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West York Tops Dallastown!

Thursday - November 18, 1971
West York 30  Dallastown 22

▪ West York Head Coach John T. Toggas, Barry Botterbusch,
Mike Root, Mark Jenkins, and Steve Thomas ...
after the 30-22 win over Dallastown!




     Thursday - November 18, 1971
Bulldogs Halt Wildcats, 30-22
       York Daily Record 11/19/71:
     The West York Bulldogs snapped Dallastown's domination of the (YCIAA)
  York County Interscholastic Wrestling League by toppling the Wildcats, 30-22,
  Thursday night to end the Wildcats' league winning skein at 62 matches!
  It was the first league reversal since the 1966 campaign for Dallastown,
  which earlier this season had an overall 65-match skein stopped in an
  exhibition at Cedar Cliff.  Last team to top the Wildcats in league competition
  was Spring Grove by 31-14, January 20, 1966.  West York's Bulldogs,
  trailing 22-21 after 10 bouts, rallied for 9 points in the final 2 bouts to stop
  Dallastown 30-22, before a capacity turnout Thursday night at Dallastown.
Dallastown won the JV (Junior Varsity) match over West York, 24-21.
Attendance - Sold Out
       95lbs.    Barry Adams (D) dec. Steve Thomas (WY) 5-0
103lbs.   Paul Mulay (WY) dec. Steve Frey (D) 5-2
112lbs.   Brad Warner (D) dec. Keith Lichty (WY) 11-0
120lbs.   Joel Hoffman (D) pinned Barry Botterbusch (WY) 1:47
127lbs.   John Ruth (D) dec. Mark Jenkins (WY) 5-2
133lbs.   Kevin McCleary (WY) pinned Dave Debus (D) 2:54
138lbs.   Neil Bupp (WY) pinned Joe Myers (D) 4:55
145lbs.   Ed Baker (D) dec. Jim Haas (WY) 10-4
154lbs.   Scott Callahan (WY) pinned John Laird (D) 3:55
165lbs.   John Weston (D) dec. Mike Root (WY) 8-1
180lbs.   Mike Stambaugh (WY) dec. Jeff Mitchell (D) 6-4
Hwt.        Don Lehman (WY) pinned Bill Hefner (D) 1:27

     JV Score: Dallastown 24  West York 21
Match Referee - William Billet
    @ Dallastown (capacity crowd and closed circuit TV in auditorium)
▪ West York Coaches: John Toggas & Robert Bowers.
▪ Dallastown Coaches: William Bence & Albert Owens

   York County Interscholastic Wrestling League
                ∙ Thursday Scores - (11/18/71)

                                West York 30  Dallastown 22
                                York Suburban 22  Central 21
                                Eastern 35  Susquehannock 15
                                Red Lion 34  Hanover 19
                                York High 54  Northeastern 5
                                Spring Grove 37  South Western 15
                                Dover 33  York Vo-Tech 9


 ▪ (Above) Referee *William Billet escorts West York's heavyweight
Don Lehman to the middle of the mat seconds after Lehman's
fall over Bill Heffner of Dallastown in 1:27. West York
stopped Dallastown's 62 league match win streak, 30-22.
Dallastown's last league loss was to Spring Grove (31-14)
on January 20, 1966.
   ▪ West York HS Wrestling Cheerleader... Linda Swemley (right), celebrates!

   William Billet (York High '52 above) was one of York High's most
accomplished wrestlers!  Billet lost just two matches during
his final two years at York High.  Billet won the '51 95lb. District III
title as a junior and the '52 112lb. District III title as a senior.
  was a '51 SE Regional runner-up and a '52 SE Regional Champion!
He lost in the 1952 PIAA State semi-finals.
The - 1951 & 1952 SE Regional Wrestling Results.

   1971 - Dallastown's John Ruth turns West York's Mark Jenkins
@127lbs. before a capacity enthusiastic crowd at Dallastown's gym.
DT's Ruth dec. Jenkins,  5-2.
▪ Referee Bill Billet starts counting!

   ▪ 1971 - West York's 133lb. Kevin McCleary lifts Dallastown's Dave Debus.
WY's McCleary won by fall in 2:54!
Coach JT Toggas "chews his towel" in the background!

   ▪ 1971 - Dallastown's 165lb. John Weston (top) rides West York's Mike Root.
  DT's Weston, a 1972 District and Regional Champion, won by decision, 8-1.

