Connellsville takes 3rd at tournament
The Connellsville wrestling team won four of five matches and took third place at the Battlefield Duals in Stafford, Va., on Saturday. Connellsville (10-1) won three of four matches in pool play and defeated Forest Park in the third-place bout. Colonial Forge won the tournament championship.
Connellsville 45, Forest Park 23 — Gage Cramer (120 pounds), Ethan Kenney (138), Tyler Steele (145), Tommy Provance (160), Dylan Miller (220) and Gunnar Lynch (285) each won by fall to help the Falcons beat Forest Park High School in the third-place match. Daniel Leonard (113), Dale Provance (152) and Francis Cavalier (182) each won by decision.
Connellsville 54, Frank W. Cox 15 — Tommy Provance (160), Andy Cecil (170) and Dylan Miller (220) each recorded a pin as the Falcons started the tournament with a win in pool play. Bryce Butler (132) won on a technical fall and Chase Cramer (126) posted a major decision. Dale Provance (152) earned a decision. Ethan Kenney (138), Francis Cavalier (182), Matthew Butler (195) and Gunnar Lynch (285) were granted forfeit victories.
Connellsville 52, Battlefield 15 — Daniel Leonard (113), Ryan Burkholder (126), Ethan Kenney (138), Dale Provance (152), Tommy Provance (160), Matthew Butler (195) and Dylan Miller (220) each pinned their opponent as the Falcons knocked off Battlefield in the second round of pool play. Gage Cramer (120) scored a major decision. Colton Dewitt (132) and Gunnar Lynch (285) each added a decision.
Colonial Forge 42, Connellsville 19 — Daniel Leonard (113) and Tommy Provance (160) each won by fall, but the Falcons were beaten by Colonial Forge in the third round of pool play. Gage Cramer (120) picked up a major decision and William Bell (138) won via decision.
Connellsville 47, Matoaca 25 — Tyler Kenney (106), Daniel Leonard (113), William Bell (145), Tommy Provance (160), Andy Cecil (170), Francis Cavalier (182) and Dylan Miller (220) each won by fall as the Falcons wrapped up pool play with a win over Matoaca. Dale Provance (152) won on a technical fall.
Connellsville 67, Geibel 21 — Marissa Matesic led all scorers with 18 points as the Connellsville girls basketball team earned a nonsection win over visiting Geibel on Saturday. Saiah Mickens dropped in 14 points and Maria Merendino netted nine for the Falcons (5-6).
Peyton McIntyre paced the Gators (2-8) with 15 points.
Mt. Pleasant 58, Laurel Highlands 24 — Casey Zelenak scored 20 points, and Alexa Szelong chipped in 13 points as the Vikings (6-4) picked up a nonsection victory over the visiting Fillies (0-11) on Saturday. Jordan Toohey added 11 points for Mt. Pleasant.
Mars 55, Connellsville 46 — Trent Bauer scored a game-high 20 points, but the Falcons (2-9) fell to Mars in the Boeing-Graham Classic at North Catholic High School on Saturday.
Owen Nearhoff scored 14 points, and Josh Goetz tallied 12 points for the Fighting Planets (9-2). Mitchell Buzard connected for 11 points.