Chambersburg 42, Carlisle 15: The Trojans won some close bouts, kept a couple of other matches close and rolled to a 42-15 Mid Penn Commonwealth win Thursday over a Thundering Herd team missing a couple of starters.
“We won some close matches early, and then our guys in the middle closed it out, like they’re supposed to do,” Chambersburg coach Matt Mentzer said.
The Trojans (5-1, 2-1 MPC) got a close win to start the night when Luke Mentzer took down the Herd’s Taylor Hebenstreit to his back for four points with about 40 seconds left and won 9-7 at 106.
Close losses at 126 (Tyler Smith) and 132 (Anthony Colangelo, 3-0 to PIAA qualifier Rafael Portillo) put Carlisle ahead 12-9. A 9-0 major by Kelby Mixell at 138 gave Chambersburg the lead for good, consecutive decisions by Ryder Davenport (145), Tate Nichter (152) and Gavin Nicholson (160) increased the lead to 22-12, then a pin by Luke Nichter at 170 and a decision at 170 by Carson Mello pretty much sealed the win.
Mentzer said, “Mixell looked good and Davenport beat a pretty good kid. Nicholson got his first opportunity of the year and did a nice job — he was never much in danger.”
Tate Nichter handed Sean Smith his first loss of the season, 7-2.
“That kid’s pretty good,” Mentzer said. “Tate led led 3-1 when the guy tried a throw and Tate countered and put him on his back to make it 7-1.”
The Trojans, who will wrestle in the Beast of the East Tournament this weekend, closed it out with a pin at 220 by Wyatt Hull and a default win by Joey Fuller at 285.
Chambersburg 42, Carlisle 15
106 — Luke Mentzer (Ch) d Taylor Hebenstreit, 9-7
113 — Noah Clawson (Car) p Cesar Montelongo, 1:40
120 — Karl Shindledecker (Ch) p Azmir Ibrahim, 1:12
126 — Trent Walker (Car) d Tyler Smith, 10-7
132 — Rafael Portillo (Car) d Anthony Colangelo, 3-0
138 — Kelby Mixell (Ch) md Brandon Wells, 9-0
145 — Ryder Davenport (Ch) d Jarrett Wilson, 8-3
152 — Tate Nichter (Ch) d Sean Smith, 7-2
160 — Gavin Nicholson (Ch) d Luke Wargins, 10-5
170 — Luke Nichter (Ch) p Donovan Kerns, 0:53
182 — Carson Mello (Ch) d Logan Rhoades, 7-2
195 — Malik Miller (Car) d Zach Evans, 10-5
220 — Wyatt Hull (Ch) p Palma, 1:44
285 — Joey Fuller (Ch) def. Layton Schmick, 0:30
Chambersburg 105, Central Dauphin 62: The Trojans earned first place in all but one event Thursday afternoon and swamped Central Dauphin in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet at the Chambersburg YMCA.
Aidan McMillen and C.J. Pong each picked up two individual wins for Chambersburg (2-1, 2-1 MPC). McMillen won the 200 freestyle in 2:13.0 and the 100 free in 58.90, while Pong was first in the 50 free (25.68) and 100 backstroke (1:02.23).
Also grabbing wins were Gavin Vink in the 200 IM (2:20.48), Robert Pong in the 100 butterfly (1:01.28), Colby Estep in the 400 free (4:36.97) and Michael Johnson in the 200 breaststroke (3:51.81).
C.J. Pong, Robert Pong and Vink were on both winning relays (200 medley, 400 free), while Johnson was on the medley team and McMillen anchored the free team.
Central Dauphin 110, Chambersburg 60: The Trojans had one double winner, but the Rams had the upper hand in taking a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet win Thursday afternoon.
Layne Rydbom picked up victories in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:11.68, and came back to win the 100 breaststroke in 1:23.91.
“Layne won both races with her best high school time to date,” Chambersburg coach Donnie Miller said. “CD managed to win the close races, but we had our share of success. Emily Stroble, Megan Brandt and Emily Roat all posted personal best times, and Chace Johnson continues to impress with her all-out effort.”
Liv Terrazas earned the other first place for the Trojans (0-3, 0-3 MPC), and she also had a runner-up finish in the 100 backstroke in 1:14.42.
Miller said, “She swam an excellent backstroke.
“We are starting to realize that smarter swimming — efficient swimming — equals faster swimming. We’ll focus on these details moving forward.”