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xx News
January 29, 2015, 01:19:51 PM by webmstr
Longtime Cortland wrestling coach, Gary Dillingham, dies after heart attack

Calling hours are planned for 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland. Service is set for noon Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

xx News
January 29, 2015, 01:19:13 PM by webmstr
Longtime Cortland wrestling coach, Gary Dillingham, dies after heart attack

Calling hours are planned for 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland. Service is set for noon Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

xx 2014-15 Opening
January 29, 2015, 09:03:45 AM by webmstr
Due to a last minute change Holland patent is seeking one more team for their dual meet tournament Sat 1/31.  Call John Richard 796-9711 if interested

xx Gary Dillingham
January 29, 2015, 08:23:28 AM by webmstr
Legendary Cortland Coach Gary Dillingham tragically passed away last night at the Cortland match. He was just inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame last summer for a lifetime of service to our sport. Here is the press release for that induction.


Following a high school athletic Qareer at Cortland High School where Gary participated in three sports, football, wrestling and ffack, Gary elected to join the Navy to serve his country. Upon leaving the armed service, he continued his education at Cortland State where he enjoyed a successful athletic career in football, wrestling and track. However, it was wrestling th at Gary committed to excel in and have an outstanding career. During his collegiate wrestling years, under the tutelage of legendary coach Dave Miller, Gary wrestled with several Hall of Famers including Frank "Butch" Mallard, Jack LaBombard, Elmer Ackley, Al Sheer and Leo Johnson. The Cortland Red Dragons were considered the team to beat in the conference at that time. In 1961 Gary flnished 2nd for the Red Dragons at the SLNrY wrestling championships and returned in 1962 to cap off his career by winning the conference championship.

After graduation, Gary started coaching at Cortland High School and resurrected a 1-13 team into two sectional championship teams in 1967 atd 1969. He lost the 1968 sectional championship by one point when one of his wrestlers missed weight by just 1/4 of a pound. "Di11", as he has is known in Cortland and the wrestling communiry has helped to develop many other championship teams in both Section III and Section IV. His teams have won league championships in both the CNYCL and STAC conferences. He has guided three wrestlers, Larry Hinkle, Charlie Wright and John Kaminsky, to the runner-up position in the New York State championship and has produced several state placers including Dick Meldrim, who is now the President of the New York State Wrestling Officials Association. During his coaching career he developed 15 sectional champions and numerous other tournament champions.

Gary has pointed out two highlights in his illustrious coaching career. The first being in 1972 when his Cortland Purple Tigers tied Union-Endicott, who were ranked number 1 in the state at the time, for the STAC League Championship. It was an especially gratifying accomplishment because the championships were being contested at Union-Endicott and his good friend Frank Sorochinsky was the opposing coach. Then in January of 1973 the Purple Tigers traveled to Peru and were able to snap Peru's consecutive dual meet victory streak at l25. Gary's team won a well-earned one point victory at Peru which was considered one of the most difficult places in the state to win at. In addition to these and many other highlights he was inducted into the Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1999.

Since his retirement from teaching and being the wrestling coach at Cortland, Gary has been very active in volunteering at many activities in the community. He served as a volunteer wrestling coach, a driver for the Disabled American Veterans, worked with the American Cancer Society and during the holiday season is a bell-ringer for the SalvationArmy. Gary's commitment to the community is exemplary.

Dick Meldrim stated the following about Gary "Although his personal success is great, it is his dedication to his athletes as a coach that shines brightest in my memory ... he expected the best from us, on and offthe mat." No higher praise could be spoken about a coach. It is with gteathonor that the New York Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame presents the Lifetime Service Award to Coach Gary Dillingham.

xx Tournament Update
January 26, 2015, 08:01:36 AM by webmstr
Candor is accepting registration until Wednesday, January 28th for their tournament on February 1st. Coaches/parents can email kids information to crosey12@gmail.com and pay at the door.

