VIDEO: Mason Memmelaar and Pine Bush are Section 9 champs

Some Pine Bush’s players, including junior forward Mason Memmelaar, were too young to remember the school’s last Section 9 boys basketball title. Other like the Powell twins weren’t born yet when Pine Bush defeated Kingston for the Class AA title in 2000.

For 17 years, the boys basketball banner in the Pine Bush gym was bare with just the single championship season.

Memmelaar finally added to the banner Saturday, defeating John S. Burke Catholic 58-49 in the Class AA final before 2,000 fans at SUNY Orange in Middletown.

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Track and field: State Federation championship seeds

The state Federation seeds for Section 9 athletes competing in the New York State championships on Saturday, to be held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Staten Island. The Federation includes schools from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, New York City’s Public Schools Athletic League, the Catholic High School Athletic Association and the Association of Independent Schools.

Team key: Cornwall (Cor); Dover (Dov); Eldred (Eld); Ellenville (Ell); F.D. Roosevelt (FDR); Goshen (Gosh); James I. O’Neill (JIO); John S. Burke Catholic (JSB); Kingston (King); Marlboro (Marl); Middletown (Mid); Minisink Valley (MV); Monroe-Woodbury (MW); Monticello (Mont); New Paltz (NP); Newburgh Free Academy (NFA); Onteora (Ont); Pine Bush (PB); Pine Plains (PP); Port Jervis (PJ); Poughkeepsie (Pok); Spackenkill (Spac); Sullivan West (SW); Valley Central (VC); Wallkill (Wall); Warwick (War); Washingtonville (Wash)

55-meters: 9. Kabongo Barry (Spac) 6.46; 22. Davon Davis (PB) 6.62; 26. Curai White (Mid) 6.64.
55 hurdles: 5. My-kell Farrar (Mont) 7.54; 13. Michael Mullally (SW) 7.68; 22. Vernon Taylor (Mid) 7.81.
300: 11. Davon Davis (PB) 35.34; 13. Mathew Morales (MW) 35.37; 16. Kabongo Barry (Spac) 35.68.
600: 3. Richard Samuels (Wall) 1:20.72; 27. Samuel Vallejo (Wall) 1:26.23; 29. Seth Goitia (Cor) 1:26.39.
1,000: 12. Paul Catalano (Wash) 2:34.12; 18. Connor St. Germain (Cor) 2:36.29; 19. Lucas Lopez (King) 2:36.40.
1,600: 9. Tom Quinn (Wash) 4:22.81; 11. Robert Becker (King) 4:23.44; 13. Ayden Gann (SW) 4:23.70.
3,200: 14. Jayson Hines (King) 9:34.23; 17. Jamie Granata (MV) 9:36.02; 22. Liam Higgins (Gosh) 9:40.84.
800 relay: 9. Middletown (Marvin Justin, Devon Legrair, Brian Ramirez, Jalen Rose, Manny West, Curai White) 1:32.82.
1,600 relay: 2. Newburgh (Ryler Gould, Ellyson Grant, Jordan Lawrence, Stephon Scott, Davin Slater, Robert Walker) 3:20.07.
3,200 relay: 2. Warwick (Behailu Bekele-Arcuri, Tom Gardiner, Dan Lindstrom, Jason Nafash, Thomas Nafash, Sean Quinn) 7:57.93.
Intersectional relay: 10. Section Nine (My-kell Farrar, Thomas Garrison, Louis Greco, Wyatt Matyas, Jason Nafash, Brian Ramirez)
High jump : 5. Kesigh Deloatch (War) 6-5; 8. Vernon Taylor (Mid) 6-4.
Long jump: 20. Kesigh Deloatch (War) 21-11.5; 27. Stephon Scott (NFA) 21-2; 28. Dennis Van Dunk (War) 21-0.5.
Triple jump: 5. Kesigh Deloatch (War) 45-2.5; 21. Dennis VanDunk (War) 43-4.5.
Shot put: 19. Mark Pryzbocki (JSB) 46-5.25; 21. Parker Tidd (PJ) 45-9.75.
Weight throw: 1. Tom Reiser (MV) 71-2.75; 23. Jacob Banse (MV) 54-1; 26. Joe Ike (Mid) 52-1.5.
Pole vault: 2. Dagi Tadesse (NP) 15-0; 11. Isaac Heatley (War) 14-0; 21. Vinnie Depaolo (MW) 13-0.

