Siegel, Ray head to Bethlehem
Tunkhannock Area junior Ben Siegel and freshman Dalton Ray took third places at last weekend’s District 2-AAA wrestling tourney and advance to regionals.
At Hazleton Area High School Saturday, Siegel at 152 pounds and Ray at 160 pounds garnered third place in their respective weight classes and will be the only Tigers competing this coming weekend at the Northeast Regionals at Bethlehem Liberty High School.
In the team scoring, the Tigers finished in fourteenth place with Delaware Valley running away with top honors.
Receiving medals but not advancing to regionals were Tigers’ Chris Packer (138) and Andrew Muckin (195), both winning fifth place bouts.
Tunkhannock head coach Bob Hegedty was honored during the Class AAA tournament with the Wyoming Valley Wrestling Conference Class AAA Sportsmanship Award.
He was given the honor by the Wyoming Valley District II PIAA Wrestling Officials’ Association for his role in revitalizing the Tiger wrestling program.
Team Standings: 1-Delaware Valley (DV) 244.5, 2-Wyoming Valley West (WVW) 164.5, 3-James M. Coughlin (COU) 135.0, 4-Abington Heights (AH) 117.5, 4-Dallas (DAL) 117.5, 6-West Scranton (WS) 104.0, 7-Scranton (SCR) 99.0, 8-Pittston Area (PIT) 83.0, 9-Berwick (BER) 77.0, 10-Wallenpaupack (WAL) 74.5, 11-Crestwood (CRE) 73.0, 12-Hazleton Area (HAZ) 65.0, 13-Valley View (VV) 64.0, 14-Tunkhannock (T) 60.5, 15-Honesdale (HON) 49.5.
Championship First Round
106: Nick Yankoski (COU) pinned Elliott Hammersely (T), 2:52. 126: Larry Romanchik (HAZ) maj. dec. Bill Manley (T), 12-2. 132: Travis Roper (WVW) pinned Mike Manley (T) , 2:58. 152: Ben Siegel (T) maj. dec. Mike Legg (CRE), 10-3. 220: Jason Manning (WS) dec. Alex Berlew (T), 9-4. 285: Stefan Lawson (T) pinned Brian Mlodzienski (PIT), 1:57.
Consolation First Round
132: Mike Manley (T) dec. Donnie Parham (PIT), 5-0.
Consolation Second Round
106: Michael Canevari (VV) dec. Elliott Hammersely (T), 10-6. 120: Dakota Quick (T) won by tech. fall over Brandon Hernandez (BER), 19-2 4:43. 126: Jim Caffrey (DAL) pinned Bill Manley (T), 2:20. 132: Eddie Ciprich (COU) won by inj. default over Mike Manley (T). 138: Chris Packer (T) dec. Cole Dixon (DAL), 3-0. 152: Ben Siegel (T) dec. Josh Slocum (AH), 5-1. 220: Jovan Marshall (WAL) dec. Alex Berlew (T), 3-2. 285: Stefan Lawson (T) pinned Shawn Cartwright (HAZ), 1:24.
113: Greg Pascale (AH) dec. Jake Richards (T), 9-4. 120: Mike Brown (COU) dec. Dakota Quick (T), 5-0. 138: Nathan Cheek (WVW) dec. Chris Packer (T), 9-6. 152: Niyaz Bakradze (SCR) dec. Ben Siegel (T), 8-4. 160: Dalton Ray (T) dec. Michael Cipilewski (VV), 7-3. 195: Andrew Muckin (T) dec. Joe Quinn (HON), 4-2. 285: Ryan Monk (DAL) dec. Stefan Lawson (T), 3-0
Consolation Third Round
113: Jeremy Vopava (HAZ) dec. Jake Richards (T), 7-6. 120: Patrick Testino (DV) dec. Dakota Quick (T), 5-4. 138: Chris Packer (T) pinned Dan Bove (HAZ), 2:57. 152: Ben Siegel (T) pinned Todd Frick (WAL), 2:46. 285: Calvin Kreiter (WAL) pinned Stefan Lawson (T), 2:58.
160: Lucas Markowitz (DV) dec. Dalton Ray (T), 3-0. 195: Matt Wagner (DV) won by tech. fall over Andrew Muckin (T), 15-0 3:35.
138: Chris Lovallo (SCR) dec. Chris Packer (T), 7-4. 152: Ben Siegel (T) dec. Colin Irwin (DV), 5-2. 160: Dalton Ray (T) dec. Mike Carr (AH), 3-2. 195: Tyler Robinson (CRE) maj. dec. Andrew Muckin (T), 9-1
138: Chris Packer (T) maj. dec. Peter Talanca (BER), 8-0. 195: Andrew Muckin (T) pinned John Minich (PIT), 2:47.
152: Ben Siegel (T) dec. Zach Macosky (DAL), 3-1. 160: Dalton Ray (T) dec. Michael Cipilewski (VV), 3-1.