Mat Rats update

Dan Rackliffe at 76 pounds and Cliff Ruggiero at 122 pounds pinned both of their opponents as Brick Recreation Mat Rats I swept Bayshore Youth Athletic Association I, 53- 39, and Hazlet, 70-24, in recent Jersey Shore Junior League action.

Kyle Marino (72 pounds) scored a pin and a major decision, and Brian Alexander (56), Jon Ghione (68), Jack Baker (80), Rob Ruggiero (130), Nick Costa (150) and heavyweight Nick Zbranak each included a pin in two wins. Christian Caselli (100) won by a technical fall and a decision in his two matches as Mat Rats I stretched its unbeaten record to 8-0. Joe Ghione (95) decisioned his two opponents.

Mat Rats II split its two matches, beating Hazlet, 51-38, and losing to BYAA I, 67-32, to go to 6-3. Eric Romano (76) pinned both opponents while Kadin Hickman (56) and Logan Sprague (80) each included a pin in two wins. Dean Sherry won his two bouts by a pin and a technical fall. Conner Mulligan (90), Matt Lyon (100) and Ryan Jachim (114) each won by a pair of decisions.

Mat Rats II lost to Ocean, 60-36, and beat Rumson, 78-24, to go to 6-3 as Matt Schleifer pinned both of his opponents.

— Wayne Witkowski