News from December...2006

Lancers Drop 3rd Straight to the Lake

The Lancers ran up a 25-3 lead over visiting Conneaut Lake Wednesday night, but the Lakers came storming back to win the last 8 bouts and the match. Keith Scharrer started the night off with a 32 second pin over Travis Morian. Freshman, Tyler Bowers kept the ball rolling with an 11-3 major decision over Steve Knapp at 112. Cyrus Parlin put on another dominating performance at 119 pounds. Cyrus scored several sets of back points with a series of bar arm combinations, before pinning his opponent at 5:53.

The Lakers briefly interrupted the GM run, when Matt Laird won a hard fought decision over Glen Sult at 125. Glenn held a 7-0 lead after two periods, but a locking hands penalty and a Laird five point move late in the final period, sent the bout into overtime. Joe Zimmerman turned in a great performance against veteran, Tyler Thomas. Zimmerman pulled out a 6-4 win when he hit a slick double leg in overtime.

Eric Zelina made short work of Drew Ketchum at 135, pinning the Lake wrestler in 50 seconds. That gave the Lancers what appeared to be a commanding 25-3 lead, but things began to unravel as Conneaut Lake won the last eight bouts, 4 by fall and two by a single point.

Conneaut Lake 39 General McLane 25
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) wbf Travis Morian :32
112-Tyler Bowers (GM) wbmd Steve Knapp 11-3
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) wbf Cass Custard 5:53
125-Matt Laird (CL) wbd Glen Sult 10-8 (1OT)
130-Joe Zimmerman (GM) wbd Tyler Thomas 6-4 (1OT)
135-Eric Zelina (GM) wbf Drew Ketchum :50
140-Clint Copeland (CL) wbf Dan McConnell 2:46
145-Lucas Morian (CL) wbd Dale Sanders 3-2
152-Cash Horne (CL) wbf Corey Goss :09
160-Matt Morian (CL) wbd Seth Stonis 4-0
171-Josh Krueger (CL) wbf Jake Carter 2:57
189-Jon Smith (CL) wbd Lou Decker 3-2
215-Dane Ketchum (CL) wbf Ben Deppen 5:13
285-Kris Tursky (CL) wbd Shawn McFadden 4-0


Notes From the Conneaut Lake Dual:
Conneaut Lake's win Wednesday was the first over GM since the 2000-2001 season. It was also the first time McLane has started the season 0-3 in several years.

Eric Zelina nailed down his 87th career win and 39th career pin Wednesday evening.



Zelina and Decker Place 4th at
King of the Mountain Tournament

Eric Zelina and Lou Decker made the semifinal rounds of the KOM tournament at Central Mountain High Scool friday evening. Eric cruised into the semifinals with a decision and two falls. Unfortunately both wrestlers dropped out of the winners bracket with Saturday morning losses.

Eric's loss was hard to take, according to Coach Cook. He was doing very well against Red Lion's Ryan Luu, when he got caught in a funky front headlock and was decked with only 7 ticks left on the 1st period clock. Decker also wrestled well in the semis, but couldn't get an offense going against the state's #1 ranked 171 pounder, AJ Brentzel (Penn Trafford). Lou ended up on the losing end of a 5-0 score.

Both wrestlers bounced back to win in consolation semifinals round. Zelina knocked off the tourney's #1 seed and 12th ranked (AA), Tyler Myers of Penns Valley, by a 7-6 count. Lou had no trouble disposing of Phillipsburg, New Jersey's Mike Santini, 14-1.

Eric finished 4th when he lost by fall to Central Mountain's Johnathon Quiggle in the consi finals. Zelina had pinned Quiggle in the quarterfinals on Friday. Lou Decker also finished 4th when he dropped his consolation finals bout, 16-8 to Jersey Shore's 23rd ranked, Joe Loffredo.

Keith Scharrer and Cyrus Parlin just missed the medal rounds when they lost one bout short of the consolation quarterfinals. Cyrus lost to #20 Joey Walters of Greater Latrobe in the 2nd round. He bounced back with two wins in the consolation rounds before he lost by fall, to Kenny Stank of Central Daughin. Keith, who had three pins in the tournament, lost a heartbreaking 1-0 decision in his final bout, to David White of Athens, on a penalty point.

