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HS WRESTLING: NEWARK VALLEY’S HOUSTON, MIDDENDORF TRIUMPH AT GOODRICH TOURNEY (2023-12-03)

Tioga County Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY — Newark Valley’s Leland Houston and Trevor Middendorf reached the top of the podium at the 30th annual Larry Goodrich Memorial Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

Houston took a best-of-three battle with Central Valley’s Josh Tubia, winning 3-1 and 8-2 to claim the 108-pound title.

Middendorf was victorious at 116, posting a 5-0 mark with four pins and a technical fall. He decked Rush-Henrietta’s Griffen Freeman in the championship bout. He also recorded pins in 36 seconds, 1:32 and 2:54, and scored a 16-0 technical fall.

The Cardinals had a pair of second-place finishers in Cadin Creeley at 152 and Gabe Merrill at 160.

Creeley lost to two-time state place-winner Cooper Reed from Central Valley by a 15-0 tech fall.

Merrill lost by fall to Preston Jackson of Rush-Henrietta in 5:31. His wins were an 8-2 decision, a medical forfeit and an injury default.

Seth Northrop and Austin DeBolt placed fourth and fifth, respectively, at 285. Northrup went 3-2 with pins in one minute, 1:30 and 1:40 while DeBolt was 2-2, registering falls in 2:16 and 4:32.

Travis Middendorf (124), Marcos Escalante (138) and Titus Callahan (170) claimed fourth-place spots.

Escalante was 3-2 with a pair of falls to his credit while Middendorf and Callahan both went 2-3.

Middendorf collected two pins. He was forced to injury default and forfeit due to a facial injury.

Callahan’s wins were by first-period fall and a major decision.

Nate Harahus took fifth at 116, going 3-2, and Karmine Catoloni was sixth at 2-3. Harahus posted a pair of first-period pins and a win by forfeit. Catalonia went 2-3 with a pin and a decision to his credit.

Also taking sixth was Dustin Card (138), who was 1-3 with a 27-second win by pin.

Logan Rhodes was 7th and Logan Woodin eighth at 145, and Jack Blomberg finished ninth at 190.

Rhodes was 3-2 on the day with two falls and a decision, Bombard went 2-2 with a decision and injury default, and Woodin was 2-3 with a fall and a forfeit.

The Cardinals took fourth in the team standings with 166.5 points. Central Valley edged out Rush-Henrietta for the team title, 216-212, and Elmira was third with 188.5 points.

Newark Valley heads to Moravia Wednesday for an IAC dual meet at 6 p.m.

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IN PHOTO 1: NV’s Seth Northrop. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.

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