News from January...2006

GM Wrestlers Win District 10 AAA Team Duals!!!

The General McLane wrestlers soundly defeated Cathedral Prep, 51-13 in the semi final round and then knocked off top seed McDowell, 34-26. The win over McDowell was anything but easy. McLane trailed nearly the entire match. But Manley Lupher came out at 119 lbs. with a big momentum changing win.

But first, the semi finals. The match between GM and Prep started at 145 lbs. Dale Sanders got things off to a great start by upsetting Randall Wagner. Wagner got the initial takedown but Dale shut him down after that. Sanders tied it at 2 with a reversal, then in the second stanza he escaped, hit a single and then switched to a double leg at the edge of the mat to take a 5-2 lead. In the third period, Dale used a front headlock and spin behind for a takedown and was awarded two stalling points. He cruised to a 9-2 decision.

Prep got a fall at 152 and took a 6-3 lead, but Lou Decker got it right back by pinning Carnell Muhammed at 160. Prep forfeited the next two weight classes to Clay Steadman and Ben Rucker. That put the Lancers on top by a 21-6 count. At 215 lbs. Kyle Goss scored 4 takedowns on Caleb Wesman in the first period. On the fourth takedown, Goss tied up Wesman in a front headlock, underhooked him and took the Rambler to his back for the fall.

At heavyweight, Shawn McFadden used a penalty point and a reversal for a 3-0 win. That made it, GM 30 Prep 6. Prep won a 6-0 decision at 103, but Cyrus Parlin got McLane back on track at 112. Cyrus gave up an initial takedown, but then escaped. He worked a front headlock for 2 point takedown and took a 3-2 lead. Parlin escaped again with 35 seconds remaining in the second period to build a 4-2 lead, then used a couple of turks and a tilt for back points. He ended up on the winning side of a 14-2 major decision. Prep scored their last points of the meet with a major decision at 119.

Eric Zelina scored a takedown on a shrug with 12 seconds left in the first period of the 125 lbs. bout with Steve Zoni. Zelina held on to win an exciting, but low scoring bout 2-0. Brandon Saraceno majored Anthony Blasczcjck at 130 and Donald Osinski beat Nick Milano, 7-1. to make it, 45-13 McLane. Hadley Harrison anchored the match at 140 and pinned Sean Obringer in 41 seconds. Final score McLane-51 Prep-13. While the Lancers were on their way to the D10 finals, McDowell was busy beating Conneaut Lake, 35-28 in the other semi final matchup.

The McDowell and General McLane rematch was expected to be a tight contest and it was. The match started at 152 where Brian Clark dropped a 7-6 decision to third ranked (D10), Chris Frits. Lou Decker nearly upset state ranked, Nathan Kucnick at 160. Decker got the first takedown and took a 2-0 lead into the second period, but was unable to escape. Kucnick chose the bottom position in the third and scored a reversal to knot the score at 2. That sent the bout in to overtime, where Kucnick pulled it out with a takedown. That made it 6-0, McDowell.

Clay Steadman got the Lancers on the scoreboard with a solid 5-0 decision over Terry Sedney at 171. That's when Coach Cook decided to take a gamble. He sent Ben Rucker out at 189 lbs. to face state ranked, Jeremy Little. The strategy was to hopefully get out of the 189 pound bout without giving up bonus points and then send Kyle Goss out at 215 to go for a pin. Rucker wrestled a smart match. Little could only muster enough scoring for a three point decision. Then Kyle Goss came out and made Coach Cook's gamble pay off. Goss brought John Anthony to the mat with a front headlock, then used an underhook to take the Trojan to his back for the fall in 36 seconds. That tied the score at 9.

McDowell went back out in front, 21-9 on three consecutive wins, a decision at 275 lbs., a tech fall by Steve Mancuso at 103, and a major by Kenny Hammer at 112. The Lancers needed something big to happen at that point if they were going to stay in the match and Manley Lupher made it happen. He brought the cheering McLane fans to their feet when he took down and then decked the fourth ranked 119 pounder in the District, Dave Engel in a double grapevine at the 1:17 mark. Lupher pulled his team to within 6 points of the Trojans and McLane's big guns were still to come.

Eric Zelina used three takedowns to cruise to a 10-1 major decision over Lewis-Jones at 125. That made the score, McDowell 21, McLane-19. Brandon Saraceno used a first period takedown and cradle to take a big lead at 130 lbs. He reversed Matt McCullough in the second period and was ahead, 11-2 when he gave the Lancer team their first lead of the night ( 25-21), by flattening McCullough at the 2:29 mark.

The Trojans got the lead back with an unexpected pin by James Zuendel at 135 lbs. The pin turned out to be worth only 5 points however, because Zeundal threw his headgear at the end of the bout and McDowell was penalized 1 team point. McDowell held a 26-25 lead at that point, but GM's big guns were coming up.

Donald Osinski beat a very game Travis Booth, at 140 lbs. Donald scored the first takedown, then Booth escaped and hit a double leg takedown to take a 3-2 lead. Osinski scored a reversal to make it 4-3, then rode out his opponent in the second period. In the third stanza, Booth was on top with legs in, but Osinski managed to slip out the back door. He held on for an 8-5 decision. That put GM back in front front for good, 28-26. Hadley Harrison scored five first period takedowns on Jon Salmon to take a 10-4 lead. Harrison worked hard for a fall for nearly two full periods before he was able to deck the Trojan at the 5:50 mark. Final Score, General McLane-34, McDowell-26.


Notes From the District 10 AAA Duals:

Manley Lupher's pin against McDowell was huge. Things were not looking good after a couple of unexpected losses and the Lancers on the short end of a 21-9 score. It got the team fired up again and gave the momentum back to McLane.

Coach Cook deserves a lot of credit for making a gutsy call. He sent Rucker out at 189 and Goss at 215. It was a move that could have backfired, but both wrestlers did their jobs well.

The GM team recorded 7 more falls last night. That brought their season total to 152, fourth best in the state according to PA Sports Beat.

