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December 23, 2013

Four Walton wrestlers win titles in host tournament

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Walton wrestlers won four championships, helping the host Warriors to a third-place finish in the Cuneen-Doane Tournament on Saturday.

Caleb Robinson (99 pounds), Logan Robinson (120), Dylan Wood (126) and Dawson Beers (160) won their weight classes as Walton finished with 149.25 points.

Homer won the title with 203.75 points. Chittenango was second with 202.25.

Caleb Robinson won his title with a pin of Monticello’s Najee Shackleford in 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Logan Robinson needed 1:03 to pin Windsor’s Conor Mathews in his title match. Wood followed with pin of Chenango Valley’s Anthony Colon, that coming with five seconds left in the second period. Beers downed Dryden’s Tyler Andrews, 7-1, in his final.

One other area wrestler earned a title, Delhi’s Bryan Ingram. He pinned Chittenango’s Casey Placito in 1:48 to win the 220-pound weight class. All three of Ingram’s matches ended with first-period pins.

Delhi’s Trey Mostert and Edmeston’s Grey Bennis lost in the finals. Mostert fell, 8-3, to Homer’s Matt Norris at 145. Bennis lost, 10-3, to Whitney Point’s Andrew Barnhart at 195.

Lee Van Slyke Duals

Chris Cirigliano and Ben Bivar each contributed five wins apiece as Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville went 2-3 in the Lee Van Slyke Duals on Friday and Saturday at Burnt Hills.

BGAH defeated Cairo-Durham in its first dual, 78-6, and finished the tournament with a 54-30 win over Red Hook.

Cirigliano, who finished with three pins and two wins by decision at 120 and 113 pounds, earned his first pin against Danny Jada of Burnt Hills. He won in 2:30, but Burnt Hills won, 57-24.

Cirigliano’s next pin came in a 42-40 loss to Lansingburgh. He needed just 26 seconds to beat Vicky Johnson in 26 seconds, the second fastest pin of the dual. For his last pin, Cirigliano defeated Taylor Benson of Red Hook in 58 seconds.

Ben Bivar pinned two opponents at 138 and 132. He pinned Lansingburgh’s Xavier Gaillmore in 50 seconds. He then downed Aaron Calabrese of Red Hook, in 1:24. Bivar also won two matches by decision and another by technical fall.

Austin Carr, David-Michael Robinson, Jamie Griswold, and Madison Hoover all finished with 4-1 records for BGAH.

Cohoes Tourament

Kirkland Dolan, Sam Sherrill and James Longo all finished 3-0 to help Oneonta High to a 2-1 record at the Cohoes Dual Meet Tournament on Friday.

The Yellowjackets defeated Maple Hill, 73-9, and beat Rensselaer, 60-21. The Yellowjackets fell, 58-30, to Saratoga.

The Yellowjackets’ results from Saturday were not available.

Battle in the Valley

Sidney went 1-4 during the Battle in the Valley on Saturday at Cobleskill-Richmondville.

The Warriors’ victory came by a 39-34 count against Johnstown. Sidney’s loss came to Columbia (72-15), Mohonasen (53-30), Cobleskill-Richmondville (51-31) and Schuylerville (51-31).


V-V-S 45, B-G 37

Taylor Palmatier scored a game-high 15 points, but Bainbridge-Guilford fell in the consolation game of the Sherburne-Earlville tournament on Saturday.

“We put them at the line for 11 free throws in the first quarter,” said B-G coach Bob Conway, whose team was outscored, 12-6, in the first quarter.

Morgan Bullis contributed nine points for the Bobcats.

Kaitlin Reader score 14 points to lead Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

“We were down by three in the third quarter and made a couple of defensive mistakes,” Conway said.

Bainbridge-Guilford (2-2) will play at Harpursville today. The championship game between Unadilla Valley and Sherburne-Earlville was postponed. No new date has been announced.


Dolgeville 3, Cooperstown 1

Courtney Rachon finished with four kills, four aces, 10 assists and 10 digs to lead host Dolegville to a 25-6, 25-22, 23-25, 26-24 Center State Conference victory Friday.

Teammate Taylor Brandow contributed 10 kills, three assists and eight digs for the Blue Devils (3-3, 2-2).

Caroline Leonard paced Cooperstown with seven kills and five aces. Katie Frank finished with a match-high 15 assists for Cooperstown (6-1, 2-1), which will play at Little Falls on Jan. 3.


at Galaxy Bowl

Cameron Luca’s match-high 622 series included a 226 game as Bainbridge-Guilford’s boys defeated Afton, 4-0, in the Midstate Athletic Conference on Friday.

Brandon Bell paced the Crimson Knights with a 476 series.

Cassie Safford’s 460 series helped B-G’s girls down Afton, 4-0.

B-G will compete in the Norwich Tournament on Friday at Plaza Lanes.