Newark names scholar athlete teams

Newark names scholar athlete teams
Newark High School Winter teams have qualified for scholar athlete team status. The recognition is given by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association to varsity athletic teams that collectively achieve averages of 90 or better. “Education-based athletics provides the culture and environment for young people to thrive,” said Chris Corey, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics... more

Kyle Dake: Lansing’s driven, determined world champion

Kyle Dake: Lansing’s driven, determined world champion
There is, as Kyle Dake sees it, one route to excellence. To seek a shortcut is to detour short of the destination. Design a plan and, in disciplined, determined fashion, act on that plan. A sound support system through the process is critical, as is his “priority filter.” Excellence isn’t readily attained, nor should it be. Rather, it is reserved... more

Check out Canandaigua wrestling’s elaborate pre-match entrance (video)

Check out Canandaigua wrestling’s elaborate pre-match entrance (video)
Messenger Post photographer (and great Twitter follow) Jack Haley was at a recent Canandaigua Academy varsity wrestling match where he captured an amazingly elaborate team entrance set to ZZ Top’s “La Grange” Check out the video below… I love this stuff for high school sports. I wish more teams would do things like "Entrance Music". I think it is pretty... more

Syrian refugee brothers have success on mat for Canandaigua at Newark Tournament

Syrian refugee brothers have success on mat for Canandaigua at Newark Tournament
Canandaigua Academy recently enrolled a pair of brothers whose families are new to the United States after moving to the Finger Lakes as refugees from the war torn city of Aleppo in Syria. On Saturday they brothers, Mohamad and Ozzy Damlakhi, captured third and first place respectively in their weight class at Newark High School’s boys central wrestling tournament. Something... more

D&C releases 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks

Meet the 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks — 175 athletes and 15 coaches selected to represent 14 all-star teams. One Wrestler of the Year hasn’t lost a match in four years while a track Athlete of the Year weathered a storm to become the first competitor in Section V history to win three gold medals at states. First-team picks... more

It’s great to be Dake

It was, in many ways, a flashback to 5 years (and 1 month) ago. Lansing High School and Cornell University grad Kyle Dake entered the most prestigious wrestling tournament he could find, rolled through the preliminary rounds without giving up a single point, fell behind in the crucial final match, and then outsmarted and outmuscled his opponent to see his... more

Late cradle makes Cornell’s Diakomihalis an NCAA Champion

Freshman Yianni Diakomihalis used a four-point cradle in the closing seconds to become Cornell’s second freshman NCAA champion, topping No. 1 seed Bryce Meredith of Wyoming 7-4 in the 141 pound final on Saturday evening at Quicken Loans Arena. The rookie took the most challenging path possible as the No. 3 seed to earn the crown. The freshman joined Kyle... more

Meet the All-Greater Rochester Winter 2016-17 selections

Meet the 2016-17 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports teams — 164 athletes and 16 coaches selected to represent 14 teams. Three athletes repeated as Players of the Year, including a track star who broke national records and appeared in Sports Illustrated. Two AGR nominees are triplet sisters, born premature and underweight who now overpower their Nordic skiing competition. A wrestler lives... more

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
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