News from Dec...2014

McLane Wrestlers Dominate Trojans!

For the first time in several years the McLane wrestling team defeated the McDowell Trojans in dominating fashion Tuesday evening! Bolstered by big wins from Hunter Hendricks, Kyle Sult, Owen Watkins and Keller Watkins, the Lancers walked away with a convincing 45-15 win on Takedown for CF Night at General McLane High School.

It didn't look like it was going to be a lopsided victory at first. The Trojans, surprisingly won the the first two bouts at 220 and 285 to take a 6-0 lead. Brad Motter accepted a forfeit at 106 to tie the score, and Leno Ciotti ground out a 5-3 decision over a very tough, Alex Simos at 113 to make it 9-6 Lancers. McDowell took the lead back (12-9) when Charlie Lenox got a pin 120. But McLane put the hammer down after that!

Carmine Ciotti rolled over Keegan Fordyce, 6-2. Hunter Hendricks racked up a 17-0 technical fall over Jose Lopez to make the score 17-12 Lancers. Giovanni Ciotti hung in there against a very game, Noah Burkhart and pulled out a last second, 4-2 win in 2 OT's at 138 lbs. That's when the Watkins wrecking crew blew it wide open. Owen Watkins took control right off the whistle and pinned Dazion Castro in a cement mixer in just 52 seconds. Keller Watkins completely dominated veteran Jared Carlson at 152 pounds and came away with a 12-1 major decision. That gave the Lancers an insurmountable, 30-12 lead. Briggs Twitchell followed up wiith a solid, 6-1 decision over Jake Paulson at 160 to put the match away!

The Trojans got on the board one final time when Ryan Dailey pulled out a tough, 6-2 win over Ethan Laird at 170. Kyle Sult slapped a devastating cradle on Michael Kurelowech and pinned the Trojan in 1:15 at 182 lbs. McDowell chose to forfeit the last bout to Riley Vaughn, making the final, 45-15 General McLane.

The Lancers' record now stands at 4-1 (4-0 in Region 4). They will be back in action on January 2nd and 3rd at the Tool City Tournament. Their next big dual meet test will be against the Ramblers on January 8th at Cathedral Prep.


220 Fernando Frye (M) wbd Kendrick Storm-Bailey 3-2
285 Christopher Larson (M) wbd Ian Mallory 4-2 (OT)
106 Bradley Motter (GM) wbff
113 Leno Ciotti (GM) wbd Alex Simos 5-3
120 Charlie Lennox (M) wbf Tony Damore :28
126 Carmine Ciotti (GM) wbd Keegan Fordyce 6-2
132 Hunter Hendricks (GM) wbtf Jose Lopez 17-0
138 Giovanni Ciotti (GM) wbd Noah Burkhart 4-2 (2 OT)
145 Owen Watkins (GM) wbf Dazion Castro :52
152 Keller Watkins (GM) wbmd Jared Carlson 12-1
160 Briggs Twitchell (GM) wbd Jake Paulson 6-1
170 Ryan Dailey (M) wbd Ethan Laird 6-2
182 Kyle Sult (GM) wbf Michael Kurelowech 1:15
195 Riley Vaughn (GM) wbff



McLane Wrestlers Beat Colonels

The McLane wrestling team bounced back for an easy win against the Strong Vincent Colonels on Thursday evening. Carmine Ciotti, Giovanni Ciotti and Ethan Laird all picked up falls for the Lancers. Hunter Hendricks shutout his opponent at 132 lbs. Keller Watkins scored a 16-0 technical fall. It was the 30th technical fall of Keller's career!

The GM Wrestlers will be back in action at home next Tuesday, in what could be one of the most important dual meets of the year. They will take on the McDowell Trojans on Takedown for CF Night! Come out and show your support for the Lancers and cause!

106 Tyrone Cooley (SV) wb forfeit
113 Leno Ciotti (GM) wb forfeit
120 Carmine Ciotti (GM) wbf Darrell Gamble 3:53
126 Brett Mallory (GM) wb forfeit
132 Hunter Hendricks (GM) wbd Deven Abott 5-0
138 Giovanni Ciotti (GM) wbf Taye Sayre 1:29
145 Owen Watkins (GM) wb forfeit
152 Keller Watkins (GM) wbtf Gary Williams 16-0
160 Briggs Twitchell (GM) wb forfeit
170 Ethan Laird (GM) wbf Kane Patrone 2:31
182 Kyle Sult (GM) wb forfeit
195 Riley Vaughn (GM) wb forfeit
220 Kendrick Storm-Bailey (GM) wb forfeit
285 Ian Mallory (GM) wbf John White 1:53


Lancers Fall Short vs Defending Team Champs

The McLane wrestling team hosted Canon-McMillan on Tuesday evening at General Mclane. The Lancers, coming off a decent showing at last weekend's King of the Mountain Tournament felt they had a shot at upsetting the defending 2012 and 2013 PIAA Team Champions. Though Canon-McMillan prevailed by a score of 33-28, the Lancers proved they are in the same class as the Big Macs. The 5 point loss was much closer than last year's score (45-17). Just a 3 point swing in one weight class could have turned things around.

