News from December...2008

Paul Scharrer Named Times-News
Athlete of the Week

103 pounder, Paul Scharrer was named the Erie Times-News male Athlete Of The Week on December 24th, 2008 for his performance under pressure at the GM vs. Conneaut Lake dual meet on December 17th. With the team score tied at 28 and the match on the line, Scharrer beat Lake's Aaron Smith in the final bout, 8-4 to secure the win for the Lancers.

It was a great win for Paul because Smith had pinned him at last year's dual meet between the two teams. Paul got a big takedown in the final period and that was the difference. Congratulations to Paul Scharrer!


Caleb Baker Wins Jarvis Wildcat Title
Seth Stonis and Doug Myers Take Runnerup Honors

Sophomore heavyweight sensation, Caleb Baker chewed through seven straight opponents at the Jarvis Wildcat Memorial Invitational Tournament, this weekend in Athens, PA. Baker not only won the 285 lbs. title, he went 7-0 and posted four falls, bringing his season total to an amazing 10 falls.

Seth Stonis took 2nd place in the 189 pound weight class. He posted a 6-1 record with 3 falls. Seth's lone loss in the tournament was to Chris Nocchi who was a NY DII state tournament 4th placer in 2008.

Doug Myers, who's been wrestling very well this season, also placed second in the tourney. Myers went 5-1 with a pair of pins. Doug suffered his only loss in the finals to last years PIAA AA 6th placer, Garrett Morgan of Athens.

Dalton Lester and Paul Scharrer both took 3rd place.


Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2008 Jarvis Wildcat Memorial Invitational Tournament

103-Paul Scharrer
forba, mike (tunkhancock) FALL Scharrer, 4:30
link, evan (penn cambria) TF Scharrer, 4:00
Scharrer FALL olena, jeff (pal-mac) 3:01
Scharrer TF wolcott, ryan (waverly) 17-0 6:00

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 3RD)

112-Tim Wheeling
white, david (athens) FALL Wheeling 2:57
szala, nick (penn cambria) DEC Wheeling 6-0
Wheeling MD wilkerson, david (greenville) 10-2
gardener, ty (norristown) DEC Wheeling 5-2
yagloski, ray (tunkhancock) DEC Wheeling 4-2
nocchi, trevor (waverly) DEC Wheeling 7-6
Wheeling, Tim DEC rifenburt, dylan(pal-mac) 7-5

Tourn Record: 2-5 (DNP)

119-Tyler Bowers
Bowers FALL ho, ben (greenville) 5:50
Bowers FALL wiernosz, dane (tunkhancock) 1:57
yingling, curtis (athens) TF Bowers 3:45
Bowers MD mclean, chuck (norristown) 10-2
burns, dylan (waverly) MD Bowers 12-0
stoy, joey (penn cambria) DEC Bowers 10-4
mowry, ben (pal-mac) DEC Bowers 9-7

Tourn Record: 3-4 (DNP)

125-DJ Myers
Myers Def forlano, doug (norristown) :01
Myers For knecht, ben (athens)
marlow, tyler (pal-mac) FALL Myers 3:20
marshall, luke (greenville) FALL Myers :33
myers, patrick (penn cambria) FALL Myers 2:54
Myers Def packer, kevin (tunkhancock) 0:01
cooney, zach (waverly) DEC Myers 7-1

Tourn Record: 3-4 (DNP)

130-Zach Chivari
soper, devin (waverly) FALL Chivari 1:10
walton, sean (pal-mac) FALL Chivari 1:18
franco, nathan (tunkhancock) DEC Chivari 14-10
kearney, mike (penn cambria) DEC Chivari 9-2

Tourn Record: 0-4 (DNP)

135-Zac Baumgartner
Baumgartner FALL migliori, tony (tunkhancock) 1:32
sewalt, brett (waverly) TF Baumgartner 3:47
courtney, matt (athens) DEC Baumgartner 14-10
santiabo, ricky (norristown) DEC Baumgartner 12-10
hasbrook, matt (pal-mac) DEC Baumgartner 8-3
miller, justin (penn cambria) DEC Baumgartne 7-4
perkins, randy (greenville) DEC Baumgartner 11-7

Tourn Record: 1-6 (DNP)

140-Ryan Ruth
copeland, cody (greenville) FALL Ruth :13
ekstrom, alex (pal-mac) TF Ruth, Ryan 5:39
Ruth FALL guitierez, dylan (waverly) 2:52
montrose, matt (athens) Def Ruth
parker, branden (norristown) Def Ruth
wiernusz, sam (tunkhancock) DEC Ruth 2-0

