News from March...2004

Jake Keene and Hayden Harrison Medal at PIAA Tournament

Seniors, Jake Keene and Hayden Harrison ended their brilliant high school wrestling careers on a high note at the PIAA state tournament, in Hershey, PA. The duo became the 19th and 20th wrestling state place winners in General Mclane history, Keene finished 8th and Harrison 5th. This is the first time since the 1986-87 season that McLane has had multiple place winners at the state tournament.

Jake Keene pulled out a 5-3 win over Upper Perkiomen's 13th ranked, Brandon Clemmer in the preliminary round. Keene hit his signature duck under for the winning takedown in overtime. In the quarter finals, Keene lost to Connellsville's Steve Bell by fall. He bounced back to post a 5-3 OT win in the 2nd consy round to guaranteed himself a medal. In the 3rd consy round, Keene ran into Norristown's 2nd ranked Tim Harner, who entered the tournament with a 47-0 record. Harner won by fall in 5:26 and sent Keene to the 7th and 8th place bracket.

Keene lost his final high school bout, but it may have been one of the best he ever wrestled. Keene held a 4-3 lead over Cumberland Valley's 8th ranked, Ryan Williams in the last half of the final period. He appeared to be on his way to a big win, when Williams countered a single leg attempt, and was awarded a very questionable takedown in the final seconds.

Hayden Harrison dominated Council Rock South's Justin Cohen in the opening round. He nailed 10 takedowns on his way to a 20-7 major decision. Harrison's quest for a gold medal ended when he lost a close one to last year's state runner up, Jason Hollar, by a 5-4 score. He bounced back in the second consolation round and posted a 17-6 major decision over Warwick's Mike Thompson, to guarantee himself a medal.

Harrison lost an 11-7 shootout with Moon Area's 6th ranked, Jared Mowl. Mowl took a 6-1 lead into the 3rd period, but Harrison came storming back and scored 3 takedowns in less than 30 seconds make the score 9-7. Harrison tried to tie the bout and hit another single, but Mowl countered his shot and got the winning takedown himself with only seconds left in the bout. That loss sent Hayden to the 5th and 6th place bracket where he was awarded a win by forfeit. His opponent, Jason Hollar of Red Lion was disqualified from the tournament for flagrant misconduct, following a semi final loss to Easton's Mike Rogers.

Hadley Harrison decked Pennridge's Sam Paul in the opening round in 1:48. Paul attempted to takedown Harrison with a dump, but the Lancer wrestler stepped over and took him to his back for the fall. Hadley's season ended abruptly when he got caught in headlocks by Exeter's Tony DeSanto in the quarter finals and by Northampton's Billy Stenack in the 2nd consolation round.

Don Osinski lost his opening round bout, 8-2 to 22nd ranked Mike Tavani of West Chester East. Osinski's fine season ended when he dropped a 6-2 decision to Spring Grove's 17th ranked, Kelin Bidelspach in the first consolation round.

Branden Stearns was locked in a very even battle with Gettysburg's 18th ranked Colby Haller through most of the first period, in his preliminary bout. Stearns turned the tide in his favor when he caught his opponent on one knee and hit a lightning quick, cross face. He took Haller to his back with a five point move and held on for a 7-1 win. Stearns season ended when he suffered back to back losses. He dropped a 17-6 major decision to Parkland's Nick Guida, the eventual 171 pound champ, in the quarters and suffered a 10-7 loss to Emmanus's 12th ranked, Scott Hunter, in the 2nd consy round.


Notes from the PIAA Tournament:

General McLane was in some good company at the end of the first round of wrestling, Thursday evening. The Lancers held 3rd place, right behind Northampton and Easton. Leader, Northampton brought eleven wrestlers to the state tournament. The Lancers were still in 4th place until the quarter finals, when they lost all four bouts and dropped to 20th. Hayden's and Jake's wins in the consolations brought the McLane squad back up to 15th place, where they remained after Friday's sessions. The Lancers dropped out of the top 20 by Saturday afternoon when the power of greater numbers caught up with them. The Lancers still managed to finish 23rd out of 89 teams that brought wrestlers to the tournament.

Jake Keene won the 103rd bout of his career in the second consolation round and ended the season with a 38-8 record. He also holds the number four spot in the GM record books for "Career Takedowns".

Hayden Harrison broke his brother, Hudson's record for most wins in a season in his last bout. He finished the year with an admirable 41-3 mark, and his won-loss record over the past two seasons was 77-6. 47 of those wins were by fall. Hayden also set school records for "Career Takedowns", "Season Takedowns", Career Wins and "Career Falls".

Don Osinski had a phenomenal season. He placed 3rd at Districts and Regionals to qualify for the state tourney and Osinski entered the GM record books with his 35 wins. Not bad for a sophomore who wrestled up a weight class most of the year.

Branden Stearns had a great year, posting a 32-5 record. He won District and Regional titles and came within one bout of placing at states. Stearns now has 74 career wins. That's an amazing accomplishment, considering the fact that he has missed part of the past two seasons due to football injuries.

