Central York wins Sam Lovello Memorial Wrestling Tournament team championship
A trio of individual champions helped propel Central York to a team victory Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Sam Lovello Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Brandywine Heights High School in Topton.
Standout heavyweight wrestler Michael Wolfgram was one of two Panthers to pick up titles with pins. Wolfgram secured his in 2 minutes, 46 seconds against Conrad Weiser’s Adam Kase in the 285-pound final.
Antonio Rivera also scored a victory via pin, taking down Daniel Boone’s Colby Pyle in 1:58 during the championship match in the 170-pound division.
Logan Paluch scored a 4-0 decision over Lehighton’s Nate Kemmerer to win the 126-pound crown.
The Panthers were also represented by a pair of second-place medalists in Mason Myers (132) and Brett Morgan (138). Central also saw Orion Musti (152) and Deontay English (182) each finish third in their weight classes and Austin McQuaide was fourth at 145 pounds.
Those performances gave Central a team total of 160.5 points. Garden Spot was runner-up with 154.5 points and Milton Hershey, which had four individual champions, was third at 140. Host Brandywine came in 10th out of 12 teams.
Next up for Central York is the Penn Manor individual tournament on Friday and Saturday. After that, the Panthers open league play when they host York-Adams League Division I foe Spring Grove on Dec. 21.