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WG's Grome repeats at wrestling sectionals

Senior knocks off top seed, will return to state meet

Jon Stefano (138 pounds) lost in the quarterfinals, too, after an opening-round victory over Dewitt Alcorn (Carthage) with a technical fall that was his lone win of the meet.

Marcellus saw its top wrestler, Jon Cavaretta, work from a no. 2 seed at 220 pounds, where he nearly reached the title match, only to suffer a last-second takedown in a 9-7 semifinal loss to Copenhagen’s Scott Hamblin. Cavaretta would go on to beat Antonio Diaz (South Jefferson) 10-3 for fifth place and finish his season at 27-9.

Elsewhere for the Mustangs, Zach Ruggles, at 113 pounds, beat Aspen Efner (Mount Markham) 12-2 and Tyler Bates (South Jefferson) 4-3, with a quarterfinal loss in between, on his way to a sixth-place finish and a spot on the awards podium.

Ben Hood, at 106 pounds, beat David Bardo (Mohawk) 10-2 in the first round, but fell in a closely-fought quarterfinal to Hunter Owen (Sherburne-Earlville) 5-4. John Dunn (195 pounds) lost in the opening round, as did Kevin Morrissey (160 pounds) and Sam Rice (106 pounds).

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