Panthers' pins too much for Indians

Friday December 14, 2012


CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Notching pins in seven of 11 contested matches, the Hoosick Falls Central School wrestling team cruised to a 59-6 win over Cambridge on Thursday night.

Starting at 145 pounds, the Panthers claimed each of the first six matches before Nathan Winchester earned a second-period pin in the 220 pound match for Cambridge's only points of the night.

At 113 pounds, Nolan Foster earned the quickest win of the day, falling Maria Hughes in 27 seconds. Luis Weirbach (120) and Nick Scrom (126 each followed with second-period pins. Tyler Randall (132) finished his opponent with 6.7 seconds left in the opening stanza and Colby Davendonis (138) ended the dual with his pin 35 seconds into the middle frame.

Mike Matatt set the win in motion with his second period pin of Eric Telford. Bryan Sherman earned a tech-fall at 152 pounds, while Jake Bakaitis (160) took an 8-4 decision and Garrett Wright (170) won 6-2.

In his first match of the season, Brad Burns secured a pin with 29.6 seconds left in the first period to earn maximium points for the Panthers.

Neither team suited up wrestlers at 99, 106 or 285. Hoosick Falls gained six more points with Pascal Wilkins going uncontested at 195.

Hoosick clips Forts

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team edged Northern Division powerhouse Fort Edward, 3-1, on the road Thursday afternoon.

Hoosick Falls (23-1) won the first game by 111 pins but lost the second by 32. A 27-pin victory in the third game decided the match, giving the Panthers 3,729 pins on the day, a season-high. The Forts (21-3) finished with a total of 3,623.

Hoosick Falls' top bowlers were Bryan Callahan (256 game/678 series), Ken Marbot (244/643), Josh McCart (226/618), Stephen Surdam (229/599), Josh Conn (204/596) and Logan Brogue (220/595).

"I knew this was going to be a good match," Hoosick coach Bob Lang said. "Both teams bowled very well and it came down to the ninth and 10th frames in all three games."

SVC falls at MCLA

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team dropped the final game of the fall semester, 86-63, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Thursday night.

Southern Vermont ran out to an early 7-0 lead with baskets from senior captain Taeshon Johnson and sophomore Tarvaris Jenkins, and later led 23-14 with help from back-to-back jumpers by freshman Evan Thompson.

MCLA refused to go away, going on a 24-7 run in the last 12:21 to go into the locker room ahead 38-30 at halftime. Choice scoring looks saw the Trailblazers shoot 52.8 percent from the field in the second half from to nab their third win of the season.

Johnson led all players with 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds on the night. He and sophomore Jermaine Campbell (nine points) each had five assists. Sophomore captain Travis Severs knocked down two 3-pointers and a couple free throws for eight points off the bench.

The Mountaineers (0-10, 0-2 conference) return to action Jan. 8 at Daniel Webster College.


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