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Albion matmen edge Barker/Roy-Hart

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 December 2016 at 8:08 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Ugene Harrison works toward the match clinching decision win over Barker/Roy-Hart’s AJ Shaffer during the final bout of this evening’s Niagara-Orleans League wrestling match at Albion.

A win in the final bout locked up a 42-36 victory for Albion over visiting Barker/Roy-Hart this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League wrestling match.

Leading by a narrow 39-36 margin, the Purple Eagles clinched the victory on a decision win by Ugene Harrison (152).

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Albion’s Ben Restivo in route to earling a pin over Karson Grover of Barker/Roy-Hart.

Albion had jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the outset on pins by Blake Aina (160) in 2:19, Ben Restivo (182) in 4:25 and Donamic Farley (195) in 1:28 along with a decision victory by Jessy Cruz (170).

However, Barker/Roy-Hart answered with back-to-back pins by Nick Fazzolari (220) in 4:06 and Matt Steves (285) in 34 seconds to get back in the match.

A pin by Barker/Roy-Hart’s Brent Bachman (132) then was the only bout decided on the mat over the next seven as each team picked up three forfeits and there was a double forfeit leaving Albion up by a slender 39-36 margin with just one bout remaining.

Harrison then clinched the Purple Eagles victory with a high scoring 14-8 decision win.

Both teams are now 1-1 in N-O competition.

Wilson 39, Medina 38
Wilson nipped visiting Medina 39-38 as Jacob Sanborn (126), Kevin Hoover (152) and Von Miller (160) all earned pins for the Lakemen.

Riley Black (182), Joel Cruz-Robb (113), Colby Petrie (120), Austin Cox (138) and Joe Gates (145) all registered pins for Medina which also got a decision win from Jake Bensley (132).

Wilson is now 1-1 and Medina 0-2 in N-O action.

Contests postponed
The wintry weather caused the postponement of the Newfane at Akron N-O wrestling match and the Albion at Niagara Catholic non league girls basketball game.

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Nick Fazzolari of Barker/Roy-Hart works for a pin over Albion’s Myles Brewer.

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Brent Bachman of Barker/Roy-Hart earns a pin over Chase Carleton of Albion.