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Sunday, March 5, 1939

District Scholastic Mat Tourney Starts at Forty Fort on Friday
About 85 boys will enter the District 2, P.I.A.A., wrestling championships which start next Friday evening in the Forty Fort High School gym. Schools entering representatives will be G.A.R., Plains, Kingston, Forty Fort and Wyoming Seminary Reserves. Each school may enter two boys in each weight class. Medals will be awarded to the first and second place winners in each division.
The preliminaries will start at 7 Friday evening, the semi-finals at 2 Saturday afternoon and the finals at 7:30 Saturday evening. Trophies for first and second place teams in the Wyoming Valley Interscholastic Conference will be awarded Saturday night. Five officials have been approved for the meet: Frank Walp, Arthur Kuchinskas, Robert Rosser, Thomas F. Burke and Robert Love. Joe McCracken and Arnold Kraft are Co-Chairman
of the tourney and Edward H. Miles will have charge of business details.
Tuesday is the last day for entries. Drawings will be made at a meetig Wednesday evening at 7:30 at Forty Fort High School.

Friday's Preliminaries
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Sunday, March 12, 1939

Kingston and Forty Fort Matmen Capture Honors in District Meet

Kingston High School walked off with five first place and six seconds to take first honors at District 2, P.I.A.A., wrestling meet held Friday and yesterday at Forty Fort High School.
Forty Fort had four first place winners with Wyoming Seminary Reserves capturing the other. Plains' wrestlers captured three second places and Wyoming High one. G.A.R. failed to place any men.
Bach, 95-pounder and Waters, 145-pounds, both
Forty Fort boys, retained their titles. Cavanaugh of Kingston, 155-pound champion last year, won the 65-pound division title last night. Don Stevick , Kingston, who was the 95-pound titleholder in 1937, took 115-pound honors.
The biggest upset of the evening saw Ed Kulasowski , Kingston, hand James Riechert, Wyoming High heavyweight, his first defeat of the season.
Winners will go to Penn State for the state championships next Saturday. Brenner, who placed second in the 125-pound division, will represented the district since J. Davies of Wyoming Sem, the winner, will not be eligible.

1939 DISTRICT 2 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
..85 - Ken Ryman , Forty Fort threw Geibas, Plains
..95 - Robert Bach, Forty Fort
* dec R. Stevck, Kingston
105 - Robert Kolezar , Kingston dec Ninotti, Plains
115 - Don Stevick , Kingston threw Armstrong, Kingston
125 - * J. Davies,Wyoming Seminary Reserve dec Tom Brenner , Kingston
135 - Thomas Jennings , Kingston (State Champ) dec Dillon, Kingston
145 - Thomas Waters, (so) Forty Fort (2 X State Champ) dec Zekauskas, Kingston
155 - Allen Yocum , Kingston dec Mancia, Plains
165 - Edward Cavanaugh, Forty Fort dec Wisniewski, Kingston
185 - Ed Kulasowski , Kingston threw James Riechert, (Wyoming High School)
* Brenner, who placed second, represented the district since J. Davies of Wyoming Sem, the winner, was not eligible.

Semi-Final Matches
..85 - Ken Ryman , Forty Fort threw Grogan, Kingston
..85 - Geibas, Plains, threw Davis, Forty Fort
..95 - R.
Stevck, Kingston dec Thomas, Forty Fort
..95 - Robert Bach, Forty Fort, threw Walowski, Plains
105 - Robert Kolezar , Kingston dec Davies,Wyoming Sem.
105 -
Ninotti, Plains dec Yenner, Kingston
115 - Armstrong,
Kingston dec Clark, Wyoming Sem.
115 - Don Stevick , Kingston dec B. Grossman, Plains
125 - J. Davies,Wyoming Sem. dec Schappert, GAR
125 - Tom Brenner , Kingston dec Serra, Forty Fort
135 -
Dillon, Kingston dec Wildes, Plains
135 - Thomas Jennings , Kingston dec Keil, Plains
145 - Thomas Waters, (so) Forty Fort threw Alichnie, Kingston
145 -
Zekauskas, Kingston dec Farley, Wyoming Sem.
155 - Mancia, Plains dec Blackman, Plains
155 - Allen Yocum , Kingston dec Crosswell, Forty Fort
165 - Edward Cavanaugh, Forty Fort threw Jones, Kingston
165 - Wisniewski, Kingston threw Traxler, Wyoming Sem.
185 - Ed Kulasowski , Kingston threw Pollock, Wyoming Sem.
185 - James Riechert, Wyoming High, threw Walsh, Plains
Team Champions: Kingston
Officials
- Frank Walp, Arthur Kuchinskas, Robert Rosser, Thomas F. Burke and Robert Love
Co-Chairman - Arnold Kraft and Joe McCracken
Chief Clerk - John Mangan
Assistant Clerk - Arnott Jones
Timers - Prof. Sampson and Walter Boyle
Announcer - Chapman
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2 VALLEY BOYS WIN MAT TITLES
Jennings, Kingston, And Waters, Forty Fort, Triumph
State College, March 18, 1939
Two Luzerne county boys won their final class matches at the two-day PIAA wrestling finals.
Tom Jennings, Kingston, decisioned Victor Jamison, Upper Darby, in extra periods, in the 135-pound class, and Tom Waters of Forty Fort decisioned Theodore Serafin, Trafford, in the 145-pound bracket.
George Custer, Canonsburg, 105-pound winner, was the only champion of last year to repeat, winning over Robert Kolezar , Kingston, in the 125-pound group. Andrew Puchaney, Canonsburg, decisioned Roland Schandle of Shamokin. Last year Schandle took Puchaney in the 115-pound class.
 

Friday results


Preliminaries

..95 - Robert Bach, Forty Fort dec Jim Heil, Bethlehem


Quarter-finals
..85 - Raymond Murdock, Waynensburg pinned Ken Ryman , Forty Fort
..95 - Robert Bach, Forty Fort dec Tom Granahan, Erie Acadamy
105 - Robert Kolezar, Kingston dec Tom Marshall, Bethlehem
115 - *Vincent Detore Greensburg, dec Don Stevick , Kingston
125 - Roland Schandle, Shamokin dec Tom Brenner , Kingston
135 - Thomas Jennings, Kingston dec Bill piper, Blairsville
145 - Thomas Waters, (so) Forty Fort dec Richard King, Grove City
155 - John Abraham, Greensburg dec Allen Yocum, Kingston
165 - Thomas Golden pottsville dec Edward Cavanaugh, Forty Fort
185 - Ed Kulasowski, Kingston dec Tony Mazza, Canonsburg
* Replaced William Stanley

Semi-finals
..95 - Robert Bach, Forty Fort dec Ken Magee, DuBois
105 - Robert Kolezar, Kingston dec Annunzio Massino, Upper Merion
135 - Thomas Jennings, Kingston dec Glen Strickler, Manheim
145 - Thomas Waters, (so) Forty Fort dec William Witmeyer, Manheim
185 - John Bernardo, DuBois pinned Ed Kulasowski, Kingston, 5:59

Finals
135 - Thomas Jennings, Kingston dec Vic Jamison, Upper Merion
145 - Thomas Waters, (so) Forty Fort dec Ted Serafin, Trafford, overtime