High Point wins tourney championship

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  • Newton's JoJo Lotruglio is on top of High Point's Devin Flannery in the 126 lbs match. Flannery beat Lotruglio by major decision 10-2.

  • Newton's Wyatt McCarthy has got High Point's P.J. Soldano in a tight grip in the 160 lbs match. McCarthy beat Soldano by major decision 17-4.

  • The High Point Wildcats pose with the Sectional Champion plaque they earned by defeating the Newton Braves.

  • High Point's Josh Gervey is on top of Newton's Matt Rosa in the 132 lbs match. Rosa beat Gervey by decision 6-3.

  • Newton's Ryan Kaiser is pushed back by High Point's Sean Van Wingerden in the 195 pounds wrestling match. Kaiser won by sudden victory 7-5.

  • Newton's Luke Fischer maneuvers on top of High Point's Shawn VonHollen in the 220 lbs match. Fischer pinned Vonhollen for the win.

  • High Point's Alex Buchwald lifts Newton's Trevor Aughenbaugh into the air in the 152 lbs match. Buchwald defeated Aughenbaugh by decision 6-1.

  • Newton's Nathan Fitt dumps High Point's Clayton Utter on his head in the 106 lbs match. Fitt beat Utter by decision 7-6.

  • High Point's Brian Soldano holds down Newton's Nick Brigante in the 170 lbs match. Soldano defeated Brigante by pin.

High Point 35, Newton 25

106: Nathan Fitt (N) def. Clayton Utter, 7-6
113: Devon Liebl (HP) def. Danny Cleary, 10-2
120: Nick Douma (HP) def. Nick Costa, 5-1
126: Devin Flannery (HP) def. JoJO Lotruglio, 10-2
132: Matt Rosa (N) def. Josh Gervey, 6-3
145: Brandon LaRue (HP) def. Michael Freda, 7-4
152: Alex Buchwald (HP) def. Trevor Aughenbaugh, 6-1
160: Wyatt McCarthy (N) def. P.J. Soldano, 17-4
170: Brian Soldano (HP) pin, Nick Brigante, 2:53
182: Matt Somers (N) pinned Troy Tiger, 1:12
195: Ryan Kaiser (N) def. Sean Van Wingerdon, 7-5, OT
220: Luck Fischer (N) pinned Shawn VonHollen, 2:26
285: Justin Klass (HP) pinned Isaiah Wilkins, 3:24

High Point Regional High School defeated Newton High School in varsity wrestling on Friday, Feb. 8, 35-25, in the final round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament,North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2.

— Photos by George Leroy Hunter

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