Towanda, NEB compete at Flynn Propane Duals.
By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | January 7, 2018
By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | January 7, 2018
TOWANDA — It wasn't the day Towanda was hoping for at the Flynn Propane Duals Saturday.
The Black Knights went 1-3 in the event as they beat NEB 43-21, but fell to Port Allegany (37-30), West Scranton (43-27) and Central Columbia (41-33).
The Panthers went 0-5 on the day losing to Towanda, Port Allegany (39-27), Montoursville (51-21), Western Wayne (44-24) and Central Columbia (48-24).
"We wrestled four tough matches today and basically we had opportunities to win some of them and we didn't," said Towanda coach Bill Sexton. "We got out-wrestled in some places today. I think we got a good lesson today, you have to do more than show up sometimes."
It wasn't all bad as Sexton felt some in his line-up performed well.
"We had some kids that did wrestle really well today," he remarked. "And we had some other kids that probably need to look inside and figure out what to do and get a little better the next time we get on the mat."
NEB coach Curt Cole also saw a mixed day for his team.
"We got five matches and we had positives and negatives," he said. "We had a lot of inexperienced kids on our team. Some of them are sophomores and juniors who have never wrestled before. I think if they're getting fives matches in today that's a positive."
In Towanda's first match against Port Allegany, Cooper Mosier (152), Clay Green (195) and Seth Johnson (220) got falls while Derek Harrington (285) scored a forfeit.
Dawson Manning (195) earned a 9-7 win over Justin Young while Steven Chenot (132) decisioned Montgomery Tanner 4-1.
In their match against West Scranton, Johnson (220) and Tanner Kunkle (138) scored falls while Mosier (152) had a technical fall.
Haven Benjamin-Fee (120) scored an 11-0 major over Solon Cast, and Green (182) earned a 10-4 decision over Jake Butka.
In the loss to the Blue Jays, Johnson (220), Chenot (132), Blaise Devine (126) and Theron Hottle (152) scored falls. Mosier (152) had a forfeit.
Tyler Hawley (106) earned an 11-9 decision over Mason Yorty.
In their win over NEB, Benjamin-Fee (120), Chenot (132) and Hottle (145) had falls while Alex Perez (195), Hawley (106) and Devine (126) scored forfeits.
Johnson (220) earned an 8-4 decision over Noah Brown, Kunkle (138) scored an 11-9 sudden victory over Dusty Cook and Mosier (152) earned an 18-4 major decision over Aaron Boss.
For the Panthers, Owen Maryott (285) and Tyler Devonshire (170) scored falls while Silas Miller (160) earned a 7-6 decision over Logan Johnson and Noah Forbes (182) got a 5-4 decision over Green.
For the Panthers, in their loss to Port Allegany, Boss (152) scored a fall with Maryott (285) earning a forfeit. Dawson (220) had a technical fall.
Devonshire (170) had a 15-4 major decision over Josh Rees, Destin Moore (132) had a 9-8 win over Montgomery Tanner and Miller (160) scored a 10-5 decision over Wayne Shelley.
In their loss to Montoursville, Forbes (182), Maryott (285) and Cook (138) scored falls while Devonshire (170) had an 8-1 win over Jaxon Dalena.
Against Western Wayne, Kregory Johnson (120) and Brown (220) had falls with Forbes (182) scoring a forfeit. Devonshire (170) had an injury default win as well.
And in their loss to Central Columbia, Miller (160), Brown (220) and Moore (132) had falls, while Devonshire (170) scored a 4-2 decision over Isaac Gensemer and Maryott had a 3-1 win over Kile Kauwell at 285.
Montoursville won the tournament while West Scranton was second. Montoursville's Gavin Hoffman was named the Outstanding Wrestler.
Wyalusing went 2-2 at the tournament. They fell to High Point 44-25 but beat Northwestern Lehigh 46-28 and Southern Lehigh 62-6.
Against Southern Lehigh Jackson Chilson (220), Elijah Yoder (106), Darren Schum (113), Creighton Edsell (160) and Ed Mapes (170) scored falls while Logan Newton (120) and Zach Shaffer (132) had forfeits.
Mike Wilcox (195) scored a 17-1 technical fall in 5:26, Randy Wildrick (285) earned a 4-2 decision over Brandon Derby, Michael Bonhamer (126) had a 7-2 decision over Tyler Petri, Lukas Yonkin O'Connor decisioned Nicholas Colasurdo 4-1, Joey Doss (152) earned an 8-4 win over Dominic Caciolo and Clayton Franko (182) scored a 7-3 decision over Emmett Noone.
Against Northwestern Lehigh Chilson (220), Wildrick (285), Schum (113), Newton (120), Yonkin-O'Connor and Wilcox (195) scored falls.
Mapes (182) had an 11-3 major decision over Tyler Watson, Edsell (160) scored a 4-1 decision over Jackson Bernhard and Doss (152) had a 7-1 win over Williard Dellicker.
In their loss to High Point, Mapes (170) had a forfeit while Wilcox (195) and Chilson (220) scored falls.
Wildrick (285) earned a 1-0 win over Thomas Hubmaster and Edsell earned a 13-3 major over Robbie Turro.
Sullivan County (154.5) was second at the tournament behind Montrose (186) as they had four finalists.
In the finals, Nate Higley (132) scored a 12-11 win over Shamokin's Devin Pietkiewicz while Colton Ammerman (138) pinned Montrose's Chucky Rohan in 3:00.
Also in the final, Colton Pretti (160) was pinned by Kutztown's Justin Akers in 4:47 while Jared Houck (220) was pinned by South South's Rion Withers in 5:16.
In the third place matches, Cobey Saxon (120) fell to Kutztown's Trenton Delp 12-4 while Antonion McGruther (182) fell to Shamokin's Aaron Miller 13-2.
In fifth place consolations, Sullivan's Herm Harney (152) pinned Jim Thorpe's Alex Evans in 2:30 while teammate Joe Malkemes (285) was pinned by South's Michael Fioretti in 2:21.
Athens had three place finishers at the Niagara County Community College tournament.
Nate Bradley (170) was the highest finisher in second, falling to Falconer's Robbie Penhollow 6-1 in the final.
Chris Horton (126) and A.J. Burkhart (132) both took home bronzes.
Horton defeated Niagara's Justin McDougald of Niagara's Wheatfield 6-0 in the third place bout while Burkhart won 5-0 over Clarence's Andy Burden in his third place match.