The word championship might have escaped the Northern Lehigh wrestling team this past season, but Todd Herzog's Bulldogs continued to produced some successful individuals.

The season was highlighted by Tamaqua's Garth Lakitsky's unbeaten season that ended with a gold medal performance in the PIAA Championship, The Bulldogs, however, managed to put five wrestlers on the 2010-2011 TIMES NEWS Area Wrestling All-Star First Team.

Three senior Bulldogs Colin Hedash and Nikko Stevens and junior Zane Heller were all repeat selections, as were Lakitsky, his Blue Raider teammate Kolby Mashack and Panther Valley senior Nick O'Donnell.

Besides Lakitsky's 40-plus win season, Pleasant Valley junior Michael Dahlstrom also topped the 40-win mark with a 42-7 record and a trip to states.

Sophomore Ty Herzog and senior Lucas Dise rounded out the Northern Lehigh first-team contingent.

Northwestern, Pleasant Valley and Tamaqua all had two selections, while Lehighton, Panther Valley and Palmerton all had one.

Seven of the selections were seniors, with the other seven underclassmen.

Senior Bobby Clymer and sophomore Michael Ortiz were the Northwestern wrestlers to garner first team honors. Joining Dahlstrom from Pleasant Valley was freshman Kenny Yanovich.

Lehighton junior Anthony Farole and Palmerton freshman Josh Evans rounded out the first team.

The team was selected without regard to weight class and wrestlers who had achievements in the post-season were given heavy consideration during the process.

The wrestlers are listed by alphabetical order.

FIRST TEAM

Bobby Clymer, Northwestern Lehigh. Senior. Season record 32-7. Career record 91-33. District 11 AA champion, SE AA Regional third place, PIAA qualifier, Nazareth champion, Liberty Tournament fifth place.

Michael Dahlstrom, Pleasant Valley. Junior. Season record 42-7, Career record 94-27. District 11 AAA fourth place, NE AAA Regional third place, PIAA qualifier, Pleasant Valley tourney champion, Battle at the Beach champion, New Oxford runnerup.

Lucas Dise, Northern Lehigh. Senior. Season record 28-9. Career record 48-9. District 11 AA third place, SE AA Regionals sixth place, Brandywine Heights champion, Liberty tourney fifth place.

Josh Evans, Palmerton. Freshman. Season record 29-7, District 11 AA third place, Regional Qualifier, New Hope champion, Bethlehem Catholic runnerup.

Anthony Farole, Lehighton. Junior. Season record 35-9. Career record 61-25. District 11 AA third, SE AA Regional third, PIAA qualifier, Brandywine Heights champion, Liberty Tournament runnerup,

Colin Hedash, Northern Lehigh. Junior. Season record 32-5. Career record 122-27. District 11 2A champion, SE AA Regional champion, PIAA sixth place, Brandywine Heights runnerup, Liberty Tournament runnerup.

Zane Heller, Northern Lehigh. Junior. Season record 30-8. Career record 95-24. District 11 2A champion, SE AA Regional champion, PIAA eight place, Brandywine Heights runnerup, Liberty Tournament fourth place.

Ty Herzog, Northern Lehigh. Junior. Season record 30-9, Career record 58-21. District 11 2A third place, SE AA Regional fifth place, PIAA qualifier, Brandywine Heights runnerup, Liberty Tournament seventh place.

Garth Lakitsky, Tamaqua. Senior. Season record 42-0. Career record 129-27. District 11 AA champion, SE AA Regional champion, PIAA 215-pound champion, Schuylkill League champion, Bloomsburg champion, Mount Carmel champion.

Kolby Mashack, Tamaqua. Senior. Season record 34-3, Career record 127-34, District 11 AA fifth place, Schuylkill League champion, Mount Carmel champion, Bloomsburg champion.

Nick O'Donnell, Panther Valley. Senior. Season record 34-7, Career record 99-22, District 11 AA fifth place, Schuylkill League champion, Panther Valley Coal Cracker champion, Penn Manor champion.

Michael Ortiz, Northwestern Lehigh. Sophomore. Season record 25-9. Career record 31-9. District 11 AA fourth place, SE AA Regionals sixth place, Nazareth runnerup, Liberty tourney fourth place.

Nikko Stevens, Northern Lehigh. senior, Season record 25-10, Career record 104-45. District 11 AA fourth place, SE AA Regional sixth place, Brandywine Heights runnerup, Liberty tourney fourth place.

Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley. Freshman. Season record 36-11. District 11 AAA sixth place, NE AAA Regional third place, PIAA qualifier, Pleasant Valley Tourney runnerup, New Oxford runnerup, Battle at the Beach third place.

SECOND TEAM

Mike Balliet, Lehighton. Junior, Season record 27-9.

Sean Bianco, Pleasant Valley. Sophomore. Season record 25-12.

Ernest Klingel, Pleasant Valley. Junior. Season record 33-9.

Kane Kralik, Palmerton. Junior. Season record 24-10.

Dillon Masington, Palmerton. Sophomore. Season record 23-9.

Mitch Moyer, Lehighton. Junior. Season record 26-13.

Sam Oberlander, Palmerton. Junior. Season record 26-7.

Levi Veppert, Northwestern Lehigh. Junior. Season record 27-7.

Alex Yanovich, Pleasant Valley. Junior. Season record 33-10.