New Paltz sports: Wrestling, Nordic skiing, indoor track and the OCIAA swimming championships, plus roundball roundup

New Paltz's Ethan Palanca became the first Section 9 wrestler to win titles in both Division 2 and Division 1 with Saturday's wild sudden-death 5-4 win over Gabe Galarza of Pine Bush at 145 pounds in Division 1 (big schools). The title added to the one he achieved two years ago as a freshman, wining the 120 pound title in small-school Division 2.

It was a tough road, and an emotional one for Palanca -- who has the pedigree, with father Gianni an assistant coach who won a Section 9 title 15 years ago -- who got . . .


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