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Wrestling: Josh LoGiudice, Mike Lainhart win Sectional titles

Guilderland lightweight duo head back to state wrestling tournament, while Tangora waits for at-large bid

Guilderland’s Josh LoGiudice, right, signals to the crowd following his 4-1 win over Columbia’s John Devine in the 106-pound finals at Sunday’s Section II wrestling championships in Glens Falls.

Guilderland’s Josh LoGiudice, right, signals to the crowd following his 4-1 win over Columbia’s John Devine in the 106-pound finals at Sunday’s Section II wrestling championships in Glens Falls. Anne-Marie Warren

— Guilderland’s Josh LoGiudice and Mike Lainhart are going back to the state wrestling tournament, while Bethlehem’s Chris Tangora must wait to see if he will get an at-large berth.

LoGiudice and Lainhart won their weight classes at the Section II Division I championships Sunday in Glens Falls. LoGiudice defeated Columbia’s John Devine 4-1 for the 106-pound title, while Lainhart got past Saratoga’s Dominic Inzanna 6-3 in the 120-pound final.

Meanwhile, Tangora suffered only his second loss of the season when Colonie’s Wayne Burt pinned him 41 seconds into the 220-pound division final. Tangora was Bethlehem’s lone finalist.

Bethlehem and Guilderland each had six place finishers at Sectionals. Tristan Canova (third place, 126 pounds), Jake Groesbeck (third, 285), Rowan Braga (fourth, 113), Jack Canova (sixth, 120) and Gabe Naviasky (sixth, 132) joined Tangora as top-six finishers for Bethlehem. Guilderland’s list of place finishers includes David Wolanski (third, 99), Andy Cummings (fourth, 170), Elijah Clemente (fifth, 152) and Brian Knodler (sixth, 145).

Guilderland was sixth in the Division I (large school) team standings with 97.50 points, while Bethlehem tied Amsterdam for eighth place with 80 points. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake claimed the team title with 177 points.

In Division II (small schools), Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’s Logan Kunkle won the 220-pound title with a 4-2 victory over Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George’s Patrick Barber.

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