Belle Vernon Area fares well at Powerade
TribLIVE Sports Videos
The Belle Vernon Area wrestling team performed well Friday at the Powerade Tournament at Canon-McMillan High School.
In the Leopards' first-ever appearance at the prestigious 45-team tournament, junior 220-pounder Patrick Mayernik won all three of his matches to reach the semifinals.
In the quarterfinals, Mayernik defeated No. 6 seed Mike Roper of Chartiers Valley.
Entering the tournament as the No. 3 seed at 220-pounds, Mayernik scored pins over Austin Budd of Huntington (W.Va.) and Sean Hayden of Pope (Ga.) in his first two matches.
He will face off against No. 2 seed Omar Haddad of Parkland High School today.
Also for BVA, sophomore 160-pounder Austin Bell won his first two matches before dropping a 15-9 major decision to No. 2 seed Logan Shurina of Eastern View (Va.).
Bell, who pinned Steven Mileski of St. Vincent (Ohio) before working a 10-0 major decision over Devon Krammes of Blue Mountain, will take on No. 8 seed Garrett Zuver of Saegertown today in the consolation bracket.
Senior Brendan Hasson (120) went 3-1 and will face Jordan Allen of Huntington( W.Va.) in the consolation bracket.
At 126 pounds, sophomore Mitch Hartman (126) earned his way into the quarterfinals before losing via technical fall to top-seeded Dalton Macri of Canon-McMillan.
Hartman faces Mifflinburg senior Noah Kuba today in the consolation bracket.
The day did not come without a disappointment for BVA as Milton Kobaly, who came in seeded fifth at 170 pounds, won his first match via pin before losing his next two matches by decision.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Fleury, Penguins too much for Kings
- 5 Cal U football players arrested for assault; Saturday’s game canceled
- Veteran LB Harrison: Steelers must play to way defense is set up
- Pirates likely to seek pitcher, catcher when free agency starts
- Police: Man wanted in fatal ambush of Pennsylvania trooper finally captured
- Steelers notebook: Fully healthy, rookie WR Bryant progressing fast
- Hackers’ new Dyre malware infects W.Pa. computers, vexes FBI cyber agents
- Emaciated Lab-collie mix found in garbage bag in New Stanton
- Rossi: The best Penguins defense is ... a potent offense
- Penguins assistant coach Tocchet wants Letang to shoot more on power play
- ‘Big play’ moniker fits veteran Steelers cornerback Gay