Slowly, but surely, the Bermudian Springs High wrestling team is meshing.

The Eagles have missed at least four starters -- Noah Blasone, Brad Farley, Austin Jackson and Jared Spahr -- for parts of this season, but Saturday's nine-hour Panther Tournament at Central York provided them an opportunity to become more cohesive.

A side note to the tournament was Bermudian Springs finished its five-win schedule with a 40-12 triumph over Spring Grove in the championship. The Eagles scored 308 points and allowed just 45, an average win of 65-9.

"We're coming together as a team," Bermudian Springs coach Dave McCollum said. "We're definitely in better shape than we were a month ago."

Added Spring Grove head coach Tony Miller: "That's an impressive first line (of starters)."

Manheim Central beat Hanover 39-34 in the third-place match, and Central took sixth place after losing 67-6 to Manheim Township in the championship round. Littlestown finished seventh.

The Eagles started the championship bout with a 4-0 lead after Brock Linebaugh won an 11-1 major decision against Spring Grove's Levi Luckenbaugh in the 195-pound bout. Jose Arriola and Jon Jimenez added another nine points in the next two bouts for a quick 13-0 lead that the Rockets would never surpass.

"We have great team unity," Eagles senior Tyler Fitzkee said. "Nobody's selfish on this team. You do what you got to do, play your role on the team and share in that big win over (Class AAA) Spring Grove at the end there.


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We're blessed with good skills and good coaches."

The closest any team could come to beating the Eagles was Manheim Central, which lost by 17, 44-27, in the first round. The match started with Bermudian Springs' Colton Dull pinning his opponent in the 145-pound bout before Blasone lost a decision to trim the lead to 6-3.

Slonaker, Fitzkee, Sponseller and Linebaugh then scored 21 consecutive points for a 27-3 lead.

Opposing teams wouldn't have any luck from there. In the second round, Susquehannock lost 72-3 as the Eagles received two forfeits and pinned nine opponents. The Eagles had a bye in the third round and then beat Littlestown in every match in the fourth round. They had six pins, four forfeits and earned two technical falls en route to a 77-0 win. Bermudian Springs then beat Central 75-3 in the final round of pool play.

"From top to bottom, every guy wrestled well all day long," McCollum said. "I just think they did a heck of a job."

Spring Grove's path to the championship wasn't as easy.

The Rockets opened the tournament with a 43-25 win over Susquenita and then beat Garden Spot 47-25, Hanover 50-21 and Susquehannock 42-25 to finish 4-0 in pool play. Miller hoped to build upon the match.

"We got better today than we were last week," he said. "We'll improve from what we saw today. We're learning. We got the benefit to wrestle some real quality wrestlers to study what we did right and what we did wrong."

dpaulling@eveningsun.com; 717-637-3736, extension 139

First Round
Pool A
SPRING GROVE 43, SUSQUENITA 25
   106 -- Zach Clingan, SG, pinned Corey Sheibley, 0:47; 113 -- Derek Carlisle, SG, pinned Matt Mitchell, 0:50; 120 -- Austin Sheilbley, Su, dec. Alec Zorbaugh, 3-1; 126 -- Dakota Laughman, SG, dec. Jon Daum, 6-3; 132 -- Taylor Gardner, SG, won by forfeit; 138 -- Mason Bentzel, SG, pinned Scott Crist, 0:46; 145 -- Mike Hartman, SG, dec. Tony Gray, 5-1; 152-- Tyler Miller, SG, dec. Kyo Kenny, 5-1; 160 -- Austin Barley, SG, maj. decision Josh Mann, 13-4; 170 -- Mica Kern, Su, pinned Jon Gross, 0:14; 182 -- Jay Bennett, Su, maj. decision Levi Luckabaugh, 11-2; 195 -- Todd Mullen, Su, pinned unidentified wrestler, 1:14; 220 -- Tyler Beckner, SG, won by forfeit; 285 -- Brett Sterner, Su, pinned Mike Lentz, 2:30.
   
