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Wrestling: South Park junior keeps on working

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles South Park wrestler Jake Wentzel. Read his story below.

Jake Wentzel has made trips to Virginia Beach and Kissammee, Fla., in the past two months, but neither was for a family vacation — he was participating in two national dual wrestling tournaments.

Wentzel, who recently completed his sophomore year at South Park High School, wrestled for Team Griffin's "B" squad at the National High School Coaches Association Duals, which took place May 23-26 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Although a "business trip," Wentzel enjoyed the experience: "We had a hotel right on the beach and we had great weather."

He posted a 6-2 record for the tournament.

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Track: South Park's Stanley has javelin title hopes

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles South Park javelin star Sarah Stanley.

"When South Park junior Sarah Stanley walks into the WPIAL Class AAA Track and Field Championships today, not only will her reputation precede her, but so will her brother's.

The expectations are high enough for Stanley, a two-time WPIAL and PIAA qualifier in the javelin. The expectations are only ramped up considering her older brother is former South Park standout, Bill Stanley, a WPIAL champion and more recently a Big Ten champion out of Ohio State.

"I feel a little bit of pressure," Stanley said. "People want me to be just as good as him. I just try to stay really focused on what I need to do."

Stanley has been following in her older brother's footsteps so far. She qualified for WPIALs as a freshman where she placed seventh with a throw of 122 feet, 11 inches. She also qualified for the PIAA championships where she finished 11th."

 

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Wrestling: South Park soph tops familiar foe for WPIAL title

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ryan Riordan profiles South Park wrestler Greg Bulsak. Click here to read his story.

2014 0227 SouthPark Wrestling(Photo: South Park's Jake Wentzel, left, wrestles against Jefferson Morgan's Jason Miller during the 138-pound title match at the WPIAL championships. Wentzel won the match by pin at 3:23. Marilyn Schwilm/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

"Dallas Bulsak and Hunter Neely grew up as practice partners at Bentworth.

But when the two wrestled Saturday night at Chartiers Valley High School, the stakes were much higher.

Bulsak (24-4), a freshman who moved to South Park this year, defeated Neely, 7-0, in the WPIAL Class AA 106-pound championship.

"I used to practice with him, because that's where I went to school, but I never wrestled him in a match," Bulsak said. "I knew we were both going to be aggressive.""