Hadley Harrison scored his 114th and 115th career wins last night. He needs two more wins to become the second winningest wrestler in General McLane history. Donald Osinski secured career wins, 108 and 109 last night. He needs to one more win to tie Hudson Harrison for 6th on the all time list.

Eric Zelina's four takedowns last night, gave him 144 for his career. That puts him at #12 on the "Career Takedowns" list, right behind Frank Myers' 145. Brandon Saraceno has also made the record books. He is 8th on the "Career Escapes" list with 65 and 6th for "Career Reversals" with 54.

Kyle Goss went 2-0 at the Duals. He became the third McLane wrestler to reach 30 wins on the season. Both of Kyle's wins were by fall, giving him 23 on the year. That is the fourth most ever by a Lancer wrestler, in a single season. Shawn McFadden and Cyrus Parlin each notched their 20th wins of the season at the D10 Team Duals.

This is General McLane's second District 10 Team Duals title. The Lancers last won it in 2003, under Coach Mulholland and Assistant Ryan Cook when they beat McDowell and then Cathedral Prep.

Hershey Here We Come!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Semi Final Round:

145: Dale Sanders (GM) dec Randall Wagner, 9-2
152: Jason Ardillo (CP) pinned Brian Clark, 5:16
160: Lou Decker (GM) pinned Carnell Muhammad, 1:46
171: Clay Steadman (GM) won by forfeit
189: Ben Rucker (GM) won by forfeit
215: Kyle Goss (GM) pinned Caleb Wesman, 2:18
275: Shawn McFadden (GM) dec Frank Vento, 3-0
103: Rocco Wellek (CP) dec Keith Scharrer, 6-0
112: Cyrus Parlin (GM) maj dec Chris Squeglia, 14-2
119: Joe McCullough (CP) maj dec Manley Lupher, 12-0
125: Eric Zelina (GM) dec Steve Zoni, 2-0
130: Brandon Saraceno (GM) maj dec Anthony Blaszczyk, 9-1
135: Donald Osinski (GM) maj dec Nick Milano, 7-1
140: Hadley Harrison (GM) pinned Sean Obringer, :41

145: Travis Booth (Mc) tech fall Josh Krueger, 16-0 (4:33)
152: Matt Morian (CL) dec Chris Frits, 10-7
160: Terry Sedney (Mc) pinned Dan Tursky, 3:27
171: Nathan Kucnick (Mc) dec John Smith, 9-5
189: Jeremy Little (Mc) dec Kory Hubbard, 3-1
215: Jordan Heberle (CL) pinned John Anthony, 5:25
275: Kris Tursky (CL) dec Charles Wilson, 4-0
103: Steve Mancuso (Mc) pinned Cass Custard, 2:41
112: Matt Laird (CL) maj dec Kenny Hammer, 9-0
119: David Engel (Mc) pinned Tyler Thomas, 3:46
125: Matt Lewis-Jones (Mc) dec Sam Juracco, 10-4
130: Matt McCullough (Mc) dec Lucas Morian, 4-0
135: Clint Copeland (CL) won by forfeit
140: Cash Horne (CL) won by forfeit



152: Chris Frits (Mc) dec Brian Clark, 7-6
160: Nathan Kucnick (Mc) dec Lou Decker, 4-2 (OT)
171: Clay Steadman (GM) dec Terry Sedney, 5-0
189: Jeremy Little (Mc) dec Ben Rucker, 7-3
215: Kyle Goss (GM) pinned John Anthony, :36
275: Charles Wilson (Mc) dec Shawn McFadden, 2-1
103: Steve Mancuso (Mc) tech fall Keith Scharrer, 23-8 (4:52)
112: Kenny Hammer (Mc) maj dec Cyrus Parlin, 16-5
119: Manley Lupher (GM) pinned Dave Engel, 1:17
125: Eric Zelina (GM) maj dec Matt Lewis-Jones, 10-1
130: Brandon Saraceno (GM) pinned Matt McCullough, 2:29
135: James Zuendel (Mc) pinned Glen Sult, 3:18
140: Donald Osinski (GM) dec Travis Booth, 8-5
145 Hadley Harrison (GM) pinned Jon Salmon, 5:50

McDowell was penalized one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct following the 135-pound bout.



Short Handed Lancer Wrestling Team
Finishes 3rd at Seneca Valley Tournament

General McLane, short one wrestler still managed to place a close 3rd, just behind 11th ranked Indian Valley and Greater Latrobe at Saturday's Seneca Valley Tournament. The Lancers ended the tournament with 161 points, just four shy of Greater Latrobe's 165 and Indian Valley's 192.

Nine GM wrestlers placed at Seneca Valley. Donald Osinski and Hadley Harrison both claimed titles. Eric Zelina and Kyle Goss made the finals and took runnerup honors. Brandon Saraceno, Lou Decker and Shawn McFadden claimed 3rd. Keith Scharrer and Cyrus Parlin both placed 4th.

Donald Osinski was never seriously challanged in the 135 lbs. class. He pinned Ambridge's Angelo Aquino in less than a minute in the quarters and followed with a 7-1 trouncing of Latrobe's Adam Heydorn in the semis. In the finals, Donald posted a 5-0 shutout over Westmont Hilltop's TJ Polacek.

Hadley Harrison rumbled through the 140 lbs. weight class. He pinned Indian Valley's Nick Myers, posted an 18-2 technical fall over Westmont Hilltop's Drew Golias and won by injury default in 42 seconds over Seneca Valley's Lee Layton in the finals.

Eric Zelina dominated his first two opponents at 125 lbs. to make the finals. He decked Seneca Valley's Steve Danylo in 1:24 in the quarters and posted a 14-2 major decision over Latrobe's Bill Lechner. In the finals, Zelina ran in to Indian Valley's Adam Will. Zelina gave Will all he could handle, but ended up on the short end of a 14-10 barn burner.

