PREP: Rohrbaugh, Wolfgram earn wrestling championships
- Spring Grove's Dalton Rohrbaugh won the 113-pound title at the King of the Mountain event.
- Central York's Michael Wolfgram took the 285-pound crown at the Penn Manor tournament.
Spring Grove standout Dalton Rohrbaugh came away with an impressive championship over the weekend at the prestigious King of the Mountain wrestling tournament at Central Mountain High School in Lock Haven.
Rohrbaugh, who earned a bronze medal a season ago in the PIAA Class 3-A Wrestling Championships at 106 pounds, edged Boyertown's Matt Wilde in the 113-pound finals, 4-2.
After a first-round bye, Rohrbaugh earned a first-period pin in his second-round match and then captured a 2-0 triumph over Killian Delaney of West Chester Henderson in the quarterfinals. Rohrbaugh dominated Isaac Crowell of Fort Leboeuf in the semifinals, earning a 17-2 technical fall in the third period.
A few other York County wrestlers also excelled over the weekend.
Central York sophomore Michael Wolfgram captured the 285-pound championship at the Penn Manor tournament.
Wolfgram earned four pins en route to the championship. In the title bout, Wolfgram decked Cocalico's Brady Maxwell in 1 minute, 47 seconds.
It is the second straight invitational title for Wolfgram. He also won the Brandywine Bullet Invitational the previous weekend. All three of his wins in that event were also by pins. Wolfgram was a 3-A state qualifier at 285 a year ago as a freshman.
Central's Logan Paluch finished second at 120 pounds at Penn Manor, losing in the finals to Bethlehem Liberty's Luke Werner by a first-period pin.
Central will face off against Spring Grove in a pivotal York-Adams Division I match on Thursday in Papertown. The Rockets have won or shared eight of the last nine D-I crowns. Central finished tied for second last season with South Western.
At the Carlisle Tournament, West York's Frank Veloce advanced to the 285-pound title match before suffering an 18-6 loss to Shippensburg's Cameron Tinner.
Bobcats will try to stay perfect: The Northeastern boys' basketball team will try to stay perfect on the season on Tuesday when the Bobcats visit Central York in a York-Adams Division I showdown.
Northeastern stands at 5-0 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division I, including an impressive 70-58 triumph at home over Dallastown on Friday in a battle of unbeaten clubs. That game was much closer than the score indicates. Northeastern led by just two points with 90 seconds left before going on a 10-0 finishing run.
Now, however, the Bobcats must take on the defending York-Adams League Division I champions on the Panthers' home floor. Central comes in at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the division. A loss to Northeastern would drop Central two games behind the Bobcats in a D-I race that is shaping up as dogfight. Central's division loss came last Tuesday at Dallastown, 59-53.
Antonio Rizzuto leads Northeastern with an average of 19.4 points per game. Spring Grove's Eli Brooks, who is committed to the University of Michigan, leads the York-Adams League in scoring at 31.7 ppg, followed by York Tech's Terrence Romey (26.0), Dover's Brady Bowman (20.0) and Rizzuto.
Possible battle of unbeatens in girls' action: It's not a division confrontation, but it could well be a battle of unbeatens on Wednesday when York Catholic travels to Dover in a girls' basketball contest.
Division III power York Catholic, led the Katie Bauhof, stands at 2-0 and can improve to 3-0 with an expected win over Bermudian Springs (1-2) on Tuesday. Bauhof led the York-Adams League in scoring a season ago.
Dover (4-0 overall), under first-year head coach Kevin Glover, is tied for first in Division II at 2-0. The Eagles are led by the Fink sisters, Rayah and Rajah, who are both healthy this season and providing Dover with a dangerous one-two punch. Rajah is averaging 16.5 ppg, while Rayah averages 16.0 ppg. Bauhof is averaging 14.0 ppg.
To set up the battle of unbeatens, Dover must get past visiting Gettysburg (2-2) on Tuesday.
Eastern York's Hannah Myers and York High's Madey-Zania Redman are the leading girls' scorers in the York-Adams League at 17.8 ppg, followed by Rajah Fink, Rayah Fink and New Oxford's Kaelyn Long (16.0 ppg).
Trojans vs. Lions in pool: The York-Adams League swimming season continues on Thursday with more crossover meets.
The most intriguing meet may be York Suburban at Red Lion. Suburban is a perennial power in Division II, while Red Lion is hoping to make some waves in D-I this season.
Suburban won the D-II outright boys' title a season ago, while Trojans girls shared the crown. Both Red Lion teams finished 3-2 in D-I last season.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.