Roundup: Taconic wrestlers finish third at Wayland Holiday Tournament
The tournament provided the Braves with an early look at Wayland, another top team in the state Division III field.
Also at the event, the Taconic 'B' team finished in fourth in the JV tournament.
"Missing two starters, but we wrestled pretty well overall," Taconic coach Jeremy Tetreault said. "Especially with the 'B' team, as well. These were pretty big brackets for a JV tournament. It was good, because it was a whole different tournament from the 'a' team, gave them a different experience.
"The caliber of teams was harder this week than when we were at Athol. We hung with Wayland for a while. They are going to be another top team in D-III states. Good to see them early, see how we would pair up against them and what we have to do to improve."
The Braves had two weight class winners on the day. Zabion Powell was first at 145 pounds, pinning all four of his opponents en route to the title. Dylan Burke won at 182 pounds, as well.
Zach Mathes took second at 138, as did Shawn O'Shea at 195. Mike LaFreniere took third at 132, Isiah Hartman-Caesar was fourth at 285, and David Babineau (120), Deven Pekosz (126), Mike Pesky (160) and Eric Packard (220) all finished in sixth.
Ryan Scott (120), Anthony Roman (126) and London Martin (145) were champions for the 'B' team, while Lewis Rhodes was second at 132.
Monument wrestles at Cohasset Invitational
Junior caption Logan Mead won all four of his matches over the weekend for the Spartans. After loses to Cohasset (45-21) and Silver Lake (45-36), Monument defeated Hanover 33-21, before falling to Tri-County 60-12.
"It is one of the tougher things on our schedule," fourth-year coach Simon Jones said. "It is nice to get outside of the county and see how match up against some of the tougher competition."
Wahconah 47, Frontier 40
DALTON — The Warriors broke open a tied game at half to lead by three points after three quarters, and the team hung on from there to defeat the Red Hawks.
Frontier got the game within three points with just over 1:20 remaining, but solid free throw shooting and good ballhandling allowed Wahconah to improve to 2-1 on the year.
"It was a great, back-and-forth ballgame," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said. "Offensively, it was a little bit of a struggle to get going, but both teams fought hard."
Kevin Huban led all scorers with 15 in the game. Tim Clayton added 12 and Tom O'Connor had 10.
Wahconah is now off until Dec. 28 when it plays Greylock. Belcher said that his team will use the break as a sort of second training camp and "hopefully we come out of the 13 days healthy and ready to roll."
Sharp 1-0-3, Evans 2-4-8, Robinson 0-0-0, P. Carey 0-0-0, Morse 1-0-3, Thompson 2-0-5, Boudreau 6-0-12, C. Carey 4-1-9. Totals 16-5-40.
Howes 0-0-0, Salvini 0-0-0, Clayton 6-0-12, Huban 6-2-15, Gai 0-0-0, Roughley 1-6-8, O'Connor 3-2-10, Eberwein 0-0-0, Lee 1-0-2, Day 0-0-0, Hescock 0-0-0. Totals 17-10-47.
Frontier 6 10 13 11 — 40
Wahconah 10 6 16 15 — 47
3-point goals — F 3 (Sharp, Morse, Thompson). W 3 (O'Connor 2, Huban).
Monson 59, Mount Everett 25
MONSON — The Mustangs shut down visiting Mount Everett in the early going on Saturday evening. The Eagles were held scoreless in the first quarter, while Monson rolled up an 18-0 lead.
Mount Everett (0-3) regained its footing in the third, out-scoring Monson 16-12, but it wasn't enough.
"We just talked at halftime about not backing down," said Everett coach Jowe Warren. "We came out looking to attack more and did a much better job moving the ball around."
Jack Carpenter was big during that stretch and finished with a team-high 13 points.
MOUNT EVERETT (25)
Foster 2-0-4, Casivant 0-0-0, Silk 0-0-0, Carpenter 3-5-13, Monteleone 2-0-6, Kushi 1-0-2, DeVoti 0-0-0, Bleau 0-0-0, Mullen 0-0-0, Rahilly 0-0-0, Rothvoss 0-0-0. Totals 8-5-25
Santos 1-0-3, Hedspeth 1-0-2, Garry 2-0-4, Messina 2-0-4, Fiester 3-0-9, Duggan 1-1-4, Nodell 1-2-4, Sisco 4-2-11, Mall 2-0-4, Kratovil 6-0-14, McCay 0-1-1. Totals 19-6-59.
Everett 0 5 16 4 — 25
Monson 18 13 12 16 — 59
3-point goals — ME 4 (Carpenter 2, Monteleone 2); M 7 (Fiester 3, Kratovil 2, Sisco, Santos).
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