NEHS wrestlers dominate St. Rose as regular season action begins

By: Kyle Moylan
   While New Egypt High School wrestling coach Adam Angelozzi noted the toughest challenges are still ahead, it doesn’t change the fact his team has met the ones they have been faced with already.
   After two successful tournaments, New Egypt got the regular season going. In the opener this past Saturday, New Egypt defeated St. Rose, 66-11.
   "I was sure we’d win, but I didn’t think we’d win by as much as we did," Angelozzi said. "The team wrestled really well. I wasn’t expecting to see a match like that because we were missing our guy at 145 and had a first-year wrestler at 189."
   Nick Markee won by forfeit at heavyweight and both teams forfeited the 103-weight slot. New Egypt was defeated at 130 and 145. New Egypt won the other weight classes by pin.
   Craig Morton (112), Jim Morton (119), Mike Schmidt (125), Chris Springer (135), Dan Murray (140), Skeeter Cook (152), Lee Hopkins (160), Johnny Law (171) and Martin Morfin (215) all won by pin for New Egypt.
   "I have a good group of seniors that have been team leaders, but we are still untested right now," Angelozzi said. "I think the first real test will come on Saturday."
   New Egypt will host Moorestown in a 1 p.m. start on Saturday.
   "That’s a big match for us," Angelozzi said. "We upset them last year, so I’m sure they’ll be ready to go this year."

   Pat Pape and Bruce Allen recorded wins, but the Allentown wrestling team was defeated in its regular season opener this past Saturday by Steinert, 58-9.
   Pape opened at 112 pounds with a 9-2 decision over Taylor Sapudar. After losses in the next eight matches, Allen recorded a pin for Allentown at 171 pounds over Mike Brescio at the 1:50 mark.
   Allentown was hurt by the fact it had to forfeit three weights, but it was fairly competitive in the matches that were held. Allentown wrestlers only were pinned four times.
   Allentown was scheduled to be in action last night against Hopewell Valley. Allentown will be at Nottingham for a tri-match on Saturday at 9 a.m. In addition to Nottingham, Allentown will also wrestle against Northern Burlington.