T he Granville Golden Horde took a 51-24 win over the combined team from Hadley-Luzerne-Lake George at the annual exhibition match between the two teams on Dec. 23.
Granville got wins at 285, 125 up to 152 to comfortably win the dual meet put on at a special time of the day to allow the students to see the entire contest.
Starting at 189 pounds the Golden Horde trailed early after trading forfeits and wins with the War Eagles. After a close 7-4 decision failed to go Granville’s way for Nathaniel Palmer at 119 pounds, Granville rattled off seven straight wins to walk away with the win. Justin Duel got things started for Granville with a 7-0 shutout decision at 125 pounds followed by Brendan Miller’s first period pin (1:37) at 130 pounds.
Paul Hanna kept the momentum going with his pin at 135 pounds and Hayden Miller followed him with a 41-second first period pin at 140. Kurt Ehntholt took a 4-3 decision at 145 pounds and moving up to 152 Karl Palmer earned a second period pin (2:12). Eric Hastings wrestled at 285 and earned a 5-1 decision over Kyle Clark.
Granville had three wins by forfeit at 215, 103 and 160 and gave up a single forfeit at 96 pounds.
Hadley Luzerne and Lake George combined wrestling programs two years ago to become the “War Eagles” a combination of the two school’s mascots.
285 – Hastings (Gran) dec. Clark, 5-1.
125 – Duel (Gran) dec. Schmitt, 7-0.
130 – B. Miller (Gran) pinned Plante, 1:37.
135 – Hanna (Gran) pinned Z. Olson, 1:05.
140 – H. Miller (Gran) pinned Cook, :41.
145 – Ehntholt (Gran) dec. Hamilton, 4-3.
152 – K. Palmer (Gran) pinned Corlew, 2:12.