BR’s Edwards takes silver at LL meet

ZACH EDWARDS

Blue Ridge’s Zach Edwards took second place overall at the Lackawanna League Wrestling Championship held at Scranton High School on Saturday.

Edwards (138) faced a loss to Delaware Valley’s Jalen Palmer in the championship finals to come up one match short of gold.

He finished with a 2-1 record on the day.

Elk Lake’s Ofalt (182) picked up his bronze medal by taking an 8-6 decision victory over Scranton’s Dylan Crusen in the third-place bout.

ISAIAH OFALT

Ofalt also finished out the competition with a 3-1 record, with his loss coming from Wallenpaupack’s Jared Wehrmann in the semifinals.

Montrose’s only victory on the day was from Patrick Parks (132) as he took a win over Abington Heights’ Nick Carr in the preliminaries before dropping his next two matches to be eliminated.

Blue Ridge finished ninth in the standings with 26 total points, while Elk Lake took 12th with 16 and Montrose took 13th with two points.

Team standings: 1-Delaware Valley (DV) 259.5, 2-West Scranton (WS) 139, 3-Scranton (SCR) 122.5, 4-Abington Heights (AH) 94.5, 5-Honesdale (HON) 89, 6-Valley View (VV) 82.5, 7-Wallenpaupack (WAL) 81.5, 8-Western Wayne (WW) 71, 9-Blue Ridge (BR) 26, 10-Lackawanna Trail (LT) 23, 11-Scranton Prep (SP) 20, 12-Elk Lake (EL) 16, 13-Montrose (MON) 2.

Championship finals

132: Jalen Palmer (DV) tech fall Zach Edwards (BR), 20-5, 4:00.

Third-place bouts

182: Isaiah Ofalt (EL) dec. Dylan Crusen (SCR), 8-6.

Semifinals

132: Edwards (BR) dec. Tyler Farrell (SCR), 2-0; 182: Wehrmann (WAL) dec. Isaiah Ofalt (EL), 5-2.

Quarterfinals

113: Lang (DV) pinned Charles Robinson (MON), :15; 120: Testino (DV) dec. Dalton Hogle (BR), 4-2; 126: Stager (DV) dec. Troy Maby (BR), 7-0; 132: Palmer (DV) pinned Patrick Parks (MON), 3:14; Edwards (BR) pinned Ryan Tarantino (WAL), :52; 145: Swaha (VV) dec. Blaise Cleveland (EL), 7-3; 170: Smith (HON) pinned Justin Carpenter (BR), :28; 182: Ofalt (EL) dec. Joe Cawley (WS), 5-3.

Consolation semifinals

120: Evanitsky (SCR) dec. Hogle (BR), 8-6; 126: Burgette (SCR) pinned Maby (BR), 4:18; 145: Daniels (HON) pinned Cleveland (EL), 2:28; 182: Ofalt (EL) maj. dec. Gaynord (SP), 9-1.

Consolation quarterfinals

113: Demchuk (WAL) pinned Robinson (MON), :15; 120: Hogle (BR) pinned Dobrzyn (WW), 1:00; 126: Maby (BR) dec. Pattison (WAL), 5-0; 132: Dickinson (SP) dec. Parks (MON), 9-8; 145: Cleveland (EL) pinned Rosa (LT), 2:34; 170: Kozlowski (VV) pinned Carpenter (BR), :40.

Preliminaries

126: Pattison (WAL) pinned Josh Pitcher (EL), 1:45; 132: Parks (MON) dec. Nick Carr (AH), 4-3; 138: Dietsch (WAL) dec. Gary Parks (MON), 4-3; 145: Pearn (DV) pinned McCade Calloway (MON), 1:19; Swaha (VV) pinned Michael Kelly (BR) 5:27; 152: Posly (SP) pinned Adam Curry (EL), :51; 170: Carpenter (BR) pinned Justin Weckel (SP), 3:44.