Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wrestling: HWS schedule for Feb. 1-6

Monday, Feb. 1

Skyland Conference

Watchung Hills at North Hunterdon, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference

West Morris at Pope John, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

(All matches 7 p.m., unless noted)

Skyland Conference

Bound Brook at Delaware Valley
Voorhees at Warren Hills
Belvidere at Pingry

Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference

High Point at West Morris
Newton at North Warren
Sparta at Morris Hills
Vernon at Mount Olive
Hopatcong at Wallkill Valley, 6 p.m.
Jefferson at Pope John


Phillipsburg at Kittatinny
Cranford at Lenape Valley
Hackettstown at Bloomfield
Delsea at Hunterdon Central, 6:30 p.m.
West Essex at North Hunterdon

Thursday, Feb. 4

(Both matches 7 p.m.)


Lenape Valley at Phillipsburg
Parsippany at North Hunterdon

Friday, Feb. 5

(All matches 7 p.m., unless noted)

Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference

Kittatinny at High Point
Morris Catholic at North Warren, 6 p.m.


Newton at Warren Hills
Delaware Valley at Jefferson

Saturday, Feb. 6

(All matches 10 a.m., unless noted)


Phillipsburg at Hanover Park, 7 p.m.
Lakeland at Wallkill Valley

Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference

Newton at Roxbury, 11 a.m.

Tris and quads

Delaware Valley, North Hunterdon, Voorhees in Region 5 Duals at Hunterdon Central, 9:30 a.m.
Warren Hills, Emerson-Park Ridge, Teaneck at Cresskill
Caldwell, Cranford at Hackettstown, 9 a.m.
Lenape Valley, Pope John, Ridge at Howell
Sparta, Morris Knolls, Pequannock at Randolph, 9 a.m.
Mount Olive, Plainfield at Belvidere, 9 a.m.
Hopatcong, Kinnelon at Wayne Valley, 4 p.m.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wrestling: Streaks stay tough on High Point in quad

WANTAGE -- Warren Hills' wrestling team wasn't looking for any moral victories on Saturday, but the Blue Streaks left a rugged quad with a little satisfaction.

Starting off the match with two pins, Warren Hills won four of the first five bouts en route to a 36-25 victory over host High Point. Coach Jarrett Hosbach's Streaks (7-6) went 1-2 on the day, dropping their opener against Paramus, 46-21, and the nightcap with Cranford, 40-25.

"[The win over High Point] mattered the most, but every match is important," said Hosbach, who had to wrestle the final two dual meets without starters Cody Harrison (106) and Codey O'Rourke (120) as both sustained injuries in the loss to Paramus.

"Every match is an opportunity. We're not saying we had a great day getting one win. This was very competitive. Teams challenged us in different ways and hopefully we challenged them."

High Point (12-5), which also went 1-2, entered the match with Warren Hills following a thrilling 29-28 win on criteria against Cranford. Coach John Gardner's 'Cats, who dropped a 46-15 decision to Paramus in their finale, won seven of 14 bouts against Cranford and prevailed on greater number of first points (12-11). Sophomore Shane Kobis (18-10) delivered a huge pin in 5:39 at 138, while senior Jared Kobis (17-0), a Region 1 champion, came through with a 3-1 win in sudden victory at 145 to cut High Point's deficit to three at 28-25.

Junior Aric Wingle's 4-2 win over Dave Busch at 152 knotted the team score at 28. Another stunner was senior Kurt Rosner only dropping a 1-0 decision to Cranford senior Niko Cappello (21-4), who was seventh in the state last year, at 195. Rosner entered the match 0-3 and with two career wins on the varsity level.

"It was a good win for us," said Gardner, whose team is expected to be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming North 1, Group 2 sectional tournament. "We still have a lot of work to do."

In the middle round, Jarod Ostir and Kurt Nemeth, who recently dropped to 182, started Warren Hills off with pins at 170 and 182, while freshman Nick Galka's 6-2 win over Matt McDonnell at 195 gave the visitors a commanding 15-0 lead. After Kevin Lewis' major at 220 got High Point on the board, Taylan Zafis delivered another blow by decking Cliff Rutter, a District 3 runner-up, with a headlock in 1:52 in what proved to be the swing bout at 285.

"It started at a real good spot for us," Hosbach said of the match opening at 170.

After dropping the first two bouts by falls, Gardner was forced to insert McDonnell at 195 and bump Lewis and Rutter up a weight in order to try and win all three matchups.

Zach Nauta's 6-3 win over Shane Kobis at 138 made it 33-19, forcing High Point to win out and get some major bonus points in the process. But Jared Kobis mustered only a 5-0 win at 145 and Wingle had to settle for a 5-3 win at 152 -- avenging a 5-3 loss to Rashon Wade Taylor at the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex Tournament on Jan. 9.

Senior Anthony Roessner closed out the win with an 11-6 decision over Rob Turro at 160. High Point still holds an 11-10 edge in the series with Warren Hills, which has now won two straight including a 47-21 win over the 'Cats at home last year. Blue Streaks junior Matt Valli (22-0) remained unbeaten with three wins on the day, including a 10-3 decision over Cranford's Tom DiGiovanni (19-4), a third-place finisher in Region 3.

As far as the medical report, neither High Point or Warren Hills came out unscathed.

Harrison, a good-looking freshman, sustained what appeared to be a head injury in a 7-1 loss to Paramus' Kyle Kaiser (24-3), who was fourth in Region 2 last season. O'Rourke, who had his left elbow heavily taped coming in, sat out the final two matches after a 2-0 loss to Jack Bessen.

