Local roundup: Eagles’ Giampietro 3rd at Ironman tourney

Gabe Giampietro

Gabe Giampietro of Smyrna High finished third in the 106-pound bracket at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman wrestling tournament on Saturday night.

Giampietro was seeded fifth in his weight class and reached the semifinals before he suffered his first loss of the tournament to top-seeded Marc-Anthony McGowan of Blair Academy (N.J.).

Giampietro then won via pin in the consolation semifinals to reach the third-place match. He earned a 13-7 decision over Marlon Yarbrough (Copley) for third place.

Jackson Dean of Caesar Rodney also earn a podium spot. Dean recorded a victory via decision for seventh place at 145 pounds.

Smyrna’s J.T. Davis (182) and Hugo Harp (285) finished eighth in their respective weight classes.

Golden Knights win Delmar Invitational: Sussex Central tallied 242 points and won three individual championships to take home the team title at the Delmar Invitational.

The Golden Knights were led by Dylan King (113), Mason Ankrom (132) and Jevon Saffold (152) who won their weight classes.

Woodbridge also posted three individual winners — Kyle Davis (106), Johnathon Webb (126) and Michael Hutchinson (195) as the Blue Raiders finished third in the team standings. Lake Forest had a pair of champions in Ibrahim Statts (170) and Kristopher Thompson (220) and the Spartans ended up fourth overall.

Indian River’s Ian Shaubach was the 120-pound winner while Polytech’s Kenel Decembre won at 160.

Willem Carl (138) of Middletown, Caleb Thamert (145) of Parkside Md., Micah Reddish (182) of James M. Bennett Md., and Mike Collins (285) of Parkside Md. rounded out the individual champions.

Boys’ basketball

Seaford 69, Indian River 29: Tyrese Fortune led the Blue Jays with 27 points and 13 rebounds as they improved to 4-0 on the season,
Brent Ricketts added 13 points for Seaford.

Girls’ basketball

William Penn 63, Smyrna 28: The Eagles only trailed by two after the first quarter but the Colonials out-scored them 30-6 in the second half.

Freshmen Elianna Davis and Jayde Rivera each netted six points to pace Smyrna.

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