Waynesboro boys defeat Northeastern 53-36

The Waynesboro Indians varsity basketball team ran its early-season record to 3-0 o Saturday evening with a 53-36 win against Northeastern in the second game of the Franklin County vs. Everyone Tip-Off Tournament at Chambersburg High School.

Waynesboro led 11-7 after the first quarter and took a 23-19 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The third quarter proved to be the difference in this double-digit victory with the Indians outscoring the York-Adams League Bobcats 21-7 in the period to take a commanding 44-26 lead into the final stanza.

Michael Young helped pace Waynesboro’s offense by scoring 13 points, including a three-point field goal. Ryan Shaffer led the Tribe in scoring with 17 points. Tanyon Shaull finished with 13 points.

On the boards, Shaull grabbed seven rebounds, all on the defensive end. Shaffer had six rebounds and added a team-high five assists.

Waynesboro defeated Warwick 60-56 on Friday in the first night of the two-day tournament.

The Indians return to the road for a game on Tuesday against West Perry in a Mid-Penn Colonial Division contest.

The first home game for the ‘Boro boys is Friday against Northern York, also a league game.


Waynesboro goes 1-4 at Rocket Duals

The Waynesboro varsity wrestling team competed for the first time in the regular season on Saturday at the Rocket Duals hosted by Spring Grove High School.

“Unfortunate, but we were 1-4. We lost a couple close matches. We needed a swing match against Loyola and Northern York to get us to 3-2,” said Waynesboro coach David Swink, whose team hosts Greencastle-Antrim in a dual match on Thursday.

That match against Loyola came down to the final bout, which came at 121 pounds. Loyola’s Brandyn Fish clinched the win with a first-period pin for a 36-30 outcome.

Along the way, Waynesboro’s Garrett Price (139), Garrett Lowans (152), Clayton Costella (160), Titus Mong (172) and James Crutchfield (189) garnered falls to erase a 9-0 deficit and give Waynesboro a 30-15 lead.

However, Loyola rallied to win the final five bouts.

Waynesboro defeated Central Dauphin East 48-18 for its win.

The Tribe trailed 7-0 but went on to win 10 of the next 11 bouts, including falls by Crutchfield (189), Caden Shockey (215), Cort Myers (285), Steven Howard (121), Chance Atkinson (127) and Price (139).

Waynesboro lost to Boiling Springs, a Mid-Penn Colonial Division opponent, by the score of 54-11. Price and Robert Howard (145) earned back-to-back decisions to give the Indians a brief lead at 6-5. Price won 2-1 and Howard won 10-4, two points away from a major decision.

Mong captured Waynesboro’s other win by technical fall at 172 pounds. Mong led 6-1 after the first period and 13-2 after two periods. A takedown and three-point nearfall sealed the deal with a 17-2 win and five team points.

Waynesboro fell behind 12-0 against Northern before eventually taking a 28-24 lead when Steven Howard recorded a first-period fall at 121 pounds.

The Polar Bears won the final two matches to come away with the victory.

Costella worked for a fall in 4:13 at 160 pounds, while Mong dominated his bout with a 17-4 major decision.

Shockey won by fall in 3:11 at 215 pounds to make the score 18-16. After a loss by pin at 285, the Indians won the next two contested matches. Jawaan Ballard won by forfeit at 114 and Howard won by fall in 1:11 to give the Indians a 28-24 lead.

Waynesboro had a 19-12 lead against host Spring Grove, but the Rockets rallied to win the final three bouts by pin to overcome the Tribe 41-26.

Atkinson and Jayden Rooney (133) recorded consecutive pins to give the Indians a 15-0 lead after Steven Howard opened the match with a 13-6 decision.

It was 19-12 after Lowans worked for a 15-7 decision. The Rockets cut it to 19-18, but Waynesboro denied Spring Grove the lead when Mong won by major decision 10-2. Crutchfield followed with a 9-8 thriller for a 26-18 lead.

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