continued And it was the Lakers’ turn to host Phoenix last Wednesday night. For the briefest of moments, Skaneateles was out in front, but then Tighe and the Firebirds dominated the rest of the meet, beating Skaneateles 69-14.
They started at 106, where Joey Brillo earned the Lakers’ lone pin, finishing off Alex Brutcher midway through the third period.
After a pair of Phoenix wins, Josh Brillo took his turn at 126 pounds and won a tough 4-3 decision over Brad Dietz. Right after, Newton dominated against Adam Pinzer, needing just 4:40 to record a 15-0 technical fall.
At that moment, Skaneateles had a 14-12 lead. But then Tighe showed up at 138 and pinned Mike Goetzmann in 1:22, and the Firebirds never lost another match.
Of the nine remaining contests, Phoenix claimed two forfeits and earned six pins. Only Gray pushed a match the full length, and nearly caught Codie Corso before falling in a 4-2 decision.
After beating Marcellus, Skaneateles gets one more league meet, at Chittenango, on Wednesday night before the holiday break, where it goes to the North Country and competes Dec. 28 in the Lewis County Duals in Copenhagen.