Kyle Goss won an 8-4 decision in the quarter finals of the 189 lbs. weight class over Latrobe's Nick Gigliotti. In the semis, Kyle was locked in a tight, back and forth battle until he caught and threw Indian Valley's Skylar Roming to his back and secured his 21st pin of the season. In the finals, Goss lost to Chartiers Houston's, state ranked Phil Henderson 6-1.

At 130 lbs. Brandon Saraceno won his quarter finals match by fall over Freedom's Josh Wine. He lost a heart breaking 1-0 decison to Westmont Hilltop's Kyle Patton in the semis. Brandon then posted back to back wins, a 17-0 tech fall and a 7-4 decision in the consi finals to claim 3rd place.

Lou Decker (160 lbs.) took 3rd. He pinned Seneca Valley's Austin Kanfoush in the quarter finals, then suffered his only loss in the tournament when he dopped a 6-4 decision to state ranked Kameron Zitelli of Greater Latrobe in the semis. Decker came back and pinned his next two opponents to take 3rd.

Heavyweight, Shawn McFadden won by fall over Freedom's Justin Harmon just before the final buzzer in the quarter finals. He suffered his only loss in the tournament to eventual champ, Chris Dempsey of Ambridge in the semi final round. Shawn came back strong and posted a 5-0 win over Latrobe's TJ Rosa in the consi semis, then grabbed 3rd place with a a 3-1 overtime win in the consi finals.

Keith Scharrer took 4th place at 103 lbs. He racked up an 11-9 decison over Seneca Valley's Grant Evans in the quaters when he scored a takedown in overtime. Keith lost in the semis, to Latrobe's state ranked Nathan Pennesi. He made the consi finals when he beat Westmont Hilltop's Devin Dorian, 8-4.

Cyrus Parlin placed 4th in the 112 lbs. weight division. Cyrus lost his first bout to TJ Keklak (Westmont Hilltop) by a 6-1 score, then beat Seneca Valley's Steve Fiato by fall. Parlin posted a another solid, 8-3 win over Brian Nicolli in the consi semis.

Jake Carter didn't place but did go 3-2 with 2 falls and a major decision. Manley Lupher contributed 2 wins (1 fall and 1major) and Dale Sanders also added a win to the GM cause.


Notes From Seneca Valley:

The Lancer Team certainly would have finished 2nd and could have come close to winning the Seneca Valley Tournament if it hadn't been for the absence of B. Clark, who was taking S.A.T.'s. The GM wrestlers held their own against 11th ranked Indian Valley, winning 3 of 5 head-to-head bouts. They also split 8 head-to-head bouts with WPIAL Section 1-AAA powerhouse, Greater Latrobe.

Shawn McFadden should be proud of his valiant effort in the consolation finals. He was leading his opponent 1-0 late in the bout and was trying to work a power half, when he was hit with a very controversial stalling call. That knotted the score at 1-1, but McFadden pulled it out by giving 100% and scoring a takedown in overtime. Great job Shawn.

Lou Decker led the team with 3 falls at the Seneca Valley Tournament. Decker has 32 career falls and is inching closer to the record book in the "career falls" category. One of the opponents Lou pinned Saturday was Grant McCabe, who was ranked 22nd in the state in AA.

Hadley Harrison became the first Lancer wrestler to crack the 30 win mark this season. He secured win #30 in the semifinals and #31 in the finals. Hadley also passed brother Hudson, two-time state placewinner Greg Leehan and former teammate Branden Stearns on the career wins list. He is now the third winningest wrestler in McLane history with 113. Hadley's name also showed up in W.I.N. Magazine's National High School Rankings. Harrison is ranked 17th in the nation at 140 lbs. Congratulations.

Brandon Saraceno just entered the G.M. record books with his 54th career reversal. That ties him for 6th place all-time with former standout, Greg Leehan. Brandon also beat 17th ranked (AAA) Adam Steele of Greensburg-Salem last weekend at the Lewistown Duals and just missed beating #12 (AA), Kyle Patton of Westmont Hilltop, when he dropped a 1-0 decision at Seneca Valley..

The team picked up another 13 falls at Seneca Valley to run their season total to 145. As of January 29th that is the 4th highest total reported in the state according to PA Sports Beat.


Team Scores: (1) Indian Valley-192, (2) Greater Latrobe-165, (3) General McLane-161,
(4) Butler-122 1/2, (5) Westmont Hilltop-117, (6) Clearfield-106

Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2006 Seneca Valley Tournament

103-Keith Scharrer

Prelim: bye
QF: Scharrer dec Grant Evans (Sen Val) 11-9 (OT)
SF: Nathan Pennesi (G Latr) pinned Scharrer 1:39
Cons SF: Scharrer dec Devin Dorian (W Hilltop) 8-4
Cons F: Rob Runyan (Butl) dec Scharrer 10-3

Tourn. Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)


112-Cyrus Parlin

Prelim: bye
QF: TJ Keklak (W Hilltop) dec Parlin 6-1
Cons QF: Parlin pinned Steve Fiato (Sen Val) 4:27
Cons SF: Parlin dec Brian Nicolli (Butl) 8-3
Cons F: Tyler Bedelyon dec (Ind Val) dec Parlin 5-0

Tourn. Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)


119-Manley Lupher

Prelim: Lupher maj dec Brent Torres (Freed) 11-3
QF: Ian McLaughlin (Butl) pinned Lupher 2:20
Cons QF: Lupher pinned Ryan Levine (U St Cl) 2:08
Cons SF: Pat Dumire (W Hilltop) pinned Lupher 2:03

Tourn. Record: 2-2 (DNP)


125-Eric Zelina

Prelim: bye
QF: Zelina pinned Steve Danylo (Sen Val) 1:24
SF: Zelina maj dec Bill Lechner (G Latr) 14-2
F: Adam Will (Ind Val) dec Zelina 14-10

Tourn. Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)

130-Brandon Saraceno

Prelim: bye
QF: Saraceno pinned Josh Wine (Freed) 5:43
SF: Kyle Patton (W Hilltop) dec Saraceno 1-0
Cons SF: Saraceno tech fall Mike Armstrong (Ind Val) 17-0
Cons F: Saraceno dec Stew Rapone (Butl) 7-4

