The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


December 28, 2013

H.S. wrestling: Lewis continues roll at Selinsgrove Touranment


"At first I thought I had a chance to win and then he shot in on me and I thought I could defend it," Reichenbach said. "He walked around me and I thought I could grab his leg and that's when he got me in the cradle. If I had a little more time, I could have broken the lock and gotten out of it."

In the 170-pound final, Bingaman was leading for most of the bout when Hoffman, the tournament's MVP, got a 2-on-1 on him and a quick pin in the third.

"Overall, I thought the tournament went well for me," Bingaman said. "I was happy with the results, although the (finals) match could have gone better. I just kept my head down too long."

Bingaman, who moved up to wrestle 170 from 152 last year, had three pins on the day.

In Lewis' championship match, he took down the lanky Gladish for an early 2-0 first-period lead.

Gladish was able to get an escape in the second to make the score 2-1 and it remained that way heading into the third.

Lewis opened the period in the down position and quickly got a two-point reverse and then capitalized on a mistake by Gladish for the pin.

"I had never wrestled him before," Lewis said of his opponent. "I just fell into him and I was a able to get him over with his hip for the pin."

Lewis said that the team can clean up it sloppiness by getting down to work in practice and committing to improvement.

West Scranton coach John Fox said his team has been wrestling well this year.

"We won the title at the Berwick Duals last weekend and we have just one loss on the year," he said. "We had two starters out of the lineup, but the kids pulled through. There are some very good teams here and Montoursville is a solid team top to bottom."

Four wrestlers for the Invaders won their respective weight classes: Stephan Caple, 106; Forsette, 113; Angel Ortiz, 138; and Kyle Kroptavich, 160. All four were top seeds.

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