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Spartans take 5th place in wrestling tournament


By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

The Greenville Spartans took fifth place in the Lewis Johnson Memorial Duals held at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School on Dec. 18. Melanie Lekocevic/Capital Region Independent Media

RAVENA — The Greenville Spartans took fifth place in the Lewis Johnson Memorial Duals on Dec. 18.

The annual tournament was hosted by Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School in the school’s gym.

Also competing in the competition were Queensbury, Bethlehem, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Unatego-Unadilla Valley, Onteora and Taconic Hills.

The Spartans took fifth place on the day, with a 2-2 record. Queensbury was undefeated 4-0.

In Round 1, Greenville was defeated by Unatego-Unadilla Valley by a score of 47-24, Bethlehem dominated Onteora 52-7, and Queensbury topped Taconic Hills 60-12.

Round 2 saw Greenville fall to Bethlehem 42-27, RCS lost to Queensbury 44-27 and Unatego-Unadilla Valley came out on top over Onteora 48-30.

The third round saw the Spartans come up with their first victory of the day over Onteora by a score of 42-27, while RCS won big over Taconic Hills 60-18 and Bethlehem beat Unatego-Unadilla Valley 45-29.

Greenville sat out the fourth round of the tournament while the RCS Indians saw another victory, edging Bethlehem 36-30, Onteora scored 54 to Taconic Hills’ 18, and Queensbury defeated Unatego-Unadilla Valley 42-36.

The fifth and final round of the tournament gave Greenville its second win of the day, beating Taconic Hills 48-24. Unatego-Unadilla Valley defeated RCS 42-36 and Queensbury dominated Bethlehem 54-15.

For the Spartans, Kieran Cullen won both of his matches against opponents from Bethlehem and Onteora, while Joseph Davis had two wins on the day against athletes from Bethlehem and Onteora, both by pin in 1:46 and 1:29, respectively.

Bernard Davis won two of three matches, against Bethlehem in a major decision and by pin against Onteora. Sam VanAuken defeated three of his four opponents, all by pin, from Bethlehem, Onteora and Taconic Hills.

Cole Flannery competed against four opponents and took home one victory against an Onteora athlete by pin. Adler Karle also won one match by pin against Taconic Hills. Devan O’Connor won two of three matches, against Bethlehem and Taconic Hill, both by pin, while Sawyer Peak won one of two matches, by pin against Onteora. Jack VanGordon defeated one Onteora opponent by pin in 0:59.

Also competing for the Spartans were Evan Cotter and Donald Lane.

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