WYALUSING – Austin Harry (132 pounds) and Robert Wright (160) each won with falls on Thursday as Lake-Lehman defeated Wyalusing 36-27 in a non-conference wrestling meet.
John Tomasura (113), Josh Sayre (138), Josh Winters (145) and Derek Dragon (170) all won with decisions for the Black Knights, who took down Wyalusing, which is one of the top teams in District 4 every year.
106: Jacob Sandfort (W) won by forfeit; 113: John Tomasura (LL) dec. Tracey Brown 4-2; 120: Collin Edsell (W) won by forfeit; 126: Brandon Kelley (W) maj. dec. Zeb McMillian 10-2; 132: Austin Harry (LL) pinned Ryan Force 3:23; 138: Josh Sayre (LL) dec. Justin Haley 7-4; 145: Josh Winters (LL) dec. Dave Brown 7-1; 152: Tyler Fenton (W) maj. dec. Tom Williams 14-3; 160: Robert Wright (LL) pinned Jake Minturn 1:28; 170: Derek Dragon (LL) dec. Justin Griffith 5-4; 182: Justin Winters (LL) won by forfeit; 195: Brady Butler (LL) won by forfeit; 220: Dylan Otis (W) maj. dec. Phillip Hettes 13-3; 285: Dalton Chilson (W) dec. Dustin Jones 4-2
Note: Match started at 138 pounds
The Blue Jays secured the victory over the Tigers in the second to last match of the night.
Earning wins for Benton with falls were Zain Retherford (138), Colt Cotten (145), Brandon Lontz (160) and Jeric Kasunic (170).
106: Trystan Johnson (CC) dec Alan Diltz 8-3; 113: Taylor Johnson (CC) won by forfeit; 120: Steven Shannon (CC) won by forfeit; 126: Matthew Welliver (Ben) dec Lewis Williams 7-2; 132: Jesse Shannon (CC) maj dec Ronald Flick 8-0; 138: Zain Retherford (Ben) pinned Tyler Johnson 1:39; 145: Colt Cotten (Ben) pinned Crue Hock :16; 152: Aaron Johnson (CC) dec Dominic Vitale 4-2; 160: Brandon Lontz (Ben) pinned Austin Miknich 3:56; 170: Jeric Kasunic (Ben) pinned Nicholas Fester 1:52; 182: Jacob Coombe (CC) dec Bradley Miccio 9-3; 195: Logan Womelsdorf (Ben) dec Matthew Hackenberg 6-4, OT;. 220: Eric McCracken (CC) pinned Luke Bogart :50; 285: Alexander Shiber (CC) maj dec Marcus Welliver 10-2.
Note: Match started at 145 pounds
The finals of the NHSCA Final Four Festival can be seen live on www.nhsca.com.
The top two ranked teams in the country, Blair Academy and Wyoming Seminary, will be participating in the dual tournament in York on Saturday and wrestling fans will be able to see the possible showdown live.
Benton, which is ranked in the top 40 in the nation, is also participating in the event, which begins at 9 a.m.
Dave Shutovich led Hazleton Area with high game of 208 and series of 580. Anthony Sidari followed with a high game of 214 and a 548 series.
Hazleton Area's Alyssa Balicki captured high series honors with a 550. Shannon Smith had a 521 series and a high game of 216.
Travis Dunlap scored a team-high 15 points to lead Penn State Wilkes-Barre to a win over SUNY ESF at home.
Bre'yan Williams and Jacob Bronder each scored 11 points for PSU Wilkes-Barre. Bronder had a double-double for PSU Wilkes-Barre also pulling down 10 rebounds.