Hadley Harrison also had a very successful season considering he had to return from a painful injury, more than halfway through the year. Hadley won 19 matches, a NW Regional title and came within one bout of placing at states.

Five other District 10 AAA wrestlers also won medals at the state tourmnament. 145 pounder, Bryan Kuhn, McDowell (5th), 160 pounder Jake Lauffenburger, Warren (7th), 215 pounders, Josh Cherish, Oil City (5th), and Ben McMillin, Conneaut Lake (8th), 275 pounder, Stephan Tighe, Erie Prep (6th). Congratulations to all of the AA and AAA place winners. Special congratulations to Ft. LeBoeuf's Cody Hiner, who became that school's fourth state champion. Hiner won the AA title at 103 pounds.


GM Wrestlers Complete Results from the PIAA Tournament in Hershey

119-Jake Keene

Preliminary Round:
Keene dec. Brandon Clemmer (Upper Perk) 5-3 OT

Quarter Finals:
Steve Bell (Connellsville) pinned Keene 4:41

Second Consolation Round:
Keene dec Dillon Evans (Council Rock So) 5-3 OT ***

Third Consolation Round:
Tim Harner (Norristown) pinned Keene 5:26

7th/8th Place Bout:
Ryan Williams (Cumb Valley) dec Keene 5-4

Tournament Record: (2-3) (PLACED 8TH)


125-Hadley Harrison

Preliminary Round:
Harrison pinned Sam Paul (Pennrdg) 1:48

Quarter Finals:
Tony DeSanto (Exeter) pinned Harrison :47

Second Consolation Round:
Billy Stenack (Northampton) pinned Harrison :34

Tournament Record: 1-2

130-Donald Osinski

Preliminary Round:
Mike Tavani (W Chester E) dec Osinski 8-2

First Consolation Round:
Kelin Bidelspach (Spr Grove) dec Osinski 6-2

Tournament Record: 0-2


152-Hayden Harrison

Preliminary Round:
Harrison maj dec Austin Carter (Coun Rock So) 20-7

Quarter Finals:
Jason Hollar (Red Lion) dec Harrison 5-4

Second Consolation Round:
Harrison maj dec Mike Thompson (Warwick) 17-6 ***

Third Consolation Round:
Harrison dec Brian Rowan (Neshaminy) 4-3

Fourth Consolation Round:
Jared Mowl (Moon Area) dec Harrison 11-7

5th/6th Place Bout:
Harrison won by forfeit over Jason Hollar (Red Lion)

Tournament Record: 4-2 (PLACED 5TH)


171-Branden Stearns

Preliminary Round:
Stearns dec Colby Haller (Gettysbrg) 7-1

Quarter Finals:
Nick Guida (Parkland) maj dec Stearns 17-6

Second Consolation Round:
Scott Hunter (Emmanus) dec Stearns 10-7

Tournament Record: 1-2




***A win in this round put the wrestler into the medal rounds.


Results From the 2004 PIAA Wrestling Tournament-AAA

Championship Finals

103-Rick Rappo, Council Rock South DEC Matt Moley, Springford 7-3
112-Brad Pataky, Clearfield DEC Josh Oliver, Easton 6-3
119-Joe Kemmerer, Crestwood DEC Seth Ciasulli, Easton 5-2
125-Coleman Scott, Waynesburg DEC Charles Griffin, Reading 7-3
130-Jared Royer, Cedar Cliff DEC Dave Morgan, West Scranton 6-4
135-Joe Caramanica, Nazareth DEC Darren Kern, Upper Perkiomen 9-8
140-Donnie Jones, Greensburg Salem DEC Jay Morrison, Whitehall 3-2
145-Joey Ecklof, Northampton DEC Andrew Sherry, Central Catholic 7-3
152-Mike Rogers, Easton DEC Dan Geib, Pennridge 5-3
160-Jarrod King, Connellsville DEC Mickey Moran, Shaler 3-1 (OT)
171-Nick Guida, Parkland DEC Nate Rock, Ephrata 5-3 (OT)
189-Josh Haines, Northampton DEC Josh Arnone, Honesdale 3-1
215-Jon Oplinger, Northampton DEC Scott McKillop, Kiski Area 6-4
275-Mike Spaid, Boyertown FALL Doug Weidner, Pennridge Fall: 4:56


3rd/4th Place Bouts

103-Matt Kyler, Clearfield DEC Jay Ivanco, Gateway 4-3
112-Tim Darling, Nazareth DEC Steve Mytych, Northampton 1-0
119-Tim Harner, Norristown DEC Steve Bell, Connellsville 6-0
125-Ricci Bass, Liberty DEC Nate Nauroth, Quakertown 1-0 (2OT)
130-Mark Throckmorton, Waynesburg FOR Ashtin Primus, Connellsville Forfeit
135-Clint Shirk, Bald Eagle Area DEC Dan Burkholder, Trinity 2-0
140-Archie McConnell, Hempfield DEC Mike DePellegrini, Lewistown 6-2
145-Chris Ramos, Governor Mifflin DEC Corey Scherin, Hempfield 3-1
152-Jared Mowl, Moon Area MAJOR Austin Carter, Council Rock South 12-4
160-Billy Haydt, Northampton DEC Sean Richmond, Easton 8-5
171-Logan Downes, Valley FALL Frankie Colletta, Delaware Valley Fall: 0:55
189-Monty Rockey, Bald Eagle Area FALL Justin Terhune, Dallastown Fall: 2:43
215-John Laboranti, Pittston DEC Nick Hursky, Chartiers Valley 5-4
275-Zach Sheaffer, Cumberland Valley DEC Kyle Sprenkle, Spring Grove 5-0


