Panthers Crown Three, Advance Six in District XI Tourney (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

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Sophomore Dane Csencsits is looking good heading into the 2018 regional semifinal.

With his District XI championship victory, sophomore Dane Csencsits also clinched the team title.

Coach Shirk and his Saucon Valley high school wrestlers competed in the 2018 District XI championships over the weekend.  This was an individual event with the top five placewinners in each weight class earning medals and the top four advancing to the PIAA Regional tournament at Wilson West Lawn High School next weekend.  A good showing at Regionals will punch a Panther ticket to the 2018 PIAA State Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey.

The Panthers put three wrestlers on top of the District XI podium and advanced three others.  It was another solid showing for Saucon Valley as their collective efforts also earned them another team title.

Josh Jones tilted and turned his way to the 2018 District XI title.

PIAA 2018 District XI Wrestling AA Championships  (Top-10 Teams) 

  1. Saucon Valley  166.5  pts.
  2. Northwestern Lehigh 166
  3. Wilson Area 146.5
  4. Notre Dame 108.5
  5. Pen Argyl 107.5
  6. Tri Valley 93
  7. Pine Grove 87
  8. Tamaqua 76
  9. Palisades 75.5
  10. Panther Valley 72

Saucon sophomore Thomas Spirk getting near-fall points against Lehighton’s Chris Whiteman.

Panthers in the District XI Semi-Finals

  • 126 lbs. Saucon Valley’s Josh Jones (Jr.) Maj.-Dec. over Northwestern’s Harrison Bernhard, 12-1
  • 138 lbs. Saucon Valley’s Jason Jones (Sr.) Tech.-Fall  over Wilson’s Zavery Lesher, 16-0
  • 145 lbs. Palmerton’s Lucas Christman Fall over Saucon Valley’s Thomas Spirk (So.)
  • 152 lbs. Northwestern’s Jackson Bernhard Dec. over Angelo Mahaffey (Sr.), 3-1
  • 195 lbs. Saucon Valley’s Dane Csencsits (So.) Fall over Palisades Jack Donnelly, 2:44
  • 285 lbs Saucon Valley’s Nick Warnke (So.) Fall over Schuykill Haven’s Joseph Kocher, 4:55

Saucon Valley senior Jason Jones defeated Notre Dame’s Nick Vonelli for the 2018 District XI championship.

Panthers in the District XI Finals

  • 126 lbs. Saucon Valley’s Josh Jones (Jr.) Tech-Fall over Pen Argyl’s Nick Reto, 17-0
  • 138 lbs. Saucon Valley’s Jason Jones (Sr.) Dec. over Notre Dame’s Nick Vonelli, 1-0
  • 195 lbs. Saucon Valley’s Danes Csencsits (So.) Dec. over Jim Thorpe’s Ethan Mordaunt, 6-2
  • 285 lbs. Tri Valley’s Dan Scheib Fall over Saucon Valley’s Nick Warnke (So.)

Saucon Valley’s Angelo Mahaffey and five of his Panther teammates advance to the PIAA Regional tournament.

Panther 2018 District XI  Champions

  • 1st Place 126 lbs. Josh Jones (Jr.)

Josh Jones

  • 1st Place 138 lbs. Jason Jones (Sr.)

Jason Jones

  • 1st Place 195 lbs. Dane Csencsits (So.)

Dane Csencsits

Panther 2018 District XI Medalists

  • 2nd Place 285 lbs. Nick Warnke (So.)
  • 3rd Place 145 lbs. Thomas Spirk (So.)
  • 4th Place 152 lbs. Angelo Mahaffey (Sr.)
  • 5th Place 170 lbs. Braydyn Lugardo (So.)
  • 5th Place 182 lbs. Jarrett Hirschbeck (Jr.)

Great job Panthers, the Source is with you!

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