Weekend Recap: Warriors fall to Wyalusing, Four area wrestlers advance to Regionals
The Canton Warriors fell to Wyalusing in the District IV Class A Semi-finals on Saturday, Feb. 26.
Wes Bellows led the Warriors who finished with 14 points. Isaiah Niemczyk and Williams both had 11 points, Cooper Kitchen netted four, with Connor Foust and Kyle Kapichok getting two points each.
Blake Morningstar led all scorers with 21 points. Isaiah Way finished with six points, four rebounds, and three assists, as Abram Bennett added five points, Hunter Moss scored four points, and Nolan Oswald chipped in with three rebounds.
The loss ends the Warriors season and their bid for a district title. This was also the final game in the renowned careers of Kitchen, Williams and Niemczyk who all graduate in the spring.
Canton saw Riley Parker, Bailey Ferguson and Hayden Ward along with Troy’s Seth Seymour advance to the Regional tournament next weekend.
Ward lost to Lewisburg’s Kaiden Wagner 4-3 in the semifinals, but came back with a 51 second fall in the consolations over Southern Columbia’s Jaymen Golden. Ward then ended the day with a 10-0 victory over Line Mountain’s Mason Leshock
Parker was pinned by Southern Columbia’s Garrett Garcia in 1:50 – Garcia went to win the district title by fall – but came back to get a 10-3 win over Danville’s Caden Hagerman. In the third place match he pinned NPL’s Kohen Lehman in 2:47.
Ferguson opened with an 11-2 loss to Montgomery’s Devon Deem in the semifinals – Deem went to win the district title by fall – but rebounded to beat Loyalsock’s Kaden Rodarmel 10-1. In the third place match Ferguson edged out Southern Columbia’s Louden Murphy 3-1 on the strength of a late first period takedown.
For Troy, Seymour opened the day with back to back wins to avoid elimination – getting an 8-0 major over CMVT’s Noah Moyer and a fall in 2:48 against Danville Kyle VandenHeuvel.
In the consolation semifinals he fell to Hughesville’s Caden Puderbach 5-1, then lost to Montoursville’s Blaize Vogel in the fifth place match, 8-5.
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