"We'll know more on Monday," said Hosbach, who held Galka and sophomore 113-pounder Kyle Wulff out against Cranford.

The 'Cats also sat several starters in their final match against Paramus, which went 3-0, including a 36-25 win over Cranford.

"We'll be all right," said Gardner, whose squad has a big showdown against archrival Kittatinny at home on Friday night. "We're closing in on February and no wrestler is 100 percent. They're sore or tired. It's the nature of the beast."

In a wild and bizarre match between Cranford (11-3) and Paramus (15-3), an illegal slam proved to be the swing bout as Ryan Freeman, fourth in the state two years ago, won by disqualification over Chris Scorese, a Region 3 runner-up last season, at 132 pounds. The bout was tied at 3 in the second period when referee Dave Marotta awarded a penalty point for the slam.

After injury time had expired, Freeman jumped up and appeared ready to resume, but the bout was halted much to the dismay of the Cranford fans. Paramus won three of the final four bouts to seal it.


170 -- Jarod Ostir, WH, p. Liam Gorman, :16.
182 -- Kurt Nemeth, WH, p. Kurt Rosner, 1:32.
195 -- Nick Galka, WH, d. Matt McDonnell, 6-2.
220 -- Kevin Lewis, HP, md. Brody Oberly, 13-3.
285 -- Taylan Zafis, WH, p. Cliff Rutter, 1:52.
106 -- Devin Flannery, HP, forfeit.
113 -- Kyle Wulff, WH, d. Maverick Liebl, 3-2 TB.
120 -- Justin Liebl, HP, p. Chris Ostir, 1:09.
126 -- Matt Valli, WH, forfeit.
132 -- Trey Osborn, HP, d. Pedro Cruz, 7-2 TB.
138 -- Zach Nauta, WH, d. Shane Kobis, 6-3.
145 -- Jared Kobis, HP, d. Cameron Nauta, 5-0.
152 -- Aric Wingle, HP, d. Rashon Wade Taylor, 5-3.
160 -- Anthony Roessner, WH, d. Rob Turro, 11-6.


182 -- Niko Cappello, C, forfeit.
195 -- Kurt Nemeth, WH, md. Dylan Budnik, 9-0.
220 -- Alex Esposito, C, d. Brody Oberly, 8-3.
285 -- Taylan Zafis, WH, p. Kevin Doran, 4:43.
106 -- Conor Halipn, C, forfeit.
113 -- Anthony Capece, C, forfeit.
120 -- Jacob DiNapoli, WH, p. AJ Bencivenga, 2:35.
126 -- Matt Valli, WH, d. Tom DiGiovanni, 10-3.
132 -- Chris Scorese, C, p. Pedro Cruz, 4:54.
138 -- Zach Nauta, WH, d. Mike Nigro, 4-2.
145 -- Vince Concina, C, md. Cameron Nauta, 10-0.
152 -- Brian McGovern, C, p. Rashon Wade Taylor, 1:08.
160 -- Anthony Roessner, WH, d. Dave Busch, 3-2.
170 -- Andrew Tompkins, C, d. Jarod Ostir, 3-2.


182 -- Chris Voorhis, P, d. Liam Gorman, 4-2.
195 -- Matt McDonnell, HP, forfeit.
220 -- Sam Daniels, P, d. Kevin Lewis, 9-4.
285 -- Michael Daniele, P, d. Thomas Hubmaster, 5-0.
106 -- Kyle Kaiser, P, md. Brandon LaRue, 10-0.
113 -- Devin Flannery, HP, d. Thomas Casey, 5-0.
120 -- Jack Bessen, P, d. Justin Liebl, 4-0.
126 -- Trey Osborn, HP, injury default over Nick Pettineo, 2:58.
132 -- Christian Carmichael, P, p. Derek Sarapuchiello, 3:26.
138 -- Nick Ciambrone, P, d. Shane Kobis, 9-3.
145 -- Brandon Loftiss, P, p. Oviane Marsh, 2:22.
152 -- Alex Sebahie, P, forfeit.
160 -- Kyle Cochran, P, p. Trevor Pritchard, :32.
170 -- Kyle McIntyre, P, d. Rob Turro, 4-2.


160 -- Alex Sebahie, P, p. Anthony Roessner, 4:30.
170 -- Kyle Cochran, P, forfeit.
182 -- Chris Voorhis, P, d. Nick Galka, 3-1.
195 -- Kurt Nemeth, WH, forfeit.
220 -- Sam Daniels, P, d. Brody Oberly, 5-2.
285 -- Michael Daniele, P, p. Taylan Zafis, 2:42.
106 -- Kyle Kaiser, P, d. Cody Harrison, 7-1.
113 -- Kyle Wulff, WH, md. Thomas Casey, 13-0.
120 -- Jack Bessen, P, d. Codey O'Rourke, 2-0.
126 -- Matt Valli, WH, tf. Christian Carmichael, 20-3, 5:14.
132 -- Pedro Cruz, WH, injury default over Nick Pettineo, 3:13.
138 -- Ryan Freeman, P, p. Zach Nauta, 3:44.
145 -- Nick Ciambrone, P, md. Cameron Nauta, 10-1.
152 -- Brandon Loftiss, P, p. Rashon Wade Taylor, 4:19.


