S. Jersey Boys: Kaminski earns 100th win in West Deptford wrestling victory

West Deptford 120-pounder Tyler Kaminski takes down Haddon Township's Brian Navarro on the way to a 9-2 decision. Kaminski, a senior, was a regional champ at 113 pounds last season.
West Deptford 120-pounder Tyler Kaminski takes down Haddon Township's Brian Navarro on the way to a 9-2 decision. Kaminski, a senior, was a regional champ at 113 pounds last season. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)
Posted: January 24, 2013

Tyler Kaminski's 100th win was going to be a big moment whenever it happened. But for the West Deptford wrestler to pick it up against the caliber of competition he faced Wednesday, and to do it during such a dramatic team victory made it all the sweeter.

Kaminski earned a 9-2 decision over district champion Brian Navarro at 120 pounds, and West Deptford beat visiting Haddon Township, 31-30, on a tiebreaker.

The match was decided by Criterion D, which uses the number of individual matches won by each school. West Deptford prevailed, 8-6.

"Tyler's been every coach's dream. He's the first guy in the room, the last to leave," West Deptford coach Chris Scannell said. "He's the kind of wrestler every coach talks about getting and rarely does."

Kaminski, who was a regional champ at 113 last season, had plenty of help from his fellow seniors.

Rory Bonner's pin at 195 pounds helped turn the match in West Deptford's favor, and Christian Turner sealed it by winning at 152. After a slow start to the season, the Eagles have won eight straight.

"You lean on those accomplished guys," Scannell said. "Our lineup is coming together."

Colonial Conference. Paulsboro dominated at the lower weights to beat visiting Audubon, 42-22. Led by pins from Mickey Croce (120 pounds), John Gentile (126), and Juan Rivera (138), the Red Raiders won five of the six lightest weight classes.

Haddonfield controlled the lower weight classes on its way to a 51-22 victory at Haddon Heights. Led by pins from William Benedict (113), Peter Rhodes (120), and David Hessert (138), Haddonfield won eight of the nine lightest weight classes.

Olympic Conference. Jordan Sciamanna's win by major decision in the second-to-last-bout at 152 pounds put Paul VI in a good position to win at Seneca, 38-37. Paul VI, which also won three matches by forfeit, received pins from Colin Savacool and Marl Alberto.

Eastern won the three final matches to pull away en route to a 40-31 win at Lenape. Ferdinand Mase (106) and Jake Forsman (113) each won by fall to close out the victory after Eastern picked up a forfeit win at 103. Forsman's pin came in 17 seconds.

Tri-County Conference. Schalick won in a tiebreaker, 33-32, at Pennsville. The match was decided by Criteria F, which uses the team having the greater number of points for technical falls.

Schalick's Newt Richardson won a 16-1 technical fall victory at 126 pounds. Schalick also got a pin from Joe Pyfer at 182 pounds.

Clearview used a huge late rally to win at Williamstown, 54-21. Clearview won the final six matches, spanning the 128 to 182 weight classes. John Seybold, Robby Wittman, John Vanbrill, Edward Lenkowski, Vincent Testa, and Connor Donahue each won by pin for Clearview.

Burlington County League. George Wolyn and Sean Hagen won the final two matches to seal New Egypt's 33-28 win at Bordentown. Brad Schwarze won by fall at 182 pounds for New Egypt.

Shane Pastore's pin at 145 pounds helped Rancocas Valley turn things around in a 45-30 win over visiting Delran.

Including that pin, Rancocas Valley won seven straight matches and eight of the final nine. Robert Rein, Ryan Weaver, Kenny Wright and Blake Rogers each won by fall. Rogers' pin came in 42 seconds.

Cinnaminson won eight matches by pin in a 66-15 rout at Pemberton. Jeremy Bowen's pinned in 46 seconds at 103 pounds, and Anthony Pennock won by pin in 43 seconds at 138.

Boys' Basketball

Kingsway held off host Oakcrest's comeback attempt to win, 49-44, in a nonleague game.

Ray Lawry scored 18 points for Kingsway, and Raekwon Mingledoff added 11.

Isiah Price's 11 points led Oakcrest, which outscored Kingsway, 20-10, in the fourth quarter.

Contact Tim McManus at tmcmanus@philly.com. Follow on Twitter @ByTimMcManus.

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