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Xavier wins SCC A title, Luth wins 200th bout

Foran’s Ryan Luth becomes just the second state wrestler with 200 career wins.

MILFORD, February 8 — Xavier (12-5, 5-0 SCC A) beat Foran, 41-24 to win the SCC A Division crown while Foran’s Ryan Luth (152) tied the state record for most career wins with a pin. Luth has won 200 matches, tying him with former Ledyard wrestler T.J. Hepburn (200-4), who graduated in 2007. … No. 2 Bristol Eastern completed their second straight undefeated season with a 58-13 win over arch-rival Bristol Central. The Lancers (15-0, 6-0 CCC South) have now won a school-record 36 in a row dating back to late in the 2016 season. Eastern also won their seventh CCC South title in the last eight years. … No. 5 Southington (13-2, 6-0 CCC West) beat New Britain, 44-33 to win their third straight CCC West pennant and their sixth since 2010.  … With a 45-31 win over Manchester, East Hartford (16-2, 5-0 CCC North) captured their third straight CCC North championship. The Hornets finished the year on an 11-match winning streak. …  Amity won the SCC B Division championship with a 46-35 win over Jonathan Law. … A pin from Middletown’s T.J. Pawlak in the final bout lifted the Dragons to a 39-36 win over Berlin.

GameTime CT, Feb. 8: Foran’s Ryan Luth is second state wrestler to win 200 career matches

Danbury News Times, Feb. 9: Danbury, Fairfield Warde set to battle for FCIAC Tournament championship

Danbury News Times, Feb. 9: New Milford set to defend SWC championship

Waterbury Republican American, Feb. 9: Gilbert favored to win at Berkshire Valley Tournament

Meriden Record Journal, Feb. 9: Platt beats cross-town rival Maloney for seventh straight time

Bristol Press, Feb. 9: No. 2 Eastern finishes undefeated season with big win over Central

Thursday, February 8
Amity 46, Jonathan Law 35
Bristol Eastern 58, Bristol Central 13
Branford 33, Notre Dame-West Haven 28
Derby 43, St. Paul 12
East Catholic 49, E.O. Smith 18
East Hartford 45, Manchester 31
East Haven 39, Guilford 32
Glastonbury 51, South Windsor 30
Hall 37, Conard 20
Hand def. Fairfield Prep
Middletown 39, Berlin 36
Nonnewaug 52, Oxford 28
Northwestern 60, Terryville 18
Platt High 43, Maloney 23
Simsbury 47, Farmington 24
Shelton 60, Cheshire 9
Southington 44, New Britain 33
Xavier 41, Foran 24
Wethersfield 69, Newington 12
Plainville at Windsor

Simsbury 47, Farmington 24
At Farmington
285 Nick Greco (F) pin Victor Rojas, 4:16; 106 Ty Finn (S) pin Evan Wolkner, 2:57; 113 Saul Pera (S) pin Nick Ortiz, 1:48; 120 Matt Putnam (S) pin Binh-Minh Nguyen, 0:47; 126 Aiden Brown (S) pin Wallace Montiero, 5:38; 132 Giovanni Andino (F) dec. Andrew Oken, 2-1; 138 Elijah Eckert (S) tech fall Frank Miano, 16-1; 145 Brett Araniti (S) Dec Cole Wolkner, 11-6; 152 Luke Popolizzio (F) dec. Jack Montgomery, 3-1; 160 Mark Bedson (S) pin Shawn Ragalia, 3:59; 170 Will Henry (S) dec. Max Bartholomay, 3-0; 182 Chaz Devorce (F) pin Tyler Coiro, 0:57; 195 Jackson King (S) pin Nigel DiBrito, 1:16; 220 Muhil Saravana (F) pin Jack Cunningham, 1:15
Records: Simsbury 13-4, 5-1 CCC West; Farmington 18-9, 3-3 CCC West

Nonnewaug 52, Oxford 28
At Oxford
106: Thomas Chapps (O) pin Josh Caton, 0:40; 113: Thomas Verdiglione (N) pin John Covino, 3:29; 120: Kelvin Cenkolli (N) pin Gres Maltszko, 1:51; 126: Ben Niez-Charest (N) dec. Liam Kaine, 10-1; 132: Karisa Shukaitis (N) pin Luis Leon, 3:59; 138: Justin Noel (N) pin Adien McDonnell, 2:47; 145: Sam Martino (O) dec. Ethan Dzaferi, 9-0; 152: Ryan Herold (O) pin Jacob Sanzone, 1:01; 160: Jack Cronin (N) pin Ed Chappa, 0:55; 170: Flori Cenkolli (N) pin Devin Telento, 1:24; 182: Eli Mills Nanthan (N) forfeit; 195: Steve Grudzien (N) pin Jason Madden, 3:57; 220: Charles Therrien (O) pin Jordon Carney, 0:43; 285: Andrew Hanley (O) forfeit
Records: Nonnewaug 11-10; Oxford 4-11

