HERSHEY -- Two YAIAA wrestlers earned victories in Friday's quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships, now one step from a shot at a state championship.

Central York's Dylan Chatterton (106) and Kennard-Dale's Chance Marsteller (160) will compete in the Class AAA semifinals this morning at 9 a.m. at Hershey's Giant Center, assuring themselves a medal to bring home.

Three other league competitors -- Dallastown's Rodney Sunday (126), Spring Grove's Mason Bentzel (145) and Eastern York's Alex Cooley (195) -- earned victories during consolation action to clinch PIAA hardware.

Chatterton (30-2) registered the initial takedown of Michael Scheetz from Northampton 42 seconds into the bout. Chatterton, a freshman, turned his sophomore opponent to his back and nailed down the fall with just seconds remaining in the first period. It was Chatterton's second pin in as many matches in his first appearance at the state tournament.

His semifinal opponent is Solanco's Connor Sheehan (35-4). The junior won the District 3 title two weeks ago but Chatterton, who finished third in that tournament, lost in the other semifinal match.

Marsteller, looking for gold medal No. 3, was his usual dominating self against Abner Thompson of Academy Park.

The junior racked up three takedowns and a three-point near-fall to sprint out to a 9-2 lead after the first period. He finished off the 3:20 technical fall with two more takedowns and six back points in the second period.

Marsteller (38-0) will face Greater Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky (40-1) in the semifinals. Zavatsky beat Easton's Evan Disora in the quarterfinals.

Kennard Dale’s Chance Marsteller fights for control of the mat with Academy Park’s Abner Thomson during Friday’s 160-pound Class AAA
Kennard Dale's Chance Marsteller fights for control of the mat with Academy Park's Abner Thomson during Friday's 160-pound Class AAA quarterfinal bout. Marsteller moves onto the semifinals on Saturday morning. (The Evening Sun - Shane Dunlap)

In another quarterfinal, Bentzel went head-to-head with one of the 145-pound favorites, Solomon Chishko of Canon-McMillan. After scoreless first period, the 9-0 Chishko, who missed the entire regular season with an elbow injury, scored an escape and a takedown in the second period before riding out the Bentzel for a 3-1 decision.

Bentzel (41-5) came back with a solid 8-4 decision over Southern Lehigh's Matthew Mirth in the consolation, grabbing three back points with a cradle.

"I was really impressed with how he took the loss. He bounced back really well," Spring Grove coach Tony Miller said.

Next up is Brian Estep out of District 7's Allderdice. The winner earns a top-six finish.

Sunday and Cooley both won bouts against quarterfinal losers to put themselves into the medal round.

At 126, Sunday produced a 5-2 decision over Punxsutawney freshman Kaleb Young. The junior will take on Colby Frank of Owen J. Roberts in this morning's consolation bracket.

Cooley, a 2012 PIAA medalist in Class AA, clinched his second state medal with a tight 1-0 decision over Parkland's Omar Haddad. His next opponent is a fellow District 3 competitor, Jan Johnson of Governor Mifflin. Johnson is the district champion.

Five YAIAA wrestlers saw their seasons end with consolation losses Friday afternoon, including four who earned preliminary round wins on Thursday.

Spring Grove's Zack Clingan (120), West York's Kyle Narber (170) and the Dallastown duo of Tanner Druck (152) and Cooper Deller (182) each lost quarterfinal round matches and then were unable to bounce back with a consolation win.

Narber's day was easily the toughest one of them all.

Against Chartiers Valley's Noah Wilps in the quarterfinals, the junior earned a stall point with three seconds left in regulation to tie the score at three. The bout went to the ultimate tiebreaker where Wilps was able to escape for the 5-4 win with 18 seconds left.

Narber then dropped a 3-2 heartbreaker in consolations to Nicolino Sevi of Nazareth.

Dallastown's Wes Hoover lost his only match Friday in a second-round consolation match at 138.

