Wrestling Warriors beat B’ville, seize league lead

Liverpool prevails at Bees' own dual meet

— Heading to its strong spot in the lower weight classes, Liverpool claimed the next three bouts. Jerry Nash (99 pounds) blanked Kevin Lewis 5-0 and Sean Nadeau, at 106 pounds, was within inches of a defeat against B’ville’s Tyler Patrick, but used a reversal in the final seconds to win 12-11 beore Audey Ashkar (113 pounds) pinned Josh Peck in 4:48.

Ashkar’s fall tied it up, 31-31, and set up the finale at 120 pounds between the Warriors’ Peter Nash and the Bees’ Jeremy Pond. Nash controlled the match, though, and never allowed Pond to get on the board as Nash won 5-0 to help Liverpool, 4-26 a few seasons ago, move to 14-3 for this season.

Overall, the Warriors went 4-1 at the meet, moving on from the B’ville conquest to defeat CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt 46-25 and edge Batavia 36-32, clinching it with late pins from Nash and Ianno.

A 40-34 win over Holland Patent put the Warriors in the final against Central Valley Academy, but here the magic ran out as the Thunder beat Liverpool 56-14, with only Breen, Nash and Ianno able to win bouts.

Before all this, the Warriors wrestled last Wednesday night, but had a much better time of it, going to Camillus and putting together a 48-30 victory over the West Genesee Wildcats.

That winning margin came from the Warriors winning all four of the bouts in the lightest weight classes. Nadeau (99) and Jerrry Nash (106) claimed forfeits, but Peter Nash pinned Mike Linton in 1:42 and Ashkar (113) got a pin over Travis Robbins near the end of the second period.

Elsewhere, Carr (145) used the exact same time as Ashkar – 3:54 – for his fall over Zach Winterton, with Breen pinning Shayne Middleton in 2:49.

Wilson did not have to wrestle, claiming a forfeit, but Mills held on for a tough 9-7 decision over Odae Badwan after Ianno lost 4-3 to Tyler Heggelke. Williamson fought hard, too, in his 3-1 decision over Keisean Canery.

Aiming for an unbeaten league mark, Liverpool will be favored Wednesday against Auburn before competing Saturday in the Section III Dual Meet at Cicero-North Syracuse. As the no. 13 seed, the Warriors meet no. 4 seed South Jefferson in the opening round, starting at 10 a.m.

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