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Schecterly, Lions, Warriors shine at district 2A wrestling tourney

District 2 individual champions. Front row, from left: Lexi Schecterly, Cole Henry, Jaden Pepe, Jackson Maby, Ethan Lee, Anthony Evanitsky and Michael Bluhm. Standing, same order, Cooper Price, Robbie Schneider, Ben Frederick, Connor Wrobleski, Jonah Houser and Max Shnipes. (Ben Magnotta Photo)

PLAINS – Lexi Schecterly’s historic performance earned the Lake-Lehman sophomore Outstanding Wrestler honors while wrestlers from Lackawanna Trail and Wyoming Area combined to claim 9 of the 13 Class 2A titles in the District 2 Individual Wrestling Championships Saturday at Wilkes-Barre Area High School.

Schecterly became the first female wrestler to win a District 2 wrestling gold medal when she pinned Lackawanna Trail’s Brayden Clarke in 3:06 of the 106-pound final.

After becoming the first girl to reach the district final last year as a freshman, Schecterly returned to the final with an 11-1 victory over Wyoming Area’s Connor Novakowski.

Lake-Lehman’s Lexi Schecterly, in action from a bout earlier this season. (Zachary Allen Photo)

Schecterly scored a takedown for the only points of the first period. She was still up 2-0 when she turned and pinned Clarke to secure the title.

The next two titles were won by the teams that wound up at the top of the standings.

Lackawanna Trail outscored Wyoming Area, 246½-192½, for the team championship.

Cole Henry won at 113 for the Lions and was followed to the top of the medal stand by teammates Ethan Lee (132), Michael Bluhm (145), Robbie Schneider (160) and Jonah Houser (215).

Defending state champion Jaden Pepe from Wyoming Area pinned Josh Young from Honesdale in 1:01 at 120 for the quickest bout of the final. Teammates Anthony Evanitsky (138), Cooper Price (152) and Connor Wrobleski (189) also won.

Lackawanna Trail advanced 11 wrestlers to next weekend’s Class 2A Northeast Regional at Williamsport with top-four finishers in their weight classes.

Wyoming Area and Honesdale each advanced nine.

The third-place Hornets had 11 medalists (top-six finishes), one less than Lackawanna Trail and one more than Wyoming Area, while placing a strong third with 173 points.

No other teams accumulated 100 points.

Scranton Prep had two champions – Ben Frederick, at 172, and Max Shnipes, at 285.

Blue Ridge’s Jackson Maby won the other title at 126.


Team Scoring

TeamCodePointsRegional QualifiersMedalists
Lackawanna TrailLT246.51112
Wyoming AreaWA192.5910
Western WayneWW  9547
BerwickB  90.536
Lake-LehmanLL  9036
NanticokeN  8025
Scranton PrepSP  7424
Blue RidgeBR  6935
MontroseM  64.536
Hanover AreaHan  3933
Elk LakeEL  2602
Mountain ViewMV  1301


106 – Lexi Schechterly (LL) pinned Brayden Clarke (LT), 3:06.

113 – Cole Henry (LT) dec. Adam Shotwll (N), 8-3.

120 – Jaden Pepe (WA) pinned Josh Young (Hon), 1:01.

126 – Jackson Maby (BR) dec. Nick Harder (M), 4-2.

132 – Ethan Lee (LT) dec. Drew Howell (Hon), 5-3.

138 – Anthony Evanitsky (WA) dec. Max Bluhm (LT), 15-6.

145 – Michael Bluhm (LT) dec. Nick Arcadipane (WW), 7-5.

152 – Cooper Price (WA) dec. Deegan Ross (LT), 5-0.

160 – Robbie Schneider (LT) tech. fall over Mason Konigus (LL), 17-2, 2:28.

172 – Ben Frederick (SP) medical forfeit over Jordan Williams (BR).

189 – Connor Wrobleski (WA) pinned Paul Renner (Hon), 1:48.

215 – Jonah Houser (LT) pinned Sebastian Kryznewski (N), 3:57.

285 – Max Shnipes (SP) pinned Bruce Hartman (B), 4:00.

Third-place matches

106 – Connor Novakowski (WA) dec. Derek Warman (Han), 7-0.

113 – Garrett Pocceschi (WA) pinned James Davis (Hon), 2:26.

120 – Kyle Winter (B) pinned Garet Fowler (LT), 1:31.

126 – Liam Farley (WW) dec. Jonathan Stone (WA), 7-0.

132 – Dylan Geertgens (M) medical forfeit over Tyler Barletta (WW).

138 – T.J. Martin (Hon) dec. Zach Murphy (Han), 19-6.

145 – Mason Avery (Hon) dec. Rocco Pizano (WA), 3-0.

152 – Joey Giannetti (Hon) forfeit over Aidan Shamaski (Han).

160 – Bennett Fritz (Hon) pinned Kaleb Shimer (BR), 4:57.

172 – Tyler Rozanski (LT) pinned Josh Ryan (LL), 1:49.

189 – Seth Ross (LT) dec. Liam Carroll (B), 13-1.

215 – Zack Wilken (Hon) dec. Richie Hyzinski (WA), 7-0.

285 – Thomas Flood (WW) dec. Derrick DeMann (M), 3-1.

Fifth-place matches

106 – Alex Cordts (Mon) dec. Lexi Deseito (WW), 11-5.

113 – L.J. Morgan (LL) by forfeit over Larissa Taylor (Mon).

120 – Landon Morcom (WW) pinned Memphis Collins (BR), 4:07.

126 – Jason Kishbaugh (B) by forfeit over Braden McLaughlin (Hon).

132 – Brandon Ritinski (LL) pinned Zach Sheridan (WA), 1:44.

138 – Joseph Merschen (EL) dec. Caleb Barletta (WW), 10-8.

145 – Aiden Jaskulski (N) by forfeit over Ayden Berndt (SP).

152 – Brayden Emel (N) pinned Cameron Gomez (B), 2:58.

160 – J.J. Kus (N) pinned Jamie Barrett (SP), 2:13.

172 – Nathan Ofalt (MV) pinned Ben Knorr (B), 3:31.

189 – John Tyler (EL) pinned Devon Ford (M), 1:43.

215 – Gavyn Cunningham (B) pinned Chad Honeywell (LL), 1:34.

285 – Mason Zajac (LT) dec. Aaron Phillips (H), 5-2, second overtime.

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