Tourn. Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)


135-Donald Osinski

Prelim: bye
QF: Osinski pinned Angelo Aquino (Ambr) :58
SF: Osinski dec Adam Heydorn (G Latr) 7-1
F: Osinski dec TJ Polacek (W Hilltop) 5-0

Tourn. Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)

140-Hadley Harrison

Prelim: bye
QF: Harrison pinned Nick Myers (Ind Val) 2:12
SF: Harrison tech fall Drew Golias ( W Hilltop) 18-2
F: Harrison wb inj def Lee Layton (Sen Val) :42

Tourn. Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)



152-Dale Sanders

Prelim: bye
QF: Craig Haven (Clearf) pinned Sanders 2:47
Cons QF: Sanders dec Josh Peters (Amb) 11-5
Cons SF: Bobby Hill (U St Cl) pinned Sanders 2:38

Tourn. Record: 1-2 (DNP)


160-Lou Decker

Prelim: bye
Decker pinned Austin Kanfoush (Sen Val) 3:08
SF: Kameron Zitelli (G Latr) dec Decker 6-4
Cons SF: Decker pinned Aaron Pascazi (Butl) 1:33
Cons F: Decker pinned Grant McCabe (Freed) 4:33

Tourn. Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)

171-Jake Carter

Prelim: Carter pinned Ken Gaines (S Acad) :53
QF: Zac Bennett (W Hilltop) pinned Carter 2:29
Cons: Carter pinned Jeff Roberts (Freed) 1:52
Cons QF: Carter maj dec Zach Cahall (Sen Val) 10-2
Cons SF: Shawn Short (G Latr) dec Carter 7-2

Tourn. Record: 3-2 (DNP)

189-Kyle Goss

Prelim: bye
QF: Goss dec Nick Gigliotti (G Latr) 8-4
SF: Goss pinned Skylar Roming (Ind Val) 5:17
F: Phil Henderson (Ch Houst) dec Goss 6-1

Tourn. Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)


215-Ben Rucker

Prelim: bye
QF: Chad Schmeling (G Latr) dec Rucker 3-0
Cons: Carl Smith (S Acad) inj def Rucker

Tourn. Record: 0-2 (DNP)


275-Shawn McFadden

Prelim: bye
QF: McFadden pinned Justin Harmon (Freed) 5:59
SF: Chris Dempsey (Ambr) pinned McFadden 1:58
Cons SF: McFadden dec JT Russo (G Latr) 5-0
Cons F: McFadden dec Marcus Hough (Butl) 3-1 (OT)

Tourn. Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)



GM Wrestlers Go 3-1
Place 2nd at the Lewistown Duals

The General McLane wrestling team throttled Wellsboro, Harrisburg and WPIAL's Greensburg Salem, but lost to AAA powerhouse Lewistown, in the finals at Saturday's 1st Annual Lewistown Duals.

In the opening round, Wellsboro was no match for the Lancers. GM easily defeated the down state team, 78-3 with the help of 7 forfeits and 6 pins. Joe Zimmerman (119), Eric Zelina (125), Brandon Saraceno (130), Donald Osinski (135), Lou Decker (160) and Ben Rucker all pinned their opponents. Decker scored the fastest fall of that dual, a 19 second stretch job.

In the second round, the Lancers beat WPIAL's Greensburg Salem 56-18. While the Lancers won 8 of the 12 contested bouts, the WPIAL team came to wrestle and had the Pride and Poise Boys in a hole early on. Greensburg Salem took a 12-6 lead as Kenny Trumbetta (103) and Pete Steele (119) both scored falls over their Lancer opponents. Eric Zelina and Brandon Saraceno got the Lancers back to even by winning close decisions and making the team score 12-12.

That's when the Lancers took control. Donald Osinski beat a very game Dan Svec, 5-0, then Hadley followed with an 18-1 technical fall over Mike Reinhart. At 145, Brian Clark got GM's first fall when he showed Josh Davis the lights in 54 seconds. Dale Sanders followed Clark with a pin over Justin Rice in 1:01. That gave the Lancers a commanding 32-12 lead.

At 171 lbs. Clay Steadman, back from an early season injury, was in the GM lineup for the first time this year. Clay was ready to rumble and ran up a big lead over Mike Barbato before pinning the Greensburg Salem wrestler at the 3:25 mark. Kyle Goss notched his 19th fall of the season in 2:51 over Joe Paovncic at 189.

In the 3rd round GM destroyed Harrisburg, 75-6. Brandon Saraceno, Donald Osinski, Hadley Harrison, Dale Sanders, Lou Decker and Kyle Goss all scored falls for the Lancers. Brandon Saraceno scored the team's fastest pin, a 43 second flattening of Jeremy Gutshall.

In the finals, the Lancers finally met their match. Highly touted Lewistown, with no less than 7 state ranked wrestlers in their lineup, won 9 of 14 bouts and posted a convincing, 37-21 win over McLane. GM's only wins came at 112, 135, 140, 171 and 215. The match started at 119 and the Lewistown crew won the first 3 bouts to take a 12-0 lead.

Donald Osinski got the Lancers on the board when he wrestled the most exciting bout of the day against state ranked, Cody Johns. Johns scored the first points on a very questionable call, a takedown at the edge of the mat. Donald countered with an escape and a takedown to take a 3-2 lead. Johns escaped in the second period to tie the bout at 3-3. But Donald turned it on and took control from that point on. Donald waded into his opponent, hit a bear hug and took Johns down, to make the score 5-3. In the final period Osinski escaped, then hit a fireman's carry and took John straight to his back for the fall at 5:31.

Hadley Harrison pinned Eric Rhodes at 140 lbs. to knot the team score at 12. But the Lancers wouldn't win again until Clay Steadman posted a 10-5 decision at 171. Kyle Goss got GM's next win, a 4-1 decision over Nick Knable. Goss, who bumped up to 215 lbs. against Lewistown, took Knable to his back at one point, but just couldn't hold the bigger man there for the fall. Cyrus Parlin got the Lancers last win of the match when he posted a solid 9-3 decision over John Dietz at 112 lbs.

