Granville claimed two weight class titles Saturday, and finished third in the Ken Harrison Memorial Lions Tournament, 19 points behind winner Warrensburg and 16 points behind second-place South Glens Falls.
Josh McKittrick (285) and Nathaniel Palmer (138) earned championships while Hayden Miller (145) and Brad Perry (160) took second place.
South Glens Falls and Warrensburg each took three titles, but it was the Burgers who grabbed the team win by a 2.5 points.
The Burghers got first-place finishes from Beecher Baker (120), Nick Nedelcu (126) and Lucas Nelson (182) while the Bulldogs’ Anthony Sgorrano (99), Stephen Lumley (170) and Thomas Carta, (152) earned titles. Carta was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. Fastest pin of the tournament, nine seconds, was won by Tyler Dunton of Middlebury.
Place finishers for Granville were Joe Bogart (99) fourth; Jesse Ownes (113) fourth; Damian Duffy (120) third; Christian Carr (152) fourth. Granville will travel to the Middlebury Tournament in Middlebury, Vt.over the holiday break.
Team scores: Warrensburg 156, South Glens Falls 153.5, Granville 137.5, Galway 113.5, Middlebury 102, Mechanicville 90, Vergennes 64, Bellows Falls/Hartford 60.5, LaSalle 54, Rutland 51, AuSable Valley 43, Cambridge 36, Mill River 32, Fort Ann 28.5, Otter Valley 21, Milton 10.
Shot at title
A Granville victory in Clums Corners Dec. 15 sets up Granville for a possible repeat as Wasaren champs following a 48-35 win over Tamarac. Granville improved to 3-0.
Wins at 113 and 120 pounds by Jesse Owens and Steven Cohan added to the Granville advantage setting the team up for a January 5 showdown with the Hoosick Falls Panthers for the title. Paul Hanna wrestled up and managed an 8-7 win over Andy Milne while Nathaniel Palmer (132), Hayden miller (145), Christian Carr (152), Brad Perry (170), Mack Rozell (220) and Josh McKittrick (285) pinned for the Horde. Head coach Steve Palmer said match ups went well for the team and set up a scenario he guessed might about when looking at the schedule at the beginning of the season – an all-or- nothing visit to Hoosick Falls. That match will determine the league title unless Tamarac is able to defeat Hoosick Falls this week.