Interscholastic League Championships
Wrestling Tournament & Class A Sectional Semifinals
(Winners advance to Class A Sectional finals.)
Andy Tascione (Madison) d. Dick
Ingraham (Edison), 2-1
Jeff Matmen Win 4 of 12 Titles; Newland Retains 175-Pound Crown
Jefferson High's matsters captures the major share of honors in the annual city high school wrestling championships at Marshall High last night, winning 4 of 12 titles.
A surprisingly strong representation from Franklin copped three togas, while Charlotte's championship club, unbeaten in league meets during the season, won two crowns.
One of Charlotte's title-winning performers was George Newland, the only repeat champ on last night's card. The muscular Newland, who scored seven fall victories during the recent campaign without tasting defeat, tossed game Gary Barron of West for his second straight 175-pound championship. Tony Silipini, who had a fine record for Madison during the regular season, could not defend his heavyweight championship because of illness.
There was only one casualty on the card. Ange Gangemi received a broken right arm in his battle with Joe Frate of Jefferson in the 165-pound class. The East High pupil was removed to Strong Memorial Hospital.
The Winter Sports Carnival of Section 5 got under way earlier in the day with wrestling preliminaries in Class B. The indoor sports classic will continue today with wrestling, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and gymnastics at Marshall and bowling at Buonomo Hall. Here are today's events:
9:30 a.m. - Preliminaries in volleyball. Wrestling semifinals.
10:00 a.m. - Bowling, five-man, doubles and singles at Buonomo Bowling Hall, 170 Charlotte St.
3:00 p.m. - Quarterfinals and semifinals in volleyball. Badminton and table tennis preliminaries. Gymnastic finals.
7:30 p.m. - Finals in volleyball, wrestling, badminton, and table tennis.