 

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    Class AAA
    Quarterfinals
       106 -- Tyrone Klump, Nazareth dec. Joe Wheeling, General McLane, 5-4; Luke Pletcher, Latrobe tech. fall Edgar Garcia, Avon Grove, 20-5, 2:42; Connor Sheehan, Solanco dec. Shae Bloom, DuBois, 7-2; Dylan Chatterton, Central York pinned Michael Scheetz, Northampton, 1:44.
       113 -- Ethan Lizak, Parkland dec. Tanner Shoap, Chambersburg, 3-2; Scott Parker, Pennridge dec. Jake Gromacki, Erie Cathedral Prep, 3-2; Zach Fuentes, Norristown dec. Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County, 7-3; A.C. Headlee, Waynesburg dec. Derek Gulotta, Owen J. Roberts, 3-1.
       120 -- Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan major dec. Zack Clingan, Spring Grove, 18-5; Vincenzo Joseph, Central Catholic dec. Paul Deitz, McDowell, 6-2; Zach Valley, Northampton dec. Zach Ulerick, Middletown, 2-1; Sam Krivus, Hempfield (Dist. 7) tech. fall Tyler Tarasi, Nazareth, 15-0, 4:57.
       126 -- Tyler Walker, North Hills dec. Kaleb Young, Punxsutawney, 12-7; Michael Kemerer, Franklin Regional major dec. Colby Frank, Owen J. Roberts, 14-2; Kyle Krasavage, Wyoming Valley West dec. Dustin Rook, Big Spring, 2-1; Connor Schram, Canon-McMillan tech. fall Chase Zemanak, Nazareth, 20-5, 5:27.
       132 -- Francesco Fabozzi, Central Bucks East pinned Nick Gibson, Erie McDowell, 5:23; Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional dec. Robert Rizzolino, Easton, 7-1; Ethan Kenney, Connellsville dec. Christian Stone, Clearfield, 6-5; Patrick Duggan, Cumberland Valley dec. Drew Walker, North Hills, 7-2.
       138 -- Joe Galasso, Father Judge dec. John Dutrow, Council Rock North, 5-2; Josh Maruca, Franklin Regional dec. Chad Wickard, Big Spring, 3-1; Tyson Dippery, Central Dauphin tech. fall Josh Ortman, Parkland, 15-0, 3:29; T.J. Brandt, Altoona major dec. Jesse Rodgers, North Allegheny, 9-0.
       145 -- Chris Vassar, Cedar Cliff dec. Matt Hammerstone Crestwood, 6-3; Josh Shields, Franklin Regional dec. Adam Smith, Manheim Township, 4-2; Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan dec. Mason Bentzel, Spring Grove, 3-1; Nolan Barger Clearfield dec. Kevin Synan, Hampton, 9-4.
       152 -- Heath Coles, Norwin dec. Tanner Druck, Dallastown, 7-2; T.C. Warner, Cumberland Valley dec. Dan Krysiak, Cathedral Prep, 8-2; Garett Hammond, Chambersburg tech. fall Brendan Burnham, Pine-Richland, 16-0, 2:48; Tyler Reinhart, Greensburg Salem dec. Austin Rose, Central Dauphin, 2-1 UTB.
       160 -- Zack Zavatsky, Latrobe dec. Evan Disora, Easton, 8-1; Chance Marsteller, Kennard Dale tech. fall Abner Thompson, Academy Park, 19-4, 3:20; Zach Voytek, Greensburg Salem dec. Tyree Spearman, McDowell, 3-2; Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin dec. Justin Staudenmayer, Plymouth Whitemarsh, 4-2.
       170 -- Cody Wiercioch, Canon-McMillan major dec. Tom Sleigh, DuBois, 11-3; Colton Peppelman, Central Dauphin dec. Dominic Rigous, Central Bucks South, 3-0; Noah Wilps, Chartiers Valley dec. Kyle Narber, West York, 5-4 UTB; Joe Gartland, Penncrest dec. Jake Young, Freedom (Dist. 11), 10-5.
       182 -- Brett Harner, Norristown dec. Alex DeCiantis, North Allegheny, 6-2; Marcus Johnson, Governor Mifflin dec. Nezar Haddad, Parkland, 6-0; Jacob Taylor, Bald Eagle Area dec. Gordon Bolig, Owen J. Roberts, 3-2; Tyler Greene, Easton dec. Cooper Deller, Dallastown, 9-4.
       195 -- Jake Hart, Hampton dec. Jan Johnson, Governor Mifflin, 4-3; Landon Hanna, DuBois dec. Omar Haddad, Parkland, 6-5; Matt McCutcheon, Kiski Area pinned P.J. Steinmetz, Council Rock South, 6:55 OT; Jovon Reyes, Dieruff dec. Tommy Rayhart, Big Spring, 11-7.
       220 -- Evan Kauffman, Freedom (Dist. 11) dec. Nathan Sharkey, Bald Eagle Area, 2-1; Thomas Haines, Solanco dec. Michael Boykins, Coatesville, 4-1; Zach DeLuca, Central Catholic dec. Jake Gunning, Liberty, 5-3; Jordan Wood, Boyertown dec. Shaun Heist, Parkland, 6-1.
       285 -- Andrew Welton, Erie Central Tech dec. Joey Goodhart, Hempfield (Dist. 3), 5-2; Brad Emerick, Coughlin dec. Tracey Green, Methacton, 4-1; Aaron Bradley, Nazareth dec. Bo Spiller, Solanco, 5-1; Shane Kuhn, Kiski Area dec. Tom Devenney, Warwick, 3-2.
      
