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February 27, 1998 | By John Manasso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In wrestling, as in most sports, there are flashy moves and there are bread-and-butter moves. At this time of the season, when only the elite high school wrestlers remain, most put away the risky, eye-catching maneuvers and concentrate on the basics. In the regional and state tournaments, matches can be won by scoring the slightest amount of points. That is done with takedowns. Two-time Olympic gold medalist John Smith took a form of the single-leg takedown to such perfection that many now use his name to describe it. It can be one of the most useful moves a wrestler can have in his arsenal.
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March 1, 2009 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There were some highly charged bouts in the finals of the Region 7 individual wrestling tournament yesterday at Moorestown, but none were more electric than the ones at 152 and 160 pounds. However, that excitement was momentarily checked by a scary moment in the 135-pound final. Camden Catholic's Taylor Walsh got Eastern's Michael Crowley in a headlock, flipped him, and appeared to have pinned him in 3 minutes, 12 seconds. But Crowley wasn't moving. Surrounded by coaches and trainers until emergency technicians arrived, Crowley was lifted onto a gurney, waving a hand to the crowd as he was wheeled out. Police said he was taken to Virtua Voorhees Hospital, where he was treated and released.
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February 13, 1994 | By Matt Toll, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Lenape won a wrestling championship yesterday at Cherokee, but the Indians paid a steep price. Near the end of a run-of-the-mill, 38-19, victory, Lenape's 189-pounder, Joe Hummel, was putting the wraps on a 22-6 technical fall victory over Sean Lyall, when he suffered a severe elbow injury while making a takedown. The dual meet was stopped while Hummel lay on the mat in great pain, awaiting an ambulance's arrival. Hummel's father, Wayne, after speaking briefly with his son at the center of the mat, returned to the grandstand where he fainted, but quickly recovered.
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March 8, 2010 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hank Stinson electrified the crowd of 8,500 at Boardwalk Hall watching the NJSIAA state individual wrestling championships yesterday. Trailing by 5-3 with five seconds remaining in the 140-pound bout, the Eastern High wrestler scored a takedown to tie the match, 5-5, and registered back points for a 7-5 victory. The fans roared as Stinson ran in a circle, waving his arms in victory, while Willingboro's James Green, who had led throughout most of the bout, sat defeated in stunned disbelief.
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March 2, 1992 | By Brian Miller, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Wrestling offers an athlete plenty of reasons to quit. The hours of practice are long and harsh, the rewards are hard to come by, and there is pain, plenty of pain - from simple mat burns, to bruises and sprains, to the aching body cramps that come on from losing weight in a hurry. Not to mention the lack of publicity accorded to other sports, such as football and basketball. West Chester East's Mike Montebianco knows all about pain. He suffers from a crippling and degenerative condition in his left hip, much like the one that sidelined Bo Jackson's professional football career.
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March 9, 2008 | By Matt Pesyna FOR THE INQUIRER
Height is not an attribute with which Washington Township junior Anthony Curcio is blessed. Fortunately for the 125-pound wrestler, his other God-given gifts have allowed him to overcome his stature. Using speed, stamina and smarts, Curcio wiped out Morris Knolls' Dan Herr, 5-1, last night in Atlantic City to advance to the NJSIAA State Wrestling Championship finals. In three bouts at Boardwalk Hall this weekend, Curcio has outscored his opponents, 25-6, and has yet to be taken down.
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January 29, 1991 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jon Llewellyn entered the Palestra last night with no fanfare. When he left, a lot of people asked for his autograph. That's because Llewellyn, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound heavyweight for Illinois, upset Clarion's Kurt Angle, 6-4, in overtime, in the last battle of the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic last night in front of about 3,000 people. Llewellyn snapped Angle's 53-match unbeaten streak, a streak that dated to Angle's freshman year at Clarion. "It's always a good feeling to break someone's winning streak," Llewellyn said.
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January 20, 2000 | By Scott Brown, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After watching Camden Catholic string together a pair of dramatic victories to get back into the match last night, Washington Township's Mike D'Andrea scored one of his own at 215 pounds. That allowed the visiting Minutemen to hold off Camden Catholic, 30-29, in an Olympic Conference interdivision showdown that was every bit as close as the final score indicated. In toppling The Inquirer's No. 2 team in South Jersey, Washington Township improved to 8-1. Camden Catholic dropped to 10-4.
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February 19, 1999 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
With two teams that couldn't be more evenly matched, it was the close matches that made the difference and enabled Absegami's wrestling team to earn long-awaited redemption. The Braves used two overtime wins, and two more by one and two points, respectively, to beat Washington Township, 33-29, last night for the South Jersey Group 4 wrestling championship. It was the second straight classic Group 4 final between these South Jersey powers. Township won, 28-27, last year. "It feels great to get revenge on them," said Absegami's Mtume Goodrum, The Inquirer's No. 1-ranked 145-pound wrestler, who earned a first-period fall over No. 2 Carl Schmidt.
