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February 21, 2014

SK remains perfect with sectional rout

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Inzana, who won the Windsor Christmas Tournament title, earned an at-large berth for the D-I state tournament at 120 pounds. Secules, who beat Rorick, 4-3, in the Windsor consolation finals, wrestles for Towanda, Pa.

Sabada was seeded sixth at 195 pounds for the Section Four championships but reached the final against Whitney Point’s Andrew Barnhart. Sabada, who suffered a third-period pin, is 24-5 in his senior season.

One of Sabada’s losses came against 170-pound Section Four D-II champion Ryan Marszal, who earned a 14-6 major decision in the 182-pound final at the Clyde Cole Tournament in Oxford on Dec. 6. Sabada also lost this season to non-state qualifiers Joe Jackson of Oxford (by pin), Tioga’s Mike Melella (by decision) and Unatego’s Riley Hanrahan (by injury default).

Robinson, Sabada and Marszal (34-0) will represent Section Four along with three other area sectional champions: Sidney’s Austin Dean (285 pounds, 29-6) and Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville’s Chris Cirigliano (106, 33-1) and Jamie Griswold (145, 41-3).

All six area qualifiers are seeking their first state titles. Last season, Kevin Thayer of Unatego earned the area’s only state title, turning his wild-card berth into a championship at 152 pounds.

D-II State Qualifiers

Qualifiers for the Division II State Wrestling Tournament, according to the website newyorkwrestlingnews.com. Number or PSAL after school indicates section. The state tournament runs Feb. 28-March 1 at the Times Union Center in Albany.

99 pounds

Sectional champions: Mikey Bruno, Putnam Valley-1; Zach Lawrence, Duanesburg-2; Trey LaFlamme, South Jefferson-3; Dean Raymond, Deposit-Hancock-4; Dane Heberlein, Alexander-5; Johnny Fiebelkorn, Akron-6; Jacob Nolan, Saranac-7; Jonathan Gomez, Locust Valley-8; Dean Artrip, Tuxedo-9; Cordell David, Ogdensburg Free Academy-10; Jack Bokina, Mattituck-11; Kevin Velez, Petrides-PSAL.

Wild-cards: CJ Walz, Central Valley-3; Joe Sliwoski, Wayne-5; Dylan Walker, Warsaw-5; Shane Hetrick, Southwestern-6.

106 pounds

Sectional champions: Kyle Aslanian, Edgemont-1; Anthony Cardinuto, Schuylerville-2; Theo Powers, Mexico-3; Chris Cirigliano, Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville-4; Luke Yankloski, Wayne-5; Hector Colom, Dunkirk-6; John Devins, Saranac-7; John DeRidder, Carle Place-8; Mike Feliciano, Highland-9; Cameron Searles, Malone-10; Matteo DeVincenzo, Port Jefferson-11; Kevin McColgan, Petrides-PSAL.

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