Chambersburg 34, Mifflin County 33: Drake Brenize at 152 pounds and Luke Nichter at 160 scored pins in the final two bouts of the night Tuesday to enable the Trojans to pull out a 34-33 Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over Mifflin County.
Chambersburg (3-1, 1-1 MPC) trailed 15-0 after 3 matches and 30-16 with 5 bouts remaining.
The Trojans got shutout decisions from Spencer Runshaw (6-0) at 138 and Carson Mello (2-0) at 145. Tate Nichter then moved up a weight and fell 3-0 to Trey Kibe in a battle of high-caliber freshmen to give the Huskies an 11-point margin. But Brenize and Luke Nichter each notched a first-period win to complete the comeback win.
“The wins by Spencer and Carson set us up,” Chambersburg coach Matt Mentzer said. “It was nice knowing that Drake and Luke were there at the end, because we had to have the pins.”
The Trojans also got key pins by Wyatt Hull at 285 and Tyler Smith at 106, and a major decision by Cole Grove at 126.
Mentzer said, “Tyler’s pin was big win for the team, because it was an unknown. He’s a freshman going against a bigger senior, and it was 0-0, but he ran a bar in and turned him over. Hull is dealing with an injury, so his pin was really big, too.”
Chambersburg’s next action is Dec. 29-30 when it hots the 4th annual Trojan Wars tournament, a 40-team event.
Chambersburg 34, Mifflin County 33
182 — Trent Hidlay (MC) p Zae Kirk, 3:20; 195 — Jacob Krepps (MC) d Guy Lozius, 5-1; 220 — Kross Todaro (MC) p Jose Chaviarria, 0:23; 285 — Wyatt Hull (Ch) p Cameron Geysinger, 1:36; 106 — Tyler Smith (Ch) p Andrew Weaver, 3:13; 113 — Chris Fisher (MC) p Will Sharrar, 2:36; 120 — Derek Borz (MC) p Anthony Colangelo, 5:03; 126 — Cole Grove (Ch) md Josh Snook, 19-7; 132 — Logan Wise (MC) d Seth Runshaw, 7-2; 138 — Spencer Runshaw (Ch) d John Retherford, 6-0; 145 — Carson Mello (Ch) d Bryce Hassinger, 2-0; 152 — Trey Kibe (MC) d Tate Nichter, 3-0; 160 — Drake Brenize (Ch) p Cole Baker, 1:41; 170 — Luke Nichter (Ch) p Hadyn Crum, 1:36.
Chambersburg 134, CD East 19: Chambersburg captured wins in all but one race to swamp Central Dauphin East in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet Tuesday.
Maddie Kinton (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke) was the only double winner for the Trojans (1-1, 1-1 MPC), while other winners included Bree Kratz (200 freestyle), Becca Fischer (200 IM), Emily Stroble (50 free), Kyleigh Ballard (100 free) and Abby Reichelderfer (400 free).
“Consistency and effort have been the focus of the practices this week,” Chambersburg coach Donnie Miller said, “and the athletes’ dedication to success was evident as nearly every girl on the team swam at least one season or personal best time today.
“Girls excelling today included Mercedes Montoya, Emily Roat, Tiana Rivera, Kyleigh Ballard, Genevieve Kuhns and Madelyn Woolf.”
Chambersburg 141, CD East 13: The Trojans swam to a victory in every event to run away from the Panthers in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet at the Chambersburg YMCA.
Two double winners emerged for the Trojans (1-1, 1-1 MPC) — Arron Traxler in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, and Brenton Boyd in the 50 and 100 freestyle.
Also recording first-place finishes for Chambersburg were Damien Kerani in the 200 free, Sam Vessah in the 100 butterfly, Colby Estep in the 400 free and Gavin Vink in the 100 breaststroke.