55-meters: 13. De’ja Bowen (Mid) 7.30; 20. Kayla Meade (Cor) 7.37.
55 hurdles: 15. Penny Greibesland (War) 8.55; 26. Tiandra Whilby (Mid) 8.99.
300: 14. Bria Oatman (Mid) 41.37; 23. Brianna Lawless (Wash) 42.04.
600: 17. Zarah Harris (VC) 1:37.69; 20. Tallula Gann (SW) 1:38.13; 21. Gabby Fanning (Cor) 1:38.36.
1,000: 11. Kaylah Quarshie (PJ) 2:59.06; 26. Kristin Thompson (War) 3:02.32
1,500: 14. Kaylah Quarshie (PJ) 4:48.54; 19. Sarah Trainor (FDR) 4:50.36; Annie Kurdziel (MW) not competing.
1,500 race walk: 16. Margaret Ryan (MW) 7:33.13; 17. Jillian McEneaney (Mont) 7:33.50.
3,000: 8. Olivia Elston (Gosh) 10:09.46; 18. Jennie Prial (War) 10:39.39.
800 relay: 2. Newburgh (Marielle Apronti, D’Asia Causar, Juantasia Cumberbatch, Maimuna Jammen, Ahnrea McCaskill, Kyara Thompson) 1:42.50.
1,600 relay: 4. Newburgh (Marielle Apronti, Justine Brooks, Ahnrea McCaskill, Danielle Riley, Juantasia Cumberbatch, Kyara Thompson) 3:59.35.
3,200 relay: 4. Goshen (Morgan Serkes, Grace Atlas, Madison Montgomery, Olivia Elston, Kayla Pucci, Lauren Johnson) 9:15.66
Intersectional relay: 10. Section Nine (Katie Conter, Maanasa Hanubal, Jennie Prial, Kristen Boerke, Annie Kurdziel, Daniella Napoli)
High jump: 21. Lisa Jacobsen (MW) 5-2; 25. Kristen Boerke (Wash) 5-1;
Long jump: 29. Emily Gerdin (Wash) 16-5; 30. Riley Wood (Wall) 16-3.25.
Triple jump: 21. Asya Jeune (MW) 35-5.5; 24. Jenna Maggiolo (PB) 34-8.25.
Shot put: 18. Kaela Bazemore (VC) 36-2; 26. Kaela Santos (NP) 33-8.75.
Weight throw: 11. Jillian Dorego (Cor) 45-4.5; 19. Katie Casazza (MW) 42-9.5; 23. Julianna Tobin (MV) 40-7.5.
Pole vault: 7. Kristin Lubeskie (MW) 11-0; 14. Kaeli Thompson (War) 10-6; 21. Colleen Leahy (JSB) 10-0.

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Quick thoughts: State Wrestling Championships

Quite a weekend for Section 9 wrestling.

For the second straight year, Section 9 crowned two state champions.

Warwick’s Ryan Ferro became just the eighth section wrestler to win back-t0-back titles.

Monroe-Woodbury’s Kendall Elfstrum capped an incredible comeback to capture his first title in sudden victory.

Both Ferro (37-0) and Elfstrum (19-0) finished their senior seasons undefeated. Can’t remember the last time a Section 9 wrestler completed an undefeated season.

Monroe-Woodbury coach Steve Fischbein was inducted into the state Hall of Fame before the finals. Fischbein, who is still an assistant in the program, congratulated Elfstrum minutes after his win in the state final.

“The most exciting final,” Fischbein said.

Elfstrum is one of the most humble, quiet wrestlers you’ll ever meet. He has absolutely no ego and just competes to his fullest on the mat. Elfstrum entered his final against Cardozo’s Simon Chee as the fan favorite. As the dramatics of the final unfolded, cheers for Elfstrum increased.

Fans, especially those from Long Island, were on Elfstrum’s side because Chee failed to return to the mat after an illegal slam by Islip’s Greg Hodulick, the second seed, in the semifinals. The decision allowed Chee to advance to the final and prevented Hodulick a chance at a state title. Many thought Chee could have continued in the match.

Elfstrum is Monroe-Woodbury’s fourth state champion, following Gary Fischbein (1983); Mike Mormile (2001) and Jamie Franco (2008).