The Lancers are now 13-2 on the season.


Notes from Lewistown Duals:

Keith Scharrer, Brandon Saraceno and Lou Decker entered the 20 win club on Saturday. They joined teammates, Osinski, Harrison, Zelina and Goss. All seven McLane wrestlers have won 20 or more bouts on the season.

Clay Steadman was back in the lineup after early season injuries sidelined him. Steadman looked like his old self as he went 4-0 (2 forfeit wins) and easily handled two opponents. If Clay stays healthy he could very contend for the 171 lbs. distrct title.

Hadley Harrison went 4-0 with 2 falls & a tech fall and ran his season record to 28-1. His last win against Lewistown's Eric Rhodes was career win 110. That ties him for 5th place with brother, Hudson on the "career wins" list. Hadley needs only 7 more wins to move into the #2 spot behind Hayden.

Donald Osinski also went 4-0 with 3 falls Saturday. His last win over Lewistown's Cody Johns moved him ahead of Jake Keene, and tied him for the #7 spot on the "career wins" list, with Bill Kirdahy.

Hadley Harrison and Donald Osinski are also tied for the number 5 spot on the "career falls" list. Both have 53. Kyle Goss entered the G.M. record books for the first time. He has amassed an amazing 20 pins so far this season. That ties him for the #7 spot for "season falls" with former 189 pounder, Jamie Keeney.

GM, as a team have outscored their opponents by an average of 58 to 14 this season. The Lancers also accumulated another 18 falls at the Lewistown Duals and ran their total to 132. As of 1/21/06, that is 3rd highest pin total reported in the state.


General McLane 78 Wellsboro 3
275-Shawn McFadden (GM) wb forfeit
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) wb forfeit
112-Cyrus Parlin (GM) wb forfeit
119-Joe Zimmerman (GM) pinned Patrick Eaton 1:22
125-Eric Zelina (GM) pinned Justin Rupert 1:11
130-Brandon Saraceno (GM) pinned Justin Cleveland :49
135-Donald Osinski (GM) pinned Zac Cerrone 1:19
140-Hadley Harrison (GM) wb forfeit
145-Brian Clark (GM) wb forfeit
152-Tyrel Fuller (W) dec Dale Sanders 5-1
160-Lou Decker (GM) pinned Katie Clark :19
171-Clay Steadman (GM) wb forfeit
189-Kyle Goss (GM) wb forfeit
215-Ben Rucker (GM) pinned Johnathon Ringer :36

General McLane 56 Greensburg-Salem 18
103-Kenny Trumbetta (GS) pinned Keith Scharrer (GM) 1:03
112-Cyrus Parlin wb forfeit
119-Pete Steele (GS) pinned Joe Zimmerman 3:51
125-Eric Zelina (GM) dec Mike Grant 7-5
130-Brandon Saraceno (GM) dec Adam Steele 5-2
135-Donald Osinski (GM) dec Dan Svec 5-0
140-Hadley Harrison (GM) tech fall Mike Reinhart 18-1
145-Brian Clark (GM) pinned Josh Davis :54
152-Dale Sanders (GM) pinned Justin Rice 1:01
160-Lou Decker (GM) wb forfeit
171 Clay Steadman (GM) pinned Mike Barbato 3:25
189-Kyle Goss (GM) pinned Joe Paovncic 2:51
215-Jake Curant (GS) pinned Ben Rucker 4:27
275-Shawn McFadden (GM) wb forfeit

General McLane 75 Harrisburg 6
112-Cyrus Parlin (GM) wb forfeit
119-Joe Zimmerman (GM) wb forfeit
125-Eric Zelina (GM) wb forfeit
130-Brandon Saraceno (GM) pinned Jeremy Gutshall :43
135-Donald Osinski (GM) pinned Dominick Commodore 1:32
140-Hadley Harrison (GM) pinned Leekan Cookley :49
145-Brian Clark (GM) dec Eugene Green 8-5
152-Dale Sanders (GM) pinned Andrew Effion 1:35
160-Lou Decker (GM) pinned Leroy Armstrong 5:23
171-Clay Steadman (GM) wb forfeit
189-Kyle Goss (GM) pinned Zac McClain 5:01
215-Adam Robinson (H) pinned Ben Rucker 4:52
275-Shawn McFadden (GM) wb forfeit
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) wb forfeit

Lewistown 37 General McLane 21
119-Matt Bonson (L) tech fall Joe Zimmerman 15-0
125-Mike Robinson (L) maj dec Eric Zelina 16-4
130-Kyle Swineford (L) dec Brandon Saraceno 11-5
135-Donald Osinski (GM) pinned Cody Johns 5:31
140-Hadley Harrison (GM) pinned Eric Rhodes 3:19
145-Craig Yoder (L) dec Brian Clark 4-3 (OT)
152-Matt Grogg (L) maj dec Dale Sanders 10-0
160-Adam Stout (L) dec Lou Decker 7-5
171-Clay Steadman (GM) dec Chad Curry 10-5
189-Thad Gearhart (L) dec Ben Rucker 5-2
215-Kyle Goss (GM) dec Nick Knable 4-1
275-Jeff Yohn (L) pinned Shawn McFadden 4:13
103-Matt Snyder (L) pinned Keith Scharrer 1:04
112-Cyrus Parlin (GM) dec John Dietz 9-3


Donald Osinski Posts 100th Career Win
As McLane Trounces Corry 49-24

Donald Osinski posted his 100th win and 50th career pin Wednesday evening and helped the Lancers beat Corry on the mat for the first time in 3 years. Osinski accomplished the feat in front of a large home crowd when he decked Corry's Robby Rick in 2:12. The GM fans held up "100" signs, and cheered as Donald's arm was raised by an official for the 100th time.

