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Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020: NYSPHSAA dual-meet wrestling championships updates

   Leading off today: A pin in the final match gave Falconer/Cassadaga Valley an improbable 40-39 victory over two-time defending Division II champion Mount Sinai on Saturday in the NYSPHSAA dual meet wrestling tournament.

   Minisink Valley captured the Division I championship with a 42-25 victory over Fulton.

   Long Island was blanked in the titles column after sweeping all of the championships from the first two years of the tournament.

   Trailing 4-2 late in the first period of the 106-pound bout that wrapped up the meet Division II final, Brayden Newman of Falconer/Cassadaga Valley reversed Derek Menechino of Mount Sinai and recorded the pin at the 1:49 mark to set off a celebration by teammates and fans at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus.

   Falconer/Cassadaga Valley won four of the final five matches, including a fall by heavyweight Collin Mower with just 16 seconds left. Brayden Fahrbach then countered with a second-period pin at 99 pounds to restore the Mount Sinai lead.

   Falconer had been seeded sixth in the tournament but tripped up No. 3 Central Valley Academy in the first-round pool and No. 2 W.T. Clarke in the semifinals. Fourth-seeded Mount Sinai had eliminated top-seeded Cold Spring Harbor in the semifinals.

   "It's unbelievable. It's one of the best feelings I have had in my entire life," Falcover coach Drew Wilcox said. "To finally see all of the hard work of these kids and this coaching staff over the years pay off is really a dream come true. People might have thought we were done after losing three state representatives and eight starters last year. We proved everyone wrong, and now it's the best feeling in the world."

   Minisink Valley took control of its Division I showdown with Fulton by winning five of the first six bouts, including the fourth pin of the day by Zackary Ryder 35 seconds into the 126-pound match. Ethan Gallo followed suit with his fourth pin 1:34 into the 182-pound match.

   Minisink Valley had lost the 2018 final to Wantagh and was elminated by eventual state champ Massapequa a year ago.

   "This was marked on the calendar as something that we really wanted to get done this year," said coach Kevin Gallagher. "They are so team-oriented. They are such good guys and such good teammates for each other. I'm really happy for them. They realized how hard it is to get it done."

   Lineup change: Pitchers and catchers haven't even reported yet and the day-long tournament began with a pinch-hitter.

   Section 7 dual-meet champ Saranac was forced to withdraw from the tournament mid-week due to a flu outbreak that left the team at less than full strength. Iroquois, the first team out when at-large berths were awarded in Division II at the start of the week, was summoned to take Saranac's place in the third annual championships.


   First-round results, Division I: The top four seeds in order were Minisink Valley, Fox Lane, Horseheads, and Shenendehowa.

   Sixth-seeded Fulton threw a monkey wrench into its pool by overwheling Horseheads to lock down a berth in the semifinals.

  • Minisink Valley 57, Corning 9
  • Horseheads 42, Patchogue-Medford 34
  • Fox Lane 49, MacArthur 18
  • Shenendehowa 52, Chenango Forks 20
  • Spencerport 60, Chenango Forks 24
  • Fulton 55, Patchogue-Medford 19
  • MacArthur 34, Niagara Wheatfield 32
  • Commack 38, Lancaster 22
  • Minisink Valley 64, Lancaster 11
  • Fulton 61, Horseheads 20
  • Fox Lane 57, Niagara Wheatfield 12
  • Shenendehowa 35, Spencerport 30
   First-round results, Division II: The top four seeds in order were Cold Spring Harbor, W.T. Clarke, Central Valley Academy, and Mount Sinai.

   Sixth-seeded Falconer/Cassadaga Valley defeated Central Valley Academy to move into the semifinals.

   Mount Sinai staged a huge rally, winning the last six bouts to edge Tioga 31-29 in the final pool match of the afternoon. Tristan Nardi (170 pounds), Matt Cammpo (182), and Joe Goodrish (195) posted first-period pins to highlight the rally, and Gian Luca's 3-1 decision over Tioga's Jared Lamb in the heavyweight contest completed the comeback.

  • Central Valley Academy 44, Palmyra-Macedon 42
  • Cold Spring Harbor 47, Iroquois 21
  • Mount Sinai 78, Nanuet 6
  • W.T. Clarke 39, Cobleskill-Richmondville 33
  • Iroquois 58, Gouverneur 24
  • Tioga 72, Nanuet 13
  • Falconer/Cassadaga Valley 51, Palmyra-Macedon 31
  • Cobleskill-Richmondville 42, Port Jervis 39
  • Cold Spring Harbor 58, Gouverneur 27
  • W.T. Clarke 51, Port Jervis 27
  • Falconer/Cassadaga Valley 45, Central Valley Academy 33
  • Mount Sinai 31, Tioga 29
   Division I semifinals results: The final eight matches ended in pins, five coming in the first period, as Fulton outmuscled Fox Lane 45-33.

