HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: HORSEHEADS WINS STAC TITLE, HAS 10 PLACE WINNERS (24 PHOTOS) (2023-01-21)
Southern Tier Sports Report
OWEGO — The Horseheads Blue Raiders had a dominant day at the STAC Championships on Saturday, winning the team title, and landing 10 place winners on the day.
Horseheads won the title with 194 points, Windsor was second at 167.
Ryan Massengale won the 138 pound title. Massengale had three first-period pins to claim the crown. He had a pin in 58 seconds, 20 seconds and 1:16 in the final.
Coleton Owen took third at the same 138 pound weight. Owen won his first match by major decision 13-3 to reach the semifinals. After a 3-1 loss to Windsor’s Matthew Boyce, who Massengale beat in the final, Owen had a 4-0 win and then a 7-3 win to take third.
Cody Dale was a runner-up at 126. He opened with a 6-0 win and then had a pin in 3:24 over Kaeden Hubbard of Chenango Valley in the semis. He fell to Trevor Cortright of Chenango Valley in the final.
At 102 Joel Scibek was a fourth-place finisher. He had a 2-0 win and a pin in 4:54 in the consolation rounds to reach the third-place match. He was edged 4-1 in the third-place match.
Jaxson Burchard finished fifth at 132 pounds. After dropping his first match of the day, he won by technical fall 15-0 in the consolation round, then got an injury default win. He dropped a match to go to the fifth-place match, where he got a pin in 15 seconds to finish fifth.
Zach Schrage finished fifth at 145. He won his first match 6-3, then fell to top seed Daniel Parker of Ithaca. He got a pin in 2:25 and one in 4:46 to get to the medal round. He dropped a match to go to the fifth-place match, where he got a pin in 4:38 to finish fifth.
Lucas Mosher was a runner-up in 152 and Will Lotocky finished fifth.
Mosher had a pin in 2:25 and then a hard-fought 5-4 win to make the final, where he fell to Elmira’s Donavan smith. Lotocky dropped his first match, then got a 44 second pi and a pin in 3:36 to get into the medal round. After a 7-4 loss to Clayton Smith of Corning, Lotocky got a pin in 4:20 to take fifth.
Liam Levantovich was third at 160. He had a 16-4 major decision win and then fell in the semis. He had a 9-3 win in the semis over Sam Brenen-Buseck of Elmira, then a 9-1 major decision to take third.
Hunter Lavigne was a runner-up at 189. He had a pin in 5:17 then an 11-7 win to make the final, where he fell to Oneonta’s Mateo Goodhue.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF KRISTINE DALE.