Thursday - November 18, 1971
Bulldogs Halt Wildcats, 30-22
WEST YORK 30 DALLASTOWN 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,
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
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)
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
Lehman (WY) pinned Bill Hefner (D) 1:27
Dallastown 24 West York 21
Match Referee - William
@ Dallastown (capacity crowd and closed
circuit TV in auditorium)
▪ West York
Coaches: John Toggas & Robert Bowers.
▪ Dallastown Coaches:
William Bence & Albert Owens.
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.
league loss was to Spring Grove (31-14)
on January 20, 1966.
▪ West York HS Wrestling Cheerleader... Linda Swemley (right), celebrates!
Billet (York High '52 above) was one of York High's most
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
The - 1951 & 1952 SE Regional
1971 - Dallastown's John
Ruth turns West York's Mark Jenkins
@127lbs. before a capacity
enthusiastic crowd at Dallastown's gym.
Ruth dec. Jenkins, 5-2.
▪ Referee Bill Billet starts
▪ 1971 - West York's
133lb. Kevin McCleary lifts Dallastown's Dave Debus.
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.
Weston, a 1972 District and
Regional Champion, won by
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!
WEST YORK 33
York Daily Record 02/12/72:
The West York Bulldogs clinched the York County Interscholastic
championship with an undefeated, untied record Friday night
trimming Dover, 33-9,
as the circuit completed its 1971-72 campaign.
The Bulldogs of Coach John Toggas succeed Dallastown, which had won five
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
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)
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)
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"
WEST YORK, PA WRESTLING
Varsity Wrestling Team
West York Varsity Wrestling
▪ Front (L-R) -
Steve Thomas, Paul Mulay,
Skip Martin, Keith Lichty,
Jenkins, Kevin McCleary,
▪ Back (L-R) -
Jim Haas, Barry Albright,
Scott Callahan, Mike
The 1972 YCIAA Sectional Wrestling
▪ Dover, PA Head Coach -
Asst. Dover HS Coach Ed Strayer (middle)...
and Asst. Dover HS Coach Charles E. "Charlie" Jacobs (right).
Leon Senft is accepting a remembrance for his coaching retirement!
Leon Senft, a 1949 West York High School graduate... was a 1948 &
1949 District III Wrestling Champion for West York
for Charles "Chuck" Richards - the
1st coach of West York
Charlie Jacobs was a YCIAA 1964 Sectional Wrestling Champion
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