The match started at 215 where Delbert Liller got an upset win by fall to put Corry out in front, 6-0. Shawn McFadden countered with a second period pin over Kevin Chelton to tie it up.

Keith Scharrer used an ankle pick to get the first takedown at 103 and take a 2-0 lead over Darren Snap. He used a series of throwbys and bar arm combinations to increase his lead to 11-1 after two periods. In the third period, Keith switched on his opponent for two more points, then locked up a double bar arm on Snapp for the pin. That put McLane in front for good.

Cyrus Parlin was awarded a forfeit at 112 lbs. Eric Zelina got the Lancers next win at 125. Eric was a takedown machine in the bout as he shot, cut and bar-armed his way to a 13-2 lead. He ended up on the winning end of a 17-9 major. Brandon Saraceno followed with a win over Jeramie Joy. Saraceno got his second takedown in the first staza on a snap down and spin behind. Brandon threw legs in and executed a perfect split scissors for a fall at the 1:12 mark. That made the score, 28-9 McLane.

Donald Osinski dropped Robbie Rick to the mat on his back with a nifty fireman's carry just 20 seconds into their bout. Rick managed to escape the first period, but not the second. Osinski escaped and immediately took Rick to his back for the pin. Hadley Harrison won by forfeit at 145 lbs. That gave McLane an insurmountable 40-15 lead.

Lou Decker was the next Lancer to win at 160. He decisioned Dana Goodwill 9-6, his third win over the Beaver in less than a week. Corry was penalized a team point when Goodwill threw his headgear in obvious frustration after the bout. Kyle Goss got the last McLane win at 189 pounds when he pancaked Ryan Smith to his back in 29 seconds flat. Final score, GM-49 Corry 24.

Five Lancer wrestlers pinned their Corry opponents. That brings the team's pin total to 114 on the season.


Notes from the Corry Dual:

Eric Zelina got his 20th win of the season and joined his teammates, Kyle Goss, Donald Osinski and Hadley Harrison as 20+ bout winners.

Kyle Goss leads the team in falls. Kyle's pin of Ryan Smith was his 18th of the season. Smith by the way, was the top ranked AAA 171 pounder in the District.

The entire crowd was concerned about Jake Carter after he came down on his head on the gymnasium floor during his 171 pound bout. Jake was taken to the ER as a precautionary measure, but was reported to be OK (other than a sore neck). We are all thankful for that.

Donald Osinski earned career win 100. That's especially impressive since Donald only had 7 wins as a freshman. Had Donald been able to crack an unbelievably tough 2002-2003 Lancer lineup fulltime that year, he'd more than likely be challenging the school record.

Hadley got career win #106. He is in a position to tie for the #5 spot for career wins with brother, Hudson with 4 more.

Keith Scharrer and Brandon Saraceno are wrestling very well. Both could crack the "20 wins" mark for the season at next week's Lewistown Duals.


General McLane 49 Corry 24
215-Delbert Liller (C) pinned Ben Rucker 5:20
275-Shawn McFadden (GM) pinned Kevin Chelton 4:25
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Derek Snapp 5:04
112-Cyrus Parlin (GM) wb forfeit
119-JC Hammond (C) dec Manley Lupher 8-4
125-Eric Zelina (GM) maj dec Doug Jones 17-9
130-Brandon Saraceno (GM) pinned Jeramie Joy 1:12
135-Donald Osinski (GM) pinned Robby Rick 2:12
140-Brandon Eck (C) pinned Glen Sult 1:27
145-Hadley Harrison (GM) wb forfeit
152-Jared Durlin (C) maj dec Brian Clark 9-1
160-Lou Decker (GM) dec Dana Goodwill 9-6
171-Robert Slava (C) wb inj def Jake Carter
189-Kyle Goss (GM) pinned Ryan Smith :29

(*1 team point was deducted from Corry following the 160 pound bout.)



Hadley Harrison Wins 140 Lbs. Tool City Title and
AAA Outstanding Wrestler Award.

Hadley Harrison entered this year's Tool City Tournament seeded third, and for good reason. Last year's AA state runnerup, Aaron Nestor (Reynolds) and AA 4th placer, Corey Slater (Commodore Perry) were both in his weight class. But Hadley showed the prognosticators why championships are decided on the mat and not on paper. Harrison not only won the 140 lbs. championship but was named the AAA Outstanding Wrestler to boot!

Hadley pinned Ridgway's Paul Urmann in the opening round and then decisioned Greenville's Justin Ferguson, 5-3. The 5-3 score with Ferguson didn't accurately reflect the tone of the match as Harrison completely dominated from the opening whistle. Hadley's run was supposed to end in the semis where he met AA state placewinner Slater. But Harrison scored 3 takedowns while only giving up an escape and won handliy, 8-1. In the finals, Hadley met last year's 140 lbs. Tool City champ, and state finalist, Aaron Nestor. Harrison wrestled a smart match, opting to stay on his feet in all three periods. Hadley put on a takedown clinic against Nestor who couldn't stop his single leg shots. The result was a convincing 10-4 win for the Lancer.

Donald Osinski, the other GM finalist also wrestled a tough match against Mason Stewart, but came out on the short end of a 2-1 decision. Both wrestlers showed great defensive skills and there was no score until the final moments of the bout. Stewart, last year's 130 lbs. Tool City champ and AA 5th placer, struck first scoring a reversal with 11 seconds remaining. Donald nearly scored a reversal to tie it with 3 ticks on the clock, but Stewart managed to get to the neutral position as time expired.

Osinski scored two impressive victories earlier in the tournament. He knocked off AA state qualifier, Colby Pisani of Rigway, 6-5 in the quarter finals. Donald clawed his way back from a 4-1 deficit to win that bout. He followed that performance with a 3-1 overtime win over second seeded, state qualifier, Alex Lauffenburger in the semis. That win was especially sweet since Lauffenburger defeated Donald last week at the GM Duals.

