The early initiative in the Central League wrestling title race belongs to Garnet Valley. Griffin Hollingsworth made sure of it.
Hollingsworth's pin of Liam Walker in 2 minutes, 40 seconds clinched a 35-30 win for Garnet Valley Wednesday.
The clincher came on the heels of a decisive three-bout winning streak for GV. Coltin Deery scored a fall at 285, followed by Daniel Hussain doing likewise at 106. Matthew Ricci wrapped it up with a major decision at 113 to get GV (5-2, 2-0 Central) headed in the direction of a win.
Springfield 36, Harriton 28 >> In a match that featured just three contested bouts, Joe McCallig's pin in one minute at 170 pounds was the only victory the Cougars needed.
In nonleague action:
Chichester 33, Archbishop Wood 32 >> The lightweights provided the wins, but it was the middleweight Eagles' ability not to get pinned that helped them eke out a win despite the Vikings claiming the last four bouts. Chase Whartnaby (120), Pierce Thompson (132) and Bryan Rogers (145) all scored first-period pins, while Jeffrey Smarkola notched an 8-4 decision at 152.