    Consolation Second Round
       106 -- Michael Scheetz, Northampton pinned Devin Schnupp, Warwick, 0:44; Zach Elvin, Central Dauphin dec. Shae Bloom, DuBois, 8-1; Edgar Garcia, Avon Grove pinned Jacob Lizak, Parkland, 1:54; Gage Curry, North Hills dec. Joe Wheeling, General McLane, 7-3.
       113 -- Derek Gulotta, Owen J. Roberts dec. A.J. Wilkins, Gateway, 11-4; Dom Forys, North Allegheny dec. Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County, 7-2; Jake Gromacki, Erie Cathedral Prep tech. fall Todd Hetrick, Northampton, 18-2, 4:55; Tanner Shoap, Chambersburg dec. Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, 4-2.
       120 -- Ben Ross, Pennridge pinned Tyler Tarasi, Nazareth, 2:47; Ronnie Perry Solanco dec. Zach Ulerick, Middletown, 3-1; Michael Marino, Garnet Valley dec. Paul Deitz, McDowell, 2-1; Joey Fick, Oley Valley major dec. Zack Clingan, Spring Grove, 10-2.
       126 -- Chase Zemanak, Nazareth dec. Eddie Kriczky, Boyertown, 6-0; Dustin Rook, Big Spring dec. Colby Ems, East Stroudsburg South, 11-5; Colby Frank, Owen J. Roberts dec. Dylan Graham, Clearfield, 5-4; Rodney Sunday, Dallastown dec. Kaleb Young, Punxsutawney, 5-2.
       132 -- Drew Walker, North Hills dec. Alex Smith, Manheim Township, 9-7; Bryce Killian, Middletown dec. Christian Stone, Clearfield, 4-3; Robert Rizzolino, Easton dec. Nick Cook, Garden Spot, 6-5; Jalen Palmer, Delaware Valley dec. Nick Gibson, Erie McDowell, 8-3.
       138 -- Jesse Rodgers, North Allegheny major dec. Ben Metzler, Manheim Central, 12-0; Josh Ortman, Parkland dec. Cole Franklin, Emmaus, 7-3; Chad Wickard, Big Spring dec. Shane Ruhnke, Great Valley, 10-5; John Dutrow, Council Rock North major dec. Wes Hoover, Dallastown, 10-0.
       145 -- Brian Estep, Allderdice major dec. Kevin Synan, Hampton, 11-1; Mason Bentzel, Spring Grove dec. Matthew Mirth, Southern Lehigh, 8-4; Adam Smith, Manheim Township dec. John Dambro, Garnet Valley, 9-3; Matt Hammerstone Crestwood dec. Ryan O'Connor, Neshaminy, 2-1.
       152 -- Austin Rose, Central Dauphin major dec. Joe Dephillipo, Monsignor Bonner, 10-1; Brendan Burnham, Pine-Richland major dec. Jeffrey Reimel, North Penn, 11-2; Dan Krysiak, Cathedral Prep dec. Mike Sutton, General McLane, 3-2; Raymond Nicosia, Pocono Mountain East pinned Tanner Druck, Dallastown, 1:36.
