Gowanda rallies past CLV-PV

OBSERVER Staff Report

GOWANDA – Vinny Thompson started a five-match win streak for Gowanda, as it stormed back to earn a 45-30 win over Cattaraugus-Little Valley-Pine Valley in CCAA Division 1 wrestling action Tuesday night.

Thompson pinned CLV-PV’s Josh Hammond in 2:51 to take their match at 220 pounds, before Heron Snow won by forfeit at 99. Then, the Panthers got rolling, taking the final three matches by pin, as David Poff (106), John Flynn (113) and Dylan Jones (120) all came away with important wins.

Poff pinned CLV-PV’s Sam Ritchie in 2:34, Flynn won by fall over Austin Genberg in :30 and Jones pinned Adolf Zollinger in :55.

Also winning for Gowanda were Cody Richter (152) and Ryan Dils (182), who was celebrating ‘Senior Night/Parent Appreciation Night’. Richter defeated Billy Fleming, 13-8, while Dils pinned Chris Dolling in 1:40.

For CLV-PV, Gabe Grey beat Kevin Frederickson, Gowanda’s other senior, 8-6, at 132, Dylan Rhinehart (138) defeated Cole Smith, 10-4, Alex Stalker pinned Chris Hammond at 4:22 of the match at 160 and Alex Kelly pinned Ron Thomas in 1:46 to take the match at 170.