First defeat for HP wrestlers

The Holland Patent wrestling squad grappled its way to the quarterfinals of the Section III Dual Meet Championship on Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Saturday, while Adirondack and Camden recorded consolation wins.

The fourth-seeded Golden Knights picked up a victory over Liverpool, 49-22, to advance into the second round before falling to South Jefferson, 44-34, for their first dual meet loss of the season.

The Golden Knights are now 21-1 on the season.

Sixth-seeded Phoenix went on to the tourney title with a 33-32 win over top-seeded Fulton, 33-32.

The Golden Knights had six wrestlers claim two wins at the meet: Josh Langley, 285 pounds; Hunter Richard, 106; Alex Herringhshaw, 113; Josh Evans, 126; Matthew Herringshaw, 132 and Todd Stevens, 145.

In consolation round action, Camden beat C-NS, 48-39, and Adirondack trumped Lowville, 45-36.

The 120-pound Garrett Mitchell led Camden, which scored seven wins against Lowville, with a 38-second pinfall, while Brett Finch, 113, added a 39-second win. Ian Radell, 285, recorded a 41-second victory, as Cody Sullivan, 138, and Matthew Bristol, 106, won by pinfall as well.

Natalio McCormic, 126, and Harley Kohl, 170, both had forfeit wins.

For Adirondack, the 113-pound Joe Hennessey led the way with a 21-second pin, while Ryan O’Rourke, 99; Pat Webster, 126; Tyler Spann, 145, and James Koperda, 160, each won by pinfall, and Tyler DeLaura, 195, recorded a win.

New Hartford pins RFA

In other wrestling action, Rome Free Academy suffered a 48-27 defeat from visiting New Hartford.

Three RFA wrestlers won by decision, including Dandre Norman, 99; Anthony DeLuco, 126, and Mike Madonia, 132.

Anthony Sacco, 152, also scored a pinfall win, and Joshua Knapp won by forfeit.

RFA’s record falls to 3-17 overall.