Williamsport gets clutch win over FSK

January 05, 1997


Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport coach Chuck Martin is now one dual meet closer to a Monocacy Valley Athletic League championship.

Wrestling without either Ciro Schiano di Cola or Jimi Massey, the Wildcats (4-0) beat perennial power Francis Scott Key for the first time in six years, 39-32, Saturday afternoon in a tri-meet with Jefferson.

Jefferson, which remains No. 1 in the area, dispatched Francis Scott Key, 44-18, and Williamsport, 43-18.

"Our kids did their job (against FSK), although the effort may have tired them out a little for Jefferson," Martin said.

All three teams were in top physical condition, with only two injury timeouts being called in 39 matches.

Williamsport seniors Mark Schiller (140) and Adam Vancour (145) were each double-winners. Schiller registered two pins, while Vancour scored a pin and a 10-8 overtime decision. Eric Kuczynski (103), Joe Burger (135), Jared Myers (152) and Josh Robins (171) each pinned one opponent. Junior Chris Allen (125), subbing for the injured Schiano di Cola, defeated Clint Day of Francis Scott Key, 7-4, only to drop a close match to Jason Mullins of Jefferson, 10-8.


In the marquee bout of the tri-meet, Williamsport's third-ranked Joe Burger (135) faced Jefferson's top-ranked Dewey Wolfe for the first time. Wolfe shot two quick, clean singles, which Burger instantly countered to end the first period scoreless. In the second period, Burger wrestled down and reversed Wolfe for the first points of the match. Wolfe responded with a sit-out switch to end the period, 2-2. In the third period, Wolfe wrestled down and escaped for a point. A takedown widened his lead to 5-2, but Burger's reversal made it 5-4. Wolfe escaped again for a point. Burger shot and Wolfe spun out, making the final score 6-4 in favor of Wolfe.

"Win some, lose some" Burger said. "I just love the sport."

In addition to Wolfe, Jefferson's Zach Smith (103), Dan Gilley (119), John Jackson (152), Ryan Zombro (160), J.D. Kirby (171) and R.J. Carey (189) each won twice.

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