xx New Photo Gallery
January 25, 2015, 03:58:20 PM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: Section III Dual Meet Championship

xx New Photo Gallery
January 25, 2015, 03:33:50 PM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: Groton vs Dryden - Battle for the Belt

xx Alumni Night
January 23, 2015, 11:34:21 PM by webmstr

77 Alumni Wrestlers turned out tonight to celebrate 50 years of Jordan-Elbridge Wrestling

xx George Peavey Award
January 20, 2015, 10:53:10 AM by webmstr

Longtime New Hartford Coach Tom Pauley was awarded the George Peavey Award in recognition of promoting and growing the sport of wrestling in the Mohawk Valley.Several state, section, and class champions along with many other wrestlers he has influenced were in attendance.

xx State Team Rankings
January 20, 2015, 07:29:17 AM by webmstr
New York State Sportswriters Association Team Rankings #2

xx New Photo Gallery
January 18, 2015, 10:56:54 AM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: Red Devil Invitational at VVS

xx Preview
January 15, 2015, 07:40:23 PM by webmstr
Shenendehowa Invitational Tournament Preview

xx Foxcatcher Opening
January 13, 2015, 09:30:47 PM by webmstr


This Friday 1/16/15 The Movie Foxcatcher with Golden Globe Nominees Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum is being shown at the Great Northern Mall.

Coach Mills was in the movie also and was asked to give a little history of the movie before the 7:05pm movie is shown.

The movie is about Coach Mills friends and USA Wrestling Teammates Mark and Dave Schultz along with Billionaire John DuPont who started up a Northeast Olympic Training Center for Wrestling at Foxcatcher Farms in Newtown Square, Pa.

If you want to go to the movie, get there early (6:45pm) so you can learn a little about the movie before you watch it.

Coach Mills shared a photo gallery of his personal images from Foxcatcher that you can view here.


The manager of the Regal Cinema's at the Great Northern Mall states that SONY Pictures would rather Coach Mills not talk before the movie due to regulating what might be said. So he will conduct his talk after the movie at Ultimate Athletics: Home of Pin2win in the Great Northern Mall.

clip Randy Sweet Sr. Memorial Youth Wrestling Academy
January 12, 2015, 01:11:32 PM by LCS
Randy Sweet Sr. Memorial Youth Wrestling Academy
January 17th, 8:30 AM
South Glens Falls High School (Go in the back Bulldog Entrance)
42 Merritt Rd / South Glens Falls, New York 12803

See the attached link for more information.

xx New Photo Gallery
January 11, 2015, 09:38:35 PM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: Cazenovia Invitational Tournament

xx Eastern States Classic
January 09, 2015, 12:33:57 PM by webmstr

xx New Photo Gallery
January 04, 2015, 08:46:34 PM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: NFWOA Tournament

xx New Photo Gallery
January 04, 2015, 11:55:23 AM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: Fallen Heroes Tournament

xx Youth Tournament
January 04, 2015, 10:20:23 AM by webmstr
Central Square will be accepting registrations until January 9th for the 2014 Brett Dixon Memorial Youth Wrestling Tournament

xx School Record
January 04, 2015, 10:16:44 AM by webmstr

xx Looking for Dual Meet
January 02, 2015, 10:09:49 AM by webmstr
Central Valley Academy is looking for a dual meet in January.  Anyone interested please contact Bob Bush by email at rbush@cvalleycsd.org.

xx New Photo Gallery
January 01, 2015, 02:15:11 PM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: Mountain Duals

xx Rescheduled
December 29, 2014, 11:26:40 AM by webmstr
Indian River has been cleared to host the JV Holiday Tournament that Carthage was originally going to host. They will be going on Saturday January 3 at 9 am at Indian River Middle School instead of the original date of Friday January 2.

Teams can contact Coach Jamee Call at jcall@mail.ircsd.org or Darleen Brumfield at dbrumfield@mail.ircsd with any questions or if you would like entry into the field. Please respond ASAP if you would like entry even if you already had to Carthage as none of the information was forwarded.