Hock Results from MIAA Wrestling Sectional Meets

Hock Results from MIAA Wrestling Sectional Meets 2018

D1 South

Teams
1. Mansfield – 184
12. Taunton – 35

Placements

106
4th – Noah Price, Mansfield

113
2nd – Antonio Sevastos, Mansfield

132
2nd – Will Stratton, Mansfield

138
1st – CJ Glaropoulos, Mansfield

152
1st – George Claropoulos, Mansfield

 

160
1st – Jayden Curley, Mansfield

170
1st – Aidan Archambault, Mansfield

182
1st – Vinnie Holmes, Mansfield

220
1st – Woudanly Danger, Taunton
6th – Hunter Shea, Mansfield

285
6th – Mason Frank, Taunton

D2 South

Teams
1. North Attleboro – 262
4. Oliver Ames – 165
5. Sharon – 137
6. Stoughton – 117

Placements

106
1st – Ethan Smith, North Attleboro
2nd – CJ Carpenter, Stoughton
5th – Remi Creighton, Oliver Ames

113
3rd – Brady Folan, North Attleboro
5th – Nick McGovern, Oliver Ames

120
1st – Dan Cooper, North Attleboro
2nd – Will Stern, Sharon
6th – Josh Marotta, Stoughton

126
2nd – Jake Direnzo, North Attleboro
3rd – Cobey Williamson, Oliver Ames
5th – Ethan Freedman, Stoughton

132
1st – Sam Mandelbraut, Sharon
2nd – Mike Burns, North Attleboro
3rd – Casey Bellevue, Oliver Ames
6th – Andrew Elmowitz, Stoughton

138
1st – Matt Callan, Sharon
3rd – Brandon Belleton, Oliver Ames
6th – Quincy Francois, Stoughton

145
1st – Anthony Berksza, Oliver Ames
2nd – Zack Gould, North Attleboro

152
3rd – Mike Edmonds, North Attleboro
5th – Tyler Cashton, Sharon

160
1st – Adam Eberle, North Attleboro
5th – Leo Freitas, Stoughton

170
4th – Billy Tat, Oliver Ames
5th – Reis Wills, North Attleboro

182
5th – Chris Ferrigno, North Attleboro
6th – Alex Bolt, Sharon

195
1st – Dean Pacini, Oliver Ames
2nd – Brad White, North Attleboro
5th – Jon Wald, Sharon

220
1st – Mattuez Kudra, North Attleboro
2nd – Paul Feeney, Stoughton
5th – Darnele Ryan, Oliver Ames
6th – Dimitri Kalogeras, Sharon

285
1st – Carlvin LaGuerre, Stoughton
2nd – John Kummer, North Attleboro
4th – Justin Wells, Sharon

D3 South

Teams
1. Norton – 223
2. Foxboro – 212

Placements

106
6th – Jose Baez, Foxboro

113
1st – Adam Lanctot, Foxboro

120
6th – Cam Hasset, Foxboro

126
1st – Phil Dure, Foxboro

132
1st – Shayne Kerrigan, Foxboro

138
2nd Place – Tommy Gallagher, Foxboro

170
2nd – Dave Dow, Foxboro

182
4th – Tom Cullen, Foxboro

220
1st – William Ogebebor, Foxboro

285
3rd – William McNeil, Foxboro

D1 Central

Teams
1. Franklin – 254.5

Placements

106
2nd – Jake Carlucci, Franklin

113
2nd – Ken Sauer, Franklin

120
2nd – Ian Bakalars, Franklin

126
2nd – Jordan Carlucci, Franklin

132
1st – TJ Remillard, Franklin

138
3rd – Brian Farrell, Franklin

145
3rd – Mike Racca, Franklin

152
4th – Seamus Cogavin, Franklin

160
4th – Don Sackley, Franklin

170
4th – Caleb Maclean, Franklin

182
2nd – Myles Polito, Franklin

195
2nd – Bruce Johnson, Franklin

220
4th – Jack Coughlin, Franklin

285
4th – Riley Downing, Franklin

D2 Central

Teams
1. Nashoba – 225
4. Canton – 188.5
7. King Philip – 103
8. Milford – 75

Placements

106
4th – Jack Turano, Canton

113
3rd – Mark Carstairs, Canton
6th – Evan Hazard, Milford

120
2nd – Harry Carter, Canton
3rd – Dan Pinto – Milford

126
3rd – Justin Dickie, Canton
6th – Jackson Kelley, King Philip

132
6th – Anis Chakir, Canton

138
1st – Eddie Marinilli, Canton
3rd – Nick Marcolini, Milford
4th – Mohammad Lofti, King Philip

