Momentum isn't something one can count on in postseason wrestling because of its individual nature.

But during Saturday's District 3 Class AAA Section V tournament at South Western, Spring Grove coach Tony Miller felt it for most of the day.

"The kids saw their teammates doing well, so they got a little kick from everyone else winning," he said. "It was an incredible day for us."

Spring Grove claimed its fifth straight sectional team crown with 159 points and will take nine competitors, all underclassmen, into next weekend's District 3 Class AAA Championships, which be held at the Hersheypark Arena on Friday and Saturday. That event also acts as the Southcentral Regional tournament for the PIAA Championships set for March 8-10.

Dallastown had four champions, matching Spring Grove's total, to finish second with 125 points. Eight Wildcats advanced to next week's competition, while South Western's five top-three finishers helped the Mustangs to third place with 99 points.

Spring Grove had a finalist in the first seven weight classes, five of which are sophomores. All the sectional titles won by the Rockets were from 10th-graders -- Zack Clingan (106), Alec Zorbaugh (120), Dakota Laughman (126) and Mike Hartman (145).

Zorbaugh's 7-3 decision over New Oxford's Slade Storm was one of the most dramatic of the final round.

Trailing by one, Zorbaugh was able to take Storm down to his back with just eight seconds left in regulation after losing for most of the match.

"I thought I only had 10 seconds left so I didn't think I could get (the takedown)," said Zorbaugh, who had lost to the No. 1-seeded Storm by a major decision in the regular season. "But then I heard the ref call two and start counting back points. I just held on for dear life."

Not to be outdone, Laughman turned in a thriller of his own in the next match.

The No. 2-seeded Laughman went into overtime against top-seeded Ross Drawbaugh of Dover after tying the match with a third-period escape. With time running down, Laughman was able to push Drawbaugh's head to his knee and locked up a cradle-like hold for the winning takedown, adding to two back points for good measure and the 5-1 win.

Mike Hartman, another Spring Grove sophomore, took the 145-pound title with a 4-0 decision over Austin Halloway of Red Lion. The Rockets grappler came into the tournament as the ninth seed but turned a first-period takedown and a third-period reversal into a sectional crown over a familiar opponent.

"I knew I just had to work hard. You have to get the mentality to just win piece by piece, step by step," Hartman said. "I'd beaten him most of the times we wrestled so that gave me confidence. But I still had to make sure I didn't do anything stupid."

Not all the close ones went the Rockets' way.

In one of the marquee matchups of the finals, Dallastown's Tanner Druck edged another Rocket sophomore, Mason Bentzel, 2-1, on a reversal with 55 seconds remaining. Saturday was the first action the Wildcat junior has seen at 138.

"We debated for two or three weeks because both weight classes are stacked. I was a small 145-pounder," Druck said. "Mason is a good wrestler. I knew I just had to take good shots."

Druck was one of four returning champions who again earned gold medals.

The Dallastown duo of Rodney Sunday (113) and Brooks Morrison (170) returned to the top of the awards stands in different ways. Sunday controlled the action for the last two periods, scoring a pair of back points and a reversal in his 9-4 decision over Derek Carlisle of Spring Grove, while Morrison made an early takedown stand up as the difference in his 3-1 victory over Tyler Schell of Red Lion.

Kennard-Dale's Chance Marsteller was the other 2011 champion who won again Saturday evening, earning the 160-pound title.

Six of Saturday's finalists fell short of qualifying for districts last season by placing fourth in the sectional tournament. South Western's Aram Moffitt (220) and Northeastern's Jeb Payne (152) were the only two champions crowned in that group.

The other champions included Dallastown's Wes Hoover (132), Red Lion's Korey Eberly (182), South Western's Jerome Beers (195) and Northeastern's Derrick Turner (285).
  
