By The Daily Item
The Daily Item
MILTON — Although the big boys didn’t get a chance to wrestle in Thursday’s Heartland-I showdown between Mifflinburg and Milton, a lot of points were left up for grabs for the lightweights.
Between 106 and 145 pounds the Wildcats accumulated 40 points to none for the Black Panthers, and they took a 54-21 victory.
Last year’s state titlewinners — Milton’s Ryan Solomon and Mifflinburg’s Nazar Mironenko — both claimed forfeit wins at 220 and 285 pounds, respectively.
Mifflinburg (1-1) got pins from Cooper Wagner (126), Cole Walter (132) and Dakota Haines (145). The Wildcats also got a tech fall from Patrick Wetzel (106) and a major decision win from Clark Wagner at 138.
Milton (2-1, 1-0 HAC-I) got pins from Taylor Porter (152) and Ryan Preisch (160).
Jersey Shore 34, Shikellamy 33
JERSEY SHORE — Despite entering the matchup with a trio of wrestlers absent, the Braves held a slim lead until the Bulldogs pulled out the HAC-I victory in the final bout of the day.
Shikellamy (3-5, 1-1 HAC-I) led 33-30 going into the 112-pound bout, but Jersey Shore’s Alan Saar major decisioned Dylan Kremer, 13-5, to give the Bulldogs the win.
“It was a good overall team effort. Three wrestlers were hurt but we still had the lead going into the last bout,” said Shikellamy coach John Supsic. “It was a good, competitive match.”
Supsic credited Dylan Houseknecht for getting a pin at 120 and Darryl Englehardt for getting a close decision win at 170. In addition, John Rohrbach got a pin at 170 to improve to 10-2 on the season for the Braves.
Benton 53, Warrior Run 21
BENTON — The Tigers got four pins, including one from former Line Mountain standout Zain Retherford, plus a technical fall in the first eight bouts to cruise to the HAC crossover win.
Midd-West 43, Selinsgrove 33
SELINSGROVE — Dalton Klingler’s pin over Colton Bleyer at 120 pounds ultimately gave the Mustangs the HAC-I win.
In addition, the Mustangs got pins from Dylan Hain (138), Alexander Tittle (160), Alex Lieberman (170) and Zach Longacre (285).
Central Mountain 61, Selinsgrove 39
MILL HALL — The Seals didn’t have an answer for Cole Renninger, who scored 36 points to lead the Wildcats to the non-league victory.
Renninger scored 29 of those points in the second and third quarters as Central Mountain (2-3) blew a close game wide open.
“(Renninger) just took over the game. He penetrated well and he had the hot hand all the way through,” said Selinsgrove coach Ray Moyer.
Bobby Lamont scored 10 points and Dillon Hoke chipped in nine for Selinsgrove (2-2).
Lourdes Regional 47, Schuylkill Haven 34
COAL TOWNSHIP — The Red Raiders outscored the Hurricanes 34-12 in the first half to take the Schuylkill League win.
Anthony Pennypacker scored 16 points and had five assists and four steals for Lourdes (5-1 overall).
Line Mountain 60, Millersburg 55
MILLERSBURG — Cole Rickert totaled 14 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and four steals to lead the Eagles to the Tri-Valley League win.
Bill Breinich also had 14 points and Codi Morris chipped in nine points for Line Mountain (4-3, 2-1 TVL).
Great Commission 49, Northumberland Chr. 33
NORTHUMBERLAND — The game was tied at the half, but the Warriors fell behind in the third quarter and they couldn’t recover as they lost the non-league contest.
Daniel Severn had eight points and 10 rebounds for Northumberland Christian (4-8).
Newport 38, Greenwood 30
MILLERSTOWN — The Wildcats couldn’t take advantage of a low-scoring fourth quarter by the Buffaloes and fell in the Tri-Valley League matchup.
Mallory Fortenbaugh scored 12 points to lead Greenwood (0-6, 0-4 TVL), which held Newport to a single point in the final period.
Northumberland Chr. 40, Great Commission 33
NORTHUMBERLAND — A game-high 30 points and 11 steals from Alyssa Wesner lifted the Warriors to the non-league win. Northumberland Christian improves to 6-4.