Arment takes title
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Mount Pleasant wrestle Donnie Ament took the 145-pound title at the Powerade Tournament at Canon McMillan. Ament picked up a 5-3 decision over Matt Epperly of Christiansburg in the finals. Teammate Lee Vanella (125) won by injury default over Trinity's Grant Lowther to nab a fifth.
Connellsville's Ashtin Primus suffered a 10-0 major decision loss in the 135-pound championship match against Parkersburg's Brandon Rader. Primus settled for second place, but he had plenty of company in the final rounds. Steve Bell (125) earned a third by pinning Chase Skonieczny of Walsh Jesuit, and Zach Snyder (140) and Jason Doppelheuer (171) each brought home a fifth. Snyder won by injury default over Freedom's Damian Rose, and Doppelheuer defeated Canon McMillan's Jim Ellis the same way. Buddy Sines lost a 4-2 decision to Canon McMillan's Dennis Cole in the fifth-place match at 152, and Eric McGinnis (130) made it to the seventh-place match against Christiansburg's Sid Humphreys before an injury sidelined him.
Connellsville's Josh Martin made it to the sixth round of consolations before losing by decision. Tyler Nicholson (103), Kody Pujia (112) and Josh Brewer (215) all lost in the fourth round of wrestlebacks.
Mount Pleasant's Ed Moorhead and Paul Snyder advanced to the third round of consolations, where both were pinned.
The Falcons finished second as a team, piling up 142.5, behind Mount St. Joseph's 167.5. The Vikings placed 23rd with 59 points.
Connellsville will return home to take on Ringgold on Jan. 5, and Mount Pleasant will visit Yough that day.
CAHS 34, Plum 33
Rachel Means scored 12 points as Connellsville picked up another close win in Hempfield Tournament action. Ashley Benzio tallied eight.
Kara Marshall led Plum with 11 points.
Means and Marshall were named to the all-tournament team.
The Lady Falcons will host Latrobe on Monday.
SHS 37, Kiski 35
Vanessa Abel led all scorers with 16 points as Southmoreland snagged the championship at the Highlands Tournament. Terri Bundridge dropped in 11.
Lindsey Kurve netted 10 for Kiski.
The Lady Scotties will host Belle Vernon on Monday.
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