       160 -- Justin Staudenmayer, Plymouth Whitemarsh dec. Mitchell Ramsey, Mechanicsburg, 3-1; Tyree Spearman, McDowell dec. Ehrin Lee, Titusville, 3-2 UTB; Bobby Fehr, Northampton dec. Abner Thompson, Academy Park, 10-3; Ossie Bowers, General McLane dec. Evan Disora, Easton, 4-1.
       170 -- Jake Young, Freedom (Dist. 11) dec. Cody Seibert, Big Spring, 4-2 OT; Nicolino Sevi, Nazareth dec. Kyle Narber, West York, 7-6; Dominic Rigous, Central Bucks South dec. Ernest Fogle, Pocono Mountain East, 5-1; Tom Sleigh, DuBois dec. Kellan Stout, Mt. Lebanon, 3-1.
       182 -- Martin Strenk, Delaware Valley dec. Cooper Deller, Dallastown, 8-5; Gordon Bolig, Owen J. Roberts dec. Drew Phipps, Norwin, 3-1; Adam Nickelson, Belle Vernon dec. Nezar Haddad, Parkland, 4-2 OT; Alex DeCiantis, North Allegheny dec. Alex Price, North Penn, 4-1.
       195 -- Tommy Rayhart, Big Spring major dec. Matt Wagner, Delaware Valley, 13-0; P.J. Steinmetz, Council Rock South dec. Jeff Pickel, Lampeter Strasburg, 6-5; Alex Cooley, Eastern York dec. Omar Haddad, Parkland, 1-0; Jan Johnson, Governor Mifflin dec. Alen Turcinhodzic, North Hills, 2-1.
       220 -- Tyler Callender, Council Rock North dec. Shaun Heist, Parkland, 6-3; Alex Campbell, Canon-McMillan dec. Jake Gunning, Liberty, 8-3; Michael Boykins, Coatesville major dec. Rodjecko Christian, Westinghouse, 11-3; Nathan Sharkey, Bald Eagle Area dec. Cole Macek, Montour, 3-2 TB.
       285 -- Tom Devenney, Warwick dec. Sean Snodgrass, Downingtown East, 1-0; Cary Hess, Shippensburg pinned Bo Spiller, Solanco, 3:42; Tracey Green, Methacton dec. Luke Fleck, Franklin Regional, 2-1 TB; Austin Rosenberry, Altoona dec. Joey Goodhart, Hempfield, 6-3.
    Team Standings
       1. Canon-McMillan 40; 2. Central Dauphin 36; 3. Franklin Regional 33.5; 4. Nazareth 28; 5. Parkland 24; 6. Solanco 22.5; 7. Northampton 20; 8. Kiski Area 18; 8. Norristown 18; 10. Greater Latrobe 17.5; 25. Central York, 11; 25. Dallastown 11; 31. Kennard-Dale 10.5; 38. Spring Grove 8; 69.Eastern York 3; 72. West York 2; 92. South Western 0.