By Bill Toscano Some wrestlers spend their entire high school careers working for a single opportunity to win a sectional title and a berth in the state tournament. Zach Diekel has done it four times, and he’s got one more varsity season left. Diekel, who is polite off the mat, spoke with definite authority as [...]
For the second week in a row Al Aubin responded to late-match pressure in exactly the right way. Aubin, a sophomore, was one of two Whitehall wrestlers to win Section II, Division II titles at the Glens Falls Civic Center Feb. 12, and he did it almost exactly the way he captured the Class D [...]
Palmer returns to states; Hastings* one short Out of seven there will be only one Golden Horde wrestler at the state championships in Albany. Top-seeded Karl Palmer (140) won a section II title, while Eric Hastings (285) finished second; Brendan Miller (130) finished in third place and Kurt Ehntholt (145) finished sixth. Palmer made [...]
Horde third at C’s, seven to Sectionals The Granville Golden Horde will send seven wrestlers to the Glens Falls Civic Center after the Class C Tournament Saturday, Feb. 5, in Corinth. Brendan Miller, Karl Palmer, Kurt Ehntholt, Eric Hastings, Hayden Miller, Christian Carr and David McCullen will have a shot at a section title [...]
Grant Gebo bounded across the mat like a little kid who had won his first wrestling match. Unlike the other three Whitehall wrestlers who claimed individual titles at Saturday Section II Class D championships in the Railroaders’ gym, Gebo exulted at the end, celebrating after he pinned Salem’s Josh McKittrick midway through their 285-pound bout. [...]
With 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 [...]
Granville teacher Greg Bennett takes ‘cow tipping’ to another level Granville physical education teacher Greg Bennett said rodeo announcers like to compare what he does for fun to jumping out of a moving car.