Wrestling: Elco beats Catholic 42-34

Section Three wrestling saw a close one. Elco winning 42-34.

Pre-Season rankings:

Pa Power has become one go-to source for ranking wrestlers statewide, and the Lancaster-Lebanon League gets its share of recognition in the preseason rankings.

A total of 29 wrestlers — 22 in Class 3A and seven in Class 2A — are listed among the statewide top 25.

Manheim Township leads the local Class 3A pack with five ranked wrestlers, topped by freshman Kaedyn Williams, who is No. 2 at 106. His twin brother, Kamdyn, is No. 9 at 113; sophomores Josh Hillard (120) and Aliazar Alicea (126) are No. 18 and No. 11, respectively, with senior Cade Clancy at No. 14 at 172.

Solanco placed four in the initial rankings: senior Dom Flatt, is No. 4 at 106; sophomore Jared Fulton, is No. 22 at 126; senior Jackson Houghton is No. 15 at 132; and senior Ronnie Fulton is No. 23 at 145.

A trio of Lampeter-Strasburg seniors made the list: Arik Harnish is No. 4 at 132; Bradey Cunningham is No. 21 at 160; and Zac Shelley is No. 21 at 285.

Garden Spot, Octorara and Penn Manor each landed two on the list: Senior Dustin Swanson, a returning PIAA medalist for the Spartans, in at No. 4 at 285, while Garden Spot senior Mason Casey is at No. 12 at 132.

For Octorara, senior Braedon Amole is at No. 19 at 145, while Braves’ junior Michael Trainor is at No. 13 at 152.

The Penn Manor senior duo of Dylan Coleman (160) and Colt Barley (172) are at No. 11 and No. 12, respectively.

Rounding out the Class 3A group are Lebanon sophomore Griffin Gonzalez, who is No. 13 at 132; Hempfield junior Raegan Lefevre is No. 20 at 138; McCaskey’s Andrew Vogelbacher, a senior, is at No. 14 at 189; and Donegal senior Garrett Blake is No. 14 at 215.

Pequea Valley has three wrestlers in the initial state Class 2A rankings: Junior Liam McGinley is No. 20 at 120; senior Jace Beegle is No. 14 at 132; and senior Nate Miller is No. 10 at 285.

Northern Lebanon sophomore Owen Lehman is No. 2 at 106, and he’s joined by sophomore teammate Conor Leonard, who is No. 24 at 152.

A pair of Lancaster Catholic wrestlers break into the top 25 with Eric Howe at No. 14 at 120, and Caden Droege, who is No. 22 at 145.