Tourn Record: 1-5 (DNP)


152-Dalton Lester
Lester FALL barker, mark (pal-mac) 3:28
Lester FALL bliss, charlie (tunkhancock) 5:24
walker, logan (waverly) DEC Lester 8-1
kent, joe (norristown) DEC Lester 5-2
Lester, Dalton DEC holliga, david (greenville) 6-2
testen, mike (athens) DEC Lester, Dalton 8-7
Lester MD rickens, corey (penn cambria) 9-1

Tourn Record: 4-3 (PLACED 3RD)

160-Nuhfer, Tom
julian, john (penn cambria) FALL Nuhfer 3:44
Nuhfer, Tom FALL padilla, aaron (athens) 3:03
pierce, joey (norristown) MD Nuhfer 10-1
mcevoy, sean (pal-mac) DEC Nuhfer 4-3
mcgranahan, zach (greenville) DEC Nuhfer, Tom 5-3
mccutchean, zach (waverly) MD Nuhfer, Tom 14-4
rosario (tunkhancock) MD Nuhfer 14-4

Tourn Record: 1-6 (DNP)

171-Doug Myers
Myers Dec Mitch Wiernosz (
tunkhancock) 4-1
Myers FALL gentile, tyler (greenville) 2:46
Myers FALL kipling, greg (waverly) 1:31
Myers TF lawerence, tyler (pal-mac) 18-3 5:47
morgan, garrett (athens) FALL Myers 3:28
Myers, Dougie DEC gordon, larry (norristown) 4-1

Tourn Record: 5-1 (PLACED 2ND)

189-Seth Stonis
Stonis, Seth FALL grill, mat (norristown) 2:12
Stonis FALL jacobs, cody (pal-mac) 3:29
Stonis FALL schalder, nathan (tunkhancock) :46
Stonis For schlosser, justin(athens)
nocchi, chris (waverly) DEC Stonis 3-0
Stonis, Seth DEC malson, rj (greenville) 7-4
Stonis MD marzolf, bryan(penn cambria) 9-1

Tourn Record: 6-1 (PLACED 2ND)

215-Travis Bryant
bowman, tyler (waverly) TF Bryant 15-0 4:00
Bryant FALL gollette, josh (norristown) 1:39
krenz, ray (pal-mac) FALL Bryant :25
Bryant FALL kush, nikko (penn cambria) 1:05
sarcinella, dillon (greenville) FALL Bryant 1:11
Bryant DEC haraschak, andy (tunkhancock) 10-3
hall, todd (athens) MD Bryant 14-3

Tourn Record: 3-4 (DNP)

285-Caleb Baker
Baker FALL johnston, seth (tunkhancock) :39
Baker FALL judd, mason (pal-mac) 2:49
Baker FALL minier, nick (athens) 5:36
Baker FALL putman, logan (penn cambria) :27
Baker DEC robbins, marc (norristown) 3-0
Baker DEC petry, henry (waverly) 6-2
Baker DEC magee, george (greenville) 7-1

Tourn Record: 7-0 (PLACED 1ST)


McLane Wrestlers Pull Out A Nail Biter Over Lake

Conneaut Lake and the Lancers battled each other evenly all the way to end Wednesday at General McLane. It all came down to the little guys. With the match tied at 28, Paul Scharrer faced off against Aaron Smith at 103 lbs. Smith had pinned Paul in last year's dual meet. It didn't happen this time. Scharrer took Smith down and to his back early in the bout and hung on for an 8-4, match clinching win.

The victory was made possible by some great performances by several other GM wrestlers too. Doug Myers pulled off an upset against highly touted Dennis Diodati, who had beaten him twice in the District 10 tournament last year. D.J. Myers and Travis Bryant also helped the cause, both pinned their opponents. Tyler Bowers pulled out a 13-8 overtime win over Steve Knapp at 119, and Zac Baumgartner posted a solid, 8-0 major decision at 135 lbs.

Dalton Lester and Tom Nuhfer also deserve some credit for their performances. Nuhfer wrestled well in a 3-2 loss to veteran, Drew Ketchum. A very much improved, Dalton Lester limited Lake to three team points by wrestling a great match against PIAA Medalist, Matt Laird at 152 lbs.

The team's win was also noteworthy because it was the 450th victory for the General McLane wrestling program since it began in 1961. The team will travel to Athens, PA. this Friday for the two day, Jarvis Wildcat Memorial Invitational Tournament.

