Railroaders host Class D wrestling

W ith his wrestlers coming off excellent performances in last weekend’s Big 10 Tournament, Whitehall wrestling coach Bob Diekel is excited for Saturday’s Section II Class D tournament, which the Railroaders are hosting.

“They did incredibly well, I think,” said Diekel, who took only three wrestlers to the Big 10 but saw 189-pounder Zack Diekel come away with the title and 119-pounder John Diekel finish second. Al Aubin also wrestled for the Railroaders and went 2-2, including an overtime loss.

Saturday, a dozen teams will be competing in the Class D tournament, which serves as a qualifier for the Section II tournament later this month at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Wrestling will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the finals starting at about 6 p.m.

Local teams in the tournament include Cambridge, Warrensburg and Salem. The other teams are Vorheesville, Berne-Knox, Albany Academy, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Duanesburg, Waterford and Green Tech.

In the Big 10 tournament, Zack Diekel pinned Deshon Tucker of Albany in 40 seconds and Duncan Murchanson in 4:28. He won the final by forfeit when Pine Bush’s Joe Gaynor left to attend a family birthday.

John Diekel pinned Burth Hills’ Natahn Hall in 50 seconds, then scored a 4-1 victory over a tough opponent, Cody Mosley of Averill Park. In the finals, he lost by technical fall to defending Division I state champion Nigel McNeil of Huntington.

Aubin pinned Albany’s Brsndon Calhoun in 2:34, lost to Middletown’s Jordan Jackson, 6-4, in overtime, then defeated Albany Academy’s Cameron Milliken, 3-1, in overtime. He lost his final match of the day to North Rockland’s Max Gomes, 2-1.
Heavyweight Grant Gebo has been out much of the second half of the season with a knee injury, and it is not known whether he will be able to wrestle in Saturday’s meet

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