160 -- Brian McGovern, C, p. Trevor Pritchard, 3:53.
170 -- Rob Turro, HP, md. Josh Dechillo, 18-4.
182 -- Andrew Tompkins, C, d. Liam Gorman, 2-0.
195 -- Niko Cappello, C, d. Kurt Rosner, 1-0.
220 -- Kevin Lewis, HP, p. Dylan Budnik, :29.
285 -- Alex Esposito, C, d. Cliff Rutter, 13-9.
106 -- Devin Flannery, HP, d. Conor Halipn, 4-0.
113 -- Anthony Capece, C, md. Maverick Liebl, 14-1.
120 -- Tom DiGiovanni, C, d. Justin Liebl, 5-1.
126 -- Trey Osborn, HP, d. AJ Bencivenga, 4-0.
132 -- Chris Scorese, C, forfeit.
138 -- Shane Kobis, HP, p. Mike Nigro, 5:39.
145 -- Jared Kobis, HP, d. Vince Concina, 3-1 SV.
152 -- Aric Wingle, HP, d. Dave Busch, 4-2.
Note: High Point wins on Criteria 8 (greater number of first points)


170 -- Kyle McIntyre, P, md. Josh Dechillo, 10-1.
182 -- Andrew Tompkins, C, d. Chris Voorhis, 3-1.
195 -- Niko Cappello, C, forfeit.
220 -- Sam Daniels, P, d. Dylan Budnik, 5-1.
285 -- Alex Esposito, C, p. Michael Daniele, 4:34.
106 -- Kyle Kaiser, P, p. Conor Halipn, 1:32.
113 -- Anthony Capece, C, md. Thomas Casey, 14-3.
120 -- Tom DiGiovanni, C, d. Jack Bessen, 2-0.
126 -- Nick Pettineo, P, p. AJ Bencivenga, 3:51.
132 -- Ryan Freeman, P, disqualification over Chris Scorese.
138 -- Nick Ciambrone, P, d. Mike Nigro, 5-3.
145 -- Vince Concina, C, d. Brandon Loftiss, 2-0.
152 -- Alex Sebahie, P, d. Brian McGovern, 9-7.
160 -- Kyle Cochran, P, tf. Dave Busch, 18-3, 4:51.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Wrestling: Pointsgate Part II right (wrong) on time

Seems as if it's just a question of when and not if the NJSIAA power points will be wrong at some point during the wrestling season.

On Friday, a new set of points was released to only a select few it seems, with a very different set of numbers. Most teams dropped anywhere from one to two points on average, with Bound Brook falling nearly four points below its total that was released on Tuesday. The Crusaders went from being the No. 2 seed to the No. 6 in North 2, Group 1.

In the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex area, High Point went from the No. 2 seed to the No. 3 in North 1, Group 2, while Warren Hills (North 1, Group 4) and North Hunterdon (North 2, Group 4) fell out of the top six in those sections.

So what happened? That's the million dollar question. And why was this mysteriously kept from some reporters, who are on an email chain to receive them each week? The Asbury Park Press was somehow able to obtain a copy as it put up a link to the new points on its web site.

NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

You may remember several instances of wrong point totals and pairings over the years, including last year's fiasco when a wrong chart was being used to calculate the totals for several weeks before Open Mike first reported on the mistake.

Anyway, the cutoff date for qualifying matches is Saturday. Final totals and tentative pairings for all sections will be released on Sunday. Seeding meeting will be held on Tuesday in Robbinsville.

The sectional tournaments begin on Monday, Feb. 8, with first-round matches between No. 5 vs. No. 4 and No. 3 vs. No. 6. The top two seeds receive first-round byes.

Sectional semifinals will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10, with the finals slated for Friday, Feb. 12. The Group championships will be contested on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Toms River North High School.

Below are the current (or so we think) totals for sections involving teams in the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex area.

NOTE: Records for all teams are through Jan. 23. There also is a penalty for teams not meeting the 10-match minimum. The quotient average of a team's 10 best power point producing meets against NJSIAA member schools is compared to that of other teams to determine its rank position.

North 1

Group 4

Roxbury (9-0, 33.22); Old Tappan (10-4, 31.00); Wayne Valley (10-4, 28.20); Randolph (10-4, 28.00); Mendham (6-7, 27.20); West Morris (8-3, 27.00); Wayne Hills (7-3, 26.80); Warren Hills (5-3, 26.25); Mount Olive (7-6, 25.20); Morris Knolls (6-7, 25.10); Fair Lawn (8-5, 24.20); Northern Highlands (3-10, 23.10); Teaneck (4-8, 22.40); Belleville (1-10, 17.50).

Group 3

Paramus (10-3, 33.50); Sparta (8-5, 29.20); River Dell (7-1, 29.00); Montville (10-3, 28.80); Garfield (12-3, 27.30); Pascack Valley (6-3, 24.11); West Milford (4-8, 24.00); Ramapo (5-6, 23.70); Vernon (6-8, 23.20); Morris Hills (3-8, 21.90); Bergenfield (2-7, 19.11); Tenafly (1-8, 17.67); Dwight Morrow (1-12, 13.60); Indian Hills (0-13, 14.40).

Group 2

Emerson-Park Ridge (11-1, 31.50); Jefferson (11-5, 29.30); High Point (8-3, 28.90); Pequannock (7-6, 27,40); Ramsey (10-4, 26.70); Westwood (8-4, 26.20); Dumont (9-5, 25.70); Pascack Hills (7-2, 25.67); Mahwah (8-3, 24.10); Newton (3-6, 21.56); Glen Rock (3-12, 21.10); Lakeland (3-6, 19.22); Demarest (1-11, 19.10); Waldwick-Midland Park (0-6, 13.40).

