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Portland is off to 2-0 start in NCCC; Hand, Guilford win second straight

Portland, which finished sixth at Saturday’s Mike O’Keefe Holiday Classic in Southbury, has won their first two dual meets of the season. (Photo courtesy Portland High wrestling)

The Portland High wrestling team is taking advantage of their new conference home. The Highlanders improved to 2-0 overall and in the North Central Connecticut Conference with a 60-18 victory over Coventry on Monday night.

The Highlanders, which joined NCCC as an associate member in wrestling this winter, will wrestle a full schedule against each of the league’s eight schools and will wrestle in the NCCC conference championships in February. Portland, which is a member of the Shoreline Conference, has competed as an independent program since 2006 when the Highlanders left the Charter Oak Conference. Portland last won a conference title in 2003 when they won a COC championship.

Portland (2-0, 2-0 NCCC) beat Rockville on opening night, 51-24, in their first NCCC match. On Monday night, Griffin Shafer, Mack Toomey and Matt Tracy each had pins in Portland’s victory over Coventry.

Hand and Guilford also improved to 2-0 with victories on Monday night. Hand had four pins in a 40-30 victory over Shelton. Guilford had three pins in a 57-15 decision over New Haven.

Monday, December 23
Amity 60, Morgan 24
Granby at Canton, rescheduled for Feb. 8
Guilford 57, New Haven 15
Hand 40, Shelton 30
Joel Barlow 42, Brookfield 21
Newtown 63, Bethel 18
New Milford 66, Masuk 18
Portland 60, Coventry 18
Pomperaug 56, Bunnell 6
Rockville at Stafford, rescheduled for Feb. 12
Stratford 36, Notre Dame-Fairfield 25
Suffield/Windsor Locks at Somers
Xavier 60, Notre Dame-West Haven 9

Eagle Holiday Classic
At Franklin County Tech-Montague, MA
Team results – 1. Hampshire Regional-Westhampton MA 115, 2. Monument Mountain-Great Barrington MA 113, 3. East Lyme/Norwich Tech 96, 4. Smith Vocational-Northampton MA; 5. Frontier Regional-Deerfield MA; 6. Mount Everett Regional-Sheffield MA; 7. South Hadley MA; 8. Holyoke MA 68, 9. Franklin County Technical-Montague MA 51, 10. Granby MA 49, 11. Leominister MA 44, 12. Mohawk Trail Regional-Shelburne Falls, MA 42
Individual results
106 — Final: Moses Oquendo (Holyoke) pin Joseph Morse (East Lyme/Norwich Tech), 0:47; 3. Nick Lupiani (Mount Everett) pin Colin Kinne (Monument Mountain), 1:25
120 — Final: Jeremiah Irizary (East Lyme/Norwich Tech) pin Nathaniel Picard (Hampshire Reg.), 3:47; 3. Elliot Gougeon (Mohawk Trail) dec. Ishani Morales (Holyoke), 10-5
126 — Round robin: Caleb Pollard (Mont) 2-0, Colin Pettis (Franklin County) 1-1, Cormac Norton (Holyoke) 0-2
132 — Final: Zack Lupiani (Mount Everett) dec. Josh Brunelle (Franklin County), 4-0; 3. Ely Cormier (Monument Mountain) pin Abdullh Sheihk (Smith Voc), 3:40
138 — Final: Joe Podolak (Smith Voc) pin Michael Minevich (East Lyme/Norwich Tech), 5:21; 3. Victor McNutt (Frontier) pin Xavier Roman (Holyoke), 0:50
145 — Final: Tanner Finch (Frontier) pin Tyler Bedard (Leominster), 3:59; 3. Abram Speek (Granby MA) dec. Logan Starr (East Lyme/Norwich Tech), 4-2
152 — Final: Rearkeous McMillan (Frontier) medical forfeit over Sam Cormier (Monument Mountain); 3. Max Abel (Hampshire Reg.) pin Eric Puffer (Granby, MA), 0:41
160 — Final: Bryce Illingsworth (Hampshire Reg.) dec. Casey Baldwin (Smith Voc), 4-3; 3. Jerimiah Tomascak (Mount Everett) pin Bradley Snyder (East Lyme/Norwich Tech), 1:41
170 — Final: Mason Willard (Hampshire Reg.) dec. Dylan Wooldridge (Mohawk Trail), 11-1; 3. KC Mattson (Frontier) pin Matt Mayer (South Hadley), 1:20
182 — Final: Michael Baldwin (Hampshire Reg.) pin James Buddluph (Smith Voc), 4:29; 3. Nate Wooldridge (Mohawk Trail) pin Ethan Courchesne (Franklin County), 2:39
195 — Final: Caden O’Rourke (Monument Mountain) pin Eric Leet (Smith Voc), 2:10; 3. Eli Pietrzykowski (South Hadley) pin Conner Hoffman (Frontier), 4:31
220 — Final: Logan Mead (Monument Mountain Reg HS) dec. Roark Ryan (East Lyme/Norwich Tech), 13-7; 3. Eduardo Rodriguez (Mount Everett) pin Noah Will (South Hadley), 3:47
285 — Final: Isaiah Mejias (Granby, MA) pin Douglas Aiolupotea (South Hadley), 0:30; 3. Ian Fisher (Leominster) pin Jacob Robles (Holyoke), 0:24
Tournament brackets (FloWrestling)