Ferro defeated Brewster’s Grant Cuomo 7-3 in the 160-pound final in front of 30 family and friends including his parents Ray and Sue, his brother, Michael and sisters, Jill and Nikki.

The state tournament is Ferro’s last high school tournament. Some of Section 9′s seniors will compete in the Virginia Beach Nationals in late March. Not Ferro. The three-sport athlete goes right into baseball.

Ferro has yet to make his college decision. Maryland and Edinboro showed early interest. Maryland coach Kerry McCoy was in attendance at the Times Union Center to watch Ferro wrestle over the weekend. Ferro plans on taking a visit to Ohio State within the next two weeks.

“He hasn’t had the time to do the recruiting trips,” Warwick coach Phil Szumlaski said. “Now, he’s got to get out there and figure out where he wants to go. Whoever gets him next, it’s going to be a lucky program because he’s a special kid and a phenomenal athlete.”

Ferro and Elfstrum are part of special, talented senior class that will be remembered among the most accomplished in Section 9 history.

Eldred senior Noah Curreri earned the respect from the section’s Division I (large schol) wrestler by his work ethic and drive to be the area’s best in Division II (small school). Curreri drove from Sullivan County to Warwick at least once a week to work out with Ferro in the final month of the season. The pressure was on Curreri to become the section’s first Division II state finalist and he delivered over the weekend. He wrestled Warsaw’s Noah Grover, the top seed who had pinned his first three opponents tough the full six minutes. Grover would win 7-3, which included a late takedown as Curreri was attempting to tie the match, in the final. Curreri became only the second Section 9 Division II wrestler to win two state medals and the first since the state went to a wild-card format in 2007.

Wallkill senior Mike Fekishazy decided to bump up from 170 to 182 pounds during the season for a potential state final with Hilton’s Louie Deprez, the country’s top 182-pounder. Fekishazy became Wallkill’s first state finalist and got his wish. He wrestled Deprez to a 13-4 decision in the final. Only two other wrestlers this season had taken the undefeated Deprez to a decision this season. Fek, a two-time state medalist, is the only Wallkill wrestler to place in the state tournament.

Monroe-Woodbury senior Evan Barczak finished his career second in Section 9′s all-time wins list with 219. Barczak rebounded from a tough 4-3 loss to Fox Lane’s Matt Grippi in the semifinals to take third at 152 pounds and earn his third straight state medal. Barczak is fifth Monr0e-Woodbury to win three state medals following Gary Fischbein, Mike Mormile, Jamie Franco and Vinny Vespa.

Goshen senior Ryan Ellefsen recorded the most pins in the state tournament by a Division I or Division II wrestler. After dropping his first-round match 7-5 at the top seed at 220 pounds, Ellefsen pinned his next four opponents in the wrestleback round and then dismantled John Glenn’s Damien Caffrey in the third-place final. Caffrey had defeated Ellefsen 9-3 at the Eastern States Classic on Jan. 14. Ellefsen finished his varsity career with a 131-31 record and 96 pins. Goshen’s wrestling program has earned 10 state medals since 1975. Ellefsen, a 2016 state finalist, won two of those over the last two seasons.

Minisink Valley senior Tyler Lynch wrestled back for a sixth-place finish for his first state medal after a first-round loss.

For as much as their accomplishments on the mat, this senior class will be remembered as class acts outside the mat. Barczak and Curreri were voted by peers as sportsmanship award winners for Division I and Division II. The Division I award could have easily gone to Ferro, Elfstrum or Fekishazy.

Section 9 wrestling’s underclassmen, which includes state medalists Dylan Earl and Marco Vespa of Monroe-Woodbury, have tough acts to follow.

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VIDEO: 160-pound state champion Ryan Ferro

Warwick’s Ryan Ferro joined an elite group of Section 9 wrestlers Saturday night.

Ferro became just the eighth section wrestler to win back-to-back state titles with a 7-3 victory over Brewster’s Grant Cuomo.

Ferro’s second championship puts the senior in the conversation with Pine Bush’s Troy Bouzakis (1986-87, 1990), Valley Central’s Lou Ruggirello (2004-06), Valley Central’s Ricky Scott (2004-05), Middletown’s Rocco Mansueto (1997-98) and Cornwall’s Paul Paquin (1996). Suffern’s Joe Goldsmith (1971-72) and Lee Klepper (1968-69) also won consecutive titles. Suffern became a Section 1 school after 1984 season.

