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WNY Wrestling Dual Meet Roundup Eight

**Monday, 1/23**

**North Tonawanda 55 – Tonawanda 17**

The Lumberjacks retained possession of the T-NT belt for another year in the annual cross-creek rivalry. NT won ten weights with six pins while each team collected one forfeit. The win was the 11th non-league victory of the season for the ‘Jacks.

**Barker/Royalton-Hartland 42 – Salamanca 18**

The Warriors made the nearly four hour round trip north on Monday night for a non-league dual with the Rams in Royalton. However, the time on the road far exceeded the time it took to complete the dual as only seven matches were contested, all ending in pins, totaling only ten minutes and forty-eight seconds of wrestling. Nonetheless, BRH welcomed back former head coach and current Salamanca hc Keith Jones and were also paid a visit from 2016 NYS champion Cameron Swick.

**Tuesday, 1/24**

**Maple Grove 41 – Dunkirk 27**

The Dragons improve to 11-4 overall with a CCAA crossover win at home against the Marauders. MG pinned or teched in all five of their head to heads wins in only seven contested matches.

**#6 St. Francis 66 – Gow School 0**

**Olean/Allegany-Limestone 42 – Franklinville 30**

**Wednesday, 1/25**

**HM Springville 33 – HM Lake Shore 24**

An ECIC III showdown of top three teams had the Griffins edging out the Eagles in Angola to finish the season in 2nd place in the division with a 5-1 record. Lake Shore finished 3rd in the league at 4-2 to replicate last year’s end of season ECIC III standings. SGI won six weights to Lake Shore’s five and got three pins to the Eagles’ two.

**North Tonawanda 60 – Lockport 15**

NT secured it’s fourth NFL win of the season to ensure an over .500 record in the conference for the second straight season. The ‘Jacks finish 15-5 overall for the 2022-2023 season.

**#6 St. Francis 46 – Canisius 15**

The Raiders finish 3-1 in Msgr. Martin duals this season.

**Attica/Batavia (V) 45 – #10 Clarence 30**

**Thursday, 1/26**

**#2 Niagara Wheatfield 54 – Grand Island 10**

The Falcons wrapped up their first outright NFL title since the 2018-2019 season with a road win. NW finishes the year a perfect 7-0 in league matches.

**#9 Williamsville North/East 41 – HM Jamestown 33**

The Spartans collect their 5th and final ECIC I win of the season on the road against a scrappy Red Raiders squad. North received five forfeits and won only two head to head matches compared to six such wins for Jamestown, however availability is sometimes the best ability and such was the case for Willliamsville on Thursday. Bonus points earned by Tanner Catrabone with a tech fall and a pin by Max Smith certainly helped in the winning effort. North has to hope for a Frontier win over Lancaster on Wednesday in order to get a share of the league title.

**HM Orchard Park 36 – #10 Clarence 30**

The Quakers cap off an exceptional 2022-2023 campaign in ECIC I with a top-3 place finish in the final league standings. OP won seven weights to six for Clarence, even while conceding the night’s only forfeit. The Quakers also collected five pins to Clarence’s three. Jack MacDonald earned a crucial decision win, 1-0, over Clarence’s strong senior Reilly Popa at 215. Both Orchard Park and Clarence complete the season with 3-3 records in the packed ECIC I.

**Williamsville South 54 – Sweet Home 24**

**Fredonia 42 – Franklinville 27**

**Friday, 1/27**

**#4 Hamburg/Eden 45 – #7 Amherst 18**

**NO FORFEITS.** An interesting Friday night ECIC II showdown in Amherst not only had the runner-up spot in the league and bragging rights on the line, but also the official 3rd place team finish from the ECIC championships. Since Hamburg/Eden and Amherst tied for 3rd at Sweet Home last weekend, coaches Schmitz and Bauer agreed to award their dual winner with that bronze award from the tournament as well. H/E won nine weights to four for Amherst and picked up five pins in the contest. Hamburg finishes 5-1 in the division this season while Amherst lands at 4-2.

**#5 Pioneer 67 – Cheektowaga 0**

The Panthers secured their 9th straight ECIC title and unbeaten season to send 15-year head coach Chris Edwards out with a victory in his home finale as head of the Panthers. Pioneer concludes another unbeaten season in ECIC duals to extend their section-leading streak to 64 consecutive league wins. More details can be found in the article at the below link via WNY Athletics:


**#7 Iroquois 61 – East Aurora/Holland 6**

A young Chiefs squad wrestles back to a 3-3 league record after falling to the likes of #1 Starpoint, #4 Hamburg/Eden, and #7 Amherst to start the year. With coaching and experience, Iroquois could be priming for a return to glory in the very near future.

**Maple Grove 42 – Salamanca 21**

**West Seneca 36 – Lackawanna 32**

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