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Panther junior Josh Jones won the 2018 PIAA Southeast Regional Tournament.

 

Mike Jones

Panther junior Josh Jones won the 2018 PIAA Southeast Regional Tournament.

It was a great weekend for the Saucon Valley wrestlers who competed in the PIAA Southeast Regional wrestling tournament at Wilson West Lawn High School.  Six Panthers qualified for the regional tournament and, led by Josh Jones’ gold medal effort, all six will be moving on to States.  Panther seniors Jason Jones (138) and Angelo Mahaffey (152) will be joined by junior Josh Jones (126) along with sophomores Thomas Spirk (145), Dane Csencsits (195) and Nick Warnke (285).  With their strong performances, all six Panthers will now advance to the PIAA State Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey next week.

Of the fifty-one teams competing in the 2018 PIAA Southeast Regional tournament, the Saucon Valley Panthers finished second overall with 95 points.  Bishop McDevitt, out of District III, claimed first-place with 112 points.

Here are the individual results…..

Jason Jones finished as the runner-up in the 2018 Regional final.

PANTHERS IN THE FINALS

126 Saucon Valley’s  Josh Jones decision over Northern Lebanon’s Colin Leonard, 12-5

138 Bishop McDevitt’s Tyler Martin decision over Saucon Valley’s Jason Jones, 4-1

Panther sophomore Thomas Spirk battled hard to a fifth place finish in the 2018 Regional tournament.

PANTHERS IN THE SEMI-FINALS

126 Saucon’s Josh Jones pinned Hamburg’s Shane Strausser, (0:40)

138 Saucon’s Jason Jones decision over Wilson’s Zavery Lesher, 7-0

152  Pen Argyl’s Chase Anklam pinned Saucon’s Angelo Mahaffey, (2:00)

195  Newport’s Brady Herr decision over Saucon’s Dane Csencsits, 7-5

285  Kennard-Dale’s Tanner Hawkins pinned Saucon’s Nick Warnke, (1:52)

Saucon sophomore Dane Csencsits heads to Hershey after his fourth place finish at the Southeast Regional Tournament.

PANTHERS IN THE CONSOLATION BRACKET

  • (Consi of 8)   145  SV’s Thomas Spirk decision over Schuylkill Valley’s Jack Bennett, 8-6
  • (Consi of 4)   145  SV’s Thomas Spirk pinned Annville-Cleona’s Zachary Renninger, (0:59)
  • (Consi semis) 145  Palmerton’s Lucas Christman pinned SV’s Thomas Spirk, (3:54)
  • (Consi semis) 152 SV’s Angelo Mahaffey pinned Northern Lebanon’s Stevie Herb, (7:30, ultimate-ride-out)
  • (Consi semis) 195 SV’s Dane Csencsits decision pinned Tri Valley’s Kolt Schaeffer, (3:15)
  • (Consi semis) 285 Church Farm School’s Emanuel Lawal pinned  SV’s Nick Warnke, (1:44)
  • (3rd Place) 152 Bishop McDevitt’s Tanner Updegraff maj-dec over SV’s Angelo Mahaffey, 8-0
  • (3rd Place) 195 Jim Thorpe’s Ethan Mordaunt pinned SV’s Dane Csencsits, (0:45)
  • (5th Place) 145 SV’s Thomas Spirk pinned Newport’s Michael Capozzoli, (1:40)
  • (5th Place) 285 SV’s Nick Warnke decision over Schuylkill Haven’s Joseph Kocher, 3-2

With his fourth place finish at the PIAA Southeast Regional tournament, Saucon Valley’s Angelo Mahaffey is Hershey bound.

Local Notables:

1st Place

  • Saucon Valley’s Josh Jones (126)
  • Palisades’ Nathan Haubert (145)
  • Pen Argyl’s Chase Anklam (152)
  • Northwestern’s Caleb Clymer (160)

2nd Place

  • Wilson’s Jon Consorti (113)
  • Notre Dame’s Richie Markulics (120)
  • Notre Dame’s Ryan McGuire (132)
  • Saucon Valley’s Jason Jones (138)
  • Northwestern’s Jackson Bernhard (152)

3rd Place

  • Wilson’s Marckis Branford (120)
  • Notre Dame’s Nick Vonelli (138)
  • Palmerton’s Lucas Christman (145)
  • Wilson’s Kolby Flank (220)

4th Place

  • Wilson’s Zavery Lesher (138)
  • Saucon Valley’s Angelo Mahaffey (152)
  • Saucon Valley’s Dane Csencsits (195)

5th Place

  • Notre Dame’s Josh Bauman (113)
  • Northwestern’s Colin Rex (138)
  • Saucon Valley’s Thomas Spirk (145)
  • Notre Dame’s Isaiah Dejesus (160)
  • Saucon Valley’s Nick Warnke (285)

6th Place

  • Pen Argyl’s Nick Reto (126)
  • Northwestern’s Matt Peters (132)

Saucon Valley sophomore Nick Warnke will also pack his bags for a trip to the Giant Center in Hershey.

 

Good luck Panthers, the Source is with you!

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