January 20, 2022

Cortland, Homer wrestlers compete at tourneys

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Cortland finished fourth in the Brett Dixon Duals after a 3-2 finish. The Purple Tigers were tied with Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and Jordan-Elbridge and placed behind both of them due to tiebreakers.

Luca Canzano was the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, going 5-0 with four pins.

Cortland beat Syracuse 36-27, beat Cazenovia 45-18, lost to V-V-S 45-30 and lost to Central Square 42-28. The Purple Tigers tied J-E 36-36, but got the nod due to having more pins.

Homer placed first at the Cuneen Doane Tournament after all 10 wrestlers they entered came in the top six in their weight class. Sam Sorenson was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler for the second time in the last two weeks after going 3-0 and winning the 215-pound championship. He is the top-ranked wrestler at 220 pounds in the state.

Talan Hubbard also won the 110-pound weight class, while Maddox Johnson (189 pounds) placed second, David Morse (160 pounds) finished third, Lukas Quinn (138 pounds) came in fourth, Owen Murphy (172 pounds) was fourth, Tavyn Malchak (189 pounds) came in fourth, Blair Wakula (215 pounds) placed fourth, Hunter Lines (126 pounds) finished fifth, Conor Powers (118 pounds) came in sixth.

Talan Hubbard beat the No. 3-ranked 110 pound wrestler in the state to win the weight class title.


Tommy Mahunik and Cooper Vandee both qualified for sectionals Saturday at the Mohawk Valley Meet at the Hutton Sports Center at Utica College. Mahunik finished the 600-meter run in 1:30.57, while Vandee finished the 300-meter run in 39.66. Mahunik came in third and VanDee placed fourth.

Logan Darling had personal-best throws in the shot put and weight throw. His shot put throw went 34 feet, 8 inches and the weight throw was 39 feet, 7 inches. Andrew Lynch Jr. also had a personal-best in the weight throw, while Orie Bush and Devin Murphy topped their best throw in the shot put. Dylan Pittsley also added a personal-best in both the long jump and triple jump.

Jane Gugerty’s leap in the triple jump qualified her for sectionals Saturday at the Mohawk Valley Meet at the Hutton Sports Center at Utica College. Gugerty’s jump was 32 feet, 2 inches. She also ran the 55-meter hurdles in 10.24 seconds.

Mayshelle Hyde had a personal-best, 26-foot, 8-inch, throw in the weight throw. Hannah McMasters’ 26-foot, 8-inch throw in the shot put was a season-best. Camdyn Cole had a seasonbest time in the 55-meter dash, and Kira Ludwig and Cece Berkley both had their best throws of the season in the shot put.

Bryant DePaull won the 55-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump, Aidan Kalousdian topped the competition in the 55-meter dash and 300-meter run and Lucas Morrow came in first in the 3,000-meter run for Dryden. DePaull ran the race in 8.97 seconds and had jumps of 6 feet and 18 feet, 8 inches, respectively. Kalousdian finished his races in 6.81 seconds and 38.08 seconds and Morrow finished in 3:08.20.

Nathan Turner placed second in the 55-meter run and long jump, Michael Cavanaugh came in second in the shot put. Luke Maza finished third in the 1,000-meter run and Matt Cubero came in sixth in the shot put.

The sprint medley relay team of Morrow, Turner, Kalousdian and Maza won their race with a time of 4:06.57. The 4X200 relay team of Blaise Ayers, Lucas McManus, Aiden Green and Kaden Lockwood came in third.

Carlea Davis was the only solo winner for the Dryden girls, finishing the 55-meter hurdles in 10.13 seconds. She also came in third in the long jump. Davis, Nicole Morrow, Walaa Al Shoffe and Hollace Finver won the 4X200 relay with a time of 2:11.28.

Finver came in second in the 55-meter hurdles, Raelan Green placed second in the long jump and Kristina Busby finished second in the shot put. Al Shoffe came in third in the triple jump, Morrow came in fourth in the high jump, Emma Park-Miller finished fourth in the 300-meter run and Busby came in sixth in the 55-meter hurdles.


Chittenango at Homer, 6:30 p.m.
Tioga at Moravia, 7:30 p.m.

Moravia at Tioga, 7:30 p.m.

Brookfield at Cincinnatus, 6 p.m.

Homer at Chittenango, 3:30 p.m.
Marathon at Candor, 4 p.m.