Zacherl, DeLong, Conti win
at Wolfpack Open
RALEIGH, N.C. — Brock Zacherl, Evan DeLong and Dustin Conti won their respective weight classes and four other Clarion University wrestlers placed at Sunday’s Wolfpack Open hosted by North Carolina State.
Brookville’s Zacherl won his second tournament of the season at 141 pounds, cruising through the championship bracket to take home the title at Carmichael Gym. Not only did Zacherl win all of this matches with bonus points, it wouldn’t be until the championship match that he won by a margin of fewer than 15 points.
Zacherl started with an opening-round bye and then took a 16-1 technical fall over Maryland’s Hunter Baxter, following that with a 15-0 tech fall over Campbell’s Hunter Reed. Zacherl won his semifinal match over Newberry’s Tyler Wicken with a pin 1:17 into the third period, and wrapped up his day with a 16-4 major decision over North Carolina’s Jaime Hernandez.
Conti’s won at 197 pounds beating Utah Valley’s Tanner Orndorff, who earlier this year defeated Conti by fall in a dual match in Clarion. This time Conti held on for the win, scoring a 3-1 decision over Orndorff.
Wrestling unattached, Kane’s DeLong won the title at 174 pounds, the first tournament title for the senior at that weight. DeLong beat Virginia Tech’s Cody Hughes by a 7-3 score for the title.
Zacherl and Conti were not the only two Golden Eagles to reach a championship match on Sunday. Greg Bulsak reached the finals at 184, falling to North Carolina State’s Nick Reenan.
At 157 pounds, Port Allegany’s Mac Tanner rebounded from a loss in the semifinal match to take third place.
Freshman Max Wohlabaugh had the next-highest finish, taking fourth place at 165 pounds.
Also for Clarion, Brookville’s Brodie Zacherl and Taylor Ortz were each 2-2 at 149. Redbank Valley’s BryLee Shumaker was 0-2 at heavyweight.
Next up for the Golden Eagles is a trip to the PSAC Championships Dec. 9 in Edinboro.
CUP men fall to West Chester
CLARION — Former Clarion-Limestone standout R.J. Laugand scored nine points and dished out five assists in the Clarion University men’s basketball team’s 91-84 loss to West Chester Sunday.
Johnsonburg’s Cameron Grumley finished with a team-high 20 points as the Golden Eagles fell to 2-3 going into Tuesday’s non-conference game at Davis & Elkins. Next Tuesday, the Golden Eagles visit Lincoln University.
Laugand is averaging 8 points and a team-best 3.2 assists per game while Grumley is scoring 15.6 points per game with a team-best 5.4 rebounds.
PIAA champs crowned in
The PIAA crowned its champions in soccer at Hersheypark Stadium and girls’ volleyball at Richland High School in Johnstown. The scores are below, with teams and district/finish listed:
Class 1A: Camp Hill (D3-1) over North Catholic (WPIAL-1), 3-2, OT
Class 2A: Quaker Valley (WPIAL-2) over Lancaster Mennonite (D3-1), 3-2.
Class 3A: Lower Dauphin (D3-1) over Northwestern Lehigh (D11-1), 4-1.
Class 4A: Conestoga (D1-1) over Hempfield (D3-1), 4-0.
Class 1A: Shady Side (WPIAL-2) over Camp Hill (D3-2), 4-0.
Class 2A: Mercyhurst Prep (D10-1) over St. Basil (D1-1), 1-0.
Class 3A: Moon Area (WPIAL-1) over Villa Joseph Maria (D1-1), 1-0.
Class 4A: Norwin (WPIAL-2) over Neshaminy (D1-3), 1-0.
Class 1A: Maplewood (D10-1) over Marian Catholic (D11-1), 25-14, 25-23, 25-13.
Class 2A: Freeport (WPIAL-2) over Delone Catholic (D3-1), 23-25, 25-9, 25-23, 25-22.
Class 3A: Knoch (WPIAL-1) over Allentown CC (D11-1), 26-24, 17-25, 20-25, 25-18, 15-12.
Class 4A: North Allegany (D1-1) over Bishop Shanahan (D1-1), 25-21, 25-12, 25-16.