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1988-89 Batavia Blue
|Head Coach: Mr. Todd Palmerton
Asst. Coach: Mr. Don Gugel
Varsity Record: 6 Wins, 7 Losses, 1 Tie
JV Record: 9 Wins, 4 Losses, 1 Tie
1988-89 Batavia Blue Devils Wrestling Team
FRONT ROW: Steve Ball, John Dilora, Paul Green, John Clapp, Derek
Washington, Jason Schiverling, Ray Tanner, Scott Robinson, Norman
Hancock, Jeremy Hunt, Larry Timco. MIDDLE ROW: Coach Palmerton, Erik
Ray, John Worthington, Brad Dioguardi, Brent Dioguardi, Mike Alley,
Chris McClinic, Charlie Lesh, Scott Wardward, Jason Armstrong, Steve
Green, Coach Gugel, Kris Cervoine (score keeper). BACK ROW: Paul
Conibear, Joel Koslicki, Buddy Cabrera. (SOURCE:
[yearbook], Batavia High School, 1989. Photo courtesy of Rick
A Strong Leadership
All County Status for 4 Wrestlers
With such a young squad this year, no one knew what to expect from Batavia's
wrestlers. There were only four returning seniors and they were Steve Green,
Mike Alley, Brent Dioguardi, and Scott Woodward. The varsity squad did their
best but ended up with a 6-7-1 record. Thanks to the strong leadership of Coach
Palmerton, Batavia finished a close second in the Batavia Christmas Tourney.
Four wrestlers earned All-County status: Brad Dioguardi, Brent Dioguardi,
Charlie Lesh, and Buddy Cabrera. Two wrestlers placed in Class B sectionals:
Brent Dioguardi and Paul Conibear.
Brent Dioguardi raised his school record in a single season to one hundred
The J.V. squad posted one of the best records in recent years with a 9-4-1
record. Jason Armstrong became only Batavia's second J.V. county champ. Marty
Stevens placed second, and Dereck Washington and Steve Ball placed third. -
Written by Mr. Palmerton & Todd Crosett (Batavia yearbook, 1989)
* ARMDRAG NOTE: To
have 100 wins in one season was impossible in 1989. The number of wins
mentioned likely refers to Dioguardi's career record.
1988-89 Batavia Wrestling Cheerleaders
FRONT ROW: Lisa Pelligrino, Missy Little, Pam
Sivret, Dee Dee Heale, Dawn Walsh. BACK ROW: Kim Ochal, Chaunda
Dugan, Julie Kunes. (SOURCE: [yearbook], Batavia High School, 1989.
Photo courtesy of Rick Stewart.)