Results from Tuesday's Shore Conference wrestling action.

 

 

 

CLASS A NORTH

No. 10 Middletown North 45, Freehold Township 27

The Lions (1-0, 1-0) won nine of 14 bouts, highlighted by a 12-second pin by Sean Deering at 120 pounds, to open their season with a win over the Patriots (0-1, 0-1). Deering's pin was one of four for Middletown North. Tom Anderson, Anthony Vetrano and Logan Santos also won by fall. Anderson and Stanley Wojdylak, who won by forfeit, both improved to 4-0.

Mike Plaska remained unbeaten for Freehold Township by recording a pin at 132 pounds.

 

No. 5 Christian Brothers Academy 39, Manalapan 30

Freshman Sam LaCorte won by decision in the final bout to clinch the victory for the Colts (1-0, 1-0). Nick Shutzenhofer, Dylan VanSickell, Jack LaCorte and William Oxley each improved to 4-0 for CBA. Manalapan (0-1, 0-1) senior Joe Thompson pinned Chris Koutzen, the District 22 champion at 152 pounds last season, in 4:00 in the 160-pound bout.

 

CLASS A CENTRAL

Matawan 50, Manasquan 23

Junior Derrick Wiley won by technical fall at 160 pounds to improve to 4-0 as the Huskies (1-0, 1-0) won nine of 14 bouts and topped the Warriors (0-1, 0-1). Kevin Pompilio won by major decision at 152 pounds for Manasquan.

 

 

CLASS B NORTH

No. 7 Long Branch 56, Red Bank 6

Senior Lamont Reid won by technical fall at 182 pounds to improve to 4-0 as the Green Wave (1-0, 1-0) topped the Bucs in the first dual meet of the season for both teams. Red Bank senior Thomas Hinz defeated Long Branch senior Danny Mullan 6-4 at 152 pounds in the match's marquee bout.

 

CLASS B CENTRAL

Keansburg 57, St. Rose 12

Senior Dan Bauman and freshman George Burdick each won by fall in under a minute to improve to 2-0 and lead the Titans (1-0, 1-0) past the Purple Roses (0-1, 0-1). Junior Jacob Rowohlt won by fall for St. Rose, which is back as a varsity program for the first time since 2013.

 

NONDIVISIONAL

No. 8 Ocean 55, Middletown South 12

The Spartans (1-0) won 11 of 14 bouts and used pins from John Santos, Anthony Esposito, Dave Tieto, Chris Donnelly and Clayton Oates to defeat the Eagles (0-1). Sophomore Jake Benner won by technical fall at 145 pounds to improve to 4-0 and senior Tyler Thompson won by decision at 182 pounds to improve to 3-0.

 

Red Bank Catholic 40, Rumson-Fair Haven 37

The Caseys (1-0) were victorious by fall in six of the seven bouts they won to take down the rival Bulldogs (0-1). Ethan Byrne won by fall at 132 pounds to improve to 4-0.

 

Toms River North 41, Holmdel 27

The Mariners (1-0) snapped a 27-all tie by winning the final three bouts to ground the Hornets (0-1). Four consecutive forfeits by Holmdel from 220 to 113 put Toms River North up 27-18, but the Hornets tied the score when Dean Gallo won by major decision at 120 pounds and Troy Gallo followed with a technical fall at 126 pounds. Omar Farouk won by technical fall at 132 pounds to give the Mariners the lead again, and Joe Orgo's decision victory at 138 pounds clinched the match.

Toms River North junior Pat O'Donnell, the District 24 runner-up at 132 pounds last season, defeated Holmdel sophomore Scott Dupont 8-6 at 152 pounds. Dupont was 31-4 last season.

 

NONCONFERENCE

Cranford 46, Brick 18

Junior Dean Helstowski improved to a 4-0 with a 2-1 decision over Andrew Tompkins, the District 11 runner-up at 160 pounds last season, but the Dragons (0-1) fell to the Cougars (1-0).

Brick sophomore Richard Cosgrove earned a huge victory against Cranford senior Michael Nigro, 3-2 at 138 pounds. Nigro was the District 2 champion and Region I fourth-place finisher at 138 pounds last year while wrestling at Morris Knolls. Anthony Rusignuolo (195) and Joe Ferigne (106) each won by fall for the Dragons.