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Huff, Gartland capture titles at Southmoreland

December 30, 2012
The Altoona Mirror

ALVERTON - Hollidaysburg's Damian Huff (113) and Northern Bedford's Drew Gartland (145) captured titles at the Southmoreland Holiday Classic.

The third-seeded Huff, who went 4-0, avenged his only loss with a 6-4 win over Forest Hills' top-seeded Triston Law, who beat the Golden Tigers junior in the Sheetz Holiday Classic.

Gartland (11-0) went 4-0, including a 9-1 major decision over Beth-Center's Jason Stay in the finals.

Northern's Eric Grace (220) pinned his way to the finals, but he had to settle for second when he dropped a 9-7 decision to North Star's Levi Albright.

Northern Beford tied with Greenville for third place with 145 points. Butler won the team title in the 34-team tournament by 45 points, 193-148, over Mount Pleasant.

Three other area wrestlers placed in NBC's Mason Replogle (132), who finished third, and teammate Damian Corle (138) and Hollidaysburg's Matt Barton (285), who placed fourth.

TOP 10 TEAM STANDINGS

1. Butler 193; 2. Mount Pleasant 148; 3. Northern Bedford and Greenville 145; 5. Blairsville 130.5; 6. Meyersdale 115.5; 7. Jefferson Morgan 113; 8. Valley 112; 9. Pine-Richland 102; 10. West Greene 99.5; 18. Hollidaysburg 79.

Championship Finals

106-Griffiths, Southmoreland, maj. dec. McDermitt, Burrell, 11-2; 113-Huff, Hollidaysburg, dec. T. Law, Forest Hills, 6-4; 120-Reckner, South Side Area, dec. Ju. Patrick, Ligonier Valley, 5-3; 126-Jo. Patrick, Ligonier Valley, dec. Kelly, Pine Richland, 4-2; 132-Gentry, South Side Area, maj. dec. Hetrick, Meyersdale, 11-2; 138-Gavazzi, Charleroi, dec. Tarr, Blairsville, 3-1; 145-Gartland, Northern Bedford, maj. dec. Stay, Beth-Center, 9-1.

152-Doak, Blairsville, dec. Bonzo, Freedom, 5-1; 160-C. Law, FH, dec. Burnham, Pine Richland, 7-3; 170-Hammon, Butler, dec. Davidson, Gateway, 5-1; 182-Conti, Jefferson Morgan, dec. Fields, Valley, 7-1; 195-Morris, Corry, dec. Hines, Hickory, 6-3; 220-Albright, North Star, dec. Grace, Northern Bedford, 9-7; 285-Christmann, Slippery Rock, dec. Beisel, Southmoreland, 5-0.

Consolation Finals

106-Howard, Jefferson Morgan, dec. Raliff, Valley, 4-1; 113-Charlton, Meyersdale, pinned Rothka, Bentworth, 1:17; 120-B. Caudill, Butler, maj. dec. Hughes, Valley, 11-2; 126-Dewitt, Valley, dec. K. Caudill, Butler, 7-4; 132-Replogle, Northern Bedford, dec. Houston, Butler, 11-5; 138-Miller, Jefferson Morgan, maj. dec. Corle, Northern Bedford, 9-0; 145-Johnston, West Greene, pinned Mears, Mount Pleasant, 1:58.

152-Long, Mount Pleasant, dec. Horne, Greenville, 3-2; 160-Crook, Marion Center, pinned Gladysz, Greenville, 1:48; 170-Taubert, Corry, dec. Payne, South Side Area, 8-7; 182-Berkley, Meyersdale, dec. Weaver, Butler, 3-2; 195-Holt, Mount Pleasant, pinned Fordyce, Bentworth, 1:38; 220-Evans, Baldwin, pinned White, Blairsville, 1:54; 285-Gladsyz, Greenville, pinned Barton, Hollidaysburg, :54.

Pair of Mounties triumph

BROCKWAY - Philipsburg-Osceola's Chris Thompson (106) and Dennis Lumadue (182) captured titles at the round-robin Big Dog Tournament, and the Mounties won the team crown.

Thompson (8-0) went 3-0, while Lumadue (10-0) went 5-0 to remain undefeated.

P-O also had seven other wrestlers finish second in Brian Evans (126), Caleb Shively (138), Andrew Greenawalt (152), Jay Prentice (170) and Nick Gray (220), all of whom lost once, and Chris Barnhart (113) and Bryan Descavish (120).

P-O also had two fourth-placers in Justin Millard (145) and Clint Rudy (160).

The Mounties won the team title by two points, 22-20, over Port Allegheny.

Three Lions place

CANONSBURG - Three Altoona wrestlers placed in the rugged Powerade Christmas Tournament at Canon McMillan High School.

Altoona's D.J. Hollingshead (132) and Mante Barnes (195) finished fifth, while T.J. Brandt (138) placed seventh.

Hollingshead went 6-2, losing both times to Forest Park. Va.'s Dennis Gustafson, while Barnes, went 5-2, and Brandt went 4-2.

 
 

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