Ferro said this weekend’s road to the state title was more difficult than last year. Ferro had three pins and a victory by technical fall in winning the 2016 152-pound championship.

“It feels even better than the first one to be honest with you,” Ferro said after his win Saturday. “Last year, it wasn’t as tough. I was able to pound my way through it. The wrestler in the quarterfinals was tough and Cuomo, he’s a phenomenal wrestler. For me to see how I can wrestle those caliber of kids makes it better (than last year).”


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2017 State Finals Results (Video)

For the second straight year, Section 9 crowned two state champions.
Warwick’s Ryan Ferro became the section’s first multiple champion in 11 years, defeating Brewster’s Grant Cuomo 7-3 in the 160-pound final.
Monroe-Woodbury’s Kendall Elfstrum, the fifth seed, pulled out a remarkable comeback in a 9-7 win in sudden victory over Cardozo’s Simon Chee.
Check out match video below the results.
State championships
(at Times Union Center, Albany)
Division I
99 pounds: 
Brandon Nunez (John Bowne-PSAL) d. Terry Adams (Monsignor Farrell-CHSAA) 5-3
106: Dylan Ryder (Half Hollow Hills West-11) tech. fall Cody Anders (Brockport-5) 15-0, 6:00
113: Greg Diakomihalis (Hilton-5) d. Justin McDougald (Niagara Wheatfield-6) 9-5
120: Adam Busiello (Eastport South Manor-11) pin Anthony Cirillo (Rocky Point-11) 2:53
126: Justin Vines (Wantagh) d. Austin Hertel (Hilton-5) 3-0
132: Jacori Teemer (Long Beach-8) d. Mike Venosa (Victor-5) 1-0
138: Vito Arujau (Syosset-8) d. Jake Silverstein (Hauppauge-11) 8-3
145: Frankie Gissendander (Penfield-5) d. Kiernan Shanahan (Shenendehowa-2) 7-2
152: Matt Grippi (Fox Lane-1) d. Peter Pappas (Plainview-8) 7-3
160: Ryan Ferro (Warwick) d. Grant Cuomo (Brewster-1) 7-3
170: Tyler Barnes (Ballston Spa-2) d. Zach Ancewicz (John Glenn-11) 5-2
182: Louie Deprez (Hilton-5) d. Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) 13-4
195: Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Simon Chee (Cardozo-PSAL) 9-7, sudden victory
220: Zach Knightonward (Uniondale-8) won by default over Terron Robinson (Walt Whitman-11)
285: William Bolia (Fairport-5) d. Deonte Wilson (Amityville-11) 2-1
Division II
99 pounds: Anthony Noto (HFL-5) pin Jordan Titus (Center Moriches-11) 6:44
106: Trent Svingala (Maple Hill-2) d. Jon Charles (Central Valley Academy-3) 9-2
113: Trey Laflamme (South Jefferson-Sandy Creek-3) d. Caleb Robinson (Walton-Delhi-4) 5-2
120: Orion Anderson (Schuylerville-2) d. Luke Bokina (Mattituck-11) 12-4
126: Jonathan Gomez (Locust Valley-8) d. Jack Bokina (Mattituck-11) 5-1
132: Dane Heberlein (Alexander-5) d. Hector Colom (Fredonia-6) 7-3
138: Hunter Shaut (Central Valley Academy-3) d. Tanner Lapiene (Ogdensburg-10) 4-3
145: Tanner Cook (Central Valley Academy-3) d. Adam Wagner (South Seneca-6) 10-8
152: Hunter Richard (Holland Patent-3) d. Ross McFarland (Phoenix-3) 4-1
160: Noah Grover (Warsaw-5) d. Noah Curreri (Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West) 7-3
170: Matt Gaiser (Alexander-5) pin Jason Hoffman (Hadley Luzerne-Lake George-2) 1:52
182: Clifton Wang (Edgemont-1) d. Doug Simmons (Canastota-3) 3-2
195: James Hoeg (Mattituck-11) d. Joe Benedict (South Jefferson-Sandy Creek-3) 10-2
220: Tanner Zagarino (Mattituck-11) d. Hammond Raes (Midlakes-5) 10-5
285: Laith Alsous (Lewiston Porter-6) d. Jacob Morrison (Unatego-4) 3-2

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2017 State Consolation Finals Results

Monroe-Woodbury senior Evan Barczak finished his state high school wrestling career with a third-place finish Saturday in Albany.

