The Shenendehowa High School wrestling team keeps rolling along.  On Wednesday night, Shen defeated Columbia, 50-24, to capture the Suburban Council championship with an 8-0 record and put together its seventh straight unbeaten title.


Columbia finished the regular season with a 7-1 record.

In the 99-pound match, Kevin Parker (S) scored a technical fall over Rafael Gonzales, 5:02. Then Corey Ali (S) recorded a 2:49 fall over Jacob Clemente, while at 113, Jesse Porter (S) posted a close 2-1 decision over John McHugh.

At 120, Kyle Greene (C) decisioned Jordan Maynard, 13-7, to improve his record to 35-5, and Matt Greene (C) pinned Pat Sramek, 2:40 at 126 for a 41-0 record. The next three matches were decided by forfeit as Nick Kelley (132) of Shenendehowa, David Almaviva (138) of Shenendehowa and Evan Wallace (145) of Columbia prevailed. Kelley raised his record to 31-0 and Almaviva is 29-3.

The match started with the 152-pound class where Angelo Kress (C) pinned Tyler Gougler, 1:00, Ali Hashimee (S) decisioned Chris Morrissey, 10-4, in the 160-lb. category, Brian Adriance (C) decisioned Joey Kromer, 6-3, and Levi Ashley (S) pinned Ryan Hart, 1:29, in 182-pound competition.

Will Mars (S) picked up a forfeit at 195, Tony Fusco (S) pinned Tyler McKiernan, 4:23, at 220 to up his record to 25-0 and Cole Lampman (S) decisioned El Shaddai Gilmore-Van Hoesen, 5-1, to post his 28th victory in 29 starts.

"Good performance by the team last night. We won a couple head-to-head matches that will be crucial in the seeding meeting for the Class A Tournament this weekend. Great crowd in attendance," said Shenendehowa coach Rob Weeks.

Both teams will be competing in the Section II Class A championships at Colonie High School on Saturday.

Shenendehowa is 18-1 overall.

Article by Mike Collar

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