Notes From KOM Tournament:

Eric Zelina won 4 matches at KOM, bringing his career win total to 86. Lou Decker won 3 bouts and now has 75 career wins. The Lancers finished 17th as a team...not too bad, considering the fact that they only had 11 wrestlers entered in one of Pennsylvania's premier tournaments. GM finished 13th at KOM last season with a full team.

The team's upper weights should be back on the mats on Monday. Shawn McFadden, Ben Deppen, Jake Carter and Ethan Polaski were in Hershey Saturday helping the General McLane football team win their first ever, PIAA AAA Football Championship over Pottsville, 28-23. Congratulations guys!!!


Team Scores: 1.Hempfield 222.00, 2.Central Mountain 171.50, 3.Central Dauphin 146.00, 4.Penn Trafford 137.50, 5.Greater Latrobe 133.00, 6.Bellefonte 127.00, 7.Indian Valley 107.50, 8.Red Lion 102.00, 9.Brandywine Heights 98.00, 10.Line Moutain 94.50, 11.Southwestern 90.50, 12.Parkland 90.00, 13.Canton 89.50, 14.Phillipsburg, NJ 86.00, 15.Jersey Shore 80.00, 16.Manheim Central 79.00, 17.General McLane 75.00, 18.Mifflinburg 74.50, 19.Bloomsburg 73.00, 20. Hollidaysburg 71.00, 21.Neshaminy 66.00, 22.Lewisburg 65.50, 23.State College 63.50, 24.Penns Valley 55.00, 25.Athens 54.00, 26.Tyrone 51.00, 27.Phillipsburg Osceola 49.50, 28.Saint Marys 37.50, 29.Hughesville 32.50, 30.Governor Mifflin 27.50, 31.Pius X 27.00, 32.Williamsport 5.00

103-Shane Young (PT) wbd Mitchell Port (Bel) 5-3
112-Patrick Wieger (CD) wbd Nathan Pennesi (GL) 7-0
119-Nico Cortese (Hf) wbd Derek Reber (Lw) 2-1
125-Dylan Alton (CMt) wbd Matt Bogusz (Pk) 8-4
130-Brock Parker (Can) wbd Andrew Alton (CM) 5-1
135-Mike Richie (Pk) wbd Ryan Luu (RL) 9-3
140-Walt Peppelman (CD) wbd Joe Anceravage (Bl) 10-3
145-Steve Bosak (SC) wbd Jake Kemerer (Hf) 6-2
152-Ryan Goodman (GL) wbd Chad Sindoni (Ath) 6-3
160-Travis Uncapher (HF) wbd Kameron Zitelli (GL) 8-7
171-AJ Brentzel (PT) dec Kasey Lyon (Can) 4-1
189-Shawn Fausey (LM) wbd Brad Stoudt (BH) 3-2
215-Jeremy Gross (Bl) wbd T.J. Valore (Hf) 16-9
285-Roman Husam (Lw) wbd Marc Zimmerman (MC) 3-2

3rd Place Matches:
103-AJ Shoop (Ty) wbd Simon Rice (CD) 4-2 (OT)
112-Chris Albright ( RL) wbd Jesse Reilly (Hf) 4-0
119-Nic Bedelyon (IV) wbd Tony Communale (PX) 6-1
125-Chad Frankhouser (IV) wbd Kevin Moyer (CD) 9-5
130-Marshall Peppelman (CD) wbd R Chelednik (Hf) 5-1
135-Jonathon Quiggle (CM) wbf Eric Zelina (GM) :32
140-Adam Will (IV) wbd Tim Coder (CM) 5-2
145-Bobby Gulla (Ne) wbd Nick Pare (P,NJ) 3-1
152-Micah Bollinger (Mif) wbd Nick Lansberry (LM) 4-2
160-Brett Snyder (Mif) wbf Dan Matthews PT 6:50 (OT)
171-Joe Loffredo (JS) maj dec Lou Decker (GM) 16-8
189-J.R. Brown (Bellef) wbmd Bo Reifer (PO) 11-0
215-Jordan Enck (MC) wbf Ed Klock (LM) 4:21
285-Josiah Beers (SW) wb inj def Steve Santia (Hf)