Group 1

Kittatinny (9-0, 29.22); Cresskill (12-1, 26.50); Pompton Lakes (11-7, 26.40); Butler (12-3, 26.30); New Milford (7-7, 25.10); Kinnelon (7-3, 24.30); Hawthorne (8-6, 23.80); Mountain Lakes (5-7, 23.50); Boonton (4-5, 21.50); North Warren (2-9, 16.90); Saddle Brook (1-12, 16.80); Elmwood Park (2-9, 16.40); Hopatcong (0-11, 12.60); Wallkill Valley (0-5, 11.40).

North 2

Group 4

Phillipsburg (8-2, 32.14); Woodbridge (17-2, 29.70); Middletown North (9-3, 29.20); Scotch Plains (8-4, 26.40); Iselin Kennedy (10-2, 26.20); Middletown South (8-4, 26.00); Montgomery (7-2, 26.00); Irvington (7-5, 26.00); North Hunterdon (2-7, 25.78); Sayreville (7-7, 25.40); Colonia (8-5, 25.10); Princeton (5-8, 23.60); Newark Eastside (5-6, 22.20); Millburn (4-5, 21.22).

Group 3

Nutley (10-2, 29.30); Passaic Valley (8-6, 29.30); Voorhees (7-8, 27.20); Governon Livingston (8-1, 26.78); Lyndhurst-North Arlington (6-5, 24.80); Orange (5-8, 24.40); Barringer (5-1, 23.17); West Essex (3-7, 22.80); Leonia-Palisades Park (7-5, 22.70); Chatham (5-11, 20.70); Brearley-Dayton (3-7, 18.60); Cliffside Park (2-10, 17.30); Parsippany Hills (1-8, 16.44); Summit (0-12, 15.70).

Group 2

Hanover Park (11-4, 32.60); Parsippany (7-3, 28.20); Caldwell (9-3, 27.60); Lenape Valley (7-4, 27.20); Becton-Wallington (7-6, 25.70); Whippany Park (8-7, 25.50); Dover (7-4, 24.00); Hackettstown (4-7, 23.50); Ridgefield Park (5-6, 22.90); Lodi (5-5, 22.10); Manchester Regional (5-13, 21.50); Fort Lee (2-10, 19.90); Madison (3-5, 19.63); Rutherford (1-6, 19.43).

Group 1

Roselle Park (9-1, 27.00); Hasbrouck Heights (8-6, 26.80); Verona (8-4, 26.40); Cedar Grove (7-4, 25.20); Bogota-Weehawken (7-6, 25.00); Bound Brook (4-5, 24.89); Metuchen (7-6, 24.00); New Providence (4-3, 22.43); Belvidere (4-5, 21.44); Weequahic (1-2, 20.67); Shabazz (1-2, 19.00); Wood-Ridge (3-11, 18.80); Secaucus (4-8, 18.80); Glen Ridge (3-7, 17.67).

Central Jersey

Group 5

Howell (13-3, 33.20); Old Bridge (13-3, 30.60); Hunterdon Central (9-1, 30.10); Manalapan (9-5, 27.70); Monroe (11-2, 27.60); New Brunswick (13-6, 26.20); South Brunswick (6-7, 25.60); East Brunswick (3-8, 25.00); Edison (5-8, 25.00); Hillsborough (10-4, 24.33); Freehold Township (5-9, 24.20); Trenton Central (6-6, 22.80); Marlboro (2-8, 20.40); North Brunswick (2-14, 19.60).

Group 2

Raritan (10-3, 29.80); Delaware Valley (8-4, 28.80); Point Pleasant Boro (11-3, 28.10); Robbinsville (10-5, 27.20); Middlesex-Dunellen (12-5, 26.10); Bordentown (9-9, 25.80); Holmdel (8-5, 25.50); Johnson (7-8, 25.40); Bernards (3-9, 21.20); Rumson-Fair Haven (2-7, 19.67); Monmouth (4-4, 19.50); North Plainfield (2-11, 18.40); Spotswood (2-12, 17.90); Manasquan (2-11, 16.90).


North A

Don Bosco Prep (9-2, 32.40); Bergen Catholic (11-1, 31.20); Delbarton (10-2, 31.00); Pope John (12-2, 29.00); St. Peter's Prep (4-5, 27.50); Seton Hall Prep (11-5, 27.20); St. Joseph-Montvale (3-5, 22.00); Paramus Catholic (1-12, 18.30).

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wrestling: Lineups, schedule for High Point quad

Here are the matchups and tentative lineups for Saturday's quad at High Point Regional High School in Wantage. 

Last year at Warren Hills, Paramus went 3-0, defeating the host Blue Streaks (51-15), Cranford (34-18) and High Point (50-12). Warren Hills rolled to a 47-21 win over High Point -- its first win over the Wildcats since a 41-27 victory in the 1997 Group 3 semifinals. High Point, which holds an 11-9 edge in a series dating to 1976, won the only other meetings since the '97 loss in 2008, '13 and '14.

It was Warren Hills' second-largest margin of victory over the Sussex County school since a 39-12 win in '82.

10 a.m.

High Point vs. Cranford
Warren Hills vs. Paramus


High Point vs. Warren Hills
Paramus vs. Cranford

2 p.m.

