During the holiday break, the Marcellus wrestling team picked up a pair of impressive non-league victories, topping LaFayette 49-33 and routing Auburn 69-18.
The Mustangs got past the Lancers with help from Kevin Morrissey, at 145 pounds, who pinned Matt Oschner in 3:23. John Cavaretta earned the other pin, at 215 pounds, finishing off John Dunn midway through the third period.
Rich Ghezzi impressed at 130 pounds with an 11-0 shutout of Jordan Mitchell, while Andrew Eberle held on at 135 pounds to beat Chris Mueller 4-3. Forfeits went to Zach Ruggles (96 pounds), Nate Long (103 pounds), Dan Tierney (112 pounds), Grady Ryan (152 pounds) and Kyle Tierney (160 pounds).
Against Auburn, Long did wrestle, at 112, beating Dustin Swan 7-2, and Dan Tierney moved up to 119 to pin Pete Casper in 2:39 as Kyle Tierney got a third-period pin of James Murtari.
Brian Barrett (130) pinned Steve Ansteth in 1:46 and Matt Dempsey, at 145, earned his pin over Tom Campagnola in 1:10. Eberle took 2:15 to pin Jack Hansel as Ryan Long, wrestling at 152, finished off Brandon Formel at the end of the first period. Dave Breuer, at 189, and A.J. Knickerbocker, at 215, both claimed forfeits, as did Ruggles and Mike Perry.
West Genesee went to Central Square's Brett Dixon Memorial Duals and fared quite well, going 3-2 to share fifth place in the 10-team field as Holland Patent (5-0) was the only undefeated entry.
The Wildcats lost its first two matches, to Vestal 54-26 and to the host Red Hawks 64-18, but roared back with three straight wins as it beat Fayetteville-Manlius 41-28, routed Lyons 63-18 and handled Port Byron 46-34. Matt Nichols, at 171 pounds, was named WG's Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Jordan-Elbridge, also in the Dixon meet, went 2-3. Derrick Cheney, at 160/171 pounds, earned top honors for the Eagles as it beat Port Byron 49-21 and Lyons 36-27, but lost to Holland Patent 72-6, Cazenovia 45-30 and East Syracuse-Minoa 38-28.
Solvay's Aaron Benedict, wrestling with the CBA/J-D team in the Kenneth Haines Tournament at SUNY-Oswego, won the 140-pound title by beating Beaver River's Isaiah Riccio 3-1 in the championship match. Fellow Bearcat J.T. Romagnoli beat Conor Moar (Pittsford) 6-4 for third place at 130 pounds.