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No. 9 Avon pulls away from Glastonbury; Westhill wins city title; Trumbull beats GHS

Avon’s Alex Rostenberg has Glastonbury’s Deven Vincelette in trouble. Vincelette won the match, 6-0 but Avon captured their ninth straight victory, 45-30.

AVON, January 9 — Glastonbury won the first three matches of the night to take a 16-point lead over No. 9 Avon. Could an upset be in the making?

No. The Falcons continued to work and won four of the next five matches to cut the Tomahawk lead to one. After that, undefeated Avon picked up a pair of pins and three forfeits to pull away from Glastonbury and earn a 45-30 decision in CCC North action.

Avon (9-0, 3-0 CCC North) won their ninth straight match and finished with four pins on the evening. The Falcons remain in a first place tie in the CCC North with Wethersfield, a 39-30 winner over East Hartford on Wednesday night. The Eagles are 4-3 and 3-0 in CCC North. The two school teams meet on January 23.

No. 6 Simsbury (6-1) had seven pins in a 51-29 victory over Manchester in CCC action. … New Britain beat Newington, 54-24 for their tenth win of the season … No. 2 Bristol Eastern (10-0) extended their school record winning streak to 46 in a row with a 64-6 win over E.O. Smith-Storrs. It a bit closer than the final score sounds. While the Lancers had three pins, they won five matches by decision including a pair of two-point victories and a three-point win.

Wednesday, January 9 results and boxscores

Tied at 15-15 after six weight classes, Westhill won five of the final seven matches with two pins to win the Stamford city championship for the 10th consecutive year with a 40-33 victory over cross-town rival Stamford.

With six pins among their eight victories, No. 5 Trumbull (18-3) handed Greenwich their first loss of the season with an impressive 44-33 victory. … New Canaan won their second match of the season by beating Norwalk on criteria, 40-39. The Rams (2-1) won with more first points scored in the match.

Wednesday, January 9 results and boxscores

In Ledyard, the No. 11 Colonels won three of the final four matches to pull away from Waterford, 38-27 in a hard-fought battle of Division II competitors.

Ledyard (9-3) won several close matches with Adam Crawford (182) beating Jackson Harshberger, 10-9 with a late takedown, Mason Barnett (145) outlasting Waterford’s Donald Mellon, 8-4 and Cole Dirico (138) earning a one-point win over Waterford’s Eric Zane, 4-3.

With the demise of the Woodstock Academy program, Ledyard (9-3, 2-0 ECC Div. II) has been moved into the ECC’s Division II along with Waterford (10-3, 1-1), Killingly and Bacon Academy.

No. 13 Montville (15-2) won their first four matches and beat New London, 50-22 on Wednesday night. … NFA had seven pins as they rolled to a 60-18 decision over Fitch-Groton.

Wednesday, January 9 results and boxscores

Gilbert took a big step toward winning a second straight Berkshire League championship with a 42-27 win over Nonnewaug. The Yellowjackets (12-2, 3-0 BL) finish the dual meet portion of the schedule undefeated. In the BL, teams also earn points for each BL team they beat at the Berkshire/Valley championship meet in February.

Tuesday, January 8 results and boxscores

For just fourth time in team history, Canton is 10-2 after 66-3 win over Stafford on Tuesday. The best start in team history was an 11-1 mark in 1995.

Canton (10-2, 3-0) is undefeated in the league and has a big North Central Connecticut Conference showdown next Thursday at Suffield/Windsor Locks beginning at 6 p.m. They are the last two undefeated teams in the league.

Suffield is 8-3 and 3-0 in the NCCC after beating Granby on Thursday night, 60-22. The winner of the dual meet season is the champion in the NCCC. Canton is looking for their first league championship since 2002 while Suffield is seeking their first league crown since 2007.

Bunnell won their fifth meet of the season when senior captain C.J. Falotico (285) earned a 6-2 decision to lead the Bulldogs to a 39-37 victory over Weston. Bunnell won two of their last three matches to earn the victory.

Wednesday, January 9 results and boxscores

Tuesday, January 8 results and boxscores

Stories from across the state

New London Day, January 9: Gamble pays off for Ledyard in victory over Waterford

Stamford Advocate, January 9: Westhill tops Stamford for 10th straight city championship

Greenwich Time, January 9: Trumbull hands Greenwich first loss of season

Meriden Record Journal, January 9: Maloney, Platt on short end of CCC South decisions; Platt honors their 2018 State Open champion

GameTimeCT, January 9: New Canaan edges Norwalk on tiebreaker, 40-39

Register Citizen, January 9: Gilbert tops Nonnewaug in battle of Class S squads

Bristol Press, January 9: Forfeits help Terryville take down St. Paul

Stratford Sports Scene, January 9: Bunnell rallies to beat Weston

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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