HERSHEY | -- In his first 27 years as a high school coach, Brandywine Heights' Sam Lovello guided three wrestlers to the state-championship bout.His
Bullets lost all three.
In this, his
28th season, Lovello's fortune has changed.
, whose team took the points championship from Wilson two years ago, said he
wasn't surprised his
number of state finalists doubled this year.Lovello
decided against retirement two years ago after his
son lost in the state final.Now, he
has three more chances to coach a champion.
" got better every year," Lovello
said."Each one of them got better every year, and I got a lot of support from the people outside.Now, we've got one more step."
Wilson lost one of its two best bets for a state champion when 125-pounder Tony Curto fell 11-2 to Wyalusing's Zac Sheldon.The bout was closer than that.