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February 17, 2013

North Reading grabs crown; Konovalchik captures N.E. title

MELROSE — Eric Kerr won the title at 113 and grabbed his 100th career win in the process to highlight Lynnfield-North Reading’s championship at the 11-team Division 3 North sectional. The top North Reading High athlete was Joe Morse, who took third at 106.

Other champions for the co-op team were C.J. Finn at 170 and 220-pounder Tom Arseneault.

“It’s the ninth year of the co-op,” said Lynnfield-North Reading head coach Craig Stone. “Neither school had won a title separately. It’s been a long road for both programs. I’m pleased we were able to turn things around for both schools.”

Lynnfield-North Reading finished with 238 points, comfortably ahead of runner-up Wakefield (190 1/2) with Pentucket a solid third at 157 1/2.

Pentucket was paced by champions Josh Wesolowski (132), a rising sophomore, and junior stalwart Sean Clohisy (195). Senior star Tom Funk settled for second at 120 and Mike McCarron was second at 170.

For Georgetown, Derek Chamberlin was runner-up at 195.

Division III North Sectional

Team scores (11 teams): 1. Lynnfield-North Reading 238, 2. Wakefield 190.5, 3. Pentucket 157.5, 9. Georgetown 80

Local top-6 placers:

106: 3. Joe Morse (L-NR) 6. Garrett Lischke (Pent); 113: 1. Eric Kerr (L-NR), 4. Kyle Knox (Pent); 120: 2. Tom Funk (Pent), 4. Charlie Galanis (Gtown) 5. Max Whyman (L-NR); 126: 2. Lucas Pascucci (L-NR), 4. Mike Gallanar (Gtown), 6. Mike Sullivan (Pent); 132: 1. Josh Wesolowski (Pent), 4. Dave Ingraham (L-NR); 138: 4. Kevin Clark (Pent), 5. Jack Maccario (L-NR); 145: 3. Jeff Funk (Pent), 4. Alex Pascucci (L-NR); 152: 4. Anthony Manganiello (L-NR), 6. Chris Paquette (Gtown); 160: 4. Josh Intorcio (L-NR), 6. Noah Malhi (Pent); 170: 1. C.J. Finn (L-NR), 2. Mike McCarron (Pent); 182: 2. John Klug (L-NR), 4. Matt Carey (Gtown); 195: 1. Sean Clohisy (Pent), 2. Derek Chamberlain (Gtown), 4. Chris Connor (L-NR); 220: 1. Tom Arseneault (L-NR); HVY: 2. Andrew Kibarian (L-NR)

Brooks’ New England Champ

Brooks junior Andrew Konovalchik of North Andover won the 160-pound division at the 43-team Prep New Englands. Konovalchik, who was runner-up last year and was fifth as a freshman, went 4-0 on the day with two pins, a major decision and a 15-9 win in the finals over of Dan Toubman of Nobles.

“He was very dominant,” said Brooks coach Alex Konovalchik, Andrew’s father. “It was an outstanding performance with a couple nice pins.”

Another North Andoverite for Brooks, 182-pounder Jake Gottfried, placed sixth.

New England Prep Championship

Team score (43 teams): 1. NMH 174, 2. Belmont Hill 123, 3. Avon Old Farms 93, 10. Brooks 66, 11. Phillips Andover 65

Brooks top-8 placers:

138: 4. Andrew Bolte; 152: 8. Andrew Kimball; 160: 1. Andrew Konovalchik; 182: 6. Jake Gottfried

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