News from February...2018



Nine General McLane wrestlers placed in the top four at the District 10 AAA Tournament and will advance to next weekend's NW Regional Tournament in Altoona. Andrew Brest, Brett Mallory and Jack Kaulis all won titles in their respective weight classes. Matt Leehan also made the finals but dropped a tough 5-2 decision.

Andrew Brest (ranked 5th in the state) won the 106 lbs. title when he received byes into the finals and then won by default over Meadville's Vince Rinella. Jack Kaulis pulled out a couple of nail biters to win the 170 lbs. crown. He squeaked by Warren's Liam Stevenson, 4-2 in the semifinals and then decisioned Erie's Arlan Pulliam, 3-2 in the finale.

But it was Brett Mallory who may have had the best day of his wrestling career on Saturday. Brett pinned Erie's Patrick Dacus in the quarterfinal round and then pulled off two big upsets over state ranked opponents to grab the gold. Mallory and 2nd seed, Albert Taylor of Cathedral Prep were deadlocked, 0-0 in the 3rd period when Brett locked up a cradle and took Taylor to his back for the fall at 4:41. In the finals, Mallory was trailing top seed, Nick Rinella of Meadville, 1-0 going into the 3rd period when he went on a scoring spree. He reversed Rinella and took him to his back for a quick 5 points. Rinella escaped but Mallory took the Bulldog back to the mat to make the final score, 7-2. It was Brett's second District 10 title. He won the 126 lbs. crown in 2016.

Matt Leehan received a bye in the quarterfinal round and then scored a lopsided, 16-2 major decision over Oil City's Carter Stanley in the semis. Leehan wrestled aggressively in the finals, but lost a hard fought, 5-2 decision to Prep's Paniro Johnson. Beau Caro and Seth Yarger both snagged 3rd place finishes. Brad Motter, Cayden Connolly and James Laird rounded out the GM regional qualifiers with 4th place finishes.

The GM wrestling team finished the tournament in 2nd place behind Cathedral Prep for the second straight year.


106 Andrew Brest (GM) wb med def Vincent Rinella (Mdv)
113 Ben Tirpak (CP) wbtf Ryan Madigan (War) 19-2
120 #27 Paniro Johnson (CP) wbd Matt Leehan (GM) 5-2
126 Tyler McKinney (CP) wbmd Hayden Butterfield (McD) 15-4
132 Jeffery Boyd (McD) wbd Andrew Stark (CP) 9-3
138 Leno Ciotti (McD) wbmd Marques McClorin (CP) 11-0
145 Kishawn Higgins (CP) wbmd Deven Abbott (Erie) 9-1
152 Brett Mallory (GM) wbd #19 Nick Rinella (Mdv) 7-2
160 Carter Starocci (CP) wbf Owen Balas (War) 0:15
170 Jack Kaulis (GM) wbd Arlan Pulliam (Erie) 3-2
182 Luigi Yates (CP) wbf Alex Bielak (McD) 0:35
195 Dorian Crosby (CP) wbmd Thomas Pollard (Mdv) 10-2
220 Kareem Carson (CP) wbd Dominic Sigler (Erie) 3-2
285 Kawaun DeBoe (CP) wbf Nick Morelli (Mdv) 2:28

106 Jacob Brummett (CP) wb bye
113 Beau Caro (GM) wb inj def Nate Digello (McD) 0:01
120 Carter Stanley (OC) wbf Avery Smith (War) 0:48
126 Alex Anderson (War) wbf Layne Reeher (Mdv) 3:36
132 Mitchell Rossey (OC) wbtf Donovan Fiscus (War) 17-2
138 Austin Chess (Mdv) wbmd John Frankhouser (War) 11-0
145 Trent Tidball (Mdv) wb inj default Brad Motter (GM) 0:01
152 Albert Taylor (CP) wbmd Jameson Douvlos (War) 10-0
160 Zack Corp (McD) wbd Cayden Connolly (GM) 6-2
170 Liam Stevenson (War) wbf Noah Bielak (McD) 1:41
182 Dominic Caprino (War) wbf James Laird (GM) 2:29
195 Caprice Hall (Erie) wbd Joey Arnold (War) 3-1
220 Seth Yarger (GM) wbf Matt Kurelowech (McD) 2:29
285 Mark Chambers (McD) wbf Matt Hoovler (Erie) 0:40

Team scores: 1. Cathedral Prep 238.5, 2. General McLane 119.5, 3. McDowell 118.5, 4. Warren 114.5, 5. Meadville 94.5, 6. Erie High 72, 7. Oil City 31.5.



Individual Results at the 2018 District 10 AAA Tournament

106-Andrew Best #5
QF: Bye
SF: Bye
F: Brest wb inj def Vince Rinella (Mdv) 0:01

Tourn Record: 1-0 (PLACED 1ST)

113-Beau Caro
QF: Ben Tirpak (CP) wbf Caro 0:37
Cons SF: Bye
Cons F: Caro wb inj def Nate Digello (McD)

Tourn Record: 1-1 (PLACED 3RD)

120-Matt Leehan
QF: Bye
SF: Leehan wbmd Carter Stanley (OC) 16-2
F: Paniro Johnson (CP) wbd Leehan 5-2

Tourn Record: 1-1 (PLACED 2ND)

126-Patrick Angelo
QF: Layne Reeher (Mdv) wbf Angelo 1:46
Cons SF: Alex Anderson (War) wbf Angelo 0:38

