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Schools: Eagles flatten Granby on mat

  • Franklin Tech’s Ayden Stacy, top, competes against Granby’s Leo Kahan in the 220 pound weight class, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in Turners Falls. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Franklin Tech’s Ayden Stacy, right, competes against Granby’s Leo Kahan in the 220 pound weight class, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in Turners Falls. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Franklin Tech’s Cameron Tuttle works on pinning Granby’s Isaiah Meijas in the 285 pound weight class Wednesday in Turners Falls. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Above, Franklin Tech’s Brianna Snyder, top, competes in an exhibition match against Granby’s Hunter Wolfson Wednesday in Turners Falls. Below, Franklin Tech’s Ayden Stacy, right, competes against Granby’s Leo Kahan in the 220 pound weight class, the most entertaining match of the night. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE



Recorder Staff
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Eight first-period pins made for a short night at the office for the Franklin County Technical School wrestling team Wednesday night.

The Eagles rolled to a 72-12 win over Granby High School in a Suburban League North Division match in Turners Falls. The victory sets up a winner-take-all bout for the Suburban Leauge North title on Wednesday, when Franklin Tech hosts Frontier Regional School in a battle of undefeated 3-0 league foes.

Caleb Ellis had the shortest outing of the night for the Eagles (9-2, 3-0) at 113 pounds. Ellis pinned Granby’s Joe Deprey in just 20 seconds.

Jaden Sadlowski won at 132 pounds with a pin in 24 seconds, while Kyle Brunelle also finished his match in less than a minute with a 51-second pin at 126 pounds.

Also earning first-period pins for Franklin Tech were Peter Saladino (120 pounds), Tim Fritz (160), Jack Fuller (170), Brody Wood (182) and Cameron Tuttle (285).

The match of the night came at 220 pounds, where Granby (4-6, 1-3) picked up its lone non-forfeit win. Leo Kahan managed to climb back from a deficit to snag a pin of Tech’s Ayden Stacy in 5 minutes, 28 seconds.

Before the Suburban League championship match on Wednesday, the Eagles next take to the mats Saturday for the State Vocational Tournament held at Essex Technical High School in Danvers.

Frontier 57, South Hadley 11 — Frontier continued to roll leading up to next week’s match with Franklin Tech, and the Red Hawks cruised to a 57-11 win over South Hadley High School in an independent match Wednesday in South Deerfield.

Nate Austin (195 pounds) and KC Mattson (152) worked hard to pick up wins for Frontier (13-4), as the duo scored third-period pins in their respective matches to pace the cause.

Connor Pettis grabbed a pin in just 23 seconds at 138 pounds for the Red Hawks. Miguel Olvera-Aguilera won his match at 170 pounds thanks to a pin in just 21 seconds. Ito McMillan (145, pin) and Joe Hildreth (182, decision) were other winners on the night.

Frontier heads to the Mountie Invitational in Williamstown Saturday.

Mohawk 46, Gateway 12 — Tristan Keyser-Parker cruised to a 15-1 major decision in his match at 106 pounds, and host Mohawk Trail Regional High School powered past Gateway Regional High School, 46-12, in a Tri-County League wrestling match Wednesday in Buckland.

Two wrestlers earned first-period pins for Mohawk (3-5, 2-1), as Jakob Bower finished off Gateway’s Will Ring in 1:50 at 138 pounds and Jameson Daily-Pecor pinned Kyle Perry in 1:57 at 160 pounds.

Mohawk’s Jaden Moore added a pin in 2:49 at 132 pounds, while Dylan Wooldridge survived a marathon match at 145 pounds to earn a come-from-behind pin in the third period (4:34).

At 170 pounds, Mason Biagini also worked hard for six points. The junior pinned Nico Paulson in the third period, putting him down at the 4:20 mark. Teammate Gabe Bower capped it off with a pin in the second period at 182 pounds.

Mohawk heads to East Longmeadow High School for a match on Saturday at noon.

Mahar 48, Smith Voke 36 — Todd Chiasson’s dominant win at 152 pounds helped visiting Mahar Regional School to a 48-36 win over Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School in an independent wrestling match Wednesday in Northampton.

Chiasson pinned Smith Voke’s Juan Santiago in just 18 seconds, guiding the Senators (6-6) to the road win.

Adam Clement was a winner via pinfall at 145 pounds, pinning Smith Voke’s Tanner Westword in 1:36.

Also pinning their opponents in the win for Mahar was Peter Tattan at 182 pounds (1:40) and Cole Emery at 195 pounds (2:51).

Jeffery Kidwell (106), Xander Roberts (113), Christopher Vezina (132) and Henry Ndayisaba (138) took home points thanks to forfeitures for the Senators.

Girls’ basketball

Ware 56, Mohawk 20 — Twelve players scored points for Ware High School and the host Indians used a dominant second half to pick up a 56-20 victory over Mohawk in an independent girls’ basketball game Wednesday in Ware.

Ware (10-3), which qualified for the postseason with the win, led just 20-13 at halftime. But the squad held Mohawk (5-7) scoreless in the third quarter, and ultimately outscored the Warriors by a 36-7 margin in the second half to pull away for the win.

Jordan Halgas led all scorers with 25 points for Ware. She was the game’s only double-figure scorer.

Mohawk was paced offensively by Grace Poplawski, who scored 7 of her team-high 9 points in the fourth quarter. Ashley Walker tossed in 6 points and Emmarae Reid hit a 3-pointer for the Warriors.

Mohawk heads to play at Greenfield High School Saturday night.