The Spring Grove wrestling team saw its team season come to an end on Thursday night after losing to Cedar Cliff, 36-30, in the consolation semifinals of the District 3-AAA tournament at Spring Grove High School.
The fifth-seeded Rockets were tied 24-24 with the No. 3 Colts heading into the final four bouts, but a 4-2 loss by Chance Jackson at 120 pounds gave Cedar Cliff a 27-24 lead. The Colts wound up winning two of the three bouts that followed, securing a spot in the state tournament for Cedar Cliff, while Spring Grove's bid fell just one step short.
The Rockets fell behind 11-0 after two bouts, but got on the board in a big way with a pin by Marcus Kehr at 160 pounds in just 37 seconds. That was followed by an out-of-nowhere pin by Ryan Daugherty at 170 pounds to put Spring Grove on top 12-11 through four bouts. Daugherty was down 6-2 at the time of his pin.
After the Colts went back on top 20-12, Nate Young earned a pin at 220 pounds to pull the Rockets to within two points and then Andrew Lawson gave Spring Grove the one-point advantage with a decision win at 285. But, after Clay Baker fell by major decision at 106 pounds, the Rockets trailed 24-21. Dalton Rohrbaugh leveled the match at 24-24 with a win at 113 pounds, setting the stage for an exciting finish that didn't go Spring Grove's way.
The Rockets got to the consolation bracket's semifinal round with a 43-31 victory over Cocalico earlier in the night.
In that match, Spring Grove got a more complete team effort from top to bottom, including a Kehr pin in just 17 seconds at 160 pounds and a Rohrbaugh pin in 56 seconds to clinch the victory. Aside from Kehr and Rohrbaugh, the Rockets got pins in the match from Baker (113), Tanner Sterner (145) and Young (220).
Spring Grove finished the season at 12-3.
Kennard-Dale 39, Susquehannock 33: At Glen Rock, the Rams were able to climb out of an early 33-9 hole by winning the last six matches and secure the comeback victory. K-D finishes with a 6-0 record in York-Adams Division II, giving it the outright division crown, the school’s second in as many years. Dameon Davis (106), Justin Camron (113) and Mike Bracey (126) each earned pins for the Rams during their comeback.
Gettysburg 58, York Suburban 15: At Suburban, the Warriors were the beneficiaries of six forfeits. Gettysburg also earned pins from Chase Mueller (145) and Luke Cross (195). Suburban got pins by Colin Shelter (120) and Adoniyah Johnson (285).
Delone Catholic 66, York Tech 11: At McSherrystown, the Squires got pins from Zachary Hart (170), Brady Repasky (195), Damian Rodriguez (220), Bryce Perkins (285) and Andrew Knobloch (106). Zach Hagarman (160) had a pin for Tech, while Austin Schaszberger had a technical fall at 120.
Littlestown 29, Dover 21: At Dover, the Thunderbolts received pins from Connor German (182) and Matt Guilday (220) to secure the non-divisional victory. For the Eagles, Brandon Rodriguez (120) picked up a pin.