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Mercury Wrestling Roundup: Daniel Boone second in BCIAA Tournament

It boasted the most wrestlers to score Top Six finishes this weekend.

But Daniel Boone couldn’t match Hamburg’s stable of champions in the Berks County Interscholastic Athletic Association (BCIAA) Individual Championships. With only one gold medalist to the Hawks’ five, Hamburg came away as team titlist while the Blazers edged out Wilson for the runner-up spot.

Gavin Richard won at 113 to head Boone’s field of 12 grapplers to make the medal round. Richard, whose 3:50 pin got him the title, was joined in the championship field by J.T. Hogan, who fell in overtime at 138.

The Blazers had seven representative in the third-place bouts, with four winning. Steven Spitko scored a major decision at 106 while Chase Stehman (120, decision), Quinn Foley (160, pin) and Brady Barton (285, pin) were other winners.

Finishing fourth for Boone were Dan Drumheller (132), Devin Dolla (152) and Colby Pyle (170). canton Dolla (126) and Terrell Sanders (145) were fifth, with Marcus Betts (220) sixth.

The Blazers had 190.5 team points behind Hamburg (211) and in front of Wilson (188).

Perkiomen Valley 48, Pottsgrove 27 >> Bolting to a 27-point lead through the first five weights, the Vikings went on to handle the Falcons in their PAC divisional crossover match.

Pins by Jakob Sterling (285) and Brett Sacks (120) helped build PV’s early lead, and the Vikes used other falls from Austin Rowley (152), Eric Jefferies (170) and Jacob Sturm (182) to pull away after Pottsgrove closed the deficit to 27-18. The Falcons got the bulk of their points from pins by Charles Sithens (132), Josh Cerrito (138), Stephen Hennelly (145) and Avery Shivak (220).

Spring-Ford 54, Central Bucks East 15 >> The Rams rode a four-pin output to their non-league victory over the Patriots.

The falls by Quinn Tobin (120), Jack McGill (138), Zach Needles (145) and Chase Smith (170) was complemented by Joey Milano’s technical fall at 182 and Dirk Nugent’s major decision at 152. Spring-Ford also was awarded three forfeits and got a regular decision from Gus Carfagno (126).

Phoenixville Duals >> The Phantoms finished second at their duals tournament, going 4-1 to finish behind LaSalle College. Phoenixville rebounded from its opening loss to LaSalle — their 36-36 tie score broken by Criterion E — with wins over Belmont (48-23), South Philadelphia (66-16), Bensale (57-17) and Frankford (60-12).

Angelo Franzone, Owen Koch, Alex Washington, Dave Polanki, JJ Allen and Bobby Krause all went 5-0 on the day for Phoenixville.

Church Farm Invitational >> Lakine Wallace and Tjear Brittingham scored silver medal to head Norristown’s showing in the Church Farm Invitational.

The runner-up finishes by Wallace (195) and Brittingham (285) led the Eagles to fifth place (131 points) in the 15-team field. Nick Semon (152) and Marvins Ravis (220) scored thirds, and Chris Carter (170) was fourth.

Daniel Boone’s Stephen Spitko (Kirk Neidermyer – For PA Prep Live)

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