112: Bobby Juracko (CL) dec. Tim Wheeling, 8-3
119: Tyler Bowers (GM) dec. Steve Knapp, 13-8
125: D.J. Myers (GM) pinned Brent Bowes, 3:04
130: Sam Juracko (CL) maj. dec. Zack Chivari, 10-0
135: Zac Baumgartner (GM) maj. dec. Cass Custard, 8-0
140: Paul Duda (CL) pinned John Nuhfer, 1:10
145: Jake Rendulic (CL) dec. Ryan Ruth, 7-3
152: Matt Laird (CL) dec. Dalton Lester, 8-1
160: Drew Ketcham (CL) dec. Tom Nuhfer, 3-2
171: Doug Myers (GM) dec. Dennis Diodati, 9-5
189: Seth Stonis (GM) won by forfeit
215: Travis Bryant (GM) pinned Travis Foster, :19
285: Kris Tursky (CL) pinned Caleb Baker, 5:22
103: Paul Scharrer (GM) dec. Aaron Smith, 8-4


GM Beats McDowell at War at the Shore

Minus several starters, the McLane matmen pulled it together and still managed to beat McDowell in the first match at Friday's 4th Annual War at the Shore. Ryan Ruth set the tone for the evening when he got a big pin in a swing match at 145 lbs. in the opening bout.

After McDowell tied the match with a forfeit win at 152, Tommy Nuhfer got the first of seven straight McLane wins when he rolled over Bobby Ferguson by a score of 15-4. Then Doug Myers, Seth Stonis, Travis Bryant, Caleb Baker, Paul Scharrer and Tim Wheeling all got wins in succession to give the Lancers an insurmountable 41-6 lead.

The Trojans rattled off four straight wins of their own to close the gap to 41-26, before Zac Baumgartner wrapped it up for the red and white, with a hard fought, 3-2 decision over Mike Volant at 140 lbs. McLane got pins from Ryan Ruth, Travis Bryant, Tim Wheeling and Caleb Baker. Baker's pin was the sixth straight for the unbeaten Lancer heavyweight.

The team's next win will be a big one, it will mark the wrestling programs 450th since it began in the early 1960's. The McLane wrestlers will be back in action trying to get that big win next Wednesday against a tough Conneaut Lake squad at home.

General McLane 44 McDowell 26
145: Ryan Ruth (GM) pinned Dom DeSanto 5:55
152: Brayden Hayes (McD) won by forfeit
160: Tommy Nuhfer (GM) maj dec Bobby Ferguson 15-4
171: Doug Myers (GM) maj dec Ferrante 9-1
189: Seth Stonis (GM) dec Mike Weissinger 8-5
215: Travis Bryant (GM) pinned Anthiny Raucci 1:11
285: Caleb Baker (GM) pinned Tyler Covatto 4:55
103: Paul Scharrer (GM) won by forfeit
112: Tim Wheeling (GM) pinned Hunter Wieczorek :27
119: Khlique Harris (McD) maj dec Tyler Bowers 16-3
125: Steve Spearman (McD) tech fall DJ Myers 17-2 (5:09)
130: Shawn Stancliff (McD) pinned Zack Chivari 2:27
135: Dylan Matz (McD) tech fall John Nuhfer 15-0 (3:21)
140: Zach Baumgartner (GM) dec Mike Volant 3-2


Lancer Matmen Miss Winning Mountaineer
Tournament Title By A Single Point!

The GM wrestlers may be young, but they nearly won the Mountaineer Tournament this year with four individual champions. In the end they just couldn't overtake Corry, who also had four champs and snagged the title by one point, 164 to 163.

Dalton Lester, Doug Myers, Seth Stonis and Caleb Baker all took top honors at this year's Tournament. Baker pinned his way through the 285 pound weight class. Dalton Lester also had a great tournament, posting 3 falls and 2 major decisions. Doug Myers had to be pleased at winning his title after placing 5th last year. Seth Stonis cruised through his weight class after placing 2nd last year.

Paul Scharrer and Zac Baumgartner both took runnerup honors, losing only in the finals.


Team Scores:
Corry - 164, General McLane - 163, New Oxford - 157.5, State College - 116,
Philipsburg-Oceola - 95, Somerset - 88.5, Hollidaysburg - 81, Central Dauphin East - 72.5

Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2008 Mountaineer Invitational Tournament

103-Paul Scharrer
R1: Scharrer bye
R2: Scharrer bye
R3: Scharrer maj dec Alan Royek CO 13-2
R4: Scharrer pinned Lucas Wilkinson PO :24
Finals: Jordan Conaway NO pinned Scharrer 4:30

Tourn Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)

