January 14, 1988 |
Coach Steve Iles has watched his Delsea High wrestling team blossom this season, and last night's 36-27 Tri-County Conference victory over host Glassboro hammered home just how far the Crusaders have come. The interdivision triumph was the visiting Crusaders' fifth win in a row, and it raised their overall record to 5-1. Since an opening-day loss to nonleague rival Vineland, Delsea has been nearly unstoppable. "We're showing a lot of improvement with every match, and that's all I can ask of my team at this point," Iles said.
March 2, 2002 |
He didn't know many people when he moved last year, but now everyone seems to know Ryan Goodman's name. That's how it is, though, at Absegami, where the high school wrestling team is king. Last night, Goodman, a sophomore who transferred from Middle Township, seemed at home in his new surroundings. The top seed in the 152-pound class, he notched a technical fall in 4 minutes, 47 seconds against Paulsboro's Nino Polimeni in the quarterfinals at the NJSIAA Region 8 wrestling championships.
February 5, 2012
St. Augustine won three of four close decisions in a nonleague wrestling battle with visiting Shawnee on Saturday, and escaped with a 33-30 thriller over the Renegades. Tom Gattinella posted a 10-8 verdict at 113 pounds, Tyler Sentman won by 4-2 at 160 in a feature matchup against Austin Wetterau, and Cory Pietrzyk added a 5-3 decision in a 195-pound bout. The Hermits added a technical fall by Steven Bergamo at 106. St. Augustine also posted a 47-30 victory over Winslow Township, and doubled up Maple Shade, 48-24.
February 16, 1986 |
Mark Kelly was feeling the pressure before Eastern High's nonleague wrestling match with visiting Glassboro yesterday. The senior was going for his 100th career victory. It didn't matter that he was going for it against a freshman. "I was nervous before the match," Kelly said. "Usually, I'm not as nervous. " Kelly's jitters weren't apparent once he stepped onto the mat. He went out and notched No. 100 in the same way he had registered many of his previous 99 victories - by sheer domination.
January 21, 1988 |
Lenape High School's wrestling team has left little doubt as to who is in charge in the Burlington County Liberty Division. The host Indians manhandled Cherokee, 36-19, last night. "I was very happy with everyone up and down the lineup," Lenape coach Russ Minuto said. "We knew they were going to be tough, and I'm surprised we won like we did. " Lenape used pins from James Young at 112 pounds and Scott Fenton at 189, along with a technical fall from Chee Santone at 119, in clinching the important Liberty Division victory.
January 22, 2012
Back-to-back pins by Tyler Sentman and James Bennett helped host St. Augustine hold off Paulsboro, 33-29, in a feature wrestling matchup on Saturday in a quad meet that also included Hammonton and Williamstown. Each team won seven bouts, but the Hermits had four pins to Paulsboro's two to help provide the winning margin. St. Augustine built a 21-9 lead with a key, 7-6 decision by Joseph Esposito at 138 pounds, pins by Sentman (160 pounds) and Bennett (170), plus Cory Pietrzyk's 3-2 win over Zach Funk at 182. Paulsboro won five of the last seven bouts, but St. Augustine got pins by Thomas Lynd (Hwt.)
January 20, 2012 |
Curtis Nealer's 3-2 decision over Dom LaFragola at heavyweight capped a string of five consecutive wins for Pitman and clinched a 48-27 victory at Holy Spirit on Friday in a nonleague wrestling match. The Panthers, who picked up half their points on forfeits, rallied from an 18-0 deficit with pins by Nathan Maurer (170 pounds) and Christian Ruggeri (220). Pennsauken excelled in the upper weights, getting pins from Zachary Trost (170 pounds), Aaron Swann (182), and Shaquille Boardley (285)
February 13, 1991 |
Delsea's game plan proved to be simple and decisive last night against visiting Delran. Attack, attack and attack again. The Crusaders (19-1) were never more impressive this season than they were last night, pounding the highly regarded Bears, 55-14, in a South Jersey Group 2 semifinal wrestling match. Relentlessly using an aggressive style, Delsea won 10 of 13 bouts to crush Delran, seeded fourth in the group and the Burlington County League Freedom Division champion. The Bears finished their season at 18-2 overall.
March 12, 2006 |
They never had a chance. The 15 other wrestlers in the 171-pound weight class in the PIAA Class AA state tournament knew it. And they weren't alone. Just about everyone at the Giant Center knew that Octorara all-American Mike Letts would dominate the competition. And that's exactly what he did during the three-day tourney. Letts recorded a technical fall (18-1) over Westmont-Hilltop freshman Zac Bennett in 3 minutes, 17 seconds to win yesterday's final. The victory marked the second state championship for the Octorara senior.
February 19, 1995 |
At the conclusion of the 153-pound match of yesterday's NJSIAA Group 2 state final, Buena coach Doug Castellari thought to himself: This has never happened before. He had just seen his seven best wrestlers - Buena's Murderer's Row of lightweights - battle Voorhees and fail to get a pin. In fact, the Chiefs had lost four of the eight bouts. This was not good. Voorhees went on to earn three pins and a technical fall in the final five bouts of the match to win, 40-21, at Kittatinny Regional High School.