The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 8, 2013

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Friday's Results:

8:45 p.m.: And the Valley gets its third finalist in Lewisburg senior Brandon Smith. Smith edged Avella's Jake Temple, 2-1 in a tiebreak to advance to his first state final. Smith (36-1) meets Saucon Valley's Ray O'Donnell 43-3 in today's 220-pound final

8:30 p.m.: That didn't take long. Milton senior Ryan Solomon, a returning PIAA champion who pinned his way to states, needed just 1 minute, 15 seconds to reach his third state final, pinning Kittaning senior Zac Croyle. Solomon, now 39-0, meets SW regional champ Garrett Vulcano (45-2) in Saturday's final

8 p.m.: Milton junior Ryan Preisch comes up short of state final at 152. He was tied 5-5 with Reynolds senior Austin Matthews before Matthews pulled away for a 16-7 win. Preisch will wrestle later tonight and can still finish as high as third.

Mifflinburg senior Ty Walter also feel just short of the title match with a 5-1 loss to Forest Hills' Cody Loaw. He can still finish third, but will wrestle again later.

7:30: Former teammates will meet for state gold on Saturday after each won their 138-pound semifinals on Friday night. Line Mountain senior Seth Lansberry and Benton senior Zain Retherford will meet Saturday for gold.

Retherford, a former PIAA champion for Line Mountain as a freshman, defeated Brock Zacherl of Brookville, 5-0, to make his second state final. Lansberry is in his first state final thanks to a 3-2 win over Sharon senior Michael Bonner.

The two have met in each of the last two weekends, with Retherford winning in the District 4 and Northeast regional finals.

7:10 p.m.: Line Mountain sophomore Cameron Newman fell to Triston Law, a Forest Hills sophomore, 5-0 in the third-round of consolations. Newman will wrestle for seventh on Saturday afternoon against Tyshawn White of Bishop McDevitt.

Southern Columbia sophomore Kent Lane with a 3-1 win over Wyoming Area's Andrew Schultz in the consolation at 126. Lane will wrestle again later and is still alive for third.

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