Fisher takes gold, Knights win team title
Winning is the only option for Alex Price.
“Honestly, I felt what’s it was like to lose. And right now it’s just intolerable to me,” the North Penn junior said. “I just want to win so bad.”
Price got what he wanted Saturday at the District lne Class AAA East Wrestling Tournament at Hatboro- Horsham, earning a trio of pinfall victories, the last in 1: 18 over Pennsbury’s Ernest Tessein to claim the district title at 182 pounds.
“Last year, my season was cut short. But I was determined this year that nothing (will) be in my way,” Price said. “I need to work to overcome everything in my way. And that’s exactly what I’m doing.”
Fellow Knight Jeff oeimel also won gold, the junior winning at 152 pounds as North Penn claimed the tournament’s team title with 91 points.
“Honestly, I love it, to win it for (coach oobert Shettsline, assistant coach Zac) Fryling and all them,” Price said. “Just to win it for our school. This year, all my seniors, we’re just all best friends.”
Pennsbury took second with 74 points, while Council oock South was third with 73.5. Pennridge used first- place finishes by junior Scott Parker ( 113) and Ben ooss ( 120) to come in fourth with 69.5 points.
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North Penn has an area- best four heading to regionals, while Pennridge is sending three. oiley Barth is CB West’s lone qualifier after finishing second at 145, while Souderton did not have a wrestler advance out of districts.
William Tennent’s Andrew san Buskirk was named the tournament’s Most lutstanding Wrestler after winning the title at 285.
Parker, who took fourth last year at states at 103, earned his first district gold of his career, as he held off Council oock South’s Dan Martoccio to earn a 2- 0 decision in the 113 final.
“We’ve always had tight matches,” said Parker of Martoccio. “I got up to my feet a lot. I was maybe kind of hoping for a stalling call at some point – I never got it. I mean, I just wrestled smart on bottom, he was coming hard with the cradle.”
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“Every time I go out there, I going to try and pin someone,” ooss said. “I don’t feel successful if I just go out try and win by points.”
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“I’m just getting better, hitting new moves, trying new stuff,” he said. “Just wrestling myself, not getting too cocky, just staying normal.”
Also for North Penn, Joey l’Brien came in second in 132 after dropping a 5-2 decision to Francesco Fabozzi of Central Bucks East, while Matt oobinson placed third at 145 by pinning Co South’s Lucas Martoccio in 1:56.
Barth took second at 145 after losing 8-1 to oyan l’Connor of Neshaminy.
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Shipp, meanwhile, lost the 195 championship semi to Marc Isaac of William Tennent 4-1, then lost to Mitchell Bain of Central Bucks South in the consolation semis by a 2-1 decision.
Souderton junior oicky voung, who won the Suburban lne League Continental Conference title at 285 last Saturday, did not wrestle.
North Penn’s Matt Robinson controls Council Rock South’s Lucas Martoccio in their 145-pound match during the District One Class AAA East Tournament at Hatboro-Horsham on Saturday.