After last weekend’s PIAA District XI wrestling tournament the Saucon Valley Panthers crowned three champions and advanced six wrestlers to compete in this weekend’s regional tournament at Wilson West Lawn High School. Panther seniors Jason Jones (138) and Angelo Mahaffey (152) were joined by junior Josh Jones (126) and sophomores Thomas Spirk (145), Dane Csencsits (195) and Nick Warnke (285). The Jones brothers and Csencsits entered regionals as top seeds for being District XI champions. All six Panthers are still alive after the first day of regional wrestling action!
With a top-6 finish in the regional tournament, competitors will advance to the PIAA State Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey March 8-10.
Check out our update…..
ROUND OF 16
126 SV’s Josh Jones (Jr.) bye
138 SV’s Jason Jones (Sr.) bye
145 Middletown’s Devin Martin Middletown dec. over SV’s Thomas Spirk (So.), 8-7
152 SV’s Angelo Mahaffey (Sr.) dec. over Northern Lebanon’s Stevie Herb, 5-3 overtime
195 SV’s Dane Csencsits (So.) bye
285 SV’s Nick Warnke (So.) dec. over Bermudian Springs’ Ryan Lauver, 6-4
126 SV’s Josh Jones (Jr.) major-decision over Upper Dauphin’s Bronson Garber, 13-2
138 SV’s Jason Jones (Sr.) major-decision over Trinity’s Colton Zimmerman, 12-0
152 SV’s Angelo Mahaffey (Sr.) decision over Springfield’s Troy Rumer, 9-4
195 SV’s Dane Csencsits (So.) decision over Upper Dauphin’s Donny Gelnett, 3-1
285 SV’s Nick Warnke (So.) pinned Northern Lebanon’s Kyle Sonnen, (3:08)
SAUCON SEMI-FINAL MATCHUPS
126 SV’s Josh Jones v. Hamburg’s Shane Strausser
138 SV’s Jason Jones v. Wilson’s Zavery Lesher
152 SV’s Angelo Mahaffey v. Pen Argyl’s Chase Anklam
195 SV’s Dane Csencsits v. Newport’s Brady Herr
285 SV’s Nick Warnke v. Kennard-Dale’s Tanner Hawkins
*** SV’s Thomas Spirk (145) is still alive and will continue for 3rd Place. He starts his wrestle-back against Schuylkill Valley’s Jack Bennett in the consolation bracket at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Other local semifinalists:
- Wilson’s Jon Consorti (113), Markis Branford (120), and Zavery Lesher (138)
- Notre Dame’s Richie Markulics (120), Ryan Maguire (132) and Nicholas Vonelli (138)
- Pen Argyl’s Nick Reto (126) and Chase Anklam (152)
- Northwestern’s Matt Peters (132), Jackson Bernhard (152) and Caleb Clymer (160)
- Palisades Nathan Haubert (145)
- Palmerton’s Lucas Christman (145)
Good luck Panthers, the Source is with you!