Abington Heights, Lackawanna Trail wrestlers compete at regional tournaments


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    The seasons of four wrestlers from Abington Heights and one from Lackawanna Trail came to an end during the Northeast Regional tournaments March 3-4.

    During the Class 3A tournament at Bethlehem Liberty High School, Abington Heights senior Logan Hivner, who finished the season with a 36-6 record, pinned Bethlehem Liberty’s Chris Gallagher (14-8) in 3:01 in the first round before being pinned by East Stroudsburg South’s Patrick Finn (29-9) in 3:48 in the quarterfinals.

    Hivner was eliminated from the tournament after an 8-7 double overtime loss to Overbrook’s Daishawn Tilghman (22-12) in the second round of consolations in the 220-pound weight class.

    Hivner’s brother, Abington Heights junior Owen Hivner (13-9), dropped a 6-2 decision to Bangor’s Jesse Rocco (32-7), who placed fifth, in the first round. He picked up a pin over Luis Morales (14-13), of Mariana Bracetti Academy, in 3:36 in the first round of consolations before dropping a 7-2 decision to Bethlehem Liberty’s Anthony Emig (34-11), who placed third, in the second round of consolations in the 160-pound weight class.

    Abington Heights senior Adam Wellard (32-11) lost a 9-1 major decision to Bethlehem Freedom’s Ryan Deloach (33-7), who placed second, in the first round and dropped a 6-1 decision to Delaware Valley’s Andrew Kidd (35-10) in the second round of consolations in the 182-pound weight class.

    Abington Heights junior Chris Langan (25-14) was pinned by Archbishop Wood’s Austin Gillick (21-14) in 2:20 in the first round and was pinned by Vlad Falendysh (22-11), of Central High, in 3:40, in the first round of consolations in the 152-pound weight class.

    During the Northeast Regional Class 2A Tournament at Williamsport High School, Lackawanna Trail freshman Cullen Ratchford (27-12) was pinned by Line Mountain’s Matty Coller (37-9), who placed second, in 55 seconds in the first round. He was also pinned by Nick Yule (26-13), of Berwick, in 2:58, the first round of consolations.

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