High Point vs. Paramus
Warren Hills vs. Cranford

High Point Wildcats (11-3)
Devin Flannery
Maverick Liebl
Justin Liebl
Trey Osborn
Shane Kobis
Trevor Kocher
Sawyer Fenlon
(4-3, D2)
Jared Kobis
(15-0, D1, R1)
Aric Wingle
(11-3, D4-14)
Rob Turro
Liam Gorman
Tim Space
Kurt Rosner
Kevin Lewis
(16-7, D1, R4)
Cliff Rutter
(10-13, D2)
Thomas Hubmaster
W. Hills Blue Streaks (6-4)
Cody Harrison
Kyle Wulff
Codey O'Rourke
Matt Valli
(19-0, D1-14)
Pedro Cruz
Zach Nauta
(11-4, D4)
Cameron Nauta
Rashon Wade Taylor
Jarod Ostir
Anthony Roessner
(12-9, D4)
Nick Galka
Kurt Nemeth
(14-5, D3-14)
Brody Oberly
Taylan Zafis
Paramus Spartans (12-3)
Kyle Kaiser
(21-3, D2, R4)
Thomas Casey
Joey Pettineo
Jack Bessen
(16-8, D3-14)
Christian Carmichael
Nick Pettineo
(2-5, D1)
Ryan Freeman
(13-4, D2-14, R3, S4)
Joe Capone
(9-5, D3)
Brandon Loftiss
(20-4, D2)
Nick Ciambrone
Alex Sebahie
(17-3, D2, R3, S6)
Kyle Cochran
(21-4, D1, R2, S8)
Chris Voorhis
(15-7, D2)
Kyle McIntyre
Ryan Forero
Anthony Ferraioli
Brian Bonino
(8-4, D3)
Michael Daniele
(19-5, D2)
Sam Daniels
(13-11, D4)
Cranford Cougars (10-1)
Conor Halipn
Anthony Capece
(18-3, D1)
AJ Bencivenga
Chris Wozniak
Tom DiGiovanni
(17-3, D1, R3)
Chris Scorese
(21-0, D1, R2)
Mike Nigro
Vince Concina
(17-3, D1)
Brian McGovern
(17-3, D2)
Dave Busch
(7-5, D2)
Andrew Tompkins
(15-7, D2)
Niko Cappello
(18-4, D1, R1, S7)
Dylan Budnik
Alex Esposito
Kevin Doran

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wrestling: Streaks nip North Hunterdon for 700th win

Second time was the charm for Warren Hills' wrestling team to add to the program's rich history.

After coming up short in its first shot at recording a milestone victory against Hunterdon Central last week, the Blue Streaks rebounded for a 28-27 win over North Hunterdon in a Skyland Conference Raritan Division clash on Wednesday night to secure the Warren County program's 700th win.

Warren Hills (6-3, 2-2 division), which began wrestling as Washington High School in 1937, won seven bouts, including huge decisions from Pedro Cruz and Rashon Wade Taylor at 132 and 152 pounds, respectively. The Blue Streaks are just the fifth program in the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex area to notch at least 700 wins -- joining Phillipsburg, Hunterdon Central, Newton and Delaware Valley.

"Warren Hills has a very proud wrestling tradition and we as a team feel just feel honored that we had the opportunity to be a part of this significant win," said Blue Streaks coach Jarrett Hosbach, who got his 136th win and is now 3-7 vs. North in his 11 seasons at the helm.

North Hunterdon (2-8, 2-3), which still holds a 36-22 edge in the all-time series dating to 1957, had its four-match win streak against Warren Hills snapped with the loss. The Blue Streaks' previous win in the series was 35-23 on Jan. 21, 2010.

Trailing 24-20 with three bouts remaining, freshman Cody Harrison's technical fall win at 106 gave Warren Hills a lead it would not relinquish. Kyle Wulff followed with a 6-2 win at 113 to make it 28-24 with one bout to go.

Cruz (4-12), who entered the night with just three varsity wins in his career, put the Streaks ahead 8-0 with his 8-4 win over Michael Wilson in the second bout of the match. Wade Taylor added a 13-9 decision over Matt Gregory.


126 -- Jr. Matt Valli (18-0), WH, tf. So. Will Hughes (5-9), 17-2, 5:41.
132 -- So. Pedro Cruz (4-12), WH, d. Fr. Michael Wilson (1-3), 8-4.
138 -- So. Tucker Kirchberger (8-11), NH, p. Jr. Kyle Henderson (0-2), :52.
145 -- Jr. Cole Marra (17-6), NH, d. So. Cameron Nauta (4-12), 3-2.
152 -- Jr. Rashon Wade Taylor (7-12), WH, d. Jr. Matt Gregory (2-10), 13-9.
160 -- Sr. Derek Ciavarro (10-1), NH, forfeit.
170 -- Sr. Wyatt Vrancken (14-3), NH, d. Sr. Anthony Roessner (12-8), 3-2.
182 -- Fr. Nick Galka (8-8), WH, d. So. Yousef Abbas (7-8), 5-3 SV.
195 -- Sr. Kurt Nemeth (14-4), WH, p. Jr. William Woody (1-5), :42.
220 -- Sr. Carmine Ricciardi (12-6), NH, d. Jr. Brody Oberly (11-8), 5-3.
285 -- Jr. Charlie Tordik (16-5), NH, d. Jr. Taylan Zafis (8-9), 2-1.
106 -- Fr. Cody Harrison (15-4), WH, tf. Fr. Connor Robinson (5-12), 20-5, 4:25.
113 -- So. Kyle Wulff (11-7), WH, d. Sr. Rob Spies (4-15), 6-2.
120 -- So. Andrew Gapas (17-4), NH, d. So. Codey O'Rourke (11-5), 7-2.
Records: Warren Hills 6-3, 2-2; North Hunterdon 2-8, 2-3.

