February 10, 2013

Peru defends Sect. VII crown

SARANAC — Beekmantown made an early challenge to Peru Saturday by matching the Indians with nine wrestlers in the finals.

Peru, however, won six of its nine championships matches and defended its Section VII Wrestling Championship at Saranac Central School with 244 points, 41 points better than the runner-up Eagles with 203.

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The five-team sectional was rounded out by Saranac in third with 169 points, Northern Adirondack fourth with 155 and AuSable Valley fifth with 79.

It completed a season sweep for the Indians, who also captured the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference crown with an 8-0 record.

“We lost some tough matches today and won some tough ones,” Peru co-coach Mike Hogan said. “We had a great day — the kids all wrestled hard and I’m proud of them.

“As a coach, you’re never going to be completely happy because you want to see all your wrestlers do well because of all the work the coaches and wrestlers put in. We have good kids and they’re good sportsmen.”

Winning their weight classes for the Indians were: Kyler Agoney by technical fall over Beekmantown’s Anthony Cartee at 113; Ethan Feazelle with a pin of AuSable Valley’s Dylan Baker in 4:49 at 120; Nick Forget a pin of Beekmantown’s Jon Graziane in 3:57 at 126; Jordan Bushey a pin of NAC’s Chad King in 2:26; Troy Seymour a pin of Saranac’s Mike Charland in :26 at 170; and Luke McKee a pin of Beekmantown’s Bruce Goddeau in :45 at 220.

The Eagles, however, couldn’t keep up with the Indians in the finals and ended up with two first-place finishers.

Zach Myers was a 2-1 winner by decision over NAC’s Hunter Carpenter in a close championship match at 152 and Gage Bourdeau won by pin over Saranac’s Colby Staley in :37 at 182. Bourdeau also won the Champions Award as voted on by the sectional finalists.

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