Lake-Lehman wrestlers earn gold

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post | March 2nd, 2016 5:43 pm

By Tom Robinson

For Dallas Post

KINGSTON — By comparison, Bob Lipski’s 11-7 victory over Valley View’s Marc Stine seemed downright dominant.

Lipski claimed a gold medal in the Feb. 26-27 District 2 Wrestling Championships at the Kingston Armory.

Lipski, a junior, had two pins on the first day before the tournament became decidedly more difficult on the second. He got past Hanover Area freshman Owen Davis, 6-2, before improving to 34-10 with the win over Stine in the 138-pound Class AA final.

Lake-Lehman, which finished third in the team standings, led all Class AA schools with six finalists. Once there, the Black Knights split to match team champion Meyers and fourth-place Hanover Area for the lead with three champions each.

Western Wayne did not have a champion, but finished second with the help of leading the way with seven qualifiers for the Class AA Northeast Regional in Williamsport by finishing in the top three in their weight classes.

Tommy Williams was Lake-Lehman’s other champion.

Williams, a senior, improved to 21-13 by winning a technical fall in his only bout of the opening night, then battling through a pair of one-point decisions. He used an escape with 10 seconds left in the 182-pound final to pull out a 5-4 decision over Scranton Prep’s Ivan Balavage, younger brother of two-time district champion and returning state qualifier Thor Balavage.

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