BLUE MOUNTAIN Nine TIMES NEWS area wrestlers won their quaterfinal matchups to advance to the semifinal round at the Schuylkill League wrestling championships on Friday evening.
The semifinals, consolations and championships, originally scheduled for Saturday, will now take place Sunday at Blue Mountain High School. The semis begin at 1 p.m. while the finals are scheduled for 6 p.m.
Tamaqua's Colin Mashack (23-1) and Panther Valley's Len Ogozalek (21-5) highlight the area contingency moving on. Mashack, who had wrestled at 113 pounds this season, dropped to 106 and easily defeated Pine Grove's Daniel Diaz. Ogozalek, meanwhile, gained a hard-fought 3-2 decision over Coy Campbell of Upper Dauphin, also at 106.
Their victories now pit them against each other with a berth to the finals on the line.
Four other Blue Raiders, two more Panthers and a Jim Thorpe wrestler also advanced to the semifinals.
The only other weight class where two area grapplers won in the quarterfinals was 285. Tamaqua's Luke Matsago and Thorpe's Ryan Ruberto both gained pins to reach the semis. Unlike Mashack and Ogozalek, Matsago and Ruberto will not be facing each other in the semifinals.
Four of the remaining five TN also advanced by registering pins.
The Raiders' Dylan Rynkiwicz took down Williams Valley's Coty Carr at 132, while Evan Mashack (145) and Brandan Silkowski (160) both gained falls over Upper Dauphin opponents.
Stephen Snyder and Richard Nase kept their hopes for a gold medal alive with quarterfinal wins. Snyder managed a 10-0 major decision of Jim Thorpe's Mike Munoz at 170, while Nase pinned Trey Campbell of Upper Dauphin at 182.
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1. Tri-Valley (TV) 74.5, 2. Pine Grove (PG) 70.5, 3. Blue Mountain (BM) 70, 4. Upper Dauphin (UD) 61.5, 5. North Schuylkill (NS) 56, 6. Tamaqua (T) 55, 7. Pottsville (Po) 38, 8. Mahanoy Area (MA) 37, 9. Panther Valley (PV) 34, 10. Jim Thorpe (JT) 23, 11. Halifax (Hal) 20.5, 12 (tie) Schuylkill Haven (SH) and Williams Valley (WV) 20.
106 - Colin Mashack (T) pinned Daniel Diaz (PG) in :43; Len Ogozalek (PV) dec. Coy Campbell (UD), 3-2; Caleb Bordner (TV) pinned Tyler Deiter (WV) in 2:44; Christian Gosch (BM) pinned Alex Clark (MA) in 3:09.
113 - Kiefer Shadle (PG) tech fall Kyle Stephen (TV), 15-0; Bryant Penberth (BM) pinned Matt Miller (WV) in 5:03; Derrick Garber (UD) pinned Tyler Budnavage (NS) in :21.
120 - Jimmy Harris (Po) pinned Zack Chiao (MA) in :20; Devon Hoffman (UD) major dec Shay Mattern (SH), 11-0; Nick Anthony (BM) pinned Hunter Enders (Hal) in 1:26; Allen Wolff Jr. (PG) tech fall Derek Hill (T), 15-0.
126 - Corey Keener (BM) pinned Brian Ohl (JT) in :57; Kody Stencovage (Po) major dec Cody Snyder (UD), 13-0; Ryan Heim (PG) major dec Quinton Boyer (NS), 13-5; Hunter Harner (TV) pinned Shane Liddick (Hal) in 3:04.
132 - Cody Kievman (BM) pinned Avery Zigenfus (JT) in 1:11; Dylan Rynkiewicz (T) pinned Coty Carr (WV) in 1:01; Jared McCabe (PG) pinned Dakota Weldon (Hal) in 5:46; Ethan Stiles (UD) tech fall Hunter Davidyock (PV), 15-0.
138 - Aaron Ditzler (Po) dec. Nick Toth (T), 6-4; David Miller (UD) pinned Chad Meko (Hal) in 5:16; Anthony Snyder (TV) pinned Dylan Cruz (MA) in :35.
145 - Blake Bowman (TV) pinned Dustin Marblestone (PV) in :48; Denny Jalonski (SH) dec. Josh Lex (NS), 5-2; Evan Mashack (T) pinned Jake Wolfe (UD) in :45; Eli Brill (PG) pinned James Deiter (WV) in 1:25.
152 - Ty Schoffstall (TV) pinned Chase Harris (WV) in :44; Garet Grove (NS) pinned Kenny Eiler (SH) in 1:53; Ty Lehman (PG) pinned Jared Eichkoff (PV) in 1:38; Robbie Moretz (Hal) tech fall Kenion Stewart (JT), 17-1.
160 - Sam Scheib (TV) pinned Jack Hower (SH) in :27; Auston Hummel (NS) pinned Guy Zimmerman in 3:05; Jordan Renfrow (MA) pinned William Webber (BM) in 1:05; Brandan Silkowski (T) pinned J.P. Leitzel (UD) in :24.
170 - Joe Becker (UD) pinned Jacob Moore (PG) in :49; Stephen Snyder (PV) major dec. Mike Munoz (JT), 10-0; Brett Paul (NS) dec Scott Snyder (BM), 3-0.
182 - Mitch Myers (BM) pinned Austin Forte (MA) in 4:25; Richard Nase (PV) pinned Trey Campbell (UD) in 3:50; Kody Newberry (NS) major dec. Brandon Scheibley (PG), 10-1; Evan Heffron (TV) tech fall James Long (Po), 17-1.
195 - Lyle Troutman (TV) pinned Craig Sinkovich (Po) in 1:38; Nate Faust (BM) pinned John Horvath (PV) in 2:54; Matt Maurer (NS) pinned Clayton Kerwin (UD) in 2:30; JR Rummel (WV) pinned Jonathon Deesing (MA) in :17.
220 - Joey Kaufman (Hal) pinned Mason White (TV) in 2:50; Brock Snyder (UD) dec. Stan Burke (Po), 7-2; Tanner Dean (NS) dec. Rian Shubeck (PV), 10-3; Gage Cara (MA) pinned Ryan Martin (PG) in 3:38.
285 - Nate Kramer (SH) pinned Nate Gadinski (NS) in :09; Luke Matsago (T) pinned Max Kroh (TV) in 1:30; John Deibler (PG) dec. Tristen Coello (BM), 7-5; Ryan Ruberto (JT) pinned Frank Scicchitano (MA) in 3:40.