High school roundup: Short-handed West Shamokin wrestlers make good showing
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West Shamokin wrestling coach Matt Reefer has encouraged the members of his limited lineup to focus on winning “on the mat,” because the Wolves, who forfeit more than half the weight classes, aren't likely to come out on top in the team score this season.
But Wednesday night, the Wolves came awfully close to a victory.
West Shamokin won all five of the contested bouts against Summit Academy but finished with a 36-29 loss.
The point total was West Shamokin's highest of the season.
Brian Lukehart opened the Section 3(B)-AA match with a third-period pin in the 120-pound bout.
David Batistig (126 pounds) followed with a 13-2 major decision, and Alex Boyer added a 13-5 major decision to help the Wolves (0-10, 0-4).
Two forfeits followed, both in favor Summit Academy (5-9, 1-3), played a key role. There were six forfeits.
Brian Brown won, 8-3, at 152 pounds, and Brenden Glover secured a pin 56 seconds into the 160-pound bout.
John Wissinger benefited from West Shamokin's only forfeit win.
West Shamokin, which has completed section competition, will compete in the Berlin Brothersvalley duals tournament Saturday.
Apollo-Ridge 75, Highlands 51 — A quintet of players finished in double figures for Apollo-Ridge (11-3), which pulled away in the second half after nursing a four-point lead at the half.
Alex Smith, Evan Davis, and Josh Reynolds all scored 14 points for the Vikings (11-3), while Connor Billingsley and Tre Tipton chipped in 12 apiece. Julian Flenory and Aquelay Frison registered 16 points each for Highlands (0-15).
Springdale 44, Leechburg 21 — Missy Jones scored 10 points in the nonsection loss for Leechburg (0-13), which was outscored, 18-4, in the first quarter.
Amanda Koprivnikar led Springdale (7-8) with 12 points.
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