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Sun Valley goes 5-0 to claim Haverford Duals title

Sun Valley got its season off to a good start, going 5-0 to win the Haverford Duals Saturday.

Sun Valley defeated Chichester (45-34), Boys Latin (82-0), Penn Wood (64-11), Episcopal Academy (48-24) and host Haverford High (57-15) to win the team title. Hunter Catka (220 pounds), Ryan Catka (170) and John Griffin (195) all went 5-0 for the Vanguards. Avery Frank (160) was 4-1 and Cam Gilles (120) 3-2.

Chichester was second behind Sun Valley. Wartnaby (106), Josiah Nichols (138), Marquell Hudnell (152) and Jovani Perez (160) all went 5-0 for the Eagles. Mason McClure (120), Noah Harvey (170) and Faizan Razza (285) were 4-1.

At the Brian Bealer Memorial Bear Duals:

After dropping his first match of the day, Kevin Puliti reeled off four straight wins to pace Garnet Valley to a sixth-place finish at Boyertown.

Puliti had a pin at 126 in his second match of the day and then dropped down to 120 pounds and won by decision, fall and technical fall to help the Jaguars go 2-3. Teammate Griffin Salus also won his final four matches to go 4-1 at 220 pounds.

Gavin Hollingsworth won his final three matches, all by fall, to go 3-1. Hollingsworth had a second-period pin at 132 and was victorious twice at 138 by fall. Senior Drew Maiers won a pair of decisions to go 2-1 at 182. Freshman Frankie Reagan went 3-2 in his varsity debut at 106 pounds. Two of his three wins were by fall.

Charles Harris bounced back with three straight wins, two by pin, to go 3-2 at 220 pounds and lead Interboro to eighth place at the Bear Duals. Johnny Scibello (106 pounds) also closed the day with three consecutive wins to finish 3-2 for the Bucs. Anthony Zizza (195) also was 3-2.

At the New Hope-Solebury Tournament:

Ryan Shepherd, Michael Clymer and Chase McCollum of The Haverford School won their respective weight classes.
Shepherd was 2-0 to claim the 126-pound title. Clymer won twice by technical fall to take the 138-pound crown with a 3-0 record. McCollum won all three of his matches by fall at 152 pounds. Jake Shaifer went 3-1 to take third place at 113.

At the Travis Manion Invitational:

Marple Newtown had two champions and five place winners at the event at La Salle.

Anass Elfernani (120) and Armen Dervishian (170) were the titlists, while Matt Checchia (113), Jimmy Nania (132) and Dolan Cox (145) all placed fourth.

Radnor had a solid day at La Salle, too. Noah Pepper (113) and Jamair Rider (152) won individual titles, while Chris Henkel was fourth at 126.

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