EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 27, 2013

Owls show no mercy on Conn. power Danbury

By Dave Dyer
ddyer@eagletribune.com

---- — As for as a quad-meet sweep, it doesn’t get much more satisfying than the one enjoyed by Timberlane yesterday in Warwick, R.I.

The Owls swept Chelmsford (53-18), host Warwick (44-12) and Connecticut power Danbury (46-12) in impressive fashion. Danbury, which is the last team in New England to beat the Owls in a dual meet, had been much more competitive last week in a 34-21 loss to Mount Anthony.

“It was a great day,” said Timberlane coach Barry Chooljian. “We smashed a very good Danbury team.

“We inserted Jake Kappler at 132 and the move paid off. He pinned and then a bumped up (Dan) Scalzo, (Josh) Burnham and (Shaun) Ahern and they all won. Scalzo and Ahern won at the buzzer sandwiched between a big win by Burnham.”

Burnham and Scalzo were both 3-0 on the day as were 182-pounder Harry Denoncourt and 220-pounder Shawn Grenier. Denoncourt had three pins and Burnham and Grenier had a pair. Josh Riley, with two pins, and Tyler Fitzpatrick were both 2-0 for the Owls (19-2).

Title to North Reading

North Reading/Lynnfield captured its first Cape Ann League title since becoming a cooperative team and it did so in commanding fashion.

North Reading, which has now won three tournaments this year, captured five individual titles and compiled 207 points, well ahead of runner-up Triton (152 1/2). Pentucket (137) came in fourth.

Although it showed good depth, North Reading really flexed its muscles in the upper weights, winning the last four classes. John Klug started the victory parade at 182, followed by Chris Connor, Tom Arseneault and Andrew Kibarian. They were joined by 113-pound champ Eric Kerr.

Pentucket was led by 120-pound champ Tom Funk, a repeat CAL champ. He improved his season record to 28-1 and was named the Wrestler of the Year.

Joining him with first-place medals were sophomore Josh Wesolowski at 132 and brother Jeff Funk at 145. Wesolowski, who was seeded third, had an excellent tournament and improved to 29-4 on the year.

Mike McCarron was second for the Sachems at 170 and Sean Clohisy was third at 195.

‘Cats finish second

As expected, Shawsheen was an easy winner at the State Vocational Meet, but Whittier Tech was a surprising runner-up while capturing three individual titles.

Crowned champions for the Wildcats were surging Xavier Boisvert at 132, Shahib Blount at 170 and heavyweight Dave Sachs. Tyler Tannian was third at 113 and Whittier had three fourth-place finishes.

For Greater Lawrence, which came in seventh, Jorge Quinnones (113) and Luis Mateo (220) were both runner-up in their weight classes.

Astros 2nd at Concord

Even with standouts Jean-Luc Lemieux and Brett Wilson out of the lineup, Pinkerton finished second to Bishop Hendricken at the Capital City Classic in Concord.

The Astros were paced by 182-pound Kevin Ell and heavyweight Cam Crowell, both of whom finished first. Ell improved to 28-8 on the year while Crowell is now 27-3.

Also, Dakota Krol was runner-up at 132, improving freshman Dylan Barreio was second at 170 and Hunter Morris was third at 182. Barreio is now 24-7 on the year.

For Windham, which came in seventh, Jeff Armstrong came in second at 113 and both Dylan Swiderski (138) and Chris Ferri (182) came in fourth.

Raiders sweep

Central Catholic gathered a little momentum with a sweep of New Bedford, Plymouth North and Somerset to improve to 12-7. Lower weights Jack Kiely, Brandon Desfosses and Pat Lacroix were 3-0 as were Dave Sergi (170), Morgan Bronson (195) and Ben Tavitian (220).

Londonderry came in fourth at the Winnacunnet Invitational as Ryan Cabezas (120), Jake Barr (126), Jon Young (152) and Richard Bilodeau (170) all came in second.

Central sweeps

Team Scores: Central Catholic 43, New Bedford 24; Central Catholic 51, Plymouth North 21; Central Catholic 52, Somerset 15

Central Catholic records:

106: Tom Pagliarulo 2-1; 113: Jack Kiely 3-0; 120: Brandon Desfosses 3-0; 126: Pat Lacroix 1-0, Riley Sergi 2-0; 132: Lacroix 2-0, Nate Hall 0-1; 138: Julio Hernandez 2-1; 145: Donovan Nolan 1-2; 152: Reese Gemmel 0-3; 160: Jack Putnam 1-1, John Mendonca 1-0; 170: Dave Sergi 3-0; 182: Zach Janco 1-2; 195: Morgan Bronson 3-0; 220: Ben Tavitian 3-0; HVY: Dave Veilleux 2-1

