HP wrestling squad grapples to another undefeated win
The Holland Patent wrestling squad carried the momentum from its unbeaten performance in Tuesday’s first day of the Brett Dixon Memorial Duals into the second day on Wednesday by going undefeated once again to win it all at 8-0. The Golden Knights won matches over West Genesee, 69-7; Central Square, 65-15, and Cazenovia, 55-21, before finally coming out on top in the championship round over Vestal, 46-28.
Seven wrestlers went undefeated in the five matches for the HP squad, including Hunter Richard in the 99-pound weight class, along with Alex Herringshaw, 106; Josh Evans, 126; Taylor Short, 160; Tyler Mytych, 170, and Brandon Lake, 195.
Four wrestlers also finished with 3-1 records including Todd Stevens, 138; Matt Grogan, 182; Ryan Crego, 220; and Josh Langley, 285.
Mytych was also one of nine competitors named as the Duals’ Most Outstanding Wrestlers.
Oriskany falls in title round
The Oriskany girls basketball team fell victim to their second loss to New York Mills, this time on a 38-32 decision in championship round of their own Holiday Hoops Tournament.
Christina Graziadei knocked in a game-high of 14 points for the 4-2 overall Lady Redskins, while teammate Shannon VanShufflin sailed in three three-point baskets for nine points.
Both girls also received All-Tournament Selections along with Mohawk’s Lexy Johnson, Frankfort-Schuyler’s Kathryn Tamburro, as well as New York Mills’ Sarah Frankland and Dominique Talerico, who led New York Mills with 11 points in the title game, while Cassidy Albright received the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award for Mills.
Mohawk also defeated Frankfort-Schuyler, 52-27, in the consolation game.
HP moves on to championships
In other girls basketball action, Holland Patent came up with a crushing, 74-31, triumph over Dolgeville to move into today’s championship round of Little Falls’ Kasner Klassic Tournament.
Allyson Freiermuth led the Lady Golden Knights with a game-high of 20 points. Nicole Dupuis fired in 18 points and Alyssa Curtis put in 16 points, as Holland Patent moved to 4-2 overall.