Chambersburg rdp 12/12: Boys swimming, wrestling pick up wins

Chambersburg 109, Carlisle 60: The Trojans opened their season with a 49-point Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Thundering Herd on Thursday afternoon at the Chambersburg YMCA.

Jacob Shifler

Jacob Shifler

Chambersburg earned seven individual wins and took all three relays, despite top swimmer C.J. Pong sitting the meet out.

Aidan McMillen won the 200 freestyle (2:04.36) and 100 free (57.62), while Gavin Vink was also a double winner, taking the 200 IM in 2:19.95 and the 100 backstroke in 1:04.55.

Other winners were Robert Pong in the 100 butterfly (1:00.85), Colby Estep in the 400 free (4:28.10) and Michael Johnson in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.33).

In the 200 medley relay, the team of Vink, Johnson, Pong and Jacob Shifler won in 1:55.96; in the 200 free relay, Johnson, McMillen, Shifler and Estep won in 1:48.98; and the 400 free relay team of Pong, Vink, Estep and McMillen captured first in 3:58.83.

Carlisle 104, Chambersburg 64: The Herd won all three relays to overcome the Trojans capturing wins in six of the nine individual events and won a Mid Penn Commonwealth season opener Thursday afternoon.

Layne Rydbom

Layne Rydbom

“We made some mistakes and we had some relays DQ’d for leaving early,” Trojan coach Donnie Miller said. “But we also had girls with career-best swims already, so there were many positives. I noticed marked improvements in efficiency and stroke tempo not only since last year but since the start of this season.”

Layne Rydbom won twice in her first meet, taking the 200 freestyle in 2:21.71 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:24.25.

Olivia Terrazas was victorious in the 200 IM (2:40.12) and the 100 free (1:05.69), and Emily Stroble also picked up two wins, finishing first in the 100 butterfly in 1:14.59 and the 400 free in 5:06.33.

Miller said, “There were some good swims on both teams, and this was a nice meet to get a pulse of our teams and begin the season with some exciting swims.”

Chambersburg 64, Harrisburg 12: The Trojans racked up 10 pins and a major decision to handle the Cougars in a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory on Thursday evening.

Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

Pins by Carson Mello at 170, Zach Evans at 195 (in just 31 seconds) and Wyatt Hull at 220 (in 0:33) gave Chambersburg (4-1, 1-1 MPC) an 18-12 lead after five bouts.

Then, after no match at 106, the Trojans ripped off wins in the final eight weights, getting pins from Rylan Carter (113), Karl Shindledecker (120), Tyler Smith (126), Anthony Colangelo (132), Ryder Davenport (145), Tate Nichter (152) and Luke Nichter (160).

Also, they got a 12-3 major decision from Kelby Mixell at 138.

Chambersburg 64, Harrisburg 12
170 — Carson Mello (C) p Joshua Nelson, 1:20
182 — Xavier Evans (H) p Mehki Williams, 2:42
195 — Zach Evans (C) p Sean Roebuck, 0:31
220 — Wyatt Hull (C) p Tymek Evans, 0:33
285 — Jamar Henderson (H) p Joey Fuller, 1:40
106 — No match
113 — Rylan Carter (C) p Elijah Wallace, 0:57
120 — Karl Shindledecker (C) p Skylar Bramelle, 1:24
126 — Tyler Smith (C) p Tyrone Peck, 3:47
132 — Anthony Colangelo (C) p Leonardo Galenz, 1:22
138 — Kelby Mixell (C) md Devin Johnson, 12-3
145 — Ruder Davenport (C) p Kasrim Gregg, 1:45
152 — Tate Nichter (C) p Zyhair Green, 1:32
160 — Luke Nichter (C) p Asayah Behy, 0:58