5th Place Matches:
103-Zane Yocco (BH) wbf Drew Rebling (SW) 1:36
112-Matt Yocco (BH) wbf Jimmy Couturiaux (CMt) 2:05
119-Joey Walters (GL) wbd Nick Yocco (BH) 3-2
125-Jack Bachman (Hf) wbd Tyler Erdman (LM) 4-2
130-Dex Lederer (Ne) wbd Stuart Rhodes (Hol) 4-0
135-Tyler Myers (PV) wbf Devan Jones (PT) 2:53
140-Shane Alterio (Be) wbmd Brett Shoenfelt (Hol) 10-2
145-Tony Dellago (CD) wbd David Snook (Mif) 3-2
152-Cody Shue (SW) wbd Shane Clarr (SM) 4-1
160-Christian Oberle (Be) wbf Cody Dolan (CM) 4:32
171-Matt Santini (P,NJ) wbd Jason Moretti (Ne) 5-2
189-Cameron Einsala (Gov) wbd Travis Reed (SM) 7-1
215-Ryan Maggs (CM) wbd Josh Wensel (Be) 6-5
285-Nate Knepp (IV) wbd Chad Schmeling (GL) 6-2
7th Place Matches:
103-Erik Galloway (SC) wbd David White (Ath) 7-2
112-Garth Mahosky (Can) wbmd Richie Drey (P,NJ) 8-0
119-Jarrid Hartman (RL) wbd Kenny Stank (CD) 8-6 (OT)
125-T.J. Albright (Tyr) wbmd Sean Andel (RL) 9-0
130-Jared Jones (PT) wbd Luke Grassi (P,NJ) 4-3
135-Craig Chelednik (Hf) wbd Josh Nguyen (LM) 7-1
140-Matt Butler (Hf) wbmd Garrett Russell (Ath) 13-2
145-Nathaniel Mills (Hol) wbd Matt Orndorf ( PV) 9-4
152-Ryan Colmer (Hol) wbmd Carmen Testa (Hf) 11-3
160-Colby Williamson (JS) wbf Dale Mills (SW) 1:53
171-Ammon Swisher (Hu) wbd Shane Tate (Ty) 5-1
189-Tim Kovitch (Ne) wbd Paul Jamison (RL) 5-2
215-Chris Carabello (Gov) wbf Garrett Gibson (PT) 3:44
285-Tyler Coombe (Bl) wbd Mike Horton (PO) 6-2


Individual GM Wrestler Results at the 2006-07 King of the Mountain Tournament

103-Keith Scharrer

Prelim-Scharrer pinned Andrew Stumph (Mifflinb) :34
Prelim-A.J. Schopp (Tyrone) dec Scharrer 5-2
Cons-Scharrer pinned Nate Copenhaver (Ind Vl) :59
Cons-Scharrer pinned Ryan Walters (G Latrb) 1:59
Cons-David White (Athens) dec Scharrer 1-0

Tournament Record: 3-2 (DNP)


112-Tyler Bowers

Prelim-Nathan Pinessi (G Latrb) tech fall Bowers 16-0
Cons-Zack Ulmer (Jersey Shr) pinned Bowers :51

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)


119-Cyrus Parlin

Prelim-Parlin dec Stewart Owens (Penn Traf) 8-3
Prelim-Joey Walters (G Latrb) pinned Parlin :57
Cons-Parlin pinned Nate James (Bellef) 4:34
Cons-Parlin dec Jason Tyrun (Nesh) 6-4
Cons-Kenny Stank (Centr Daugh) pined Parlin 4:57

Tournament Recod: 3-2 (DNP)


125-Glen Sult

Prelim-Chad Frankhouser (Ind Valley) tech fall Sult 16-0
Cons-Sult dec Travis Scott (Southw) 6-1
Cons-John Horak (Phil, NJ) dec Sult 14-7

Tournament Record: 1-2 (DNP)


130-Joe Zimmerman

Prelim-Luke Grassi (Phil, NJ) pinned Zimmerman 4:38
Cons-Zimmerman pinned Tyler Hott (Lewisb) 3:57
Cons-Anthony Romano (Tyrone) dec Zimmerman 6-1

Tournament Record: 1-2 (DNP)


135-Eric Zelina

Prelim-Zelina dec Kyle Fuller (Jersey Shr) 4-0
Prelim-Zelina pinned Evan McCaffrey (Holidaysb) 1:43
QF-Zelina pinned Johnathon Quiggle (Cent Mt) 1:49
SF-Ryan Luu (Red Lion) pinned Zelina 1:53
Cons SF-Zelina dec Tyler Myers (Penns Val) 7-6
3rd/4th-Johnathon Quiggle (Cent Mt) pinned Zelina

