SATURDAY'S WRESTLING: Spring Grove clinches York-Adams Division I outright championship

Spring Grove's Caleb Bowlin, seen here at right in a file photo, had a pin for the Rockets on Saturday vs. Dover.

Spring Grove rolled to a 60-17 victory over visiting Dover on Saturday morning to clinch the outright York-Adams Division I wrestling championship.

The Rockets improved to 15-2 overall and finished 6-0 in the division.

The victory, however, was not enough to qualify the Rockets for the District 3 Class 3-A Team Tournament. The Rockets finished sixth in the final district 3-A power ratings. Only the top four teams in the final power ratings at the conclusion of Saturday's action made the district 3-A tourmament, which will be held Monday.

The only team from the Y-A League to qualify for the team tournament was Division II champion Gettysburg, which is the No. 3 seed in 3-A. The Warriors are the defending district 3-A champion.

In Saturday's victory, Spring Grove got falls from Logan Herbst (215), Ivan Vega (126), Jared Baker (138), Brady Baker (145), Caleb Bowlin (152) and Thomas Dressler (172). Dressler improved to 16-1.

Dover got pins from Jarrod Love (285), Mason Leiphart (120) and John Firestone (160). Leiphart is 15-0.

The district team semifinals are noon. Monday at Central Dauphin (3-A) and Northern Lebanon (2-A). The finals in each class will follow at approximately 2 p.m. Monday. The start times for the semifinals and finals were moved up to avoid the impending winter storm expected for Monday evening.

Only the champion in each class will advance to the PIAA team tournaments.

Following are the district semifinal pairings:

Class 3-A

No. 1 Central Dauphin (15-0) vs No. 4 Hempfield (19-1).

No. 2 Daniel Boone (11-1) vs No. 3 Gettysburg (23-0).

Class 2-A

No. 1 Northern Lebanon (14-1) vs. No. 4 Newport (8-1).

No. 2 Boiling Springs (11-1) vs. No. 3 West Perry (16-2).



Dallastown 41, Red Land 15: At Dallastown, the Wildcats rolled to the nonleague victory. Brooks Gable (189), Carson Gaimari (120), Ashton Deller (132), Caden Dobbins (138) and Isaiah Feeney (145) got pins for Dallastown. Gable picked up his 100th career win. Gable joined his father and coach, Dave (1982) and his brother Clay (2009) in the 100-win club at Dallastown. The Wildcats finished 12-7.

Bermudian Springs 48, Hanover 22: At York Springs, the Eagles clinched the York-Adams Division III title with a 6-0 record. Bermudian, which finished 7-3 overall, got pins from Cole Mosier (160), Jonah Martin (172) and Jhonathan Balek (189). Hanover got pins from Dominic Taylor (126) and Dalton Kirby (138). 

York Suburban 37, Bermudian Springs 24: At Manchester, the Trojans were victorious behind pins from Zach Emory (120) and Cole Jones (152). Bermudian got pins from Ty Livelsberger (113), Savauri Shelton (215) and Hogan Swenski (285). Suburban finished 10-7 overall.

York Suburban 57, Northeastern 15: At Manchester, Suburban rolled behind pins from Addison Barley (113), Zach Emory (126), Brayden Gentzyel (132), Bryson Neidigh (138), Noah Rice (152), Collin Boldt (189) and Hayden Thoman (285). Tyler Schmerge (215) had a pin for Northeastern.

Bermudian Springs 60, Northeastern 10: At Manchester, the Eagles got pins from Jakson Keffer (126), Brennan Schisler (132), Caleb Mantz (145), Cole Mosier (152), Jhonathan Balek (189), Savauri Shelton (215), Hogan Swenski (285) and Ty Livelsberger (113). Northeastern's Constantino Kocoronis (120) had a pin.

Eastern York 42, West York 25: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights got pins from Adam Dandrige (285) and Kaleb Crean (172). West York got pins from Eli Lawless (215) and Nate Brown (106). Dandridge is 12-1. Lawless is 11-2.

Biglerville 48, Susquehannock 18: At Biglerville, the Canners rolled behind pins from Brady Gardner (106) and Levi Haines (152). Susquehannock got pins from Michael Fox (160) and Tristan Coleman (132).

Biglerville 48, Fairfield 12: At Biglerville, Fairfield won the only two bouts that actually featured a competition, with Kyle Davis (189) and Jacob Moyer (285) getting pins. Biglerville got eight forfeit wins.

Waynesboro 54, Biglerville 22: At Biglerville, the Canners got pins from Josh Fulton (215), Jonathan Sanchez (285) and Levi Haines (145).

Waynesboro 57, Susquehannock 15: At Biglerville, the Warriors got pins from Michael Fox (160) and Jack Bender (172).

Littlestown 60, Fairfield 12: At Littlestown, the Thunderbolts rolled behind 10 forfeit wins. Fairfield got pins from Kyle Davis (189) and Jacob Moyer (285). Littlestown finished 13-3 overall.

Littlestown 60, Kennard-Dale 3: At Littlestown, the Thunderbolts got pins from Connor Rankin (285) and Ayden Dillon (145).

Hanover 42, York Tech 24: At Hanover, the Nighthawks got pins from Malcolm Gerlach (152), Dominic Taylor (126) and Dalton Kirby (138). Jojo Nieves (189) got a pin for Tech.

Red Lion 36, South Western 25: At Red Lion, the Lions won the York-Adams Division I match to finish at 10-11 overall and 4-2 in the division. South Western finished at 6-3 and 3-3.


Delone Catholic 37, Wyomissing 36: At Columbia on Friday, Ryderlee Reichart (120), Isaac Roth (138), Justin Emeigh (145), Dominic Giraffa (152) and Tate Neiderer (189) had pins for Delone in the close nonleague win. Neiderer is 10-0 on the season.

Delone Catholic 60, Columbia 6: At Columbia on Friday, Dominic Giraffa (152) and Sam Scovitch (285) had pins for Delone.

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