Sunday, February 21, 2010

District 3 wrestling pairings

Here are the first round pairings, schools and record of the opponents of the Columbia seven, who will compete for a district title, starting Friday at the old Hersheypark Arena.

119: Derek Zercher (16-20) vs. Tim Renninger, Annville-Cleona (23-11).
130: John Markley (27-11) vs. Kyle Christianson, Kutztown (10-11).
135: Joe Ronca (32-6) vs. Bryan Wiedenhammere, Hamburg (17-21).
140: Jordon Halter (29-10) vs. Zeb Sheman, Tulpehocken (11-11).
160: Nathan Warner (28-9) vs Mitch Ball, Pequea Vallley (26-10).
215: Brandon Felus (25-6) vs. Dylan Powell, Juniata (14-8).
285: Jacob Sentz (22-15) vs. Malcolm White, Wyomissing (7-15).

Wrestlers advance 7

The first step in the mythical “Road to Hershey” was a successful one for the Columbia Crimson Tide wrestling team on Saturday.

Coach Scott Rupp and his staff took 14 wrestlers to the Class AA sectional tournament at Bermudian Springs High School and seven of those 14 advanced to this week’s District Three championships at the old Hersheypark Arena.

Leading the way for the Tide wrestlers were Joe Ronca and Nate Warner, who placed second at their respective weight classes, 135 and 160 pounds. Both lost in the finals.

Ronca, who moved down a weight class for the post-season, entered the sectional tournament needing three wins for 100 for his career. He fell one short when he lost in the finals 10-7 to Noah Blascone of Bermudian Springs.

At 160, Warner, a sophomore, was also a top seed. He lost in the finals to Tyler Fitzkee of Bermudian Springs, 10-0.

Placing third for the Tide were Jake Sentz (285), Jordon Halter (140) and John Markley (130).

Placing fourth for the Tide were Derek Zercher (119) and Brandon Felus (215).

Others participating from Columbia and not advancing were Tony Barton (103), Phil Stark (112), Alan Foehlinger (125), Todd Lingafelt (145), Derrick Brooks (171) and Marcus Fischer (189).

District 3 scores

Here are the scores from the pig-tail round of the District Three playoffs. Games were played Friday and Saturday.
The "official" tournament starts Tuesday. Working a preview of all the classifications, telling you who to watch and who might not end up in Hershey.
Boys Class AAAA
Central Dauphin 64, Dover 40
L-S 47, Carlisle 43
Red Lion 69, Governor Mifflin 52
McCaskey 69, Cocalico 56
Warwick 61, Mechanicsburg 46
Exeter 57, Chambersburg 50
Central York 56, Dallastown 49

Boys Class AAA
Wyomissing 60, Donegal 38
Big Spring 48, Schuykill Valley 47
Milton Hershey 57, Shippensburg 52
Muhlenberg 53, Kennard-Dale 52

Girls Class AAAA
Cumberland Valley 43, Carlisle 37
Hershey 37, South Western 26
Spring Grove 36, Wilson 33
Harrisburg 49, Hempfield 32
New Oxford 49, Dallastown 45
CD East 56, Penn Manor 39

Girls Class AAA
Eastern 45, Schuylkill Valley 37
Susquenita 48, Big Spring 42
Northern Lebanon 37, West Perry 30
Elco 50, Bermudian Springs 44
Twin Valley 37, East Pennsboro 31

League champs

Here is a list of various league basketball champions around District 3
Boys: Hempfield 44, Cocalico 35
Girls: Cedar Crest 53, Solanco 45
Boys: Eastern 62, York High 55
Girls: Red Lion 36, West York 33
Boys: Hershey 58, Red Land 45
Girls: Central Dauphin 49, Trinity 31
Berks County
Boys: Reading 64, Daniel Boone 55
Girls: Reaading 40, Wilson 39