   Three Fulton wrestlers chalked up their third first-period pins of the day: Freddie Pagan (99 pounds) pinned Luis Diaz-Giron in 1:13, giving him three falls in a cumulative 4:35; Cuinn Burlingham (152) dispatched Thomas Prisco in :55 to make it three falls in 2:56; and Camrin Galvin (160) pinned Rony Sagastume in :30 to make it three wins in a total of 1:57.

   Teammates Dominick Hofman (106) and Matthew Woodworth (190) also chalked up their third pins.

Fulton 45, Fox Lane 33
    106 - Dominick Hofmann (Ful) p. John Stamatelos (FL) 0:26; 113 - Dylan Waldron (Ful) won by forfeit; 120 - Jake Hoffmann (FL) dec. Andru Walts (Ful) 7-5; 126 - Walter

Crofoot Jr (Ful) dec. Samuel Dixon (FL); 132 - Cole French (Ful) p. Justin Gierum (FL) 5:00; 138 - Mitchell Antin (FL) dec. Samuel May (Ful) 9-7; 145 - Robert Gierum (FL) dec. Noah Horning (Ful) 6-4; 152 - Cuinn Burlingham (Ful) p. Thomas Prisco (FL) 0:55; 160 - Camrin Galvin (Ful) p. Rony Sagastume (FL) 0:30; 170 - Quincy Downes (FL) p. Michael Strong (Ful) 0:40; 182 - Marc Berisha (FL) p. Ian Bogardus (Ful) 2:25; 195 - Griffin Zegras (FL) p. Cameron Lugo (Ful) 1:44; 220 - Matthew Woodworth (Ful) p. Dean Caico (FL) 3:01; 285 - Nino Prisco (FL) p. Jonathen Bell (Ful) 3:17; 99 - Freddy Pagan (Ful) p. Luis Diaz-Giron (FL) 1:13.

   Minisink Valley roared back from an early deficit and coasted past Shenendehowa on the strength of five pins and a forfeit.

   Zackary Ryder, who won his 126-pound pookl contests in 52 and 22 seconds, pinned Shen's Andrew Matteo in :33 to spark the comeback. Ethan Gallo (195) also registered his third first-period fall for the winners.

Minisink Valley 47, Shenendehowa 27
    106 - Vincent Grembocki (S) p. Zackary McKernan (MV) 1:11; 113 - David Ensminger (S) dec. Luke Greiner (MV) 5-1; 120 - Stevo Poulin (S) tf. Nicholas Picariello (MV) 21-6; 126 - Zackary Ryder (MV) p. Andrew Matteo (S) 0:33; 132 - Jordan Suarez (MV) dec. Ayden Robles (S) 15-1; 138 - Sean Savacool (MV) p. Antonio Lomascolo (S) 0:47; 145 - Brian Lombardi (MV) p. Malachy McGarry (S) 5:13; 152 - Jacob Gonzalez (MV) dec. Seamus Leavey (S) 13-1; 160 - Colden Dorfman (S) dec. Jace Hirsch (MV) 10-2; 170 - Samuel Bergin (S) dec. Chris Mclaughlin (MV) 15-8; 182 - Brock DelSignore (S) p. Jaden Marrero (MV) 1:24; 195 - Ethan Gallo (MV) p. Jacob Yang (S) 1:21; 220 - Carson Henry (MV) won by forfeit; 285 - Adam Fenner (MV) p. Sebastian Underwood (S) 5:57; 99 - Anthony Tresch (MV) dec. Brandon Deuel (S) 5-0.

   Division II semifinals results: Mount Sinai moved to within one victory of a pitential third straight New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship by eliminating Cold Spring Harbor.

   Joe Goodrich (182) notched his third pin of the afternoon, stopping R.J. Schupler of Cold Spring Harbor in 1:23.

Mount Sinai 41, Cold Spring Harbor 22
   106 - Greyson Meak (CSH) dec. Derek Menechino (MS) 4-2; 113 - Shawn Wells (MS) dec. Ethan Eoanidis (CSH) 6-3; 120 - Jackson Polo (CSH) dec. Jack Tyrell (MS) 22-10; 126 - Luca Martinis (MS) p. Duke Patonoster (CSH) 1:05; 132 - Brenden Goodrich (MS) dec. Sean MCauley (CSH) 9-3; 138 - Mike O`Brien (MS) dec. Ben Bruno (CSH) 11-0; 145 - Ryan Shanian (MS) dec. Matthew Mannino (CSH) 13-2; 152 - Jacob Bruno (CSH) dec. Phil johnson (MS) 9-6; 160 - Michael Schlaugies (CSH) p. Tristan Nardi (MS) 1:33; 170 - Matt Campo (MS) dec. Christian Hansen (CSH) 8-5; 182 - Joe Goodrich (MS) p. R.J. Schupler (CSH) 1:23; 195 - Kolton Gagnon (CSH) dec. Adam Shata (MS) 5-2; 220 - Ethan Burdo (CSH) dec. Gian Luca Ferrara (MS) 2-1; 285 - Alex Day (MS) p. Matthew Marino (CSH) 1:52; 99 - Brayden Fahrbach (MS) won by forfeit.

