Cazenovia wrestlers defeat Chittenango, Port Byron

first_imgA close 285-pound bout had Cazenovia’s Carter Polhmaus edging John Spencer 6-4, while Shaun Zampetti, at 106 pounds, won when Peyton Denney had to default.Chittenango went from here to last Monday’s match against APW/Pulaski, where it fell by a score of 48-18.Spencer pinned Damien West, with Andrew Bailey (145 pounds) taking just 23 seconds to pin Brynn Pierce. Luke Martin (220) claimed the other points in a forfeit as Jacob Ezzo (195 pounds) lost 5-4 to Mike Kinney and Mariani took a 4-2 overtime defeat to Conner Shaw.Following a 24-hour weather postponement, the Lakers faced Port Byron on Thursday and, by having close to a full roster, earned enough points to top the Panthers 51-28.Port Byron did win four of the seven contested bouts, and also got close at 106 pounds before Zampetti pulled out a 6-4 decision over Henry Smith. Matt Knutsen won at 132 pounds by pinning Ronald Jones in 77 seconds, and in that exact same time Dannon got a pin over Gillespei Hunter.Mostly, the Lakers benefited from forfeits to Polhamus, Valentine (182), Luke Rodriguez (113 pounds), Michael Angus (126 pounds), Brad Gagnon (152 pounds) and Jake Tobin (170 pounds).Chittenango, who lost Dec. 14 to Cazenovia in the Dixon Duals, was unable to get on the scoreboard in its Dec. 19 meet against Marcellus. In the 86-0 defeat, Spencer got closest to a win, but fell 8-5 to the Mustangs’ Kyle Brown.The Bears join the Lakers next weekend as they travel to SUNY-Oswego next Friday and Saturday for the Kenneth Haines Memorial Tournament. Mark Young put the Bears on the board at 138 pound by pinning Lucca Ferreira in 4:10. Then Joe Mariani, wrestling twice, won at 145 pounds over Jedrek Olkowski and 152 pounds over Sam Wilcox.From there, though, it was all Lakers, staring with Alex Rodriguez’s 60-second pin over Macsen Cameron at 160 pounds, with Blaze Dannon (195 pounds) also taking a minute to pin Jacob Ezzo.In between, there was forfeits to Kevin Valentine at 170 pounds and Patrick Livingston at 182 pounds, with John Frega (220 pounds) and Luke Rodriguez (113 pounds) also claiming forfeits. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story When they both appeared Dec. 14 in the Brett Dixon Memorial Duals at Central Square, the Cazenovia and Chittenango wrestling teams would go head-to-head.And the Lakers got the best of it, prevailing 48-12 over the Bears as it claimed the last eight bouts on the card, whether they were contested or not.Michael Angus opened for Cazenovia at 132 pounds by defeating Quentin Mohamed 8-3. Then Chittenango claimed all of its points in three consecutive bouts. Tags: CazenoviaChittenangowrestlinglast_img read more

April saw hot days and blizzards to end up with below normal temperatures

first_imgDES MOINES — Iowa’s weather has turned cold and rainy after a pleasant weekend, reflective of the see-saw back-and-forth of snowy versus sunny days we experienced during much of April.State climatologist Justin Glisan says last month featured some 80-degree days as well as near-blizzards, but wrapped up being colder and drier than average for Iowa. “In terms of temperature, we were about two-and-a-half degrees below normal,” Glisan says. “Then looking at rainfall, we were actually almost two inches below what we would expect statewide.”One of the more unusual highlights during April was the heavy snow that hit parts of southern and central Iowa on the 16th and 17th. Some areas of the state have already gotten plentiful rain during the first few days of May but Glisan says computer models show the cooler, drier pattern may end up persisting for the month ahead.“What we’re seeing temperature-wise, we were trending slightly below average,” Glisan says. “Now, with the current outlook that was released at the end of April, we have what we call ‘EC,’ or equal chances of above, below or near-normal temperatures.”The models also show a slightly elevated chance for below-average rainfall, though he says cooler temperatures should lessen worries about drier conditions.last_img read more

Yesterday’s heroes are soon forgotten…Remembering Curtis Bray

first_imgCURTIS BRAYIf you follow high school football long enough, there will be times when you wonder, whatever happened to this or that guy?The WPIAL is football’s version of Mount Everest. Many great players have tried to make it to the top, but few did it with the resume’ of The Late Great Curtis Bray.In 1987, Bray was named Gatorade National Player of the Year. He also was a Parade All-American, first-team USA Today All-American and Pennsylvania Player of the Year. Bray also was an academic All-American. In 1988, he was named the Post-Gazette High School Athlete of the Year.“Curtis was the greatest athlete to ever grace the halls of Gateway High School,” said Terry Smith, a teammate of Bray’s on both championship Gators football teams, a former Gateway football coach and a new assistant coach at Penn State.“He was a major recruit before there were major recruits. He played basketball and he was the best player on the court. He played football and was the national player of the year. He ran and threw the javelin farther than anyone. He could line up and run the 100 meters faster than anybody,” Smith said.last_img read more