Barczak defeated North Babylon’s David Miele-Estrella 5-4 in the consolation final for his third state medal and 219th career victory.

Goshen senior Ryan Ellefsen ran off five straight wins, the first four by pin, in the consolation bracket. Ellefsen finished third in the state with a 16-7 win over John Glenn’s Damien Caffrey.

Section 9 earned nine medals (top six) for third straight year.

State championships
Division I
Third-place consolation
113 pounds: Anthony Sciotto (Rocky Point-11) d. Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury) 4-2.
152: Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury) d. David Miele-Estrella (North Babylon-11) 5-4
220: Ryan Ellfesen (Goshen) d. Damien Caffrey (Long Beach-8) 16-7
Fifth-place consolation
106: Dylan Earl (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Christopher Perry (Yorktown-1) 3-1.
120: Matt Genau (Williamsville South-6) pin Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley) :22

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Live 2017 State Wrestling Semifinals: Ferro, Curreri, Fek, Elfstrum headed to finals

Warwick’s Ryan Ferro and Eldred’s Noah Curreri will wrestle side by side in the state finals.

Ferro and Curreri recorded semifinal wins in Division I and Division II respectively.

Ferro (36-0) seeks his second consecutive state title after pinning Commack’s Nick Munsch in 3:14.

Curreri (35-2) became the first Section 9 Division II wrestler to reach the state final with a 7-3 win over Falconer’s Cameron Page.

Mike Fekishazy is Wallkill’s first state finalist. Fekishazy (40-2), the third seed at 182 pounds, scored an impressive 10-5 win victory over second-seeded Matt Cicco of Niagara Wheatfield. He faces Hilton’s Louie Deprez in the final. Deprez is the country’s No. 1 182-pounder.

Monroe-Woodbury senior Kendall Elfstrum knocked off No. 1 seed Sam Schuyler of Kings Park 7-3 to advance to his first state final. Elfstrum (18-0), the fifth seed, placed fourth at 182 last season.

The four finalists are the most from Section 9 since 2009.

State championships
(at Times Union Center, Albany)
Division I
113: Justin McDougald (Niagara Wheatfield-6) pin Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury) 5:40.
152: Matt Grippi (Fox Lane-1) d. Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury) 4-3
160: Ryan Ferro (Warwick) pin Nick Munsch (Commack-11) 3:14
182: Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) d.  Matt Cicco (Niagara Wheatfield-6) 10-5
195: Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Sam Schuyler (Kings Park-11) 7-3
Third-round wrestlerbacks (blood round, winner medals)
106: Dylan Earl (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Thomas Hughes (Fulton-3) 3-1
120: Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley) d. Joseph Simons (Farmingdale-8) 9-5
182: Evan Frank (John Jay Cross River-1) d. Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley) 3-2
220: Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen) pin Halil Gecaj (John Jay Cross River-1) 3:45
285: Jacob Broder (Union Endicott-4) d. Horace Duke (Middletown) 3-1
Division II semifinals
160: Noah Curreri (Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West) d. Cameron Page (Falconer-6) 7-3
Third-round wrestlebacks
132: Jared Eliopolous (Putnam Valley-Haldane-1) d. Ian Houck (Rondout Valley) 4-1



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Notebook: Monroe-Woodbury team, Duke lives for day two

Monroe-Woodbury leads the state Division I team race with 34.5 points after the first day of the state tournament.

The Crusaders sent three wrestlers – Marco Vespa (113), Evan Barczak (152) and Kendall Elfstrum (195) – to Saturday morning’s semifinal. Dylan Earl (106) is still alive in wrestlebacks.

Tipping the scales at 219 pounds, Middletown senior Horace Duke is one win away from a state medal at 285 pounds. Duke recorded two straight pins in the wrestleback round.

Other Section 9 wrestlers still alive in the consolation bracket are Minisink Valley senior Tyler Lynch (120), Minisink Valley junior Joey Yanis (182) and Goshen senior Ryan Ellefsen (220) in Division I. Rondout Valley junior Ian Houck is the lone Division II wrestler remaining in wrestlebacks.