DISTRICT 3
SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday's Results
CLASS AAA
Section V
at South Western H.S.
Preliminary Round
   106 -- Ryan Amspacher, Ne, pinned Cheyenne Diehl, WY, 2:39.
   113 -- Ryan Sprenkle, RL, pinned Steve Gomez, YS, 3:31; Guy Nitchman, NO, pinned Tommy Ferraracci, Sus, 4:59; Nilven Ramos-Torres, YCT, dec. Mike Amspacher, Ne, 16-13.
   126 -- Dallas Moffit, KD, major dec. Kyle Bly, YCT, 12-2; Donald Smith, RL, dec. Anthony Lippy, NO, 12-10. 132 -- Devon Heffley, Do, tech. fall over Tylor Gardner, SG, 5:31 (18-3); Levi Eisenhart, Ne, pinned Ryan Schaeberle, RL, :41.
   138 -- Abe Holmes, Ne, major dec. Cody Hohn, RL, 13-1; Brandon Lookenbill, SW, pinned Jacob Martin, NO, :41; Eli Kinnard, CY, tech. fall over Liam McWilliams, YS, 4:55 (15-0); Jordan Dehoff, YCT, major dec. Dakota Dufek, Sus, 9-0.
   145 -- Mike Hartman, SG, dec. Bobby Wildasin, Dt, 3-2; Kyle Stauffer, WY, pinned Steve Salcedo, YS, 2:22; Luke Baldwin, Dt, dec. Leonard Parker, CY, 8-1; Austin Halloway, RL, major dec. Austin Sauble, Sus, 11-2; Shane Hoff, NO, dec. William DelGrande, KD, 5-0.
   152 -- Sammy Miller, Sus, pined Bailey Druck, Dt, 3:56; Kyle Sipe, YCT, dec. Casey Barnett, KD, 8-5; Paul Rodriguez, CY, pinned Derrick Wagaman, Do, 2:51; Tyler Miller, SG, pinned Akil Boatwright, YS, 1:03; Colton Rebert, SW, dec. Patrick Kluyber, RL, 7-0.
   160 -- Ryan Malamphy, Sus, pinned Gunner Holtz, SW, 1:20; Nick Yinger, Ne, pinned Dylan Hartlaub, YCT, 4:16; Tyler Whitecomb, CY, pinned George Bell, NO, :34; Rodney Eid, RL, pinned Andrew Stenshorn, Do, 4:55.
   170 -- Brady Shultz, SW, pinned Jared Gemmill, WY, 3:39; Brody Honeycut, NO, major dec. Nate Stephens, CY, 13-1; Matt Smith, Ne, pinned Thomas Lehman, Do, :37.
   182 -- Austin Kling, YS, pinned Ben Aldinger, YCT, 3:41; Shaheed Mitchell, Do, major dec. Logan Bowman, SW, 8-0; Andy Melhorn, SG, pinned Collin George, CY, 1:43; Zaire Lawrence, Dt, major dec. Tom Bonitz, Sus, 13-3.
   195 -- Sam Lowe, RL, pinned Alex Raffensberger, WY, 4:48. 285 -- Adam Dell, Sus, pinned Hunter Scheivert, WY, 3:16.
  
