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Newfane matmen best Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Barker/Roy-Hart trims Albion

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Joe Velez works toward a decision win over Newfane’s Jordan Camarra during the Mustangs home mat loss to the Panthers this evening.

Taking 11 of 15 bouts, Newfane downed host Medina 62-16 this evening to complete a perfect 5-0 run through the dual match portion of the Niagara-Orleans League wrestling season.

Newfane jumped out to a 30-0 lead at the outset on pins by Charles Johnstone (120), Andrew Galyan (126) and Paul Dunbar along with two forfeits.

Later, pins by Chris Johnstone (145) and Kasey Kubniec (285) and technical fall win by Julian Nixon (99) helped boost the Panthers advantage to 62-7 and put a lock on the victory.

Brennen Callara (106) had a pin for Medina as Charles Beach (182) had a major decision win and Ben Howell (152) and Joe Velez (113) decision victories.

Medina, which slips to 2-3, next hosts the inaugural Gary Gross Memorial Mustang Tournament on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. The tournament’s six team field will also include Holley, Wilson, Maryvale, Williamsville East and St. Francis.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Ben Howell in route to a narrow decision win for Medina over Newfane’s Cyrus Simmons.

Barker/Roy-Hart 38, Albion 35
In a wild sea-saw battle, Barker/Roy-Hart outlasted Albion 38-35 at Middleport this evening.

Barker/Roy-Hart jumped out to a 28-0 lead at the outset as Tyler Choate had a first period pin and Cameron Swick and DJ Gardner major decision wins.

Albion though came storming back to rally into a 35-32 lead as a technical fall win by Aaron Burnside followed by decision wins by Riley Kelly and Justyn Haines ignited that comeback.

Ed Wolfe followed up with 34 second pin, Aaron Mulroy a second period fall, Kollin Reynolds a 55 second pin and finally Dylan Burkhardt with a lightning quick eight second fall for the go ahead points at 35-32.

The last lead change though belonged to Barker/Roy-Hart as a first period pin by James Brady in the final bout earned the narrow 38-35 victory.

Both teams are now at 2-3 in N-O action.