Sipe, Eisenhauer earn titles at Donegal Tourney
Ephrata wrestler Ethan Sipe made a triumphant return to the lineup this past Saturday at the Donegal Holiday Tournament.
The senior middleweight, who missed the first month of the season due to a knee injury, was in mid-season form at his debut Saturday.
Sipe was one of two Mounts to go undefeated on the day en route to winning first-place titles. Sipe captured the 152-pound championship in this round-robin tournament while fellow senior Cameron Eisenhauer claimed the 195-pound title.
Those two led the Mounts to a fourth place team finish (out of nine teams) in the one-day tourney.
In addition to Sipe and Eisenhauer, three Mountaineer wrestlers earned seconds while another three captured third place at their respective weight classes.
Cameron Terry (113), Dakota Rohrbaugh (160) and Charles SanMartin (220) all were runners-up while finishing third were Austin Jones (106), Joey Sarmento (120) and Thomas Evans (126).
As stated above, the Mounts were fourth as a team with 149.5 points, finishing behind champion Red Land (185.5), runner-up Palisades (155) and host Donegal (154).
Other teams competing included: Penn Manor (5th, 104); Oley Valley (6th, 102.5); South Williamsport (7th, 88.5); Elizabethtown (8th, 69) ; and St. Joe’s Catholic (9th, 30).
Ephrata will head back into dual meet action Thursday night at home when the Mounts host Manheim Central in a Section Two dual, beginning at 7 p.m. The Mounts will also be home Saturday vs. Lampeter-Strasburg (7 p.m.) before traveling to Cocalico Jan. 9 (7 p.m.) for a Section Two dual meet.
As for the Eagles, for the second-straight year they participated in the Damascus Tournament in Maryland this past Friday and Saturday. Unfortunately, results from that tournament were unavailable at presstime. Look for those results in the Jan. 8 edition of the Review.
Cocalico returns to dual meet action Thursday night at home when the Eagles entertain Garden Spot, beginning at 7 p.m. Next Saturday, Cocalico will compete in the Hamburg Tournament, which begins at 9 a.m., before returning to dual meet action next Tuesday at home vs. Lebanon (7 p.m.).