HANOVER 39, MANHEIM TWP. 27
   106 -- David Graves, MT, dec. Alex Watson, 4-3; 113 -- Guliano Graziosi, Han, pinned Louis Kester, 3:00; 120 -- Matthew Grossman, MT, won by forfeit; 126 -- Ian Brown, Han, dec. Cortlandt Schuyler, 8-5; 132 -- Scott Lopez, MT, won by forfeit; 138 -- Brandon Shearer, Han, pinned Ryan Story, 3:21; 145 -- Ryan Lopez, MT, dec. Tyler Shafer, 4-3; 152-- Ian Wheeler, Han, pinned Trey Recher, 5:29; 160-- Brad Irvin, Han, pinned Alex Zug, 4-2; 170 -- Zach Martin, Han, dec. Alex Opp, 3-2; 182 -- Shorter, MT, pinned Robert Shafer, 2:26; 195 -- Greg Risser, MT, dec. Tyler Wentz, 7-0; 220 -- Derek Wolford, Han, won by forfeit; 285 -- Tony Aguilar, Han, pinned Simon Williams, 4:48.
   
Pool B
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 44,
MANHEIM CENTRAL 27
   106 -- Kyler West, MC, dec. Tyler Kunkle, 6-4; 113 -- Ted Marines, BeS, pinned Will Middleton, 0:58; 120 -- Brad Farley, BeS, tech. fall Kyle Winters, 16-0 (1:31); 126 -- Ben Mentzler, MC, pinned Jake Ford, 1:31; 132 -- Austin Jackson, BeS, pinned Cody Bucher, 2:52; 138 -- A.J. Votano, MC, dec. Jared Spahr, 8-2; 145 -- Colton Dull, BeS, pinned J.J. Sanchez, 1:59; 152-- Reid Panlick, MC, dec. Noah Blasone, 5-2; 160-- Jake Slonaker, BeS, dec. Ben Wise, 8-3; 170 -- Tyler Fitzkee, BeS, won by forfeit; 182 -- Tristan Sponseller, BeS, won by forfeit; 195 -- Brock Linebaugh, BeS, pinned Peter Michael, 3:31; 220 -- Manuel Delcarpio, MC, pinned Jose Ariolla, 2:49; 285 -- Aaron Lefever, MC, pinned Jon Jimenez, 3:22.
   
CENTRAL YORK 40, LITTLESTOWN 33
   106 -- Jacob Robinson, CY, won by forfeit; 113 -- Sam Butler, CY, pinned Brandon Mullican, 1:47; 120 -- Richard Blaine, CY, won by forfeit; 126 -- J.D. Groff, CY, dec. Jordan Matthews, 6-1; 132 -- Donald Crabill, CY, maj. decision Ian McClure, 13-2; 138 -- Dustin DeGroft, Lt, pinned Eli Kinnard, 5:04; 145 -- Phil Guilday, Lt, pinned Leonard Parker, 5:26; 152-- Micah Richardson, CY, won by forfeit; 160-- Paul Rodriguez, CY, pinned Billy Stolkovich, 3:27; 170 -- Alec Warner, Lt, dec. Tyler Whitecomb, 6-5; 182 -- Josh Vaughn, Lt, pinned Nate Stephens, 3:42; 195 -- Collin George, CY, dec. Jacob Fuller, 4-3; 220 -- Jake Bankert, Lt, pinned Logan Minnich, 5:27; 285 -- Ryan Vaughn, Lt, won by forfeit.
   
Second round
Pool A
   Manheim Township 44, Susquenita 19
   
SPRING GROVE 47, GARDEN SPOT 25
   106 -- Clingan, SG, won by forfeit; 113 -- Carlisle, SG, won by forfeit; 120 -- Zorbaugh, SG, won by forfeit; 126 -- Laughman, SG, pinned Zac Martin, 1:31; 132 -- Will Finkley, GS, maj. decision Gardner, 11-0; 138 -- Bentzel, SG, pinned Nick Cook, 3:24; 145 -- Tim Beegle, GS, dec. Hartman, 1-0; 152-- Rob King, GS, dec. Miller, 3-2; 160-- Barley, SG, pinned Matt Christie, 3:03; 170 -- Dakoda Leid, GS, dec. Gross, 4-1; 182 -- Ben Swarr, GS, Max Copenheaver, 3:12; 195 -- Luckabaugh, SG, pinned Nick Kelley, 5:40; 220 -- Lentz, SG, pinned Mike Bressi, 1:22; 285 -- Josh Bloom, GS, pinned Tyler Beckner, 0:41.
   
