There was an unusual sight at this year’s Section 2 Wrestling Championships Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.
Twin brothers Dylan and Ryan Sleezer of Queensbury met in the finals of the Division 1 (large school) 113-pound bracket. Ryan had defeated Dylan at two other tournaments, including the Section 2 Class B championships one week earlier, but Dylan edged Ryan 6-5 Saturday to win the title and earn an automatic berth to the state wrestling championships Feb. 22 and 23 in Albany.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Niskayuna, Shenendehowa and Averill Park each had a pair of wrestlers win titles in Division 1. The closest championship match was at 138 pounds, as Niskayuna’s Willie Thacker edged LaSalle’s Nick Pino on criteria after wrestling to a 12-12 tie. Continue reading “Brother vs. brother championship match highlights Section 2 Wrestling Championships”
Saturday, Feb. 2, was championship day for the five classes in Section 2 wrestling.
The Class A, B, C, CC and D tournaments took place around the region. The results help determine the majority of the field for this weekend’s Section 2 Division 1 (large school) and Division 2 (small school) championships, which take place at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.
Here is a recap of what transpired. Continue reading “Section 2 wrestling championships: A look back at the class tournaments”
Ballston Spa took the team title at Saturday’s Section 2 Class B wrestling championships at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. The Scotties finished with 224 points, while the host Spartans placed second with 205.5 points.
Nick Palso (99 pounds), James Prastio (160) and Jacob Stangle (285) earned individual titles for Ballston Spa. BH-BL also had three individual champions – John DeConno (120), Jakai Townsend (170) and Vincent Daviero (182) – while Queensbury and Averill Park each had a pair of wrestlers who won their weight classes. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class B wrestling tournament”
Three consecutive pins by middleweights Tyler Stanton, Bassir Rezek and Ghassan Chehade helped Shaker defeat Saratoga Springs 42-35 Wednesday, Jan. 9, in a Suburban Council wrestling match.
Stanton (152 pounds) pinned Jake DeLuca with seven seconds left in the second period to get the streak going for the Blue Bison. Rezek (160) pinned David Wilk midway through the second period of their bout, and Chehade (170) followed suit with a second-period pin over Spencer Cornell.
Doug Cooper (220 pounds) and Kyle Griskowitz (99) scored pins to help Saratoga build an 18-0 lead before Jashon Holmes (106) and Michael Santore (113) recorded falls to get Shaker back in the match. Continue reading “Suburban Council wrestling: Shaker surges past Saratoga Springs”
Three wrestlers won their weight classes to lead Queensbury to a first-place finish at its own holiday tournament Friday, Dec. 28.
Ryan Sleezer (113 pounds), Trevor Robbins (126) and Luke Little (145) earned individual titles for the Spartans, who cruised to the team championship with 218.5 points. Ryan defeated his identical twin brother, Dylan, 7-5 in the finals, while Robbins posted the same score in defeating Vincent Santilli of South Glens Falls. Little pinned Corinth’s Sam Tromblee 48 seconds into the second period of their championship bout.
Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George also had three individual champions, as heavyweights Cody York (182 pounds, Cameron Duers (195) and William Mitcham (285) won in the finals. York needed 14 seconds to pin Corinth’s Ray Procter, while Duers scored a late pin to defeat Queensbury’s Seth Guay. Mitcham edged New Hartford’s Austin Bullock 2-0 to win his championship match. Continue reading “Section 2 holiday wrestling tournament recap: Queensbury wins its own tourney, while Granville places second in Vermont”
Shenendehowa gained the upper hand in the race for the Suburban Council’s best record by beating Ballston Spa 42-29 in a league wrestling match Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Three pins and a technical fall helped the Plainsmen defeat one of their closest rivals. Antonio Lomascolo (126 pounds), Brandon Fahr (182) and Sebastian Underwood (220) recorded the falls, while Brock Delsignore (145) earned the technical fall.
Peter Hansen (170 pounds), Jacob Stangle (285) and Connor Gregory (99) pinned their opponents to lead Ballston Spa. Continue reading “Suburban Council wrestling: Shenendehowa wins showdown with Ballston Spa; Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake takes down Niskayuna”