   After piling up 14 pins in the pool matches, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley fought off W.T. Clarke with a quartet of falls to advance to the day's final round.

Falconer/Cassadaga Valley 42, Clarke 30
   106 - Brayden Newman (FCV) p. Gabriel Cubero (C) 3:17; 113 - Austin Chase (FCV) p. Thomas Roche (C) 4:36; 120 - Karsen DePasquale (FCV) dec. John Bower (C) 4-2; 126 - Jordan Soriano (C) p. Brodie Little (FCV) 0:40; 132 - Joey Pillittieri (FCV) dec. Jack Forte (C) 7-6; 138 - Chris Gregory (C) dec. Hunter Teboe (FCV) 7-3; 145 - Aiden Yurdiga (C) p. Connor Stein (FCV) 1:19; 152 - Bryce Baglia (FCV) dec. Michael Forte (C) 6-3; 160 - Lucas Abbatiello (C) dec. Mack Mikula (FCV) 11-4; 170 - John Kozlowski (FCV) dec. Joeseph Aguas (C) 5-1; 182 - Hudson Johnson (FCV) p. Max Deleon (C) 3:00; 195 - Brock Johnson (FCV) p. Justin Soriano (C) 4:40; 220 - Osmond Bouyer (C) p. David Stein (FCV) 0:57; 285 - Collin Mower (FCV) won be forfeit; 99 - Aiden Peters (C) p. Karsen Lundgren (FCV) 1:07.

   NYSPHSAA finals results:

Minisink Valley 42, Fulton 25
   113 - Luke Greiner (MV) p. Dylan Waldron (F) 1:47; 120 - Andru Walts (F) dec. Nicholas Picariello (MV) 8-6; 126 - Zackary Ryder (MV) p. Walter Crofoot Jr (F) 0:35; 132 - Jordan Suarez (MV) dec. Cole French (F) 7-0; 138 - Sean Savacool (MV) dec. Samuel May (F) 6-3; 145 - Brian Lombardi (MV) dec. Noah Horning (F) 11-9 (ot); 152 - Cuinn Burlingham (F) p. Jacob Gonzalez (MV) 2:42; 160 - Camrin Galvin (F) dec. Jace Hirsch (MV) 13-3; 170 - Ian Bogardus (F) dec. Chris Mclaughlin (MV) 4-2; 182 - Ethan Gallo (MV) p. Cameron Lugo (F) 1:34; 195 - Scott Geysen (MV) p. Shane Goutermout-Reynolds (F) 1:19; 220 - Matthew Woodworth (F) dec. Jonathan Cabrera (MV) 6-1; 285 - Adam Fenner (MV) p. Jonathen Bell (F) 1:04; 99 - Anthony Tresch (MV) dec. Freddy Pagan (F) 6-2; 106 - Dominick Hofmann (F) p. Zackary McKernan (MV) 4:00.

Falconer/Cassadaga Valley 40, Mount Sinai 39
   113 - Austin Chase (FCV) p. Shawn Wells (MS) 5:19; 120 - Jack Tyrell (MS) p. Karsen DePasquale (FCV) 4:52; 126 - Joey Pillittieri (FCV) dec. Luca Martinis (MS) 10-3; 132 - Brenden Goodrich (MS) dec. Hunter Teboe (FCV) 9-0; 138 - Mike O`Brien (MS) p. Dalton Caldwell (FCV) 0:39; 145 - Ryan Shanian (MS) p. Connor Stein (FCV) 0:23; 152 - Mack Mikula (FCV) dec. Phil Johnson (MS) 11-5; 160 - Bryce Baglia (FCV) dec. Tristan Nardi (MS) 15-4; 170 - Matt Campo (MS) p. John Kozlowski (FCV) 1:18; 182 - Joe Goodrich (MS) tf. Hudson Johnson (FCV) 19-4; 195 - Brock Johnson (FCV) p. Adham Shata (MS) 1:43; 220 - Collin Beichner (FCV) p. Gian Luca Ferrara (MS) 2:56; 285 - Collin Mower (FCV) p. ALEX DAY (MS) 5:44; 99 - Brayden Fahrbach (MS) p. Mason Kilmer (FCV) 2:33; 106 - Brayden Newman (FCV) p. Derek Menechino (MS) Fall 1:49.

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