Pool B
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 72,
SUSQUEHANNOCK 3
   106 -- Kunkle, BeS, won by forfeit; 113 -- Marines, BeS, won by forfeit; 120 -- Farley, BeS, pinned Derrick Rodgers, 0:32; 126 -- Zach Holloway, Sus, dec. Jake Ford, 6-3; 132 -- Jackson, BeS, pinned Danny Snyder, 1:21; 138 -- Spahr, BeS, pnned Scott Hanson, 0:52; 145 -- Dull, BeS, pinned Levi Waltermyer, 1:30; 152 -- Blasone, BeS, dec. Ryan Malamphy, 11-6; 160-- Slonaker, BeS, dec. Patrick Erdman, 9-4; 170 -- Fitzkee, BeS, pinned Liam Bates, 0:43l; 182 -- Sponseller, BeS, pinned Devon Malamphy, 1:02; 195 -- Linebaugh, BeS, pinned John Koller, 0:21; 220 -- Arriola, BeS, pinned Randy Widner, 1:31; 285 -- Jimenez, BeS, pinned Adam Dell, 1:44.
   
MANHEIM CENTRAL 45,
CENTRAL YORK 24
   106 -- Butler, CY, pinned West, 1:20; 113 -- Robinson, CY, pinned Middleton, 1:29; 120 -- Winters, CY, pinned Blaine, 2:21; 126 -- Metzler, MC, tech. fall Groff, 16-0 (3:47); 132 -- Bucher, MC, maj. decision Crabill, 14-2; 138 -- Votano, MC, pinned Kinnard, 5:39; 145 -- Sanchez, MC, dec. Parker, 3-0; 152-- Pourk, MC, dec. Rodriguez, 8-6; 160-- Wise, MC, dec. Whitecomb, 7-2; 170 -- Rodes, MC, maj. decision Stephens, 10-0; 182 -- George, CY, won by forfeit; 195 -- Lasanto, MC, pinned Walston, 0:33; 220 -- DelCarpio, MC, pinned Minnich, 2:25; 285 -- Lefever, MC, won by forfeit.
   
Third round
Pool A
   Manheim Township 41, Garden Spot 36
   
HANOVER 34, SUSQUENITA 32
   106 -- Watson, Han, pinned Sheilbery, 1:57; 113 -- Graziosi, Han, maj. decision unidentified wrestler, 11-0; 120 -- Sheibley, Su, won by forfeit; 126 -- Brown, Han, pinned Daum, 2:40; 132 -- No bout; 138 -- Shearer, Han, pinned Christ, 1:38; 145 -- Shafer, Han, pinned Gray, 3:07; 152-- Kenny, Su, won by forfeit; 160-- Mann, Su, tech fall Irvin, 16-0 (5:00); 170 -- Kern, Su, dec. Martin, 5-1; 182 -- Bennett, Su, pinned Shafer, 1:44; 195 -- Wolford, Han, pinned Mullen, 3:06; 220 -- No bout; 285 -- Sterner, Su, pinned Aguilar, 1:31.
   
Pool B
MANHEIM CENTRAL 59,
LITTLESTOWN 12
   106 -- Middleton, MC, won by forfeit; 113 -- West, MC, maj decision Mullican, 13-1; 120 -- Winter, MC, maj. decision Matthews, 9-0; 126 -- Metzler, MC, pinned McClure, 3:15; 132 -- Bucher, MC, won by forfeit; 138 -- Votano, MC, pinned DeGroft, 5:26; 145 -- King, MC, dec. Guilday, 2-1; 152-- Pavlik, MC, won by forfeit; 160-- Stolkovich, Lt, dec. Rhoads, 11-6; 170 -- Warner, Lt, dec. Wise, 14-9; 182 -- Vaughn, Lt, won by forfeit; 195 -- Michael, MC, pinned Fuller, 1:40; 220 -- DelCaprio, MC, pinned Vaughn, 2:19; 285 -- LeFever, MC, won by forfeit.
   
