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January 24, 2014

Unatego boys cruise past Hancock


Owego 40, Oneonta 39

Kirkland Dolan and Krishan Chopra closed with back-to-back victories, but Oneonta High lost a tight dual meet to STAC rival Owego at Chenango Forks.

Trailing, 40-30, with two bouts remaining, OHS got a six-point pin from Dolan at 182 pounds before Chopra earned three points with a 5-0 decision at 195 for the final margin.

Dolan improved to 27-1 this season, with his loss coming against Unatego’s Ryan Marszal during the Ross Cordell Oneonta Rotary Tournament earlier this month.

OHS also received victories from Facundo Frattini (220, decision), Lucas Chiappisi (99, forfeit), Mitchell Spaziani (113, forfeit; Antonio Pentaris (132, pin), Dalton Ormsby (138, pin), and James Longo (152, decision).

Walton 42, Delhi 27

Host Walton rode a string of six straight victories to a dual meet win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Dylan Wood’s forfeit at 132 pounds sparked the run as Dakota Coffey (138, decision), Hunter McCall (145, decision), John MacRabie (152, pin), Dawson Beers (160, decision) and Quinn Harby (170, pin) followed with triumphs.

Mike Bryden’s pin at 126 highlighted Delhi’s efforts.

Walton (4-7, 3-1) hosts Cooperstown on Tuesday.

Unatego 45, CV 21

Lucas DeJoy (152 pounds), Ryan Marszal (170) and Riley Hanrahan (195) won by pin to lead Unatego to a non-league victory at Chenango Valley.

Nate Wilsey contributed a 6-3 decision over Nate Pert for the Spartans (6-1), who won four matches by forfeit.

Unatego will compete in the eight-team Rondout Valley Duals on Saturday. The field also features Oneonta High, Arlington, Ausable Valley, Chaminade, Cornwall, Goshen and Rondout Valley.

Norwich 42, Sidney 34

Matt Higgins (132), Nicholas Jump (170) and Kai Sabada (195) pinned their respective opponents, but Sidney lost a non-league dual meet on the road Wednesday.

Brandon Swislosky contributed a 20-12 major decision over Colton Langille at 160 pounds for the Warriors, who won two matches by forfeit. The latter, awarded to David Gannon at 113 pounds, gave Sidney a 34-31 edge with two bouts to go.

Cole Rifanburg’s first-period pin of Chse Northrop at 120 pounds gave the Purple Tornado the lead for keeps as Carter Hubbard followed with a 16-0 technical fall over Ryan Arnold at 126 to secure the team triumph for Norwich.

Tioga 56, BGAH 13

Madison Hoover’s 9-0 major decision at 145 pounds paced Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville in a non-league road loss Wednesday.

Josh Lindsey (113), Jacob Andrews (132) and Jamie Griswold (152) contributed victories by decision for BGAH, which trailed, 22-3, after five matches. BGAH pulled to 27-16 before Tioga closed with six straight wins.

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