Ethan Laird, Leno Ciotti, Giovanni Ciotti and Keller Watkins all scored mat wins for GM. Briggs Twitchell and Riley Vaughn accepted forfeits. Giovanni posted a fall and Keller Watkins won by an 8-0 major.

The McLane wrestlers will be back in action on Thursday evening in Erie against Region 4 opponent Strong Vincent.

170 Ethan Laird (GM) wbd Bryan Milligan 10-6
182 Tommy James (CM) wbmd Kyle Sult 11-2
195 Riley Vaughn (GM) wb default
220 Zeremenko (CM) wbf Jacob Lenhardt 1:21
285 Brendan Furman (CM) wbd Ian Mallory 3-1
106 Logan Macri (CM) wbf Mason Fitzsimmons 1:24
113 Leno Ciotti (GM) wbd Dimitri Pihiou 4-2
120 Tim Hritsko (CM) wbd Carmine Ciotti 7-2
126 Camden Fontenot (CM) wbtf Brett Mallory 23-8 6:00
132 Matt Oblock (CM) wbd Hunter Hendricks 12-6
138 Giovanni Ciotti (GM) wbf Declan Lewis 3:53
145 Micah Kusturis (CM) wbd Owen Watkins 6-2
152 Briggs Twitchell (GM) wb forfeit
160 Keller Watkins (GM) wbmd Blaze Kansco 8-0


GM Wrestlers Finish 12th at KOM Tourney

For the third year in a row the McLane wrestling team just missed making the top 10 at the rugged King of the Mountain Tournament at Central Mountain High School this past weekend. The Lancers had a great day on Friday, ending the day in 7th place and putting five wrestlers in the quarterfinals. Unfortunately all five lost their quarterfinal round bouts on Saturday morning. On the plus side, the Lancers put five wrestlers on the medal stand, and three of them were underclassmen.

Freshman Leno Ciotti lost his first match on Friday, but then came back to win 4 in a row and 5 of 6 to take 5th place. Leno knocked off the #4 seed in the consi quarterfinals. Sophomore Owen Watkins won his first 2 bouts before losing to #3 seed AJ Kostyak of Boiling Springs, 5-4 in the quarterfinals. Owen won 2 more and beat the #2 seed before losing again in the consi semis. Owen got some redemption when he won his last match, 9-5 over AJ Kostyak to snag 5th. Keller Watkins went 4-2 with a couple of tech falls to place 7th. Sophomore Ethan Laird went 4-3 to take 6th place, and Ian Mallory also placed 6th.

Carmine Ciotti, Giovanni Ciotti, Briggs Twitchell, Kyle Sult, Riley Vaughn and Kendrick Storm-Bailey all went 2-2. Hunter Hendricks also got a win for the Lancers before bowing out.


Team Scores: 1. Bethlehem Catholic 198, 2. Greater Latrobe 189, 3.Mifflin Co. 135, 4. Pennridge 123, 5. Boyertown 124, 6. Boiling Springs 123, 6. Owen J Roberts 123, 8. Council Rock So. 121.5, 9. Central Mountain 113.5, 10. Penn Trafford 109, 11. North Allegheny 108.5, 12. General McLane 104, 13. Jersey Shore 88.5, 14. Hempfield 88, 15. Bellefonte 83, 16. Huntindon 81, 17. Cathedral Prep 71, 18. McDowell 70.5, 19. Downingtown East 70, 20. Burrell 68.5, 21. Benton 63.5, 22. South Western 62.5, 23. Stroudsburg 61.5, 24. Wyalusing 59, 25. Schuylkill Valley 58.5, 26. Lower Daughin 50, 27. Bishop McDevitt 47.5, 28. 28. Fort LeBoeuf 44, 28. Kittaning 44, 30. Penns Valley 40.5, 31. Bedford 37.5, 32. Archbishop Wood 28. 33. Hamburg 27, 34. DuBois 15.

