HERKIMER – Sherburne-Earlville placed five wrestlers in the finals, and four came away with championship wins leading the Marauders to the team title at the Herkimer Tournament this past Saturday.
Tyi Franklin (103), Greg DuVall (135), Dan Cleveland (145), and Derek Nelson (285) all claimed titles. Spencer Franklin (112) added a runner-up finish.
The Marauders had an inauspicious start to the day losing their first seven contested matches. By the consolation finals and finals, S-E had battled back to take a one-point lead over Mohawk. With its four titles, the final margin was 11 points.
“It was just a great team effort,” said S-E assistant coach Brian Hicks. “It wasn’t just the five guys that got to the finals. Everybody else won matches. Every time you win a match, you gain points. When you pin your kid, it’s extra points. We had a lot of guys winning matches that didn’t place, but all of those points added up. It was a great turnaround after the way we started the day.”
Top team scores: Sherburne-Earlville, 146; Mohawk, 135; Canastota 120.
First-place finishers: Tyi Franklin (103), Greg DuVall (135), Dan Cleveland (145), Derek Nelson (285).