From staff reports
DILLSBURG -- James Buchanan pulled off one its biggest wrestling dual meet wins in years Thursday night when the Rockets shocked Northern, 38-34, in a Mid Penn Colonial Division match.
"Everything fell into place for us tonight," JB coach Matt Gordon said. "We won the coin toss and got the matchups we needed and were able to capitalize. Northern is a big wrestling school and was 9-2, so it was a big win for us."
The key match of the night turned out to be at 152 pounds. The Polar Bears' Zach Ross, ranked No. 4 in the state at 145 pounds in Class AAA, moved up to take on JB's Todd Meyers.
Ross earned a takedown to open the scoring. But with 11 seconds left in the first period, Meyers stood up. Ross picked him up off the mat and then slammed him illegally into the mat. When Meyers could not continue, Ross was disqualified and the Rockets picked up six team points.
Gordon said, "They hauled Todd out in an ambulance. Fortunately, everything came back negative -- they said he had a stinger in his neck.
"I don't think what Ross did was intentional. Ross is good and he knows what he's doing and I've never seen him do anything like that. But it was clearly illegal."
James Buchanan (19-11, 2-3 MPC) had plenty of other big wins.
In the third bout of the night, at 285, Devin Reed planted Northern's Tony Reed in 3:47. At 138, Cameron Fox picked up a pin in 3:51.
As expected, Hunter Faith won big at 106, via technical fall, and Austin Tucker stuck his man at 120 in the first period. JB also won three key decisions -- by Blake Egolf (126), Trevor Meyers (145) and Casey Glunt (160).
Egolf shrugged off two stalling points to win 9-4. Trevor Meyers was tied 10-10 at the end of regulation, but notched a quick takedown in overtime to win. Glunt also gave up two stalling points and trailed 2-1, but a takedown with just seconds left delivered a 3-2 victory.
Gordon said, "Fox won a huge match. We were trying to decide where to put him and he made it work out just right. Trevor just out-conditioned his guy."
The Polar Bears (9-3, 3-2 MPC) led 24-20 before the Rockets won four in a row from 138 to 160 to take a 38-24 lead.
James Buchanan 38
195 -- Spencer Egolf (N) won by forfeit
220 -- Nick Lodovici (N) won by forfeit
285 -- Devin Reed (JB) p Tony Reed, 3:47
106 -- Hunter Faith (JB) tf Jason Barbaretta, 15-0, 4:52
113 -- Gunnar Merovich (N) p Marcus Dixon, 5:30
120 -- Austin Tucker (JB) p Jeremy Taylor, 1:46
126 -- Blake Egolf (JB) d Dustin Kope, 9-4
132 -- Gareth Strouse (N) p Jeremiah Lassen, 3:26
138 -- Cameron Fox (JB) p Matt Creavy, 3:51
145 -- Trevor Meyers (JB) d Isaiah Locke, 12-10, OT
152 -- Todd Meyers (JB) disq. Zach Ross, 1:49
160 -- Casey Glunt (JB) d Andy Reed, 3-2
170 -- Michael Worner (N) md Joe Clipp, 13-5
182 -- Kyle Koser (N) p Brady Hornbaker, 2:32
Next match: Thursday, home vs. Gettysburg, 7. MPC COLONIAL
Thursday, at Shippensburg
Mid Penn Colonial Div. match
Shippensburg won for the fifth consecutive time, capturing an easy victory over Greencastle-Antrim ... Of the Greyhounds' 7 wins that weren't a forfeit, all 7 came by pin ... Ben Martin (220 pounds) picked up the fastest of the night -- and fastest of any area wrestler this year -- when he ended his bout in just 10 seconds ... Derek Watson (120) took just 27 seconds for his pin ... Other pinners for Ship (7-4, 4-1 MPC) were Jared Furry (126), Ben McCurdy (138), Tom LaRue (145), Alex Ruquet (152) and Preston Thomas (170) ... For the Blue Devils (0-5, 0-5 MPC), Cody Carbaugh (106), now 11-1, and Wade Rider (113) scored falls and Jake Heuer (132) won the only decision of the evening.
Shippensburg 66, Greencastle 15
126 -- Jared Furry (S) p Aaron Grossman, 3:24
132 -- Jake Heuer (GA) d Nathan Coldsmith, 11-6
138 -- Ben McCurdy (S) p Ryan Wolf, 3:21
145 -- Tom LaRue (S) p Nick Dattilio, 5:23
152 -- Alex Ruquet (S) p Aryan Bowen, 0:39
160 -- Chris Williams (S) won by forfeit
170 -- Preston Thomas (S) p Dexter Miller, 2:49
182 -- Dylan Herb (S) won by forfeit
195 -- Brandon Stitt (S) won by forfeit
220 -- Ben Martin (S) p Dwight Henning, 0:10
285 -- Cary Hess (S) won by forfeit
106 -- Cody Carbaugh (GA) p Daquan Woods, 2:37
113 -- Wade Rider (GA) p Justin Evans, 3:37
120 -- Derek Watson (S) p Mirsosan Mirzobahkodur, 0:27
Next match: G-A: Saturday, at Gettysburg Tournament, 9 ... Ship: Saturday, at Juniata Duals (vs. Trinity in first match), 9.
Thursday, at Gettysburg
Mid Penn Colonial Div. match
Waynesboro fell to Gettysburg ... The Indians (6-5, 2-4 MPC) gave up four forfeits in their fourth straight loss of the season ... Jordan Stouch earned the biggest win of the night for the Warriors (13-7, 2-3 MPC) when he earned a 13-5 major decision over Jesse Smith at 152 pounds ... Tyler Warner (132) and Wes Cline (138) had Waynesboro's only pins.
Gettysburg 37, Waynesboro 28
106 -- Lane Sherman (G) d Aaron Layman, 5-1
113 -- Colby Mowen (W) tf Conner Smith, 4:11
120 -- Nate LaPole (W) d Jacob Miller, 8-3
126 -- Jesse Stouch (G) d Issac Swink (W), 9-6
132 -- Tyler Warner (W) p Josh Boehner, 4:35
138 -- Wes Cline (W) p Mitchel Hoffman, 1:26
145 -- Trey Andree (W) tf Chase Balderas, 4:00
152 -- Jordan Stouch (G) md Jesse Smith, 13-5
160 -- Darren Hartzell (G) d Sam Masters, 8-2
170 -- Jake Sharrah (G) won by forfeit
182 -- Nathaniel Frias (G) won by forfeit
195 --Corey Hardman (G) won by forfeit
220 -- Andrew Paterno (W) d Scott Six, 5-3
285 -- Josh Havens (G) won by forfeit
Next match: Thursday, at Chambersburg, 7:30.
Blue Storm go 0-3
Wednesday, at Shepherdstown, W.Va.
Washington Quad meet
Mercersburg Academy was forced to forfeit 4 weights in each match was was defeated by Washington (51-30), Hedgesville (66-16) and Hampshire (42-36) ... John San Fillippo scored 2 pins and a major decision to move his record to 14-0 for the Blue Storm (1-6) ... First-year wrestlers Vini Nobrega, Samil Isik and Alfred Hylton-Dei each scored a pin vs. Hampshire ... Mercersburg assistant coach Jason Bershatsky said, "We have seen a great deal of improvement as the season has progressed, which gives us confidence heading into the second half of the season."
Next match: Saturday, at Bullis.