Championship Bracket
Quarterfinals
   106 -- (1) Zack Clingan, SG, pinned Amspacher, Ne, :22; Lake Laughman, NO, dec. (4) Nick Shields, Dt, 6-4, OT; (3) Logan Feeser, SW, pinned Tyler Zarcone, YS, 1:39; (2) Sam Butler, CY, dec. Jesse Stermer, RL, 6-0.
   113 -- (1) Rodney Sunday, Dt, tech. fall over Sprenkle, RL, 4:17 (16-1); (4) Richard Blaine, CY, major dec. Cole Rinehart, WY, 13-5; (3) Cole Sterrett, SW, pinned Nitchman, NO, :15; (2) Derek Carlisle, SG, pinned Ramos-Torres, YCT, 3:05.
   120 -- (1) Slade Storm, NO, pinned Cristian Amspacher, Ne, 5:07; (3) Calvin Anderson, Do, pinned James Striebig, St, 2:42; (3) Alec Zorbaugh, SG, pinned Joe Landau, 2:46; (2) Zach Holloway, Sus, dec. JD Groff, CY, 5-4.
   126 -- (1) Ross Drawbaugh, Do, pinned Moffit, KD, 1:21; Andrew Toman, YS, dec. (4) Daniel Snyder, Sus, 3-2; (3) Noah Townsley, WY, major dec. Aaron Doll, SW, 12-3; (2) Dakota Laughman, SG, pinned Smith, RL, 1:14.
   132 -- (1) Pat Scarborough, KD, tech. fall over Heffley, Do, 5:33 (20-5); (4) Gary Hake, YCT, pinned Nick Klecker, SW, 4:19; (3) Joel Zepp, NO, pinned Don Crabill, CY, 5:47; (2) Wes Hoover, Dt, major dec. Eisenhrt, Ne, 15-2.
   138 -- (1) Tanner Druck, Dt, pinned Holmes, Ne, 1:37; Lookenbill, SW, dec. (4) Ryan Randolph, WY, 5-2; (3) Nate Williams, Do, pinned Kinnard, CY, 1:18; (2) Mason Bentzel, SG, pinned Dehoff, YCT, :39.
   145 -- Hartman, SG, dec. (1) Anthony Vitacco, Ne, 3-1; (4) Baldwin, Dt, pinned Stauffer, WY, 4:54; Halloway, RL, dec. (3) Cameron Stewart, YCT, 4-0; (2) Logan Ambrose, Do, dec. Hoff, NO, 7-6.
   152 -- (1) Jeb Payne, Ne, tech. fall over Miller, Sus, 4:18 (16-0); (4) Rodriguez, CY, pinned Sipe, YCT, 1:05; Miller, SG, dec. (3) Garrett Stauffer, WY, 3-2; (2) Cory Bixler, NO, dec. Rebert, SW, 7-6.
   160 -- (1) Chance Marsteller, KD, pinned Malamphy, Sus, 1:54; Yinger, Ne, pinned (4) Zach Smith, WY, 3:36; Whitecomb, CY, dec. (3) Austin Barley, SG, 12-6; (2) Cooper Deller, Dt, tech. fall over Eid, RL, 3:47 (15-0).
   170 -- (1) Tyler Schell, RL, pinned Shultz, Do, 3:15; Hunter Stokes, KD, dec. (4) Devin Malamphy, Sus, 8-4; (3) Jonathan Gross, SG, pinned Honeycut, NO, 1:09; (2) Brooks Morrison, Dt, pinned Smith, Ne, 1:43.
   182 -- (1) Korey Eberly, RL, tech. fall over Kling, YS, 5:08 (19-3); Mitchell, Do, dec. (4) Shawn Jacoby, NO, 7-6; Melhorn, SG, pinned (3) Kyle Narber, WY, 4:51; (2) Austin Wilhide, Ne, pinned Lawrence, Dt, 5:01.
   195 -- (1) Jerome Beers, SW, pinned Lowe, RL, :51; (4) Daniel Bisking, Do, dec. David Pelky, Dt, 7-4; (3) Jon Altland, CY, dec. Levi Luckenbaugh, SG, 5-1; (2) Chaim Smith, YS, pinned Enrique Dejesus, YCT, 1:21.
   220 -- (1) Jacob Gemmill, WY, pinned Logan Minnich, CY, 2:28; (4) John Salcedo, YS, pinned Anthony Leese, Ne, 3:27 (3) Brooks Arnold, RL, dec. Cameron Beckman, Do, 3-1; (2) Aram Moffitt, SW, dec. Alex Guinn, SG, 4-2.
   285 -- (1) Nick Lucchesi, YS, pinned Dell, Sus, :20; (4) Michael LoPresti, Do, pinned Cody Lauer, Dt, :37; (3) Devon Ackerman, SW, pinned Mike Lentz, SG, 3:28; (2) Derrick Turner, Ne, pinned Jevenson Villanueva, YCT, 2:49.
  
