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February 3, 2014

BGAH wrestlers win four Midstate Athletic Conference championships


Four wrestlers from Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville, two from Walton and one each from Sidney, Unatego and Delhi won titles during the Midstate Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday at Deposit.

BGAH, the defending champion, finished second in the team standings with 197 points. Deposit-Hancock won the title with 214 points. Sidney placed third with 120 ½.

Chris Cirigliano (106 pounds), Jacob Andrews (132), Madison Hoover (138) and Jamie Griswold (145) earned titles for BGAH.

Cirigliano earned a 9-0 decision over D-H’s Stephen McKee in his final. Andrews and Hoover earned narrow wins in their finals. Andrews beat D-H’s Colby Hall, 4-3, and Hoover defeated teammate David-Michael Robinson, 5-3.

Griswold, who lost in the finals to Unatego’s Codie Nichols last season, earned his title by pin, stopping Greene’s Braxton Howell in 1 minute, 8 seconds.

Walton’s Dylan Wood won his second straight MAC title and was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler. Wood pinned Unatego’s Austin Ryan in 3:57 to win the 126-pound title.

Wood’s teammate, Logan Robinson, also won by pin. He won the title at 120 by beating Delhi’s Mike Bryden in 1:21.

Sidney’s Dylan Gifford won the 152-pound final by a 10-2 decision over Unatego’s Lucas DeJoy.

The Spartans’ Ryan Marszal kept his unbeaten season intact by winning the 170-pound title. He pinned Walton’s Quinn Harby in 3:50 in the final. Marszal finished runner-up in this tournament last season.

Delhi senior Bryan Ingram pinned Edmeston’s Grey Bennis in 5:45 in the 195-pound final.

Sidney’s Nick Jump (160) and Kai Sabada (182), and Unadilla Valley’s Alex Avolio (220) and Richie Conklin (285) all finished runner-up.

The Section Four class meets will be held Saturday. Odessa-Montour will host the Class D meet. The Class C meet is at Greene and Norwich is hosting the Class B meet.

STAC Championships

Kirkland Dolan finished runner-up and James Longo placed fourth for Oneonta High, which finished 14th out of 16 teams in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference Championships at Union-Endicott.

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