Xavier 41, Foran 24
At Milford
160 Gaul (F) pin Rusieki (X) 2:33; 170 Devivo (X) pin Ives (F) 2:52; 182 Dousa (X) pin U. Khan (F) 1:33; 195 Malloy (X) dec. Bannon (F) 9-7 (OT); 220 Q Khan (F) pin Cullen (X) 0:49; 285 Salami (X) dec. Boyles (F) 5-1; 106 Rapuano (X) pin Joshi (F) 0:47; 113 Santasiero (X) technical fall over Jordan (F) 16-1; 120 Moynihan (X) dec. Giordano (F) 8-5; 126 Lang (F) pin Ward (X) 4:24; 132 Lunt (X) dec. Mauro (F) 12-5; 138 Barber (X) dec. Edmondson (F) 7-5 (OT); 145 Tischio (X) dec. Quieroz (F) 5-1; 152 Luth (F) pin Miner (X) 2:27
Records: Xavier 12-5, 5-0 SCC A Division; Foran 29-8, 3-2 SCC A

Amity 46, Jonathan Law 35
At Milford
132: McCourt, S (L) Tech Fall Keylock; 138: Rodriguez (L) Pin Jackson; 145: Giantomidies, A (L) Pin Wigell; 152: Rothman (A) Maj Dec Giantomidies, M ; 160: Keylock, S (A) Pin Lawless; 170: Seaton (A) Pin Acorda; 182: Gorman (L) Pin Regan; 195: Foote (A) Pin Serbin; 220: Brocksom (L) Pin Cascia; 285: Griffin (A) Pin Berger; 106: McCourt, T (L) Pin Goldblatt; 113: Chadwick (A) forfeit; 120: Cala (A) forfeit; 126: Hebert (A) Pin Francouer
Records: Law 15-12, 3-2 SCC B

Derby 43, St. Paul 12
At Derby
106: Double Forfeit; 113: Adyeat Masiat(D) dec Evan Kowalski (STP) 7-0; 120: Chris Warner (STP) forfeit; 126: Josh Silva (STP) forfeit; 132: Jake Ferguson (D) forfeit; 138: Josh Dana (D) forfeit ; 145: Michael Melendez (D) pin Adrian George (STP) 1:00; 152: Double Forfeit ; 160: Double Forfeit; 170: Chris Oilwa (D) dec Erik Atkison (STP) 18-4; 182: Nate Bartone (D) pin Ben Shea (STP) 0:38; 195: Double Forfeit ; 220: Matt Oilwa (D) pin Patrick George (STP) 0:57; 285: Anthony Slowik (D) forfeit
Records: St. Paul 5-19

East Haven 39, Guilford 32
At East Haven
120: Lieto (E) dec Bombgardner, 8-7; 126: LaRose (G) pin A Divito, 4:35; 132: Sanderlin (G) pin T Divito, 1:29; 138: A Bugatti (E) inj default Mascola, 1:39; 145: Gontarz (E) pin Mosatti, 0:47 ;152: Swan (G) pin Borchert, 0:21; 160: Jarrin (E) dec B Johnson, 7-1; 170: Clough (E) dec Hegedus, 4-2182: Andrus (G) dec Rao, 9-5; 195: Moscato (G) pin Horton, 0:20; 220: J Fonacier (E) pin Chapman, 5:28; 285: Small (G) pin Castaneda, 0:48; 106: M Divito (E) pin Halabi, 0:58; 113: Garcia (E) pin Putnam, 2:38

Shelton 60, Cheshire 9
At Cheshire
106- Ziperstein (S) forfeit; 113- Reyes (S) forfeit; 120- LaRusso (C) dec Cavagnuolo 7-2; 126- Cordes (S) pin Moskowitz 1:28; 132- Rago (S) forfeit; 138- Mengold (S) forfeit; 145- Monaco (S) forfeit; 152- O’Donnell (C) pin Saranich 1:08; 160- Stanske (S) pin Scoffone 1:36; 170- Rosa (S) forfeit; 182- Double forfeit; 195- Weiner (S) pin Mulligan 0:37; 220- Double forfeit; 285- DeLoatch (S) forfeit
Records- Shelton 5-11, 2-4 SCC B

Wednesday, February 7
Avon at Rocky Hill, cancelled
Morgan at Ellis Tech, cancelled

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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