JSZ’s team of MMJ’s continues to hit the mats all across the state. Tonight we have highlights from a top 10 showdown, two of the CVC’s best, an NJAC divisional battle and a tussle on the Shore. Enjoy the action!
North Hunterdon 32 Phillipsburg 23
A top 10 matchup between two Skyland Conference teams, #4 North Hunterdon downed #9 Phillipsburg for their third straight win over the Stateliners. The Lions trailed for the majority of the match until heavyweight Liam Akers pinned Jordan Kiley and North Hunterdon closed out the match with two majors from Logan Wadle and Ben Makaritis. James Holder also won by pin for North Hunterdon at 170 while Matt Donofrio earned a pin for Phillipsburg at 170.
JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Annandale:
Raritan 45 Red Bank Catholic 27
The Rockets had three pins and two early forfeits to race out to a lead and hang on against a Caseys team that won six matches. Robert Mulligan escaped a pin in the first period at 160 pounds and came from behind for an impressive 11-7 win over Christian Ungemah and Nicholas Burns closed out the match at 220 pounds with a beautiful lateral drop to earn a pin. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights from Hazlet:
Robbinsville 51 Hightstown 24
In a battle of the Colonial Valley Conference’s last unbeaten teams, Robbinsville (4-0) defeated Hightstown (3-1) 51-24. The Ravens began the match with back to back pins from R.J. Strandling (170) and Nick Migliaccio (180) to go ahead 6-0 early. Hightstown capitalizing on forfeits cut the lead to 15-12, but that is as close as the matchup would get as Robbinsville finished with seven pins.
JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Robbinsville:
Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown and Robbinsville coverage.
Hanover Park 60 Kinnelon 18
Rutgers commit and reigning 132-pound state champion Joey Olivieri led a pin parade for his Hanover Park Hornets in their rousing win over Kinnelon in NJAC Liberty Division action. Olivieri, Marty Zoet and Charlie Santoro all collected pins – while the Hornets gathered up forfeit wins in six additional bouts – to lock up a 3-0 start in the early season. Evan Mougalian, Kinnelon’s reigning 106-pound state champion, won by pinfall at 126 pounds.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from East Hanover: