Three locals finish third at league championship

Three local wrestlers took home third place medals from the Lackawanna League Wrestling Championships at Scranton High School on Saturday.

Elk Lake’s Blaise Cleveland (120) and Derrick Smith (145) along with Montrose’s Aaron Grochowski (113) all medaled in the tournament.

In the consolation finals, Cleveland defeated Scranton Prep’s Pat Creedon by 11-10 decision, while Smith took down Honesdale’s Chavez Lill by 3-1 decision.

Grochowski picked up his medal with a decision win over Valley View’s Nick Chesko, 6-0, in the consolation finals.

Team Standings: 1-Delaware Valley (DV) 232.5, 2-Abington Heights (AH) 105.5, 3-Western Wayne (WW) 104, 4-Honesdale (HON) 101.5, 5-Wallenpaupack (WAL) 88, 6-Scranton (SCR) 86, 7-Lackawanna Trail (LT) 83, 8-West Scranton (WS) 64, 9-Valley View (VV) 62.5, 10-Elk Lake (EL) 38, 11-Scranton Prep (SP) 26, 12-Montrose (MON) 12, 13-Blue Ridge (BR) 3.

Consolation Finals

113: Aaron Grochowski (MON) dec. Nick Chesko (VV), 6-0; 120: Blaise Cleveland (EL) dec. Pat Creedon (SP), 11-10; 145: Derrick Smith (EL) dec. Chavez Lill (HON), 3-1.