Below are the official 2018 Hockomock League Wrestling All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.
Hockomock League MVP
Eddie Marinilli, Canton
Hockomock League All Stars
Anis Chakir, Canton
Eddie Marinilli, Canton
Phil Dure, Foxboro
Adam Lanctot, Foxboro
William Ogebebor, Foxboro
Ian Bakalars, Franklin
Jake Carlucci, Franklin
Jordan Carlucci, Franklin
TJ Remillard, Franklin
Luke Fitch, King Philip
Jayden Curley, Mansfield
George Glaropoulos, Mansfield
Vinnie Holmes, Mansfield
Nick Marcolini, Milford
Daniel Cooper, North Attleboro
Jake Direnzo, North Attleboro
Brady Folan, North Attleboro
Zack Gould, North Attleboro
Mattuez Kudra, North Attleboro
Brad White, North Attleboro
Anthony Berksza, Oliver Ames
Dean Pacini, Oliver Ames
Justin Wells, Sharon
Sam Mandelbraurt, Sharon
Carlvin LaGuerre, Stoughton
The North Attleboro wrestling team is bringing home some hardware. The Rocketeers edged out Central Catholic by less than five points, 109-105.5. North was behind heading into the upper weight classes but a win from Mattuez Kudra in the 220 D2 State Final propelled North into first place.
Kudra took down Boston Latin’s Olamadide Adeyeri, 3-0, in the 220 championship to win the individual title. Zack Gould (145) and Brad White (195) earned third-place finishes to earn big points for the Rocketeers. Dan Cooper (12) was fourth overall and Adam Eberle (160) took sixth in his bracket. John Kummer (285) and Brady Folan (113) were seventh and Mike Burns (132) took eighth.
Also in Division 2, Canton sophomore Eddie Marinilli became the first Bulldog wrestler to win a D2 State Championship. Marinilli pinned Milton’s Xavier Fischer and Hingham’s Tristan Williamson in the first two rounds, beat Reading’s Trevor Morton, 4-0, in the semifinals and then used a second-period takedown to defeat Marlborough’s Wilson Ordondez in the final.
Canton, which finished 17th with 45 points, also had received a solid showing from Nick Matt (285), who finished sixth overall.
Mansfield sophomore Vinnie Holmes was the third Hockomock wrestler to earn a state title. Holmes won the D1 State Title at 182, earning pinfall wins in the first two rounds, edging Putnam’s Taha Huggins, 10-6, in the semifinals and then defeating Brookline’s Atman Barrille, 9-3, in the championship.
For team results in D1, Franklin placed ninth (74.5 points), highlighted by Ian Bakalars second place finish at 120. Mansfield was 10th (63 points) and Taunton finished 34th overall with sophomore Woudanly Danger taking fourth at 220.
Stoughton and King Philip tied 21st overall (38 points). Black Knights sophomore Carlvin LaGuerre was a state finalist at 285. LaGuerre pinned Greater Lowell’s Zachary Peltier, picked up 3-0 win over Canton’s Nick Matt and edged Sharon’s Justin Wells, 2-1, in overtime. He fell to Wellesley’s Josh Cohen in the final. Stoughton’s Paul Feeney (220) was fifth and CJ Carpenter (106) was eighth.
King Philip had three grapplers place with Mohammad Lotfi taking fifth in the 138 bracket. Luke Fitch (170) and Shawn Conniff (182) each finished sixth.
Oliver Ames’ Anthony Berksza (145) and Dean Pacini (195) each had fifth-place finishes while Sharon’s Justin Wells (285) earned fourth overall.
Foxboro came up just shy of the D3 State Title. The Warriors (127 points) held a four-point lead over Dedham heading into the heavyweight finals but Dedham’s Jonathan Cleveland beat Hampden Charter’s Akhmet Azizov in the championship match to propel the Marauders into first place with 129 points. The Warriors had five wrestlers finish in second place.
