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December 19, 2013

Unatego wrestlers pin down MAC win

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It took Unatego’s wrestlers a little while to get going Wednesday night, but the Spartans didn’t waste much time after that.

After dropping the first four matches of their non-league dual meet against Cooperstown, the Spartans won 10 of the final 11 bouts for a 60-21 victory that pushed their record to 3-0 this season.

Unatego ended eight of those 10 victories with pins in the first period, and the other two came by way of forfeit.

The Hawkeyes jumped to an 18-0 lead with back-to-back forfeits at 99 and 106 pounds, followed by consecutive decisions by Steve Ratliff (113) and Paul LoRusso (120).

Holden Smith then started a string of five straight Unatego pins, winning his 126-pound match over Nate Miller in 1 minute, 36 seconds.

Austin Ryan (132, 30 seconds), Keith Crawford (138, 1:03), Lucas DeJoy (145, 1:00) and Troy Jones (152, 40 seconds) followed with first-period pins as Unatego took a 30-18 lead.

Reece Johnson’s 9-4 decision at 160 capped Cooperstown’s scoring. The Spartans took the next two matches by forfeit, then closed with pins by Marcus Sperry (195, 1:17), Riley Hanrahan (220, 15 seconds) and Ethan Barber (285, 1:07).

Crawford and Sperry, both seniors, earned their first victories in their first season wrestling for Unatego’s varsity squad.

Unatego will compete in the Windsor Christmas Tournament, which runs Dec. 27-28.

Unatego 60, Cooperstown 21

at Unatego; started at 99

99 pounds: Ethan Russell (C) forfeit; 106: Daniel Ralston (C) forfeit; 113: Steve Ratliff (C) dec. Vita Guglielmetti, 13-8; 120: Paul LoRusso (C) dec. Trenton Gloeckler, 5-0; 126: Holden Smith (U) pinned Nate Miller, 1:36; 132: Austin Ryan (U) pinned Trenton Carentz, :30; 138: Keith Crawford (U) pinned Tyler Koffer, 1:03; 145: Lucas DeJoy (U) pinned T.J. Fay, 1:00; 152: Troy Jones (U) pinned Charles Gannon, :40; 160: Reece Johnson (C) dec. Tristan Knutsen, 9-4; 170: Ryan Marszal (U) forfeit; 182: Nate Wilsey (U) forfeit; 195: Marcus Sperry (U) pinned Dante Poole, 1:17; 220: Riley Hanrahan (U) pinned David Rozella, :15; 285: Ethan Barber (U) pinned Nate Lopez, 1:07. JV score: Unatego, 6-3.

BGAH 38, D/H 34

Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville won the last six bouts to secure a Midstate Athletic Conference road victory.

BGAH faced a 34-17 deficit with six matches remaining. Kevin Hubbard started the rally with a 3-2 victory over Steven McKee at 126 pounds. Ben Bivar (132 pounds, 7-2), Austin Carr (138, 9-1), David-Michael Robinson (145, 3-2) and Madison Hoover (152, 3-1) followed with victories by decision to pull BGAH to 34-32 with one match to go. Jamie Griswold then won by forfeit at 160 pounds to give BGAH the dual-meet win.

Chris Cirigliano (113, 10-0 major decision), Colby Foster (170, forfeit) and Cody Snow (182, pin) also won for BGAH.

Marcus Shaver highlighted Deposit/Hancock’s triumphs with a 9-second pin at 195 pounds.

BGAH will compete in the Burnt Hills Tournament on Saturday.

BGAH 38, D/H 34

at Deposit/Hancock; started at 170

99 pounds: Devin Todd (D) major dec. Cody Ferrara, 13-0; 106: Dustin Tiffany (D) pinned Damon Decker, 1:20; 113: Chris Cirigliano (B) major dec. Dean Raymond, 10-0; 120: Brandon Macumber (D) pinned Josh Lindsey, :57; 126: Kevin Hubbard (B) dec. Steven McKee, 3-2; 132: Ben Bivar (B) dec. Colby Hall, 7-2; 138: Austin Carr (B) dec. Jason Lobdell, 9-1; 145: David-Michael Robinson (B) dec. Devin Decker, 3-2; 152: Madison Hoover (B) dec. Ethan Wormuth, 3-1; 160: Jamie Griswold (B) forfeit; 170: Colby Foster (B) forfeit; 182: Cody Snow (B) pinned Zach Dabrescia, :55; 195: Marcus Shaver (D) pinned Owen Lambrecht, :09; 220: Zach Gifford (D) pinned Kevin Forrest, 2:27; 285: Dan Babcock (D) pinned Shane Curtin, 4:39.

BOWLING

at Sunset Lanes

Caryn Balnis rolled games of 208 and 204 for a match-high 587 series as Oneonta High’s girls swept host Chenango Forks, 5-0, in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.

Emily Loucks contributed a 520 series with a match-best 213 game for the Yellowjackets (7-1), who finished with a 2,294-1,788 advantage in pinfall.

OHS is off until a home match against Johnson City on Jan. 6. JC is the only team to beat Oneonta this season.

at Sunset Lanes

Girls: Oneonta 5, CF 0

Oneonta (2,294): Caryn Balnis 175, 208, 204 - 587; Emily Loucks 213 - 520.

Chenango Forks (1,788): Ashley Bennett 170 - 415.

GIRLS SOCCER

OHS to honor champs

Oneonta High will recognize its Class B state champion girls soccer team between the Yellowjackets’ junior varsity and varsity girls basketball games against Windsor tonight.

Oneonta’s JV team will host Windsor for a Southern Tier Athletic Conference game at 6 p.m. today.

The ceremony will begin before warm-ups for the ensuing STAC varsity game and include an appearance by Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller.

OHS won its first state championship in girls soccer last month.

VOLLEYBALL

Cooperstown 3, Dolgeville 2

Katie Franck and Kristin Ratliff set them up, and three Cooperstown teammates knocked them down during a Center State Conference victory at home.

Franck finished with 22 assists and Ratliff had 20 for the Hawkeyes (6-0, 2-0), who remained undefeated with a 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 25-27, 26-24 edging of Dolgeville.

Caroline Leonard had five aces and highlighted three double-digit kills performances for Cooperstown with 14. McKenna Hage contributed 12 kills and Brooke Liner had 11 for the Hawkeyes.

Taylor Brandow’s 16 kills paced Dolgeville (2-3, 1-2), which got 10 kills from Emile Bode, 17 assists from Courtney Normoyle, and 14 digs and 12 assists from Courtney Rachone.

Cooperstown 3, Dolgeville 2

Game scores: 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 25-27, 26-24.

Dolgeville (2-3, 1-2): Emile Bode 10 kills, 3 blocks, 7 digs; Taylor Brandow 16 kills, block, 13 digs; Courtney Normolye 5 aces, kill, 17 assists, 10 digs; Courtney Rachone 3 aces, 9 kills, 12 assists, 14 digs.

Cooperstown (6-0, 2-0): Brooke Liner 2 aces, 11 kills, 2 assists, block; McKenna Hage 3 aces, 12 kills, 2 blocks; Caroline Leonard 5 aces, 14 kills; Kristin Ratliff ace, 3 kills, 20 assists; Katie Franck 4 aces, 3 kills, 22 assists.