SUSQUEHANNOCK 37, CENTRAL YORK 34
   106 -- Butler, CY, won by forfeit; 113 -- Robison, CY, won by forfeit; 120 -- Blain, CY, dec. Thomas Ferraracci, 9-6; 126 -- Holloway, Sus, maj. decision Groff, 12-0; 132 -- Crabill, CY, maj. decision Snyder, 12-1; 138 -- Kinnard, CY, pinned Hansin, 0:56; 145 -- Parker, CY, dec. Rob Pugaczewski, 7-1; 152-- Miller, Sus, pinned Rodriguez, 3:58; 160-- Martinez, Sus, pinned Richardson, 1:05; 170 -- White, Sus, pinned Stephens, 4:32; 182 -- Bonitz, Sus, dec. George, 6-3; 195 -- Walston, CY, pinned Koller, 0:22; 220 -- Widner, Sus, pinned Minnich, 3:50; 285 -- Dell, CY, won by forfeit.
   
Fourth round
Pool A
   Susquenita 39, Garden Spot 36
   
SPRING GROVE 50, HANOVER 21
   106 -- Clingan, SG, pinned Watson, 0:37; 113 -- Carlisle, SG, pinned Graziosi, 5:07; 120 -- Zorbaugh, SG, won by forfeit; 126 -- Rappoldi, SG, won by forfeit; 132 -- Brown, Han, dec. Laughman, 6-2; 138 -- Bentzel, SG, won by forfeit; 145 -- Hartman, SG, dec. Shearer, 3-2; 152-- Shafer, Han, dec. Miller 4-2; 160-- Barley, SG, pinned Irwin, 3:27; 170 -- Martin, Han, pinned Copenhaver, 2:40; 182 -- Gross, SG, pinned Shafer, 1:28; 195 -- Luckabaugh, SG, tech. fall Wentz, 15-0; 220 -- Wolford, Han, pinned Beckner, 3:32; 285 -- Aguilar, Han, dec. Lentz, 6-3.
   
Pool B
MANHEIM CENTRAL 67,
SUSQUEHANNOCK 12
   106 -- West, MC, won by forfeit; 113 -- Middleton, MC, won by forfeit; 120 -- Winters, MC, pinned Rodgers, 1:15; 126 -- Fantom, MC, maj. decision Holloway, 18-8; 132 -- Bucher, MC, pinned Snyder, 0:16; 138 -- Shimer, MC, pinned Hanson, 1:36; 145 -- Sanchez, MC, pinned Waltermyer, 1:41; 152 -- Pavlik, MC, dec. Malamphy, 7-1; 160 -- Wise, MC, pinned Martinez, 1:27; 170 -- Malamphy, Sus, won by forfeit; 182 -- Bates, Sus, won by forfeit; 195 -- Michael, MC, pinned Bonitz, 0:21; 220 -- DelCarpio, MC, pinned Widner, 2:24; 285 -- Lefever, MC, pinned Dell, 3:12.
   
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 77,
LITTLESTOWN 0
   106 -- Kunkle, BeS, won by forfeit; 113 -- Marinez, BeS, pinned Mullican, 1:00; 120 -- Farley, BeS, won by forfeit; 126 -- Ford, BeS, tech. fall Matthews, 15-0 (3:12); 132 -- Jackson, BeS, tech. fall McClure, 20-5 (3:51); 138 -- Spahr, BeS, pinned DeGroft, 0:28; 145 -- Dull, BeS, pinned Guilday, 3:20; 152-- Blasone, BeS, won by forfeit; 160-- Slonaker, BeS, dec. Stolkovich, 5-2; 170 -- Fitzkee, BeS, maj. decision Warner, 10-2; 182 -- Sponseller, BeS, pinned Vaughn, 1:07; 195 -- Linebaugh, BeS, pinned Fuller, 1:04; 220 -- Arriola, BeS, pinned Bankert, 1:16; 285 -- Jimenez, BeS, won by forfeit,
   
