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|"TIGHT WAIST AND WRIST" Jamil Johnson of Colonia High School attempts to control Frank Thorne of the Raiders with a tight waist and wrist control maneuver during his 215-pound class bout. Thorne gave Johnson about all he could handle as Johnson won a hard-fought 11-6 decision. The Raiders defeated Colonia, 58-19, in Scotch Plains on February 20.|
Raiders Beat Colonia, 58-19; Lose to J. P. Stevens, 32-30
By DAVID B. CORBIN for The Westfield Leader and The Times
The Raider wrestling team hosted Colonia High School and J. P. Stevens on February 20 and came up with a big win and came down with a heart-breaking loss.
Against Colonia, it appeared the Raiders were going to have a slow start as 103-pounder David Loewinger found himself on the verge of being the victim of a technical fall. Being behind 11-2, Loewinger found his opportunity when he caught Rob Felline of Colonia off balance, reversed him and rolled him to his back to score a third-period fall.
At 119, Lee Loewinger met a very tough Nick Cilento and was taken down several times and tilted to his back a few times as Cilento registered a 16-4 majority decision.
After Tony Melendez received a forfeit at 125, Antenor Petitfrere blazed like a ball of fire as he immediately scored a takedown on Rich Dzuiban of Colonia at the 130-pound class. Petitfrere engineered a few more takedowns, an escape and a three-point near fall to win a convincing, 11-2 majority decision.
Raider Josh Hetzel recorded a come-from-behind fall over Tim ORorke in 3:47 at the 152-pound class.
At the 215-pound class, although he lost an 11-6 decision to talented Jimil Johnson, Frank Thorne of the Raiders dished out some physical punishment of his own and served notice to Johnson that he was in for a battle.
The final bout of the match ended with heavyweight Jim Feeley easily finishing off Kevin Thompson in 1:59.
The match with J. P. Stevens had several close bouts, all ending in favor of J. P. Stevens which allowed them to eke out a narrow 32-30 victory.
The deciding match came at the 125-pound class when Rudy Valentino won a 6-4 overtime decision over Tony Melendez of the Raiders which gave three team points to J. P. Stevens instead of to Scotch Plains-Fanwood.
J.P. Stevens lifted its record to 12-7 and Colonia High School dropped to 7-9. The split set Scotch Plains-Fanwood High Schools record at 9-5-2.
d.-Won by decision-3 team points
p.-Won by pin-6 team points
md.-Major decision-4 team points
tf.-Technical fall-5 team points
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 58, Colonia 19
103: -- Dave Loewinger (SPF) p. Rob Felline, 4:59
112: -- Chris Salerno (C) p. Charlie Tripet, :55
119: -- Nick Cilento (SPF) md. Lee Loewinger, 16-4
125: -- Tony Melendez (SPF) won by forfeit
130: -- Antenor Petitfrere (SPF) md. Rich Dzuiban, 11-2
135: -- Jeff DiPillo (C) p. Mike Grabel, 3:41
140: -- Luke Cerchio (SPF) won by forfeit
145: -- James Gulya (SPF) won by forfeit
152: -- Josh Hetzel (SPF) p. Tim ORorke, 3:47
160: -- Josh Ricca (SPF) won by forfeit
171: -- Steve Drown (SPF) won by forfeit
189: -- Tony Zardecki (SPF) won by forfeit
215: -- Jimil Johnson (C) d. Frank Thorne, 11-6
Hwt: -- Jim Feeley (SPF) p. Shawn Dowe, :52
J. P. Stevens 32, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 30
103: -- Rich Reba (JP) p. Dave Loewinger, 5:14
112: -- Charlie Tripet (SPF) d. Jim Georgallis, 15-8
119: -- Lee Loewinger (SPF) d. Andy Reina, 13-6
125: -- Rudy Valentino (JP) d. Tony Melendez, 6-4 in overtime
130: -- Lorenzo Miceli (JP) d. Antenor Petitfrere, 9-5
135: -- Randy Reina (JP) p. Mike Grabel, :24
140: -- Luke Cerchio (SPF) p. Jason Steingart, 4:44
145: -- Jarrod Shaw (JP) d. James Gulya, 6-2
152: -- Josh Hetzel (SPF) d. Peter Yoo, 11-4
160: -- Ryan Rocco (JP) p. Josh Ricca, 2:36
171: -- Steve Drown (SPF) d. Lou Riggi, 5-2
189: -- Tony Zardecki (SPF) p. Jai Park, 2:42
215: -- Marino Hwang (JP) p. Frank Thorne, :39
Hwt: -- Jim Feeley (SPF) p. Kevin Thompson, 1:59
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