Monday, January 5, 2004
By Anthony Phillips
The mood from the crowd was very confusing during the pre-match warm-ups Monday afternoon at Cinnaminson High School. You would expect the visiting Chimeras from Willingboro to be a bit quiet, as they were about to face a good wrestling team on the road. So, when the Pirates took the mat during warm-ups there wasn’t much noise coming from the players or the crowd. Early season jitters? Maybe, but it didn’t take long for Cinnaminson to make a lot of noise on the scoreboard. The Pirates recorded four consecutive pins, six total, to easily erase an early deficit. The Pirates recorded their second victory in a row with their 66-9 triumph over Willingboro.
Wrestling coach Mark Kemble didn’t seem to be worried about Brian DeLuca losing their first match against Brandon Hill during the 135-pound bout. After Cinnaminson forfeited the next match, the Pirates quickly recovered winning the next seven wrestled matches. Max Demianovich and Tim Ennis recorded first period pins to move Cinnaminson ahead on the scoreboard 12-9. Eric Wright would earn a decision over Jermaine Hampton and right after that was when the Pirates put the match out of reach. Pins by Mike Clawell, Josh Jack, Don Hellings and Matt Chase increased Cinnaminson’s dominance over their opponent.
Photos by Art Redd
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