1. Chelmsford – 130
9. Franklin – 74.5
10. Mansfield – 63
34. Taunton – 14
7th – Ken Sauer, Franklin
2nd – Ian Bakalars, Franklin
4th – Jordan Carlucci, Franklin
4th – TJ Remillard, Franklin
8th – Will Stratton, Mansfield
7th – CJ Glaropoulos, Mansfield
8th – Brian Farrell, Franklin
3rd – Jayden Curley, Mansfield
1st – Vinnie Holmes, Mansfield
4th – Woudanly Danger, Taunton
1. North Attleboro – 109
17. Canton – 45
T21. King Philip – 38
T21. Stoughton – 38
26. Oliver Ames – 32
27. Sharon – 29
38. Milford – 8
8th – CJ Carpenter, Stoughton
7th – Brady Folan, North Attleboro
4th – Dan Cooper, North Attleboro
8th – Will Stern, Sharon
6th – Sam Mandelbraut, Sharon
8th – Mike Burns, North Attleboro
1st – Eddie Marinilli, Canton
5th – Mohammad Lotfi, King Philip
8th – Nick Marcolini, Milford
3rd – Zack Gould, North Attleboro
5th – Anthony Berksza, Oliver Ames
6th – Adam Eberle, North Attleboro
6th – Luke Fitch, King Philip
8th – Billy Tat, Oliver Ames
6th – Shawn Conniff, King Philip
3rd – Brad White, North Attleboro
5th – Dean Pacini, Oliver Ames
1st – Mattuez Kudra, North Attleboro
5th – Paul Feeney, Stoughton
2nd – Carlvin LaGuerre, Stoughton
4th – Justin Wells, Sharon
6th – Nick Matt, Canton
7th – John Kummer, North Attleboro
Mansfield, 41 vs. University High of Newark, 73 – Final – Meg Hill scored 12 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and had five blocks but it was not enough for the Hornets against the defending New Jersey state champion. Ann Maher added eight points, Maggie Danehy had seven points, and freshman Ashley Santos had seven for Mansfield.
King Philip, 7 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final
Mansfield, 3 @ Taunton, 3 – Final
North Attleboro, 4 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 4 @ Dedham, 1 – Final
Stoughton, 2 @ Quincy/North Quincy, 11 – Final
Norton Quad (Canton) – The Bulldogs dropped all three of its contests on the day against top-notch opponents. Canton lost to Walike (42-25), Norton (45-27) and Brockton (36-22).
Hanover Quad (Foxboro) – Foxboro went 3-0 at the Hanover Quad including a very close win over Hingham. Aaron Kaplan and Jeremy Neale had pivotal wins for the Warriors to give them their first win over Hingham since 2001.
Framingham Quad (Franklin) – Franklin continued its strong season with three more impressive victories. The Panthers beat Framingham (48-6), West Springfield (36-28) and Algonquin (58-21) to stay unbeaten in dual meets this season.
Midland Quabbin Duals (King Philip) – King Philip went 3-1.
Marshfield Quad (Mansfield, Taunton) – Mansfield picked up three wins to continue its strong season. The Hornets beat Monty Tech (45-12), Silver Laker (59-14) and Marshfield (45-21) but fell to Metheun (45-30). Taunton didn’t pick up any wins on the day but sophomore Woudanly Danger (220) went 4-0 on the day. For Mansfield, Antonios Sevastos (2-0), Will Stratton (4-0), CJ Glaropolous(4-0), George Glaropolous(3-0), Jayden Curley (4-0) and Vinnie Holmes(4-0) all went undefeated.
Cumberland (RI) Tournament (North Attleboro, Oliver Ames) – North Attleboro took second overall with 207.5 points while Oliver Ames finished in ninth with 63 points. North’s Mattuez Kudra earned a first place in the 220 bracket while Jake Direnzo (128), Chris Ferrigna (182) and John Kummer (285) each grabbed second. Brandon Belleton (138) and Cobey Williamson (126) highlighted OA’s day with fourth place finishes.
Quad Meet (Sharon, Masco, Marlboro, St. John’s Shrewsbury) – Sharon notched a pair of wins at the quad match on Saturday. The Eagles beat Masco (39-33) and St. John’s Shrewsbury (66-9) but were edged out by Marlboro (34-33). Tyler Cashton (152) went 3-0 on the say while Will Stern (120), Sam Mandelbraut (132), Matt Callan (138), Jon Wald (195), Dimitri Kalogeras (220) and Justin Wells (285) all picked up a pair of wins.
Canton, 71 vs. Boston Latin, 56 – Final – Canton’s offense poured in 25 points in the first quarter, building a 15-point lead and never looking back against visiting Boston Latin. Senior Tony Harris scored a team-high 17 points and hauled in nine rebounds, setting a new program record for career rebounds. Senior Jake Verille added 14 points, junior Devin Foster had 13 points and senior Austin Maffie added 11 points.
