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No. 8 Foran rallies with late victories to beat Amity; Killingly extends win streak to 27

Bristol Central’s Jason Leto drives Berlin’s Luke Mangiafico to the mat in Thursday night’s CCC South match in Bristol.  The Rams won, 59-18. (Photo courtesy BC Wrestling)

No. 8 Foran (9-2) won the final three matches with captain Ethan Edmondson (152) getting a pin to lift Foran to a 40-38 victory over Amity in SCC Division I action on Thursday evening.

Foran won four of the final five matches to erase a 20-point deficit and earn the win. Michael Vanchot (138) had a key pin for Foran while Ryan Jordan (145) won by technical fall to cut the Amity lead to four points with one match remaining.

No. 9 Killingly (7-0) rolled to their 27th consecutive dual meet victory with a 67-9 win over Griswold. Killingly won the final 20 dual meets of the season a year ago. Killingly is two wins shy of the school record of 29 straight wins set in 1968-71.

Thursday, January 2: Results and boxscores

Luke DeAngelis (220) and Jacob Vecchio (285) won by pin to help lift No. 7 Southington to a four-point win over Wethersfield, 40-36. Vecchio’s pin clinched the match for the Blue Knights, who took control of the bout with consecutive wins from Darius Mangiafico (138), Jared Guida (145) and Dawsen Welch (152).

No. 3 Simsbury (2-0) had 10 pins in a 66-8 CCC West decision over Hall-West Hartford. Seven of the 10 pins came in the first period. Simsbury tied a school record set back in 2006 with 10 pins in a single match. … No. 10 Manchester (7-0) had six pins to remain unbeaten with a 46-34 victory over Avon. … Maloney (5-0) is still undefeated after a 37-33 win over Plainville in CCC action. … Bristol Central (7-0) dominated Berlin in a 59-18 victory.

Thursday, January 2: Results and boxscores

Luis Stephenson had a pin in the final match of the evening to lift Notre Dame-West Haven to a 42-39 victory over Cheshire in a SCC Division II contest.

Northwestern Regional took advantage of five forfeits to beat defending Class S champion Gilbert for the first time since 2015 with a 45-27 Berkshire League victory. It was just the fifth time that the Highlanders have beaten the Yellowjackets.

Thursday, January 2: Results and boxscores

There is plenty of excitement in Woodbridge with Amity off to a 6-2 start. No. 8 Foran beat the Spartans with a pin in the final bout on Thursday, 40-38 but Amity has been wrestling well. The Spartans won the Shelton Invitational with nine finalists and four individual champions – Colin Bouford (106), Kyle Ciola (138), Simon Flaherty (182) and Andrew Cosia (285). Amity dropped a tough 44-22 loss to No. 10 Manchester at the Trumbull Duals on Saturday but rallied with four consecutive victories over Masuk, 72-12; Fairfield Ludlowe, 59-12; Greenwich, 52-27 and Pomperaug, 43-42, to finish fourth in the tournament.

Thursday, January 2: Results and boxscores

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 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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