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Mitchell takes top spot at wrestling tourney

Salisbury wrestlers took a couple days over the holiday break to compete in the Neil Turner Memorial Holiday Classic at Conestoga Valley High School. The tournament drew 32 teams from across the state with Salisbury placing 11th as a team. The highlight came when senior Mitchell Miller pinned Ian Scully from Central York High School to win the tournament championship in the 285-pound weight class.

In the two-day tournament, Mitchell went 5-0 with five pins to up his season record to 9-0 with seven of his wins coming by fall. Miller pinned Scully at the 149-pound mark of the match. Early in the tournament, Miller barely had to break a sweat as he won his first three matches in 49, 47, and 46 seconds. The toughest match for Miller came in the championship semifinals when Saba Mushkudiani of Fishburne Military School lasted for 3:04 before being pinned.

The Falcons had three wrestlers – Toby Linn (160 pounds), Jacob Gloc (189 pounds), and Miller - got to the championship quarterfinals.

Linn fell to Coromac Morrissey of LaSalle at the 2:33 mark and Gloc went down at the 2:57 mark to Hershey’s Tristan Bingerman. Miller downed Dave Sudo of Pittston Area to continue advancing.

Gloc wound up with a fifth-place finish at 189 when he pinned mason Zona of Muhlenberg at the 4:12 mark of their match. Linn was eliminated along with Colby Townley (127) and John Samy (133) in the fourth round of consolations.

With the holidays over, Salisbury (2-2 overall, 1-2 Colonial) returns to a normal pace of matches when they host Pen Argyl (1-3, 1-2). On Saturday they will compete in Matness at the MACC at Montgomery High School ahead of meets against Northern Lehigh (0-5, 0-3) and Palmerton (0-3, next week.