Knights look to stay atop Con­ti­nen­tal

NP aims for fourth straight con­fer­ence ti­tle

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Mike Cabrey [email protected]­tu­ry­media.com @mp­cabrey on Twit­ter

The North Penn wrestling team has ruled the Sub­ur­ban One League Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence the past three sea­sons. But this year’s SOL re­align­ment will make a four-peat an even tougher task for the Knights as two-time de­fend­ing SOL Amer­i­can champ Quak­er­town is back in the Con­ti­nen­tal.

“A team goal ev­ery year is to win our league cham­pi­onship,” North Penn coach Robert Shettsline said. “This won’t be easy es­pe­cially with Quak­er­town now back in our league. We also want to com­pete at district du­als and qual­ify mul­ti­ple wrestlers for the state cham­pi­onship tour­na­ment.”

North Penn has not dropped a con­fer­ence dual meet the past three sea­sons — a run of 19 straight wins — while Quak­er­town, who re has racked up 19 straight dual vic­to­ries since los­ing a Con­ti­nen­tal matchup with Pennridge in 2016. NP and the Pan­thers meet Jan. 16 at Quak­er­town.

The Knights have a new group of heavy­weights but are strong in the light and mid­dle weights, re­turn­ing Blooms­burg com­mit Pa­trick O’Neill, the se­nior tak­ing sev­enth at 160 pound in his first trip to the PIAA Cham­pi­onships last sea­son.

Soud­er­ton and Pennridge will see if they can push into the SOL

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North Penn’s Pa­trick O’Neill in ac­tion dur­ing last sea­son’s PIAA Class 3A South East Re­gional.

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