The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 17, 2014

H.S. wrestling: Southern Columbia's Lane makes a memory


For those in attendance, it was a unique treat to see two wrestlers become four-time champs the same night.

n MORE HARDWARE: The OW awards, not sanctioned by the PIAA, are awarded by former Clearfield state champion and founder of Pennsylvania Wrestling Roundup, Norm Palovscik, of Lock Haven. They are given in memory of the late Cedar Cliff coach, Bob Craig.

Marsteller won the AAA award while the AA winner was Kittanning senior Jason Nolf (145), who won his third title, to go with a bronze.

Palovscik also gave awards to the wrestler in each class with the most pins in the least amount of time in the tournament: AA, Burrell's Allan Beattie (three in 6:14); AAA, Cumberland Valley's TC Warner (two in 4:35).

n CLOSE, BUT…: Had Richland senior Nico Pecora won the title at 170 on Saturday afternoon, it might have been somewhat bittersweet. Pecora went into the final versus Kane senior Evan DeLong with 98 career wins. He lost but, on the bright side, he didn't finish at 99, and be left to wonder where he could have picked up just one more victory.

On the other hand, two of his wins in the tournament came in overtime.

n Harold Raker covers high school wrestling for The Daily Item.

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