Fifth round
Pool A
GARDEN SPOT 39, HANOVER 32
   106 -- Watson, Han, won by forfeit; 113 -- Graziosi, Han, won by forfeit; 120 -- No bout; 126 -- Brown, Han, pinned Martin, 5:34; 132 -- Finkey, GS, won by forfeit; 138 -- Cook, GS, dec. Shearer, 8-6; 145 -- Shafer, Han, dec. Beegle, 1-0; 152-- King, GS, pinned Loveless, 0:54; 160-- Leid, GS, won by injury default over Irwin, 0:54; 170 -- Martin, Han, won by forfeit; 182 -- Swarr, GS, pinned Wentz, 1:29; 195 -- Kelley, GS, pinned Shafer, 3:45; 220 -- Wolford, Han, pinned Jones, 0:24; 285 -- Bloom, GS, pinned Aguilar, 2:39.
   
SPRING GROVE 42, MANHEIM TWP. 25
   106 -- Clingan, SG, won by forfeit; 113 -- Carlisle, SG, pinned Graves, 5:30; 120 -- Grossman, MT, maj. decision, Zorbaugh, 11-2; 126 -- Skylar, MT, pinned Rappoldi, 0:40; 132 -- Lopez, MT, dec. Laughman, 2-0; 138 -- Wolf, SG, pinned Story, 1:40; 145 -- Bentzel, SG, pinned Lopez, 0:56; 152-- Hartman, SG, dec. Recher, 5-2; 160-- Miller, SG, dec. Zug, 6-2; 170 -- Copenhaver, SG, pinned unidentified wrestler, 3:01; 182 -- Shorter, MT, pinned Gross, 2:56; 195 -- Kisser, MT, dec. Luckabaugh, 5-2; 220 -- Beckner, SG, won by forfeit; 285 -- Williams, MT, dec. Lentz, 6-3.
   
Pool B
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 75,
CENTRAL YORK 3
   106 -- Butler, CY, maj. decision Kunkle, 12-2; 113 -- Marines, BeS, pinned Pedro Tavarez, 0:53; 120 -- Farley, BeS, pinned Tristen Slack, 0:08; 126 -- Ford, BeS, won by forfeit; 132 -- Jackson, BeS, pinned Grabill, 4:40; 138 -- Spahr, BeS, pinned Kinnard, 1:48; 145 -- Dull, BeS, pinned Parker, 1:51; 152-- Blasone, BeS, dec. Rodriguez, 9-5; 160-- Slonaker, BeS, pinned Richardson, 3:29; 170 -- Fitzkee, BeS, pinned Stephens, 1:10; 182 -- Sponseller, BeS, pinned George, 0:44; 195 -- Linebaugh, BeS, pinned Walston, 1:23; 220 -- Arriola, BeS, won by forfeit; 285 -- Jimenez, BeS, pinned Minnich, 0:49.
   
LITTLESTOWN 44, SUSQUEHANNOCK 24
   106 -- No bout; 113 -- Mullican, Lt, won by forfeit; 120 -- Ferraracci, Sus, dec. Matthews, 6-4; 126 -- Holloway, Sus, won by forfeit; 132 -- McClure, Lt, pinned Snyder, 3:05; 138 -- DeGroft, Lt, pinned Scott Hanson, 2:30; 145 -- Guilday, Lt, pinned Pugaczewski, 0:54; 152-- Miller, Sus, won by forfeit; 160-- Steve Martinez, Sus, dec. Stolkovich, 6-3; 170 -- Warner, Lt, tech. fall White, 18-2; 182 -- Vaughn, Lt, dec. Bonitz, 3-1; 195 -- Fuller, Lt, pinned Koller, 0:45; 220 -- Bankert, Lt, pinned Widner, 4:54; 285 -- Dell, Sus, won by forfeit.
   
