Southern Sophomore Snags Title at Shore Conference Girls Wrestling Tourney

ON Prime: Southern Regional sophomore Ella Yanuzzelli stands atop the podium right after defeating Jackson Memorial’s Jordyn Katz to win the 152-pound title at the Shore Convention ladies wrestling tournament on Feb. 2. (Picture courtesy of Southern Athletics)
Previous time, Ella Yanuzzelli broke on to the wrestling scene by reaching the women point out championship event as a freshman. Later on this thirty day period, the Southern Regional sophomore may well be vying for a state title.
On Feb. 2, Yanuzzelli scored a 4-3 selection in excess of Jackson Memorial senior Jordyn Katz in the 152-pound championship of the Shore Conference Event, possible solidifying herself as just one of the greater seeds for the future South Regional Event, slated for Saturday, Feb. 12 at Kingsway Regional Higher School.
As the second seed for the SCT, Yanuzzelli marched into the remaining immediately after pinning Lakewood’s Vanessa Cuate in 23 seconds of the quarterfinals and pinning Central Regional’s Amaya Hernandez in 2:33 of the semifinals. The leading-seeded Katz, who was 18-1 heading into the last, needed only a merged 2:41 for the duration of her initially two bouts to established up the title contest with Yanuzzelli, who has a 5-2 file for the time.
Ought to Yanuzzelli reach the condition championship tourney, it will be held at Phillipsburg Significant School on Sunday, Feb. 20.
In the 114-pound bracket of the SCT, Southern senior Gracie Cordasco put 2nd just after currently being pinned by Central’s Dinayah Vazquez in the title match. Getting into as the best seed, Cordasco cruised into the last next a 1:04 pin of Manasquan’s Sophie Babineau in the quarterfinals and a 24-2nd pin of Ocean’s Sophie Sharp in the semis. In the last, Vazquez turned Cordasco and scored the fall in 2:23.
Solid: Southern junior Andrew Christensen is awarded the fourth-put medal immediately after achieving the stepladder finals of the Shore Convention Tournament on Feb. 3. (Picture courtesy of Tony Salvatore)
Christensen Bowls
To Fourth in SCT
In the course of the Shore Convention unique event on Feb. 3, Southern junior Andrew Christensen capable 3rd for the stepladder finals just before ending in fourth area over-all. Christensen fired online games of 233, 253 and 182 for a 668 series to gain a placement it the 4-bowler finals, then shed a 210-195 decision to Freehold’s Joe Dominquez in the 1st match of the stepladder.
Dominquez secured his spot in the finals by edging Barnegat senior Joe Spagnola – who tossed game titles of 198, 221 and 237 – throughout qualifying. Soon after they every rolled a 656 sequence, together with Howell’s Nick Kortenhaus, the three bowlers had a two-body roll-off for the remaining spot of the stepladder. Throughout the further frames, Dominguez dropped 40 pins to Spagnola’s 39 and Kortenhaus’ 16. Dominguez finished up reaching the last and concluded as the SCT runner-up immediately after losing to Wall’s Jimmy Thompson, 259-215.
Also in the SCT, Pinelands’ Ethan Edwards positioned 32nd in general adhering to online games of 181, 167 and 160 for a 508 collection, when Barnegat’s Madison Kubicz ended up the area girls’ chief with online games of 171, 217 and 166 for a 554 series, very good more than enough for 21st over-all.
The Shore Meeting crew tournaments were scheduled for this 7 days – the boys on Tuesday, Feb. 15, and the girls on Thursday, Feb. 17.
Southern Boys Swimmers
Place Seventh
A pair of relays concluded as high as fifth spot and seniors Kristian Werner and Sean White placed sixth in two individual situations, as the Southern Regional boys swim team managed a seventh-area finish in the Shore Conference Championships – the best place among the the conference’s greatest in method heritage. The Rams scored 115.5 details.
In the 50-garden freestyle, Kristian Werner placed fifth with a time of 22.64 seconds, while Cole Nemes finished up 11th in 23.02 seconds. Werner also completed eighth in the 100-property freestyle in 50.64 seconds, though Nemes swiped 14th in 52.17 seconds.
Meanwhile, White took sixth in the 100-garden breaststroke with a time of 1:00.76 as properly as 14th in the 200-lawn unique medley with a time of 2:10.90. Jake Werner was the only other Ram to spot amid the top rated 16 in any individual situations, positioning 15th in the 200-property freestyle in 2:00.47 and 16th in the 500-property freestyle in 5:32.49.
In the 200-lawn freestyle relay, the crew of White, Sean Kahl, Nemes and Kristian Werner positioned fifth total with a time of 1:32.79, and the foursome of Kristian Werner, White, Jack Matthews and Nemes scored fifth-area details by clocking 1:43.11 in the 200-yard medley relay. The staff of Bryan and Sean Kahl, Nick Napolitano and Jake Werner finished 13th in the 400-lawn freestyle relay with a time of 3:48.18.
As for the Southern women, freshman Francesca Fields was the leading Ram in any of the individual activities, inserting seventh in the 100-property breaststroke with a time of 1:09.52. She also positioned 16th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.89, whilst sophomore Shae Centanni ended up 15th in the 100 totally free with a time of 57.75 seconds.
For the relays, Southern’s quartet of Mohini Jani, Fields, Brooke Boyd and Haley Skimmons managed a sixth-spot place in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:57.33, and the squad of Boyd, Jessica Paulillo, Isabella Wyckoff and Centanni snagged 10th with a time of 1:46.79 in the 200 free of charge relay. The 400 cost-free relay bunch of Centanni, Paulillo, Chloe Furlong and Fields ended up 15th in 4:04.56.
For Barnegat, the only details scored were being by the boys’ 200 no cost relay team of Ryan Schager, Joe Fiorentino, Justin Sullivan and Declan Lustenberger, which put 15th in the 1:41.30.
— David Biggy

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