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February 10, 2013

Peru defends Sect. VII crown

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SARANAC —

Host Saranac, meanwhile, ended up with the second-most champions as it took first in four classes. The Chiefs had only one top seed going in.

Johnny Devins was a 6-4 winner by decision over Peru’s Brandon Goddeau in an exciting match at 99; Austin LaTulip with a 4-0 decision over Peru’s Tanner Phillips at 132; Codie Gillette with a 3-2 decision over Peru’s Noah Phillips in a battle of two standout wrestlers at 145; and James Black with a pin in 5:39 of Beekmantown’s Dylan Peryea in 5:39.

Devins was chosen as the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.

“We moved some people around and it came out well for us,” Saranac coach Heath Smith said. “It was a great day for us.

“Devins is a seventh-grader and he was 1-3 against Goddeau this year before today. Gillette was awesome in the finals. LaTulip was 3-1 against Phillips this season, so we felt he had a good chance. And Black was more of an underdog for us — he improved a lot over the summer.”

NAC finished the event with the third-most champions with three.

Austin Trombley won by pin over Beekmantown’s Michael Cartee in 2:25 at 106, Matt Lashway a pin of Beekmantown’s Brandon Defayette in 1:27 at 195, and Scott Guerin with a 5-2 decision over Beekmantown’s Cody Watts at 285.

Still, the day belonged to Peru for the most part.

“I’m very happy with the season we’ve had,” Hogan said. “The 26 matches we won this year are the most we’ve ever won.”

Section VII Wrestling Championships

At Saranac Central School

Team scores

1, Peru, 244. 2, Beekmantown, 203. 3, Saranac, 169. 4, Northern Adirondack, 155. 5, AuSable Valley, 79.

Individual weight classes

99- 1, Johnny Devins (Sar) dec. Brandon Goddeau (Peru), 6-4, 3, Dustin Dominic (NAC) dec. Trent Cook (Beek), 6-0.

106- 1, Austin Trombley (NAC) pinned Michael Cartee (Beek), 2:25. 3, Colin Hogan (Peru) pinned Shawn LaGrave (Sar), 4:53.

113- 1, Kyler Agoney (Peru) tech. fall over Anthony Cartee (Beek), 6:00. 3, Chad Brooks (Sar).

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