SECTION III CLASS B CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
Herkimer/Sauquoit Valley sent one wrestler to the finals Saturday and finished 11th among 14 teams as a combined squad competing in Section III’s Class B championship game.
South Jefferson, the runner-up last year to Phoenix, overtook the Firebirds to win this year’s team title. Mexico, Camden and Cortland rounded out the top five teams.
Five Herkimer/Sauquoit Valley wrestlers made it to the quarterfinals and Dan Appley was the team’s lone semifinalist. Appley pinned Tim Gandino of Phoenix to reach the 182-pound final and took second place after being pinned in the first period by South Jefferson’s Logan LaFlamme, a repeat champion.
The other Herkimer/Sauquoit Valley quarterfinalists were 99-pounder T.J. Philpotts, 120-pounder Collin Treen, 132-pounder Zack Steele and 220-pounder Steven Napolitano. Philpotts finished fourth, Napolitano and Steele were fifth and Treen was sixth.
Appley is seeded sixth in Division II for next weekend’s Section III championship tournament. The top four finishers from classes B, C and D make up the field. Philpotts is unseeded but is the second alternate at 99 pounds. Napolitano also received a spot in the 220-pound bracket.
TEAM POINT STANDINGS
1, South Jefferson 260 1/2
2, Phoenix 198
3, Mexico 146 1/2
4, Camden 131
5, Cortland 129
6, Homer 126 1/2
7, Marcellus 97
8, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 92
9, Morrisville-Eaton/Hamilton 75 1/2
10, Chittenango 68 1/2
11, Herkimer/Sauquoit Valley 59
12, Cato-Meridian 45 1/2
13, Oneida 43
14, Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Pulaski 17
CHAMPIONSHIP — Theo Powers (Mexico) defeated Jared Carroll (South Jefferson) by technical fall, 5:19 (25-10).
THIRD PLACE — Isaac Cline (Homer) pinned Taylor Philpotts (Herkimer/Sauquoit Valley), :45.
FIFTH PLACE — Tyler Ayers (Morrisville-Eaton/Hamilton) pinned Jacob Wood (Camden), 1:57.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Caleb Beach (South Jefferson) decisioned Dennis Hilts (Camden), 7-0.
THRD PLACE — Ben Hood (Marcellus) decisioned Seth Gilbert (Phoenix), 4-2.
FIFTH PLACE — Sam Rice (Marcellus) decisioned Dane George (Cortland), 6-1.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Remington Lynch (Phoenix) decisioned Zack Burke (Morrisville-Eaton/Hamilton), 4-3.
THRD PLACE — Zach Ruggles (Marcellus) decisioned Kyle Snyder (South Jefferson), 9-7.
FIFTH PLACE — Mitchell Shambo (Mexico) pinned Tyler Bates (South Jefferson), 2:40.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Brad Dietz (Phoenix) decisioned Bryce Cipollone (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill), 7-2, overtime.
THRD PLACE — Adam Hutchinson (South Jefferson) decisioned Matt Bixby (Chittenango), 3-1, overtime.
FIFTH PLACE — Dylan Bortle (Cato-Meridian) decisioned Collin Treen (Herkimer/Sauquoit Valley), 3-1.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Zack Alexander (Cortland) defeated Ben Blasier (Mexico) by injury default.
THRD PLACE — Cody Jones (South Jefferson) pinned Will Young (Chittenango), 4:30.
FIFTH PLACE — Grant Tinker (Cortland) decisioned Patrick Ashcraft (Morrisville-Eaton/Hamilton), 7-4.
Page 2 of 2 - CHAMPIONSHIP — Jon Crast (South Jefferson) decisioned Holden Pelton (South Jefferson), 7-4.
THRD PLACE — Garrett Mitchell (Camden) pinned Kyle Mapley (Cato-Meridian), 2:26.
FIFTH PLACE — Zack Steele (Herkimer/Sauquoit Valley) decisioned Nate Long (Marcellus), 3-2.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Nick Tighe (Phoenix) pinned Ryan Webber (Cortland), 1:16.
THRD PLACE — Matt Norris (Homer) decisioned Kasey Proper (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill), 4-1.
FIFTH PLACE — Jay Kissilstein (Mexico) decisioned Jacob Moulton (South Jefferson), 6-2.
CHAMPIONSHIP — C.J. Loomis (Mexico) defeated Nate Dietz (Phoenix) by injury default.
THRD PLACE — Tyler Petrie (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Pulaski) decisioned Tyler Lewis (Chittenango), 7-3.
FIFTH PLACE — Brett Finch (Camden) decisioned Frank Davenport (Cortland) 7-5, overtime.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Rowdy Prior (Phoenix) defeated Gage Patry (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) by technical fall, 4:43 (16-0).
THRD PLACE — Trevor Allard (Mexico) decisioned Nick Petrie (Homer), 7-4.
FIFTH PLACE — Chad Finch (Camden) pinned Anthony Auchampau (Cato-Meridian), :41.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Matt Fisher (Oneida) decisioned Thomas Confer (Camden), 7-1.
THRD PLACE — Trevor Cowles (South Jefferson) decisioned Eric Metzger (Homer), 5-3.
FIFTH PLACE — Justin Rhodes (Phoenix) pinned Kevin Morrissey (Marcellus), 1:35.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Daniel Smith (South Jefferson) decisioned Jacob Woolson (Mexico), 3-0.
THRD PLACE — Mark Dove (Homer) decisioned William Hilliard (Phoenix), 2-0.
FIFTH PLACE — Brett Lewis (Morrisville-Eaton/Hamilton) decisioned Nick Sharp (Cato-Meridian), 1-0.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Logan LaFlamme (South Jefferson) pinned Dan Appley (Herkimer/Sauquoit Valley), 1:36.
THRD PLACE — Tim Gandino (Phoenix) pinned Dakota O’Gorman (Homer), 1:36.
FIFTH PLACE — Codie Corso (Phoenix) pinned Chace Bentley (Cortland), 2:11.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Ryan Charlebois (South Jefferson) decisioned Lane Frost (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill), 3-1.
THRD PLACE — Thad Casler (Camden) pinned John Dunn (Marcellus), 4:02.
FIFTH PLACE — Justin Cox (Chittenango) pinned Dylan Hotchkiss (Homer), 1:55.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Jonathan Cavaretta (Marcellus) pinned Paul Turco (Cortland), 2:49.
THRD PLACE — Antonio Diaz (South Jefferson) decisioned David Kiernan (Homer), 4-2.
FIFTH PLACE — Steven Napolitano (Herkimer/Sauquoit Valley) pinned Jason Bond (Mexico), 1:10.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Wyatt Morris (Morrisville-Eaton/Hamilton) decisioned Ian Radell (Camden), 7-3.
THRD PLACE — Kevin Parker (Cortland) pinned Tyler Havener (Oneida), 4:18.
FIFTH PLACE — Casey Placito (Chittenango) defeated Zachary Legler (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) by injury default.
Compiled From Times Staff Reports