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With plenty of pins, Gilbert rolls past Northwestern for seventh win

BARKHAMSTED, December 26, 2018 – With six pins and victories in seven of 10 matches on the mat, the Gilbert School wrestling team took another step toward the Berkshire League championship with a 45-26 victory over neighboring rival Northwestern Regional on Wednesday evening.

Gilbert improves 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the BL. Teams earn two points for each team they beat in the dual meet portion of the schedule and one point for every BL team they beat the year-ending Berkshire Valley Tournament.

Pins from Devin Matthews (132), Nick Barber (138), Zack McLellan (145), Kyle Matthews (152), Alex Smith (170) and Elijah Pasternack (182) put the Yellowjackets in command of the match.

This post-Christmas match is becoming a tradition. A year ago, the Yellowjackets beat the Highlanders on December 26 with a 44-27 decision.

In other action, seven forfeits helped Guilford beat New Haven, 69-12 in a SCC match on Wednesday afternoon.

Wrestling action picks up on Thursday across the state with several dual meets including Bristol Eastern (7-0) putting their 43-match winning streak on the line when they visit Trumbull (6-1) at 2 p.m. in a three-team meet with Bunnell-Stratford.

Southington, Simsbury, Fitch and Fairfield Warde are heading to Lowell, Mass., to participate in the two-day George Bossi Lowell Holiday Tournament at the Tsongas Center. More than 70 teams from across New England are expected to participate. You can follow the action live on

Wednesday, December 26
Gilbert 45, Northwestern 26
Guilford 69, New Haven 12
Terryville 36, Derby 25

Guilford 69, New Haven 12
At Guilford
106: Drew Koval (G) forfeit; 113: Edward Barlage (G) forfeit; 120: Jaiden Bioty (G) forfeit; 126 Anthony Bomgardner (G) pin Stanislav Rakov (NH), 1:43; 132 Keldon Larose (G) pin Zarquis Sanders (NH), 2:51; 138: George Sanderlin (G) forfeit; 145: Vincent Mascola (G) forfeit; 152 Brent Strand (G) dec. Nasjir Patterson (NH), 11-5; 160 Chino Grant (NH) pin Aiden Ghiroli (G), 1:21; 170 Henry Russell (G) pin Anthony Cambell (NH), 2:18; 182: Ryan Serpis (G) forfeit; 195 Stephen Mikolike (NH) pin Peter Salib (G), 1:52; 220: Ian Rose (G) forfeit; 285 Vincent Masotti (G) pin Rubie Camejo (NH), 0:28

Gilbert 45, Northwestern 26
At Barkhamsted
106: Double forfeit; 113: Graham Sullivan (NWR) forfeit; 120: Aqueel Hadash (G) forfeit; 126: Angelo Folino (NWR) forfeit; 132 Devin Matthews (G) pin Aiden Bannerman (NWR), 2:37; 138 Nick Barber (G) pin Jesse Groman (NWR); 145 Zack McLellan (G) pin Lily Schwartz (NWR), 2:29; 152 Kyle Matthews (G) pin Patrick Dudzic (NWR); 160 Joshua Schwartz (NWR) pin Evan Jackson (G), 1:41; 170 Alex Smith (G) pin Alberto Cantalini (NWR); 182 Elijah Pasternack (G) pin Bailey Sarasin ; 195 Jamikael Lytle (NWR) tech fall Kevin Sullivan (G), 18-3; 220 Bajrum Gutic (G) dec. Jacob Twombly (NWR), 3-1; 285 Nole Snieckus (NWR) dec. Dylan Keith (G), 6-3
Records: Gilbert 7-1, 2-0 BL; Northwestern 1-1 BL

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