GM Wrestlers at the 2014 King of the Mountain Tournament

106-Brad Motter
1st R: Steven Veneziale (Arch Wood) wb inj def Motter
Cons: Chris Hoover (Huntig) wb inj def Motter

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

113-Leno Ciotti #8
1st R: David Campbell (Boyert) wbd L Ciotti 5-1
Cons: L Ciotti wbd Caleb Holley (RS) 9-3
Cons: L Ciotti wbd James Strommer (D East) 6-4 OT
Cons: L Ciotti wbd Vincent Distefanis (Hemp) 1-0
Cons QF: L Ciotti wbd Luke Carty (Bish McD) 4-3
Cons SF: Ryan Resnick (OJR) wbd L Ciotti 3-0
5th/6th: L Ciotti wbd Alex Shaffer (Arch Wood) 4-2

Tourn Record: 5-2 ( PLACED 5TH)

120-Carmine Ciotti #5
1st R: C Ciotti wbf Zach Shaffer (Arch Wood) 0:32
2nd R: C Ciotti wbmd Corey Christie (Bur) 9-0
QF: John Pipa (Bish McD) wbd C Ciotti 10-4
Cons: Luke Kemerer (Hemp) wbd C Ciotti 3-1

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

126-Brett Mallory
1st R: Lucas Miller (Boyert) wbf B Mallory 1;35
Cons: Grant Zerbe (Hemp) wbd B Mallory 5-0

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

132-Hunter Hendricks #9
1st R: Hendricks wbd Logan Wise (Mif Co) 14-7
2nd R: Owen Wherley (SW) wbmd Hendricks 8-0
Cons: Jared Papcsy (Beth Cath) wbd Hendricks 5-3

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

138-Giovanni Ciotti #6
1st R: G Ciotti wbf Kyle Dimovitz (Sch Val) 1:45
2nd R: G Ciotti wbmd Lee Cassel (Low Daugh) 9-0
QF: Kyle Schoop (BS) wbd G Ciotti 10-4
Cons: AJ Boeh (N Alleg) wbd G Ciotti 4-2

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

145-Owen Watkins #6
1st R: O Watkins wbd Nick Kroyle (Kit) 16-11
2nd R: O Watkins wbtf Justin Schwartz (Strouds) 15-0
QF: AJ Kostyak (BS) wbd O Watkins 5-4
Cons: O Watkins wbf Dazjon Casto (McD) 3:51
Cons QF: O Watkins wbd Collin Edsel (Wyal) 4-2
Cons SF: Cole Karam (Bish McD) wbd O Watkins 7-4
5th/6th: O Watkins wbd AJ Kostyak (BS) 9-5

Tourn Record: 5-2 (PLACED 5TH)

152-Keller Watkins #4
1st R: K Watkins wbtf Matt James (Hamb) 15-0
2nd R: K Watkins wbtf Jacob Mehle (Bedf) 15-0
QF: Ethan Smith (Gr Latr) wbd K Watkins 4-2
Cons: K Watkins wbd Tyler Kaufman (BS) 4-2
Cons QF: Dominic Petrucelli (OJR) wbd K Watkins 8-6
7th/8th: K Watkins wbd Connor Wurst (C Prep) 6-1

Tourn Record: 4-2 (PLACED 7th)

160-Briggs Twitchell
1st R: Twitchell wbf David Blanchard (Pennrdg) 4:30
2nd R: Jacob Oliver (Hunting) wbd Twitchell 4-0
Cons: Twitchell wbd Noah Manning (Beth Cath) 3-2
Cons: Gage Thomas (SW) wbf Twitchell 2:31

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

170-Ethan Laird #4
1st R: Laird Bye
2nd R: Brandon Wilson (Mif Co) wbd Laird 6-2
Cons: Laird wbf Nate Vucovich (Kit) 2:37
Cons: Laird wbd Nick Dulliakis (OJR) 3-1
Cons: Laird wbd Travis Wickard (BS) 6-1
Cons QF: Laird wbd Jon Wagner (Hunt) 7-3
Cons SF: Ryan Dailey (McD) wbd Laird 6-2
5th/6th: Brandon Wison (Mif Co) wbd Laird 5-4

Tourn Record: 4-3 (PLACED 6TH)

182-Kyle Sult
1st R: John Jacobsen (Strouds) wbf 2:47 Sult
Cons: Sult wbf Brian McChesney (Belf) 0:36
Cons: Sult wbtf Elisha Cooksey (Bish McD) 16-0
Cons: Colby Geisenger (Sch Val) wbf Sult 1:27

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

195-Riley Vaughn
1st R: Zach Smith (N Alleg) wbf Vaughn 2:26
Cons: Vaughn wbd Will Puderbaugh (LD) 4-0
Cons: Vaughn wbf Corey Rimmey (Penns V) 1:55
Cons: Travis Schmelling (Gr Latr) wbd Vaughn 7-1

