Tag Archives: Wrestlers

Wrestlers take third at Ausable Valley

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Horde wrestlers have been staying busy during the past few weeks. The team traveled north to Ausable Valley for the third annual Travis Capen Memorial Duals on Saturday. Granville had a strong showing, finishing with a 4-1 record and a second place finish. Leading the way for the Horde was Brad Perry, who went 5-0 […]

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Mixed marital arts scene growing locally

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On any given night, a group of six to 10 guys gather at Full Force Fitness on East Potter Avenue in Granville for their own version of Fight Club. Some nights they practice striking, throwing fists, elbows, shins, feet and knees at their opponent. On other nights, they grapple, contorting their bodies into unimaginable positions […]

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Three grapplers lauded by Adirondack League

The Adirondack League has announced its wrestling all-stars for the 2012-13 season and three grapplers from Whitehall received recognition for their performances this season. Al Aubin (120) and John Diekel (138), both of whom qualified for the state tournament and the squad’s only seniors, were named to the team. Diekel compiled a 42-8 record this […]

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Grapplers fall short at state tournament

Al Aubin and John Diekel fell short of their goals of becoming state champions. The seniors, who were competing at the high school level for the final time, both saw their championship aspirations come to an end with losses in the first round of the New York State Division II Championships, held Friday and Saturday […]

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Horde wrestlers show promise at Section II Tournament

A few Golden Horde wrestlers packed a lot of punch in a very long Section II Tournament at Queensbury High School on Feb. 10. At 160 pounds, Brad Perry went 3-1 to place the highest for Granville, Coach Steve Palmer said. He won by 6-3 decision over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’s Luke Misuraca for the bronze medal match. […]

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Horde takes home triple win

By Jaime Thomas The Granville wrestlers pocketed a triple win two weeks ago against several Vermont schools. In a nearly event-less win on Jan. 30, the Horde racked 48 points against Springfield, whose lack of competitors gave up a large number of forfeits to Granville. Only one actual duel took place, during which Anthony Arbuckle […]

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Eight wrestlers advance to Sectionals

Whitehall’s wrestling team saved its best for last. The team, which has consistently wrestled in tournaments featuring much larger schools, showed everyone what it could do against similarly sized schools, finishing fourth at the Section II, Class D Championships Saturday in Warrensburg. The Railroaders finished tied with Albany Academy and were only a half point […]

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Diekel wins Ken Baker Classic; picks up 200th win

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John Diekel officially picked up his 200th win last Saturday at the Coach Ken Baker Classic at Cambridge High School and then put an exclamation point on the milestone by winning the tournament. Diekel pinned Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George’s Jason Hoffman in the third period of the championship match to win the tournament at 138 pounds. He […]

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Diekel, Aubin win at Eastern States

John 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 […]

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Diekel wins Saratoga Tournament

Al Aubin (left) finished second and John Diekel (right) first at the Saratoga Wrestling Tournament.

Whitehall’s John Diekel won a close decision in the finals of the Saratoga Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday and three other Whitehall wrestlers finished in the top four of their respective weight classes. Diekel defeated Queensbury’s Brian Stevens 5-4 to take home top honors in the 138 pound weight class. Diekel held a 5-1 lead in […]

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