Two weeks of YAIAA wrestling are in the books, and while preseason favorites Bermudian Springs and South Western continue to thrive, a team that hasn’t contended for a division title in a number of years looks poised to attack.
That team? It would be Red Lion. The Lions knocked off New Oxford 38-20 on Thursday, leading 35-11 heading into the final three matches. The Lions will head to South Western January 13th and then to Spring Grove two days later in a pair of matches that could determine the Division I Championship, a crown the Lions haven’t held since 2008-2009.
Spring Grove, despite graduating a ton is 2-0 early on in Division I and will certainly have a say in the title.
Even wilder is the likely upcoming scenario in Division II. Dover leads early on at 2-0, but Kennard-Dale and West York are right behind at 1-0 apiece. Of the three, West York is the only team that has won a YAIAA Division title. Dover captured a league title back in 1983-84, in what was known as the YCIAA. Kennard-Dale has never won a division title.
If you want to mark some dates on your calendar, Kennard-Dale will host West York on Jan. 13th and then will travel to Dover two days later. West York will then host Dover then on Jan. 20th.
Division III has given us some interesting races so far. Delone Catholic is on top with a 2-0 division record and 6-1 overall mark. Bermudian Springs and Biglerville are each 1-0 in division.
Looking ahead, the Squires will travel to Eagle country on Jan. 8th. The following week on the 13th, the Squires will host Biglerville in what will surely be a loud gymnasium. Bermudian Springs will host Biglerville in each of their final division matches of the season (postponements not withstanding) on Jan. 22nd.
Without further ado, let’s jump into this weeks power rankings:
1. South Western (LW: 1): The Mustangs keep the top spot because they haven’t done anything to lose that spot- proven with victories over New Oxford and Kennard-Dale are not to be taken lightly. Two Mustangs, Seth Janney and Owen Wherley, recently took home fifth-place finishes at the prestigious King of the Mountain tournament. Teammate Derek Wilson added an eighth-place finish at the same event. South Western will be out of action until the Cumberland Valley Duals on Jan. 3rd, which can be seen on GameTimePA.com. Continue reading “York-Adams Wrestle Weekly: Shuffling the Power Rankings” »