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High School Defeats Solanco Using Bonus Point Victories

Riding on the momentum set by the dominant win the middle school had last night, the high school team followed suit pulling out the 41-30 win over the Golden Mules.

The night started off on a high note when senior Juan Colon (160) made his senior year varsity debut with a pin in the first period. Colon took his opponent down off a low single shot, then through on a three-quarter nelson on his opponent, securing the fall in 1:17.

""I felt good" the senior commented after the match, "I wanted to go get that pin. Set the tone so then Kevin could go do his thing."

Kevin Olavarria (172) did indeed "do his thing." The sophomore used his myriad of attacks both from neutral and on top to secure the 18-4 major decision.

Bonus points were the theme of the night for the Streaks. Senior Michael O'Hara (215) made it look easy in his match. After an ankle pick that would make John Smith nod in approval, Mike pinned his opponent in just 1:03.

Tyrese Washington (285) is going to be an issue for the heavyweights of the state. The senior looked strong, fast, and ready to make a name for himself. He finished off his opponent with a pin at 4:51.

Louis Malave (113) continues to carry the torch for Township's strong light weights. Malave put on a brutal clinic on top, wrenching his opponent over with a series of power halves and earning the fall at 3:55.

Kamdyn Williams (126) continued the bonus point train with a 10-0 victory. Williams was eager all match for a big throw. He hit multiple inside trips and lateral drops on his way to the shutout.

At 132 pounds senior Josh Hillard looks like he's hungry for a deep run in Hershey. "Hilly" as he's called by his team, was all over his opponent last night. Hilly never took the gas off the pedal, and eventually hit a great knee tap under hook and earned the fall at 3:01.

The match of the night was at 138 pounds when senior Aliazer Alicea clashed with long time foe Jared Fulton. Alicea proved to be the better wrestler once again, winning 4-2. Alicea used a slick duck under to a leg attack to secure a takedown in the first period. He then won the upper body battle in the waning seconds of the third period to secure the go ahead takedown.

The high school team heads over to Penn Manor this weekend on Friday and Saturday to compete in their first individual tournament of the year. Please come support the team if you're in the area!

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Great job Township!

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