobe Hs) 12-5
135 Steve Spearman (McDowell Hs) Dec Ty Lydic (Greater Latrobe Hs) 5-2; OT
140 Bryar Pletcher (Greater Latrobe Hs) TF Dylan Matz (McDowell Hs) 16-0; 5:11
145 Cody Nolan (McDowell Hs) Dec Derrick Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe Hs) 8-3
152 Noah Kail (Greater Latrobe Hs) Dec Ryan Kenski (McDowell Hs) 3-0
160 Zack Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe Hs) Dec Michael Vollant (McDowell Hs) 4-1
171 Richie Hall (Greater Latrobe Hs) Fall Jimmy Paulson (McDowell Hs) 5:56
189 Jimmy Ritenour (Greater Latrobe Hs) Dec Andrew Cobert (McDowell Hs) 5-0
215 Scott Mohring (Greater Latrobe Hs) Major Mike Weissinger (McDowell Hs) 10-0
285 Tyler Covatto (McDowell Hs) Dec Dylan Colucci (Greater Latrobe Hs) 6-1

Easton Area Hs 48 vs Big Spring Hs 10
103 Greg Warner (Big Spring Hs) Dec Kyle Baker (Easton Area Hs) 2-0
112 Peter Stanley (Easton Area Hs) Major Dustin Rook (Big Spring Hs) 9-1
119 Derek Enders (Big Spring Hs) Major Evan DiSora (Easton Area Hs) 11-3
125 Robert Rizzolino (Easton Area Hs) Dec Wyatt Keck (Big Spring Hs) 3-0
130 Calvin Daly (Easton Area Hs) Major Chad Wickard (Big Spring Hs) 10-2
135 Joseph Rizzolino (Easton Area Hs) TF Nathan Morris (Big Spring Hs) 19-3; 4:09
140 Mark Misczenski (Easton Area Hs) Dec Jeffrey Warner (Big Spring Hs) 5-1
145 Mitchell Minotti (Easton Area Hs) Fall Donovan Hank (Big Spring Hs) 1:23
152 Anthony Minotti (Easton Area Hs) Major Hunter Kotzmoyer (Big Spring Hs) 18-8
160 Mason McIntyre (Easton Area Hs) Fall Noah Rife (Big Spring Hs) 3:11
171 Zachary Bambary (Easton Area Hs) Dec Danny Hockensmith (Big Spring Hs) 4-2
189 Colby Whitten (Big Spring Hs) Dec Jose Rotger (Easton Area Hs) 5-1; OT
215 Tyler Greene (Easton Area Hs) Major Sean McCartney (Big Spring Hs) 11-0
285 Jalal Paige (Easton Area Hs) Fall Josh Stewart (Big Spring Hs) 0:27

Canon-McMillan's Connor Schram, front, works on Nazareth's Adam Delgado during their 119-pound bout in Thursday's PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament first-round dual meet in Hershey. Schram won a 15-9 deicison and C-M took a 26-25 win over Nazareth.

C-M wins thriller

Canon-McMillan won a thrilling 26-25 victory over Nazareth in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament in the Giant Center in Hershey Thursday.
The two most important outcomes of the dual meet came at 189, where Ian Binotto decisioned Nazareth's Ben Bradley 4-1; and at 152, where Mark Dami only gave up a 5-3 decision to Nazareth's Wyatt Miller. Nazareth trailed by 10 points at the time and Dami's loss still allowed C-M to hold a seven-point lead. The Big Macs forfeited the final weight to Ryan Krecker and that was that.

Canon-McMillan takes on Delaware Valley in today's quarterfinals (2 p.m.).

PIAA Team Tournament
at Giant Center, Hershey
First Round
Canon-McMillan–26 Nazareth–25
103–Colton shorts (CM) pinned Tyrone Klump 4:33
112–Dalton Macri (CM) dec. Chase Zemenak 6-5
119–Connor Schram (CM) dec. Adam Delgado 15-9
125–Franco Ferraina (N) dec. Sam Minor 14-3 (major)
130–Zach Horan (N) dec. Solomon Chishko 4-0
135–Greg Noll (N) dec. Dario Dobbin 6-2
140–William Pihiou (CM) dec. Ian Stout 5-1
145–Nick Catalano (CM) tech. fall over Hunter Weidner 26-9
152–Wyatt Miller (N) dec. Mark Dami 5-3
160–Ryan Kreck (N) won by forfeit
*171–Eric Wolak (N) dec. Zach Thomas 15-9
189–Ian Binotto (CM) dec. Ben Bradley 4-1
215–Aaron Bradley (CM) dec. Alex Campbell 5-4
Hvy–Cody Klempay (CM) dec. Ian Mutch 7-1

Tanner Sutton of Chartiers-Houston is checked by the medical staff at Giant Center in Hershey during his 135-pound bout against Reynolds' Adam Matthews. Sutton was able to continue and dropped a 4-0 decision in the first round of the PIAA Class AA Team Tournament. Reynolds won the dual meet 41-21. C-H can finish as high as third now.

Bucs lose opener

Chartiers-Houston's wrestling team's first venture into the PIAA Team Tournament did not go as hoped. The Bucs dropped a 42-21 decision to Reynolds and fell into Friday morning's wrestlebacks, where the Bucs take on Biglerville at 8 a.m.

Reynolds 41, Chartiers Houston 21
103 Richie McGinnis (Chartiers Houston Hs) Dec Alex DiGregorio (Reynolds Hs) 2-0
112 Neal Engstrom (Reynolds Hs) Fall Jake Jones (Chartiers Houston Hs) 3:47
119 Mason McCollum (Reynolds Hs) Dec Ryan Dodd (Chartiers Houston Hs) 8-5
125 Mason Beckman (Reynolds Hs) TF Andrew Vernau (Chartiers Houston Hs) 19-4; 4:33
130 Dylan D'Urso (Reynolds Hs) Fall Andrew Lis (Chartiers Houston Hs) 5:21
135 Adam Matthews (Reynolds Hs) Dec Tanner Sutton (Chartiers Houston Hs) 4-0
140 Austin Matthews (Reynolds Hs) Fall John Ellis (Chartiers Houston Hs) 1:41
145 Tommy Orenbaun (Chartiers Houston Hs) Dec Justin Rhodes (Reynolds Hs) 6-3
152 Michael Innes (Chartiers Houston Hs) TF Cam Cianci (Reynolds Hs) 17-2; 5:40
160 Tyler Miller (Reynolds Hs) Dec Steven Hazlett (Chartiers Houston Hs) 4-0
171 Garrett Vulcano (Chartiers Houston Hs) TF Austin Moffett (Reynolds Hs) 16-0; 6:00
189 Jamar Henry (Reynolds Hs) Dec Joey Congie (Chartiers Houston Hs) 4-1; TB
215 Blake Heim (Reynolds Hs) Fall Jeremy Anesetti (Chartiers Houston Hs) 1:18
285 Nate Grandelis (Chartiers Houston Hs) TF Chris Nottingham (Reynolds Hs) 16-1; 5:52