Dracut Smothers 4 Foes to Take Wrestling Tourney
The Dracut High wrestling team went 4-0 in winning the Midland Dual Meet Tournament on Saturday.
Dracut defeated King Phillip, 48-27, Westford, 54-29, Athol, 60-3, and Mahar, 63-18.
Going undefeated on the day were Ty Stewert (4-0), Dante Rossetti (4-0), Tyrian Saeturn (4-0), Calvin Desmarais (4-0), Kyle Durkin (4-0), Alex Reis (4-0) and Jonny Trzcienski (3-0).
The Grey Ghosts went 3-1 at the Midland Dual Meet Tournament, falling only to Dracut, the winner.
Westford was bested by Dracut, 54-29, and defeated Mahar Regional, 54-25, Quabbin, 54-18, and King Phillip, 40-39.
Ian Njihia went 4-0 at 132, pinning three opponents and picking up a forfeit win. Heavyweight Kevin Ma was also 4-0 with three pins and a forfeit victory.
Ryan Walsh pinned three of his opponents at 120, while Stephen Donovan at 126 and Adam Selman at 220 also won three matches.
The Lions placed second out of 21 teams at the Woburn Tournament.
Chelmsford collected 158 points to defeat all teams except for St. John’s Prep, which had 185.
Two Lions pinned down titles -- Evan Kinney at 106 and Evan Goodall at 145.
Grabbing third places were Anthony Hubbard at 126, Zach Reynolds at 138 and Aiden Ahearn at 220. Taking fifth place were Patrick Hughes at 120, Devon Giannino at 152 and Jeremy Ware at 182.
The Indians lost to Central Catholic 46-24 and Haverhill 44-9.
James Best and Gavin Mancini won two matches each for the Indians. At 132 pounds Best won one match by pin and the other via decision. Mancini pinned both of his opponents.
Other Billerica pins were registered by Alexander Ciocco (126) and David Cesar (160).
Greater Lowell Tech
The Gryphons had two wrestlers place as they finished 16th at the Woburn Tournament.
Dealon Rich earned fifth at 220 and Patrick Carney claimed sixth at 138.
The Rams improved to 17-2 by sweeping three teams at home.
Shawsheen Tech bested Reading, 51-12, Wakefield, 54-21, and Greater Lawrence, 64-18.
Stephan Saint-Juste went 3-0 with 3 pins at 152 to lead the Rams. Frank Foti went 3-0 with 2 pins at 120, Will Amaral matched that performance at 182 and Brian Caldwell matched that record at 132.
Going 2-0 with 2 pins each were Joe D’Ampolo at 106, Austin Dube at 113, Nick Lavino at 126 and Omar Eldaly at 220/285.
Also winning a pair of matches were Justin Merrifield at 138, Diondre Turner at 145 and Lucas Moreira at 220/285.
The Rams will attempt to win the CAC title when they visit Whittier Tech on Wednesday.
The Redmen, led by Dylan Chandler at 285, took eighth as a team at the Woburn Tournament.
Chandler went 3-1 with two pins en route to a second-place finish.
Jack Callahan went 3-1 at 113 and took third. Connor Charron was fifth at 126 after posting a 4-1 record and 3 pins.
Earning sixth-place efforts were Adam Donovan at 106 (3 pins) and Pat Fleming at 160.
The Tigers placed sixth as the 17-team Pelham Tournament held before a large crowd.
Josh Ducharme captured the 138-pound championship. Matt Tyros claimed second at 145, while Evan Rankin (120) and Mark Thomas (170) placed third.