Records: Central Catholic 12-7

State Vocational Meet

Team Scores: 1. Shawsheen 282, 2. Whittier 183.5, 3. Putnam 168, 4. Southeastern 149, 5. Franklin Tech 141.5; also 7. Greater Lawrence 100

Local placers:

113: 2. Jorge Quinones (GL), 3. Tyler Tannian (W); 126: 4. Steffano Zarro (W); 132: 1. Xavier Boisvert (W); 138: 4. Chance Patrick (W); 152: 4. Cole Trembley (W); 170: 1. Shahib Blount (W); 195: 4. Emanuel Marquez (GL); 220: 2. Luis Mateo (GL); HVY: 1. Dave Sachs (W)

Capital Classic

Top team scores (16 teams): 1. Bishop Hendricken 264, 2. Pinkerton 175, 3. Concord 162, 4. Bedford 130, 7. Windham 88

Pinkerton placers:

113: Jeff Armstrong (W); 120: 6. Nick Arseneault (P); 126: 6. Devin Moore (W); 132: 2. Dakota Krol (P); 138: 4. Dylan Swiderski (W); 6. Brendan Sullivan (P); 152: 4. Tyler Wilson (P); 160: 4. Tony Messina (P); 170: 2. Dylan Barreiro (P); 182: 3. Hunter Morris (P), 4. Chris Ferri (W); 195: 1. Kevin Ell (P); HVY: 1. Cam Crowel l(P), 6. David Crichton (W)

Timberlane sweeps

Team scores: Timberlane 53, Chelmsford 18; Timberlane 44, Warwick, R.I. 12; Timberlane 46, Danbury, Conn. 12

Timberlane records:

106: Tyler Fitzpatrick 2-0; 113: Tim McLinden 1-2; 120: Adam Corey 1-1; 126: Ryan Peters 2-1; 132: Dan Scalzo 2-0, Jake Kappler 1-0; 138: Josh Burnham 2-0, Scalzo 1-0; 145: Shaun Ahern 1-1, Burnham 1-0; 152: Ryan Collins 1-1, Ahern 1-0; 160: Chris Pagliccia 2-1; 170: Josh Riley 2-0, 2 pins; 182: Harry Denoncourt 3-0, 3 pins; 195: Cam Gargano 2-1; 220: Shawn Grenier 3-0, 2 pins; HVY: Zach Stewart 1-1

Windham sweeps

Team scores: Windham 66, Franklin 15; Windham 72, Spaulding 12

Top Windham winners:

126: Will Carpenter pin; 152: Mike Bedient pin; 160: Shawn Ronayne pin

Records: Windham 12-1

CAL/NEC Tournament

Team scores: North Reading/Lynnfield 207, Triton 152 1/2, Beverly 147, Pentucket 137, Danvers 114, Masco 104 1/2, Marblehead 60, Peabody 54, Georgetown 52, Salem 42, Saugus 23

Local placers:

106: 4. Joe Morse (NR); 113: 1. Eric Kerr (NR), 4. Kyle Knox (P); 120: 1. Tom Funk (P), 2. Charlie Galanis (G); 126: 2. Joe Wise (NR), 3. Mike Galanar (G); 132: 1. Josh Wesolowski (P); 138: 4. Kevin Clark (P); 145: 1. Jeff Funk (P), 2. Alex Pascucci (NR); 152: 3. Anthony Amanganiello (NR); 170: 2. Mike McCarron (P), 4. C.J. Finn (NR); 182: 1. John Klug (NR); 195: 1. Chris Connot (NR), 3. Sean Clohisy (P), 4. David Conway (G); 220: 1. Tom Arseneault (NR), 4. Derek Chamberlin (G); HVY: 1. Andrew Kibarian (NR)

Brooks 60, Thayer 12

Brooks winners:

106: Andy Scheerer, by forfeit; 113: Tom Caron, by pin, :30; 126: Jake Hesse, by forfeit; 138: Andrew Bolte, by forfeit; 152: Jun Yabuki, by forfeit; 160: Jake Bradford, by forfeit; 170: Andrew Konovalchik, by pin, 3:32; 182: Jake Gottfried, by pin, 3:27; 220: Geoff Fulgione, by pin, :33; HVY: Tommy Connelly, by forfeit

Records: Brooks 7-8

Winnacunnet Invitational

Team results (15 teams): 1. Manchester Central, 4. Londonderry

Londonderry placers:

106: 3. Amir Daouk; 120: 2. Ryan Cabezas; 126: 2. Jake Barr; 152: 2. Jon Young; 170: 2. Richard Bilodeau; 182: 3. John DiSessa