Knights look to stay atop Continental
NP aims for fourth straight conference title
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.