Bristol's two first-period pins turned out to be the difference in a 36-24 Bicentennial Athletic League wrestling win at Phil-Mont Christian yesterday.
The league opener for both schools was a back-and-forth contest until Tom Kelly, a senior, pinned Ted Eckel in the first period of their 112-pound bout.
Teammate Randy Cope put the match away for the Warriors by decking Ryant Robert with five seconds left in the first period.
The match featured an anomaly with no bouts ending in a decision. All 13 matches were either won by a fall or a forfeit.
Friends Schools. Chris Callans pinned Dustin Hill in the first period of the 140-pound bout to propel Friends' Central to a 47-15 win at Abington Friends.
Another key win for the Phoenix came at 130, when Kerry Snider registered a major decision over Jake Segal, 9-0.
Public. Carlos Noisette got Olney off to a good start with a third-period pin at 145 pounds as the Trojans handled visiting Kensington, 60-6.
The match started at 130, and Noisette's pin made the team score 12-6. Olney won 10 straight bouts after that.
The Trojans (2-0) beat Franklin Towne Charter last week.
Northeast won its second straight, making the short trip down Cottman Avenue for a 73-0 win at Lincoln. Evan Wagonfield (152) earned a third-period pin, and Rich Wendler (171) pinned his foe in the second period.
Washington overwhelmed visiting Franklin Towne Charter, 51-18, getting consecutive first-period pins from Christian Mazza, Daniel Karmize, and Jamie Marrero between 145 and 160.
Nariman Lomidze pinned Anton Medford (1 minute, 9 seconds) in the 215-pound bout.
Catholic. St. Joseph's Prep beat visiting rival Roman Catholic, 45-30, but had to wait until near the end of the match to do it as Paul Johnson pinned Sam Baron-Harris in the third period of the heavyweight bout.
The Hawks registered seven pins before that one, none more impressive than Mike Delsignore's first-period decking of Roman Catholic's Matt Niemiein in the 130-pound bout.
North Catholic compiled six pins in a 67-9 win over visiting Cardinal O'Hara. The Falcons (1-0) closed out the match with a 36-second pin by Erik Stankiewicz at 119. They also got pins from Anthony White, Tim Maguire, A.J. Vizcarrondo, and Jeremy Reith.
Central. Ben Auerbach's third-period pin of Kelly Bertelvie at 103 pounds clinched host Haverford High's 37-27 win over Springfield (Delaware County).
Zach Geanotes pinned Alex Csop in 35 seconds at 130 to clinch host Harriton's 40-34 win over Strath Haven. Teammate Manos Attaliadis pinned Brandon McCullough (29 seconds) in the heavyweight bout.
Radnor won all four of the match's two-point decisions in a 47-22 win over visiting Marple Newtown. Ryan Erfer (130), Jordan Sugarman (145), Scott Rosen (160), and Jeremy Kim (171) swung the match the Red Raiders' way with those close decisions.
Suburban One American. Joey Pierce (171) and heavyweight Marcus Robbins were among those earning pins for Norristown in its 72-9 win at Cheltenham.
Justin Staudenmayer recorded the quickest pin of the day for host Plymouth Whitemarsh in a 56-15 win over Springfield (Montgomery County). Staudenmayer decked his foe in 1:03 at 119 pounds. The highlight for the Spartans came at 215 when Calvin Speights notched a 7-6 decision.
Suburban One National. Nick Gallagher (140) and Will Bachert (171) had first-period pins for North Penn in a 45-18 win at Pennridge. Another key win for the Knights came at 103, where Joey O'Brien decisioned Matt Cousin, 7-6.
Ches-Mont. John Inzaina's second-period pin was one of the many highlights for host Avon Grove in a 78-6 win over Bishop Shanahan.
Pioneer Athletic. Perkiomen Valley used a strong performance from its heavier weights to record a 56-21 win at Pottstown. The Vikings built a 24-3 lead after the start of the match (152), partly because of pins at 189 from Bobby Strickland and 215 from Lou Fioravanti at 215. They opened the match by getting two forfeits.
Nonleague. David Acevedo's first-period pin in the heavyweight bout clinched host Pennsbury's 44-33 win over Interboro. Dave Forte and Vince Knowles set up the match-clincher by winning consecutive bouts at 140 and 145 for the Falcons.
Remy Yong's 2-0 decision at 130 proved to be a key one for host Haverford School in a 42-30 win over Glen Mills. Teammates Daniel Tornetta (125) and Dylan Hewitt (152) registered pins for the Fords.
Guard Devonte' Newbill scored 30 points and took home the MVP trophy for Strawberry Mansion in a 60-55 win over host Glen Mills in the finals of the Glen Mills Tournament.
Suburban One American. Jaylen Bond scored 29 points to lead Plymouth Whitemarsh to an 81-37 win at Upper Moreland.
A.J. Picard's 19 points helped host Souderton fly past Cheltenham, 63-58.
Friends Schools. Dominic Morris paced a balanced scoring attack with 17 points for host Friends' Central in a 71-45 win over Germantown Friends.
Nonleague. At Philadelphia University, Joe Nardi scored 26 points as St. Joseph's Prep pulled away for a 60-49 win over Germantown Academy.
Kevin Mulquin and Josh Heyliger each scored 13 points to lead host Hill School past Penn Charter, 55-43.
Mark Wilmer, a 6-6 forward, had 36 points and 11 rebounds for host Prep Charter in a 92-80 win over North Catholic.
Nick Griffin's putback of a missed shot at the end of regulation gave Delco Christian the opening it needed to beat host Interboro, 54-51, in three overtimes.
Matt Powers, a 6-foot-1 wing guard, knocked down four three-pointers on the way to 36 points to lead host CAPA past Science Leadership Academy, 68-53.
Brett Nagle's 16 points led host Friends Select past Community Academy of Philadelphia, 54-22.
Ray Jaggon and Jabreil McLeod each scored 18 points for Olney in its 63-55 win at Hope Charter.
Isaiah Baker's 18 points and 12 rebounds powered host Episcopal Academy past Phelps, 59-52.
Palumbo's Anthony Wallace scored 23 points in a 61-53 win over Swenson.
St. Basil's halftime adjustments on the defensive chalkboard helped make the difference in a 50-36 Association of Catholic Academies win over visiting Sacred Heart.
The Panthers, who had been playing a man-to-man defense in the first half, switched over to a 2-3 zone at the beginning of the third quarter, and that keyed an 16-7 run. Jacqui Thompson led the Panthers with 18 points. The Panthers shot 12 for 14 at the line.
Inter-Ac. Agnes Irwin got 12 points from Shannon Williford in a 46-27 win at Baldwin.
Bicentennial. Emily Steiger scored 16 points and Sarah Asher added 11 as Phil-Mont Christian earned a 40-31 win at Plumstead Christian.
Penn-Jersey. Teharah Worrell scored 22 points for Mercy Vocational in a 42-35 win at International Christian. Worrell keyed a 15-8 run in the fourth quarter that determined the outcome.
Nonleague. Edison held off a late charge from visiting Franklin Learning Center to come away with a 51-48 win. The Owls got 14 points from Kellie Wilson.
Hill School got 17 points from Brittany Adamski and 15 more from Ellen Dvorak in a 59-40 win over visiting Germantown Friends.