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C-NS wrestlers denied first place by B’ville

Northstars also second to Bees at Cazenovia Invitational

Nothing else was as close, though, as Jake Claflin (170 pounds) and David Griglock (182 pounds) both lost through pins, and C-NS forfeited the last match at 195 pounds to B’ville’s Joe Nasoni.

Oddly enough, C-NS and B’ville were in the same gym again on Saturday – only this time it was part of a larger field for the Cazenovia Invitational.

And the Northstars did well, picking up 154 points to edge the host Cazenovia Lakers (152.5 points) for second place in the 16-team field – only behind B’ville, who prevailed with 182.5 points.

Four different times, C-NS wrestlers reached the championship round, but none of them won. Barber (99) took a 5-1 defeat to Adirondack’s Derek Spann in his title match, while Mayers, moving down to 106, ran into another Adirondack star, Ryan O’Rourke in the finals and lost a 6-1 decision.

In yet another 6-1 decision, Copani dropped the 132-pound final to West Genesee’s Connor Grome. Anoceto made his way to the championship match at 285 with a 30-second semifinal pin over Zach Akey (Sandy Creek), but lost 7-3 to Brad Lucas (Cazenovia).

Dyer did get to third place at 113, blanking another Cazenovia wrestler, Carter Biviano, 8-0 in the consolation bracket final. Langstaff, with a 7-2 decision over Chris Wein (Cato-Meridian), gained third place at 145.

West took fourth place at 220 after two more defeats to Honsinger, the latter of them a 6-3 consolation-bracket decision. Griglock pinned Port Byron’s Nick Buehler for fifth place at 182 as Rivera finished sixth at 138.

C-NS will serve as hosts for Saturday’s Section III Dual Meet, a gathering of 16 of the best teams in Central New York in a single-elimination tournament. Phoenix, who beat Fulton 33-32 in last year’s title match, looks to defend the title against challengers like South Jefferson and General Brown.

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