Holland Patent scores victory over wrestling rival Adirondack

The Holland Patent wrestling squad rallied back from suffering its first defeat of the year in the Section III Dual Meet Tournament over the weekend and came up with a 56-23 triumph over visiting rival Adirondack on Wednesday.

The 132-pound Matt Herringshaw had the quickest of the Golden Knights’ three pinfalls at 44 seconds, while Todd Stevens, 138, and Josh Evans, 120, claimed the other two pins.

Ed Knamm, 145, also scored a 13-12 decision, while Taylor Short, 170; Matt Grogan, 195, and Hunter Richard, 106, each scored decision wins, as well. Ryan Crego, 220; Josh Langley, 285, and Alex Herringshaw, 99, each recorded forfeit wins.

Adirondack’s Tyler Spann, 152, claimed the fastest pin of the contest at 31 seconds, as Tyler Mytych, 160; Pat Webster, 126, and Devin Reigler, 182, all scored a pinfall win, and Joe Hennesy, 113, earned a 13-0 major decision.

Holland Patent’s record moves to 22-1 overall, and the Wildcats drop to 8-6.

Redskins claim 10th win

The Oriskany girls basketball team remained unbeaten at 7-0 in league play and captured their 10th win of the season following a 52-33 road win over Old Forge.

Christina Graziadei put up 14 points, seven rebounds and four blocks to lead the Lady Redskins in the Center State Conference Division IV match, while Meghan Carlo added nine points, seven assists and three steals. Alyssa Balfe also grabbed five rebounds and six steals, and Shannon VanShufflin made five assists.

Oriskany stands at 7-0 in league play and 10-3 overall.

Redwings drop to Poland

In more girls basketball action, the Rome Catholic Lady Redwings dropped a 47-43 home decision to CSC Division IV foe Poland.

Senior captain Megan Melioris fired in a game-high of 19 points, while contributing with five steals and three assists for Rome, as Mairyh Purchyr tallied 14 points, including two three-point baskets.

Morgan Erwin scored 11 points for 9-6 overall and 5-2 in the league Poland, as Paige Sullivan, Lauren Gunderman and Courtney Tabor each put in nine points apiece.

The Lady Redwings fall to 5-9 overall and 2-5 in league action.

Bulldogs edge Sauquoit

The Westmoreland girls volleyball team captured a 3-2 victory over visiting Sauquoit Valley.

Set scores were 26-24, 25-18, 19-25, 22-25 and 26-24.

Alison Brockway had three aces, eight assists, six kills and four blocks to lead 7-7 overall Westmoreland, as Cristina Rondenelli added eight aces, seven kills, a dig and four blocks, and Amanda Hinman recorded two aces, two kills and three digs.

Laura Homer-Gunther paced 8-6 overall Sauquoit with three aces, 18 kills, 17 assists, three blocks and four digs, and Michaela Clark scored nine aces, 10 kills, two blocks and 15 digs.

RFA falls to Proctor

The Rome Free Academy girls bowling team fell victim to a 7-4 loss to visiting Proctor High of Utica at King Pin Lanes.

Megan Durgan had the highest game for Rome at 227 on a 534 series, while Korena Kinney bowled the highest series of the contest at 621 with a 225 score coming as her best game. Alexia Gualtieri also rolled a 555 series.

Britnee Hughes of 8-2 overall Proctor claimed the best game at 233 on a 618 series, and Marguerite Fish tallied a 509.

RFA’s record goes to 7-4 overall.

Raiders crush Rome

In more bowling action, the RFA boys suffered a 10-1 defeat from Proctor at King Pin Lanes.

Kyle Snell bowled a 594 series for Rome which featured a 233 game.

Dominick Furgal led the 9-5 overall Raiders with a 677 series, and Nick Trotta had the contest’s highest game at 252.

RFA falls to 6-7 overall.