Chambersburg

Trojan wrestlers go 4-1 at duals tournament

CATAWISSA — Chambersburg went 4-1 and was the runner-up as Southern Columbia hosted the SoCo Scuffle duals tournament on Saturday.

The Trojans (9-2) defeated Pen Argyl (63-17), Honesdale (48-18), Mount Carmel (35-34) and Blue Mountain (36-27), and in the championship match absorbed a 42-17 loss to the host Tigers, who are ranked No. 2 in the state in Class AA.

“We wrestled five good duals,” Chambersburg coach Matt Mentzer said. “Blue Mountain and Mount Carmel are good teams and Southern Columbia (which won the Trojan Wars tourney) was just too deep of a lineup for us. We did win five matches against them.”

Mentzer said that freshman Tyler Smith (106) had a good day, going 3-2, and freshman Malachi Spoonhour saw his first varsity action after dealing with an injury.

“Malachi got a second-period pin in the first bout of the Blue Mountain match, and that was big — it got us jump-started,” Mentzer said.

Luke Nichter, ranked No. 2 at 170 in Class AAA, met AA’s No. 4 Gaige Garcia of Southern Columbia. Garcia won that matchup 3-1 last week, and took Saturday’s match 3-2.

Mentzer said, “The match was similar, but this time Luke hit a slide-by in the last few seconds that I think would have been called a takedown in every other gym except that one. He wrestled a good match; just didn’t get the call.”

Cole Grove (126 pounds), Spencer Runshaw (138) and Drake Brenize (152) each went 5-0 for the day, Tate Nichter (145) was 4-0, Carson Mello (145) was 2-0 and Luke Nichter (160) went 4-1.

Chambersburg records
106 — Tyler Smith 3-2, 1 pin; 113 — Will Sharrar 1-4; 120 — Anthony Colangelo 3-2, 2 pins; 126 — Cole Grove 5-0, 2 pins, 3 majors; 132 — Seth Runshaw 3-2, 1 TF; 138 — Spencer Runshaw 5-0, 1 pin, 1 TF, 2 majors; 145 — Tate Nichter 4-0, 3 pins, 1 major; 145 — Carson Mello 2-0, 1 pin; 152 — Drake Brenize 5-0, 1 pin, 2 majors; 160 — Zae Kirk 0-4; 170 — Luke Nichter 4-1, 2 pins, 1 TF; 182 — Guy Lozius 2-3, 1 TF; 195 — Jose Chavarria 1-4, 1 pin; 220 — Wyatt Hull 2-3, 2 pins; 285 — Malachi Spoonhour 1-2, 1pin; Saul Chacon 0-2.