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Section V wrestlers win 8 state titles, including 3 for a third time

Purple reigned in the final day of the New York state wrestling championships in Albany with eight Section V athletes claiming state titles — several for the third time in their careers, including Frankie GIssendanner, Lou DePrez and Dane Heberlein. Gissendanner, who wore a red Penfield singlet during the Division I 145-pound final and not the section’s purple singlet, sank... more

Ousted wrestling club exits Rushville, moves to Gorham

One chapter in a long, bitter battle over the Martin Tire Building ended Sunday. The Imperial Wrestling Club moved its equipment and fixtures from its former home in the village-owned building to a new space in Gorham. “This has been a long battle,” said club coach Terry Lucero, talking over the blare of pulling up and tearing down by wrestlers... more

South Seneca’s Wagner wins section title, character scholarship

Adam Wagner keeps tearing through the postseason gauntlet. The South Seneca senior won the Section V Division II championship held at The College at Brockport, SUNY Saturday, Feb. 11 for the second consecutive season. “ had to chase every wrestler he faced at 145,” head coach Ken Sweet wrote in an email. “Of course when you are 42-0, they have... more

Five Section V wrestlers to watch at state qualifiers (video)

Just like the NCAA basketball tournaments, résumés count when it comes to who goes on to the high school wrestling state championships. Anyone who wins one of the 30 weight-class tournaments during SuperSectionals, Feb. 10-11 at The College at Brockport, is guaranteed a spot in the brackets at the state championships Feb. 24-25 in Albany. Democrat & Chronicle: Read More more

Midlakes wrestlers earns four No. 1 seeds for sectionals

The best wrestlers in Section V will hit the mats at four locations today and tomorrow as they begin a postseason journey they hope takes them to the state capital. The Section V BBB Championships will be held at Wayne Central High School, and Wayne-Finger Lakes East champion Midlakes has earned four No. 1 seeds. FL Times: Read More more

WRESTLING: Two Wagner milestones and one Midlakes team title at W-FL Invy

What a senior season it has turned out to be for Adam Wagner. The middleweight became the South Seneca wrestling program’s all-time wins leader earlier this season. Friday, on the opening day of the Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational, the 145-pounder earned his 100th pin. FL Times: Read More more

Newark’s Whittlesey wins league wrestling crown (photo)

Newark varsity wrestling Sean Paul Whittlesey captured first place in the league championships in his weight class held today. A week earlier Whittlesey, a senior, was voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Jack Fisher Invitational held in Newark. Sean Paul also captured his 100th victory. Photo by Jim Miranda. more

Falcon wrestlers eye records at Sectionals, States

South Seneca is a wrestling school. There’s no doubt about that. Yet this year numbers are down in the varsity program though the ebb and flow that sometime hits high school athletics and things are a little topsy turvey. After losing to Red Creek, 54-36, Wednesday night Dec. 21 in a Section V dual meet it’s almost certain South Seneca... more

South Seneca wrestler sets new school record

The South Seneca wrestling team went 1-2 in the Falcon Duals on Saturday, but there was still plenty to cheer about for the local squad. South Seneca standout Adam Wagner would go a perfect 3-0 at 152 pounds — and those wins would push his career total to a new school record of 182. Wagner broke the record of his... more

South Seneca opens wrestling season with slim win

The South Seneca Falcon wrestling team started its dual meet season Wednesday night with a big win over league rival Dundee, winning by the slim margin of 42-39. South Seneca looks to capture its eighth league title in nine years this season. The Falcon grapplers have only lost one league dual meet in the last eight years. Ithaca.com: Read More more

Around the Lake: Transitioning to winter sports in the IAC

Before the temperatures plummeted and the first snow set in on the trees Saturday, it felt more like early season football weather than basketball. It would have been nice to have that weather when we were all bundled in winter jackets and scarfs during the final few weeks of local football action when the thermostat hovered near the freezing line.... more