Red Lion's turnaround season on the wrestling mat continued Monday night at Dover, where the visiting Lions won nine of 14 bouts to pick up a 40-24 York-Adams League win.
Red Lion improved to 4-3 in Division I competition. Following a pair of losing seasons, the Lions are one more league win away from the most single-season wins since 2010-11 (6-4).
Monday's match was much closer than the final score, though, with the host Eagles keeping it close most of the night. Dover's Brandon Rodriguez, a returning District 3-AAA qualifier, wrestled down at 106 pounds and pinned one of the better 106-pounders in the league in Red Lion's Jake Frock to give the Eagles (3-6 division) a 20-19 lead with five bouts to go.
Two bouts later, Dover's Cameron Palmer (120) earned a major decision to pull the Eagles to within 25-24. But the Lions closed out the match with pins from Jesse Stermer (126) and Ryan Sprenkle (132) and a decision by Jac Gemmil (138).
Red Lion also received a pin from Dylan Gurreri (152).
Delone Catholic 64, Eastern 15: At McSherrystown, the Squires received pins from Antonio Ugarte (113), Austin Little (126), Brian Shermeyer (138), Mark Evich (145), Lucas Shull (152), Joshua Sneeringer (160), Jacob Kadis (170), Damian Rodriguez (182) and Joseph Post (220) to secure the York-Adams Division II victory. For the Golden Knights, Lucas Barshinger (195) picked up the lone pin.