Wrestling Team Knocks Off Undefeated Spartans

On Wednesday night, the Wrestling team hosted the Garden Spot Spartans in a crucial Section 2 matchup. The Spartans entered the match first place in the section, undefeated with a record of 5-0. The Pioneers, who have dealt with injury issues all season long, entered with a 3-1 record. 

Zac Shelley in Match vs Ephrata, 2020 (Logan Thompson)

In the 120 weight class, Connor Erb held Diego Portales off for 6 minutes, making the Pioneer lead insurmountable to clinch the win for the Pioneers. The final score was Garden Spot 27, Lampeter-Strasburg 36. While the Spartans are still in the Section lead, their defeat keeps Elizabethtown and L-S alive in the race for the title. Next up for the Spartans is a trip to Lebanon Monday night to take on the Cedars. Due to cancellations, the Pioneers have to wait until February 9th to take the mat against the Ephrata Mountaineers.  


145: Alex Cardwell pins Brice Brady (GS 0, LS 6)
152: Owen Witmer pins Jayden Redcay/Gabriel Mattox (GS 0, LS 12)
160: Joel Bitler pins Josh Martin (GS 0, LS 18)
172: Francis Ferrarelli defeats Liam Fiester via Decision (GS 3, LS 18)
189: Unknown Pioneer pins Tyler Hurst (GS 3, LS 24)
215: Parker Owens pins Mason Musser (GS 3, LS 30)
285: Dustin Swanson defeats Zac Shelley via Decision (GS 6, LS 30)
106: Adam Hahn pins Elijah Myers (GS 12, LS 30)
113: Austin Reiff pins Matt Casey (GS 12, LS 36)
120: Diego Portales defeats Connor Erb via Decision (GS 15, LS 36)
126: Mason Casey pins Logan Erb (GS 21, LS 36)
132: Colin Howe defeats Arik Harnish via Decision (GS 24, LS 36)
138: Jeremy Schilling defeats Josh Heisey via Decision (GS 27, LS 36)

By Logan Moyer, LS News reporter

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