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WNY Wrestling Round-Up: Week 3

Dual results for the week of Tuesday, December 11th – Thursday, December 13th 2018.

Tuesday, 12/11/2018

Canisius 64 – St. Mary’s of Lancaster 11

The Crusaders took sole possession of first place in the MMHSAA with a win over the Lancers pushing their league record to 2-0 and overall record to 8-0 this season. Eight Crusaders earned pins in the win to continue the squad’s hot start. Canisius will host St. Francis and St. Joe’s six days apart but after the new year.

Other Tuesday night scores:

Olean 66 – Gowanda 24

St. Francis 76 – Gow School 6

Southwestern 60 – Dunkirk 12  

Williamsville South 52 – Wilson 18


Wednesday, 12/12/2018

Niagara Wheatfield 50 – Grand Island 31

The #1 Falcons earned an NFL win over the rival #5 Vikings without the services of Warren McDougald and Kevin Halford in the lineup. The Vikings won three bouts between 182 and 285-pounds by pin and held Section VI champions Collin Coughenour and Justin McDougald to a tech fall and major decision, respectively. However, four Falcons earned pins and Wheatfield received three forfeits in earning the revenge win. The Falcons are 3-0 in the NFL.

Hamburg 47 – Frontier 36

The Bulldogs earned a big ECIC I win at Frontier to move to 2-0 in the league and 12-3 overall. Fourteen out of fifteen bouts were contested as Hamburg yielded the only forfeit of the night at 170-pounds. Frontier won only five head to head bouts in the dual but all five were pins. Hamburg won nine bouts, six by pin. The solid middle weight duo of Dylan Collins and Ryan Forrest each moved to 14-1 on the season with wins.

East Aurora 50 – Eden 18

Head coach Jeff Michel put his Blue Devils in the ECIC III driver seat with a convincing win over the #10 Raiders. Thirteen of the fifteen bouts were contested and the two that weren’t were double forfeits; matchups ruled the night. In high level match between two sectional place winners Alex Skowronski defeated Eden’s Blake Colantino 8-6 in overtime. EA’s Section VI champion Johnny Putney (16-0) continued his undefeated streak with an impressive major decision win over Eden’s sectional place winner Giovanni Schifano. Putney hasn’t lost since January 6th. EA is 2-0 in the league.

Lake Shore 46 – Amherst 35

The upstart #7 small school Eagles earned a huge home against ECIC II rival #8 large school Amherst and are now 2-0 in league action. Lake Shore gave up three forfeits but won nine head to head matchups with six pins. The Eagles currently sit at second in the packed ECIC II standings.

Lancaster 59 – West Seneca West 21

#4 Lancaster kept pace with Clarence and Hamburg (both 2-0 in league) with a road ECIC I win at the #7 Indians. Head coach Ron Lorenz’s full lineup paid off as the Legends collected five forfeits and earned three pins in the win.

Clarence 54 – Orchard Park 21

#3 Clarence used experience and depth to hold off the up and coming Quakers at home in a full strength fifteen versus fifteen battle. The Red Devils are tied atop the ECIC I standings with Hamburg and Lancaster (all 2-0) and pushed the overall team record to 13-1 on the season. Clarence head coach Jason Chase has his team primed to make a run at the league and Duals championship. OP head coach Jared Teal has his program in a position to make noise if not this year, then in years to come.

Iroquois 57 – Depew/Cleveland Hill 23

The #3 Chiefs held off ECIC II rival D/CH winning ten out of fifteen bouts. Depew yielded four forfeits but earned big wins over Iroquois standouts by Carson Alberti, Jordan Alonso, and Griffin Sirdevan. If Depew had a full lineup the outcome of this match may have been much different. Iroquois moved to 1-0 in the league and 9-1 overall with the win.

Frewsburg 40 – Cattaraugus-Little Valley 30

Frewsburg earned its first win in three years with a league victory over the Timberwolves. The spirit of wrestling stays alive with small schools that refuse to give up.

Akron 50 – Barker/Royalton-Hartland 24

The Tigers moved to the top of the Niagara-Orleans standings with a 3-0 league mark.

Maple Grove 47 – Franklinville 32

The Red Dragons earned a league win to become 2-0 in CCAA Div. II.

Tonawanda 74 – Springville 12

The #9 Warriors move to 2-0 in ECIC III tied with East Aurora atop the standings.

North Tonawanda 66 – CSAT 15

New head coach Wally Maziarz earned his first NFL win.

Starpoint 75 – Sweet Home 12

Head coach Steve Hart and the #10 Spartans are alone in first place in ECIC II with a 3-0 league record and 10-5 overall.

Fredonia 53 – Randolph 24

The #4 Hillbillies won a league crossover dual between two top CCAA squads.

Portville 74 – Salamanca 12

The #6 Panthers earned their first CCAA Div. II win of the season.

Cheektowaga 54 – Alden 30

The Warriors picked up their first win of the season and kept the Bulldogs out of the win column in their first season back.

Niagara Falls 81 – Lewiston-Porter 6

#2 Falls now 3-0 in the NFL and 15-0 on the season.

 Maryvale 48 – Lackawanna 30

Maryvale, Tonawanda, and East Aurora all now 2-0 in ECIC III.


Albion 48 – Medina 24

Kenmore 66 – Lockport 15

Newfane vs. Wilson – no score reported

Williamsville North vs. Jamestown – no score reported


 Thursday, 12/13/2018

Falconer 42 – Eisenhower, PA 28

The WNY #2 Golden Falcons hosted their annual border war dual with Eisenhower in front of a loud and raucous crowd. These squads see a lot of one another in the offseason as well as the regular season and have been the difference in some occasions between an undefeated season or not. Southern Tier wrestling at its finest. Eisenhower gave up three forfeits and Falconer won nine matches with only four pins. Falconer head coach Drew Wilcox is an Eisenhower alum and has the Golden Falcons undefeated at 11-0.

Chautauqua Lake 41 – Portville 39

#8 Chautauqua Lake upset #6 Portville in a tight CCAA crossover dual. Portville entered a full lineup and earned two forfeits in the loss. Lake won eight head to head bouts but only four were pins with two major decisions. The Thunderbirds had a tough day at the Warrior Duals and could use this momentum going into the STWOA tournament this weekend and Falconer next Tuesday.

Holley-Kendall (V) 60 –Akron 24

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