Semifinals
   106 -- (1) Clingan, SG, dec. Laughman, NO, 5-1; (3) Feeser, SW, dec. (2) Butler, CY, 6-0. 113 -- (1) Sunday, Dt, pinned (4) Blaine, CY, 5:36; (2) Carlisle, SG, dec. (3) Sterrett, SW, 5-0. 120 -- (1) Storm, NO, dec. (4) Anderson, Do, 6-0; (3) Zorbaugh, SG, dec. (2) Holloway, Sus, 6-4.
   126 -- (1) Drawbaugh, Do, pinned Toman, YS, 3:10; (2) Laughman, SG, pinned (3) Townsley, WY, 3:26. 132 -- (1) Scarborough, KD, major dec. (4) Hake, YCT, 15-4; (2) Hoover, Dt, dec. (3) Zepp, NO, 2-1. 138 -- (1) Druck, Dt, tech. fall over Lookinbill, SW, 3:44 (17-0); (2) Bentzel, SG, dec. (3) Williams, 4-0. 145 -- Hartman, SG, dec. (4) Baldwin, Dt, 10-4; Halloway, RL, dec. (2) Ambrose, Do, 5-2. 152 -- (1) Payne, Ne, dec. (4) Rodriguez, CY, 6-3; Miller,SG, dec. (2) Bixler, NO, 4-3. 160 -- (1) Marsteller, KD, pinned Yinger, Ne, 1:54; (2) Deller, Dt, tech. fall over Whitecomb, CY, 4:05 (16-0). 170 -- (1) Schell, RL, pinned Stokes, KD, 5:32; (2) Morrison, Dt, major dec. (3) Gross, SG, 10-2. 182 -- Eberly, RL, dec. Mitchell, Do, 4-0; (2) Wilhide, Ne, major dec. Melhorn, SG, 9-1. 195 -- (1) Beers, SW, dec. (4) Bisking, Do, 4-0; (3) Altland, CY, dec. (2) Smith, YS, 13-11. 220 -- (1) Gemmill, WY, pinned (4) Salcedo, YS, 5:59; (2) Moffitt, SW, dec. (3) Arnold, RL, 3-2. 285 -- (1) Lucchesi, YS, pinned (4) LoPresti, Do, 1:23; (2) Turner, Ne, dec. (3) Ackerman, SW, 2-1, TB.
  
Championship Finals
   106 -- (1) Clingan, SG, dec. (3) Feeser, SW, 5-4. 113 -- (1) Sunday, Dt, dec. (2) Carlisle, SG, 9-4. 120 -- (3) Zorbaugh, SG, dec. (1) Storm, NO, 7-3. 126 -- (2) Laughman, SG, dec. (1) Drawbaugh, Do, 3-1, OT. 132 -- (2) Hoover, Dt, dec. (1) Scarborough, KD, 5-3. 138 -- (1) Druck, Dt, dec. (2) Bentzel, SG, 2-1. 145 -- Hartman, SG, dec. Holloway, RL, 4-0. 152 -- (1) Payne, Ne, dec. Miller, SG, 6-2. 160 -- (1) Marsteller, KD, tech. fall over (2) Deller, Dt, 5:29 (21-6). 170 -- (2) Morrison, Dt, dec. (1) Schell, RL, 3-1. 182 -- (1) Eberly, RL, dec. (2) Wilhide, Ne, 7-4. 195 -- (1) Beers, SW, pinned (3) Altland, CY, 1:56. 220 -- (2) Moffitt, SW, dec. (1) Gemmill, WY, 8-5. 285 -- (2) Turner, Ne, pinned (1) Lucchesi, YS, 5:50.
  
Consolation Bracket
First Round
   106 -- (4) Shields, Dt, pinned Amspacher, Ne, :19; Stermer, RL, tech. fall over Zarcone, YS, 2:48.
   113 -- Rinehart, WY, pinned Sprenkle, RL, 2:48; Nitchman, NO, pinned Ramos-Torres, YCT, 2:21.
   120 -- Striebig, Dt, dec. Amspacher, Ne, 6-5; Groff, CY, pinned Landau, YS, 1:54.
   126 -- Moffit, KD, dec. (4) Snyder, Sus, 4-3; Doll, SW, dec. Smith, RL, 5-0.
   132 -- Heffley, Do, dec. Klecker, SW, 7-5; Crabill, CY, pinned Eisenhart, Ne, 1:47. 138 -- (4) Randolph, WY, tech. fall over Holmes, Ne, 4:55 (16-0); Kinnard, CY, pinned Dehoff, YCT, 1:39.
   145 -- (1) Vitacco, Ne, major dec. K.Stauffer, WY, 13-1; Hoff, NO, dec. Stewart, YCT, 9-7, OT.
   152 -- Miller, Sus, pinned Sipe, CY, 2:13; (3) G.Stauffer, WY, dec. Rebert, SW, 5-1.
   160 -- Smith, WY, tech. fall over R.Malamphy, Sus, 2:47 (17-2); (3) Barley, SG, pinned Eid, RL, :16.
   170 -- Shultz, SW, dec. D.Malamphy, Sus, 6-2; Honeycut, NO, dec. Smith, Ne, 5-2.
   182 -- (4) Jacoby, NO, pinned Kling, YS, 1:19; (3) Narber, WY, dec. Lawrence, Dt, 11-8.
   195 -- Pelky, Dt, dec. Lowe, RL, 1-0; Luckabaugh, SG, dec. Dejesus, YCT, 6-2.
   220 -- Leese, Ne, pinned Minnich, CY, 3:55; Guinn, SG, pinned Beckman, Do, 3:03.
   285 -- Dell, Sus, pinned Lauer, Dt, :55; Lentz, SG, dec. Villanueva, YCT, 9-2.
  
