|Mercury file photo Hill School’s Nick Flanigan reached the final of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament Saturday.|
By Dennis Weller
Speical to The Mercury
NEWTOWN SQUARE — Making it to the second day of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament is one thing.
Coming home from it with a gold medal is quite another, as local competitors have found out over the years.
Three Hill School grapplers, and another from West-Mont Christian Academy, headed into Saturday’s action at Episcopal Academy undefeated after the first day and two of them — Hill 145-pounder Nick Flanigan and 182-pounder Johnnie Cherneskie — made it the championship finals. But there they ran into tough opponents from runaway team champion Wyoming Seminary and both had to settle for silver medals after one-sided losses.
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