5th/6th Place Bouts

103-Chris Neidermeier, Waynesburg FALL Chris Sheetz, Upper Perkiomen Fall: 2:06
112-Zack Kemmerer, Upper Perkiomen FOR Josh Proctor, Shippensburg Forfeit
119-Joe Coughlin, Hatboro Horsham DEC Sean Clair, Plum 8-5
125-Jerry Balasco, Council Rock South DEC Tony DeSanto, Exeter 5-1
130-Tommy Wambold, Carlisle DEC Mike Moley, Springford 8-3
135-John Paukovits, Northampton DEC Brian Lisko, Waynesoro 3-2
140-Bill Trimble, Pennsbury DEC Joe Ortiz, Reading 5-1
145-Bryan Kuhn, McDowell DEC Brad Steinbach, St. Marys 8-5
152-Hayden Harrison, General McLane FOR Jason Hollar, Red Lion Forfeit
160-Dave Schreiner, William Tennent MAJOR Corbin Semple, Waynesburg 11-3
171-Pat Flynn, Quakertown DEC Kyle Deliere, Canon McMillan 2-1 (2OT)
189-Andrew Haile, Greensburg Salem MAJOR Pat Hellmann, Hempfield 11-0
215-Josh Cherish, Oil City DEC Joe Bergen, Pennsbury 5-4
275-Bryan Reiss, Emmaus MAJOR Stefan Tighe, Erie Cathedral Prep 10-1


7th/8th Place Bouts

103-Tyler Nauman, Middletown DEC Andrew Winters, Indian Valley 9-4
112-Jason Weslager, Belle Vernon DEC Kyle Fluke, State College 10-8
119-Ryan Williams, Cumberland Valley DEC Jake Keene, General McLane 5-4
125-Billy Stenack, Northampton DEC Matt Nelson, Shaler 5-2
130-Mike Tavani, West Chester East DEC Dave Gilio, Northampton 7-5 (OT)
135-Joe Ciampoli, Altoona DEC Nick Nelson, Shaler 1-0
140-Mark Powell, Trinity DEC Mike Parisi, Northampton 8-7
145-Mazen Kholi, Parkland DEC Mike Catalano, Canon McMillan 4-0
152-Brian Rowan, Neshaminy DEC Kyle Martin, Connellsville 4-1
160-Jake Lauffenburger, Warren DEC Pat Detweiler, Ephrata 3-1
171-Scott Hunter, Emmaus DEC Isaac Katz, Lower Merion 8-6
189-Nick Padezan, Penn Trafford DEC Garrett Hunter, McGuffey 5-2
215-Steve Busch, Exeter DEC Ben McMillin, Conneaut Lake 7-1
275-Andrew Joseph, Kiski Area DEC Matt Snyder, Northampton 5-3


AAA Outstanding Wrestler- Coleman Scott (Waynesburg)


Team Scores (top 50): 1) Northampton-124.4, 2) Easton-83.5, 3) Waynesburg-68, 4) Connellsville-57, 5) Council Rock So.-47.5, 6)Nazareth-42.5, 7) Upper Perkiomen-42, 8) Clearfield-41, 8) Pennridge-41, 10) Greensburg-Salem-36, 11) Hempfield-34.5, 12) Bald Eagle Area-34, 13) Springford-29, 14) Parkland-28, 15) Boyertown-27, 15) Cumberland Valley-27, 15) Kiski Area-27, 15) Reading-27, 19) Ephrata-25, 19) Shaler-25, 21) Cedar Cliff-24, 21) Crestwood-24, 23) General McLane-23, 23) Quakertown-23, 23) West Scranton-23, 26) Norristown-22, 27) Honesdale-19, 27) Valley-19, 29) Central Catholic-18, 29) Trinity-18, 29) Whitehall-18, 32) Moon Area-17.5, 33) Liberty-16, 33) Pennsbury-16, 35) Pittston-15.5, 36) Exeter-15, 36) Emmanus-15, 38) Dallastown-14, 38) Governor Mifflin-14, Lewistown-14, 38) Spring Grove-14, 42) Canon McMillan-13, 42) Gateway-13, 44) Chartiers Valley-12, 44) Delaware Valley-12, 46) Hatboro Horsham-11, 46) William Tennent-11, 48) Carlisle-10, 48) Oil City-10, 50) Erie Cathedral Prep-9, 50) McDowell-9.





© 2001 All rights reserved.
Thanks to Blue Sparks for use of the Blue Send script.
Thanks to The JavaScript Source
for the free JavaScripts.