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

220-Kendrick Storm-Bailey
1st R: Storm-Bailey wbf Alex Moses (Bur) 2:56
Cons: Freddie Mantsch (Hemp) wbf Storm-Bailey 1:26
Cons: Storm-Bailey wbf Max Kline (Hamb) 4:32
Cons: Ezra Outlaw (Pennrdg) wbf Storm-Bailey 2:36

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

285-Ian Mallory #4
1st R: I Mallory Bye
2nd R: I Mallory wbd Chase Logan (Hemp) 3-1
QF: Joe Kracz (Pennrdg) wbd I Mallory 11-4
Cons: I Mallory wbd Dalton Chilson (Wyal) 4-3
Cons QF: I Mallory wbd Owen Morris (Down E) 3-2
Cons SF: Tommy Killoran (Boyert) wbf I Mallory 2:01
5th/6th: Bryce Hanley (Ct Mt) wbd I Mallory 3-1 (SV1)

Tourn Record: 3-3 (PLACED 6TH)


Lancers Ground Rockets, 58-12

The GM wrestlers moved to 2-0 on the season with a 58-12 pounding of Titusville on Wednesday evening at home. Brad Motter started at 106 with a come from behind win. Motter trailed for most of the bout, but battled, scrambled and kept it close. Late in the match, Motter and his opponent were on their feet working for the winning takedown, when Brad hit a devastating headlock, took Wig to his back and got the pin! It was the first varsity mat win for the McLane freshman. Also winning by fall were Carmine Ciotti, Hunter Hendricks, Ethan Laird and Kendrick Storm-Bailey.

Giovanni Ciotti nailed his second consectutive technical fall with a 16-0 decision at 138 lbs. Justin Miller and Owen Watkins both scored major decisions. Briggs Twitchell pulled off a hard fought, 4-1 win over Titusville veteran, Easton Hogue at 160.

The McLane wrestlers will head to Central Mountain this Friday for the rugged, King of the Mountain Tournament. They will be looking to improve on last year's 11th place finish.

106 Brad Motter (GM) wbf Chris Wig 5:30
113 Leno Ciotti (GM) wbff
120 Carmine Ciotti (GM) wbf Joel Finney 0:15
126 James Johnson (T) wbd Brett Mallory 6-3
132 Hunter Hendricks (GM) wbf Hunter Wagner 2:11
138 Giovanni Ciotti (GM) wbtf Chase Ackerman 16-0
145 Owen Watkins (GM) wbmd Luciano DeRose 9-0
152 Keller Watkins (GM) wbff
160 Briggs Twitchell (GM) wbd Easton Hogue 4-1
170 Justin Miller (GM) wbmd Triston Nadonly 11-1
182 Ethan Laird (GM) wbf Scott Fry 3:31
195 Dan Stearns (T) wbd Riley Vaughn 5-3
220 Kendrick Storm-Bailey (GM) wbf Logan Losko 4:59
285 Jason Oaks (T) wbf Ian Mallory 8:30


GM Rolls Over Oilers, 79-0

The 2014-15 McLane wrestling team made a statement right out of the gate on Tuesday at Oil City. The Lancers completely dominated with a 79-0 shutout over the Oilers. The team posted 5 falls, 1 major decision and 3 technical falls on the night. GM got pins from Carmine Ciotti, Brett Mallory, Hunter Hendricks, Briggs Twitchell and Ethan Laird. Kyle Sult returned to the Lancer lineup after a year off and posted a 17-7 major decision. Tech falls were racked up by Giovanni Ciotti, Riley Vaughn and Keller Watkins. It was Keller's 27th career technical fall. Brett Mallory racked up his first varsity win.

The Lancers will return to the mat Wednesday evening at home against the Titusville Rockets.

106 Brad Motter (GM) wbff
113 Leno Ciotti (GM) wbff
120 Carmine Ciotti wbf Cameron Myers 1:30
126 Brett Mallory (GM) wbf Ben Herman 1:09
132 Hunter Hendricks (GM) wbf Bailey Voorhies 3:25
138 Giovanni Ciotti wbtf Nick Dobson 15-0
145 Owen Watkins (GM) wbff
152 Keller Watkins (GM) wbtf Haudray Miuir 16-0
160 Briggs Twitchell (GM) wbf Doug Hul 1:07
170 Ethan Laird (GM) wbf Jacob Zdarko 4:28
182 Kyle Sult (GM) wbmd Nathan Stevenson 19-5
195 Riley Vaughn (GM) wbtf Tanner Harris 16-1
220 Kendrick Storm-Bailey (GM) wbff
285 Ian Mallory (GM) wbff







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