What Caught My Eye: Wrestlers shine, basketball on deck

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Honis shocks wrestling crowd
Cornell Wrestling’s beatdown of 19th ranked Princeton produced many memorable moments, but the biggest one of the day came when the Big Red’s #14 Ben Honis knocked off undefeated #3 Patrick Brucki with a takedown in the final moments of the match. It doesn’t take a wrestling expert to understand the significance of the victory. Honis is easily a dark horse waiting to strike at NCAAs in March.

Ready for a special sneak peek?
IAC Championships are set for both boy’s and girl’s basketball, and the buildup to Thursday and Friday’s games got me thinking. With the Section IV playoffs just around the corner, the IAC Championships are like the next big movie trailer and the sectional tournament are the blockbuster. I don’t know about you, but I will be standing in line on opening night!

Groton Wrestling is here to stay
As we get closer to March, the high school wrestling season begins to wind down and for the Groton Indians, it was a successful Section IV Division II tournament. With two wrestlers in the finals, Reese Lockwood (152) and Kyle Willard (113), the Indians have proven that they can produce top tier wrestlers.

Big Red stumbles through weekend
Cornell Women’s Hockey is good. We’ve know this all season long. This weekend, however, we saw a Big Red squad that forgot to show up for the first period in a 4-0 loss to Clarkson and was out-shot and outplayed during a 1-1 tie with St. Lawrence. For a team that looked as though they were unbeatable as of late, Cornell showed that there is work to be done before the postseason.

Hear Mark Shelley regularly with Nick Karski on Between the Lines, from 5 to 6 p.m., on ESPN Ithaca at 107.1 FM/1160 AM. Did we miss something? Contact Mark Shelley at MarkS@VizellaMedia.com.

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