Live state round of 16, quarterfinal results: 8 advance to semis

Minisink Valley senior Gerard Daly and Monroe-Woodbury senior Vinny Vespa advanced to the state Division I 120-pound semifinals with a pair of one-point quarterfinal wins at the Times Union Center in Albany.

Daly jumped out to a 5-2 after scoring three back points in the second period against Columbia’s John Devine and held on for a 7-6 win and his first berth in the state semifinals.

Vespa escaped with 36 seconds left to edge Kenmore West’s Anthony Argentieri 4-3.

Vespa will face Plainview’s Peter Pappas, a 2014 state finalist, Saturday morning.

Daly draws two-time state champion Yianni Diakomihalis of Hilton.

Newburgh Free Academy senior Damani Burns (132), Monroe-Woodbury sophomore Evan Barczak (132), Warwick sophomore Ryan Ferro (145), Minisink Valley senior Mike Raccioppi (145), Warwick senior Tom Wightman (152) and Monroe-Woodbury senior Nick McShea (195) all posted wins by decision to reach the state semifinals.

Liberty junior Kevin Morgans (182) lost a tough 2-0 decision to top-seeded Triston Engle of Dolgeville in a Division II quarterfinal.

State championships

Division I
120 pounds: Gerard Daly (Minisink Valley, Sr., 41-3) d. John Devine (Columbia, Soph.) 7-6; Vinny Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., 41-1) d. Anthony Argentieri (Kenmore West) 4-3.
132: Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph., 39-3) d. Dempsey King (New Hartford, Sr.) 5-3; Damani Burns (Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., 44-2) d. Zack Barker (Fairport) 9-2.
138: Richie Burke (Ithaca, Sr.) d. Chris Truglio (Minisink Valley, Sr., 41-1) 8-2.
145: Ryan Ferro (Warwick, Soph., 38-4) d. Jack Taddeo (Shoreham Wading River, Jr.) 6-1; Mike Raccioppi (Minisink Valley, Sr., 41-3) d. Danny Murphy (Roy C. Ketcham, Sr.) 5-1.
152: Tom Wightman (Warwick, Sr., 41-2) d. Blake Engebretson (Central Square, Sr.) 4-2.
160: Blaise Benderoth (North Rockland, Sr.) d. A.J. Aeberli (Minisink Valley, Jr., 41-2) 4-3
195: Nick McShea (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr., 39-0) d. Peter Pjetri (Suffern) 5-2.
285: Nolan Terrance (Massena, Sr.) d. Issac Serrano (Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., 41-4) 3:41.
Division II
182: Triston Engle (Dolgeville) d. Kevin Morgans (Eldred/Liberty/Fallsburg) 2-0.

Twelve Section 9 wrestlers advanced to the state quarterfinals Friday afternoon at the Times Union Center in Albany.

Monroe-Woodbury senior Vinny Vespa (120 pounds), Newburgh Free Academy senior Damani Burns (132), Warwick sophomore Ryan Ferro (145), Warwick senior Tom Wightman (152), Monroe-Woodbury senior Nick McShea (195) and Newburgh Free Academy senior Issac Serrano (285) recorded first-round pins in Division I (large school).

Minisink Valley senior Gerard Daly (120), Monroe-Woodbury sophomore Evan Barczak (132), Minisink Valley senior Chris Truglio (138), Minisink Valley senior Mike Raccioppi (145) and Minisink Valley junior A.J. Aeberli (160) won by decision.

Section 9 went 1-14 in Division II (small school) first-round matches. Liberty junior Kevin Morgans (182) won the lone Division II wrestler advancing to the quarterfinals.

