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State wrestling championships: Stevo Poulin, Zack Lawrence take home titles

ALBANY – Shenendehowa’s Stevo Poulin and Duanesburg’s Zack Lawrence won their weight classes at last weekend’s New York State High School Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center.

Poulin claimed his second straight state title by defeating Minisink Valley’s Zack Ryder 4-3 in the Division 1 (large school) 106-pound weight class final. Poulin recorded technical falls in the first two rounds and added a 16-4 majority decision over Hilton’s Rocco Camilacci in the semifinals on his way to the title and a 48-0 record for the 2018-19 season.

Lawrence led a strong Section 2 Division 2 (small school) contingent by winning the 152-pound title with a 3-2 victory over Norwich’s Mike Squires in the finals. Lawrence posted wins by decision in all of his bouts to claim the title. Continue reading “State wrestling championships: Stevo Poulin, Zack Lawrence take home titles”


Three Section 2 wrestlers receive No. 1 seeds for state tournament

Shenendehowa’s Stevo Poulin, Maple Hill’s Trent Svingala and Duanesburg’s Zack Lawrence received No. 1 seeds for this weekend’s New York State Wrestling Championships at Albany’s Times Union Center.

Poulin was the lone Division I (large school) wrestler to gain the top seed for his weight class. The 106-pounder enters states with a 40-0 record for the Plainsmen. Svingala takes a 42-0 record into the Division II (small school) 132-pound division bracket, while Lawrence boasts a 46-0 mark as he enters the 152-pound weight bracket.

Ballston Spa’s Jake Stangle received the No. 2 seed in the Division I 285-pound weight class, while Duanesburg’s Charlie Grygas was seeded second in the Division II 160-pound bracket. Warrensburg’s Nolan McNeill gained the No. 3 seed in the Division II 195-pound weight class, despite losing to No. 4 seed Devon Shader of Coxsackie-Athens at Sectionals on an injury default Feb. 9.

There are three instances where Section 2 wrestlers could compete against each other in the quarterfinals. No. 5 seed Drew Bogdan of Albany Academy could meet Shen’s Colden Dorfman if both 160-pound wrestlers win their opening round matches, though Dorfman has to get past No. 4 seed Steven Gazzillo of Cornwall (Section 9). No. 5 Dylan Winchell (Warrensburg) and No. 4 Joey Scheeren (Galway) could be on a collision course in the Division II 113-pound weight class, as could No. 5 Ethan Cooper (Cobleskill-Richmondville) and Rich Forbes (Catskill) at 170 pounds.

Here is a look at all of the opening round matches featuring Section 2 wrestlers at the state tournament, which begins Friday, Feb. 22, at the Times Union Center. Continue reading “Three Section 2 wrestlers receive No. 1 seeds for state tournament”

Patroon Conference wrestling: Coxsackie-Athens dominates Berlin/New Lebanon

The Coxsackie-Athens wrestling team continued its dominant run through the Patroon Conference with a 72-15 victory over Berlin/New Lebanon Friday, Jan. 25.

Gage Decker (99 pounds), Logan Campbell (113), Tommy Notabartolo (120), Kyle Green (126), Noah Bartels (138), Colin Riley (152), Jacob Warren (160), Andrew Riley (182), Devon Shader (195), Dakota Anatriello (220) and Marc Martinez (285) all pinned their opponents for the Indians. Evan Yerdon (106) and Joshua Wescott (145) earned falls for Berlin/New Lebanon. Continue reading “Patroon Conference wrestling: Coxsackie-Athens dominates Berlin/New Lebanon”

Section 2 wrestling: Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George prevails at Joe McCabe Invitational

Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George held on to win the team title at the Joe McCabe Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 12, at Maple Hill High School in Schodack.

The War Eagles finished with 219.5 points, 11 points ahead of runner-up Watervliet and 22 points ahead of third-place Columbia.

Coxsackie-Athens placed sixth in the team standings, but had the most individual champions with three. Logan Campbell pinned Columbia’s Michael Yelle midway through the first period to claim the 113-pound division title, while Marc Martinez earned a first-period fall over Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George’s William Mitcham for the 285-pound championship. Devon Shader edged Whitehall-Fort Ann’s Brendan Covey 5-4 for the 195-pound division title.

Several schools had two individual champions, including Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George, Watervliet, Columbia and Maple Hill. Continue reading “Section 2 wrestling: Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George prevails at Joe McCabe Invitational”

Patroon Conference wrestling: Six Coxsackie-Athens wrestlers register pins in victory over Catskill

Six Coxsackie-Athens wrestlers earned pins to lead the Indians to a 66-22 victory over Catskill Thursday, Jan. 10, in a Patroon Conference match.

Schuyler Caringi (126 pounds), Devon Shader (195) and Marc Martinez (285) recorded first period falls for the Indians. Jacob Warren (160) pinned his opponent late in the second period, while Colin Riley (152) and Colby Lord (182) secured their pins early in the third period of their bouts.

Dan Smith (99 pounds), Jessie Davies (145) and Richie Forbes (170) won by falls for Catskill. Continue reading “Patroon Conference wrestling: Six Coxsackie-Athens wrestlers register pins in victory over Catskill”

Devon Shader and Dakota Anatriello bring home the hardware at Teike-Bernabe Wrestling Tournament


The Coxsackie-Athens wrestling team traveled to Spencerport, NY, for the two-day Teike-Bernabi Tournament – one of the toughest wrestling events in New York State. The other teams in the tournament were all from Section 5 and much bigger than Coxsackie.

“Small schools competing with large schools is the nature of the sport,” said Coxsackie-Athens head coach Ryan Palmer. Continue reading “Devon Shader and Dakota Anatriello bring home the hardware at Teike-Bernabe Wrestling Tournament”

Non-league wrestling: Coxsackie-Athens cruises past Albany

Coxsackie-Athens racked up seven pins in a 69-8 victory over Albany in a non-league wrestling match Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Schuyler Caringi (132 pounds), Noah Bartels (138), Colin Riley (152), Jacob Warren (160), Colby Lord (182), Dakota Antriello (220) and Devon Shader (285) recorded wins by fall for the Indians. Muiz Bayew (126) and Angel Casiano Izarray (170) earned victories for the Falcons. Continue reading “Non-league wrestling: Coxsackie-Athens cruises past Albany”

Wrestling preview: Coxsackie-Athens gears up for another run towards a Patroon Conference title

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IMG_0488COXSACKIE – The Coxsackie-Athens wrestling team has been one of the best within the Patroon Conference in recent years. Led by head coach Ryan Palmer, the team is hoping to keep momentum from last year, when the Indians were one point away from being league champions. Palmer said he believes that their hard work and commitment will get this team over the hump and become league champions this year.

Coxsackie-Athens wrestler Devon Shader had a breakout season last year, going 39-3. Shader placed fifth at the Section 2 tournament, and he is hoping to improve on that performance with a Sectional championship in his future. He is also a leader for the younger kids on the team, and it shows in practice. They look to Shader as a coach, and when he is trying to teach them a new move or a slight adjustment, they listen.

“I’ve put a lot of off-season work in, and Coach Palmer has really been pushing me,” said Shader. “I’ve also put in off the mat work with Coach John Cox and Joe Ucelinni up at Curby 3 Style Wrestling.”

Palmer said he hopes Shader can stay humble. “He’s hungry, and he been putting in the work. Confidence over cockiness is what I’m going to be preaching to him this season,” said Palmer. Continue reading “Wrestling preview: Coxsackie-Athens gears up for another run towards a Patroon Conference title”