Ninth-place match
GARDEN SPOT 53, SUSQUEHANNOCK 6
   106 -- No bout; 113 -- No bout; 120 -- Ferraracci, Sus, won by forfeit; 126 -- Martin, GS, maj. decision Holloway, 17-3; 132 -- Finkey, GS, pinned Snyder, 3:15; 138 -- Cook, GS, pinned Hanson, 1:44; 145 -- Beegle, GS, pinned Levi Waltimyer, 1:12; 152 -- King, GS, dec. Miller, 5-1; 160 -- Leid, GS, dec. Martinez, 4-3; 170 -- Christie, GS, maj. decision Erdman, 14-4; 182 -- Swarr, GS, pinned Bonitz, 0:38; 195 -- Kelley, GS, pinned Koller, 1:30; 220 -- Bressi, GS, dec. Widner, 7-5; 285 -- Bloom, GS, pinned Dell, 2:44.    
Seventh-place match
SUSQUENITA 45, LITTLESTOWN 22
   106 -- Sheibley, Su, won by forfeit; 113 -- Mitchell, Su, pinned Mullican, 4:50; 120 -- Seibley, Su, pinned Matthews, 1:22; 126 -- No bout; 132 -- Daum, Su, dec. McClure, 6-1; 138 -- DeGroft, Lt, pinned Crist, 3:13; 145 -- Guilday, Lt, pinned Gray, 3:40; 152-- No bout; 160-- Stolkovich, Lt, tech. fall Kerry, 16-1 (5:59); 170 -- Warner, Lt, tech. fall Mann, 16-0 (2:28); 182 -- Kern, Su, pinned Vaughn, 4:48; 195 -- Bennett, Su, pinned Fuller, 0:37; 220 -- Mullen, Su, pinned Bankert, 1:24; 285 -- Sterner, Su, won by forfeit.
   
Fifth-place match
MANHEIM TWP. 67, CENTRAL YORK 6
   106 -- Butler, CY, dec. Graves, 3-2; 113 -- Kester, MT, dec. Robinson, 7-3; 120 -- Grossman, MT, pinned Tavarez, 0:22; 126 -- Schuyler, MT, pinned Groff, 3:00; 132 -- Lopez, MT, pinned Crabill, 5:21; 138 -- Story, MT, pinned Kinnard, 3:00; 145 -- Lopez, MT, pinned Parker, 1:41; 152-- Rodriguez, CY, dec. Kecher, 11-8; 160-- Zug, MT, pinned Richardson, 5:33; 170 -- Miller, MT, pinned Stephens, 0:27; 182 -- Opp, MT, pinned George, 4:39; 195 -- Shorter, MT, pinned Walston, 0:46; 220 -- Risser, MT, pinned Minnich, 1:33; 285 -- Williams, MT, won by forfeit.
   
Third-place match
MANHEIM CENTRAL 39, HANOVER 34
   106 -- Watson, Han, dec. West, 4-2; 113 -- Graziosi, Han, dec. Middleton, 6-0; 120 -- Winters, MC, won by forfeit; 126 -- Ian Brown, Han, maj. decision Metzler, 13-0; 132 -- Bucher, MC, won by forfeit; 138 -- Votano, MT, dec. Shearer, 3-0; 145 -- Shafer, Han, dec. Sanchez, 2-0; 152-- Paul, MT, dec. Loveless, 6-0; 160-- Wise, MT, won by forfeit; 170 -- Martin, Han, won by forfeit; 182 -- Shafer, Han, won by forfeit; 195 -- Michael, MC, dec. Wentz, 6-0; 220 -- Wolford, Han, pinned DelCarpio, 1:06; 285 -- LaFever, MC, pinned Aguilar, 3:51.
   
Championship match
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 40,
SPRING GROVE 12
   106 -- Witmer, SG, pinned Kunkle, 3:16; 113 -- Marines, BeS, dec. Clingan, 7-6; 120 -- Farley, BeS, dec. Carlisle, 7-6; 126 -- Zorbaugh, SG, dec. Ford, 5-4; 132 -- Jackson, BeS, dec. Laughman, 3-0; 138 -- Spahr, BeS, dec. Gardner, 11-5; 145 -- Bentzel, SG, dec. Dull, 3-0; 152-- Blasone, BeS, dec. Hartman, 3-2; 160-- Slonaker, BeS, dec. Barley, 2-1; 170 -- Fitzkee, BeS, dec. Gross, 4-1; 182 -- Sponseller, BeS, pinned Gross, 0:50; 195 -- Linebaugh, BeS, maj. decision Luckenbaugh, 11-1; 220 -- Arriola, BeS, dec. Beckner, 8-3; 285 -- Jimenez, BeS, pinned Lentz, 2:33.