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February 10, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
It was familiar territory for the Paulsboro wrestling team: Midway through their South Jersey Group 1 title match against Pennsville, the Red Raiders were down. "We've been down all year," Paulsboro coach Paul Morina said. "But our lightweights have been able to put up big points for us all year. "And, I'll tell you what, our upper weights did a great job of saving us points. And even though we were down, we knew we were in a position to win. " The Red Raiders turned a 22-9 deficit, after eight matches, into a 31-28 win Friday night, sealing another sectional title for the area's most storied wrestling program.
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January 11, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delsea coach Greg Sawyer liked the bouts that his wrestlers won. He might have liked one that his wrestler lost even more. Delsea racked up the bonus points to register a 37-22 victory over Kingsway in a renewal of an old Tri-County Conference Royal Division wrestling rivalry on Friday night. Jake Hallowell (195 pounds), Jake Hughes (220), Joe Fabrizio (285), and Tom Carney (138) won by pin for Delsea (8-1). "We showed how good we can be," said Carney, a senior who scrambled out of trouble in the first period and registered a pin at the 5-minute, 37-second mark of the third period.
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March 3, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delsea's Bryan Dobzanski doesn't make history with every victory on the wrestling mat. Sometimes, it just seems that way. Dobzanski became the Crusaders' first three-time Region 8 champion with an 11-0 victory over Millville senior Obi Kali on Saturday night at Egg Harbor Township High School. "This one is special because of that," said Dobzanski, a 220-pounder. "We've got a lot of good people up on our [honor roll] wall. This is a dream come true for me. " In other highlights, Paulsboro won three titles in a row as junior Sam Morina (126)
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March 10, 2013 | By Christian Hetrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ATLANTIC CITY - Paulsboro's Ron Gentile was 23 seconds away from losing a chance at a state championship. After squandering a late 6-4 lead on an escape and a takedown by Livingston's Jason Estevez, Gentile found himself down on the mat and trailing by a point late in a 132-pound state semifinal Saturday at Boardwalk Hall. But Gentile (38-1) pulled off a reversal to take the lead and went on to win, 11-7, and advance to Sunday's NJSIAA finals. "You know, down or not, you have to wrestle all six minutes as hard as you can," Gentile said.
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March 10, 2013 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Paulsboro's Ron Gentile was 23 seconds away from losing a chance at a state championship. After squandering a late 6-4 lead on an escape and a takedown by Livingston's Jason Estevez, Gentile found himself down on the mat and trailing by a point late in a 132-pound state semifinal Saturday at Boardwalk Hall. But Gentile (38-1) pulled off a reversal to take the lead and went on to win, 11-7, and advance to Sunday's NJSIAA finals. "You know, down or not, you have to wrestle all six minutes as hard as you can," Gentile said.
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February 12, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
It was familiar territory for the Paulsboro wrestling team: Midway through their South Jersey Group 1 title match against Pennsville, the Red Raiders were down. "We've been down all year," Paulsboro coach Paul Morina said. "But our lightweights have been able to put up big points for us all year. "And, I'll tell you what, our upper weights did a great job of saving us points. And even though we were down, we knew we were in a position to win. " The Red Raiders turned a 22-9 deficit, after eight matches, into a 31-28 win Friday night, sealing another sectional title for the area's most storied wrestling program.
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February 10, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
It was familiar territory for the Paulsboro wrestling team: Midway through their South Jersey Group 1 title match against Pennsville, the Red Raiders were down. "We've been down all year," Paulsboro coach Paul Morina said. "But our lightweights have been able to put up big points for us all year. "And, I'll tell you what, our upper weights did a great job of saving us points. And even though we were down, we knew we were in a position to win. " The Red Raiders turned a 22-9 deficit, after eight matches, into a 31-28 win Friday night, sealing another sectional title for the area's most storied wrestling program.
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February 9, 2012 | By Evan Burgos, For The Inquirer
With the match tied at 28 and one bout to go, Marple Newtown sophomore Pat Callaghan admitted to feeling the pressure. "I was nervous. I'm not going to lie," said Callaghan, a 132-pounder. "My legs were shaking. But with the raucous and near-capacity crowd chanting, "Let's go, Pat!" loud and often, and his teammates all on their feet, Callaghan seemed to have all the support he needed. Callaghan scored a decisive, 8-5 win over Upper Darby's Matt Carney in the final bout to give the Tigers a thrilling 31-28 victory over visiting Upper Darby on Wednesday night.
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December 8, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trent Cole said that he was fined $7,500 by the NFL for his WWF-style takedown of Seattle's Russell Okung last Thursday, and the Eagles defensive end defended the flip that drew criticism from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, among others. Okung suffered a torn triceps on the play, and the Seattle tackle's season is over as a result. Cole said that he intends to appeal the fine. "I'm not a dirty player," Cole said Wednesday. "At the time, all the stuff that led up to that, there was a lot of stuff that happened in that game.
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May 5, 2010 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At least a couple of Phillies players believe Steve Consalvi got what he deserved Monday night when a Philadelphia police officer used a Taser on the teenager after he ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park. "If he was on the street running from a cop, doesn't the cop have the right to Tase you because you're fleeing from the cops?" centerfielder Shane Victorino said. No Phillies player had a better view of the incident, which drew national media attention and debate about whether using a Taser to subdue the 17-year-old Consalvi was excessive.
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