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Mt. Pleasant pins Charleroi

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Ringgold's Brandon Heinzelman has the advantage over Elizabeth Forward's Jake Terrick in their 152-pound match that was eventually won by Terrick.

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By The Valley Independent
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 12:31 a.m.

The Charleroi wrestling team remained winless in Class AA, Section 2B with Wednesday's 42-18 loss to visiting Mt. Pleasant.

With both teams shorthanded, the dual meet featured just four matches as Mt. Pleasant (2-7) was awarded five forfeits. Charleroi (0-2) received two forfeit victories.

Highlighting the evening was a dual between senior 145-pound standouts: a 5-2 victory by Charleroi's Nick Gavazzi over Austin Mears.

A 30-win wrestler last season, Mears had placed fourth at the WPIAL Class AA tournament while Gavazzi was a WPIAL champion.

Also for the Cougars, Tanner Large won a 4-0 decision over Jeremy Lawrence in the 120-pound match.

Ringgold 54, Elizabeth Forward 9

In a Class AAA, Section 2A action, the visiting Rams (4-1) rolled to victory over the host Warriors (0-3). No other information was available on the match.

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