Wrestling notes: South Western's Mowery wins 100th
Rockets' 113-pounder seeks encore after state semifinals appearance last year. (Teddy Feinberg/GameTimePA.com)
South Western’s Chase Mowery became the fourth YAIAA wrestler to reach 100 career wins this season after he picked up five wins at the Waynesboro duals this past weekend.
Mowery picked up three falls, a tech fall and a decision to finish 5-0, helping the Mustangs to the team title with wins over Central York (36-33), Lancaster Catholic (72-12), Mechanicsburg (55-19), Waynesboro (42-35) and West York (54-12).
Mowery is the 11th wrestler in South Western history to reach the 100 win mark.
Here is a look around the YAIAA mats.
District tournament watch
With one week remaining in the regular season, several YAIAA teams find themselves either in the District 3 team tournament field, or on the bubble. Here's a look at who is in and who is in contention, along with their current district rankings.
In: 2. Spring Grove. 9. Gettysburg. 10. Dallastown. 15. South Western.
On the bubble: 18. New Oxford.
In: 2. Bermudian Springs. 8. Delone Catholic.
On the bubble: 10. Kennard-Dale.
Spring Grove, Bermudian Springs, Gettysburg and Dallastown should all make the tournament with their current resumes.
Delone Catholic could be in trouble if it loses to Bermudian Springs on Thursday, but the Squires will also be able to improve their rating with matches next week against Camp Hill and Eastern York. South Western has three matches to go against Central York, Susquehannock and Dover, giving the Mustangs a chance to strengthen their hold on a district berth.
Among the bubble teams, Kennard-Dale can improve its rating with a victory Saturday when the Rams head to Solanco. New Oxford has one match left, against Spring Grove on Thursday to improve its chances.
Spring Grove’s Dalton Rohrbaugh (96-10), Red Lion’s Dylan Gurreri (95-36), Dallastown’s Bryce Shields (96-27), Northeastern’s Blaine Yinger (98-29), Kennard-Dale’s Andrew Barnett (99-28) and Bermudian Springs Noah Fleshman (98-29) are all within striking distance of the milestone.
Wrestlers to reach 100 wins so far this year:
Brian Shermeyer, Delone Catholic – Dec. 10 at Solanco Mule Classic
Zurich Storm, New Oxford – Jan. 7 at the Octorara Duals
Ashton West, Bermudian Springs – Jan. 7 at Lancaster Catholic Duals
Chase Mowery, South Western – Jan. 14 at Waynesboro Duals.
Dallastown duals: Dallastown went 2-1 in the Wildcats' tournament-style duals, falling to Methacton, 35-30 in the finals. Kennard-Dale finished seventh at the duals, beating Hatboro-Horsham, 39-38 in the seventh-place match. Several wrestlers went 3-0 on the day for the Wildcats, led by Bryce Shields who recorded two falls and a tech fall. Andrew Barnett went 3-0 for the Rams.
Gettysburg duals: Bermudian Springs went 5-0 to win the Gettysburg duals. The Eagles beat host Gettysburg (40-28), Camp Hill (61-12), Carlisle (44-25), New Oxford (39-36) and Shippensburg (39-30). Austin Clabaugh, Ashton West and Noah Fleshman each went 5-0 for the Eagles.