Tournament Record: 4-2 (PLACED 4TH)


140-Dan McConnell

Prelim-Joey Anceravage (Bloomsb) pinned McConnell :57
Cons-JR Mumert (Southw) maj dec McConnell 10-0

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)


145-Dale Sanders

Prelim-Jake Kemerer (Hempf) pinned Sanders 1:59
Cons-Aaron Anspacher (Southw) dec Sanders 7-2

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)

152-Seth Stonis

Prelim-Stonis dec Levi Orndorff (Williamsp) 5-4
Prelim-Chad Sindoni (Athens) pinned Stonis 4:26
Cons-Shane Clarr (St Marys) pinned Stonis 2:15

Tournament Record: 1-2 (DNP)


160-Leroy Jenkins

Prelim-Dan Marino (Phil, NJ) pinned Jenkins 1:10
Cons-Kyle Dodson (Manh Centr) pinned Jenkins 2:56

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)

171-Lou Decker

Prelim-Decker pinned Zack Knepp (Ind Valley) :47
QF-Decker dec Jason Moretti (Nesh) 11-8
SF-AJ Brentzel (Penn Traf) dec Decker 5-0
Cons SF-Decker maj dec Mike Santini (Phil, NJ) 14-1
3rd/4th-Joe Loffredo (Jers Shr) maj dec Decker 16-8

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)








12/16 & 17/06

Banged Up McLane Wrestlers Place 4th @ McDowell Tournament

Missing three upper weights due to the football team's success, the McLane wrestlers somehow managed to claw their way to a 4th place finish at Saturday's McDowell Invitational Tournament. Shawn McFadden, Ethan Polaski, Jake Carter and Ben Deppen were in Pittsburgh helping the GM Football team win their first ever PA western final over #1 ranked Thomas Jefferson, 28-7.

Lou Decker is still sidelined, Eric Zelina suffered an ankle injury in Round 5, and Clay Steadman wrestled the entire day with an injury. But the patched together, banged up Lancer squad still managed to make a respectable showing.

Clay Steadman, who was obviously in pain all day, breezed through the 189 lbs. weight class with 3 falls and 2 shutouts. Clay gave up just a single point in the tourney when he intentionally cut his opponent loose to go for another takedown. His performance in the finals, against St. Mary's, 12th ranked Travis Reed was nothing short of stunning. Clay totally dominated the Dutchman from the neutral position and on the mat to run up an impressive 10-0 major decision.

Keith Scharrer and Cyrus Parlin also won McDowell Tournament titles. Keith won 4 bouts rather handily. He picked up a fall, a major and a lopsided, 7-2 win to make the finals. He then disposed of St. Marys' Zack Hoy by a 3-1 count. The match wasn't that close, as Keith held a 3-0 edge late in the final period. Cyrus posted 2 falls and a 12-0 major before running into Port Allegheny's Shane Martin. Parlin had to work hard for a 9-7 decision that propelled him into the finals, where he won by injury default over Iroquois' highly touted freshman, Dylan Simmer.

Seth Stonis placed 2nd. He made the finals by posting 3 wins, all by fall. Stonis dropped a 3-1 decision to St. Marys' Shane Clarr in the 152 lbs. finals bout. Glen Sult took 3rd at 125 lbs. Sult won by fall in the consolation finals. His lone loss was to tournament runnerup, Chris Rowe of Sharpsville. Joe Zimmerman and Eric Zelina both placed 4th. Zelina looked like he was on his way to the finals, but suffered a tournament ending injury in Round 5.

The McLane wrestlers will be back in action this coming Friday and Saturday at the King of the Mountain Tournament at Central Mountain High School.

Notes from the McDowell Invitational: Eric Zelina's last win at the McDowell Tournament was the 82nd of his career. He also surpassed Travis Goss's career takedown total to move into the #10 spot on the all time list with 169.


