The PIAA wrestling post-season officially began this past Saturday and the Cougars took their top 13 competitors to the District 1 West tournament held at Oxford High School. It is one of four District tournaments in our region and only the top 4 finishers move on. East’s young squad battled hard, but in the end, only Adham Abouraya (285) was able to punch through with a 4th place finish. Seniors Bandon Pacinelli (152) and Ryan Loraw (160) fell to injury, and Josh Hillestad (145) fought for a 1-2 mark. We want to thank and congratulate the three of them for their years of effort and service. Valen Piff (114) and Felix Mason (215) finished 6th and 5th respectively in the final non-placing rounds to determine alternates. Although East keeps its run alive with Adham’s advancement, the hard realization of just what it takes in this sport to move forward is taking hold. Hopefully, our team begins to set new goals now so that the near future holds greater achievement. Good luck to Adham in the District 1 Regional tournament next weekend!