Area wrestlers continue strong seasons
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Dan Butler (110) led several Connellsville Junior High East wrestlers at the Rockwood Tournament, racking up a win. Eric McGinnis (115) and Chase Hitlan (85) each tallied seconds, while Andrew Snyder (100) and Josh Brewer (185) each got a third.
Steve Blackburn (115) picked up a second.
Franklin Regional Tournament
Eric McGinnis (122) represented East, garnering a third at the tournament, while West wrestler Lee Newcomer (110) snagged a second.
Mat Allison (125) was East's sole placewinner at the tournament, earning third in the 13- to 15-year-old age group.
East Fairmont Tournament
Josiah Knopsnider (75) took top honors in the 11- and 12-year-old division, while Andrew Snyder (100) and Steve Blackburn (120) each nabbed seconds. Dan Butler (110) came in third.
In the 13- to 15-year-old division, Eric McGinnis (120) and Josh Brewer (180) each snagged a second, with Andrew Snyder (102) and Josh Brewer (hwt.) taking thirds. Mat Allison (128) was fourth.
East has compiled an 11-3 mark on the season.
C'ville Elementary Wrestlers
The Connellsville elementary wrestlers picked up a number of team trophies this season, winning at Southern Mat Club and grabbing thirds at the Carmichaels, Mount Pleasant and Latrobe tournaments. Recently, Connellsville won three of four dual matches.
C'ville 46, S'moreland 18
Ryan Williams (60), Jake Swink (64), Jesse Swink (69), Tyler Lilley (75) and Jeremiah Bossart (100) each earned a fall as Connellsville defeated Southmoreland. Jared Dolde (105) racked up a major decision, while Tyler Steele (53), Lonnie Trump (80), Kody Pujia (85) and Nathan Gaffney (130) all picked up decisions.
C'ville 53, North Star 21
Tyler Lilley (75), Lonnie Trump (80), Colton Hitlan (90), Jeremiah Bossart (100) and Jared Dolde (105) scored pins for Connellsville. Ryan Williams (60) got a technical fall, while Tanner Wiltrout (56)and Jesse Swink (69) earned decisions. Alex Porter (115) and Nathan Gaffney (130) won by forfeit.
C'ville 46, Norwin 31
Jake Swink (64), Tyler Lilley (75), Kody Pujia (85) and Alex Porter (115) each recorded a fall for Connellsville, with Ryan Williams (56) getting a major decision and Colton Hitlan (90) notching a decision. Lonnie Trump (80) and Nathan Gaffney (130) won by forfeit.
Latrobe 40, C'ville 23
Ryan Williams (56) earned a pin, while Jeremiah Bossart (90) and Alex Porter (105) scored major decisions in a losing effort. Jesse Swink (69), Kody Pujia (80) and Jared Dolde (100) won decisions.
C'ville Junior Olmpic Wrestlers
Colton Hitlan (85) took first in the 9- and 10-year-old division at the Derry Open Tournament, and fellow Connellsville Junior Olympic wrestlers Jesse Swink (65) and Nathan Gaffney (120) finished second in that bracket. Tyler Lilley (75) picked up a third.
Jeremiah Bossart (90) notched a win in the 11- and 12-year-old group, and Jake Swink (65) finished fourth.
North Star Open Tournament
Ethan Saylor (80) snagged a second among 9- and 10-year-olds, while Colton Hitlan (85) placed third in that division.
Jake Swink (70) earned second in the 11- and 12-year-old bracket.
Carmichaels Open Tournament
Ryan Williams, Bobby Myers, A.J. Keslar and Tanner Wiltrout wrestled a double bracket for Connellsville. Myers (90/95) got two thirds in the 9- and 10-year-old division, and Williams (5 5⁄60) picked up a pair of fourths. Keslar (95/unlimited) nabbed a second and a fourth. Wiltrout (55) won a third in the 9- and 10-year-old group and grabbed a fourth in the 7- and 8-year-old bracket.
Zach Ardabell (45) placed second in the 7- and 8-year-old bracket, and Tyler Steele (50) was second in the 6 and Under group.
Mapletown Novice Tournament
Dan Butler (110) took top honors in the 11- and 12-year-old age bracket, and Bobby Myers (90) earned the same place among 9- and 10-year-olds.
Tyler Steele (50) was tops in the 6 and Under group, and Dru Barr (unlimited) was fourth.
Zach Ardabell (45) notched a second in the 7- and 8-year-old division, with Tanner Wiltrout (55) taking third.
Fayette County Qualifiers will be held on Wednesday.
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