Houck became the school’s all-time leader in wins (134) with a victory in the second-round of consolations.

New Paltz’s Ben Cuppett fell one win short of 100 for his career. Cuppett, wrestling with a bad back, took an injury forfeit in his opening match with 1:31 left trailing Canastota’s Doug Simmons 9-0. The senior did not compete in his first-round wrestleback,

Wrestleback results
Division I
Second round
106: Dylan Earl (Monr0e-Woodbury) pin Max Ebanks (Monsignor Farrell-CHSAA) 2:25.
113: Michael Gonyea (Columbia-2) d. Matt Romano (Valley Central) 7-1
120: Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley) d. Dylan Ebanks (Xavier-CHSAA) 3-1.
126: Ben Tepperman (Hauppauge-11) d. Cam Wernicki (Monroe-Woodbury) 12-3; Willie McDougald (Niagara Falls-6) d. Andrew Davis (Wallkill) 4-1.
132: Lucas King (New Hartford) d. Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley) 6-4, sudden victory
138: Ryan Stencel (Lancaster-6) d. Dom Vetrano (Minisink Valley) 9-6.
182: Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley) pin Logan Wiland (Vestal-4) 2:07
220: Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen) pin Mason Mastrangelo (Lancaster-6) 1:20
285: Horace Duke (Middletown) pin Mike Spicer (Baldwinsville-3) :24.

First round
99 pounds: Drake Dille (Elmira-4) d. Colby Amell (Saugerties) 4-0
106: Max Ebanks (Monsignor Farrell-CHSAA) d. Greg Fischer (Newburgh Free Academy) 7-5, sudden victory.
120: Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley) d. Ulises Olmedo (Arlington-1) 5-1
126: Cam Wernicki (Monroe-Woodbury) pin Nick Sillart (Canisius-CHSAA) :30; Andrew Davis (Wallkill) d. Ian McKenna (New Hartford-3) 2-0.
132: Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley) pin Thomas Trombley (Malone-10) 1:40; Deyker Edwards (Schenectady-2) d. Rob Satriano (Valley Central) 10-3; Luca Errico (Byram Hills-1) 8-2.
138: Dom Vetrano (Minisink Valley) d. Ray Cotto (John Jay Cross River-1) 5-3
145: Lucas Pincus (Hewlett-8) d. Brandon Bobe (Washingtonville) 6-3
170: Joe Giorlando (Long Beach-8) d. Adonis Morano (Middletown) 9-6
220: Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen) pin Trentyn Rupert (Newark Valley-4) 1:33
285: Horace Duke (Middletown) pin Jacquez Poole (Arlington-1) 2:09

Division II
Second round
120: David Poff (Tonawanda-6) d. Nick Conetta (Chester) 5-1.
126: Zach Flaitz (Canisteo-Greenwood-5) d. Nate Ross (Onteora) 5-0
132: Ian Houck (Rondout Valley) won by forfeit over Chase Runfola (Letchworth-5)
152: Jacob Nolan (Saranac-7) d. Dillon Ross (Onteora) 4-2
220: Antonio Cutrie (Chittenango-3) pin John Goodell (Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West) :37

First round
99 pounds: Justin Smith (Marcus Whitman-5) pin Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley) 1:42
106: Ricky Nichols (Gouverneur-10) d. Pat Ross (Onteora) 4-3
113: Mikey Bruno (Putnam Valley-Haldane) pin Nick Ross (Onteora) :47
120: Nick Conetta (Chester) pin Gage Denatale (Locust Valley-8) :57
126: Nate Ross (Onteora) pin Alex Christman (Saranac-7) 1:00
132: Ian Houck (Rondout Valley) d. Joe O’Brien (Mount Sinai-11) 1-0
138: T.J. Beebe (Mattituck-11) d. Matt Malherio (Highland) 10-1
145: Dan Alberico (Camden-3) pin Zach Chartrand (Onteora) 9-4
152: Dillon Ross (Onteora) pin Thomas Hoeg (Mattituck-11) 1:28
170: Micah Miller (Maine-Endwell-4) d. Jeff Kiluba (Red Hook) 7-2
182: Dillon Warner (Schoharie-2) won by forfeit over Ben Cuppett (New Paltz)
195: Chase Toal (Byron-Bergen-5) d. Brody Harris (Chester) 10-5
220: John Goodell (Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West) won by forfeit over Chris Colombo (Croton-Harmon-1)
285: Will Sutherland (Rondout Valley) d. Robert Christ (Mount Sinai-11) 6-3

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Live 2017 State Wrestling Quarterfinal Results

Monroe-Woodbury’s Marco Vespa defeated Lockport’s Mitch Seaver 4-2 to advance to the state Division I 113-pound semifinals.