McDowell Invitational Tournament

Team Scores: 1. Harborcreek 263.5, 2. Grove City 225, 3. St Marys 203, 4. General McLane 196, 5. McDowell 189, 6. Fairview 183, 7. Port Allegheny 163.5, 8. Sharpsville 130, 9. Iroquois 122.5, 10. Jamestown 83, Girard 47.5 (North Catholic had 1 wrestler entered)

103-Keith Scharrer (GM) wbd Zach Hoy (SM) 3-1
112-Steve Mancuso (McD) wbd Steve Simchick (SM) 10-4
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) wb inj def Dylan Simmer (Ir)
125-Nick Nichols (PA) wbmd Chris Rowe (Sh) 8-0
130-Josh Eckendorf (Fv) wbmd Adam Trimble (HC) 14-5
135-Joey Nowakowski (HC) wbd Dan Gennaro (Fv) 7-0
140-Sam Kuhn (HC) wbmd 8-0 John Sanko (NC)
145-Craig Johnson (GC) wbmd Jeff Jones (PA) 13-5
152-Shane Claar (SM) wbd Seth Stonis (GM) 3-1
160-Josh Miller (GC) wbd Justin Bremm (SM) 13-8
171-Shane Nolan (Gi) wbd Chris Daniels (HC) 5-3
189-Clay Steadman (GM) wbmd Travis Reed (SM) 10-0
215-Josh Woods (GC) wbd Jeff Hawrliw (HC) 5-1
285-Phil Catruccio (Sh) wbd Jeff Pollard (Fv) 4-3

3rd Place Matches
103-Johnny Pas (GC) wbd Ryan Johnson (Ir)
112-Chris Heitzenrater (HC) wbd Todd Mealy (PA)
119-Matt Krysiak (HC) wbd Shane Martin (PA) 11-5
125-Glen Sult (GM) wbf Brady Fyffe (GC) 1:08
130-Matt McCullough (McD) wbd Joe Zimmerman (GM) 5-2
135-Derek McCullough (SM) wb inj def Eric Zelina (GM)
140-Charlie Baer (GC) wbd Braden Hayes (McD) 5-3
145-Shane Nelson (Fv) wbf Derek Roberts (Jt) 2:53
152-Cris Reitz (Ir) wbf Matt Allessie (HC) 2:57
160-Scott Fisher (HC) wbd Nick Gardner (McD) 7-2
171-Caleb Kolb (GC) wbf Matt McElhaney (Jt) :43
189-Edwin Taylor (McD) wbf Tim McAndrew (HC) 3:15
215-Sean Sadosky (SM) wbmd Mike Anthony (McD) 9-0
285-Justin Sterner (GC) wbf Charles Wilson (McD) 2:21

OW: Craig Johnson (Grove City)


Individual GM Wrestler Results at the 2006-07 McDowell Tournament

103-Keith Scharrer

Scharrer pinned Connor Hnady (Fv) :48
Scharrer dec Ryan Johnson (Ir) 7-2
Scharrer maj dec Sean Stancliff (McD) 12-4
Finals: Scharrer dec Zach Hoy (SM) 3-1

Tournament Record: 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)


112-Tyler Bowers

Steve Simchick (SM) pinned Bowers :47
Kris Heitzenrater (HC) pinned Bowers 2:30
Bowers won by inj def over Garrett Zarecky (GC)
5th/6th: Joe Gennaro (Fv) pinned Bowers 2:00

Tournament Record: 1-3 (PLACED 6TH)

119-Cyrus Parlin

Parlin pinned Dan Ackers (Fv) :36
Parlin pinned Marty Phipps (GC) 2:13
Parlin maj dec Jere Nieminski (McD) 12-0
Parlin dec Shane Martin (PA) 9-7
Finals: Parlin won by inj def over Dylan Simmer (Ir)

Tournament Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)


125-Glen Sult

Sult dec Devin Miller (Ir) 5-4
Chris Rowe (Sh) dec Sult 5-1
Sult maj dec Zach Love (SM) 16-5
3rd/4th: Sult pinned Brady Fyffe (GC) 1:08

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)

130-Joe Zimmerman

Zimmerman pinned Ryan Barabas (Ir) 3:39
Gary Lesher (PA) maj dec Zimmerman 16-6
Josh Eckendorf (Fv) wbtf Zimmerman 19-4
Zimmerman dec Quinn Thomas (Sh) 7-2
3rd/4th: Matt McCullough (McD) dec Zimmerman 5-2

Tournament Record: 2-3 (PLACED 4TH)


