Thursday, 13 January 2022 16:54

Ballston Spa Pins Competition at Saratoga Invitational

Ballston Spa’s Ralph Keeney was the 102 weight class champion at the Saratoga Invitational on Jan. 8. Photo by Kim Delgado. Ballston Spa’s Ralph Keeney was the 102 weight class champion at the Saratoga Invitational on Jan. 8. Photo by Kim Delgado.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Ballston Spa Scotties Varsity Wrestling Team placed 6th, while Saratoga placed 7th at the invitational Saratoga hosted on Jan. 8. Eighteen local teams competed from across New York and Vermont, including a majority of local high school teams. Tioga placed first with a team score of 186.0 and four individual wrestlers winning their championship matchups. Other team scores are as follows: 2 – Spaulding, VT (135.0), 3 –Windsor (126.0), 4 – Shenendehowa (114.0), 5 – Shaker (109.5), 6 – Ballston Spa (105.0), 7 – Saratoga Springs (92.0), 8 – Saranac (84.0), 9 – Mohonasen (72.0), 10 – Queensbury (62.0), 11 – Glens Falls (61.0), 12 – Averill Park (55.0), 13 – Canajoharie-Fort Plain (45.0), 14 – General Brown (39.0), 15 – South Glens Falls (29.0), 16 – Northern Adirondack (27.0), 17 – Schenectady (26.0), 18 – Corinth (20.0). 

Between Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs, three wrestlers made it to the championships; Ralph Kenney (Sophomore, Ballston Spa) was the only one to win his matchup, pinning Greg Green (Shenendehowa) in 0:35 in the 102 weight class. Sachiel Chuckrow (Senior, Saratoga Springs) lost to Mason McCombs (Windsor) in a 9-1 major decision in the 160 weight class. Darrien Insogna (Junior, Ballston Spa) lost to Ryan Stein (Shaker) in a 6-4 decision in the 215 weight class. 

Next up, Ballston Spa faces Averill Park and Saratoga Springs faces Shaker in league matches on Wednesday, Jan. 12. 

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