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2017-02-15 / Sports

Area Higher Weights Succeed in D-II Mats


NEARLY A FALL — Walton/DA’s Caleb Robinson is close to scoring a fall against Dylan Wilmot of Windsor, and will get it in one minute and 17 seconds in his quarterfinal bout in the Section IV Division II tournament on Saturday. 
Dwayne Lobdell Photo NEARLY A FALL — Walton/DA’s Caleb Robinson is close to scoring a fall against Dylan Wilmot of Windsor, and will get it in one minute and 17 seconds in his quarterfinal bout in the Section IV Division II tournament on Saturday. Dwayne Lobdell Photo WATKINS GLEN — Five area wrestlers earned championships on Saturday’s Section IV Division II meet, and all five were in the upper weights — 138 through 285. Three of them were from Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville, and the other two were from Unatego.

BGAH, however, saw its long string of team championships end, as Tioga posted 197 points and the Bears had 191. Walton/ Delhi was eighth with 92, Deposit/ Hancock ninth with 89, Unatego 12th with 79 and Sidney 18th with 37, in the field of 27 teams.

The area’s first winner was Ben Bivar of BGAH at 138, who earned a 4-3 decision over Paddy Lupone of Susquehanna Valley. At 160, the Bears’ Madison Hoover prevailed by a 7-0 win over Mike Wilmot of Windsor. Austin Carr of BGAH edged Micah Miller of Maine-Endwell, 3-2. At 220 pounds, Unatego’s Garyn Huntley won by 5-2 over Owego’s Colton Van Driesen, and at 285, the Spartans Jacob Morrison pinned Leroy Williams of Oneonta in one minute and 37 seconds.


ALMOST DONE — BGAH’s Brody Oleksak posted a technical fall (17-1) over his semifinal foe, Andrew Laubach of Owego in the Section IV Division II meet on Saturday. 
Dwayne Lobdell Photo ALMOST DONE — BGAH’s Brody Oleksak posted a technical fall (17-1) over his semifinal foe, Andrew Laubach of Owego in the Section IV Division II meet on Saturday. Dwayne Lobdell Photo Four area grapplers had to settle for second place. At 106, Brody Oleksak of BGAH lost by 3-2 to Mikey Squires of Norwich. Caleb Robinson of W/DA also had a close loss at 113, by 8-6 to Eli Rodriguez of Norwich. Cooper Hall of D/H dropped an 8-4 decision to Bryan Sexton of Spencer-VanEtten/Candor at 132, and Shane Hoover of BGAH was a 4-0 victim of Ty Rifanburg of Norwich at 145.



PUTTING ON PRESSURE — Levi Wormuth of Deposit/Hancock earned third place at 138 pounds in Saturday’s Secton IV Division II meet, by pinning Austin Eggleston of BGAH in 4:58. 
Dwayne Lobdelll Photo PUTTING ON PRESSURE — Levi Wormuth of Deposit/Hancock earned third place at 138 pounds in Saturday’s Secton IV Division II meet, by pinning Austin Eggleston of BGAH in 4:58. Dwayne Lobdelll Photo

WORKING FOR POINTS — Austin Carr of BGAH had a good battle in the 170-pound championship bout against Michah Miller of Maine- Endwell, and will win by 3-2 in Saturday’s Section IV Division II meet. 
Dwayne Lobdell Photo WORKING FOR POINTS — Austin Carr of BGAH had a good battle in the 170-pound championship bout against Michah Miller of Maine- Endwell, and will win by 3-2 in Saturday’s Section IV Division II meet. Dwayne Lobdell Photo

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