112-Tim Wheeling
R1: Andrew Brehm NO pinned Wheeling 5:59
R2: Austin Gillihan CO tech fall Wheeling 18-0
R3: Wheeling pinned Ryan Mortimer SC 1:04
R4: Wheeling bye
5th/6th: Wheeling pinned Dewie Dempsey HO 4:21

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 5TH)

119-Tyler Bowers
R1: Bowers pinned Ryan Musselman SO 1:30
R2: Steve Shiffler HO dec Bowers 6-2
R3: Bowers dec Chris Barksdale SC 7-3
R4: Nick Gurol PO maj dec Bowers 18-6
3rd/4th: Steve Shiffler HO dec Bowers 3-2

Tourn Record: 2-3 (PLACED 4TH)

125-DJ Myers
R1: Myers bye
R2: Myers pinned Alex Pike HO 1:23
R3: Kenny Myers PO pinned Myers 5:25
R4: Brandon Berkebile SO pinned Myers :37
3rd/4th: Brandon Fronk CO dec Myers 7-1

Tourn Record: 1-3 (PLACED 4TH)

130-Zach Chivari
R1: Luke Lohr SO pinned Chivari 1:30
R2: Derek Diehl PO pinned Chivari 5:02
R3: Chivari maj dec Jesse Dalton CD 15-1
R4: Chivari bye
5th/6th: Cody Bailey CO maj dec Chivari 16-2

Tourn Record: 1-3 (PLACED 6TH)

135-Zac Baumgartner
R1: Baumgartner bye
R2: Baumgartner pinned Shane Dodson SC 3:36
R3: Baumgartner dec Clayton Scheffel SO 8-2
R4: Baumgartner dec James Dalgam HO 8-2
Finals: Kyle Dayhoff NO dec Baumgartner 10-4

Tourn Record: 3-1 (PLACED 2ND)

140-Ryan Ruth
R1: Ruth dec Zech Myers NO 10-4
R2: Ruth dec Levi McCord PO 8-6
R3: Scott Bosak SC dec Ruth 7-2
R4: Jake Kondrlick CO pinned Ruth :24
3rd/4th: Booker Fullmore CD dec Ruth 2-1

Tourn Record: 2-3 (PLACED 4TH)

145-John Nuhfer
R1: Jesse Preisler CO pinned Nuhfer 1:23
R2: Cory Bixler NO pinned Nuhfer 2:35
R3: Tyler McElhaney SC pinned Nuhfer 1:36
R4: Shane Augustine SO pinned Nuhfer :25
7th/8th: Cory Bixler NO dec Nuhfer 12-6

Tourn Record: 0-5 (PLACED 8TH)

152-Dalton Lester
R1: Lester pinned Zac Morris CO 1:59
R2: Lester pinned Tyler Rhoads CD 1:20
R3: Lester maj dec Landon Faidley SO 8-0
R4: Lester pinned Ethan Greenawalt PO 5:28
Finals: Lester maj dec Landon Fraidley SO 9-0

Tourn Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)

160-Corey Goss
R1: Goss pinned Jared Fleck PO 2:13
R2: Goss bye
R3: Beau Norton CO dec Goss 8-1
R4: Nick Rebert NO dec Goss 4-1
3rd/4th: Goss pinned Dewayne White CD 3:45

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 3RD)

171-Doug Myers
R1: Myers pinned Roy Burwell SO :33
R2: Myers pinned Adam Smith HO :47
R3: Myers pinned Chad Dreibelbis SC 4:51
R4: Myers dec Steve Rusnak PO 2-1
Finals: Myers pinned Jake Kennedy NO 2:48

Tourn Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)

189-Seth Stonis
R1: Stonis maj dec Andrew Mann PO 8-0
R2: Stonis tech fall Jesse McCandless HO 17-1
R3: Stonis pinned Tyler Trephan CD 1:55
R4: Stonis maj dec Cdah Heisey NO 12-2
Finals: Stonis dec Allen Dreibelbis SC 5-2

Tourn Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)

215-Travis Bryant
R1: Bryant pinned Josh Smith CO 3:48
R2: Andrew Dreibelbis SC pinned Bryant 3:23
R3: Bryant wb inj def Coltyn Wrye PO 2:49
R4: Jake Walls HO pinned Bryant 1:27
3rd/4th: Jim Eline NO pinned Bryant 1:53

Tourn Record: 2-3 (PLACED 4TH)

285-Caleb Baker
R1:Baker pinned Ryan Young NO 3:02
R2: Baker pinned Cody Golding PO 2:47
R3: Baker pinned Charlie Keller HO 1:26
R4: Baker pinned Dan Jordan SC 4:20
Finals: Baker pinned Tyler Meneely CO 5:48

Tourn Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)





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