Red-letter Days for Chelmsford and Shawsheen
Chelmsford High ran away with the team title at the Big Red Tournament at Tyngsboro High on Saturday, with five individual champs leading the charge.
Across the Valley, Shawsheen Tech captured the team crown in the annual Sons of Italy Tournament at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington.
Big Red Tournament
The Lions posted 214 points to best second-place Westford Academy at 135 points. Billerica was right behind in third place with 133 points, while Tyngsboro (126) and Pelham (110) rounded out the top five.
There were 12 schools entered in the annual early-season tournament.
Chelmsford High champions were Evan Kinney at 106 pounds, Patrick Hughes at 120, Anthony Hubbard at 126, Evan Goodall at 145 and Matt Kilmartin at 160 pounds.
Other local champions were Jack Quaranto of Westford at 113 pounds, James Best of Billerica at 132, Josh Ducharme of Tyngsboro at 138, Mark Thomas of Tyngsboro at 170 pounds, Jake Morash of Westford at 182 and Conor Malanek of Pelham High at 195.
Locals who lost in the finals to finish second were: Evan Rankin of Tyngsboro (120), Stephen Donovan of Westford (126), Zach Reynolds of Chelmsford (138), Devon Giannino of Chelmsford (152), Zach Souza of Tyngsboro (160), Aiden Ahern of Chelmsford (195), DJ Fraser of Nashoba Tech (220) and Tony Zolt of Pelham (285).
The Lowell High Red Raiders took fourth place as a team in the 14-school annual Wayland Holiday Tournament. Framingham High earned the team title.
Lowell had two overall champions, as senior Brock Pare took the title at 152 pounds and senior Aaron Diaz topped the charts at 195.
Third-place finishers for Lowell High were Hunter Williams at 106 pounds and Andrew Phal at 113. Clevence Bogle (132) and Seth Turner (138) scored in third place, while Delwin Guttierez (145) and Brian Tur (170) took fifths. Heavyweight Thomas Radzik rounded out the LHS scoring with a sixth-place finish.
Sons of Italy Tournament
Shawsheen Tech had a slew of wrestlers perform well at the annual tournament held at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington.
Brian Caldwell at 132 pounds and Omar Eldaly at 220 made the finals. Eldaly won the title by technical fall, while Caldwell lost to take second place.
Losing in the semifinals and finishing third for the Rams were Austin Dube (113), Frank Foti (120), Justin Merrifield (138), Vincent Foti (145), Stephan Saint-Juste (160) and Michael Steen (170).
Shawsheen won the team title with 151 points. The rest of the top five was Haverhill at 148 points, Central Catholic (126), Dedham (112) and Masconomet Regional (109).
Devin Lambert (145) and Kyle Durkin (170) made it into the finals for Dracut High School. Both ended up finishing second.
Allyn French (194) took third place at 195 pounds for the Middies. Dante Rossetti (120) and Adil Njikam (heavyweight) finished fourth.
For Tewksbury High, Dylan Chandler took second place at 285 and Cam Cimmino lost in the semifinals to finish fourth at 138 pounds.
Connor Sharron had three wins on the day and Pat Fleming had a pair.
Gabe Rivera of Greater Lowell Tech was a finalist at 182 and ended up taking second place after a 5-3 loss. Patrick Carney was fourth at 138.