Lyndonville matmen have strong returning nucleus

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Anchoring the lineup for the Lyndonville varsity wrestling squad is this contingent of veterans. In front are Tom Follman, Dustin Hinkley and Dustin Joy. In back are Jeff Gress Jr., Cullen Heveron, Anthony Bentley-Soloman, Reese Ledford and Garren Bayne.

A large contingent of eight veterans anchors the lineup for the Lyndonville varsity wrestling squad which will open the season on December 2 with a non league home match against Albion.

Senior Tom Follman along with juniors Jeff Gress Jr., Garren Bayne, Dustin Hinkley, Dustin Joy, Anthony Bentley-Soloman and sophomores Reese Ledford and Cullen Heveron lead the way for the Tigers which went 3-2 in Genesee Region League dual match action last year.

Gress went 46-6 last year, won a Class B title, placed second at the Section V championships and qualified for the state meet.

Follman, who went 37-12, also won a Class B title and placed sixth at the sectionals.

Joy, who placed second at both the Class B Tournament and at the sectionals, posted a 41-10 record.

Bayne, who also placed second at the Class B Tourney, went 33-16.

Hinkley, who went 37-14, placed third at the Class B Tournament as did Heveron.

“We’ve got a pretty good solid core. It’s a solid contingent coming back,” said Tigers Coach Jeff Gress. “We’re real excited about the season. We have some real tough tournaments and duals so we’ll get some real good competition.”

Lyndonville’s Schedule:
Dec. 2 – Albion, 6 p.m.
Dec. 4 and 5 – at Tonawanda Tournament
Dec. 9 – at Byron-Bergen, 6 p.m.
Dec. 12 – at Churchville-Chili Tournament
Dec. 15 – Attica, 6 p.m.
Dec. 21 – Roy-Hart, 6 p.m.
Dec. 29 and 30 – at Letchworth Tournament
Jan. 5 – at Kendall, 6 p.m.
Jan. 9 – at Alexander Tournament
Jan. 12 – at Alexander, 6 p.m.
Jan. 15 and 16 – at Lockport Tournament
Jan. 20 – Holley, 6 p.m.
Jan. 21 – at Eastridge
Jan .23 – at Perry Tournament
Jan. 30 – at Lew-Port Tournament