Tunkhannock wrestling earns upset of Hazleton Area


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Photo/ED BOARDMAN Jimmy Hoffman of Hazleton works against Luke Kemerer of Hempfield and wins his 132-pound bout, 1-0, during the Class 3A PIAA Wrestling Championships in Hershey Friday afternoon.



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    Tunkhannock’s John Walsh came through with an overtime victory at 285 pounds toward the end of Thursday’s dual to help push the Tigers to a 34-30 upset of Hazleton Area.

    Tommy Traver (132) and Chris Franko (160) picked up pins for the Tigers while Jimmy Hoffman (138) and Jayson Brielmeier (145) won by fall for the Cougars.

    Meyers 37, Berwick 35

    The Mohawks narrowly avoided an upset as Lucas Borum, Kevin Huertero and Jeremy Bergold earned pins to hold off the Bulldogs.

    Berwick racked up some bonus points with pins from Travis Dent, Alec Talanca, Matt Maczuga and Nick Yule.

    Hanover Area 72,

    Nanticoke 6

    The Hawkeyes won six bouts by fall courtesy of Tom Mercadante, Nick Hannon, Joe Rawley, Josselin Meyer and D.J. Erickson.

    Collin Kashatus picked up a pin for the Trojans’ lone win.

    Williamsport 53,

    Valley West 24

    Justin Hargrave led the Spartans with a pin in the loss to the Millionaires. David Krokowski added a technical fall.

    WRESTLING

    Tunkhannock 34, Hazleton Area 30

    106: David Evans (TUN) won by forfeit; 113: Jake Maurer (HAZ) dec. David Gavek 3-2; 120: Gavin D’Amato (TUN) dec. Charles Everdale 2-1; 126: Chris Lasecki (HAZ) maj. dec. Josh Beeman 10-2; 132: Tommy Traver (TUN) pinned Anthony Martoccio 3:25; 138: Jimmy Hoffman (HAZ) pinned Kurtis Christ 0:26; 145: Jayson Brielmeier (HAZ) pinned Tyler Chesla 1:43; 152: Jake Marnell (HAZ) maj. dec. Carl Anthony 11-3; 160: Chris Franko (TUN) pinned Bryce Reed 4:30; 170: Connor Munley (TUN) maj. dec. Jeremy Aquino 12-4; 182: Shane Noonan (HAZ) maj. dec. Jake Stephens 12-0; 195: Carson Kinney (HAZ) dec. Sam Rice 17-11; 220: Jarrett Jervis (TUN) won by forfeit; 285: John Walsh (TUN) dec. Travis Kostyal 3-2, OT.

    Note: Match started at 120 pounds

    Meyers 37, Berwick 35

    106: Nicholas Yule (BER) pinned Danny Murphy, 1:18; 113: Preston Robbins (BER) maj. dec. Bryan Huertero, 13-1; 120: Anthony Kasper (MEY) won by forfeit; 126: Kevin Huertero (MEY) pinned Maurice Smith, 0:40; 132: Colin Pasone (MEY) won by forfeit; 138: Oscar Perla (BER) dec. Carson Kosloski, 2-1; 145: Travis Dent (BER) pinned Tyler Clark, 1:47; 152: Alec Talanca (BER) pinned Sufyan Burroughs, 5:08; 160: Jeremy Bergold (MEY) pinned Austin Dewald, 0:28; 170: Colin Browne (MEY) maj. dec. Wyatt Zanolini, 16-6; 182: Matthew Maczuga (BER) pinned Chris Martinez, 0:29; 195: Heriberto Pineda (MEY) dec. J.J. Snyder, 7-2; 220: Lucas Borum (MEY) pinned Jordan Allen, 0:22; 285: Stone Force (BER) maj. dec. Preston Perkins, 10-0.

    Note: Match started at 195 pounds

    Hanover Area 72, Nanticoke 6

    106: Joe Rawley (HAN) pinned Megan Kocher, 1:51; 113: Josselin Meyer (HAN) pinned Zach Capie, 1:16; 120: E.J Murphy (HAN) won by forfeit; 126: Jared Banesh (HAN) won by forfeit; 132: Jeff Bennett (HAN) won by forfeit; 138: Daniel Erickson (HAN) pinned Austin Cheslaw, 2:44; 145: Collin Kashatus (NAN) pinned Stephen Dule, 0:39; 152: Zakee Nettles (HAN) dec. Isaiah Johnson, 6-4; 160: Noah Rakowski (HAN) dec. Adam Eckhart, 7-5); 170: Josh Jopling (HAN) won by forfeit; 182: JJ Hooper (HAN) won by forfeit; 195: Tom Mercadante (HAN) pinned Seth Pelton, 1:21; 220: Cameron Holeman (HAN) won by forfeit; 285: Nick Hannon (HAN) pinned Sheik Ali, 0:15.

    Note: Match started at 170 pounds

    Williamsport 53, Valley West 24

    106: Matt Giza won by forfeit; 113: JJ White maj. dec. Allen Cortright, 12-2; 120: Justin Hargrave (WVW) pinned Owen Sampsell; 126: David Krokowski (WVW) tech. fall Owen Mahon, 15-0; 132: Riley Hilner (WIL) pinned Cole Santee; 138: Cam Dickey (WIL) tech. fall Landon Stanislow, 20-4; 145: Richard Lowrie (WIL) pinned Brett McDermott; 152: Anthony Robinson (WIL) pinned Kevin Cordes; 160: Alec Dickey (WIL) pinned David White; 170: Torren Potts (WIL) won by forfeit; 182: Sean Mikovitch (WVW) dec. Quentin Lowrie 12-10, SV-1; 195: Nate Powley (WIL) pinned Damian Davies; 220: Ross Stebbins (WIL) won by forfeit; 285: Dalton Kriner (WIL) pinned Matt Nogin.

    Note: Match started at 170 pounds

    Photo/ED BOARDMAN Jimmy Hoffman of Hazleton works against Luke Kemerer of Hempfield and wins his 132-pound bout, 1-0, during the Class 3A PIAA Wrestling Championships in Hershey Friday afternoon.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_Wrestling-Stock.jpgPhoto/ED BOARDMAN Jimmy Hoffman of Hazleton works against Luke Kemerer of Hempfield and wins his 132-pound bout, 1-0, during the Class 3A PIAA Wrestling Championships in Hershey Friday afternoon.

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