135-Eric Zelina

Zelina pinned Adam Greenman (PA) :22
Zelina pinned James Zuendel (McD) 1:06
Zelina pinned Tyler Harnett (Jt) 1:08
Dan Gennaro (Fv) won by inj def over Zelina
3rd/4th: Derek McCullough (SM) won by inj def over Zelina

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)

140-Dan McConnell

John Sanko (NC) maj dec McConnell 10-0
McConnell pinned Justin Harthan (Jt) 5:02
Jordan Babcock (Fv) maj dec McConnell 14-4
Braden Hayes (McD) dec McConnell 10-6
7th/8th: McConnell pinned Josh Sutley (Sh) 3:34

Tournament Record: 2-3 (PLACED 7TH)


145-Dale Sanders

Derek Roberts (Jt) dec Sanders 9-3
Jeff Sanford (HC) dec Sanders 7-6
Jeff Jones (PA) dec Sanders 7-2
Sanders pinned Zach Bress (Sh) 1:13
Sanders dec Jon Salmon (McD) 2-0 (OT)

Tournament Record: 2-3 (PLACED 7TH)

152-Seth Stonis

Stonis pinned Mark Chellgreen (PA) 4:45
Stonis pinned BJ Johnson (GC) 3:23
Matt Allessie (HC) maj dec Stonis 11-3
Stonis pinned Nick Lohrer (Fv) 3:58
Finals: Shane Claar (SM) dec Seth Stonis 3-1

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 2ND)


160-Leroy Jenkins

Bryan Gerhart (Jt) dec Jenkins 13-6
Corey Bartlett (Ir) pinned Jenkins 3:39
Josh Miller (GC) won by tech fall Jenkins 16-0
Scott Fisher (HC) dec Jenkins 9-3
8th/9th: Jenkins dec Justin Weidle (Fv) 8-1

Tournament Record: 1-4 (PLACED 9TH)




189-Clay Steadman

Steadman pinned Poghan (Jt) :55
Steadman pinned Edwin Taylor (McD) 1:16
Steadman dec Matt Anthony (PA) 7-0
Steadman pinned Mike Ford (Gi) :48
Finals: Steadman maj dec Travis Reed (SM) 10-0

Tournament Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)







Lancers Suffer Worst Loss In More Than
Six Years to 11th Ranked Bellefonte

There wasn't much to cheer about after Clay Steadman's opening pin at Parker Middle school on Saturday. Steadman wasted no time taking Ben Musser to the mat with a high crotch, then pinning his opponent at the 1:38 mark. Bellefonte then won 11 of the final 13 weight classes, six by fall to run up a 43 point margin of victory over the short handed Lancers.

The only other Lancers to score wins were Eric Zelina and Cyrus Parlin. Zelina, who bumped up a weight class, had his hands full with Shane Alterio. There was lots of action in the first period, but neither wrestler was able to score. Zelina escaped 12 seconds into the second period to take a 1-0 lead. It looked like that one point lead might be enough, but after the official warned Eric for riding parallel, he decided to cut Alterio with 15 ticks left on the clock. That sent the bout to overtime. Alterio took a shot about midway through the period. Zelina caught him backing out and scored the winning takedown on a nifty re-shot.

Cyrus Parlin has been a pleasant surprise so far this year. Parlin gave up an early takedown to Nathan James, but it was all Cyrus after that. Cyrus escaped at the first period buzzer to make the score 2-1. In the second stanza, Parlin worked a bar arm combination mercilessly until he turned his opponent for back points. Cyrus chose top in the final period and once again rode his opponent with authority for the entire two minutes to secure a 4-2 win.

The Lancers will be back in action next weekend at the McDowell Tournament. The McLane squad will still be without Shawn McFadden, Ben Deppen, Jake Carter and Ethan Polaski, but Dale Sanders and Lou Decker should be back on the mat.