Lou Decker and Kyle Goss both took 3rd's. The only blemish on Decker's record was a 7-0 loss to tourney champ and AA state 5th placer, Lawrence Beckman of Reynolds. Kyle Goss also lost only once, to eventual runnerup, Conneaut Lake's Kory Hubbard. Kyle took the Laker straight to his back at the 25 second mark, but Hubbard was strong enough to power out of a bad situation and ended up getting the win. Three of Kyle's four wins in the tournament were pins.

Keith Scharrer and Brandon Saraceno placed 4th. Scharrer won three times, one of those wins was a 7-5 decision over Commodore Perry's Jordan Powell. Saraceno secured an impressive, 3-1 win over Greenville's state ranked, Eric Weaver in the consi semis. His only losses were to Clearfield's Tom Barger who was a 5th placer at last year's PIAA AAA championships. It was the first trip to the Tool City podium for Saraceno and Scharrer.

Eric Zelina took 5th in one of the tournament's tougher weight classes. He racked up three wins, one of them was a 5:58 fall over Ridgway's Brock Leitzel. He lost to eventual champ, state ranked Brandon Stephens of Greenville and dropped a heart breaking 2-1 double overtime decision to Warren's Dan Pascuzzi in the consi semis.

Rounding out the GM placewinners was Brian Clark, who took 6th. Clark also had three wins, one of them a dominating 14-3 major decision over Corry's Brandon Eck.

General McLane finished 4th as a team, behind Dubois, Greenville and champion Reynolds. The Lancers had a total of eight placewinners, which equaled the number set by the great 2002-2003 GM team.


Notes from Tool City:

This was Hadley Harrison's first Tool City title, although he is a three time placewinner. Hadley finished 2nd last year and was 3rd in 2003. Hadley scored his 102nd, 103rd, 104th and 105th career wins over the weekend. Hadley's 105th win moved him past Bill Kirdahy for 6th place on the "Career Wins" list.

Don Osinski also placed at T.C. for the third time. He finished 2nd last year and was 3rd in 2004. Donald picked up his 99th career win against Alex Lauffenburger in the semi finals.

Kyle Goss took over the lead from Hadley for "Most Falls" this season. Kyle now has 17 to Harrison's 16.

Three McLane wrestlers went over the 20 win mark for the season, over the weekend. Hadley Harrison (23), Donald Osinski (21) and Kyle Goss (21).

The GM wrestling team has accumulated a total of 109 pins already this season. They are on a pace to esclipse last year's 158, which placed them 13th in the state. The most team falls ever scored by a GM team in recent history was 190, by the 2002-2003 Lancer District 10 champs.


Team Standings:
1. Reynolds (REY), 236; 2. Greenville (GV), 167.5; 3. DuBois (DUB), 149; 4. General McLane (GM), 144.5; 5. Ridgway (RW), 132; 6. Saegertown (ST), 120; 7. Clearfield (CLF), 102; 8. Conneaut Lake (CL), 94.5; 9. Boiling Springs (BS), 89; 10. Corry (COR), 82; 11. St.Ignatius (STI), 73.5; 12. Howland (HOW), 69.5; 13. Warren (WAR), 67.5; 14. Meadville (MDV), 56; 15. Commodore Perry (CP), 54; 16. Cochranton (COC), 38.5.

Championship Finals:
103: Cody Kelly (REY) maj.dec. Derek Konen (RW), 12-3.
112: Coty Burnett (GV) dec. Ethan Swope (DUB), 11-6.
119: Matt Kyler (CLF) maj.dec. Paul Hallowell (GV), 16-6.
125: Brandon Stephens (GV) dec. Scott Baron (ST), 7-3.
130: Nikko Leitzel (RW) dec. Steve Nestor (REY), 4-3.
135: Mason Stewart (REY) dec. Don Osniski (GM), 2-1.
140: Hadley Harrison (GM) dec. Aaron Nestor (REY), 10-4.
145: Matt Dunn (Rey) tech.fall Zach Lundgren (DUB), 5:45 (19-4).
152: Justin McCrillis (GV) dec. Jared Durlin (COR), 2-1.
160: Lawrence Beckman (REY) dec. Alex Hamilton (MDV), 5-0.
171: Mario Morelli (DUB) dec. Jeremy Cannon (BS), 1-0.
189: Jerod Northcott (COC) dec. Kory Hubbard (CL), 4-3.
215: Kyle Gantz (HOW) maj.dec. Nick Roussin (COR). 13-6.
275: Mike Edwards (REY) dec. Gabe Bowley (DUB), 7-4

Consolation Finals:
103: Nick Wykoff (DUB) pinned Keith Scharrer (GM), 1:45
112: Ryan Farrell (STI) dec. Sam Fuchs (REY), 4-3.
119: Steve Wall (HOW) tech.fall Sean Lyons (ST), 17-2.
125: Dan Pascuzzi (WAR) dec. Brock Leitzel (RW), 5-2.
130: Tom Barger (CLF) pinned Brandon Saraceno (GM), :17.
135: Colby Pisani (RW) dec. Alex Lauffenburger (WAR), 1-0.
140: Cash Horne (CL) dec. Corey Slater (CP), 1-0.
145: Brent Rose (GV) dec. Bryan Towers (MDV), 5-3 OT.
152: Adam Handley (RW) pinned Carig Hooven (CLF), 2:05.
160: Lou Decker (GM) dec. Dana Goodwill (COR), 6-5.
171: Jon Uhrin (REY) dec. Ryan Smith (COR), 4-2.
189: Kyle Goss (GM) dec. Josh Cook (BS), 4-2.
215: Jordan Heberle (CL) pinned Andy Bennett (DUB) 3:33.
275: Gabe Murtorff (BS) dec. Andy Eckart (ST) 2-0.