145
6th – Max Gallagher, Canton

152
5th – Joe Pacitti, Canton
6th – Ryan Hazard, Milford

160
3rd – Jake Malatesta, King Philip

170
3rd – Luke Fitch, King Philip
4th – Cole Murphy, Canton

182
1st – Shawn Conniff, King Philip
5th – Conor Maier, Milford
6th – Cole Lee, Canton

195
4th – Nelson Pires, King Philip

285
2nd – Nick Matt, Canton

Player of the Week – Vinnie Holmes, MHS Wrestling

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By HockomockSports.com Staff

Mansfield sophomore Vinnie Holmes has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 21 through Jan. 27. Holmes is the 17th player selected for the 2017-18 school year and seventh player chosen during the winter season.

Holmes, a sophomore wrestling at 182 pounds, earned a win during the Hornets’ dual meet with Franklin during the week and recorded a first-round pin to win the individual title at the annual Hockomock Wrestling Championships at Canton High on Saturday. He pinned each of his three opponents in the first round and was selected as the Most Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament.

“Vinnie is an extremely hard worker and leaves everything on the mat,” said head coach Mark DiSanto. “It’s a pleasure to coach him and I look forward to coaching him for two more years.”

In midweek, Holmes picked up a 10-4 victory over Franklin’s Myles Polito. The two wrestlers met again in Saturday’s final and this time Polito came out more aggressive. Holmes, who also won an individual title as a freshman at 170 pounds, quickly countered, took the upper hand, and pinned his opponent inside the first minute. Holmes was one of three Hornets to claim individual titles, helping Mansfield take third place in the team standings. He remains unbeaten (29-0) on the season.

The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.

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Hockomock Wrestling Championships 2018

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Franklin won its second straight team title at the annnual Hockomock Wrestling Championships at Canton High. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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CANTON, Mass. – For the second straight season, Franklin took home the team title at the annual Hockomock League Wrestling Championships, held on Saturday at Canton High. The Panthers finished with 245 points to beat out second place North Attleboro, which finished with 217.5.

The Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament was given to Mansfield sophomore Vinnie Holmes, who needed less than a minute to win the title by pin at 182 pounds. Led by Holmes, fellow unbeaten wrestler Jayden Curley, who won by pin at 160, and George Glaropoulos, who won 16-1 at 152 pounds, Mansfield took third place with 168 points, just two better than Foxboro’s 166.

Canton took fifth place on the day with 125 points and earned two individual titles as well. Eddie Marinilli, who won at 126 last year, jumped up to 138 for his sophomore season and won by pin to earn his second title in as many years. At 132, Anis Chakir trailed 2-0 heading to the third round, but scored three points including a reversal in the final 30 seconds of the match to win the title over Franklin’s T.J. Remillard.

The Panthers had five wrestlers reach the finals and brought home two individual titles. Jake Carlucci won 11-2 to get things started at 106 and then Ian Bakalars got a third round escape to edge North Attleboro’s Dan Cooper 3-2 to win at 120.

The Rocketeers had eight finalists on Saturday and won three titles. Jake DiRenzo won arguably the match of the day when he got an escape in the third overtime to beat Foxboro’s Phil Dure at 126. Zach Gould also had a battle with KP’s Joe Fruci at 145, winning 4-3 on a third round reversal. Matusz Kudra also won a title, holding off Taunton’s Woudanly Danger 6-2 at 220 pounds.