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

132-Aric Sweet
QF: Mitchell Rossey (OC) wbf Sweet 4:54
Cons SF: Donovan Fiscus (War) wbd Sweet 7-5

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

138-Dom Shrader
QF: Marques McClorin (CP) wbtf Shrader 18-2 4:50
Cons: John Frankhouser (War) wbmd Shrader 14-3

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

145-Brad Motter
QF: Motter wbtf Ty Strawbridge (OC) 17-2 3:59
SF: Deven Abbott (Erie) wb inj def Motter 0:01
Cons SF: Motter wbf Jacob Onorato (McD) 4:28
Cons F: Trent Tidball (Mdv) wb inj def Motter 0:01

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)

152-Brett Mallory
QF: Mallory wbf Patrick Dacus (Erie) 1:45
SF: Mallory wbf #26 Albert Taylor (CP) 4:41
F: Mallory wbd #19 Nick Rinella (Mdv) 7-2

Tourn Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST )

160-Cayden Connolly
QF: Connolly wbf Zack Corp (McD) 5:02
SF: Owen Balas (War) wbtf Connolly 18-2 5:04
Cons SF: Connolly wbd Dramonn Carson (Erie) 8-3
Cons F: Zack Corp (McD) wbd Connolly 6-2

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)

170-Jack Kaulis #28
QF: Bye
SF: Kaulis wbd Liam Stevenson (War) 4-2
F: Kaulis wbd Arlan Pulliam (Erie) 3-2

Tourn Record: 2-0 (PLACED 1ST)

182-James Laird
QF: Laird wbd Ian Burns (Mdv) 6-3
SF: Luigi Yates (CP) wbf Laird 0:26
Cons SF: Bye
Cons F: Dominic Caprino (War) wbf Laird 2:29

Tourn Record: 1-2 (PLACED 4TH)

195-Dimitri Alberti
QF: Joey Arnold (War) wbmd Alberti 10-2
Cons QF: Bye
Cons SF: Caprice Hall (Erie) wbd Alberti 7-5

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

220-Seth Yarger
QF: Bye
SF: Dominic Sigler (Erie) wbd Yarger 8-6
Cons SF: Yarger wbf Jacob Hayes (War) 0:42
Cons F: Yarger wbf Matt Kurelowech (McD) 2:59

Tourn Record: 2-1 (PLACED 3RD)

285-Enrique Cornejo
QF: Matthew Hoovler (Erie) wbf Cornejo 2:22
Cons QF: Bye
Cons SF: Mark Chambers (McD) wbf Cornejo 0:40

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)



The GM wrestling team concluded their 2017-18 dual meet schedule with a 59-18 win over visiting Oil City on Tuesday evening. With that win, the young Lancer squad completed the year with a regular season record of 8-5, an overall record of 9-6 and a Region 4 record of 5-2 (good enough for 3rd place).

The match started at 145 lbs. where Brad Motter was forced to default in the 2nd period due to a nagging injury. But GM would rack up the next 10 wins to put the contest out of reach of the Oilers. Brett Mallory, and James Laird recorded pins at 152 and 160, respectively. Dimitri Alberti and Jack Kaulis both won by forfeit. After a double forfeit at 195 lbs. the Lancers won the next 6 bouts. Seth Yarger accepted a forfeit at 220 and Enrique Cornejo won by fall at 285.

Gabe Bayle and Beau Caro both picked up wins by forfeit at 106 and 113 lbs. At 120 lbs., freshman, Matt Leehan rolled to a 17-2 technical fall over 2017 District 10 runnerup, Carter Stanley. Clay Kuntz got GM's last points with a win by forfeit at 126 lbs. Oil City posted falls in the last two weight classes to make the final score, GM-59 Oil City 18.

The Lancers will be back in action for the individual post season at the District 10 AAA Tournament on February 24th at McDowell High School.


Congrats to Coach Cook for another successful season! With the team's 9 dual meet wins this season, Cook ran his 14 year head coaching record to 181-66 (73% winning pct.). That includes a 15-0 unbeaten regular season record in 2012-13, four straight Region 4 team titles from 2012-2016 and 2 District 10 AAA Team Duals titles!

This marks the 20th consecutive year a General McLane wrestling team has finished the season with a winning dual meet record. This is a tribute to great coaching at not only the high school level, but also in the jr. high and youth programs!

Kudos to first year JWPMS head coach, Brandon Saraceno and his coaching staff for a very successful season. Sarceno has guided the Jr. High team to a 9-2 record and a runnerup finish at the Burrell Duals!

Jack Kaulis and Andrew Brest lead the team with 24 wins each! Matt Leehan has 23 wins and leads the team with 14 pins!


General McLane 59 Oil City 18
145 DJ Clark (OC) wb inj def Brad Motter 3:57
152 Brett Mallory (GM) wbf Scott Carter 0:27
160 James Laird (GM) wbf Kaden Gieb 3:41
170 Dimitri Alberti (GM) wb ff
182 Jack Kaulis (GM) wb ff
195 Double forfeit
220 Seth Yarger (GM) wb ff
285 Enrique Cornejo (GM) wbf Xavier Barton 4:10
106 Gabe Bayle (GM) wb ff
113 Beau Caro (GM) wb ff
120 Matt Leehan (GM) wbtf Carter Stanley 17-2
126 Clay Kuntz (GM) wb ff
132 Mitchell Rossi (OC) wbf Aric Sweet 3:54
138 Ty Strawbridge (OC) wbf Dominic Shrader 3:09







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