BR wrestlers fall to Wildcats

BY SHANE HENNIGAN
Times Shamrock Writer

Western Wayne picked up six pins and won 11 out of 14 matches to cruise to a convincing 63-15 victory over Blue Ridge in a Lackawanna League Division II wrestling match.

The win puts the Wildcats (2-0) in the driver’s seat to win their fifth consecutive division crown.

Brett Toth and Evan Grimm started the night for Western Wayne with two pins at 120 pounds and 126, respectively, to give their team a 12-0 lead. After Blue Ridge’s (3-1) Zach Edwards pinned Josh Brown at 145 to cut the deficit to 15-12, Western Wayne went on a tear, scoring the next 48 points.

For Blue Ridge, Kyle Bayle picked won by forfeit in the 132 lb. class; and David Austin picked up a 11-7 overtime decision at 113 over James Maloy.
120: Brett Toth (WW) pinned Patrick Cramer, 3:41 126: Evan Grimm (WW) pinned Aaron Cook, 0:56 132: Kyle Bayle (BR) won by forfeit. 138: Morgan Fuller (WW) dec. Dalton Hogle, 7-1. 145: Zach Edwards (BR) pinned Josh Brown, 0:49. 152: Matthew Trygar (WW) won by forfeit. 160: Corey Franc (WW) pinned Justin Carpenter (BR), 2:17. 170: Richard Sherman (WW) pinned Addison Parsons, 1:42 182: Tanner Gillette (WW) inj. def. Dustin Jones. 195: Joe Tomasetti (WW) won by forfeit. 220: Austin Swoyer (WW) pinned Jon Haines, 3:47. 285: Dakota Swoyer (WW) pinned Evan Aldrich, 0:43. 106: George Mrsich (WW) won by forfeit. 113: David Austin (BR), dec. James Maloy, 11-7, OT.
Records: WW 2-0, BR 3-1.

Lack. Trail, 51
Elk Lake, 19

Lackawanna Trail’s Billy Lee, Thomas Fricke and Jordan Hannon each posted a first-period pin and the Lions were the recipients of five forfeits as they posted a 51-19 Lackawanna League Division II victory over Elk Lake on Sunday.

Francisco Lopez and Blake Chew had pins for Elk Lake.

Blaise Cleveland won a major decision, 14-6, in his bout at 182 with Trent Phillips; and Brian Henderson won a 6-5 decision over Jericho Hendershot at 220.

120: Francisco Lopez (EL) pinned Bryan Hammer, 1:28; 126: Tim Aschenbrenner (LT) by forfeit; 132: Blake Chew (EL) pinned Tim Griffin, 3:25; 138: Jared Simon (LT) by forfeit; 145: No contest. 152: Billy Lee (LT) pinned Eddie Cumens, 0:48; 160: Rocco Pacini (LT) dec. Brandon Traver, 8-4; 170: Thomas Fricke (LT) pinned Connor Kojola, 0:29; 182: Blaise Cleveland (EL) maj. dec. Trent Phillips, 14-6; 195, Nathaniel Barbolish (LT) by forfeit; 220: Brian Anderson (EL) dec. Jericho Hendershot, 6-5; 285: Jordan Hannon (LT) pinned over Tom Malandri, 1:44; 106: Devon Clarke (LT) by forfeit; 113: Justin Ganser (LT) by forfeit.
Records: LT 2-2, EL 0-4.

Blue Ridge, 48
Scranton Prep, 34

At Blue Ridge, Addison Parsons, Dalton Hogle and Justin Carpenter had pins to lead the Raiders to a Division II win.

170: Addison Parsons (BR) pinned Bruce Parola, 1:31. 182: Alex Posley (SP) by forfeit. 195: Logan O’Boyle (SP) by forfeit. 220: Thor Balavage (SP) maj. dec. Jon Haines, 12-0. 285: Joe Holmes (SP) pinned Evan Aldrich, 1:18. 106: A.J. Sluko (SP) by forfeit. 113: David Austin (BR) by forfeit. 120: Patrick Cramer (BR) by forfeit. 126: Aaron Cook (BR) by forfeit. 132: Kyle Bayle (BR) by forfeit. 138: Dalton Hogle (BR) pinned Tommy Carroll, 2:08. 145: Zach Edwards (BR) by forfeit. 152: John Martinez (SP) by forfeit. 160: Justin Carpenter (BR) pinned John McLaughlin, :42.
Records: BR 4-1, SP 0-3.