Adult/Youth Sports

July 27, 2007

Hogan draws bead on ESG gold

BRONX — Peru’s Pappy Hogan, wrestling for the Adirondack Region in the Empire State Games, turned in a strong showing Thursday while advancing to the finals at 115 pounds in the Greco-Roman scholastic division.

Hogan, who will be a freshman at Peru this year, won four matches without a loss to move into the championship bout where he will wrestle this morning against Long Island’s John Murray.

In Greco-Roman, each of the three periods count as a match and a wrestler needs to take two of the three to win.

In his first match of the day, Hogan recorded a 7-0, 8-0 victory over Hudson Valley’s Mike Kane and followed that up with a 5-0, injury default victory over New York City’s Julian Monar.

Hogan made it three in a row with a 5-0, 8-0 decision over Central’s Talon Sutherden and was then put to the test in a 5-1, 1-2, 2-0 victory over Western’s Casey Engle.

Daly leads decathlon

Former Plattsburgh State standout John Daly, competing for Long Island, opened a 166-point lead on Andrew Torge of Western in the men’s decathlon after the first of two days of competition. Daly, who placed first in the 100-meter dash, the long jump, high jump and 400-meter dash, tallied 3,425 points. His worst showing was in the shot put where he came in seven.

Plattsburgh’s Greg Wisser, whose best effort was a third in the shot put, stands sixth with 2,619 points midway through the 10-event competition. Wisser, who was fifth in the high jump, seventh in the long jump and eighth in the 400 meters, is 229 points out of third. He got off to a slow start with a ninth in the 100-meter dash.

Sporn reaches final

Saranac Lake’s Hannah Sporn placed second in her heat to reach the finals of the Scholastic Women’s 400-meter intermediate hurdles. Sporn’s time of 1:08.21 was fifth best of the eight qualifiers.

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