Canton wrestlers down Troy
TROY - The Canton Warriors headed on the road to take on the rival Trojans and they headed home with a 41-30 victory on Thursday.
Starting out at 126, the Warriors' Dylan Marbaker won 6-5 over Jared Spaulding of Troy and Brendan Cohick got a forfeit at 132 as Canton went up 9-0.
Troy's Nick Bruce came away with a 3-2 victory over Darren Killian at 138 to start a run of three straight wins by the Trojans.
Trey Murray won 9-4 over Brooks Gleckner at 145 and Nick Stephani pinned Travis Butcher in 3:12 at 152 as Troy went up 12-9.
Canton regained the lead at 160 as Jacob Butcher won by technical fall 23-8 in 5:40 over Ross Sherman. Troy got a win at 170 as Landis Zimmerman pinned Josiah Bardo in 2:32 as Troy took an 18-14 advantage.
From there the Warriors won the next five weights to clinch the victory
At 182, Tyler Cole of Canton won by major decision 13-5 over Cody Ercolino and Connor Route of Canton pinned Matt Haag in 1:21 at 195.
Canton's Garrett Wesneski won by technical fall 16-1 in 4:24 over Skyler Drake at 220, before the Warriors got a pin by Brady Bryington over Briar Jenkins in 4:42 at 285, and by Dennis Route over Hunter Cohick in 46 seconds at 106.
Troy's Ethan Calkins (113) and Colin Binford (120) got pins to end the match. Calkins pinned Gabriel Barnett in 36 seconds and Binford pinned Keegan Wright in 35 seconds.
Towanda 49, Wellsboro 24
The Black Knights picked up an NTL win in wrestling action Thursday.
"I thought we wrestled well tonight," Towanda coach Bill Sexton said. "It was a long bus ride over but I thought the kids responded well, even in some of the matches we lost."
The Black Knights started off with four straight wins, beginning with Jared Lines (106) picking up a forfeit. At 113 Kyle Blascak pinned Wellsboro's Tyler Evans in 1:30, at 120 Nick Secules scored an 8-5 decision over Wellsboro's Adam Cleveland and at 126 Towanda's Terrick Vargason earned a forfeit.
The Hornets score back to back wins at 132 and 138. Nathaniel Ingerick pinned Towanda's Steven Yates in 3:48 followed by Josh Kennedy earning a fall over Knight Breycin Fulmer in 1:58.
At 145, Towanda's Justin Sheets scored a 9-1 major decision over Wellsboro's Jonathan Chambers while at 152 Hornet Brandon Owlett earned a 6-4 decision over the Knights Dayton Wickwire.
Towanda would take the next three matches beginning with a forfeit win by Justin Hunsinger (160). Cole Sexton then pinned Wellsboro's Trevin Hughes in 54 seconds followed by Jacob Maynard earning a forfeit at 182.
The Hornets got back to back wins at 195 and 220. Chad Daugherty scored a late fall over Towanda's Dakoatah Manning in 5:29 while at 220 Eli Kennedy decisioned Towanda's Logan Terry 4-1.
At 285, Towanda's Talon Curry scored a 3:17 fall over Wellsboro's Owen Covert.
"I thought Wickwire had a fine effort against Owlett," Sexton said. "Manning, it was 0-0 after the first when we got caught in a bar and turned. Sheets did a good job getting the major decision."
The Black Knights will be hosting a JV tournament on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. The teams that will field wrestlers are: Honesdale, Montoursville, Warrior Run, Hughesville, Wyalusing, Williamson, Troy, Campbell-Savona and Towanda.
Food will be available all day.
Lake Lehman 36, Wyalusing 27
The Wyalusing Rams dropped a 36-27 non-league contest Thursday to the Lake Lehman Black Knights, falling to 9-4 on the season.
Wyalusing's Tyler Fenton picked up a 14-3 major decision win over Tom Williams at 152, Dylan Otis was a 13-3 major decision winner over Phillip Hettes at 220, Dalton Chilson earned a 4-2 decision over Dustin Jones at 285, Jacob Sandfort and Collin Edsell received forfeits at 106 and 120 respectively and Brandon Kelley was a 10-2 major decision winner over Zeb McMillian at 126.
Winners for Lake Lehman included Josh Sayre (138), Josh Winters (145), Robert Wright (160), Derek Dragon (170), Justin Winters (182), Brady Butler (L), John Tomasura (113) and Austin Harry (132).
The Rams will return to action on Saturday with an important NTL Large School matchup with the Troy Trojans before hosting their final home match of the season next Thursday when they host the Canton Warriors for Parent's Night as well as Hall of Fame Night.
"We knew that we were going to have a couple of kids out of our lineup tonight and were going to have to shuffle some kids around," Wyalusing coach Gary Haley said. "We needed to win the close matches tonight and that didn't happen. But it wasn't for a lack of effort. Our kids wrestled hard. We just came up a bit short."
Sullivan County 41, Bloomsburg 28
The Griffins got a win by Luke Thomas by forfeit at 113 and after a double forfeit at 120, Shanw Nitczynski won by technical fall 20-5 in 3:30 over Mitch Young.
The Griffins' Colton Fry pinned Tie Beaver in 3:55 at 132 and Bloomsburg's Kevin Dihel won by major decision 10-0 over James Heinrich at 138, while Bloomsburg's Cody Klinger won by forfeit at 145.
At 152, Bloomsburg's Brandon Conrad won by fall in 1:00 over Dylan Ammerman, while the Griffins' Logan Wiles won by forfeit at 160.
At 170, Matt Dailey of Sullivan County won 3-0 over Nathan Wynings and at 182 David Lunger of Bloomsburg won by forfeit.
For the Griffins, David Little (195) and Allen McBride (220) won by forfeit, while Nate Ritinski won 1-0 over Jordan Troup at 285. Bloomsburg's Julien Valeri won by forfeit at 106.