Wrestling – Thursday/Friday Scoreboard, 1/22-1/23/15
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Friday Jan. 23
Class A South
Brick Memorial Junior Anthony Mitchell threw and pinned Southern senior James Knoeller in the second period at 138 pounds to key the Mustangs' win over the Rams, which all but clinched the Class A South title. Nick Rivera (Hwt) and Alec Donovan (145) also won by fall for the Mustangs while Gianni Ghione won by technical fall at 113 pounds. Southern senior Matt Wilhelm, last season's Region VI champion at 138 pounds, defeated Brick Memorial senior Cliff Ruggiero, 11-7, at 160 pounds. Wilhelm is ranked No. 1 and Ruggiero No. 2 in the Shore by theshoreconference.com
The Jaguars took 10 of 14 bouts and received pins from seniors Connor Bohringer, Hunter Reese and Sean Leahey, and junior Jared Mullin in a convincing win over the Raiders. Toms River East senior Yoseph Borai defeated Jackson Memorial senior Fred Terranova, 6-4 in sudden victory overtime at 120 pounds. Terranova was the District 21 champion and third-place finisher in the Region VI Tournament at 106 pounds last season. Borai was third in District 24 at 113 pounds.
Class B North
Colts Neck at No. 6 Long Branch, 6 p.m.
Class B South
The Lions won by fall in five of the first six bouts, including a 56-second pin by senior Matt Russo at 152 pounds, to open a big lead on their way to defeating the Golden Eagles. The win clinched the B South division title for Jackson Liberty, the second in program history (2013).
Junior Brett Donner (pictured below) made his season debut after being out with a high-ankle sprain, winning by major decision up a weight at 182 pounds as the Crimson Knights won nine bouts with five pins to defeat the Panthers.
Willingboro at Keyport, 5 p.m.
Middletown South at Colonia, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Jan. 22
Class A North
The Rebels extended their record divisional winning streak while the Mustangs got a great individual performance from sophomore Mike DeFaria, who knocked off state medalist Kris Lindemann, 7-3 at 138 pounds.