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High School Extra (Jan. 26): Niagara-Wheatfield wins wrestling title; Canisius basketball tops Walsh

N-Wheatfield wins mat title

Niagara Wheatfield (12-0, 7-0 NFL) clinched its first Niagara Frontier League dual match wrestling title since 2010 with a 42-26 victory at Lockport Tuesday night, Now the Falcons have their sights set on a possible No. 1 ranking in New York State.

The Falcons came out on top on the mat and a strategy contest.

“Big for us was Colin Goodrich winning at 182,” Niagara Wheatfield coach Rick Sweeney said. “They dropped down Robert Jones, who had been wrestling at 195 and 220 to face him.” Goodrich won on a fall in 3:43.

The Falcons also got a win at 126 pounds by Jacob DeWolf after Vincent Falvo, ranked No. 3 in Western New York at 126, moved up to wrestle at 132. Falvo won his match on a technical fall over his Lockport opponent.

Justin McDougald (99), Warren McDougald (113), Matt Citto (170), Storm Hutcheson (195), Justin Hall (220) and David Runge (285) were other Falcons wrestlers who won their matches.

Lockport had six winners – Shyreef Payne (106), Mitchell Seaver (120), Jamie Camarre (138), Steven Kapuscinski (145), Jeremy Regis (152) and Brad Straw (160).

“It was good tough wrestling,” Sweeney said.

Canisius tops Walsh

No. 2 small school Walsh hung with No. 1 large school Canisius for a quarter or so Tuesday night but the Crusaders (13-1) had a 40-23 advantage in the two middle periods and pulled away for a 70-53 victory in Monsignor Martin Association basketball.

Instead of big man Stafford Trueheart, it was three-point sniper Will Atkinson who led Canisius, scoring 18, all on three-pointers. Trueheart had 14.

Christian Churakos (14), Adam Moore (14), Latreel Butler-Kemp (13) and Tavien Kemp (10) led Walsh.

Wilson streak at 54; 40 for Erica

Wilson, which hasn’t lost a Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball game since 2012 stretched its winning streak in the league to 54 with a 52-42 triumph over visiting Newfane, gaining a season sweep of its closest pursuer in the standings. Kayla Neuman led Wilson with 16 points while Jodie Vincent had 10 rebounds. Sophomore Paige Emborsky of Newfane led all scorers with 22.

Erica Martinsen of Williamsville East poured in a career-high 40 points in a 70-37 nonleague victory over visiting Kenmore West. Martinsen’s total included seven three-point baskets. Shepard bowls a 300 game

Senior captain Tyler Shepard of West Seneca East bowled his first 300 game in a 4-3 loss to Hamburg in ECIC South at Strikers Lanes.