The story as it appeared that day.
The Sunday Independent
- March 1,
- Meet Saturday
- The first interscholastic tournament ever held in
Wyoming Valley will be staged next Saturday night at Kingston
High School. It will be conducted under P. I. A. A. auspices
with the intention next year of running the meets in a manner
similar to the basketball series, finally producing state
Arnold Kraft of Plains High,
chairman of the tournament, stated yesterday that complete
teams, ready to compete in all of the nine weight classes, will
be entered by the high schools of Kingston, Forty Fort,
Wilkes-Barre Township and Plains. If permission of city
authorities is secured, wrestlers also will enter from Meyers
and G. A. R.
First eliminations will be
held Saturday afternoon, starting at 1 oclock, with admission
price set at 15c. The finals will start in the evening at 7,
with prices at 25c and 50c.
- March 8,
Kingston Matmen Triumph
West Siders Take District No. 2
Wrestlers Of Plains And Forty Fort
EARN 47 POINTS
P.I.A.A. Champions Capture Eight
Of Final Bouts To
Insure Victory In Meet
GOOD SEASON RECORDS
- Kingston High School matmen won the District No. 2
P.I.A.A. wrestling championship last night at their own gym
before a fair size crowd by a margin of 23 points. Three
schools participated, Kingston rolling up 47 points, Plains 24
and Forty Fort 16. The champions won eight of the nine final
bouts to clinch the title and Forty Fort took the other.
The eliminations were held in
the afternoon. each school had one man in each weight class
and, as only three schools were entered, byes were the order.
Kingston was fortunate here, drawing five byes while Forty Fort
got the other two. The entire Plains team took part in the
eliminations and four of the seven came through with victories.
In the afternnon matches, one point was awared for a fall and
none for a decision. Kingston's two participants won their
bouts by falls, giving them two points while Plains took two
bouts by fall and two by decision to give them two points.
Forty Fort won one match by a fall to earn one point.
- Kingston Wins
- In the finals, conducted in the evening, six
points were awarded for a fall, five for a decision, three for
second place and one for third place. Kingston's entire team
took part in the finals, winning six bouts on decision and two
by fall. Bob Lewis Forty Fort, kept his record for the season
intact as he threw McNeil, after a hard struggle. Lewis'
victory gave him a clean slate for three years wrestling. In
that time he won 14 bouts.
The bout between Goff,
Kingston, and Angell, Plains, was a tough one but the township
boy, after getting off to a good start, fell victim to a double
bar arm hold which proved his downfall. Captain George Hooper,
Kingston, avenged his defeat of last week when he took a
decision from Gibbs, Forty Fort, after a close bout.
- Good Records
- Kingston closed its season with eight victories
out of nine dual meets while Plains won nine out of ten duals.
Each team won over the other during the year, Kingston taking
the first and Plains the second. Forty Fort broke even in its
meets during the season.
Coach A. E. Hock's eight
district champions set a near perfect record for the season as
they won 51 of the 55 bouts in which they took part. Individual
records are: Edgar won nine straight, Kuchinakas won nine out
of ten, Goff won four out of five, Hooper won nine out of ten,
Kruchunas won three straight, Turtak won six straight, Victor
won eight out of nine and Simon won three straight.
Sito, Plains, had a good
record as he won 10 out of 12 bouts, losing only to Victor,
Kingston. Both boys put on a good show again last night, with
Victor getting the nod after two overtime periods.
- The summeries:
115 - Klemich, Plains, threw Walters, Forty Fort, 4:09
(with hammerlock and half nelson)
125 - Levio Grilli, Plains, took decision from Alexander Forty
Fort, with time advantage of 4:21
135 - Johnny Sito, Plains, threw Jackson, Forty Fort, 5:03
(using a bar arm and half nelson)
145 - Angelli, Plains, took decision from Ales, Forty Fort,
with time advantage of, 3:46
155 - Paul McNeil, Kingston, threw Tarsan, Plains, 3:16 (with
half nelson and bar arm)
165 - George Simon , Kingston threw Manichini, Plains, 5:40
(with half nelson and bar arm)
180 - Gibbs, Forty Fort, threw Paul Kluk, Plains, 2:26 (with
chancery and body sissors)
.......(all other recieved byes)
- 1936 DISTRICT 2 CHAMPIONSHIP
..95 - John Krichunas, Kingston by referee's dec over Jim
Wildes, Plains in 2 overtime periods
105 - Edward Turtak , Kingston threw Dominick, Plains, 7:23
(with a cradle hold)
115 - Gilbert Edgar , Kingston took dec from Klemich, Plains,
with time advantage of 3:25
125 - Edward Kuchinskas , Kingston took dec from Levio
Grilli, Plains, with time advantage of 2:08
135 - Andy Victor , Kingston by referee's dec over Johnny Sito,
Plains, in 2 overtime periods
145 - Robert Goff , Kingston threw Angell, Plains, with double
bar arm in 6:28
155 - Robert Lewis, Forty Fort threw Paul McNeil, Kingston,
5:44 (with half nelson and bar arm)
165 - George Simon , Kingston took dec from Phipps, Forty Fort,
with time advantage of 5:41
180 - George Hooper , Kingston took dec from Gibbs, Forty Fort,
with time advantage of 6:01
Referee: E. S. "Red" Jenhess
Timer: Christian Baiz
Team Champions: Kingston 47 points coached by A. E.
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