Justin Rouse pinned Josh Devine in a 120-pound bout after facing a deep deficit as the Chenango Forks wrestling team prevailed, 40-30, over Susquehanna Valley on Tuesday in an emotional Southern Tier Athletic Conference match.
Forks, competing in its first home match of the season, dedicated the night to Mike Kelly — father of former Forks and current Binghamton University wrestler Kyle Kelly — who died of cancer last summer.
With Kyle and the rest of the BU wrestling team in attendance, Forks got its first dual-meet victory of the season in large part due to victories by Rouse and Dylan Studer.
Rouse trailed Devine, 9-1, before getting a pin with 12 seconds remaining in their match. At 152, Studer clinched the victory for the Blue Devils with a 6-0 dcision over Nick Blakeslee.
Vestal 66, Binghamton 53: At Vestal, Jen Shelp led all scorers with 18 points in the STAC girls basketball game.
Shelp grabbed eight rebounds, while Annie Ulrich and Alex Evans each chipped in 16 points for Vestal (6-1), which is ranked 12th in Class A, according to the New York State Sportswriters Association.
Ana Farahane and Hannah Spencer each scored 14 points for Binghamton.
Maine-Endwell 57, Elmira 32: At M-E, Julie Yacovoni and Daniella Dean each had 13 points as the Spartans (9-1) cruised to victory in a STAC contest. Abby Topping had 10 points to lead Elmira (0-10).
Susquehanna Valley 74, Chenango Forks 26: At SV, Courtney Knapp led all scorers with 17 points, leading four teammates with double figures in the victory for the Sabers (5-5).
Norwich 55, Seton Catholic Central 33: At Norwich, Jenny Borfitz and Breanna Cashman each tallied 14 points, leading the Purple Tornado to a STAC victory over the Saints. Norwich outscored its opponent 23-8 in the second quarter to break the game open. Lauren Miller scored a team-high 12 points for SCC.
Horseheads 60, Union-Endicott 31: At Horseheads, a balanced effort led by Jen LaViola’s 14 points and six steals gave the Blue Raiders their seventh straight victory.
Ellie Leszyk had 13 points and five assists and Amanda Schiefen added 13 points and eight rebounds for Horseheads (9-1), which used a 22-3 run late in the second quarter and early in the third to pad its lead.
Nicole Kaczmarczyk scored 13 points to lead U-E.
Owego 63, Windsor 25: At Owego, Kim Lavendar scored a game-high 22 points as the Indians jumped to a 19-3 lead after the first quarter.
Emily Merrill had 16 points and Jill Silvanic added 11 for Owego (9-2), which had a 55-15 advantage after three quarters, en route to its seventh straight win.
Liz Wickizer scored 11 points to lead Windsor (0-11).
Waverly 58, Elmira Notre Dame 56: At Waverly, Reylyn Schwartzhoff scored 12 of her team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Wolverines held off the Crusaders’ rally in the IAC contest.
Sheridan Heine scored eights of her game-high 26 points and Mia Herlan scored all but one of her points in the final quarter to lead the comeback
Harpursville 57, Unatego 37: At Harpursville, Miranda Drummond led all scorers with 22 points as the Hornets earned a Midstate Athletic Conference victory. Shelby Medovich added 14 points for Harpursville, which remains unbeaten at 10-0.
Twin Tiers 63, Ross Corners 14: At Vestal, Sarah Bast scored a game-high 20 points to lead Twin Tiers in a NY-PENN Christian Conference victory. The Rams were paced by Ally Cargill’s six points.
Binghamton 78, Vestal 52: At Binghamton, Nick Snyder led all scorers with 15 points to lead the Patriots to a STAC victory. Mario Cherry also chipped in 14 points for Binghamton, which outscored the Golden Bears 48-23 in the second half. Elijah Mushalla and Jake Spellane scored 11 and 10, respectively, in defeat.
Whitney Point 68, Moravia 62: At WP, Zach Marsh scored 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Golden Eagles handed the Blue Devils their first defeat of the season.
Gabe Shrauger added a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Brady Harrington made five 3-pointers for Whitney Point (9-1), which led 31-26 at halftime and held on for the Interscholastic Athletic Conference victory.
Chandler Benson had 30 points for Moravia (9-1).
Dryden 48, Chenango Valley 44: Ali Abel-Ferretti scored 27 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead the Lions (5-4) to a nonleague victory over the Warriors. Matt Personius scored 17 points for CV, which outscored Dryden 17-7 in the fourth quarter but was unable to grab the lead.
Ross Corners 52, Twin Tiers 38: At Vestal, Noah Kiekel scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots, leading the Rams (9-1, 4-0) to a NY-PENN victory.
Ithaca 129, Vestal 51: At Ithaca, the Little Red set pool records in the 200-yard medley relay and the 100 freestyle in a STAC swim meet.
The foursome of Faadhil Moheed, Andrew Mikhailichenko, Ryan Nichols and Francis Schickel swam the relay in 1 minute, 39.72 seconds, shaving nearly a second off the previous record of 1:40.59, which they set earlier this season.
Nicholson put up a time of 46.52 in the 100 free, breaking the record of 47.07 set by Johnson City’s Ken McLaughlin in 1977.
Vestal got its lone win from Conor Haughan, who scored 111.55 points in diving.