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March 26, 2013

After New England, Sughrue looks ahead to college

NE champ Monserrat leads locals wrestlers to national competition

The New England Tournament didn’t turn out anything like Paul Sughrue wanted or expected.

After banging up his knee while winning the 132-pound division at All-State, Sughrue lost two matches and was eliminated at New England. It was a far cry from his runner-up performance at New England as a junior.

“It was disappointing,” said Sughrue. “My knee was pretty messed up after All-State. I tried to rest it but that didn’t help. I couldn’t put any pressure on it and I couldn’t shoot (for takedowns).”

Unfortunately, Sughrue won’t have a second chance to end his season on a high note. He was planning on heading to the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) nationals in Virginia Beach next week with a definite goal in mind, to place and be an All-American, but the cost of the trip became prohibitive.

“It’s disappointing because I was feeling good, and I was training for it (nationals) at the Barn, but there’s nothing I can do about it,” he said.

Sughrue was willing to entertain offers from colleges if he had done well at nationals but he’s more than content to wrestle at Bridgewater State, where he’ll probably wind up. Older brothers John and Kevin attended Bridgewater State but neither wrestled there.

NHSCA action at Virginia Beech runs April 3-6 for the freshmen, sophomore and junior divisions, April 4-7 for the senior division and April 5-6 for middle school.

Running at nearly the same time, April 5-6, at Indiana University in Pennsylvania will be the Flonationals. North Andover sophomore Fritz Hoehn has opted to compete there.

Lacroix shines in duals

Although he finished second to Methuen’s Christian Monserrat in New England and wrestled an excellent tournament, Central Catholic senior Pat Lacroix was not completely satisfied.

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