Round of 16
Division I
99 pounds: Mitch Seaver (Lockport, Soph.) pin Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury, 8th grader, 33-6) 2:40.
106: Tommy Cox (Deer Park, Jr., 44-3) pin Connor Greiner (Minisink Valley, Fr., 40-2) 1:57
113: Anthony Cirillo (Rocky Point, Soph., 33-4) d. Pedro Rosales (Middletown, Sr., 33-9) 4-0.
120: Gerard Daly (Minisink Valley, Sr., 40-3) d. Audey Ashkar (Liverpool, Jr.) 5-2; Vinny Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., 40-1) pin Skyler Cameron (Massena, Soph.) 3:23.
126: Nick Piccininni (Ward Melville, Sr., 40-2) tech. fall Kevin Kelly (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr., 39-2) 17-2, 5:18.
132: Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph., 38-3) d. James Szymanski (Shoreham Wading River, Sr., 41-5) 4-3; Damani Burns (Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., 43-2) pin Michael Brown (Massena, Soph., 31-9) 3:20
138: Chris Truglio (Minisink Valley, Sr., 41-0) d. Owen Bacheldor (Hewlett, Jr., 42-6) 3-2.
145: Ryan Ferro (Warwick, Soph., 37-4) pin Julian Korfine (Ithaca, Jr., 30-6) 3:45; Mike Raccioppi (Minisink Valley, Sr., 40-3) d. Austin Amo (Massena, Jr.,  16-15) 11-0.
152: Tom Wightman (Warwick, Sr., 40-2) pin Matt Porello (John Glenn, Sr., 31-9) 1:06.
160: A.J. Aeberli (Minisink Valley, Jr., 41-1) d. Brandon Mendez (Huntington, Sr., 37-2) 3-2.
170: Joe Puca (Huntington, Jr., 38-5) d.Quinn Zsido (Cornwall, Sr., 41-3) 16-7; Anthony Fitzsimmons (Calhoun, Sr., 38-0) d. Alec Guevara (Wallkill, Sr., 37-6) 8-3.
182: Tyreek Bromley (Long Beach, Soph.) d. Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph., 34-7) 9-7; David Hamil (Deer Park, Sr.) pin Bruce McLee (Washingtonville, Sr., 33-5) :53.
195: Nick McShea (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr., 38-0) pin Caleb Gould (Chenango Forks, Sr., 23-8) 1:41; Jake Braunscheidel (St. Francis, Sr., 44-10) d. Bryan Beyers (Washingtonville, Sr., 32-2) 2-1.
220: Mike Newman (Monsignor Farrell, Sr.,31-2) d. Brandon Mascaro (Wallkill, Sr., 29-3) 2-1, ultimate tiebreaker.
285: Issac Serrano (Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., 41-3) pin Jake Warren (Burnt Hills, Soph., 32-11) 3:15.

Division II
99 pounds: Sean McGarvey (Pearl River, Soph., 28-6) pin Wade Harris (Red Hook, Soph., 28-8) 1:39
106: C.J. Walz (Central Valley Academy, Soph., 36-2) pin Dean Artrip (Tuxedo, Soph., 15-1) 5:53
113: Satoshi Abe (Putnam Valley) d. Mike Feliciano (Highland, Sr., 33-9) 10-8 OT
120: Joe Lauricella (Leroy, Jr., 39-1) d. Dillon Ross (Onteora, Fr., 28-7) 6-0
126: Brett Frole (Babylon, Jr., 29-5) d. Taylor Benson (Red Hook, Soph., 32-6) 6-4, sudden victory
132: Tristin DeVincenzo (Port Jefferson, Jr., 33-2) tech. fall Andrew Suleiman (Highland, Sr., 32-7) 19-4, 4:37
Kobe Garrehy (Maine-Endwell, Jr., 46-2) pin Issac Mathews (Marlboro, Soph., 18-9) 3:01
145: Jed Micek (Maple Grove, Sr., 43-4) d. Noah Curreri (Eldred/Liberty/Fallsburg, Soph., 35-7) 7-6, ultimate tiebreaker
152: Josh Griffith (Warsaw, Sr., 43-2) d. Ben Cuppett (New Paltz, Soph., 30-3) 11-3
160: Simon Breckenridge (Vernon Verona Sherill, Sr., 33-4) d. Liam Heslin (Tuxedo, Sr., 17-5) 6-0
170: Howie Nolan (Maple Grove, Sr., 37-4) d. Teddy Mapes (Highland, Sr., 26-8) 11-5
182: Kevin Morgans (Eldred/Liberty/Fallsburg, Jr., 31-4) d. Meroj Aslov (Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, Jr.) 6-0
195:  Phil Wilshire (Attica, Sr., 46-2) pin Zach Williams (Tuxedo, Sr., 16-4) 3:29
220: Miguel Perez (Eagle Academy, Sr., 19-4) d. Stefan Chichkov (Red Hook, Sr., 24-6) 11-2
285: Jeff Andrews (Randolph, Sr., 32-4) pin John Beal (Highland, Sr., 27-9) 1:15

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