Burghers fend off War-Eagles' challenge

LAKE GEORGE - In the final matchups of a key Adirondack League showdown Jan. 13 between rivals, Burgher Junior Heavyweight Tony Auricchio and his lightweight teammate Freshman Beecher Baker pinned their opponents, securing a 42-34 victory for a veteran Warrensburg squad over the relatively new but very successful Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George team.

Auricchio pinned at 285 pounds and Baker pinnedhis opponent at 103 as the Burghers added points atop a 30-28 lead.

Sophomore Jon Vaisey at 112 and Senior Cole Tennant at 152 also tallied pins for Warrensburg, which boosted the Burgher season record to 1-2 in the Adirondack League, and 5-13 overall.

The War-Eagles, 10-5 overall, got pins from seventh grader Ryan Matuszak at 96 pounds, Junior Zach Olson at 125 pounds, Sophomore Justin Cook at 135, and Junior Jason Yard at 215 as they stayed competitive with the tenacious Warrensburg team.

112 pounds - Jon Vaisey (W) pinned Dan Jardine, 1:30.

119 - Donovan Santisteban (W) dec. Joe Plante, 13-6.

125 - Zach Olson (HL/LG) pinned Masyn Morey, 5:22.

130 - Logan Winter (W) by forfeit.

135 - Justin Cook (HL/LG) pinned Jericho Converse, :52.

140 - Hunter Hamilton (HL/LG) dec. Charlie Giknis, 19-9.

145 - Cecil Hayes (HL/LG) dec. Zach Baer, 5-4.

152 - Cole Tennant (W) pinned Art Barber, 1:10.

160 - Tim Goutos (HL/LG) dec. Lucas Nelson, 7-1.

171 - Jeremy Barber (W) dec. Kyle Bachem, 9-6.

189 - Kendall Converse (W) by forfeit.

215 - Jason Yard (HL/LG) pinned Chris Turner, :16.

285 - Tony Auricchio (W) pinned Lee McCabe, :30.

96 - Ryan Matuszak (HL/LG) pinned Aiden Szabo, 3:04.

103 - Beecher Baker (W) pinned Casey Bills, 5:13.

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