COXSACKIE — Coxsackie-Athens defeated Maple Hill at home on Tuesday night to win its second straight Patroon Conference wrestling championship.

The Indians outscored Maple Hill 48-33, winning six matches via pin, two on the scorecards and one by forfeit.

“Our win was a complete team effort, from the wrestlers to the coaching staff, to the parents, to the custodial staff who helped setup the gym,” Coxsackie-Athens coach Ryan Palmer said. “Without each of these pieces being put together, I’m not sure if Tuesday night would have been in our favor.

“Maple Hill is a very well-coached and dedicated team that we will always respect. Maple Hill Coaches Gibbons, Scheilding, and Gootz were all my youth wrestling coaches when I was a kid, so it is always fun to compete with them. Our program would like to give a sincere thanks to all of the Coxsackie-Athens community members, school staff and wrestling parents for all that they do to support our program.”

Caleb Svingala managed to pick up a victory for Maple Hill over Kyle Green (126) early on, and could only watch from the sideline as the meet slipped away from the Wildcats.

From 152 through 285, Coxsackie-Athens swept these matches, as Julian Cruz (152), Colin Riley (160), Andrew Riley (170), Ryan Ulscht (182), Colby Lord (195), Seth Dillworth (200), and Jesse Pickett (285) all earned check marks in the win column.

“A huge congratulations to our competitors as they stayed focused throughout the night,” Palmer said. “Initially trailing Maple Hill 0-21 to start off the night, our team was able to rally and get the job done. Back to back conference champions is a great accomplishment to work off of, as we push forward with the individual tournaments ahead; Section 2 Class Cs, Section 2 State Qualifier and the NYS Championships.

“I could not be more proud of this team, what they’ve overcome and the work they put in. As always, I am PROUD TO BE THEIR COACH.”

Winners from Maple Hill included Svingala (126), Anthony Ortiz (132), James Colvin (138), Cody Chicoine (145), Vincent Colvin, (99), and Thomas Merhige (106).


99 — Vincent Colvin (Maple Hill) pinned Neil Murphy, 4:39; 106 — Thomas Merhige (Maple Hill) pinned Gage Decker, :29; 113 —Aidan Smedstad (Coxsackie-Athens) won by forfeit; 120 — Logan Campbell (Coxsackie-Athens) pinned Javier Ayarza, 5:50; 126 — Caleb Svingala (Maple Hill) pinned Kyle Green, 1:15; 132 — Anthony Ortiz (Maple Hill) decisioned Schyler Caringi, 6-0; 138 — James Colvin (Maple Hill) pinned Tommy Notabartolo, 2:51; 145 — Cody Chicoine (Maple Hill) pinned Anthony Iamunno, 1:17; 152 — Julian Cruz (Coxsackie-Athens) pinned Ethan Maier, 1:23; 160 — Colin Riley (Coxsackie-Athens) decisioned Reese Steele, 8-6; 170 — Andrew Riley (Coxsackie-Athens) pinned Adrian Delfavero, 5:54; 182 — Ryan Ulscht (Coxsackie-Athens) pinned Brandon Selmer, 1:27; 195 — Colby Lord (Coxsackie-Athens) pinned Nicholas Roy, :43; 220 — Seth Dillworth (Coxsackie-Athens) decisoned Anthony Sturgis, 6-2; 285 — Jesse Pickett (Coxsackie-Athens) pinned Tyler Goettinger, :32.

Greenville 55, Rensselaer 2

GREENVILLE — Greenville honored its seniors by posting a 55-2 Patroon Conference wrestling victory on Senior Night at Greenville High School.

The Spartans earned three victories by pin, with Bernard Davis, Aiden Cullen and Eric Heath all winning by fall.


99 — Eh Doh (Rensselaer) won by forfeit; 106 — Kieran Cullen (Greenville) won by forfeit; 113 — Jessica Packard (Greenville) won by forfeit; 120 — Colby Lackie (Greenville) won by majority decision over Devin Krause, 14-3; 126 — Bernard Davis (Greenville) pinned Jeremy Hover, 1:46; 132 — Aiden Cullen (Greenville) pinned Damien Schaus, :37; 138 — Eric Heath (Greenville) pinned Ryan Slingerland, 3:27; 145 — Schuyler Wilson (Greenville) decisioned Jose Padilla, 3-0; 152 — No Match; 160 — Richard Sanchez (Greenville) won by forfeit; 170 — Sawyer Peak (Greenville) won by forfeit; 182 — Angel Garcia (Rensselaer) pinned Cole Flannery, 1:45; 195 — No Match; 220 — No Match; 285 — Justin Case (Greenville) won by forfeit.

Coxsackie-Athens 61, Rensselaer 57

RENSSELAER — Josh Kiefer drained three of four free throws in the closing second to ice Coxsackie-Athens’ 61-57 victory over Rensselaer in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference boys basketball game.

Renssleaer led 13-12 after one quarter, but a 21-11 second-quarter run put C-A on top 33-24 at halftime. The Rams pulled to within 48-40 by the end of the third quarter and kept it close in the final stanza, but Kiefer’s clutch free throws preserved the victory for the Indians.

Killian Schrader topped C-A with 22 points. Kiefer contributed 11 and Andon Roe had nine.

Samir Lockhart hit a game-high 25 for the Rams. Amani Nixon had 15 and Ramell Johnson 11.

COXSACKIE-ATHENS (61): Boehm 3-2-8, Kiefer 1-8-11, Roe 3-2-9, KAne Schrader 1-4-7, Killian Schrader 9-1-22, Simmons 2-0-4. Totals 19-17-61.

3-pointers: Killian Schrader 3, Kane Schrader, Roe, Kiefer.

RENSSELAER (57): Johnson 4-2-11, Lockhart 11-2-25, Nixon 5-2-15, Baker 0-0-0, Wright 2-1-6. Totals 22-7-57.

3-pointers: Nixon 3, Johnson, Lockhart, Wright.

Hudson 4, Rensselaer 1

CATSKILL — Matt Bowes rolled a 174-501 to lead Hudson past Rensselaer, 4-1, in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference bowling match.

Dylan Jones led Rensselaer with a 206-511.

Hudson (5-5) travels to Maple Hill on Tuesday.

Ichabod Crane 3, Germantown 1

VALATIE — Ichabod Crane remained unbeaten in Patroon Conference boys volleyball after a recent 3-1 victory over Germantown.

The Riders won the first game, 25-1, dropped the second, 25-17, then took the next two, 25-8 and 25-21, to earn their ninth victory without a loss.

For Ichabod Crane, Harrison Puckett had 16 assists, 10 aces and 7 kills; Trevor Wolfe 13 assists and 9 kills; Jim Konderwich 5 kills, 2 blocks and 2 aces; Jake Siter 7 kills and 3 digs; Cam Ames 3 kills and 2 digs; Paul Zietsman 2 aces, 1 assist and 1 dig; Jared Cook 4 digs and 2 aces; Logan Groat 4 kills.

The Riders travel to Cairo-Durham on Thursday.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1


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