   ▪ 1971 - West York senior, Mike Stambaugh (left)
wrestles Dallastown's tough Jeff Mitchell @ 180lbs.
▪ WY's Stambaugh won by decision, 6-4.
   ▪ Referee Bill Billet calls both wrestlers - "out of bounds."

   ▪ Mr. Eby congratulates West York Superintendent Raymond Troxell...
and WY Coach John T. Toggas after the big '71 win over Dallastown HS!

     February 11, 1972
 Wrestling Title for West York!
     York Daily Record 02/12/72:
    The West York Bulldogs clinched the York County Interscholastic
  Wrestling League championship with an undefeated, untied record Friday night
  by trimming Dover, 33-9, as the circuit completed its 1971-72 campaign.
  The Bulldogs of Coach John Toggas succeed Dallastown, which had won five straight
  titles before being dethroned.  And it was West York which handed Dallastown its only
  league loss, stopping the Wildcats by 30-22 and ending a 62-match league winning
  streak.  Dallastown finished second following Friday night's 59-0 romp over
  Susquehannock and Dover wound up third.
         95 lbs.     Steve Thomas (WY) dec. Jeff Hoffman (DO) 2-0
103 lbs.    Paul Mulay (WY) dec. Larry Pequignot (DO) 1-0
112 lbs.    Steve Julius (DO) dec. Skip Martin (WY) 8-2
120 lbs.    Keith Lichty (WY) dec. George Emig (DO) 4-0
127 lbs.    Kevin McCleary (WY) pinned Brian Dowell (D) 1:05
133 lbs.    Neil Bupp (WY) dec. Dan Lighty (DO) 8-3
138 lbs.    Jim Haas (WY) dec. Terry Myers (DO) 13-2
145 lbs.    Rick Lindt (DO) dec. Barry Albright (WY) 12-4
154 lbs.    Scott Callahan (WY) dec. Bill Heckert (DO) 5-0
165 lbs.    Greg March (DO) dec. Barry King (WY) 8-0
180 lbs.    Mike Stambaugh (WY) dec. Dave Hoffman (DO) 13-1
Hwt.          Don Lehman (WY) dec. Ken Narber (DO) 13-2
JV Score: Dover 33  West York 5
▪ West York Coaches - J.T. Toggas and Robert Bowers
    ▪ Dover Coaches - Leon Senft and Charles Jacobs
Referee - George Billets
@ Dover (capacity crowd and closed circuit TV in auditorium)


   ▪ 1972 - West York's 120lb. Keith Lichty on the back of Dover's
George Emig.  Lichty decisioned Emig, 4-0.


    ▪ Coach JT Toggas getting congratulations from the late Neil Everhart,
West York principal, after the Dover match win.
▪ One of our strongest supporters, Carolyn L. Tritt, is left of Coach Toggas.

                     West York 33  Dover 9
         West York wins 1971-72 YCIAA Wrestling Title
with an unbeaten 14-0 record!
                    ∙ 1971-72 West York Wrestling Team Photo Page

                    ∙  West York Wrestling's - "The Gang" Photo Page

   '71-72 Undefeated YCIAA League Champions
                    Varsity Wrestling Team


                 West York Varsity Wrestling
       ▪ Front (L-R) - Steve Thomas, Paul Mulay, Skip Martin, Keith Lichty,
       Barry Botterbusch, Mark Jenkins, Kevin McCleary, Neil Bupp.
       ▪ Back (L-R) - Jim Haas, Barry Albright, Scott Callahan, Mike Root,
       Barry King, Mike Stambaugh, Don Lehman.

   ▪ The 1972 YCIAA Sectional Wrestling Championship Tourney

  ▪ Dover, PA Head Coach - H. Leon Senft (left),
Asst. Dover HS Coach Ed Strayer (middle)...
and Asst. Dover HS Coach Charles E. "Charlie" Jacobs (right).
      H. Leon Senft is accepting a remembrance for his coaching retirement!
         H. Leon Senft, a 1949 West York High School graduate... was a 1948 &
      1949 District III Wrestling Champion for West York Area... and wrestled
      for Charles "Chuck" Richards - the 1st coach of West York Area Wrestling!
         Charlie Jacobs was a YCIAA 1964 Sectional Wrestling Champion
      for Dover High School and Coach Leon Senft.

      View the...1972 - Dover & West York Dual Meet
w/Leon Senft vs. John T. Toggas!

         * above photo submitted by Charlie Jacobs


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