Young NHS wrestlers come up big against Sabers


Norwich 37, Susquehanna Valley 26

NORWICH – Tanner Cummings jump-started Norwich’s momentum at 119 pounds with a pin, and that set the stage for the Tornado’s dual meet victory over Sus Valley at Norwich High School Wednesday night.

“Going in, we felt this dual was a toss-up,” said Norwich coach Joe Downey. “They’re (our team) wrestling phenomenal and digging deep. The kids that are on the bench are cheering each other on. It’s a great feeling.”

Cameron Yaiser (125) followed Cummings’ win with a decison, and Zach Ketchum (130) along with Matt Thompson (135) had back-to-back pins. Cameron Turner’s pin at 140 pounds clinched the win for Norwich.

“Tanner is consistent and we knew what we were getting from him, but with the others, I wasn’t sure,” Downey said. “Cameron got a huge decision, Zach wrestled a tough kid and ended up getting a win. Matt won his first varsity match, and he was able to pin his kid to do it. Overall, it was a great team effort.”

Norwich returns to the mat tonight when it visits Sherburne-Earlville for a non-league matchup.


160: Jon Brando (S) tfall Morgan Crawford, 3:48. 171: Adam Jenkins (S) pinned Ross Hudson, 1:22. 189: Kegan Levesque (N) dec. Dan Kovitch, 11-4. 215: Zach Parker (S) pinned Chandler Rifanburg,:18. 103: no match. 112: Frankie Garcia (N) won by fft. 119: Tanner Cummings (N) pinned Logan Gorman, 2:29. 125: Cameron Yaiser (N) dec. Steve Airwyke, 14-8. 130: Zach Ketchum (N) pinned Tim Piercy, 3:56. 135: Matt Thompson (N) pinned Corey Starchok, 3:19. 140: Cameron Turner (N) pinned Jesse Mudge, 1:31. 145: Anthony Tiziani (S) dec. Damian Marvin, 6-1. 152: Jimmy Smith (S) pinned Cody Bradbury, 1:01.

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