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2009- 2010 Articles

Coach Jacoutot:

Spencerport's acclaimed wrestling
coach retires

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rangerís legendary wrestling coach
announces retirement

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Spencerport wrestling coach
Jacoutot retiring

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Coach D'Ambra:

D'Ambra to coach Spencerport

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New era at Spencerport
WHEC Channel 10
Thursday, December 3, 2009

Teike-Bernabi Tournament:

Spencerport finishes second at
Teike/Bernabi wrestling tournament

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Clayton Barnard Tournament:

Spencerport's Morabito wins
his 3rd Barnard title

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Spencerport's Morabito wins his 3rd Barnard title
James Johnson . Staff writer . January 17, 2010

PARMA - If Paul Morabito could script his final high school wrestling season, the current one would probably be different for the Spencerport senior.

Morabito's second hand injury in as many years is unwanted. The four losses on his record at this time is unexpected.

SCOTT ELLMAN staff photographer
Spencerport's Cody Miller flips Hilton's Ben Griffiths during their 171-pound match at Saturday's Clayton Barnard Memorial. Miller won, 8-5.
"It's been kind of rocky," Morabito said. "I'm starting to piece everything together."

Morabito won his first tournament of the season Saturday night at an event where he's had success.

Spencerport's 145 pounder was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Clayton Barnard Memorial Tournament after he defeated Medina's Dominic Montesanti, 5-4, in the final.

It was Morabito's third tournament title at Hilton's annual event.

"Overall, I didn't think my performance was all that great," Morabito said. "I'm just happy that I pulled it together at the end."

Enzo Zagari, Morabito's 215-pound teammate, told himself to do all that he could to reduce the chances of disappointment during his final high school wrestling season.

"I did a lot of running," Zagari said. "I came into the season very prepared and confident."

Still, Zagari understands that all that work fails to guarantee a spot in the state tournament. There are potholes, such as injuries, that could knock anyone off track. Another one of those bumps in the road can take the form a determined opponent.

Zagari owned two victories in overtime over Brockport's James Mault before last night.

"This could be the one," Brockport coach Mike Ferris said before the 215-pound Barnard final.

Instead, Zagari defeated Mault for the third time, 4-1 - also in overtime - in a matchup of the top-two wrestlers in armdrag.com's 215-pound large-school rankings.

"I'm going to see him a couple more times, at least," Zagari said. "It is very difficult to wrestle someone a lot, but what are you going to do?"

Zagari and Morabito helped show that Spencerport is still ahead of everyone else at this tournament.

The Rangers earned 263 points to win the Barnard tournament for the 13th consecutive season.

Add in the Spencerport "B" varsity members, including 140-pound Barnard champion Zack Haas, and 25 of 26 Rangers finished in the top-six of their weight class.

"I'm very happy that we've done well," Zagari said. "We had a tough loss in the finals of the U-E Duals. No one was really prepared for the match.

"We just wanted to come back, regroup and focus. Everyone is doing a good job with that."

Greece Arcadia senior Matthias Ellis pulled out another good win against Brockport sophomore Jimmy Porteus in the Barnard 125 final.

Ellis edged Porteus 2-1 in overtime for his fifth win over the lightweight.

"I looked up at coach (Mike Rowntree) in the third overtime, and he told me to dig deep," Ellis said. "I didn't want to be second.

"I wanted to be first."


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