Chambersburg roundup: Trojan girls and wrestlers earn victories

Chambersburg 55, James Buchanan 42: The Trojans fell behind a fired-up Rocket squad 16-6 in the first quarter, but rallied to claim a non-league win Wednesday night at CASHS Field House.

Erin Pattillo

By the end of the opening period, Chambersburg (3-5) had cut the lead to 16-11, then in the second quarter held JB to a single field goal for a 24-18 halftime advantage. A 19-7 advantage in the third quarter put the Trojans ahead for good.

“It was a good overall team win, and that’s always a good feeling,” Chambersburg coach Justin English said. “We still need to clean up the silly and unnecessary turnovers. We can’t continue to play as sloppy with the basketball as we have … especially Friday against Central Dauphin.

“We want to redeem ourselves from our last game with (CD, a 67-12 defeat). We didn’t have Robyn (Stepler) and Kiki (Walker) in that game, so I expect us to compete at a higher level this time.”

Erin Pattillo had 8 of her 11 points in the first quarter and ended up with a trio of 3-pointers for Chambersburg. She got help from Ahsia Thomas (8 points), Allie List (7) and Kylee Miller (6).

English said, “Erin continues to play some great basketball — she got her 11 points in limited minutes.”

For the Rockets (2-3), Mackenzie Stoner scored 10 points and Carly Sollenberger had 9 — they fueled the early JB lead with 5 points each in the opening period. Campbelle Dayley also added 7 points for James Buchanan.

Chambersburg 55, James Buchanan 42
Grace Egli 0 0-0 0, Taylor Piper 0 1-2 1, Izzy Hoffeditz 1 1-2 3, Morgan Shughart 3 2-3 8, Ashley Dukehart 0 0-0 0, Carly Sollenberger 3 2-6 9, Campbelle Dayley 2 3-6 7, Macy Mummert 2 0-0 4, Mackenzie Stoner 2 5-6 10. Totals 13 14-25 42.
Robyn Stepler 1 0-0 2, Erin Pattillo 4 0-0 11, Madi Flythe 1 0-0 3, Marlee Wrights 0 0-0 0, Kiki Walker 2 0-0 4, Ahsia Thomas 4 0-1 8, Joelle Rheam 2 0-0 4, Rosalynn Diehl 1 0-0 2, Allie List 2 1-2 7, Kylee Miller 3 0-0 6, Sydni Byers 0 4-4 4, Katie Parker 2 0-0 4, Lily Cornwell 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 5-7 55.
James Buchanan          16     2     7   17   —   42
Chambersburg             11   13   19   12   —   55
3-point shots — JB 2 (Sollenberger, Stoner); Chbg 6 (Pattillo 3, List 2, Flythe).

Chambersburg 45, South Western 24: The Trojans spotted the Mustangs a pin in the first bout and three forfeits later on, but earned a victory in each of the other nine matches to post a non-league win Wednesday night in the Auxiliary Gym.

Aiden Hight

Chambersburg (7-6) racked up six pins and three decisions, and piled up an impressive 22-2 advantage in takedowns.

The pins came from Zach Evans (285), Rylan Carter (113), Anthony Colangelo (138), Kelby Mixell (145), Ryder Davenport (160) and Tate Nichter (172).

Trojan coach Matt Mentzer said, “The takedowns are big. You can give credit to the assistant coaches (Chris Koshinsky, Dalton Daywalt and Dontez King) for working with the kids in the room — they make them do them correctly.”

The biggest win for Chambersburg came in the final bout, a 4-3 win at 189 pounds for freshman Aiden Hight over the Mustangs’ Robert Utz, who placed sixth in the District 3 tournament last year and had been ranked in the top 25 in the state.

Utz took control early, securing a takedown late in the first period, and he took a 3-1 lead with an escape to open the third period. But Hight forced a stalling point for Utz backing out of the circle to make it 3-2, then with 4 seconds left, he spun behind for a takedown to pull out the win.

“I think 189 was definitely the highlight,” Mentzer said. “That was a good win over a solid kid. Aiden’s a talented freshman and he’s wrestled against some really tough kids. He’s starting to put himself in some good positions and tonight he was able to finish it off.”

The other two decisions came at 120 and 152. Cesar Montelongo took an 8-3 verdict over South Western’s Caleb Martz, thanks to four takedowns, while at 152, Gavin Nicholson used the same formula of four takedowns to win 8-4 over Gavin Leitzel.

Mentzer said, “Monty has been struggling to get into our lineup, but he’s wrestling tough. The things we’re working on in the room with him are starting to come out in the matches. He scored some good points for us early in the match when we needed it.”

Chambersburg 45, South Western 24
215 — Ayden Wysocki (SW) p Ethan Faytol, 5:42
285 — Zach Evans (C) p Josh Metz, 3:37
106 — Daniel Pierce (SW) won by forfeit
113 — Rylan Carter (C) p Josh Martz, 2:49
120 — Cesar Montelongo (C) d Caleb Martz, 8-3
126 — Wyatt Hale (SW) won by forfeit
132 — Sam Dickmyer (SW) won by forfeit
138 — Anthony Colangelo (C) p Bryson Corruzi, 3:37
145 — Kelby Mixell (C) p Luke Dewees, 1:29
152 — Gavin Nicholson (C) d Gavin Leitzel, 8-4
160 — Ryder Davenport (C) p Joe Sprenkle, 1:11
172 — Tate Nichter (C) p Owen Reed, 2:34
189 — Aiden Hight (C) d Robert Utz, 4-3