Ithaca 145-pounder Julian Korfine upset Curtis Grant, 7-5 in overtime, to highlight the Little Red’s 56-21 loss at Elmira on Wednesday in Southern Tier Athletic Conference wrestling at Southside High School.
Other Ithaca winners included Collin Shippos (106 pounds), Richie Burke (138) Ian Van Valen (152). Charlie Mahon (120), Jacob Wandell (132), Anton Brown (160), Mitch Mcgowan (170), Luke Jackson (195) and Sean McGinley (285) won matches on the mat for the Express, which also won four by forfeit.
“We got a big lift from our seniors in Sean McGinley and Luke Jackson,” Elmira coach Dave Guyette said. “Also a huge win by seventh-grader Charlie Mahon and ninth-grader Jacob Wandell.”
Korfine defeated Grant, last year’s Section 4 Division I champion at 132 pounds. Grant is ranked No. 1 in the section this year at 138, but wrestled up a weight class on Wednesday.
Shippos pinned Elmira’s Noah Carpenter in 59 seconds to get the Little Red on the board. Burke — who won his 100th career match on Nov. 24 at the Cortland Duals — scored a 9-0 major decision over the Express’ Conner Wilson. And Van Valen won by technical fall over Evan Rathbun (15-0).
Ithaca (3-3) heads back to Elmira this weekend for the annual Elmira City School District Wrestling Tournament, slated for Saturday at Elmira Free Academy. Competition begins at 10 a.m.
* Newark Valley 67, Lansing 12: Alex Bhar (113 pounds), Will Lewis (132) and Connor Lapresi (145) were the Bobcats’ three winners as the host Cardinals cruised to victory. Eight of the Cardinals’ victories came by forfeit.
Lansing will take part in the Chenango Valley Duals this weekend; Newark Valley is off till Dec. 19, when it travels to Waverly.
* Waverly 118, Dryden 58: John Hallett and Josh Mastrantuono were each part of four event wins Tuesday in Waverly’s Interscholastic Athletic Conference victory over Dryden.
Hallett won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke. Mastrantuono took the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Both helped the Wolverines (2-1) win the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.
Griffin Wood (200 and 500 freestyles), Marcus Converse (200 IM, 100 butterfly) were winners for the Purple Lions (1-2), who travel to Watkins Glen on Tuesday.