Semifinals
   106 -- (4) Shields, Dt, dec. (3) Butler, CY, 9-4; Laughman, NO, pinned Stermer, RL, 2:48. 113 -- (3) Sterrett, SW, major dec. Rinehart, WY, 9-1; Nitchman, NO, major dec. (4) Blaine, CY, 11-2. 120 -- (2) Holloway, Sus, pinned Striebig, Dt, 1:50; (4) Anderson, Do, dec. Groff, CY, 6-0. 126 -- (3) Townsley, WY, pinned Moffit, KD, 1:27; Doll, SW, dec. Toman, YS, 3-0. 132 -- (3) Zepp, NO, pinned Heffley, Do, 1:49; (4) Hake, YCT, major dec. Crabill, CY, 11-1. 138 -- (3) Williams, Do, major dec. (4) Randolph, WY, 14-2; Lookinbill, SW, pinned Kinnard, CY, 1:44. 145 -- (2) Ambrose, Do, tech. fall over (1) Vitacco, Ne, 4:58 (16-1); Hoff, NO, won by medical forfeit over (4) Baldwin, Dt. 152 -- (2) Bixler, NO, pinned Miller, Sus, 3:40; G.Stauffer, WY, won by disqualification over (4) Rodriguez. 160 -- Whitecomb, Ne, dec. Smith, WY, 9-7; (3) Barley, SG, dec. Yinger, Ne, 11-7. 170 -- (3) Gross, SG, major dec. Shultz, SW, 8-0; Honeycutt, NO, dec. Stokes, KD, 6-3. 182 -- (4) Jacoby, NO, pinned Melhorn, SG, 2:27; (3) Narber pinned Mitchell, Do, 3:37. 195 -- Pelky, Dt, dec. (2) Smith, YS, 2-1; (4) Bisking, Do, dec. Luckabaugh, SG, 2-1. 220 -- (3) Arnold, RL, pinned Leese, Ne, :49; (4) Salcedo, YS, dec. Guinn, SG, 14-13. 285 -- (3) Ackerman, SW, pinned Dell, Sus, 2:22; (4) LoPresti, Do, pinned Lentz, SG, 1:47.
  
Third-Place Matches
   106 -- (4) Shields, Dt, dec. Laughman, NO, 7-4. 113 -- (3) Sterrett, SW, dec. Nitchman, NO, 8-1. 120 -- (4) Anderson, Do, dec. (2) Holloway, Sus, 9-4. 126 -- (3) Townsley, WY, pinned Doll, SW, 2:14. 132 -- Zepp, NO, dec. Hake, YCT, 8-7. 138 -- Williams, Do, dec. Lookinbill, SW, 6-0. 145 -- Ambrose, Do, dec. Hoff, NO, 11-5. 152 -- Bixler, NO, pinned G.Stauffer, WY, 2:49. 160 -- Barley, SG, dec. Whitecomb, CY, 10-4. 170 -- Gross, SG, dec. Honeycut, NO, 3-2. 182 -- Narber, WY, dec. Jacoby, NO, 6-4. 195 -- Pelky, Dt, dec. Bisking, NO, 2-1. 220 -- Arnold, RL, dec. Salcedo, YS, 5-1. 285 -- Ackerman, SW, dec. LoPresti, Do, 2-0.
  
Team Standings/Key
  1. Spring Grove (SG), 159; 2. Dallastown (Dt), 125; 3. South Western (SW), 99; 4. New Oxford (NO), 86; 5. Dover (Do), 75.5; 6. Northeastern (Ne), 67.5; 7. Red Lion (RL), 66.
  8. West York (WY), 60; 9. Kennard-Dale (KD), 43; 10. Central York (CY), 37; 11. York Suburban (YS), 33; 12. Susquehannock (Sus), 15; 13. York County Tech (YCT), 10.