Wrestling: Region 1 individual rankings


1. Fr. Joe Aragona, Pope John (D3)
2. So. Michael Caso, West Morris (D1)
3. Fr. Cody Harrison, Warren Hills (D1)
4. So. Cullen Day, Phillipsburg (D1)
5. Jr. Ronald Rumsby, Montville (D2)

Others to watch: Mason Godfrey, Jefferson (D3); Quinn Melofchik, Belvidere (D1); Chris Hwang, Sparta (D3); Devin Flannery, High Point (D3); Dom DiGena, Mendham (D1); John Tesoriero, Roxbury (D2); Hunter Davis, Wayne Valley (D4); Christopher Costiglia, Lakeland (D4); Aidan Broderick, Wayne Hills (D4); Andrew Joskowitz, Kinnelon (D4).

Notes: Aragona (22-0) still the one to beat here. Harrison (14-4) is heading for a clash with Day on Friday. Flannery beat Godfrey, 9-6, on Wednesday. Rumsby, who has been wrestling at 113 a lot of late, replaces Godfrey at No. 5. With the Morris County Tournament on tap this weekend, we could see some rematches.


1. Jr. Daniel Percelay, DePaul (D4)
2. Sr. Kyle Markus, Phillipsburg (D1)
3. Jr. Mark DiGeronimo, Kittatinny (D3)
4. So. Kyle Wulff, Warren Hills (D1)
5. Fr. Scott Jarosz, Roxbury (D2)

Others to watch: Christian Deehan, Pope John (D3); Randy Wyble, Butler (D4); Joe Carmichael, Pequannock (D4); Scott Finnis, Randolph (D2); Ryan Richards, Jefferson (D3); Maverick Liebl, High Point (D3); Marcus Bitetto, Sparta (D3); Peter Tringali, Mendham (D1); Cole Drozjock, Wayne Valley (D4); Phil Trovato, Montville (D2).

Injury time: Jacob Falleni, Lenape Valley (D2).

Notes: Wulff seems to be coming on, dropping an 8-7 decision to Hunterdon Central's Hunter Graf, a Region 5 runner-up last season. Markus, DiGeronimo, Graf and Falleni finished ahead of Wulff, who pinned Deehan, at the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex Tournament. Markus (14-6) and Wulff could meet on Friday.


1. Jr. Shane Metzler, West Morris (D1)
2. So. Jake Rotunda, Pope John (D3)
3. So. Alex Carida, Hackettstown (D1)
4. Sr. Garrett Gerndt, Sparta (D3)
5. So. Codey O'Rourke, Warren Hills (D1)

Others to watch: Connor Murphy, Wayne Valley (D4); Perry Maio, Kittatinny (D3); Steve Pocze, Pequannock (D4); Evan Vazquez, Roxbury (D2); Anthony Zungoli, Wayne Hills (D4); Nick Gentile, Montville (D2); Ryan Hanlon, Mount Olive (D1); Thomas Masucci, Mendham (D1).

Injury time: Tom Kosar, Phillipsburg (D1).

Notes: Rotunda (20-2), a Region 1 finalist last season, beat Gerndt for the fourth time in two years, 6-1, on Wednesday to help Pope John inch closer to its first conference title in 30 years. Rotunda and Metzler could meet again on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in a scheduled dual meet. Metzler (17-0) scored a 7-3 win in the John Goles Invitational finals on Dec. 27.


1. Sr. Troy Stanich, Roxbury (D2)
2. Sr. Garrett O'Shea, Butler (D4)
3. Jr. Matt Valli, Warren Hills (D1)
4. Fr. Robert Garcia, Pope John (D3)
5. Sr. Joe Renne, Hackettstown (D1)

Others to watch: Damian Maver, DePaul (D4); Nick Cassidy, Belvidere (D1); Jared Inglett, Wayne Hills (D4); Calvin Brook, Kittatinny (D3); Chris Shrieks, Jefferson (D3); Kyle Tino, Phillipsburg (D1); Dylan Hanlon, Mount Olive (D1); Grant Gerndt, Sparta (D3); Ray Smaha, Lenape Valley (D2); Scott Smith, Kinnelon (D4).

Notes: O'Shea (20-0) still rolling along, as is Valli (17-0). Oddly, O'Shea took a forfeit at 138 against Belvidere, which had Cassidy, a District 1 champion last season, receive a forfeit at 126 on Jan. 16. Garcia (19-3) has gone 6-0, including an 11-2 major of Gerndt on Wednesday, since a 4-2 loss to O'Shea on Jan. 16.


1. Sr. Nick Klinger, Kittatinny (D3)
2. So. Anthony Mastroeni, Hopatcong (D2)
3. So. Shane Kobis, High Point (D3)
4. Jr. Richard Reimers, Roxbury (D2)
5. Jr. Anthony Rua, Wayne Hills (D4)

Others to watch: Wyatt McCarthy, Newton (D3); Tyler Agans, Phillipsburg (D1); Connor Meytrott, Montville (D2); Shane Murphy, Mount Olive (D1); Alex Winant, Mendham (D1); Mark Bohn, Jefferson (D3); Ryan Luchs, Pope John (D3); Luke McFadden, DePaul (D4); Jake Hickey, Lenape Valley (D2); Joe Brown, West Milford (D4); Jack Carroll, Lakeland (D4).

