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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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Serafini pins way to Mid-Hudson second day

Newburgh Free Academy senior 170-pounder Tyler Serafini pinned all four of his opponents during the pool round to advance to the second day of the Mid-Hudson tournament at Arlington High School in Freedom Plains. Serafini is now 25-0 with 19 falls on the season. Fifty-two Section 9 wrestlers will join Serafini in the quarterfinals Friday [...]

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Monroe-Woodbury wrestler Marco Vespa picks Penn State

Monroe-Woodbury senior Marco Vespa has committed to wrestle at three-time defending national champion Penn State. Vespa placed third in the state at 120 pounds and was voted the most outstanding wrestler at the Section 9 Division I tournament last season. He is a three-time Section 9 champion. Vespa’s 169 career wins are fifth in school [...]

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