The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


December 19, 2013

Mustang grapplers fall at Akron, 60-18

HS WRESTLING: Barker/Roy-Hart upends Wilson


AKRON — In Niagara-Orleans League wrestling, a team with the ability to fill all 15 weight classes has a major competitive advantage from the get-go.

That was the case at Akron on Wednesday evening, as the perennially strong Tiger squad filled all 15 classes, while Medina was forced to forfeit five matches. The Mustangs performed well with what they had, winning four of 10 contested matches, but the result was a 60-18 Akron victory in an N-O match.

Akron improves to 2-0 in league competition, while Medina falls to 1-1.

"The kids came to battle," veteran Medina coach Eric Gross said. "We wrestled hard, especially considering our inexperience, and we definitely did the best we could."

Gross was particularly impressed with Brennen Callara's victory over Akron's Johnny Fiebelkorn in the 106-pound weight class. Wednesday's match marked a quick rematch after last weekend's Batavia Tournament, where Fiebelkorn got the best of Callara, 7-4.

But this time, Callara came out strong and earned a victory by technical fall, 19-4, with 32 seconds remaining in the third period. Being the first contested varsity match of the evening, it set a positive tone for the Mustang lineup.

"After the loss at Batavia, Brennen was looking forward to the rematch," Gross said. "It was a good match of two good wrestlers."

Next up in the 113-pound weight class, Joe Velez continued the positive trajectory for Medina with a win over Akron's Robbie PeQueen, by a 12-6 decision.

But from there, Akron began to pull away by winning the next three contested matches at 120, 126 and 132 pounds, also aided by forfeit wins at the 138, 145, 160 and 170-pound weight classes. 

In the middle, however, Medina's Ben Howell proved to be a bright spot with a victory over Jacob Sarow at 152 pounds. The crowd paid particular attention to this match, with both wrestlers earning rabid cheers, but Howell eventually pulled away for a 12-1 victory by major decision.

Text Only
  • Medina CSAT postponed Medina-CSAT boys basketball postponed

    For the second time in less than a month, the Medina at CSAT boys basketball contest has been postponed due to inclement weather across the region. Mustang coach Tom Forrestel said it's the first time he can recall this type of double postponement, in his decade-plus of experience at the Medina helm.

    January 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • med ymca art 010314 Avanti's wins YMCA floor hockey league

    Avanti's stormed through the regular season and playoffs — capped off by a 6-3 victory over Team RamRod in the championship game — to capture this season's Adult Floor Hockey league championship at the Orleans County YMCA in Medina.

    January 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • med swimming art 122013 Roy-Hart boys swimming blasts Medina to remain unbeaten

    The Roy-Hart boys swim team stretched its unbeaten streak to 106 meets on Thursday, with a convincing victory over league rival Medina. The Roy-Hart girls also cruised past the Lady Mustangs, while Barker boys and girls swept Akron.

    December 19, 2013 2 Photos

  • med wrestling art 122013 Mustang grapplers fall at Akron, 60-18

    The Medina wrestling team performed admirably in contested matches, but couldn't overcome five forfeits in a league loss at Akron on Wednesday. Also in the N-O league, Newfane beat Albion handily, and Barker/Roy-Hart upended Wilson to give rookie coach Keith Jones his first league win.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • med ymca art 122013 Orleans County YMCA Happenings

    Here's what's going on this week at the Orleans County YMCA, with results and analysis courtesy of the Y staff.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • med bb art 2 121813 Medina loses nail-biter at Newfane

    The Medina boys basketball team battled back in the second half but fell in its league opener to Newfane, 65-60. Munjie Brown scored 20 points for Medina in the loss. Elsewhere in the league, Albion fell to CSAT, and Roy-Hart lost a non-league contest at Tapestry.

    December 18, 2013 2 Photos

  • Medina falls in league opener vs. Newfane

    The Medina girls basketball team opened its league slate with a 49-30 loss to Newfane on Tuesday, despite a strong nine-point effort from freshman Molley Gross. Elsewhere in the N-O league, Albion edged CSAT, and Akron blasted Roy-Hart.

    December 18, 2013

  • med swimming art 121813 Medina rolls past Akron

    It was a successful swimming day for Medina on Tuesday, as the boys and girls teams both edged Akron. Elsewhere in high school swimming, Barker swept Albion, while Roy-Hart split at Newfane. All the results, here.

    December 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • med wrestling art 2 121613 Barker/Roy-Hart wrestling team places third at OP Tournament

    The Barker/Roy-Hart wrestling team fared well at the Orchard Park Tournament on Saturday afternoon, placing third overall of nine teams. Medina wrestling also had a strong showing, at the Batavia Tournament, and Lyndonville placed third of 12 teams at the Attica Tournament.

    December 15, 2013 2 Photos

  • Bills earn road victory at Jaguars, 27-20

    EJ Manuel played well, the defense forced four turnovers, and the Buffalo Bills earned a road victory over Jacksonville on Sunday by a 27-20 margin. The Bills improve to 5-9 on the season, but are officially eliminated from playoff contention for the 14th consecutive year, after Miami defeated New England early in the afternoon.

    December 15, 2013