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2019 State wrestling semifinal results: Runs continue for Ryder and Leonard

Minisink Valley seventh-grader Zack Ryder is a state finalist. Ryder avenged a regular-season loss, defeating Massapequa’s Chase Liardi, the second seed, 5-2 in the 106-pound semifinals. He scored the match’s first takedown 33 seconds in and cradled Liardi in the final seconds of the second period for two more points. “My strategy was to just […]

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Live State wrestling Section 9 quarterfinal, Round of 16 results

Minisink Valley seventh-grader Zack Ryder recorded his second pin in as many matches, dropping Long Beach’s Jeremiah Echevaria in 4:44 to reach the state Division I 106-pound semifinals. Ryder (42-3) earns a rematch with second-seeded Chase Liardi of Massapequa in Saturday’s semifinals. Liardi edged Ryder 2-1 at the Eastern States Classic. Highland senior 132-pounder Matt […]

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2019 Section 9 Division I wrestling recap/videos

Minisink Valley seventh-grader Zack Ryder made an impressive Section 9 Division I tournament debut. Ryder (40-3) pinned all three of his opponents, including returning champion Justin Morales of Middletown in 4:30 in the final. He is the first seventh grader to win a section Division I title. Was pointed out to me that Kevin Dommreis […]

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2019 Section 9 Division II wrestling championship results

Ellenville senior 285-pounder Jason Lonstein and Onteora junior 152-pounder Nate Ross were named co-most outstanding wrestler at the Section 9 Division II championships at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge. Lonstein pinned his way through the tournament, winning three matches by fall including a fall in 3:47 over Chester’s Devin McGovern in the final. Ross, a […]

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2019 Section 9 Wrestling Division I championships: Finals, semifinals, consolation finals results

Finals 99 pounds: Andrew Marchese (W) won by injury default over Colby Amell (S); 106: Zack Ryder (MV) pins Justin Morales (M) 4:30; 113: Jacob Chenier (K) d. Joe Habert (MV) 8-0; 120: Nick Picariello (MV) d. Marco Vespa (M-W) 6-2; 126: Jordan Suarez (MV) d.. Brandon DeLaRosa (NFA) 9-4; 132: Tom Maddox (WASH) d. […]

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2019 Section 9 Division I wrestling championships: First day results

Monroe-Woodbury senior 120-pounder Marco Vespa and Cornwall senior 220-pounder Will Leonard continued their undefeated seasons as all 15 top seeds advanced to the Section 9 Division I semifinals Friday at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley. Vespa improved to 38-0 with pins in 14 and 51 seconds. Leonard pinned Jimmy Bucci of Saugerties in 16 […]

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2019 Section 9 Division II wrestling seeding

Highland senior Matt Malheiro, Rondout Valley sophomore Nikko Walsh and Onteora sophomore Nick Ross seeks their third straight Section 9 Division II titles Sunday at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge. Section 9 Division II championship seeding (Sunday at SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge) 99 pounds: 1. Trevor Tufano (Port Jervis, Fr., 20-12); 2. Brandon McKay (Red […]

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2019 Section 9 Wrestling Division I seeding

Monroe-Woodbury senior 120-pounder Marco Vespa and Cornwall senior 220-pounder Will Leonard earned top seeds at the Section 9 Division I championships, beginning Friday afternoon at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley. Vespa (36-0) and Leonard (35-0) enter the tournament undefeated. Monroe-Woodbury senior Sam Santander is the top seed and returning champion at 195 pounds. Newburgh […]

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State Dual-Meet Championships: Minisink Valley, Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West results

Minisink Valley and Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West were eliminated in the pool record of the state dual-meet championships Saturday at SRC Arena in Syracuse. Minisink Valley (23-1) was handed its first loss of the season by Massapequa, the eventual state Division I champions, 42-27. The Warriors opened with 44-28 victory over Suffolk County champion Sachem East. Joey […]

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Mid-Hudson Tournament: Malheiro, Walsh MOWs

Highland senior Mat Malheiro and Rondout Valley sophomore Nikko Walsh was named the most outstanding wrestlers in their class at the Mid-Hudson tournament at Arlington High School in Freedom Plains. Malheiro edged Valley Central’s Matt Romano 3-2 in double overtime in the 132-pound final. Walsh blanked Ward Melville’s Tom Fitzsimmons 6-0 in the 113-pound final. […]

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