Bellefonte-55 General McLane-12
189-Clay Steadman (GM) pinned Ben Musser 1:38
215-Josh Wensel (B) won by forfeit
285-Vinnie Mazzotto (B) pinned Steve Ronto :25
103-Mitchell Port (B) dec Keith Scharrer 6-3
112-Garrett Singer (B) pinned Tyler Bowers 1:00
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) dec Nathan James 4-2
125-Josh Fishburn (B) dec Glen Sult 10-4
130-Preston Snyder (B) pinned Manley Lupher 2:44
135-Zach O'Hara (B) dec Joe Zimmerman 6-1
140-Eric Zelina (GM) dec Shane Alterio 3-1 (OT)
145-Brandon Jones (B) pinned Dan McConnell 1:33
152-Alan Zimmerman (B) maj dec Seth Stonis 12-1
160-Chris Oberle (B) pinned Steve Hall 3:38
171-Kaleb Phillips (B) pinned Leroy Jenkins 1:52


Short Handed Lancers Drop a One Point
Decision to McDowell at War at the Shore II

The GM grapplers opened the season Friday evening at Erie Civic Center with a one point loss to rival McDowell at the second annual War at the Shore. Even though they lost, the McLane wrestling team showed they will have some depth. Three freshmen and three sophomores did an admirable job of filling in for six missing starters.

Ethan Polaski, Ben Deppen, Jake Carter and Shawn McFadden were in Pittsburgh helping the Lancer football team beat District 8 champion, Oliver, 14-6 in the PIAA quaterfinals. Dale Sanders and Lou Decker were both on the sidelines nursing injuries.

Even though the team lost, Coach Cook had to be pleased with the performance of junior 119 pounder, Cyrus Parlin. Parlin pulled off a big upset over two time District champ, Steve Mancuso. Parlin and Mancuso both wrestled aggressively in the first, but neither could score. Cyrus escaped early in the second period, then countered a Mancuso flurry with a single leg and took the Trojan to the mat for a 3-0 lead. Parlin completely dominated Mancuso in the third by countering every attempt by the Trojan to break free.

The match started at 171 pounds. McDowell's Thor Perry picked up a fall over junior, Leroy Jenkins to give the Trojans a 6-0 lead. District champ, Clay Steadman answered with a 3:21 pin over Edwin Taylor.

The Lancers had to forfeit 215 and 285, which put McDowell on top 18-6, but Keith Scharrer got six back by taking a forfeit at 103. Freshman, Tyler Bowers dropped a major decision in his first varsity match against McDowell's Sean Stancliff, but turned in a gritty performance while wrestling up a weight class. McDowell led 22-12 at that point, but GM would win four of the next five weight classes to take a 30-25 lead.

After Parlin's win at 125, Glen Sult pinned Jerre Nieminski in just over a minute. Manley Lupher had a 3-1 lead, but Matt McCullough came storming back to win a 4-3 decision at 130. Joe Zimmerman won a convincing 6-0 decision over James Zuendel at 135. District 10 champ, Eric Zelina accepted a forfeit at 140 pounds, but Brayen Hayes got 6 back for the Trojans at 145, with a fall over Dan McConnell.

Sophomore, Steve Hall pinned Andrew Borst at 152 pounds to give GM a 36-31 lead with one bout to go. Things were looking good, but McDowell's talented senior, Nick Gardner secured a McDowell win with a pin at 160. Final score, McDowell-37 GM-36.

In other War at the Shore action, Fort LeBoeuf upset highly touted Mt. Pleasant, 38-26. Mercyhurst beat Gannon and the Edinboro Fighting Scots rallied from a 13-0 deficit to beat Michigan State. Former GM wrestler, Hudson Harrison won a hard fought, 2-1 decision over NCAA qualifier, A.J. Sayles in the Gannon vs. Mercyhurst match.

The Lancers will be back in action tomorrow at Parker Middle School against Bellefonte.

McDowell-37 General McLane-36
171-Thor Perry (McD) pinned Leroy Jenkins :52
189-Clay Steadman (GM) pinned Edwin Taylor 3:21
215-Mike Anthony (McD) won by forfeit
285-Charles Wilson (McD) won by forfeit
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) won by forfeit
112-Sean Stancliff (McD) maj dec Tyler Bowers 14-0
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) dec Steve Mancuso 3-0
125-Glen Sult (GM) pinned Jerre Nieminski 1:11
130-Matt McCullough (McD) dec Manley Lupher 4-3
135-Joe Zimmerman (GM) dec James Zuendel 6-0
140-Eric Zelina (GM) won by forfeit
145-Brayden Hayes (McD) pinned Dan McConnell 4:12
152-Steve Hall (GM) pinned Andrew Borst 4:45
160-Nick Gardner (McD) pinned Seth Stonis 1:49







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