Tag: Zeph Watkins

Suburban Council wrestling: Shaker edges Niskayuna in dual meet

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”

Suburban Council wrestling: Shenendehowa wins showdown with Ballston Spa; Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake takes down Niskayuna

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”

Suburban Council wrestling: Ballston Spa defeats Saratoga Springs

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”

Suburban Council wrestling preview: Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks

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.”