With a solid showing by their middleweights, the Delone Catholic High Squires looked like they had momentum on their side when they took a 24-20 lead heading into the upperweights in Thursday night's wrestling match against the York Suburban Trojans.

The Trojans, however, took control of the match by winning the five remaining bouts on their way to a 50-24 win over the Squires at Sonny Sheppard Gymnasium in McSherrystown.

"We wrestled real well tonight," Trojan coach Brian Gentzyel said. "We had wrestled Delone in our tournament and lost to them on a flip-flop score. We didn't have five guys in the line-up then due to injuries and ineligibility.

"Tonight, we had those guys back in the lineup and they all wrestled really well. I thought we had an advantage up top, but to get pins out of those guys really helped."

The Squires took a lead right out of the gate when their 120-pounder, Mark Evich, scored a 10-1 major decision over York Suburban's Joe Landau. Evich had two 3-point near falls, a reversal and a takedown for his points.

A penalty point for locking hands and an escape was all that separated York Suburban's Andrew Toman and Delone's Alex Little at 126. Toman got those points and a 4-2 decision to get the Trojans on the board with a win.

The Trojans picked up the first of their three forfeit wins at 132 pounds when Delone had no one to wrestle Brady Lauchman. That was followed by Liam McWilliams' pin of Nick Nace at 138 to give the Trojans a 15-4 lead.


Lucas Shull got the Squires their most impressive win of the night when he pinned Akil Boatwright in 1:57. Shull had built a 9-1 lead before putting Boatwright on his back.

Josh Sneeringer got the lead back for the Squires at 16-15 when he got a second-period pin of Jon Hutchinson at 152. Sneeringer had an 11-2 lead at the time of his pin.

At 160, the Trojans' Levi Stein managed to hold off Delone's Brady Arentz just enough to prevent the pin. Arentz dominated the match, but couldn't get Stein's shoulders to the mat. Twice, a period-ending buzzer saved Stein. Brady ended with a 14-2 major decision, buy Stein saved his team two points.

"We looked at the 160 bout as a moral victory," Gentzyel said. "Our guy is a first-year wrestler and Arentz is a pretty tough dude."

After Suburban's Colin Knaub tied the score at 20-20 with a 15-0 technical fall at 170, the Squires took their last lead with a major decision by Joe Post at 182. Post recorded three takedowns and two near falls in his bout.

After that it was all Trojans as Chaim Smith pinned Matt Lentz at 195 and John Salcedo pinned Tyler Kime at 220. Nick Lucchesi completed the heavyweight sweep with a forfeit win at 285.

The lower weights didn't get any better for the Squires when Tyler Zarcone gave the Trojans four straight wins as he pinned Antonio Ugarte at 106. Zarcone's win avenged a loss to Ugarte earlier in the season.

Steve Gomez closed the match and gave the Trojans their final points with a forfeit win at 113.

"This was our match to win," Squire coach Chad Decker said. "We had guys pick up three points instead of six. We got the matches we wanted. We just didn't wrestle well. We are still working hard and we are young. Sometimes, you just have to step it up."

The match marked the final appearance on their home mat for three seniors -- Lentz, Kime and Arentz.

at Delone Catholic
   120 -- Mark Evich, DC, maj. decision Joe Landau, 10-1; 126 -- Andrew Toman, YS, dec. Alex Little, 4-2; 132 -- Brady Lauchman, YS, won by forfeit; 138 -- Liam McWilliams, YS, pinned Nick Nace, 3:46; 145 -- Lucas Shull, DC, pinned Akil Boatwright, 1:57; 152 -- Josh Sneeringer, DC, pinned Jon Hutchinson, 3:36; 160 -- Brady Arentz, DC, maj. decision Levi Stein, 14-3; 170 -- Colin Knaub, YS, tech. fall David Zinn, 15-0 (2:35); 182 -- Joe Post, DC, maj. decision Austin Kling, 15-5; 195 -- Chaim Smith, YS, pinned Matt Lentz, 4:38; 220 -- John Salcedo, YS, pinned Tyler Kime, 2:43; 285 -- Nick Lucchesi, YS, won by forfeit; 106 -- Tyler Zarcone, YS, pinned Antonio Ugarte, 1:43; 113 -- Steve Gomez, YS, won by forfeit.