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Falcon wrestlers beat NL, fall to Palmerton

The Falcon wrestling team posted a win and a loss over the past week with a 48-18 win at Northern Lehigh followed the next night by a 36-31 loss at Palmerton.

Salisbury (3-4 overall, 2-4 Colonial) won eight of the 11 matches against Northern Lehigh (0-14, 0-7) to take a 48-18 win over the Bulldogs recently. John Samy (133 pounds), Mason Holva (145), Nathaniel Tone (152), Toby Linn (172), Jakub Gloc (189), and Mitchell Miller (285) all picked up wins on falls in their matches. Jacob Watson (160) and Sam Krauss (215) picked up wins by forfeit in their weight classes.

Krauss also picked up a win by forfeit in the match against Palmerton (3-9, 2-4), as did Linn, Gloc, and Miller. Samy recorded a major decision when he downed the Blue Bombers’ Aidan Ortiz 9-0 and Watson won his match by a 5-1 score.

The team also competed in the Matness at the MACC recently and placed third in the team competition behind first place Montgomery and second place Danville. Samy and Gloc both went 4-0 with all Gloc’s wins and three of Samy’s victories coming by fall. Miller finished the meet 3-1, while Krauss went 2-1 and Jaxon McGuckin went 2-2 in the 114-pound weight class.

Salisbury returns to Colonial League action against Notre Dame Green Pond tonight before competing in the Coal Cracker Invitational this weekend at Lehighton High School. The Falcons have home matches against Panther Valley on Monday and Senior Night against Southern Lehigh next Wednesday.

PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Salisbury's Jacob Watson battles a Pen Argyl opponent during a recent match.
PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Salisbury's Mason Holva, seen here battling a Pen Argyl opponent, was one of six Falcons to win by fall in last week's win over Northern Lehigh.
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