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C-NS wrestlers claim showdown with Liverpool

Late decisions key 34-28 win over Northstars

— So after C-NS's David Griglock (195) blanked Louis Ragonese 4-0 to tie it again at 25-25, Wilson had to beat Mastro. They were 0-0 until Mastro got a takedown in the second period, followed by a Wilson escape that cut the lead to one.

And there it would stay, through two tense minutes in the third period. Several times, Wilson was on the brink of the tying point with another escape, but Wilson rode him out, all the way to the buzzer, to preserve the clinching 2-1 win.

That, combined with the forfeit to West, ended matters, though the Warriors got the final points at 99 pounds when Sean Nadeau shut out Travis Harrington 6-0.

Just three days later, C-NS and Liverpool were in the same gym again, only as part of a 22-team field in the Northstars’ annual Andersen Tournament. Here, C-NS would finish 12th, with 74 points, and Liverpool (52 points) would take 15th place as South Jefferson (205.5 points) beat Fulton (175.5 points) for top honors.

Mastro had the best finish for either side, getting third place at 220 pounds when Fultons’ Derek Owen had to take an injury default in the consolation bracket final. Wilson took fifth place, claiming a forfeit over Chenango Forks’ Nick Gibson.

Dyer took fourth place at 113, beaten in a close match by Rome Free Academy’s D’Andre Norman 9-7, while Pete Nash gave Liverpool a fifth-place finish when he beat Charlie Mahon (Elmira) 14-2. Joe Barber was sixth at 106. Canastota’s Zach Zupan, the winner at 182 points, was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Liverpool visits Fayetteville-Manlius on Wednesday night, just as C-NS goes to Auburn before hosting its own junior varsity Blindmen’s Tournament on Saturday.

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