Caz wrestling finishes fifth at invitational meet

Chittenango eighth after loss to CBA/J-D; Lakers fall to Hannibal

— Just before this, Cazenovia hosted Hannibal last Wednesday night, and stayed in it until the final match before it lost to the Warriors 38-33.

Hannibal raced out in front with four straight wins from 145 to 170 pounds, including two pins and a forfeit, but the Lakers answered with its own four-win streak.

Nourse (named a third-team Class B All-State football selection earlier this week) got it going at 182, pinning Chris Knox in 3:45. A pair of forfeits to Polhamus (195) and Phillips (220) followed, with Lucas working hard at 285 to beat Lucas Gage 5-1.

The Warriors then won three of the next four bouts, including Maxwell’s 10-5 defeat to Dustin Ouellette at 113, with Shephard getting a victory at 106 when he pinned Evan Salmonsen midway through the second period.

Carter Biviano’s 30-second fall over Doug Clark at 126 pounds cut Hannibal’s margin to 35-33, meaning that if Paul McGlaughlin could win at 132 against Brandon Wolfe, the Lakers would take the meet. McGlaughlin was tough, but Wolfe prevailed 7-4.

As this went on, Chittenango went on the road and, against the combined CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt entry, lost a tough 47-29 decision.

Dropping the first two matches, Chittenango did not get on the board until 120, when Miller battled past Jonah Monto-Cavallo 5-1. In the very next match, Blanding suffered a 3-1 overtime defeat to Arsen Bagiryan.

At 132, Connor Fredericks pinned Cole Murphy early in the third period, only to have Will Young (138) lose a wild 18-10 match to Matt Lauro. The Bears did win the next two bouts as Bixby edged Lucas Rowe 2-1 and Jake Wilmer (152 pounds) needed 2:36 to pin Devlin White.

CBA/J-D would clinch the meet, though, by winning four of the next five bouts, only interrupted by Justin Cox’s pin of 195-pound opponent David Sayre. Placito (285) did finish well with an 18-3 technical fall over Ethan Palmer.

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