Che­nier, Bucci win Sec­tion 9 ti­tles

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Free­man staff

Kingston High’s Ja­cob Che­nier and Matt Bucci of Sauger­ties both won Sec­tion 9, Di­vi­sion 1 wrestling cham­pi­onships Satur­day night, se­cur­ing trips to the state tour­na­ment.

Bucci, a se­nior, cap­tured the 170-pound ti­tle. Che­nier, a ju­nior, took the 113 crown. Both placed third last year.

The duo as­sured them­selves a berth in the New York State Pub­lic High School Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion tour­ney Feb. 22-23 at the Times Union Cen­ter in Al­bany.

Che­nier claimed Kingston’s first sec­tional cham­pi­onship in six years with an 8-0 de­ci­sion over Min­isink Val­ley’s Joe Habert. Bucci stopped Val­ley Cen­tral’s Pat Sa­tri­ano 8-6 for his ti­tle.

The Tigers and Sawyers placed two in the fi­nals. Sauger­ties’ topseeded se­nior Colby Amell lost the 99-pound ti­tle on an in­jury de­fault to Wash­ing­tonville’s An­drew March­ese. Kingston se­nior Hay­den Bar­ley scored a big 1-0 vic­tory over sec­ond-seeded Carsen Henry of Min­isink in the 195 semi­fi­nals, but was pinned by Mon­roe-Wood­bury’s Sam San­tander in the fi­nals.

New Paltz sopho­more Ethan Palanca also reached the fi­nals, but lost the 138 match to Min­isink’s Sean Sava­cool.

The Huguenots had five other mem­bers place: Devin Dixon (220) took fourth, while Ai­dan Cup­pett (132) and Levi Wyns (145) were fifth and El­liot Crocco (113) and Lo­gan Michael (152) fin­ished sixth.

Kingston’s Gavin Richter was

fourth at 126. Fel­low Tigers Myles Gor­don (145), Zavier Ben­net (182) and Stephon Holmes (220) were all sixth.

Jimmy Hein­lein placed third at 138 with a pin in the con­so­la­tion fi­nal and Robert Drost took fifth at 113 for Sauger­ties. Wal­lkill’s Justin Lyle was fourth at 170.


How area com­peti­tors placed:


99: Colby Amell (Sauger­ties) tech. fall over Ni­colo Ric­ci­uto (Val­ley Cen­tral), 18-1

113: Ja­cob Che­nier (Kingston) dec. San­tos Oca­sio (Mon­roe-Wood­bury), 5-0

132: Tom Mad­dox (Wash­ing­tonville) dec. Ai­dan Cup­pett (New Paltz), 7-5

138: Ethan Palanca (New Paltz) dec. Jimmy Hein­lein (Sauger­ties), 7-2

145: Nick Al­bornoz (Min­isink Val­ley) pinned Levi Wyns (New Paltz), 3:38

152: Joe McGinty (Mon­roe-Wood­bury) pinned Lo­gan Michael (New Paltz), :59

170: Matt Bucci (Sauger­ties) pinned Justin Lyle (Wal­lkill), :26

195: Hay­den Bar­ley (Kingston) dec. Carsen Henry (Min­isink Val­ley), 1-0

220: Will Leonard (Corn­wall) pinned Devin Dixon (New Paltz), 2:50

5th-6th fi­nals:

106: Robert Drost (Sauger­ties) dec. Tyler

Reed (Corn­wall), 7-0

113: Drew Greco (War­wick) won by for­feit over El­liot Crocco (New Paltz)

132: Ai­dan Cup­pett (New Paltz) dec. Luke Fis­cher (New­burgh), 4-2

145: Levi Wyns (New Paltz) dec. Myles Gor­don (Kingston), 10-7

152: Dan Heffner (Corn­wall) maj. dec. Lo­gan Michael (New Paltz), 12-1

182: Scotty Gey­sen (Min­isink Val­ley) maj. dec. Zavier Ben­net (Kingston), 9-0

220: Armel Duke (Mid­dle­town) pinned Stephon Holmes (Kingston), 2:06

Con­so­la­tion fi­nals:

126: Kevin Urena (Pine Bush) maj. dec. Gavin Richter (Kingston) 13-0

138: Jimmy Hein­lein (Sauger­ties) pinned Jeremy Jenk­ins (Mid­dle­town), 1:16

170: Steve Felice (Mon­roe-Wood­bury) dec. Justin Lyle (Wal­lkill), 11-8

220: David Strauss (Mon­roe-Wood­bury) dec. Devin Dixon (New Paltz), 8-3


99: An­drew March­ese (Wash­ing­tonville) won by in­jury de­fault over Colby Amell (Sauger­ties)

113: Ja­cob Che­nier (Kingston) dec. Joe Habert (Min­isink Val­ley), 8-0

138: Sean Sava­cool (Min­isink Val­ley) dec. Ethan Palanca (New Paltz), 6-0

170: Matt Bucci (Sauger­ties) dec. Pat Sa­tri­ano (Val­ley Cen­tral), 8-6

195: Sam San­tander (Mon­roe-Wood­bury) pinned Hay­den Bar­ley (Kingston), 1:01

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