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December 4, 2013

Peak performance

Mat Lions have high hopes for 2013-14 season



Feeney, a First Team NFL all-star last year, is a sectional finalist from a year ago. He has 73 career wins. Eberhart was a Class AA finalist last year and earned Second Team All-NFL honors. He has 78 career wins entering the season.
Scapelliti enters his 11th season coaching the LHS wrestling team. His career record is 104-52.
Last year, the mat Lions finished 6-1 in the NFL and were 15-3 overall. Lockport tied Lewiston-Porter for the league title.
Among the key players lost to graduation were state representative Jose Pagan, sectional finalist Brad Feeney, Josh Steinman and Seth Anderson.
“Lew-Port will be our stiffest competition this season. They returned pretty much their whole nucleus,” Scapelliti said.
“But you can’t look past teams like Kenmore West, Niagara Falls and Niagara-Wheatfield. We wrestled against Clarence last week — the defending No. 1 large school in Western New York — and we came up just a little short. We have to work hard and get over that hump.”
The Lions Boosters will host their annual tournament Jan. 10 and 11 at LHS.
LHS Wrestling Schedule
12/4     @ Grand Island     5 p.m.
12/11     KENMORE WEST     5 p.m.
12/14     @ Church/Chili Duals     9 a.m.
12/18     NORTH TONAWANDA     5 p.m.
12/27     @ Spencerport Tour.     11 a.m.
12/28     @ Spencerport Tour.     9:30 a.m.
1/3     @ NFWOA Tourney     1 p.m.
1/4     @ NFWOA Tourney     9:30 a.m.
1/8     @ Kenmore East     6 p.m.
1/10     LHS TOURNAMENT     5 p.m.
1/11     LHS TOURNAMENT     9 a.m.
1/15     @ Niagara Falls     5 p.m.
1/22     NIAGARA-WHEATFIELD     5 p.m.
1/29     LEWISTON-PORTER     5 p.m.
2/1     @ Lew-Port Tourney     9 a.m.
2/8     CLASS AA TOURNEY     9 a.m.
2/16     @ Section VI Championships     9 a.m.
2/28     @ State Tournament     10 a.m.
3/1     @ State Tournament     10 a.m.


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