Central Dauphin 47, Chambersburg 19: The bad news was that the Trojans were pinned five times and dropped the final seven bouts to lose their final Mid Penn Commonwealth match of the season to the Rams, 47-19, on Thursday night at CD.
The good news was that senior Drake Brenize earned a 7-1 decision at 160 pounds over Timothy Smith to reach the 100-win plateau for his career at Chambersburg.
“I’ve been waiting for it for a while,” said Brenize, who became the 10th Trojan to reach the century mark. “I have a lot of people to thank, especially my family and my coaches. I knew it would be tough to do because I didn’t win a ton of matches as a freshman or sophomore, but I just took it match to match.
“It was good to get it done before the postseason. I might have been a little stressed having to get it at sectionals.”
Central Dauphin (13-1, 5-1 MPC) opened the match with its best two wrestlers — Chris Wright (126) and Andrew Wert (132) are both ranked No. 1 in District 3. It was 9-0 after that, although Cole Grove saved a major decision with a takedown vs. Wright with eight seconds left in an 8-2 decision.
The Trojans (11-3, 4-2 MPC) then won four of the next five to grab a 19-12 advantage. Tate Nichter (145) and Luke Nichter (170) each scored a pin, Spencer Runshaw (138) notched an 8-0 major with two third-period tilts and Brenize won his bout.
The only blemish in that run came at 152, where Carson Mello was beaten for the first time this season. He led 2-0 for nearly the entire bout, but gave up a stalling point late and then Hunter Bentz flipped him for a nearfall right at the buzzer and a 3-2 win.
“We just needed a little more mat sense there,” Chambersburg assistant coach Chris Kochinsky said. “You have to know the situation; but that’s something we can work on. That was a huge momentum swing, though.”
The Rams tore through the last seven matches with four pins, two major decisions and a 5-2 victory.
Kochinsky said, “Overall, I thought the kids wrestled pretty well.”
CD and Chambersburg entered the match ranked No. 3 and 4 in the District 3 power rankings, so the Rams wrapped up a home match in the first round of the District 3 Team Championships, which starts Tuesday, while the Trojans will be on the road.
Chambersburg wraps up the regular season with a match Saturday at 2 p.m. at Waynesboro.
Central Dauphin 47, Chambersburg 19
126 — Chris Wright (CD) d Cole Grove, 8-2; 132 — Andrew Wert (CD) p Seth Runshaw, 1:07; 138 — Spencer Runshaw (Ch) md Bryce Buckman, 8-0; 145 — Tate Nichter (Ch) p Spencer Black, 2:33; 152 — Hunter Bentz (CD) d Carson Mello, 3-2; 160 — Drake Brenize (Ch) d Timothy Smith, 7-1; 170 — Luke Nichter (Ch) p Micah Hillegass, 2:10; 182 — Jackson Talbott (CD) d Guy Lozius, 5-2; 195 — Cian Blythe (CD) md Jose Chavarria, 9-0; 220 — Mitchell Talbott (CD) p Wyatt Hull, 1:39; 285 — Carter Talbott (CD) p Malachi Spoonhour, 2:28; 106 — Josh Miller (CD) md Tyler Smith, 9-0; 113 — Tye Weathersby (CD) p Will Sharrar, 1:49; 120 — Mitchell Arch (CD) p Anthony Colangelo, 1:46.
Chambersburg 101, Red Land 69: Abby Reichelderfer picked up first-place finishes in a pair of events to lead the Trojans over Red Land in a non-league meet Thursday.
Reichelderfer won the 200 freestyle and the breaststroke events for Chambersburg (3-5), which also won all three relay races. Also earning victories for the Trojans were Bree Kratz (butterfly) and Emily Stroble (backstroke).
Chambersburg 98, Red Land 68: The Trojans pushed their record to 7-1 with a non-league win over the Patriots on Thursday at Chambersburg YMCA.
While resting several of its top swimmers, Chambersburg got wins from Gavin Vink (200 freestyle), C.J. Pong (butterfly), Aiden McMillen (400 free), Jacob Greenwood (backstroke) and Sam Spiese (breaststroke).