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Four championship teams crowned in CCC

Farmington’s Tomas Yonkers (160) wrestles Luciano Mazella of Law earlier this season.

On the final evening of the regular season, four championship teams were crowned in the Central Connecticut Conference and teams met traditional rivals Wednesday night.

With four pins and five forfeits from the Dragons, Berlin won their second straight CCC South championship Wednesday night with a 63-7 win over Middletown. The Redcoats improve to 18-3 on the year and a perfect 6-0 in the CCC South.

In the CCC West, Simsbury (7-3, 6-0 CCC West) won their fourth straight division title with a 78-3 win over host Farmington. … No. 4 East Hartford (10-1, 5-0) dominated Manchester, 66-15 to win their second straight CCC North championship and their fifth in the last seven seasons. … No. 8 RHAM won their fourth straight CCC East championship with a 75-6 victory over Rocky Hill. The Raptors finished the season with a record of 27-2 and 5-0 in the division.

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North Haven finished their first varsity season with a record of 9-11 after beating Morgan, 60-24. While North Haven wasn’t aligned in a division this year in the Southern Connecticut Conference and wrestled as an independent team, they will compete in the upcoming SCC Tournament this weekend in Branford.

Bristol Central (10-3, 4-2 CCC South) beat cross-town rival Bristol Eastern, 40-31 for the first time since 2010, ending a 10-match losing streak to the Lancers. Eastern’s run was the longest in the series that began in 1963 and the Lancers won nine CCC South championships during the streak. … With eight pins, Hall (6-2, 4-2 CCC West) prevailed in their long-time season final match with cross-town rival Conard, 62-12. The Red Wolves slip to 3-17 and 0-6 in the CCC West.

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With pins in the first three matches, Platt (21-5, 5-1 CCC South) grabbed a quick 18-0 lead and never looked back in a 48-24 victory over cross-town rival Maloney (21-11, 3-3 CCC South) in Meriden. The Panthers led 30-3 after five matches thanks to five pins to prevail in this match between a pair of 20-win programs.

Five pins helped Foran (27-9) slip past Amity, 36-34 in SCC action. The Foran team also presented more than $3,700 they raised to the Daniel Wasson Memorial Fund. Wasson was a Foran High graduate who became a Milford police officer. Wasson, 25, was killed in the line of duty on April 12, 1987.

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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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