The field is set for the Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships Tuesday, Jan. 15.
In Division 1, Shenendehowa received the No. 1 seed and the right to host the tournament. The Plainsmen will face No. 4 Queensbury, while No. 2 Columbia combats No. 3 Ballston Spa.
The Division 2 tournament takes place at Warrensburg, where the top-seeded Burghers wrestle No. 4 Whitehall/Fort Ann and No. 2 Watervliet takes on No. 3 Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George.
The winners from the Division 1 and Division 2 tournaments advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Dual Meet Championships Saturday, Jan. 26, at SRC Arena in Syracuse. Continue reading “Teams are set for Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships”
Three consecutive pins late in the match helped the Niskayuna wrestling team defeat Saratoga Springs 42-36 Thursday, Jan. 3, in a Suburban Council dual meet.
Thomas Minehan (152 pounds), James Murphy (160) and Peter Meshkov (170) all recorded pins to give the Silver Warriors a 42-24 lead with two bouts to go. Willie Thacker (145) started the string of 22 unanswered points with an 18-8 majority decision over Patrick Spatafora to help Niskayuna overcome a 24-20 deficit.
Griffin Biviano (113 pounds), Eric Griskowitz (138) and Devon Crowe (182) pinned their opponents for Saratoga Springs. Continue reading “Suburban Council wrestling: Niskayuna pulls out victory over Saratoga Springs”
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”
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Pins in the last two bouts of the evening secured Columbia’s 46-32 victory over Saratoga Springs in a Suburban Council wrestling match Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Charlie Welcome (126 pounds) pinned Vinny L’Hommedieu 1:01 into their bout to give the Blue Devils a 3-32 lead. Jordan DiSanto (132) then closed out the match by scoring a second period fall against Maxim Chuckrow.
Michael Altomer (142 pounds), TJ Scaccia (152), Jakob Edwards (160) and Ryan Duryea (285) also scored pins for Columbia, while Noah Smith (106) earned a victory by majority decision.
Eric Griskowitz (138 pounds), Brant Robinson (195) and Doug Cooper (220) all registered pins for Saratoga Springs. Continue reading “Suburban Council wrestling: Columbia tops Saratoga Springs in opening match”
Team: Saratoga Springs
Head coach: Kris West
Last year’s record: 18-3
Playoff result: Finished third at the Section 2 Class A championships
Returning starters: Griffin Biviano (106 pounds), Eric Griskowitz (120 pounds), Devin Crowe (170 pounds), Brant Robinson (220 pounds), Doug Cooper (285 pounds), Zeph Watkins (113 pounds)
Graduated: Jordan Sartin (113 pounds), Frank Spatafora (152 pounds), Ryan DiGuiseppe (160 pounds)
Newcomer: Kyle Griskowitz (99 pounds)
Outlook for the season: Saratoga Springs boasts five returning wrestlers who placed at Sectionals last year – Biviano (third place), Crowe (fourth place), Robinson (third place), Cooper (fourth place) and Eric Griskowitz (second place). Additionally, Watkins placed fourth in his weight class at the Class A tournament.
“We have five returning Sectional place finishers looking to improve on last year’s performance[s],” said West. “As a team, we should do well in tournaments and be competitive in a very tough Suburban Council.”