Local wrestling: Central Mountain has 5 wrestlers advance to PIAAs
Central Mountain finished third in the team standings with 122.5 points behind Erie Cathedral Prep (189) and Mifflin County (125.5) as five wrestlers advance to the Class AAA state Tournament starting Thursday.
Central Mountain’s Johnathan Schreffler and Seth Andrus earned runner-up finishes. Schreffler fell 8-1 to Mifflin County’s Christian Fisher in the 113-pound final while Andrus lost 3-2 to Jeffrey Boyd of Erie McDowell at 132.
Logan Long defeated Kishawn Higgins, 5-1, at 145 in the consolation finals. At 170 Tanner Weaver defeated Ian Klingler of Philipsburg-Osceola 10-5, and Malik Houtz was a 3-1 winner over Kross Todaro from Mifflin County for a third-place finish.
• For just the second time in school history, the Lock Haven wrestling team became EWL Conference Champions and the Bald Eagles had six wrestlers qualify for the NCAA tournament.
The Bald Eagles had three champions, a runner-up and two third-place finishers.
Lock Haven’s Ronnie Perry won his 100th career match, becoming the 20th Lock Haven wrestler to do so, and qualified for NCAAs at 149 pounds as he won the individual title with an 8-3 decision.
Also champions were Corey Hazel at 184 pounds and Alex Klucker at 157. Kulcker won with a pin in 52 seconds.
Lock Haven’s Chance Marsteller (165 pounds) and Tristan Sponseller (197) both took third place at their respective weights. Thomas Haines qualified at 285 pounds.
Bucknell’s Tyler Smith advanced to the semifinals in the 141-pound weight class at the EIWA Championships with a pair of convincing victories.
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
NORTHWEST CLASS AAA
(Williamsport and Central Mountain
individual results only)
TEAM KEY: ALL–Allderdice; A–Altoona; BEA–Bald Eagle Area; B–Bellefonte; BRA–Brashear; CAR–Carrick; CP–Cathedral Prep; CM–Central Mountain; C–Clearfield; D–DuBois; E–Erie; GM–General McLane; H–Hollidaysburg; M–McDowell; MEAD–Meadville; MC–Mifflin County; O–Obama; OC–Oil City; P–Perry; PO–Philipsburg-Osceola; PUNX–Punxsutawney; S–Selinsgrove; SHIK–Shikellamy; SM–St. Marys; SC–State College; W–Warren; WEST–Westinghouse; WILL–Williamsport
TOP 16 TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Cathedral Prep 189; 2. Mifflin County 125.5; 3. Central Mountain 122.5; 4. Bald Eagle Area 107.5; 5. Philipsburg-Osceola 80; 6. DuBois 80; 7. Altoona 75; 8. Meadville 63.5; 9. Clearfield 61.5; 10. McDowell 54.5; 11. Selinsgrove 53; 12. General McLane 51.5; 13. Shikellamy 51; 14. State College 44.5; 15. Warren 39.5; 16. Hollidaysburg 38
113: Shreffler, CM, maj. dec. Madigan, W, 10-1. … 132: Andrus, CM, pinned Wagner, A, :56. … 145: K. Ho, D, maj. dec. Long, CM, 22-8. … 285: Deboe, CP, pinned Edwards, CM, 1:34.
145: Long, CM, dec. Abbott, E, 7-6. … 160: Barr, SC, dec. Corl, CM, 4-3. … 170: Weaver, CM, maj. dec. Pulliam, E, 14-2. … 182: Bisel, BEA, maj. dec. Powley, WILL, 10-2. … 195: Anderson, PO, dec. Riggle, CM, 4-2. … 220: Houtz, CM, dec. Young, SHIK, 4-3; … 285: Starr, D, dec. Edwards, CM, 3-2.
132: Stark, CP, dec. Andrus, CM, 3-2. … 145: Long, CM, dec. Higgins, CP, 5-1. … 170: Weaver, CM, dec. Klinger, PO, 10-5. … 220: Houtz, CM, dec. Todaro, MC, 3-1.
132: Boyd, M, dec. Andrus, CM, 3-2.