Foxboro, 49 vs. Bethel Park, 37 – Final – Holding a two-point lead at halftime, Foxboro outscored Bethel Park 14-5 in the third quarter to create the necessary separation to get the win. Sophomore Brandon Borde scored nine of his 14 points in the crucial third quarter while senior Joe Morrison had five of his team-high 15 points. Bobby Harrison helped seal the win with nine of his 14 points in the final quarter. Foxboro will play Shaler Area High School (PA) in the championship round of its bracket at 12:30 on Friday at Disney.
Franklin, 48 vs. Arlington, 46 – Final – Franklin kept Arlington without a final point over the final two minutes and rattled off five straight points to turn a late deficit into a win. Senior Matt Elias (nine points) hit his first three of the game to tie it 46-46 and sophomore Chris Edgehill scored seven of his 14 points in the final quarter, including a pull-up up jumper late to give the Panthers the lead. Senior Paul Mahon (14 points) was named MVP of the tournament while Edgehill and junior Jalen Samuels were named to the all-tournament team.
Mansfield, 64 vs. BC High, 73 – Final – BC High outscored Mansfield 17-9 in the third quarter, including an 11-0 run to start the second half. Senior John McCoy scored a team-high 21 points while classmate Justin Vine added 12 points for the Hornets.
North Attleboro 53 vs. Reading, 32 – Final – Big Red set the defensive tone early, limiting Reading to just four points in the opening quarter and building a double-digit lead (27-16) by halftime. Junior Josh Montague netted 10 of his team-high 15 points in the first half to help create the lead. Junior Jake Petersen added a career-best 13 points, senior Chad Peterson hit three triples for nine points, and Derek Shanks scored seven points to go along with a strong defensive performance. North will play host Lincoln-Sudbury in the championship of the Warrior Slam on Friday night at 7:00.
Taunton, 79 @ Durfee, 70 – Final – Taunton overcame a woeful start (down 12-1) and a 26-point second quarter from Durfee with a strong second half to earn the win in the championship of the Skip Karam Tournament. Junior Lou Vendrell poured in a career-high 26 points, including 14 in the third quarter, to help the Tigers turn the game around. Sophomore Dante Law added a career-high 25 points while senior Lens Esquil, who was named tournament MVP, scored five of his 10 points in the final quarter to help seal the win.
Franklin, 40 @ Mansfield, 50 – Final – The Hornets took the lead with a 22-11 second quarter and held on for a double-digit win over their Kelley-Rex rival. Ann Maher finished with a team-high 14 points for Mansfield on four three-pointers. Maggie Danehy added nine points and eight rebounds in the win. Bea Bondhus was Franklin’s top scorer with 14 points and Breanna Atwood added seven.
Oliver Ames, 61 vs. Brockton, 47 – Final
Sharon, 59 @ Holliston, 62 – Final – Emma Eberhardt scored 24 points for the Eagles in the loss.
Stoughton, 36 @ Newton North, 40 – Final – Stoughton, which trailed by as much as nine, cut the deficit to just one late in the fourth quarter but Newton North held on for the win. Senior Val Whalen had 17 points and 13 rebounds while sophomore Aliyah Wright chipped in with 13 points.
Taunton, 46 vs. Durfee, 57 – Final – Lily Patneaude and Hannah Moniz each scored 14 points in the loss, while Kelsey White added eight points for the Tigers.
Franklin, 4 vs. LaSalle College, 2 – Final – Luke Downie scored a pair of goals to help the Panthers win their opener of the annual Mount St. Charles tournament. Joey Lizzotte and Zac Falvey also scored for Franklin.
North Attleboro, 8 vs. Cranston West, 4 – Final
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 3 vs. Ursuline, 0 – Final – Isabelle Shanteler scored a pair of goals and Catherine Luciano added one for the Warriors. Cate Gallagher earned the shutout in goal.