5th Place Consolations:
103: Brian Goda (GV) pinned Jordan Powell (CP), 1:39.
112: Mike Gustafson (WAR) maj. dec. Mike Mitchell (ST), 12-2.
119: Dakota Kuhn (BS) pinned Josh Keach (MDV), 2:56.
125: Eric Zelina (GM) dec. Marc Bryan (STI), 9-2.
130: Eric Weaver (GV) dec. Clint Copeland (CL), 9-6.
135: Jesse Powell (CP) pinned Shadoe Bauman (CLF), 1:36.
140: Alex Kappus (STI) dec. David Tudor (WAR), 6-2.
145: Roy Krise (RW) pinned Brian Clark (GM), 2:06.
152: Mike Sloat (ST) dec. Matt Morian (CL), 2-0.
160: Scott Stearns (ST) dec. Charlie Bowers (RW), 10-6.
171: Jim Masterson (STI) pinned Chip DeFrances (CP), 2:55.
189: Mike Miller (REY) inj.def. Troy Betts (RW).
215: Paul Morris (ST) dec. Cody Mell (BS), 6-1.
275: Tyler Lanciotti (GV) pinned Sean Owen (CLF), 3:11.


Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2006 Tool City Tournament

103-Keith Scharrer
Prelim: Scharrer pinned Cass Custard (CL) 2:55
QF: Scharrer dec Sam Higby (Sgt) 8-5
SF: Derek Konen (RW) dec Scharrer 4-1
Cons SF: Scharrer dec Jordan Powell (CP) 7-5
3rd/4th: Nick Wykoff (DuB) pinned Scharrer 1:45

Tourn. Record: 3-2 (PLACED 3RD)


112-Cyrus Parlin
Prelim: Kyle Leek (How) maj dec Parlin 10-2
Cons: Parlin pinned Brent Preshtel (RW) 2:20
Cons: Cody Northcott (Coc) dec Parlin 6-4

Tourn. Record: 1-2 (DNP)

119-Manley Lupher
Prelim: Steve Wall (How) tech fall Lupher 16-1
Cons: bye
Cons: David Whitaker (DuB) pinned Lupher 4:05

Tourn. Record: 0-2 (DNP)

125- Eric Zelina
Prelim: Zelina maj dec Doug Jones (Cor) 11-1
QF: Zelina pinned Brock Leitzel (RW) 5:58
SF: Brandon Stephens (GV) dec Zelina 10-3
Cons SF: Dan Pascuzzi (War) dec Zelina 2-1 (2 OT)
5th/6th: Zelina dec Marc Bryan ( St Ig) 9-2

Tourn. Record: 3-2 (PLACED 5TH)


130-Brandon Saraceno
Prelim: Saraceno maj dec Robby Rick (Cor) 15-3
QF: Tom Barger (Clf) pinned Saraceno 2:30
Cons: Saraceno dec Justin McAnnich (DuB) 3-1
Cons: Saraceno dec Joe Duda (Sgt) 10-3
Cons SF: Saraceno dec Eric Weaver (GV) 3-1
3rd/4th: Tom Barger (Clf) pinned Saraceno :17

Tourn. Record: 4-2 (PLACED 4TH)


135-Donald Osinski
Prelim: Osinski pinned Travis Brenot (Coc) :50
QF: Osinski dec Colby Pisani (RW) 6-5
SF: Osinski dec Alex Lauffenburger (War) 3-1 (OT)
F: Mason Stewart (Rey) dec Osinski 2-1

Tourn. Record: 3-1 (PLACED 2ND)

140-Hadley Harrison
Prelim: Harrison pinned Paul Urmann (RW) 1:30
QF: Harrison dec Justin Ferguson (GV) 5-3
SF: Harrison dec Corey Slater (CP) 8-1
F: Harrison dec Aaron Nestor (Rey) 10-4

Tourn. Record: 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)


145-Brian Clark
Prelim: Roy Krise (RW) pinned Clark 2:50
Cons: Clark maj dec Trey Jones (How) 15-3
Cons: Clark dec Aaron Lee (BS) 7-2
Cons: Clark maj dec Brandon Eck (Cor) 14-3
Cons SF: Bryan Towers (MV) maj dec Clark 10-0
5th/6th: Roy Krise (RW) pinned Clark 2:06

Tourn. Record: 3-3 (PLACED 6TH)


152-Dale Sanders
Prelim: Mike Sloat (Sgt) pinned Sanders 3:42
Cons: Craig Hooven (Clf) maj dec Sanders 12-3

Tourn. Record: 0-2 (DNP)


160-Lou Decker
Prelim: Decker pinned Adam Norman (Clf) 2:45
QF: Decker dec Dana Goodwill (Cor) 10-4
SF: Lawrence Beckman (Rey) dec Decker 7-0
Cons SF: Decker dec Charlie Bowers (RW) 9-6
3rd/4th: Decker dec Dana Goodwill (Cor) 6-5

Tourn. Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)


171-Jake Carter
Prelim: Johnathon Uhrin (Rey) pinned Carter 4:38
Cons: Carter tech fall Frank Lenk (MV) 18-2
Cons: Jim Masterson (St Ig) tech fall Jake Carter 21-4

Tourn. Record: 1-2 (DNP)


189-Kyle Goss
Prelim: Goss pinned Rick Crew (St Ig) :49
QF: Goss pinned Liller (Cor) :54
SF Kory Hubbard (CL) pinned Goss :31
Cons SF: Goss pinned Mike Miller (Rey) 1:40
3rd/4th: Goss dec Josh Cook (BS) 4-2

Tourn. Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)


215-Ben Rucker
Prelim: Rucker pinned Ben Thompson (RW) 4:33
QF: Paul Morris (Sgt) dec Rucker 6-4
Cons: Rucker pinned Tom Sheirer (CP) 2:43
Cons: Andy Bennett (DuB) dec Rucker 3-1

Tourn. Record: 2-2 (DNP)

275-Shawn McFadden
Prelim: McFadden pinned Jimmy Podvasnik (Coc) 2:37
QF: Gabe Bowley (DuB) pinned McFadden 1:41
Cons: McFadden dec Matt Knapp (Mdv) 7-4
Cons: Tyler Lanciotti (GV) pinned McFadden 1:26

Tourn. Record: 2-2 (DNP)


01/07 & 08/2006




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