Unless you are, say, Gavin Teasdale, a wrestler approaches the PIAA State Championships with the idea of standing on the awards podium come Saturday, a place medal hanging from his lanyard.
For the first time since 2013, the Lancaster-Lebanon League came up empty in the quest to mine PIAA Class 2A South East Region wrestling gold.
Northern Lebanon's Colin Leonard and Blaise Bressler advanced to the finals of the PIAA Class 2A Southeast Regionals, Saturday morning at Wilson High school.
To paraphrase a Beatles tune, Northern Lebanon’s Kyler Anspach and Pequea Valley’s Tanner Ball got back to where they once belonged.
The PIAA Class 2A South East Regional wrestling tournament begins Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. at Wilson High School in West Lawn.
“Silver and gold, silver and gold ... no fame or fortune, nor riches untold ...”
The lyric of Kirk Franklin and The Family gospel song told the tale of the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s Class 2A contingent at the District Three wrestling championships, Saturday at Hershey’s Giant Center.
For guys who light up the scoreboard as a matter of form, Manheim Central’s Will Betancourt and Solanco’s AJ Wilson did not score many points in the championship finals of the District Three/South Central Region Class 3A wrestling tournament.
They didn’t need to.
In the 2017 District Three tournament, Pequea Valley's Joe Coblentz needed a win in his seventh-place match on the final day to advance to regionals.
With a mix of wire-to-wire leads and comeback efforts, 11 Lancaster-Lebanon League wrestlers advanced to Friday evening's District Three Class 2A semifinals with victories Friday on the mats at the Giant Center.