HS Wrestling Previews: Trinity's Quentin Milliken

Quentin Milliken, top, is back and suiting up for Trinity this season on his search for a state medal.

Sentinel file

Camp Hill Lions

Coach: Chad Gallaher (20th year)

Classification: 2A

Last year: 6-10 (3-4)

Postseason: did not qualify

Key returners: Ryan Foerster, sr., 126; Jake Coniglio, sr., 138; Gus LaTorre, sr., 145; Jonathan Shuster, sr., 160; Luca Colestock, sr., 182; Nate Teeter, sr., 195; Micah Springer, sr., 220.

Opener: Dec. 14 vs. Bishop McDevitt, 7

Breakdown: With no losses from the starting lineup this season and a senior roster spread out among classes, the Lions head into the season with the foundations to compete with even the biggest schools in the division. Colestock (61-32, state appearance, District 3 Class 2A bronze, silver at sectionals, fourth at regionals), Teeter (district appearance, silver at sectionals) and LaTorre (District 3 Class 2A fifth place, District 3 sectionals title) will be just a few names in a solid lineup that will make a run deep in the postseason.

East Pennsboro Panthers

Coach: Mike Nauman (2nd year)

Classification: 3A

Last year: 3-10 (2-5)

Postseason: did not qualify

Key returners: McGee Schnarrs, sr., heavyweight; Adam Jacob, so., lightweight; Owen Mostoller, sr., heavyweight.

Opener: Dec. 9 at Havoc at the Hanna, 9 a.m.

Breakdown: The Panthers lose out on having Matt Danner (District 3 Class 3A fifth place, fourth at sectionals, fifth at regionals) in the lineup for a deep individual postseason run, but the return of Schnarrs (fifth at sectionals), an All-Sentinel standout lineman for the District 3 semifinalist football team, should help try and bandage the void. The team returns more than a few experienced wrestlers, but the main weakness this season will be numbers on reserve.

Trinity Shamrocks

Coach: Chris Barrick (1st year)

Classification: 2A

Last year: 6-19 (2-5)

Postseason: did not qualify

Key returners: Daniel Kosinski, so., 145; Caleb Bentley, sr., 152; Colby Rigg, sr., 182; Max McMurray, jr., 220.

Opener: Friday at Newport Duals, 5

Breakdown: This will be an emotional year for the Shamrocks in all likelihood. The program's only coach, Chris Bentley, died in July at work, leaving behind a legacy that will be tough to forget. Barrick, a Big Spring grad, gets the unenviable task of trying to focus a group that lost their longtime coach. He does provide stability as an assistant under Bentley for several years. Cumberland Valley transfer Quentin Milliken (state appearance, District 3 Class 3A bronze, silver at sectionals, bronze at regionals) will suit up for the Shamrocks this season. The addition of Milliken will add a solid contender at 160. Caleb Bentley (fourth at districts, bronze at sectionals) will be another to watch in the postseason as both he and Milliken make up for the loss of Colten Drawbaugh (110-46, state appearance, District 3 Class 2A bronze, District 3 sectionals title, fourth at regionals).

​Email Mallory at mmerda@cumberlink.com or follow her on Twitter @MalloryMerda

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