Valley Sports Report
ONEONTA - Waverly advanced a trio of wrestlers - junior Ethan Stotler, sophomore Austin Kimble and senior Colby Chandler - to the semifinals of the Ross Cordell Rotary Tournament here Friday night, while the remainder of the Wolverines are alive in the wrestlebacks.
The Wolverines currently sit in 10th-place in the 16-team field with 40 points. Division I power Burnt Hills leads with 77 points, while Elmira is second with 69.5, Carthage is third with 63, and BGAH is fourth with 50 points.
At 145 pounds, Ethan Stotler, the fourth seed, scored a pair of falls. He pinned Matt Sandal of Carthage in 3:38 in the opening round, and followed it up with a pin of Cobleskill-Richmondville's Shane Oldorff in 1:29 in the quarterfinals.
Stotler will face top-seed Morgan Lakin of Sherburne-Earlville in the semifinals.
At 152 pounds, Austin Kimble registered a pair of first-period pins. He decked Skyler Presout of Walton-Delhi in 1:41 in the opening round, then pinned second-seed Damian Stafford of BGAH in 1:22 in the quarterfinals.
Kimble will face third-seed Tony Giovagnoli of Oneonta in the semifinals.
Colby Sindoni, who received a bye into the quarterfinals, scored a 13-2 major decision win over Oneonta's Carter Meer to advance to the semifinals.
Sindoni will square off with second-seed of Chandler Merwin of Walton-Delhi.
The only other Wolverine wrestlers to record a win Friday were 160-pound sophomore Trevor Meyers and 120-pound junior Rylan LaForest.
Meyers pinned Unadilla Valley-Unatego's Travis Knapp in 3:35 in the opening round, then lost to top-seed and returning state qualifier Shane Hoover of BGAH via fall in 2:42 in the quarterfinals.
Laforest worked a 2-0 decision over Gus Spohn of Cobleskill-Richmondville in the opening round, then was knocked into the consolation bracket via fall in 2:49 to top-seed Caleb Robinson of Walton-Delhi.
Eighth-grader Conner Stotler (99 pounds), junior Zack Reeves (106), senior Cody Chandler (138), freshman Andrew Kimble (170), 8th-grader Gage Tedesco (182), junior Trent Skeens (220), and sophomore Hunter Rando (285) all lost their opening-round matches, but are alive in the wrestlebacks.
Day 2 action began this morning at 9 a.m.
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