Category: High School Wrestling

Syrian refugee brothers have success on mat for Canandaigua at Newark Tournament

Syrian refugee brothers have success on mat for Canandaigua at Newark Tournament

Canandaigua Academy recently enrolled a pair of brothers whose families are new to the United States after moving to the Finger Lakes as refugees from the war torn city of Aleppo in Syria. On Saturday they brothers, Mohamad and Ozzy Damlakhi, captured ... MORE
It's great to be Dake

It’s great to be Dake

It was, in many ways, a flashback to 5 years (and 1 month) ago. Lansing High School and Cornell University grad Kyle Dake entered the most prestigious wrestling tournament he could find, rolled through the preliminary rounds without giving up a single ... MORE
D&C releases 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks

D&C releases 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks

Meet the 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks — 175 athletes and 15 coaches selected to represent 14 all-star teams. One Wrestler of the Year hasn’t lost a match in four years while a track Athlete of the Year weathered a storm ... MORE
Late cradle makes Cornell's Diakomihalis an NCAA Champion

Late cradle makes Cornell’s Diakomihalis an NCAA Champion

Freshman Yianni Diakomihalis used a four-point cradle in the closing seconds to become Cornell’s second freshman NCAA champion, topping No. 1 seed Bryce Meredith of Wyoming 7-4 in the 141 pound final on Saturday evening at Quicken Loans Arena. The rookie took ... MORE
Meet the All-Greater Rochester Winter 2016-17 selections

Meet the All-Greater Rochester Winter 2016-17 selections

Meet the 2016-17 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports teams — 164 athletes and 16 coaches selected to represent 14 teams. Three athletes repeated as Players of the Year, including a track star who broke national records and appeared in Sports Illustrated. Two AGR ... MORE
South Seneca’s Wagner wins section title, character scholarship

South Seneca’s Wagner wins section title, character scholarship

Adam Wagner keeps tearing through the postseason gauntlet. The South Seneca senior won the Section V Division II championship held at The College at Brockport, SUNY Saturday, Feb. 11 for the second consecutive season. “[He] had to chase every wrestler he faced ... MORE
Section V wrestlers win 8 state titles, including 3 for a third time

Section V wrestlers win 8 state titles, including 3 for a third time

Purple reigned in the final day of the New York state wrestling championships in Albany with eight Section V athletes claiming state titles — several for the third time in their careers, including Frankie GIssendanner, Lou DePrez and Dane Heberlein. Gissendanner, who ... MORE
Midlakes wrestlers earns four No. 1 seeds for sectionals

Midlakes wrestlers earns four No. 1 seeds for sectionals

The best wrestlers in Section V will hit the mats at four locations today and tomorrow as they begin a postseason journey they hope takes them to the state capital. The Section V BBB Championships will be held at Wayne Central High ... MORE
Five Section V wrestlers to watch at state qualifiers (video)

Five Section V wrestlers to watch at state qualifiers (video)

Just like the NCAA basketball tournaments, résumés count when it comes to who goes on to the high school wrestling state championships. Anyone who wins one of the 30 weight-class tournaments during SuperSectionals, Feb. 10-11 at The College at Brockport, is guaranteed ... MORE
Ludolph starts strong for Newark grapplers (photo)

Ludolph starts strong for Newark grapplers (photo)

Newark Varsity boys wrestler Troy Ludolph picked up two wins on the first day of the annual Jack Fisher Wrestling tournament held in Newark. Ludolph notched a 16-0 decision to finish the night. Photo Jim Miranda ... MORE
Newark's Whittlesey wins league wrestling crown (photo)

Newark’s Whittlesey wins league wrestling crown (photo)

Newark varsity wrestling Sean Paul Whittlesey captured first place in the league championships in his weight class held today. A week earlier Whittlesey, a senior, was voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Jack Fisher Invitational held in Newark. Sean Paul also ... MORE
WRESTLING: Two Wagner milestones and one Midlakes team title at W-FL Invy

WRESTLING: Two Wagner milestones and one Midlakes team title at W-FL Invy

What a senior season it has turned out to be for Adam Wagner. The middleweight became the South Seneca wrestling program’s all-time wins leader earlier this season. Friday, on the opening day of the Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational, the 145-pounder earned his 100th ... MORE
WRESTLING: Marcus Whitman slams Penn Yan

WRESTLING: Marcus Whitman slams Penn Yan

Mother Nature forced most high school sporting events to be postponed on Thursday, but it didn’t stop the Penn Yan Academy Mustangs and Marcus Whitman Wildcats from squaring off on the wrestling mat. (more…) ... MORE
South Seneca wrestler sets new school record

South Seneca wrestler sets new school record

The South Seneca wrestling team went 1-2 in the Falcon Duals on Saturday, but there was still plenty to cheer about for the local squad. South Seneca standout Adam Wagner would go a perfect 3-0 at 152 pounds — and those wins ... MORE
Falcon wrestlers eye records at Sectionals, States

Falcon wrestlers eye records at Sectionals, States

South Seneca is a wrestling school. There’s no doubt about that. Yet this year numbers are down in the varsity program though the ebb and flow that sometime hits high school athletics and things are a little topsy turvey. After losing to ... MORE
Around the Lake: Transitioning to winter sports in the IAC

Around the Lake: Transitioning to winter sports in the IAC

Before the temperatures plummeted and the first snow set in on the trees Saturday, it felt more like early season football weather than basketball. It would have been nice to have that weather when we were all bundled in winter jackets and ... MORE
Marcus Whitman wrestlers win Avoca Duals

Marcus Whitman wrestlers win Avoca Duals

The Marcus Whitman wrestling team won the 12-team Avoca Duals on Saturday with an impressive 4-1 record. The Wildcats would win their pool with victories over Bath, Alfred Almond and two-time defending tournament champion Cortland. FL Times: Read More ... MORE
South Seneca opens wrestling season with slim win

South Seneca opens wrestling season with slim win

The South Seneca Falcon wrestling team started its dual meet season Wednesday night with a big win over league rival Dundee, winning by the slim margin of 42-39. South Seneca looks to capture its eighth league title in nine years this season ... MORE
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