Saegertown jumped out to a 54-0 lead through the first nine matches before rolling to a 69-9 win over North East in Region 3 wrestling action on Wednesday.
The Panthers (7-1, 6-1 Region 3) opened with four pins, an injury default and four forfeit wins to amass their large lead. In total, Saegertown picked up max points in 11 of the 14 weights.
Pins were recorded by Jarrott Ruhl (113), Tyler Vath (132), Nick Monico (138), Lance Neuscheler (152) and Garrett Zuver (160). Matt Humes won his 145-pound bout by injury default.
Jeffrey Kraemer picked up a pin at 285 for the Grapepickers.
Lancers slay Dragons
EDINBORO — General McLane lost just three contested bouts on its way to a 57-11 win over Warren during a Region 4 wrestling showdown on Wednesday.
The Lancers picked up bonus points in eight of the 14 weights — four of them forfeit wins. McLane also picked up pins from Joe Wheeling (113), Mike Sutton (152) and Chris Laird (195), while also getting a technical fall at 138 from Keller Watkins.
D.J. Fehlman posted a technical fall at 132 to lead the Dragons.
Corry downs Union City
UNION CITY — Dealing with a pesky injury bug and the unexpected departure of two starters this week, the Union City wrestling team still put up a fight against visiting Region 3 opponent Corry on Wednesday. The Beavers still prevailed, however, 44-24.
Union City picked up two wins in contested bouts. At 138, Dustin Tomcho pinned Josh Silka in 3:17. And at heavyweight, Storm McDonald heaved Paul Peters onto his back for a fall in 1:22.
Cardinals clip Devils
SHARPSVILLE — Cochranton only won one of the six contested bouts, but thanks to six forfeit victories the dual match went to the Cardinals 45-30 over non-region opponent Sharpsville on Wednesday.
The lone victory for Cochranton against a Sharpsville opponent went to Jared Morrison, who scored a 6-1 decision over Austin Szugye, 6-1.
Saegertown takes Ven-Craw lead
SENECA — After a couple consistently strong performances, including a third-place finish on Saturday at Lost Lanes and a second-place finish on Tuesday at Seneca Lanes, the Saegertown bowling team took over first place in the Ven-Craw Varsity Bowling League after six rounds.
Saegertown has 53 points, leading Meadville Red (48), Meadville Black (47), Franklin Black (42) and Cranberry Maroon (41) in the top five.
Saegertown has been led the past couple matches by Michael Costello, who rolled a 234 on Saturday and Ricky Kanline who scored a 222 on Tuesday. Nick Archacki added a couple high games with a 208 at Lost Lanes and a 213 at Seneca.
Cranberry’s Matthew Alcorn had the high game in both of the last two matches, recording a 237 at Lost Lanes and a fantastic 279 at Seneca.
Meadville’s also had some high games thanks to Jared Beier’s 220 and Zane Wolf’s 219 at Lost and Seth Beerbower’s 232 and Ryan Miller’s 221 at Seneca.