Mauraders win Class D tournament; Greene, OV, UV, and Oxford each see one champion a piece

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Section III and IV Class D tournament results

Section III Class D

BEAVER RIVER – The Sherburne-Earlville 2016-2017 varsity wrestling team stepped back and surprised themselves with a solid team win this past Saturday, at the Section III Class D tournament.

The 12 point win over Dolgeville at 164-152 for S-E came by way of two individual champions – Ethan Eldred (152), and Bailey Walzer (170) – while the Marauders also amassed two second place finishes, two third place finishes, a fourth, two fifths and a sixth. This master performance from S-E saw all 10 entrants into the tournament earn a spot on the podium.

The Otselic Valley Vikings also were present in Beaver River on Saturday, Feb. 4, where they finished 10th out of 14 teams – saw the Vikings place five out of 10 of their wrestlers with one individual champion – Nate Purtell at 99 pounds.

• 99 pounds: Nate Purtell, a junior for the Vikings and number one seeded wrestler at the weight, proved to all why he garnered the top-seed. Purtell snagged a first place championship at 99 pounds for Otselic Valley, going 2-0 on the day. Purtell would see action for just 3:04 for his total amount of time actually wrestling – earning an easy pun over Lucas LoRusso of Cooperstown in the semifinals; before handing out another pin to Andrew Walseman of Copenhagen at 2:17 in the finals.

• 113 pounds: A Marauder seventh grader, Jason Price snagged a solid outing at such a young age – placing sixth overall in the weight. Price earned a draw in the first round where he would face Brandon Carpenter of South Lewis. Carpenter handled Price in two periods of action, when he caught the Marauder in a pin at 3:53. The early loss sent Price to the wrestle-backs – where a win over Brandon Chartrand of Copenhagen came by way of decision at 6-1. Price was then secured a place on the podium with the victory, however, would be sent away from a potential third place with a loss to Riley Dalrymple of Copenhagen – in a tough fought loss at 4-0. Price would earn a rematch with Carpenter of South Lewis for the deciding match between fifth and sixth, to which Price would again suffer a loss by pin at 1:25.

• 120 pounds: An early matchup in the first round of the weight for Otselic Valley's Micah Lyon and S-E's Joe Straight – proved to go in favor of the Vikings as Lyon (sophomore) defeated Straight (freshman), by pin at 3:01. Straight would then be sent to the wrestle-backs where he faced off against OV's other 120 pound wrestler. Dakota Hackett, an OV freshman, sunk to the wrestle-backs following an early win over Logan Kantor of of Cooperstown (9-3 decision) – before succumbing to second-seeded Muhamed Hirkic of Onondaga by a score of 6-2. Lyon would join his fellow Chenango County wrestlers in the wrestle-backs following a loss in the semifinals to top-seeded Joey Powers of Port Byron by pin at just 1:08. Ultimately, OV's Hackett did defeat Straight by technical fall at 19-3 – eventually advancing to the third place spot with an 11-7 win over Kantor of Cooperstown. Lyon would eventually face off against Straight for a rematch at the fifth and sixth place spot – to which S-E would get the better the second time around, securing a 15-7 revenge win.

• 126 pounds: Mike Doeberl, a Sherburne-Earlville junior snagged a solid outing to which he found his way through the wrestle-backs for a third place crown when all was said and done. Doeberl, the fourth seed, claimed an early win over Oscar Lozada of Dolgeville by a major decision of 9-1. Advancing to face the top-seeded Lorenzo Scarano of Little Falls, Doeberl was simply outmatched in skill, when he was shut out by Scarano 16-0 for technical fall loss. This loss, ignited a fire in the Marauder which carried him to two consecutive wins. A pin over Jake O'Brien of Copenhagen advanced Doeberl to face Fred Amacher of Poland for the potential third place finish – which Doeberl rose to the challenge in fashion embarrassing Amacher by a major decision score of 18-5.

• 132 pounds: Jonah VanVoorhis, a junior at the weight snagged a solid fourth place finish going 2-2 on the day. VanVoorhis took the early 7-0 win over Sam Lytel of Cooperstown to advance to the semifinals where second-seeded Anthony Matzler of Copenhagen handed VanVoorhis a loss by pin at 1:20. Sitting at 1-1 and heading to the wrestle-backs, VanVoorhis snagged another early win over Nick Feasel of Little Falls by a tight 3-2 decision. Using up his energy with the 3-2 win, and being outmatched by Dakota Green for the third place spot, VanVoorhis slunked to a fourth place spot with a loss to Green by pin at 1:43.

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