Kelley earns 100th win as Wyalusing tops Athens
ATHENS - Wyalusing's Brandon Kelley pinned Athens' Zach Sheppeck in 3:21 at 126 pounds to pick up his 100th career win as the Rams won 68-6 in NTL Large School wrestling action Saturday.
"It was a good night because Brandon got his 100th win," Wyalusing's coach Gary Haley said. "Brandon is an outstanding kid, he is one of the leaders on our team and he is always leading in an outstanding way. He always does the right thing, just an outstanding young man. I'm really happy for his accomplishment."
Tracey Brown (113), Jake Minturn (160) and Dylan Otis (220) scored forfeits for Wyalusing.
At 132, Ram Justin Haley scored a fall over Joshua Hunsinger in 50 seconds, at 138 Wyalusing's David Brown pinned Matthew Anderson in 5:18, at 145 Ryan Force scored a fall over Athens' Brandon Jennings in 4:47, at 182 Ram Justin Griffith pinned Athens' Roger Horton in 1;17, at 195 Wyalusing's Zane Vaskas pinned Jordan Alliger in 2:46 and at 285 Wyalusing's Dalton Chilson scored a fall over Mitchell Orshall in 1:14.
Ram Collin Edsell scored a 17-0 technical fall over Dylan Whipple in 5:14 at 120 while at 152 Wyalusing's Tyler Fenton decisioned Dakota Cain 8-2.
Athens' points came at 106 when Jordan Lantz pinned Jacob Sandfort in 5:27.
There was also a double-forfeit at 170.
"It was a very good night for us," Haley remarked. "I thought all our kids wrestled very well."
The Black Knights went 3-2 and took fourth Saturday.
Towanda beat Mt. Carmel 56-18, Trinity 57-23 and Juniata 31-27 while falling to Mt. Union 43-21 in pool action.
In the third place bout the Knights fell to Bethlehem Freedom 40-23.
Against Mt. Carmel picking up falls for Towanda were Terrick Vargason (126), Justin Sheets (145) and Jared Lines (106) while Kyle Blascak (113), Nick Secules (120), Justin Hunsinger (160), Dakoatah Manning (195) and Logan Terry (220) scored forfeits.
Steven Yates (132) scored a technical falls while Cole Sexton added a decision.
In the win over Trinity Breycin Fulmer (138), Sheets (145), Dayton Wickwire (152), Hunsinger (160), Kalob Benjamin (170), Sexton (182), Terry (220) and Talon Curry (285) scored forfeits.
Blascak (113) scored a fall while Yates (132) added a decision.
In the victory over Juniata Curry (285) and Lines (106) had falls while Matt Bartholomew (138), Wickwire (152), Manning (195), Secules (120) and Vargason (126) scored decisions.
Blascak (113) had a major decision.
In their loss to Mt. Union, Wickwire (152) scored a fall while Lines (106) added a forfeit.
Secules (120), Sheets (145) and Sexton (182) added decisions.
In their loss to Bethlehem Freedom, Manning (195) and Sheets (145) scored a forfeit while Wickwire (152), Blascak (113), Secues (120) and Vargason (126) earned decisions.
"I thought we had a good day of wrestling, going 3-2," Towanda coach Bill Sexton said. "It was kind of a back and forth day, got a lot our of kids today. It was good tough wrestling, all of the rounds. We saw some good kids today, we saw a number of district place winners. It was pretty good exposure, wrestling teams we don't see anywhere else. It puts us where we need to be for this coming week."
It's a big week for the Knights as they host Troy on Thursday and Wyalusing Saturday.
BATTLE FOR THE BORDER
Northeast Bradford wrestling went 1-4 on the day picking up a 30-18 win over Bolivar-Richburg, losing a closely fought match to Canisteo-Greenwood 44-36, and fall to Addison 60-22, Alfred-Almond 57-15, Wellsville 40-18.
Cody Clark was undefeated at 5-0 with one pin while Richard Forbes went 4-1 with two pins. Cody Bond went 3-2 on the day, and Austin Saxer was also 3-2 with two pins, and a major Decision.
Mike Buttacavoli went 2-3 with two pins, Jordan Krudup was 2-3 on the day while Brandon Devonshire and Ryan Russell both 1-4 on the day.
JERSEY SHORE DUALS
Canton went 2-2 at the Jersey Shore Duals.
They lost their first two matches, falling to C.D. East 38-26 and Greensburg-Salem 62-10.
The Warriors then won their final two, beating Phoenixville 45-26 and Clarion 41-30.
LINE MOUNTAIN DUALS
The Panthers gave up five falls as they fell to Southern Columbia 39-27.
Robert Minnich (182) scored a fall for North Penn while Dan Prouty (170), Nathan Kriner (285) and Bradley Pequignot (132) added forfeits.
Devin Remley (138) also had a decision.
Meyers edged North Penn 39-33.
Dan Prouty (170), Robert Minnich (182), Zachary Kriner (220) and Nathan Kriner (285) scored falls for the Panthers while Devin Remley (138) added a decision.
Jaycob Myers (120) picked up a forfeit win as well.
LINE MOUNTAIN JR. HIGH TOURNAMENT
Towanda took seventh with 133.5 points while Troy had 42, North Penn 38 and Canton 38.
Taking home titles were Towanda's Blaise Devine (75) and D.J. Knolles (130) and North Penn's Justin Kriner (250).
Troy's Caleb Turner (85) and Towanda's Mitchell Peters (210) took home seconds.
Canton's Ethan Landis (105) took home third while teammate Clayton Tymeson (145) took third.
Towanda's Charles Watkins (110) and Troy's Gabe Seeley (115) were fifth and Troy's Ben Sherman (155) was sixth.
Taking seventh places were Towanda's Kaylee Fulmer (95), Dusty Crayton (105) and Trevor Johnson (145) and North Penn's Riley Walker (100) and Carl Dinger (122).
Taking eight places were Towanda's Steven Chenot (85), Keegan Kisner (115) and Michael Johnson (138), Troy's Jake Cummings (100) and North Penn's Jason Kshir (75).