Vespa and Seaver were scheduled to meet in the 106-pound quarterfinals last year. But, Vespa broken his hand in a first-round win. Vespa faces Niagara Wheatfield’s Justin McDougald in the semifinals Saturday morning.

Teammates Evan Barczak (152 pounds) and Kendall Elfstrum (195) joined Vespa in the semifinals with quarterfinal wins by decision.

Elfstrum scored a takedown with 15 seconds left to edge Beacon’s Kyle Davis 4-3.

Barczak shut down Niskayuna’s Anthony Laniewski 3-0.

Warwick senior 160-pounder Ryan Ferro, the 2016 152-pound state champion, defeated Nikayuna’s  Eoghan Sweeney 4-2 to advance to his third state semifinal.

Wallkill’s Mike Fekishazy escaped off the start in the third period to beat East Ramapo’s Jhavon Innocent 1-0 and become his school’s first state semifinalist.

Eldred senior 160-pounder Noah Curreri defeated Morgan Seller of South Lewis 5-2 to advance to his second straight Division II semifinal.

State championships

(at Times Union Center, Albany)
Division I
106: Dylan Ryder (Half Hollow Hills West-11) pin Dylan Earl (Monroe-Woodbury) 2:54.
113: Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Mitch Seaver (Lockport-6) 4-2; Greg Diakomihalis (Hilton-5) tech. fall Matt Romano (Valley Central) 20-5, 3:12.
152: Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Anthony Laniewski (Niskayuna-2) 3-0.
160: Ryan Ferro (Warwick) d. Eoghan Sweeney (Niskayuna-2) 4-2.
182: Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) d. Jhavon Innocent (East Ramapo-1) 1-0; Louis Deprez (Hilton-5) tech. fall Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley) 23-8 5:39.
195: Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Kyle Davis (Beacon-1) 4-3.

Division II
160: Noah Curreri (Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West) d. Morgan Seller (South Lewis-3) 5-2.



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Live 2017 State Wrestling Round of 16 results

Monroe-Woodbury’s Dylan Earl, Marco Vespa, Evan Barczak and Kendall Elfstrum advanced to the state Division I quarterfinals with opening-round wins.

Barczak, wrestling in his fifth state tournament, defeated St. Anthony’s Dutch Schultz by technical fall 17-2, 4:38 at 152 pounds.

Vespa, a sophomore 113-pounder, advanced to his second straight state quarterfinal with a pin of Webster Thomas’ C.J. Lee in 1:51.

Earl, a junior 106-pounder wrestling in his first state tournament, pinned Queensbury’s Antoine Grace in 3:09.

Elfstrum, a senior 195-pounder, earned a 3-0 win over Bryant’s Dylan Nerich to improve to 16-0 on the season.

Returning state champion Ryan Ferro of Warwick pinned Jamesville-Dewitt’s Jake Wright in 3:29.

Wallkill senior Mike Fekishazy and Minisink Valley’s Joey Yanis picked up first-round wins at 182 pounds. Fekishazy pinned Chaminade’s T.J. Toles in 1:59. Yanis edged Central Square’s Max Emond 2-1.

Eldred senior Noah Curreri picked up Division II’s first and only first-round victory with a 17-1 technical win over Joe Diforte of Petrides.

