Chambersburg roundup: Trojan wrestlers beat 2 quality teams

Ashton Romberger

Chambersburg 39, Mifflin County 27: The Trojans jumped out to a 21-9 lead, the Huskies (12th-ranked in the state) came back to take a 27-21 advantage, then Chambersburg ended it with three straight pins to capture a season-opening Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Saturday morning at Gettysburg.

Aiden Hight (189 pounds), Zack Evans (215) and Avery Kuhns (285) wrapped up the match with first-period pins.

The Trojans had built their lead on two forfeit wins, a pin by Zach Sherman and a 9-3 decision by Ashton Romberger at 133.

Chambersburg coach Matt Mentzer said, “Romberger was behind early, but controlled it after that. Riley Beecher and Ivan Mixell saved us some points and Tyler Frye only lost 2-0 to a state-ranked kid. That adds up when you don’t give up bonus points.”

Chambersburg 39, Mifflin County 27
107 — Ben Hoover (C) won by forfeit
114 — Zach Sherman (C) p Styers Oden, 3:58
121 — Hunter Johnson (MC) won by forfeit
127 — Luke Mentzer (C) won by forfeit
133 — Ashton Romberger (C) d Colby Seiler, 9-3
139 — Kamden Everly (MC) d Riley Beecher, 8-2
145 — Jacob Cunningham (MC) d Tyler Frye, 2-0
152 — Parker Kearns (MC) p Noah Valentine, 1:02
160 — Deakon Schaeffer (MC) d Ivan Mixell, 8-3
172 — Avery Aurand (MC) p Jaccob Stoner, N/A
189 — Aiden Hight (C) p Gavin McKey, 1:06
215 — Zach Evans (C) p Truitt Davis, 1:06
285 — Avery Kuhns (C) p Levi Marks, 1:03

Ben Hoover

Chambersburg 37, State College 34: Jaccob Stoner’s pin at 172 pounds started the Trojans’ comeback from a 28-15 deficit, then a pin in the final bout at 107 by Ben Hoover lifted Chambersburg to a Mid Penn Commonwealth win over the Little Lions on Saturday afternoon at Gettysburg.

Hoover took only 1:20 to wrap up SC’s Izaiah Vasquez for his match-winning pin. Stoner decked Adam Bell in just 27 seconds to halt a Little Lion surge (they had won 4 of 5 bouts). The only match they didn’t win came at 145, when Tyler Frye used a second-period reversal to take a 4-3 decision.

“Frey was down 3-2, got the reversal and then rode his guy all of the third period,” Trojan coach Matt Mentzer said. “Stoner had a toss-up match, but got a takedown near the edge and finished the pin. Those were big points and both could have gone either way.”

Zach Sherman (114) and Zach Evans (215) had pins for Chambersburg, Aiden Hight had a major decision at 189 and Luke Mentzer won by forfeit.

Coach Mentzer said, “It came down to Ben and he did a nice job. Hight scored some points late to get a bonus point. It was a day of close matches — Gettysburg beat both of these teams, too, but they were all close.”

Chambersburg 37, State College 34
114 — Sherman (C) p Nicholas Berrena, 0:44
121 — Jonathan Coates (SC) won by forfeit
127 — Mentzer (C) won by forfeit
133 — Hayden Cunningham (SC) tf Romberger, 16-1
139 — Eric Weaver (SC) tf Beecher, 18-2
145 — Frye (C) d Jacob Campbell, 4-3
152 — Pierson Manville (SC) p Valentine, N/A
160 — Asher Cunningham (SC) p Mixell, N/A
172 — Stoner (C) p Adam Bell, 0:27
189 — Hight (C) md Carter Weaverling, 13-5
215 — Evans (C) p Khalil Rager, 0:45
285 — Nick Pavechko (SC) p Kuhns, N/A
107 — Hoover (C) p Izaiah Vasquez, 1:20

Gateway 56, Chambersburg 51: The Trojans played in the Play 4 Mae event at Woodland Hills and was defeated by Gateway. No other info was available.

Obama 50, Chambersburg 27: Also playing in the Play 4 Mae event, the Trojans fell in their season opener to Obama. No other into was available.