At 152, Southern Columbia freshman Blake Marks dropped into the consolation round with a tough 10-7 setback to SE regional champion Ty Herzog of Northern Lehigh. Marks (35-6) will now meet Conemaugh Township's Taylor Cahill in the consolations.
9:50: Former teammates Zain Retherford and Seth Lansberry are moved within one match of meeting in the state title match with quarterfinals at 138 pounds.
Lansberry, a senior at Line Mountain, got an overtime takedown to beat Charleroi's Nick Gavazzi, 3-1. Lansberry, now 37-4, meets Sharon senior Michael Bonner in the semifinals later.
Bonner (35-3) advanced the semifinals with an 8-6 quarterfinal win over Juniata's Sean Heggs. Heggs, who was a state medalist for East Juniata last year, dropped to 38-5 and will wrestle in the consolation round later this morning.
In bottom half of the 138-pound bracket, former Line Mountain state champion Zain Retherford picked his second first-period fall in as many matches, decking Burrell junior Steve Edwards in 1:36. Retherford (45-0) meets Brookville junior Brock Zacherl (34-4) in the semifinals.
9:40: At 106 pounds, Lewisburg freshman Brian Friery dropped his quarterfinal bout, falling 11-3 to Bethlehem Catholic freshman Luke Karam. Friery, now 33-10, will meet Forest Hills' Triston Law (30-5) in the consolation round later this morning. Karam (31-2), the SE regional champ, advances to meet SW champ Collin Glorioso (37-4) in tonight's semifinal.
At 126, Southern Columbia sophomore Kent Lane lost his first match of the season in the quarterfinals. He fell 6-2 to Jefferson-Morgan's John Demaske, 6-2. Lane, now 38-1, meets Williamson's Logan Everett in the consolation round. Demaske (28-4) takes on SE regional champion Ryan Diehl in the semifinals.