January 10, 2009


Purple Tigers perfect at duals

CENTRAL SQUARE — The Cortland High wrestling team went four-for-four Friday on the first day of the Central Square Duals.
The Purple Tigers, now 23-5 overall, opened the day with a 40-32 win over Watertown IHC, the 22nd-ranked Division 2 team in the state, while benefitting from four Cavalier forfeits.
CHS then whipped host Central Square 60-15 and Watertown 62-18 before closing the day with a 42-40 victory over Northern Adirondack, ranked 30th in the latest Division 2 state poll.
Four Cortland wrestlers went undefeated on the day. Dan Foster was 4-0 at 171 pounds and recorded three pins, taking just nine seconds to flatten Central Square’s Josh Vredenberg and needing only 51 seconds to put the shoulders of IHC’s Mike Sierras to the mat. Foster is now 30-1 on the season with 15 pins.
Also going 4-0 on the day were Josh Morehouse at 215 and Ian Spafford at 285. Morehouse had two pins, in 19 seconds over the hosts’ Clay Deacons and in 44 seconds over Mike Riley of Northern Adirondack, and is now 29-2 with 14 pins this winter. Spafford had one pin on the day. Devon Darrow went 3-0 at 135 pounds with two pins, including a 46-second win over Robert Manor of Northern Adirondack, and Tyler Thayer was 2-0 at 112 and is now 17-9 with four pins.
Going 3-1 for CHS were Eric Reisweber at 119 (now 25-5 with 11 pins); Jason DeGouff at 130 with two pins, one of them in 52 seconds over Shayne Watsion of Northern Adirondack, to improve to 23-8 with 13 pins; Montana Sanders at 145 with two pins (the quickest in 51 seconds over Central Square’s Nick Guerin) to improve to 18-7 with seven pins and Zach Alexander at 96 pounds (now 13-7 with three pins).
The Purple Tigers won seven of the 15 matches against Northern Adirondack, but got six pins for the victory, and were aswarded six forfeits against Watertown. Barklee Sanders pinned his IHC opponent at 112 pounds in an exhibition match.
Cortland was to meet Camden, Clifton-Fine, state-ranked Chenango Valley (23rd in Division 20, Altmar-Parish-Williamstown and Marathon today in the second and final day of the tournament.
Marathon results were unavailable outside of a 77-3 loss to Chenango Valley on opening day.

Cortland 40, Watertown IHC 32
119- Eric Reisweber (C) maj .dec. Nick Wendt, no score reported; 125- Mike Gates (C) pinned Jaden Grill, :28; 130- Jason DeGouff (C) won by forfeit; 135- Devon Darrow (C) won by forfeit; 140- Aaron West (IHC) pinned Garret Morse, 4:41; 145- Ken Kampnich (IHC) tech. fall over Montana Sanders (C), 4:59; 152- Bill Koelmel (IHC) dec. Garrett Wyatt, 3-1; 160- Tony Doldo (IHC) dec Corby Reynolds, 10-3; 171- Dan Foster (C) pinned Mike Sierras, :51; 189- Brian Piarullo (IHC) pinned Cody Hartmann, :56; 215- Josh Morehouse (C) won by forfeit; 285- Ian Spafford (C) won by forfeit; 96- Nick Koelmel (IHC) pinned Zach Alexander, 2:59; 103- No match; 112- Matt Marra (IHC) dec. Ryan Webber,11-8.

Cortland 60 Central Square 15
125- Mike Gates (C) pinned Ryan Hayes, 1:13; 130- Jason DeGouff (C) pinned Ron Burghart, 5:25; 135- Devon Darrow (C) pinned Avery Sigle, 3:16; 140- Garrett Morse (C) dec Derrick Brooks, 7-4; 145- Montana Sanders (C) pinned Nick Guerin, :51; 152- Garrett Wyatt (C) pinned John Benton, :52; 160- Matt McChesney (CS) dec. Corby Reynolds, 7-5 (ot); 171- Dan Foster (C) pinned Josh Vredenburg, :09; 189- John Denslow (CS) pinned Cody Hartmann, 2:39; 215- Josh Morehouse (C) pinned Clay Deacons, :19; 285- Ian Spafford (C) dec Trevor Clement, 9-2; 96- Zach Alexander (C) won by forfeit; 103- Ryan Lamson (CS) won by forfeit; 112- Tyler Thayer (C) dec. Alex Potts, 16-14 (ot); 119- Eric Reisweber (C) dec. Nick LaFlair, 7-4.

Cortland 62 Watertown 18
130- Jason DeGouff (C) pinned Shayne Watson, :52; 135- Jason Pierce (W) pinned Jesse Towers, 1:49; 140- Garret Morse (C) maj. dec. Jake Exford, 10-1; 145- Montana Sanders (C) maj. dec. Chris Petty, 15-4; 152- Garrett Wyatt (C) pinned Andrew Kenyon, :34; 160- Tom Capone (W) by injury default over Luke Bush, 2:00; 171- Dan Foster (C) won by forfeit; 189- Cody Hartmann (C) pinned Erroll Hooker, 2:37; 215- Josh Morehouse (C) won by forfeit; 285- Ian Spafford (C) won by forfeit; 96- Zach Alexander (C) won by forfeit; 103- No match; 112- Tyler Thayer (C) won by forfeit; 119- Eric Reisweber (C) won by forfeit; 125- Caleb Bettis (W) pinned Anthony Stento, 1:29.

Cortland 42 Northern Adirondack 40
135- Devon Darrow (C) pinned Robert Manor, :46; 140- Andrew Manor (NA) pinned Garret Morse, 1:50; 145- Montana Sanders (C) pinned Jackson Sunderland, 3:23; 152- James Charland (NA) maj. dec. Garrett Wyatt, 12-0; 160- Corby Reynolds (C) pinned Ethan Bombard, 1:19; 171- Dan Foster (C) pinned Kyle Demaris, 3:03; 189- Scott Bentley (NA) pinned Cody Hartmann, :54; 215- Josh Morehouse (C) pinned Mike Riley, :44; 285- Ian Spafford (C) pinned Jon Schoonmaker, 2:49; 96- Zach Alexander (C) won by forfeit; 103- Justin Kellett (NA) won by fiorfeit; 112- Kyle Patnode (NA) dec. Ryan Webber, 10-5; 119- Josh Manor (NA) dec. Eric Reisweber, 7-1; 125- Ty Herbest (NA) by injury default over Mike Gates, 1:23; 130- James Filion (NA) pinned Jason DeGouff, 3:28.