Diekel, Aubin win at Eastern States

J ohn Diekel was one of only three local wrestlers to advance into the second round of the Eastern States Classic, held last weekend at Sullivan Community College.

Diekel, who was seeded sixth at 138 pounds, lost his first consolation match of the second day of the tournament, 14-3 to Thomas Dutton of Rocky Point.

On Friday, he pinned his first opponent before losing in the second round. He was able to advance to the second day of the tournament by defeating Dan Jones of Chaminade 6-4. He finished the tournament 2-2.

Al Aubin (120) opened the tournament with a victory before suffering two consecutive losses including a 1-0 defeat Scott Rodriguez of Fox Lane.

Chad Amerio (113) and Brandon Steves (160) were the only other wrestlers from Whitehall to compete in the tournament, which featured more than 100 teams and is considered more difficult than the state tournament. They both went 0-2.

Last Wednesday, the team fell 51-30 to Hadley Luzerne-Lake George. The win was their first this season.

The War Eagles dominated the heavier weight classes, recording pins at 285, 220, 195, and 182 pounds to open that match.

Austin Rich (106), Ryan Love (113), Aubin (132) and Steves (160) all pinned their opponents for Whitehall. Diekel picked up a win via forfeit.

The Railroaders host Adirondack League leading Salem today at 6 p.m. The team will compete in the Lansingburg Duals tomorrow and Saturday.

 

Comments

comments

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

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

Northshire Freepress – 02/05/16

North Country Freepress – 02/05/16

Weekender – 02/05/16

Lakes Region Freepress – 02/05/16

Finch and Chubb ‘under contract’

Finch and Chubb 1

By Dan King The Finch and Chubb Restaurant and Inn will soon be sold. A year ago, former owner Bill […]

Village of Granville overrides tax cap

dollar

By Dan King If you live in the village of Granville, your taxes will go up this year – the […]

Driver from rollover still hospitalized

Rollover 2

The driver of a log truck that rolled over on Route 4 last Thursday is still in the hospital at […]

Area schools not fiscally stressed

School

By Dan King There’s no need to stress, fiscally that is. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released the 2015 fiscal stress […]

Lively trivia night in Granville

trivia night winners

By Linda Ellingsworth Whether it was divine intervention or just plain superlative knowledge, the Looking Upward team trounced all other […]

Northshire Freepress – 01/29/16

North Country Freepress – 01/29/16

Weekender – 01/29/16