Foxboro dropped just behind Mansfield into fourth but the Warriors had one of the more exciting wins, when Adam Lanctot turned around his match at 113 against North Attleboro’s Brady Folan. Lanctot was down 9-8 but got a late pin to grab the title.

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Team Results

1. Franklin – 245
2. North Attleboro – 217.5
3. Mansfield – 168
4. Foxboro – 166
5. Canton – 125
6. King Philip – 120
7. Oliver Ames – 113
8. Sharon – 108.5
9. Stoughton – 79
10. Milford – 38
11. Taunton – 25

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Finals

WeightMatchupResult
106Jake Carlucci (Franklin) vs. Ethan Smith (North Attleboro)Carlucci (11-2)
113Brady Folan (North Attleboro) vs. Adam Lanctot (Foxboro)Lanctot (Pin)
120Ian Bakalars (Franklin) vs. Dan Cooper (North Attleboro)Bakalars (3-2)
126Jake DiRenzo (North Attleboro) vs. Phil Dure (Foxboro)DiRenzo (2-1 OT)
132Anis Chakir (Canton) vs. T.J. Remillard (Franklin)Chakir (3-2)
138Eddie Marinilli (Canton) vs. Christian Glaropoulos (Mansfield)Marinilli (Pin)
145Zach Gould (North Attleboro) vs. Joe Fruci (King Philip)Gould (4-3)
152Mike Edmonds (North Attleboro) vs. George Glaropoulos (Mansfield)Glaropoulos (16-1)
160Jayden Curley (Mansfield) vs. Adam Eberle (North Attleboro)Curley (Pin)
170Dave Dow (Foxboro) vs. Luke Fitch (King Philip)Fitch (Pin)
182Vinnie Holmes (Mansfield) vs. Myles Polito (Franklin)Holmes (Pin)
195Dean Pacini (Oliver Ames) vs. Bruce Johnson (Franklin)Pacini (4-1)
220Matusz Kudra (North Attleboro) vs. Woudanly Danger (Taunton)Kudra (6-2)
285Justin Wells (Sharon) vs. Carlton LaGuerre (Stoughton)Wells (6-5)

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Panthers Outlast Mansfield in Title Showdown

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Jake Carlucci opened the night with a pin for the Panthers, but Franklin was forced to battle in every match to win the dual meet against Mansfield. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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FRANKLIN, Mass. – In the end, Franklin walked away with a comfortable 22-point win and at least a share of the its second straight Kelley-Rex division dual meet title, but this was anything but an easy Wednesday night on the mat for the perennial Hockomock League power.

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Mansfield came into the gym with a ton of energy, looking to clinch its first league title and avenge last year’s big loss in the Albertini Gym. The Hornets battled from the start, but the experience of the still undefeated Panthers proved to be too much, as they sealed a 43-21 victory.

“Mansfield came in ready to wrestle us and we kind of weren’t,” said Franklin coach Carmine Colace. “Last year was a reversal, we went over to their place and we crushed them. We were ready to wrestle them…this year was the other way around. They came out and wrestled us hard. It was a lot closer than the score indicated.”

Jake Carlucci got the meet off to a great start for the Panthers with a pin at 106 pounds and a quick six points. Franklin would get pins in three of the first four matches, but it was not straightforward for the Panthers.

Mansfield cut the lead in half with a 6-0 win by Antonios Savastos at 113 and Andy Triantifilopolous came storming out to take control of the action at 120 against Ian Bakalars. The Franklin wrestler turned things around in the second (after a brief injury break for the Hornets grappler) and ended up with a hard-fought pin in the third round.

After Jordan Carlucci earned a first round pin at 126, Franklin led 18-3. One of the turning points in the meet came at 132 where Will Stratton fell behind 5-0 after two rounds to T.J. Remillard, but flipped the match on its head in the third and nearly had the Panther pinned. The referee’s hand never hit the mat, Remillard broke free, and pulled out a 7-5 win.

 

“It was a lot closer than the score,” said Mansfield coach Mark DiSanto about his team’s overall effort. “We worked all week on working off our back and I think everyone gave 100 percent, no one quit. That was our goal at the end, to keep fighting for six minutes, and I think everyone did that.”

