Local roundup: Lyco’s Fulmer earns MAC Wrestler of Week nod
With his third tournament win of the year to run his record to 17-0, junior Connor Fulmer has earned his first career Middle Atlantic Conference Wrestler of the Week award.
Fulmer, seeded third at the Ohio Northern University Invitational, went 5-0 to win his third straight tournament title, joining his wins at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational and Penn College Wildcat Invitational. He opened his run with a pin of Hiram’s Isaac DeVault in 1:16 before he posted an 8-0 major decision over Mount St. Joseph’s Michael Addis to reach the quarterfinals, where he added an identical 8-0 major against Ohio Northern’s Ben DePrest.
He followed with a pin of Mount St. Joseph’s Bradley Smith to reach the finals, where he was winning 7-2 over Robert Melise of Dubuque, who was forced to retire due to an injury.
Fulmer, who is now 33-5 in his career at Lycoming, is listed as honorable mention in the d3wrestle.com individual rankings.
He is the first Warrior to earn the MAC Wrestler of the Week award since Hadyn Swartwood, who earned the honor on Jan. 13, 2020.
The Warriors get back on the mat on Saturday when they head to Alfred State for a tri-meet, facing Alfred State at 12 p.m. and SUNY Ulster at 3 p.m.
• Dymir Montague of the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team earned the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors.
Montague led the Bald Eagles in scoring with 41 points in the past two games. In an overtime-win over Edinboro, Montague led the Bald Eagles with 22 points. He also grabbed four rebounds and nabbed two steals.
Montague was again stellar against No. 3 Mercyhurst and played to the tune of eight rebounds, a block and two steals. He was 4-7 beyond the arc and managed 19 points in the effort.
In total this weekend, the guard shot 58% (14-24) from the field, while also knocking down half of his shots beyond the arc (6-12). Montague dished out eight assists and grabbed 12 rebounds over the two games while leading Lock Haven with three steals.
The Bald Eagles are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Wilmington for a non-conference matchup.