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Unseeded Joe Gannone of Eastport-South Manor loses in state 170-pound final

Joe Gannone of Eastport-South Manor wrestles Aaron Wolk

Joe Gannone of Eastport-South Manor wrestles Aaron Wolk of Horace Greeley in the Division I 170-pound final at the 2019 NYSPHSAA State Championships at the Times-Union Center in Albany on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

ALBANY — Unseeded Joe Gannone of Eastport-South Manor was pinned by top-seeded Aaron Wolk of Horace Greeley in 59 seconds in the state Division I wrestling final at 170 pounds on Saturday night at the Times Union Center.

Gannone earned a 5-2 decision over sixth-seeded Corey Connolly of Rocky Point to advance to the final.

On Friday, Gannone defeated No. 7 Devan Moore of Olean in the first round with a 6-1 decision, and then defeated No. 2 Matt Rogers of Wantagh, 8-5, in the quarterfinals.

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