Undefeated, Granville wears Wasaren crown

S tepping up has become something of theme with the Golden Horde wrestlers this season. Just a week before the match for all the marbles with Tamarac, Granville remained undefeated and took the inside track to the Wasaren League title with a victory over Hoosick Falls. That win came thanks to a number of wrestlers who stepped up in achievement, weight class or both.

Once again on Jan. 20 wrestlers stepped up as Granville knocked off Tamarac, 45-29, to reach a perfect 4-0 and with that the Wasaren League title.

A block of wins from 140 to 160 secured the win for the Horde.

Brad Perry stepped into the 152 pound match and grabbed six team points for Granville with a second period pin (2:51) of Charley Rodda following pins by Hayden Miller (140) and Kurt Ehntholt (145). 

Karl Palmer won a 9-2 decision against Joe Hulsebosch, a league all star, veteran wrestler and a natural 160; it was the second time in two weeks he faced a bigger wrestler. Palmer will likely go into the post season at a lighter weight, the coach said. “We knew that he was very good but we knew that we had to do something in the point spread to make a (difference),” head Coach Steve Palmer said.

The title is Granville’s first outright title since 2006-2007 and makes five championships for Coach Palmer.

With the Bengals and Panthers tying earlier in the season, Palmer said that outcome gave him the idea for how to beat both teams.

“I knew they’d be similar matches and we took the same game plan we used to beat Hoosick Falls and put that into place where we had to bump some guys up and gets some wins in the upper levels,” Palmer said.

“They came through once again. I have to give credit to the (1) 52 (Brad Perry) and the (1) 60 (Karl Palmer); our new guy beat their new guy and our veteran beat their veteran – that was the difference for tonight,” Palmer said.

Tamarac took the title in a head-to-head match up last season by a single point, 40-39. Palmer said it felt good to get the title back from Tamarac in the same way.

“It feels very good; it’s very satisfying. I like the validation of the program. We made it a goal to get it back this year and it’s great to have them as a finale,” Palmer said. “It’s very satisfying to come back and beat them by a wider margin than that (one point).”

Granville 45, Tamarac 29

96 – Burt (T) dec. Duffy, 7-5.

103 – Cohan (G) by forfeit.

112 – Ryan (T) dec. Owens, 4-0.

119 – N. Palmer (G) pinned Brunick, :34.

125 – Gardner (T) pinned Duel, 1:36.

130 – B. Miller (G) by forfeit.

135 – Rhodes (T) dec. Hanna, 5-2.

140 – H. Miller (G) pinned Mason, :29.

145 – Ehntholt (G) pinned Milne, :53.

152 – Perry (G) pinned Rodda, 2:51.

160 – K. Palmer (G) dec. Hulsebosch, 9-2.

171 – Grab (T) dec. Gould, 14-4.

189 – Broderick (T) dec. McCullen, 14-6.

215 – Vibert (T) pinned Reed, 2:45.

285 – Hastings (G) pinned D’Urso, 2:38.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Poultney Earth Fair Wednesday, April 22

IMG_1984

7th graders choose Earth Fair theme By Joshua Bassett The eighth annual Poultney Earth Fair is going to be different […]

Northshire Freepress – 04/17/15

Lakes Classifieds – 04/17/15

North Country Freepress – 04/17/15

Weekender – 04/17/15

Classifieds 04/15/14

Golden Horde teams to grace hall of fame

1930 Football Team

By Derek Liebig A pair of fabled gridiron teams from Granville’s past will be enshrined in the Capital Region Football […]

Eleven petitions out for Whitehall Board of Education

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King A tumultuous school year has prompted a record number of candidates to seek seats on the Whitehall […]

Fans fawn over Mick Foley

DSC_1051

By Dan King While his act in the ring may have been barbaric, the mood of Mick Foley’s meet-and-greet in […]

Hope Ludwig to have photo in Hyde Collection

Hope Ludwig Photo

By Derek Liebig An aspiring young photographer from Granville is among a select group of high school students who will […]

Granville tennis opens with win

Granville’s tennis team opened its season Monday afternoon with a win over Whitehall. The Horde swept both doubles matches and […]

New beverage store taking shape

Beverage Store Photo

By Joshua Bassett Lori Linendoll, a co-owner of The Beverage Warehouse, walked through the building, stepping around paint canisters and […]