State championships
(at Times Union Center, Albany)
Division I
Round of 16 

99 pounds: No. 8 seed Myles Griffin (Jamesville Dewitt-Section 3) tech. fall Colby Amell (Saugerties, Soph., 30-7) 15-0, 3:11.
106: No. 7 Dylan Earl (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr., 30-7) pin Antoine Grace (Queensbury-2) 3:09; C.J. McMonegal (North Rockland-1, Soph.) d. No. 8 Greg Fischer (Newburgh Free Academy, Jr., 38-8) 6-1, sudden victory.
113: No. 6 Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph., 35-5) pin C.J. Lee (Webster Thomas-5) 1:51; No. 8 Matt Romano (Valley Central, Fr., 36-4) d. Mark Acheson (Tappan Zee-1, Jr.) 7-0.
120: No. 4 Hunter Scutellaro (Massapequa-8) pin Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley, Sr., 35-10) 1:59
126: No. 1 Justin Vines (Wantagh-8) d. Cam Wernicki (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., 25-11) 19-5; No. 2 Austin Hertel (Hilton-5) d. Andrew Davis (Wallkill, Sr., 44-7) 7-1.
132: No. 7 Warren McGougald (Niagara Wheatfield-6) d. Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley, Jr., 31-10) 6-2;  No. 5 Matt Maquet (Long Beach-8, Sr.) pin Brad Bonner (Wallkill, Sr., 40-9) :40; No. 6 Noah Carpenter (Elmira-4) pin Rob Satriano (Valley Central, Sr., 34-8) 2:58.
138: No. 2 Jake Silverstein (Hauppauge-11) d. Dom Vetrano (Minisink Valley, Jr., 34-8) 12-4
145: No. 7 Gianno Siliba (Newark Valley-4) d. Brandon Bobe (Washingtonville, Sr., 38-4) 7-3
152: No. 4 Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., 41-2) tech. fall Dutch Schultz (St. Anthony’s-CHSAA) 17-2, 4:38
160: No. 1 seed Ryan Ferro (Warwick, Sr, 34-0) pin Jake Wright (Jamesville Dewitt-3) 3:29
170: No. 5 Sammy Deprez (Hilton-5) d. Adonis Morano (Middletown, Jr., 40-7) 1-0
182: No. 3 seed Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill, Sr., 38-2) pin T.J. Toles (Chaminade-CHSAA) 1:59; No. 8 Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley, Jr., 40-4) d. Max Emond (Central Square-3) 2-1.
195: No. 5 Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., 16-0) d. Dylan Nerich (Bryant-PSAL) 3-0
220: Mason Hoose (Canisius-CHSAA) d. No. 1 seed Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen, Sr., 35-3) 7-5
285: Shaerod Rodriguez (Lake Shore-6) d. Horace Duke (Middletown, Sr., 32-9) 5-3

Division II round of 16
99 pounds:  No. 2 seed Mason Bush (Central Valley Academy-Section 3, Eighth-grader) d. Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley, Eighth-grader) 18-3, 4:56.
106: No. 2 Trent Svingala (Maple Hill-2, Soph.) pin Pat Ross (Onteora, Eighth-grader) 1:10
113: No. 4 Caleb Robinson (Walton-Delhi-4, Soph.) pin Nick Ross (Onteora, Eighth-grader) 1:21
120: No. 6 Zach Braddell (Tonawanda-6, Soph.) d. Nick Conetta (Chester, Sr.) 3-0
126: No. 3 Jack Bokina (Mattituck-11, Jr.) pin Nate Ross (Onteora, Fr.) 5:17
132: No. 5 Riley Gerber (Camden-3, Jr.) d.  Ian Houck (Rondout Valley, Jr., 25-8) 2-1, ultimate tiebreaker
138: No. 2 Colin Hogan (Peru-7, Sr.) d. Matt Malherio (Highland, Soph.) 7-3
145: Adam Wagner (South Seneca-6) pin Zach Chartrand (Onteora, Jr.) 4:14
152: No. 2 Ross McFarland (Phoenix-3, Soph.) d. Dillon Ross (Onteora, Jr.) 4-1
160: No. 3 Noah Curreri (Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West, Sr., 32-2) tech. fall Joe Diforte (Petrides-PSAL) 17-1, 5:41
170: No. 6 Trevor Snow (General Brown-3, Sr.) d. Jeff Kiluba (Red Hook, Sr.) 6-1
182: No. 2 Doug Simmons (Canastota-3, Jr.) won by injury default over Ben Cuppett (New Paltz, Sr.)
195: Sean Ahern (Saranac-7, Sr.) d. No. 8 Brody Harris (Chester, Sr.) 6-5
220: Matt Eldridge (Depew-Cleveland Hill-6, Sr.) pin No. 5 John Goodell (Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West, Jr.) 3:07
285: No. 8 Lucas Sanders (Glens Falls-2, Sr.) d. Will Sutherland (Rondout Valley, Sr.) 7-3.

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