One week after defeating Saratoga Springs, Shaker edged Niskayuna 38-35 in a Suburban Council wrestling match Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Jashon Homes’ pin against Brody Johnson at 106 pounds and Michael Santore’s 15-2 victory over Matthew Whelan at 113 pounds gave the Blue Bison a 38-32 lead. Jack Schiavo closed out the match with a 5-4 victory over Austin Sill at 120 pounds for Niskayuna, but it wasn’t enough.
Ghassan Chehade (182 pounds) and Ryan Stein (195) also recorded pins for Shaker. Ben Catrambone (126), Willie Thacker (138) and Peter Meshkov (160) pinned their opponents for Niskayuna. Continue reading “Suburban Council wrestling: Shaker edges Niskayuna in dual meet”
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 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”
Three pins and two technical falls helped Ballston Spa defeat Saratoga Springs 42-28 in a Suburban Council wrestling match Wednesday, Dec. 5.
James Prastio’s technical fall against David Wilk in a 170-pound weight class match and Peter Hansen’s second-period pin against Spencer Cornell at 182 pounds highlighted 20-point run within the mach that gave the Scotties a 30-16 lead against the Blue Streaks. Gennaro DeRobertis (126 pounds) and Jacob Stangle (285) also recorded pins for Ballston Spa.
Zeph Watkins (120 pounds), Brant Robinson (195) and Doug Cooper (220) pinned their opponents to lead Saratoga Springs. Continue reading “Suburban Council wrestling: Ballston Spa defeats Saratoga Springs”
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.”
Team: Averill Park
Head coach: Mike Malenfant
Last year’s record: 14-6
Playoff result: Placed second at Section 2 Class B tournament
Returning players: Nik Koch (defending Sectional champion), Sean Malenfant (third place in Section 2), Andrew Lee (placed fifth in Section 2), Erick Haskins (placed second at Class B Sectionals), Jacob White (placed third at Class B Sectionals), Alex Cooper (placed third at Class B Sectionals), Cameron Groff (senior), Mason Lumbra (sophomore)
Graduated: Peter Flick, Andrew Fountain, Jacob Miller, Anthony Mills, Evan Swain
Newcomers: Michael Clark (freshman), Nathan Fischer (sophomore), Xavier Graham (senior), Ray Hebert (senior), Dominick Paradise (sophomore)
Coach’s comments: “Averill Park is expecting to be competitive in the Suburban Council and overall in Section 2. The level of experience is mixed with several veterans and newcomers on the team. There are many athletes participating this season, which will allow Averill Park to fill the weight classes. We are expecting individual success at the Section 2 [and] state competitions.”