C.J. Glaropolous picked up six points for the Hornets with a second round pin at 138, but the momentum was short-lived as Mike Racca got the six points right back with a first round pin at 145.

“Take a little momentum away,” said Colace of Racca’s pin. “[Brian] Farrell got pinned by a freshman at 138 and that gave them a lot of momentum and we got that pin back.”

Colace added, “We gave up two pins tonight too and we shouldn’t be getting pinned. We take a lot of pride in that, not giving up those bonus points, and we gave up two of them tonight. No excuse for it.”

Mansfield started to climb back into the match with a 9-5 win by George Glaropolous at 152 pounds and then a second round pin by Jayden Curley that cut the lead down to nine.

The Hornets were seconds away from cutting the deficit to just six with Aidan Archambeault holding onto a one-point lead inside the final 10 seconds of his match at 170, but Thomas Smith got a last-second takedown to win 5-4.

“I felt like there were a lot of cases where the Mansfield kids kind of out-wrestled us even though we won a match,” said Colace about Smith’s victory. “I thought that kid out-wrestled us but we won the match.”

Vinnie Holmes kept hopes alive for Mansfield with a 10-4 win at 182, but Bruce Johnson sealed the victory and another league title with a 10-2 victory at 195. With the added fourth point from Johnson’s win, Franklin led 34-21 with just two matches remaining.

Jack Coughlin won 7-0 and Riley Dowling had a second round pin to add gloss to the final score of what was an otherwise close meet.

Colace said of the dual meet, “We gutted it out. We bent a little but didn’t break.”

“Every match could have gone either way,” said DiSanto, who still has a relatively young squad that could earn a share of the league title, if the Panthers lose to King Philip in the last league meet of the season. Either way, DiSanto knows that the Hornets have a bright future. He said, “There’s only three seniors and all these young kids are still here. We get better and better every year.”

Franklin (18-0, 3-0) and Mansfield (17-4, 3-1) will both compete in the Hockomock Championships at Canton High on Saturday.

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Zogby Making the Most of One Last Season on the Mat

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Former Franklin standout Ben Zogby has come back from a series of injuries to be a captain for the WPI wrestling team during his final season for the Engineers. (WPI Athletics)

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Entering his senior year, there were some doubts about whether or not former Franklin High standout Ben Zogby would be able to take the mat again for the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) wrestling team. After an injury-plagued three years, Zogby had come close to quitting the sport that he started in elementary school.

But there he was in August, joining the rest of the Engineers for another grueling preseason. His effort to be part of the team again was rewarded not only by the coaches with a spot at 125 pounds, but also by his teammates with the honor of being named one of the team’s captains.

“It was humbling,” said Zogby during a break from the team’s midseason double sessions. “Being named captain kind of proved to me that hard work pays off…and it really kind of fueled me right into the season.”

He added, “Over and over, grueling day after grueling day, it gets tough if you’re not getting any recognition. It felt good to know that everyone was looking up to me like that.”

It is remarkable that Zogby, a state champion during his junior year at Franklin, is able to get on the mat and compete at all, let alone be a leader on an undefeated team (at the time of writing WPI was 7-0 following Saturday’s win over Roger Williams).

In his first match as a collegiate wrestler at a Roger Williams University tournament, Zogby tore the ACL and MCL in his knee, effectively ending his freshman season before it had even started. He had surgery to repair the meniscus in November and then a month later the ACL was repaired.

Zogby admitted that he wrestled most of his final year at Franklin with what he described as a “bum knee,” so the injury may have been a holdover from his high school days. After working through a rigorous preseason at WPI, unlike anything he experienced with the Panthers or with Wadsworth Wrestling Club (now called New England Gold), Zogby had to start all over again.

 

Before his sophomore season, he suffered another setback while sprinting on the school’s track. He landed wrong and felt his meniscus go for a second time. He was forced to the sidelines for six weeks. When he came back after the December break, he felt something in his knee and decided that he needed a break from the sport.

