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Penn wins Merrillville Semistate


Posted on Feb. 15, 2014 at 11:35 p.m.

MERRILLVILLE —The Penn High School wrestling team won its first semistate championship since the 1997-98 season on Saturday, Feb. 15, and advanced eight wrestlers to the state finals.

The Kingsmen scored 125 points, topping host Merrillville (97) and arch-rival Mishawaka (73.5) for the title.

Penn’s Joey Mammolenti and Chase Osborn won semistate titles, while Drew Hildebrandt, Jeff Wiseman and Kobe Woods finished second.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to the first round of the IHSAA State Finals, which begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Merrillville Semistate.

The top four placers in each weight class advanced to the first round of the IHSAA State Finals at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

MERRILLVILLE SEMISTATE

Team scores: Penn 125, Merrillville 97, Mishawaka 73.5, Lowell 47.5, Hanover Central 40.5.

(Top 4 to State Finals)

Championship Summary

106 —Jeremiah Reitz (Griffith) dec. Drew Hildebrandt (Penn) 4-2 . 113 — Jason Crary (Munster) dec. Miahcal Garza (Merrillville) 4-2 OT. 120 — Jake Sinkovics (Mishawaka) maj.. dec Tristan Dembowski (Valparaiso 15-4. 126 —Steve Micic (Hanover Central) tech fall Clarence Johnson (Merrillville 16-0 . 132 — Seth Carithers (McCutcheon) pinned Devin Childers (Tippecanoe Valley) 3:18. 138 — LDrew Hughes (Lowell) dec. Jacob Covaciu (Merrillville) 6-5. 145 — Tommy Forte (Mishawaka) maj. dec. Isaac Rentas (Merrillville 13-1.

152 — Tristan Macri (Mishawaka) pinned Willie ARmstrong (Merrillville) 1:01. 160 — Joey Mammolenti (Penn) dec. Kenneth Hughes (Lowell) 6-1. 170 — Chase Osborn (Penn) tech. fall Michael Bates (SB Washington) 15-0 in 4:30. 182 —Ryan Jankowski (SB St. Joseph) dec. Jeff Wiseman (Penn) 5-3 . 195 — Tyler Scott (Hanover Central) dec. Kobe Woods (Penn 9-6. 220 — Gelen Robinson (Lake Central) pinned Seth Meyer (Lafayette Harrison) 1:14. Hwt — Shawn Streck (Merrillville) maj. Dec. John Duvall (West Lafayette), 15-6..

Consolation Summary

106 — Colton Cummings (Lowell) maj. dec. Kyle Hatch (Warsaw) 14-1. 113 —Austin Slates (Penn) dec. Austen Laughlin (SB Adams) 7-2 . 120 — Ruben Rodriguez (Hammond Morton) inj. default Jake Hartman(SB Clay). 126 —Zack Davis (Penn) pinned John Hunting (Rochester) 2:45 . 132 — Daniel Hesch (Mishawaka) dec. Scott Warner (SB RIley) 5-3, OT. 138 —Steven Lawrence (Portage) dec. Mike Krzyston (Andrean) 7-0 . 145 — Jake Sebahar (Lake Central) dec. Parker Fritz (West Central) 12-7 .

152 — Darden Schurg (Crown Point) pinned Alex Rinehart (Penn) 4:10. 160 — Edmond Hogan (Culver Academy) dec. Adam Dodson (John Glenn) 7-4. 170 — Hunter Mote (Delphi) dec. Wade Young (New Prairie) 5-3, OT. 182 — Tim Schoonveld (Kankakee Valley) dec. Daniel Wright (Lafayette Harrison) 7-0. 195 — Morgan Kral (Crown Point) pinned Kevin Winkle (Twin Lakes) 1:20. 220 — Clayton STholer (Penn) dec. Steven Potosky (Crown Point) 4-3, OT. Hwt — Landon Blackburn (LaPorte) pinned Caleb Coffell (Bremen) 1:07..

Next: Qualifiers to first round of IHSAA State Finals 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.


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