Bears get mat victory
Pleasant Valley knocked off another Lehigh Valley Conference foe in non-league wrestling action Thursday night.
The Bears, who defeated Nazareth earlier in the season, traveled to Northampton and handed the Kids a 36-28 defeat.
In other action, Palmerton fell to Liberty.
Pleasant Valley and Northampton each won seven bouts in their non-league match but five of the Bears wins were falls and those bonus points carried them to a 36-28 victory.
PV received pins from Michael Dahlstrom, Ernie Klingel, Joell Toledo, Mike Benner and Kenny Yanovich. The Bears' Aaron Brewer and Dominick Ammirato added decision wins.
In a marquee matchup between state-ranked wrestlers at 113, Northampton's Zach Valley edged Sean Bianco by an 8-5 score.
Pleasant Valley 36, Northampton 28
106 - Kenny Yanovich (PV) pinned Michael Scheetz in 1:56.
113 - Zach Valley (N) dec. Sean Bianco, 8-5.
*120 - Paul Hetrick (N) dec. James Felipa, 3-0.
126 - Michael Dahlstrom (PV) pinned Nate Derr in 1:30.
132 - Ernie Klingel (PV) pinned Alex Bonner in 2:54.
138 - Jason Stephen (N) pinned Pete Leika in 1:22.
145 - Bobby Fehr (N) dec. Alex Yanovich, 10-9.
152 - Cole Sheptock (N) pinned David Gehr in 1:14.
160 - Joell Toledo (PV) pinned Brent Heintzelman in :11.
170 - Tyler Bachman (N) dec. Nick Martucci, 5-2.
182 - Marcus Newsom (N) major dec. Hunter Deihl, 8-0.
195 - Aaron Brewer (PV) dec. Imad Azar, 4-2.
220 - Dominick Ammirato (PV) dec. Jason Kocher, 2-1.
285 - Mike Benner (PV) pinned Mark Imler in :56.
Liberty put together four wins in a row from 132 through 152 pounds to take a big enough lead for a 39-24 non-league win over Palmerton.
The Blue Bombers got pins from Cody Grohotolski and Skyler Rosenberry and decisions from Dillon Masington, Andrew Strauss, Kane Kralik and Josh Evans.
Liberty 39, Palmerton 24
106 - John Ritter (L) tech fall Daniel Russo, 16-0 (3:24).
113 - Josh Evans (P) dec. Michael Connelly, 5-2.
120 - Grimaldi Gonzalez (P) dec. Sam Oberlander, 6-1.
126 - Dillon Masington (P) dec. Matt Fowler, 4-3.
132 - Devin Latito (L) won by forfeit.
138 - Isaac Kolman (L) pinned Zach Christman in 1:15.
145 - Ardis Smith (L) maj. dec. Joey Bubble, 11-2.
152 - Malik Lovell (L) dec. Zach Graver, 10-5.
160 - Cody Grohotolski (P) pinned Fernando Arroyo in 3:27.
170 - Richard Ruiz (L) won by forfeit.
182 - Noah Klingboard (L) pinned Jake Christman in 3:20.
195 - Andrew Strauss (P) dec. Andrew Miller, 6-4.
220 - Kane Kralik (P) dec. Jake Gunning, 4-3.
285 - Skyler Rosenberry (P) pinned Louis Csaszari in 5:08.