Six Dallas wrestlers were awarded medals following the District 2 Class AA championships. John Hettes took home gold at 130 pounds.
The other Mountaineer wrestlers earning hardware were John McCue, fifth at 215; Josh Anderson, sixth at 160; Brian Goeringer, third at 171; Alan Pugh, fifth at heavyweight; and Joey Hayes, third at 112.
Lake-Lehman’s Tim Sayre was the only Class AA wrestler form the Wyoming Valley Conference to earn a medal at the state championships in Hershey.
Sayre placed fourth in the 135-pound bracket by winning three of five bouts during the three-day tournament. Sayre’s career ended in a 16-1 technical fall to North Schuylkill’s Chris Edwards.
The Dallas boys basketball team, after taking down Honesdale in the semifinals, fell to Nanticoke, 71-55, in the finals of the District 2 Class AAA championships.
Joe Darling led Dallas with 21 points, while Mark Farrell had 13 and Steve Wilson had 11. Despite the loss, Dallas went on to play in the PIAA championships.
Lake-Lehman sent three wrestlers to the PIAA Championships in Hershey hoping to being back the first state title to the Back Mountain.
All three wrestlers lost in the preliminaries and quarterfinals. Steve Klemunes (112) won his prelim bout 10-5 to advance to the quarters. There, he fell to Rocky Grove’s Ernie Shortz. At 119, Doug Agnew lost to Bald Eagle’s Mark Williams, 6-4, in the preliminaries. Jacke Zaleskas (126) dropped a 3-1 decision in the prelims to Randy Brasco of Jeanette.
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