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Trojans no match for Waynesboro

January 13, 2001

Trojans no match for Waynesboro



By AL DITZEL / Staff Writer


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Not that Waynesboro wrestling coach Dan Ireland did not respect Chambersburg, but he had some other things in mind when the two teams wrestled Saturday.

"In every match, there's a bunch of subplots," Ireland said. "You always want to win the match first, but you also want to give your kids the best matches possible."

To that end, Ireland bumped Nick Sanders and Joey Price a weight class, and, adding their solid victories, No. 7 Waynesboro bounced No. 9 Chambersburg, 45-18.

"If we had wrestled this match in December," Chambersburg coach Doug Rine said, "we might have been shut out."

It seemed wherever the host Trojans had a solid wrestler, the Indians countered with a quality wrestler.

"We're half a real solid team and the other half is a lot of young, inexperienced wrestlers," Ireland said. "We're not a very good dual meet team.

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"Chambersburg is down some and so are we," Ireland said. "It was an opportunity to get some good matches."

Chambersburg far from rolled over against its opponent.

"We wrestled good and hard, but they just got the points, the pins and they won the match," Rine said. "I'm not disappointed at all in our effort."

Ireland strategically moved Sanders from 145 pounds to 152 and bumped Joey Price to 160. They each got solid opponents.

"It didn't really matter where I wrestled," Price said. "I was going to get a good wrestler and it was going to be a dogfight."

After a scoreless first period, Price escaped for a 1-0 lead. Josh Rowland responded with a takedown for a 2-1 lead but Price countered with a reversal for a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.

Rowland had choice, taking neutral.

"I hate being on my feet," Price said. "I'm not one of those guys who comes out looking for the takedown. I want to get down on the mat."

Price got his wish by scoring the clinching takedown for a 5-2 win.

Earlier, Sanders pounded Kevin Roland, 12-3. Sanders came out strong in the first period, physically taking it to Roland, and led 5-0.

"I kind of burned myself out," Sanders said. "I went out looking for the pin and kind of winded myself."

Sanders used a slick ankle-pick takedown for the only score in the second period before latching on a cradle for nearfall points in the third.

"Hey, I just want to win," Sanders said. "I'll wrestle any way I have to - physical, whatever."

Waynesboro (2-7) also won a couple of bouts in which the Indians started slowly.

At 125, freshman Brian Lisko shot in a deep single-leg against R.J. Seibert, but when trying to secure the takedown, Seibert threw Lisko to his back for a 5-1 lead after the first period. In the first 11 seconds of the second period, Lisko escaped, scored a takedown and finally pinned Seibert at 3:25.

Chambersburg (1-11) won only two of the 12 bouts contested (Waynesboro forfeited at 103), as Jared Faith (171) and Bryan Crist (189) scored falls.

No. 7 Waynesboro 45, No. 9 Chambersburg 18



103 - John Smith (C) forfeit; 112 - Adam Rook (W) p. Pat Barnhart, 3:00; 119 - Nathan Geesaman (W) tf Richard Collier, 18-1, 4:00; 125 - Brian Lisko (W) p. R.J. Seibert, 3:25; 130 - Eric Kelley (W) d. Phil Ankney, 14-8; 135 - Josh Sanders (W) p. Mark Baker, 1:06; 140 - Brett Lasley (W) d. Kip Peters, 5-3 (OT); 145 - Dave Malinosky (W) d. Jared Pilgrim, 11-8; 152 - Nick Sanders (W) md. Kevin Roland, 12-3; 160 - Joey Price (W) d. Josh Rowland, 5-2; 171 - Jared Faith (C) p. Justin Nicholson, 5:39; 189 - Bryan Crist (C) p. Doug Tarr, 5:26; 275 - Jeb Keller (W) p. John Nicklas, 1:02.

Records - Waynesboro 2-7; Chambersburg 1-11.

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