“If I can’t even run without doing that to my knee, what is wrestling going to do to my knee?” Zogby recalled asking himself. “I told myself that I was done.”

That changed early in his junior season. “I didn’t start the season and the day before Thanksgiving break I told myself I’m going to do this,” Zogby said. “I went to meet with Coach [Steve] Hall and said, ‘Coach, I want to be back on the team.’ He said sure thing.”

Within 24 hours, Zogby had his paperwork filed and rejoined the Engineers. At the New England Wrestling Association Duals, injury would strike again. Zogby was wrestling at 141, two weight classes higher than his usual position, because WPI was missing shorthanded. In the third period of a close match, Zogby’s opponent shot in causing a collision that left the former Panther with a ruptured testicle and a missing tooth.

“That day, I said, ‘No way. I’m done,’” Zogby admitted. “But, I thought about it for a week and thought I’ve already come this far, I owe it to myself to keep going. I told my coach, I’ll be back next year. He was kind of like, ‘Are you sure?’”

About his coach’s support, Zogby added, “Coach Hall has been nothing but great to me. He let me come back to the team after I said no more and not many coaches would’ve done that. I think he has gone through some of the same things as me and knows what I’m going through.”

When he was considering whether or not to step away from wrestling, Zogby also thought about his teammates and the support they showed through his injury issues, sending texts or making calls to check in and see how he was doing.

“Part of the reason I came back is that they were so supportive and I wanted to rejoin that band of brotherhood,” he said.

Wrestling is physically and mentally taxing and wrestling practice is supposed to be even tougher than a match, but after three seasons marred by various injuries Zogby is relishing the opportunity to be part of the team even during the grind of preseason or midseason double sessions.

“I honestly think about it every day,” Zogby said of how close his wrestling career came to being cut short. “These double sessions are tough, if you don’t look at the big picture and you only look at what you’re doing every day then you’re never mentally going to be able to get over that hump.

“A lot of people think about their senior year as a last chance to do something great. Last chance to win a title or whatever, but I’m thinking that every single match I wrestle is a match I’m not supposed to be wrestling. This is all gravy. If I can win, it’s one more win than I should have. For me, every single opportunity to compete is an opportunity that I shouldn’t have had and I should be thankful for.”

As captain, Zogby (who is 9-4 on the season, including a second place finish at the RIT Tournament) shares his experiences as a collegiate wrestler with the underclassmen, many of whom are going through this level of commitment and competition for the first time. He provides the encouragement to get guys working again and the recognition for guys that are putting in the effort.

“I can’t wait to compete again with the guys,” said Zogby, who was looking forward to this weekend’s meets against Roger Williams and Wesleyan in particular. “Getting out there on match day, even before you get out there, you get that feel of competition in the air and you know that everything you’ve been doing is going to pay off, even if you don’t win.”

2017 Hockomock League Wrestling All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Wrestling All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Matt Kelley, Foxboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Eddie Marinilli, Canton
Anis Chakir, Canton
Matt Kelley, Foxboro
Brian Kelley, Foxboro
Matt Mullally, Foxboro
Phil Dure, Foxboro
Ian Bakalars, Franklin
Jordan Carlucci, Franklin
Mike Racca, Franklin
Dylan Maclean, Franklin
Nick DeGloria, King Philip
Bradley Oliverio, King Philip
Vinnie Holmes, Mansfield
Antonios Sevastos, Mansfield
Ryan Gray, Milford
Brett Kimball, Milford
Nick Gould, North Attleboro
Brad White, North Attleboro
Liston Funai, Oliver Ames
Yosef Ellis-Rech, Sharon
Wilhelm Bolt, Sharon
Lino Azul, Stoughton
Alex Rodriguez, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Justin Dickie, Canton
Max Dorman, Foxboro
Ed Cropper, Franklin
Cameron Smith, King Philip
Will Stratton, Mansfield
Carlos Terrinha, Milford
Brady Folan, North Attleboro
Dean Pacini, Oliver Ames
Matt Callan, Sharon
Andrew Iverson, Stoughton
Nuno Camara, Taunton