Seminary’s Weiler to wrestle for national title today

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Wyoming Seminary’s Chris Weiler reached the finals of the NHSCA National Wrestling Tournament in the sophomore division. He is one of four local wrestlers to claim All-American status on Saturday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

While Weiler (160 pounds) will try to become a champion at 5 p.m. today, Wyoming Valley West’s Cody Cordes, GAR’s Zac Faust and Dallas’ Ryan Monk joined him as All-Americans; all three are wrestling in the junior division.

Weiler has pinned his way to the championship bout picking up five pins along the way — including four that occurred before the third period — will face Austin Bell from Belle Vernon High School, also in Pennsylvania.

Cordes was the only one of the three juniors to reach the semifinals. The 160 pounder reached the semis with a victory over Colt Doyle, a state champion from California, in the quarterfinals. Cordes then dropped his semifinal bout, 3-1 to Jon Viruet, an unbeaten state champion from Massachusetts.

Faust, who was injured for the second straight season at the Northeast Regional Tournament to miss out states yet again, is participating in the junior divsion at 220 pounds. After dropping into the consolation bracket, Faust won five times to reach All-American status.

Dallas’ Ryan Monk, who placed sixth at the PIAA Championships earlier this month at 285 pounds, won his first two matches in the championship round before losing. But, like Faust, he also rebounded from that setback to win three times, twice via fall in the consolations to stay alive.

In the senior division, Coughlin’s Billy Poray, at 138 pounds, won three times in the consolations to keep hopes alive for All-American status. But he lost his fourth bout in the loser’s bracket round and was eliminated.


King’s sweeps doubleheader

Brittany Haight tossed a five-inning three-hitter in the opener and added a three-inning save in game two as the King’s (11-5) swept over visiting Delaware Valley on Saturday.

King’s won 8-0 and 7-2 in the doubleheader.

In game one, Jenn Harnischfeger was 2-for-2 and Erin Beane went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

In the second game, Harnischfeger was 2-for-4 with a home runs. Amy Kowalczyk was 2-for-2 with a RBI.


Misericordia 5, Eastern 2

The Cougars used timely hitting and solid pitching en route to the win over Eastern.

Misericordia was scheduled for a doubleheader, but Mother Nature had other plans when rain started to come down in the sixth inning of the first game.

Mike Comerford went 3-3 with two RBIs, while Kyle Seawards and Kyle Lindsay also added two hits for the Cougars

Tim Burek picked up the win by allowing just two runs in 5.2 innings.


Swarthmore 10, Misericordia 5

Misericordia fell to Swarthmore, dropping its record to 4-4.

Jack Stang got the Cougars on the board with the team’s first goal to cut an early deficit to 4-1.

Lane Kocovsku, Ryan Cannon, Nicholas Santillo and Sean Forsyth all scored goals for Misericordia.


Misericordia 16, Morrisville 8

Jenny Perucca had four goals and four assists to lead Misericordia to its second straight win.

Brooke North also scored four times and Erin Baker added a goal for the Cougars.

Melina Juliano scored the 100th goal of her career and Katie McLoughlin made seven saves.


King’s 8, Stevenson 1

King’s swept doubles to post the victory over Stevenson.

Tony Bevevino and Chris DiMino were winners in both singles and doubles.

George Parkhust added a victory in singles, while Tyler Ryman and Andrew Panzitta were winners in doubles.


King’s 8, Stevenson 1

The Monarchs opened the Freedom Conference schedule on a high note, downing Stevenson.

King’s swept the doubles competition before capturing five of the six singles contests played. Madeline Griffin, Sara Lynn and Emily Biffen each won singles.

Lynn and Griffin teamed to post a win in doubles.


Cumberland Valley 12, Dallas 4

The Mountaineers lost to Cumberland Valley. Jesse Goode, Matt Ross, Keith Gillette and Omar Nijmeh all scored goals for Dallas.

George Pfeiffer recorded 15 saves.


Wyoming Seminary 20, Scranton Prep 1

Becca Schulman led with four goals in Wyoming Seminary’s rout of Scranton Prep.

Lexi Quick, Corinne Conyngham, Louise Cornel, Jacqui Meuser and Abby Straub all had two goals apiece.



Wyoming Seminary 20, Scranton Prep 1


Wyoming Seminary`13`7`—`20

SCORING — SP, Jenna Hunter (1g). SEM, Rachel Havrylkoff (1g, 1a); Lexi Quick (2g); Becca Schulman (4g); Brittany Williams (1g, 1a); Corinne Conyngham (2g); Tailor Campbell (1g); Louise Cornell (2g); Isbella Cordaro (1g); Katie Paglia (1g); Jacqui Meuser (2g); Abby Straub (2g).

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