Canon-McMillan wrestlers give Mary 200th coaching win
Canon-McMillan chalked up two wins Saturday in the Cumberland Valley duals to hand head coach Chris Mary his 200th career coaching victory.
Mary entered the season needing six victories to reach that milestone and Canon-McMillan made it possible with a 51-9 romp over Southwestern and a 46-15 rout of Cumberland Valley.
“I’ve been blessed with great assistants and great student-athletes to be in this position,” said Mary. “It would have been nice to be at home to get it.”
Mary said one of the matches that stands out from those 200 wins is the 28-25 decision over Central Dauphin in last year’s semifinals of the PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament in Hershey.
“I’ve been blessed to lead a fine program,” he said.
Defending state champion Cody Wiercioch pinned Michael Harris of Southwestern in 1:09 and decisioned Matt Hoare of Cumberland Valley, 7-3. Wiercioch held a 2-0 lead after one period against Hoare and was turned at the start of the second period for three backpoints. Wiercioch rallied to take the next five points.
Alex Campbell, a 220-pound senior, was the lone Big Macs wrestler to have two pins.
Vulcano wins title in Florida: Garrett Vulcano captured the 195-pound title and helped Chartiers-Houston finish fourth in a 33-team field at the Buzz Hill Invitational in Naples, Fla.
Vulcano took a 3-2 decision from Alex Kruklinski of Northside Christian in the finals.
Two other C-H wrestlers made it to the finals and finished second. Tanner Sutton dropped a 2-1 decision to Chase Singletary of Somerset, Fla., and Derek Hull dropped a 10-2 decision to John Weiss of St. Thomas Aquinas of Fort Lauderdale.
“It was a brutal tournament,” said C-H head coach Bill Sutton. “It’s the toughest tournament in Florida.”
Jefferson-Morgan 62, Baldwin 15: Taking advantage of six forfeits, Jefferson-Morgan rolled past Baldwin, 62-15, in a non-section dual meet.
Bill Bowlen (170) and Anthony Patterson (182) had pins for the Rockets (5-4). DeVontae Evans (220) had a pin for Baldwin (1-8).
High school basketball
McGuffey 58, Chartiers-Houston 54: The McGuffey boys basketball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 58-54 victory over Chartiers-Houston in the Chuckie Mahoney Classic at Burgettstown Saturday afternoon.
Darrell Briggs scored a game-high 22 points for the Highlanders, who improved to 5-6. Jesse McKee added 14 points, Taylor Pasquariello 11.
Chartiers-Houston (3-8) had four players in double-figures – Shayne Murphy with 12 points, Kodie Hanley 11 and Dylan Pounds and Alec Ferrari 10 each – but the Bucs made just four of 14 free throws.
Washington 61, Weir, W.Va. 31: One night after reaching 1,000 points, Wash High senior Josh Wise scored 19 points to lead the Prexies to a 61-31 win over Weir, W.Va. at the Chuckie Mahoney Classic. Besides Wise, Jaylin Kelly had nine points, Dupree Jenkins eight and Marquel Matusic seven, as the Prexies (10-1) outscored Weir, 36-12, in the second half to pull away for an easy win.
Canon-McMillan 59, Hopewell 48:
The Big Macs converted 28 of 38 free throws to secure a 59-48 win over Hopewell in the Chuckie Mahoney Classic at Burgettstown. Brett Haney led all scorers with 15 points, while Seth Combs added 14. The Big Macs (7-5) have now won three straight.
Ryan Cox led Hopewell (2-8) with 13 points.
Quaker Valley 72, Burgettstown 37:
Quaker Valley outscored Burgettstown, 42-15, in the second half to take a 72-37 victory in the Chuckie Mahoney Classic.
Burke Moser and Qadir Taylor each scored 14 points for QV (8-2). Nelson Westwood added 12 points.
Ryan Glover paced Burgettstown (4-7) with nine points.
Chartiers-Houston 56, South Side Beaver 20: The Bucs evened their record with a 56-20 win over South Side Beaver in the Chuckie Mahoney Classic at Burgettstown. Ashley Balzer led the way with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Tori Foster helped out with 12 points and 11 boards.
Kristin Scott had nine points, and Amanda Balzer and Megan Kraushaar chipped in with seven apiece.
Nobody had more than six points for South Side Beaver (4-7), which trailed by 23 at halftime.
Trinity Christian 56, Mapletown 10: Emily Blaker made Mapletown’s first 3-pointer of the season and finished with five points, but the Maples still fell to Trinity Christian, 56-10, in a non-section game.
Elizabeth Forward 76, Waynesburg 35: Natalie Fekula scored 16 points to power Elizabeth Forward to a 76-35 victory over Waynesburg in a Section 4-AAA game.
Abby Sporio added 12 points for the Warriors (3-0, 10-1).
Lyndsey Huhn had a game-high 17 points for the Raiders (0-3, 3-8).
McGuffey 78, Weirton 42: Sammie Weiss scored a game-high 35 points to power McGuffey to a 78-42 victory over Weirton, W.Va., in the Chuckie Mahoney Classic.
Rachel Czulewicz had 15 for the Highlanders (9-1), who led 44-16 at halftime.
Raegan Stead and Shelva Burns each scored 10 points for Weirton.
Washington 46, Avella 40: India March scored 13 points to send Washington past Avella, 46-40, in the final game of the Chuckie Mahoney Classic.
Washington (5-4) rallied from three-point deficit at halftime and outscored the Eagles 20-13 in the second half.
Olivia English scored a game-high 23 points for Avella.
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