Lowell Holiday Tournament (Foxboro, Franklin, Stoughton), 9:00AM
Marshfield Tournament (Mansfield, North Attleboro, Oliver Ames, Sharon) – North Attleboro and Mansfield both had top-five finishes in the team standings while Oliver Ames had its best showing in program history at the tournament. North was fourth with 183 points while Mansfield took fifth overall with 180 points. OA scored 96.5 points, the most in program history at the Marshfield Tournament (now in its 31st year) to take 14th overall while Sharon took 16th with 65.5 points. The Rocketeers had nine grapplers place inside the top seven, led by Danny Cooper (120, 3-1 with one pin) and Jake Direnzo (126, 4-1) who each finished second. John Kummer (285) took third overall, Adam Eberle (160) and Brad White (195) each placed fourth, Ethan Smith (106), Zack Gould (145) and Reid Wills (160) all placed sixth and Mike Burns (132) was seventh in his bracket.
Mansfield had a strong day with three individual champions, just one of two schools to accomplish the feat. Antonios Sevastos earned up upset over the top seed, 5-4, to win the 113 bracket, Jayden Curley also took down the top-seed, 4-2, to earn the 160 title and Vinnie Holmes won 8-6 for the 182 championship. CJ Glaropoulos finished third at 138 and George Glaropoulos (152) and Will Stratton (132) each had fourth-place finishes for the Hornets.
Oliver Ames’ memorable day was sparked by a second place finish from Dean Pacini (195), who was edged out 4-2 in the final, and junior Anthony Berksza’s fourth-place finish at 145. Freshman Remy Creighton was seventh overall at 106 and Nick McGovern took eighth at 113. For Sharon, Sam Mandelbraut (132) was sixth, Tyler Cashton (152) took seventh and Matt Callan (145) finished eighth.
Franklin, 3 vs. Newburyport, 2 – Final – Franklin scored a pair of goals over the final 65 seconds to score an improbable win against Newburyport. Trailing 2-1 with just over a minute to play, sophomore Tom Tasker scored to tie the game. Right off the faceoff, senior Jeremy Miller scored the game-winning goal. Senior Luke Downie put the Panthers on the board in the second period.
King Philip, 2 vs. Bishop Feehan, 0 – Final
Oliver Ames, 2 @ North Attleboro, 1 – Final – Oliver Ames junior defenseman Matt McCormack scored on the power play with three minutes left to lift Oliver Ames to a non-league win over North Attleboro. Senior Michael Nikiciuk scored Oliver Ames’ first goal as the Tigers held a 31-12 advantage in shots.
Stoughton, 2 vs. Norton, 6 – Final – Brendan Campbell and Matt Brown scored third-period goals for the Black Knights.
Taunton, 5 vs. Dartmouth, 7 – Final
Franklin, 3 @ Auburn, 1 – Final
King Philip, 4 @ Dennis-Yarmouth, 2 – Final – King Philip raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first period but the Dolphins battled back with a goal in the first and the second to tie the game. But the Warriors answered quickly as Meghan Gorman put KP back in front with her second goal of the game. Defenseman Nicole Connor carried the puck in from the blue line, evaded multiple DY defenders, and dished a pass to Gorman, who was open in front. Gorman had the opener for KP off an assist from Kyleigh Remmes. Junior Ali Wilson put KP ahead 2-0 while junior Alli Meehan gave the Warriors insurance with a goal in the third period, assisted by Talia Quinn. Defensemen Katie Crowther, Jess Daniels, Marin Cormier, and Madda Kelly kept DY scoring opportunities to a minimum through the second and third periods.
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 0 @ Medfield/Norton, 3 – Final
Stoughton, 2 vs. Framingham, 7 – Final
Franklin, 70 @ Ashland, 0 – Final
Sharon Quad (Sharon, Hingham, Norton, Danvers) – Sharon pinned down a pair of wins at its own quad meet on Saturday morning. The Eagles beat both Hingham (41-36) and Danvers (46-36), but fell to powerhouse Norton (52-15). Senior captains Matt Callan (145) and Sam Mandelbraut (132) each win 3-0 on the day while freshman Jack Landstein (113) earned his first career win.
Franklin, 131.75 @ Taunton, 125.25 – Final – Franklin opened its season with a win over Taunton. Junior Mia Lizotte was first in the All-Around with a 36.15, edging out Taunton’s Elise Ferreira (34.1). Lizotte was first in the vault (9.45), bars (8.30), beam (9.20) and floor (9.2). Franklin freshman Lexi Lupien scored an 8.45 on the vault, senior Liz Traphagen scored 8.05 on the bars and 9.1 on the floor, and junior Sadie Rondeau scored 8.40 on the beam for the Panthers. Freshman Katelyn Guidi also placed on the bars.