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 8, 2012
Sophomore Bryan Dobzanski won a feature showdown with Hammonton's unbeaten Steve Anderscavage and ignited Delsea's 35-26 win in the championship match of the South Jersey Duals wrestling tournament on Saturday at Kingsway. Dobzanski (10-1) scored an 8-3 decision at 195 pounds against Anderscavage (10-1). The Crusaders also got a key, 3-1 decision by John Hennelly at 138 pounds and pins from Tom Carney (113), John Borelli (120), and William Porch (285). Delsea advanced to the final by beating Clearview, 33-30; handing Millville a 51-21 loss; and adding a 51-18 win over Collingswood.
January 15, 2012
Two of South Jersey's top wrestling programs collided in Virginia on Saturday as Timber Creek edged Camden Catholic in the prestigious 18th annual Virginia Duals Tournament in Hampton, Va. Wrestling in the consolation round of the National High School Division, the Chargers took a 30-24 win over Camden Catholic, which finished fourth four times in previous trips to the tournament. Timber Creek was helped by several close decisions, including Alan Nguyen's 1-0 decision over Shawn Stone at 113 pounds, Brandon Keller's 3-2 verdict over Chad Walsh at 138, Bryce Shade's 9-6 win over Frank Varallo at 152 and Keith Baumgardner's 5-3 effort against Joe Flemming at 160. Timber Creek won seven of nine bouts from 106 pounds to 160, and the Irish won four of five bouts in the upper weights, including Jared Alwan's 20-second pin at heavyweight and Joe Mazzochette's overtime decision at 195. The Chargers' bid to wrestle for third place in the 16-team bracket ended with a 52-10 loss to South Plainfield.
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 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 6, 2012 |
Samir Ahmad's major decision at 132 pounds began a string of eight consecutive wins, sending Moorestown to a 45-25 victory at Delran on Friday in Burlington County League wrestling. Tim Mahaney added a technical fall at 138, and the Quakers picked up pins by Spiro Marttianou (152), Thomas Forline (182), and Tyreek Smith (195). In another Burlington County League match, host Cinnaminson recorded six falls in routing Pemberton, 78-3. Kenny Jones had the quickest pin for the Pirates, taking down his opponent at 152 pounds in 36 seconds.
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.
February 9, 2012
Matthew Dellinger posted a 13-second pin at 120 pounds, setting the tone for second-seeded St. Augustine to take out No. 3 seed Red Bank Catholic, 47-21, on Wednesday night in the NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public A wrestling semifinals. Edward Donahue (132 pounds) turned in a technical fall for the Hermits, while Brandon Cirillo (113), Tom Gattinella (126), and Mark Patterson (152) each won by major decision. St. Augustine advances to the sectional championship on Friday against either Christian Brothers Academy or St. John Vianney.
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.