Injury time: Brandon Paetzell, Phillipsburg (D1).

Notes: Big week for Klinger (18-1), who posted wins over Mastroeni (3-1 in sudden victory OT on Wednesday) and Bohn (6-4 on Friday). Klinger enters the week just five wins shy of becoming the 15th wrestler at his school to reach 100 for a career. Rua (13-4) has been flying under the radar with losses to Wilfredo Gil of Ramapo (7-4 and 3-2 on Jan. 9), Sean Conley of Hanover Park -- state qualifiers last season -- and Owen McClave of Toms River South -- fifth at 120 in AC. Kobis is coming on, dropping a tough 4-1 decision in the OT tiebreaker to Renne on Monday.


1. Sr. Austin Scrivani, Kittatinny (D3)
2. Jr. Chris Grecco, Pompton Lakes (D4)
3. Sr. Michael DeClario, Kinnelon (D4)
4. Sr. Jayson Parisi, Morris Knolls (D2)
5. Jr. Kade Loughney, West Morris (D1)

Others to watch: Nick Giordano, Newton (D3); Sean Finnegan, Sparta (D3); Shannon Grogan, North Warren (D1); Leo Flesche, Vernon (D3); Joe Daddario, Montville (D2); Tom Benway, Pequannock (D4); Sean Almgren, Randolph (D2).

Injury time: Zach Nauta, Warren Hills (D1); Aaron Merkey, Lenape Valley (D2); Dominick LaRusso, Roxbury (D2).

Notes: DeClario (15-3) checked in at 132 once in 18 matches, so he stays in here for now. He beat Benway, 4-1, on Wednesday. Grecco (23-0) moves up one spot, a 7-6 win over Mastroeni being his biggest victory to date. Parisi (16-4), who has been knocking on the door here, scored a 6-0 win over Loughney on Wednesday. LaRusso (10-4) was injured on Jan. 16 and hasn't returned to the lineup.


1. Sr. Jared Kobis, High Point (D3)
2. Jr. Nick Palumbo, Lenape Valley (D2)
3. So. Brian Meyer, Phillipsburg (D1)
4. Sr. Alex Zangrilli, Pequannock (D4)
5. Jr. Dominic Fano, Montville (D2)

Others to watch: Anthony Carida, Hackettstown (D1); Cole Nagle, Vernon (D3); Jonathon Borgognoni, Newton (D3); Michael Roumes, Roxbury (D2); Jake Vanwingerden, Kittatinny (D3); Anthony Rispoli, Pope John (D3); Jake DeLuca, Newton (D3); Chris Schlegel, Mendham (D1).

Notes: Missed a chance to see Kobis (14-0) vs. Meyer on Saturday with the blizzard. Fano (18-1) scored a 7-2 win over Schlegel on Wednesday. Palumbo (16-4) majored Carida, 11-3, on Wednesday. Nagle (20-1) continues to push for a spot in lower half of the rankings, his only loss by fall to Palumbo in the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex quarterfinals. Zangrilli, who was ranked at 152, dropped to 145 on Wednesday. Palumbo beat Zangrilli, 7-0, on Monday.


1. Sr. Anthony Duardo, North Warren (D1)
2. Sr. Tommy Miller, Roxbury (D2)
3. So. Marco Gaita, West Morris (D1)
4. Jr. Joey Schiele, Morris Hills (D2)
5. Sr. Edward Marucci, Montville (D2)

Others to watch: Troy Navarino, Mendham (D1); Connor McClellan, Mendham (D1); Sal Puglisi, Pompton Lakes (D4); Dylan Minter, Kittatinny (D3); Shane Connolly, Jefferson (D3); Dean Zindaki, Wayne Valley (D4); Ryan Madsen, Lakeland (D4); Craig Blumeling, West Milford (D4); Ryan Weston, DePaul (D4).

Notes: Navarino, who was ranked at 160, dropped to 152 last week and lost a 3-0 decision to Marucci (16-2), who enters at No. 4 after a 4-2 win over Zangrilli. Marucci's losses are to Newark Academy's Steve Bonsall and Lenape Valley's Nick Palumbo. Gaita, who has a 7-6 loss to Miller, jumps up a few spots. Schiele (16-1) also jumps up one place.


1. Sr. Craig Roumes, Roxbury (D2)
2. Sr. Christian Dalcais, West Milford (D4)
3. Sr. DJ Wissing, Phillipsburg (D1)
4. Sr. Caleb Isemann, West Morris (D1)
5. Sr. Alex Zevits, Montville (D2)

Others to watch: Dean Zindaki, Wayne Valley (D4); Trevor Warner, Pequannock (D4); Robert Spezza, Hackettstown (D1); Taylor Molfetto, Kittatinny (D3); Anthony Roessner, Warren Hills (D1).

Injury time: Jarod Ostir, Warren Hills (D1); Mike Szynalski, Randolph (D2).

Notes: Wissing dropped to 152 on Thursday so we'll see where he is moving forward. He's by far the favorite in District 1 at 160, with a 9-1 win over Isemann on Dec. 22. Zevits (16-4) slides in here at No. 5 with Navarino dropping to 152. Szynalski hasn't wrestled since Jan. 9 or he'd be a candidate.