Guilford 57, New Haven 15
At Guilford
106: John Fernandes (G) forfeit; 113: Mohammed Halabi (G) forfeit; 120 Jaiden Bioty (G) pin Tam Trinh, 0:25; 132Kyle Putnam (G) pin Zarquis Sanders, 2:40; 138: Edward Barlage (G) forfeit; 145 Michael Masotti (G) pin Mohammed Shaboo, 3:26; 152 Anthony Porcu (NH) pin Robert Masotti, 1:43; 160: Brent Strand (G) forfeit; 170 Chino Grant (NH) dec. Christopher Murphy, 11-5; 182Aiden Ghiroli (G) dec. Juan Patterson, 2-1; 195: Vincent Mascotti (G) forfeit; 220: Ian Rose (G) forfeit; 285: Jaylin Houston (NH) forfeit
Records: Guilford 2-0, New Haven 0-2

Hand 40, Shelton 30
At Shelton
126: Garrett Ziperstein (S) forfeit 132: Brian Beirne (H) dec. Christopher Cavagnuolo 14-1. 138: Joseph Aurora (H) pin Christian Olavarria 2:42. 145: Sean Portley (H) pin Mason Stutheit 1:43. 152: Cameron Chieppo (H) pin Justin Ayora 0:42. 160: Michael Monaco (S) pin Carter Ganino 5:45. 170: Rocky Mayer (H) pin Casey Havee 0:37. 182: Kyle Catalano (H) forfeit 195: double forfeit. 220: Seamus Moriarty (H) forfeit 285: Matthew Weiner (S) forfeit 106: Graham Ziperstein (S) forfeit 113: double forfeit 120: Alexander Reyes (S) forfeit
Records: Hand 2-0, Shelton 0-1

Joel Barlow 42, Brookfield 21
At Redding
113 Josh Brault (JB) dec. Matty Carrozza, 7-2; 120: Jacob Erdo (JB) forfeit; 132: Scott Gilchrist (JB) forfeit; 138 Richie Stabile (B) dec. Gabriel Parrales, 3-0; 145: Andrew Lynch (B) forfeit; 152: Louis Stabile (B) forfeit; 160 Jaden Seabrook (JB) pin Joseph Rendino, 4:19; 170 Frankie Mcneary (JB) dec. Zahir McLean-Felix, 11-6; 182: Alex Mitchell (B) forfeit; 195: Erik Areklet (JB) forfeit; 220 Carson Licastri (JB) pin Adam Frame, 1:59; 285 Zachary Ralsky (Joel Barlow) pin Jack Carroll, 2:20
Record: Joel Barlow 1-1, Brookfield 0-2

Newtown 63, Bethel 18
At Newtown
106: Luca Manfredi (N) forfeit; 113: Greg Gargano (N) forfeit; 120: Ben Plaue (N) pin Chaz Parzell, 0:39; 126: James Tibolla (N) forfeit; 132: Garrett Foscato (B) forfeit; 138: Ben Watson (N) pin Lucas Wells, 3:35; 145: Jeff Gonzalez (N) pin Ryan Orell, 1:37; 152: Fritz Maurath (N) dec. Lucas Vieria, 6-2; 160: Steve Leuci (N) pin James Moffet, 2:40; 170: Steve Vournazos (N) pin Nico Velme, 0:24; 182: Ryan Callahan (N) forfeit; 196: Aidan Almeter (N) pin Brian Angulo, 2:11; 220: Morgan Haskett (B) pin Acea Shaham, 0:58; 285: Zac Carlson (B) forfeit

Pomperaug 65, Bunnell 6
At Southbury
106: Matthew Clarke (P) pin Kenny Crowe, 0:18; 113: Joseph Mastroianni (P) forfeit; 120: David Jutcawitz (P) pin Tyler Swist, 1:12; 126: Michael Carpenter (P) tech fall Ryan McLaughlin, 15-0; 132: Connor Ryken (P) pin Giovanny Jeanty, 0:48; 138: Alexander Bearz (P) pin Isaiah Rivera, 0:14; 145: Aidan Gilchrist (P) pin Tanner Roper, 5:14; 152: Julian DeMatteo (B) pin Daniel Marquis, 5:18; 160: Zach Hartman (P) dec. James Depina, 4-2; 170: Grant Horn (P) pin Craig Pressley, 1:18; 182: Harrison Anglace (P) dec. Nicholas DeManche, 7-6; 220: Samuel Mathena (P) dec. Tyree Hall, 8-2

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