Albion, Holley and Lyndonville all place second at area mat tournaments

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Andrew Rowley of the Holley Varsity A team, works toward a win over Robert Towsley of the Holley Varsity B squad during today’s Holley Team Tournament.

Albion bested rival Medina 49-36 today to earn second place honors at the Depew Tournament.

Albion, which went 3-2 on the day, also defeated St. Mary’s of Lancaster 39-24 and Maryvale 44-24. The Purple Eagles lost to tourney champion Kenmore West 54-30 and to Depew 51-36.

Cade Aina, Preston Flugel and Blake Aina all went 5-0 and Zach Baxter 3-2 on the day for Albion.

Medina, which also finished at 3-2, defeated Maryvale 48-40, St. Mary’s 54-15 and Depew by forfeit. The Mustangs also lost to Kenmore West 54-33.

Medina will next host Albion in the Niagara-Orleans League opener Wednesday.

Holley Tournament

The host Hawks went 4-1 on the day to finish second to undefeated (5-0) Akron at the Holley Tournament.

Holley defeated Holley B 88-0, Eastridge 66-17, Campbell-Savona 72-16 and Williamsville North 42-39 but lost to Akron 54-33.

A pin in the final bout by Brandon Morrrell earned Holley the narrow win over Will North.

Holley’s Martin Beadle was named the tourney’s MVP.

The Hawks also had Nick Shenck, Beadle, Patrick Purtell and Lucas Silvis all earn spots on the All Tounrament team.

Tonawanda Tournament

Lyndonville went 5-1 to finish second to Newfane at the Tonawanda Duals.

Lyndonville defeated Williamsville South 54-12, Tonawanda 55-20, North Tonawanda 57-25, Amherst 60-18 and Kenmore East 72-6 but lost to tourney champion Newfane 41-30.

Jeff Gress Jr., Tony Recco, Chris McDonald and Devin Joy all went 6-0 for the Tigers over the two days of the tournament.

Lyndonville next hosts Holley Tuesday in a key Genesee Region League match