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WRESTLING: Berwick tops WA

Berwick used six pins, five of them in the first period, Wednesday night to defeat defending champion Wyoming Area, 51-23, in one of three matches that opened the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 wrestling season.

Anthony Kalapach (121), Kyle Winter (127), Tyler Winter (145), John Guerriero (172) and Trystan English (189) had the quick pins.

Bruce Hartman (285) had the other pin while Carmen Malt (107) contributed a technical fall.

Nanticoke defeated Hanover Area, 39-30, and Lake-Lehman downed Tunkhannock, 36-24, in the other Division 2 openers.

Adam Shotwell, Aiden Stewart and Treston Allen came up with pins in the last three bouts from 127 to 139.

Tunkhannock won the only two bouts decided on the mat, but Tunkhannock used six forfeits to post the victory.

Crestwood defeated Dallas, 39-33, in a WVC Division 1 opener.

The Comets got pins in the four of the five heaviest weight classes to pull out the win.

Isaac Mertz and Taylor Burton won in less than a minute at 160 and 172. Magnus Bibla and Chris Smolenak posted second-period pins at 215 and 285.

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