Lyndonville has big win at Eastridge Duals

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 January 2020 at 7:40 pm

Contributed Photo – Lyndonville players and coaches meet after a strong showing at the Eastridge Duals today.

Highlighted by a big comeback win over a highly rated foe, Lyndonville placed third at the Fritz Zagorski Duals at Eastridge High School. today.

In pool play to open the tournament, Lyndonville defeated Eastridge 58-30 and East 78-9 before falling to the eventual Champions Churchville Chili 51-32.

Lyndonville then was downed by Rush-Henrietta 62-21 in the semifinals.

Rebounding, the match of the night for Lyndonville then came when the Tigers faced off against the No. 3 ranked Section V Small School Wayne Eagles for third place. In a thriller, the Tigers rallied for a 45-42 victory.

Lyndonville started off with pins by Sebastian Temich (126) in 2:38 and Payton Grabowski (145)  in 4:30 in the middle weights but quickly fell behind as Wayne registered a forfeit, a pin, a forfeit, a pin, and another forfeit at 132, 138, 152, 160, and 170.

Lynfonville trailed 30-12. But Rodney Davis kept the Tigers alive winning in OT at 182 6-4 over Dakota Tigue. Maddox Stirk then picked up a forfeit at 195 to continue the comeback.

Mario Fidanza then pushed the Tigers closer registering a quick 0:40 pin over Jacob Pullen at 220.

Wayne got another pin at 285 to go up 36-27. However, Ty Holmes helped the Tigers claw back registering a pin at 99 lbs. only to see Wayne pull back ahead 42-33 with a pin at 106.

The match then came down to Connor Bell who needed to win by a decision over Cal Lawson but he registered a pin in 2:46.  Lyndonville then clinched the narrow 45-42 win with a forfeit victory by Alex Farrell at 120.

Fidanza and Bell were both named to the All-Tournament team.

Holley-Kendall lost to Rush-Henreitta 57-21 and Wayne 54-15 but defeated Wilson Magnet 48-12 in pool play.

The Hawks then defeated East 45-12 but ended the tourney with a narrow 34-33 loss to Eastridge.

Tristyn Moyer and Dylan Clemons represented Holley-Kendall on the All-Tournament team.