1. Sr. Spencer Carey, DePaul (D4)
2. Sr. Daniel Kilroy, Wayne Hills (D4)
3. Sr. Al Falco, Sparta (D3)
4. Jr. Josh Klimek, Kittatinny (D3)
5. Sr. Dylan Porcaro, West Milford (D4)

Others to watch: Joe Frumolt, Pope John (D3); Nico Negrini, Pompton Lakes (D4); Lance Fischer, Newton (D3); Jacob Cougle, Morris Knolls (D2); Dillon Fazliu, Montville (D2); Liam Gorman, High Point (D3).

Notes: Carey scored a 7-1 win over Dalcais, who bumped up from 160, in DePaul's 65-12 win on Friday. Carey (17-6) and Kilroy (16-0) are the clear 1-2 here. Falco (19-4), who was pinned by Kilroy earlier this season, beat Frumolt, 5-2, on Wednesday. Falco and Klimek (14-4) could square off on Friday. Porcaro bumped up to 182 to face some tougher competition -- losing 7-5 to Wayne Valley's PJ Chak and getting pinned by DePaul's Brandon Kui.


1. Jr. Brandon Kui, DePaul (D4)
2. Sr. Luke Drugac, Morris Knolls (D2)
3. So. Jake Brown, Pope John (D3)
4. Sr. David LoCascio, Kinnelon (D4)
5. Sr. PJ Chak, Wayne Valley (D4)

Others to watch: Angello Pico, Randolph (D2); Zach Mafaro, Kittatinny (D3); Dan Fisher, Phillipsburg (D1); Kyle Connelly, Hackettstown (D1); Frankie Negrini, Pompton Lakes (D4); Ian Nelsen, Mount Olive (D1); Peter Dellechiaie, Wayne Hills (D4); Scott MacLean, Dover (D2).

Notes: Drugac (17-1) bumped up to 195 and suffered his first loss -- 7-4 to Lenape Valley's Sam Palumbo, ranked below. Drugac pinned Chak (15-4) and Mafaro (14-4) this season. Brown (18-4), who recently dropped to 182, beat Pico, 6-3.


1. Sr. Patrick Daly, Pequannock (D4)
2. Sr. Dean Drugac, Morris Knolls (D2)
3. Jr. Joseph Soreco, DePaul (D4)
4. Jr. Drew Horun, Phillipsburg (D1)
5. Sr. Sam Palumbo, Lenape Valley (D2)

Others to watch: Kevin Lewis, High Point (D3); Jacob Tareky, Wayne Valley (D4); Kurt Nemeth, Warren Hills (D1); Andrew Nieves, Pope John (D3).

Notes: Daly (14-1), the Region 1 champion at this weight last season, beat LoCascio (14-2), who bumped from 182, 3-2. On Monday, Daly beat Palumbo, 1-0. Palumbo (20-2) scored a 7-4 victory over Luke Drugac, a Region 1 third-place finisher, on Friday. Dean Drugac (17-0), also third in Region 1 last season, earned a 14-8 win over Lenape Valley's Ralph Hall, a Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex runner-up, at 220. Soreco (18-4) has reeled off 11 straight wins since Powerade.


1. Sr. Scott Lavelle, DePaul (D4)
2. Jr. Robert Melise, Phillipsburg (D1)
3. Sr. Adam Schlereth, Newton (D3)
4. Jr. Zach Herbert, Sparta (D3)
5. So. Liridon Leka, Montville (D2)

Others to watch: Ralph Hall, Lenape Valley (D2); Drew Flynn, Pompton Lakes (D4); Matthew Sportelli, Wayne Hills (D4); Todd Eckert, Roxbury (D2); Jacob Foukas, Pequannock (D4); Nick Trani, Wayne Valley (D4); Cole Benfatti, Jefferson (D3); Brody Oberly, Warren Hills (D1); Cliff Rutter, High Point (D3).

Notes: Schlereth, who was at DePaul the last two seasons, returned to action after his 30-day sit due to transfer rules and enters at No. 3 after decking Vernon's Mike Alvarez. Herbert beat former No. 3 Leka, 2-0, on Friday. Herbert (13-3) and Robbie Gennat (17-5) at 285, both weigh in at 220, but Herbert will likely be here for the postseason. Herbert gets the nod over Hall, who was pinned by Leka on Dec. 29.


1. Sr. Kyle Nothnagel, Phillipsburg (D1)
2. Jr. Parker Fox, Montville (D2)
3. So. Robbie Gennat, Sparta (D3)
4. Sr. Avery Sheruda, Jefferson (D3)
5. Sr. Rich Fritzky, Lenape Valley (D2)

Others to watch: Alex Kaltenhauser, West Morris (D1); Tyler Pittenger, Newton (D3); Taylan Zafis, Warren Hills (D1); Daniel Colabella, Mount Olive (D1); Shane Beston, Morris Knolls (D2); Nick Sanders, Pompton Lakes (D4); Zack Sieb, Morris Catholic (D2); Eric Lindstrom, West Milford (D4); Jake Pluta, Wayne Valley (D4); Joe Leszczynkski, Pequannock (D4).

Notes: Fox beat Gennat, 1-0, on Friday, so they stay 2-3. The No. 5 spot is a quandary as Fritzky dropped an 11-9 decision to Colabella after a 9-7 win in sudden victory over Hackettstown's Joe Andes earlier last week. Colabella has losses to Zafis and Kaltenhauser this season. Going by the overall body of work, Fritzky stays put for another week. Sanders may be knocking on the door.