Gilbert Coach: Derek Schibi, 3rd year (after 7 years at Northwestern) Last Year: 6-13 Losses: Mike Phillips; Logan Smith; Liam Smith (transferred to Northwestern). Key Returners: Riley Arthur, Jr., 113; C.J. Stone, Sr., 285; Kevin Sullivan, So., 160; Will Hubbard, Jr., 120; Alex Lundgren, Jr., 152. Newcomers: Daniel Mow, Fr.; Devin Matthews, Fr.; Kyle Matthews, […]
Wrestling is a mixed blessing for the small-to-medium-sized schools in Litchfield County. Like football, it’s dependent on a large turnout, but, in wrestling, the turnout must fit into 14 weight categories. Nevertheless, the individual dedication required produces athletes who compete on state-wide levels. This year, for instance, Northwestern Coach Andrew Schwartz expects to have four […]
Justin Belanger was named head coach for the inaugural wrestling team at Notre Dame-West Haven, the school announced recently. Notre Dame announced in July that it would add wrestling as the school’s 13th varsity sport. The Green Knights’ first official meet will be on Dec. 14 at Terryville. Fifteen student-athletes have joined the team for […]
The biggest adjustment for Foran senior Luke Edmondson when he started wrestling in the fifth grade was more mental than physical. Edmondson admitted losing was difficult to cope with. “Even though I hadn’t been practicing very long, I would still think of myself very highly and I would try my best and everything,” Edmondson said. […]
The 2015-16 New Haven Register All-Area Wrestling team. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Catherine Avalone. Most Valuable Player Luke Edmondson Foran, Sr., 285 Stats: Won the State Open and Class M titles and finished 3rd in the SCC. Had a season record of 49-7 and a career record of 145-35. Was a three-time Class M […]
Wrestling First Team Connor Sakmar (Hand), 106 lbs.; Chandler Duhaime (Shelton), 113 lbs.; Nico Distastio (Shelton), 120 lbs.; Patrick Moynihan (Xavier), 126 lbs.; Ryan Luth (Foran), 132 lbs.; Jake Holland (Xavier), 138 lbs.; Michael Ross (Foran), 145 lbs.; Ryan Devivo (Xavier), 152 lbs.; Noah Hubler (Foran), 160 lbs.; Luke Bernardo (Hand), 170 lbs.; Dan Persson […]
First-place votes in parenthesis. First-place votes in parentheses, followed by record, total votes and last week’s ranking. Votes tabulated on a 20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2 basis: Team Points Rank 1. Danbury (13) 332 1 2. New Milford (1) 300 2 3. New Fairfield (3) 254 10 4. Windham 240 3 […]
NEW HAVEN >> Foran senior Luke Edmondson has been taught to wrestle to the whistle. That practice allowed Edmondson to capture the State Open championship Saturday. Down 1-0 to Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Hakim Fleming in the heavyweight division, Edmondson scored a point on a stall to tie the match and then won the title on an […]
Friday’s Star Edens Fleurizard, Hopkins boys basketball: Had a game-high 35 points in Hopkins’ 64-61 win over Hamden Hall. Vote for Saturday’s Star until Monday at 9 p.m.
The CIAC Wrestling State Open will be held Friday and Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. Friday’s matches will begin at 4 p.m. The final rounds of tournament will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. and run all day. Follow updates on the live blog and through FloWrestling, below. Live updated brackets via […]
PLAINVILLE >> Windham smashed a 29-year-old record for team points while winning its fourth straight Class S wrestling Championship (and six in Class M before that) at Plainville High School Saturday night. Avon set the old points mark with 264 in 1987. The Whippets tied that mark before the finals began, with five finalists to […]
GUILFORD >> Prior to Foran senior Luke Edmondson taking the mat for his championship bout at 285 pounds, he watched as Ledyard’s Daric Johnson captured the title at 220, putting the Colonels in first place ahead of the Lions. Edmondson’s match with Ledyard’s Shawn Hundley would now determine the overall Class M champion. With time […]
CLASS LL: Danbury 1. Danbury 268.5, 2. Fairfield Warde 202, 3. Newtown 174, 4. Trumbull 165, 5. Southington 147.5, 6. Simsbury 134.5, 7. Xavier 114, 8. Shelton 108.5, 9. Westhill 87, 10. Ridgefield 80.5, 11. Greenwich 72, 12. Norwich Free Academy 69, 13. Fairfield Prep 56, 14. Manchester 54.5, 15. Conard 53, 16. Staples 42, 17. Amity 40, 18. Stamford 37, 19. Norwalk 33, 20. New Haven Wrestling 32, 21. Cheshire 31, 22. New Britain 22, 23. […]
Fairfield Warde’s wrestling team was runner-up to Danbury in the Class LL state championships, at Trumbull High, on Feb. 20. The Mustangs scored 202 points as a team, Danbury had 268.5. Newtown, with 174, Trumbull with 165 and Southington, which scored 147.5, rounded out the top five. The Mustangs were led by Charles Kane, who […]
Shout out to our 126 pounder Elijah Moretti. Broke both bones in his arm but still got us 6!! #warrior pic.twitter.com/YLfXDbUAqU — Foran Wrestling (@ForanWrestling) February 20, 2016 Warrior? Warrior. Case closed. Best wishes on your recovery, Elijah. Follow the CIAC wrestling championships here.
First-place votes in parenthesis. First-place votes in parentheses, followed by record, total votes and last week’s ranking. Votes tabulated on a 20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2 basis: Dropped out: None. Others receiving votes: Newtown 93; Fairfield Ludlowe 55, Montville 48, Southington 45; Ellis Tech 31, Xavier 28, Daniel Hand 6, East Hartford 4, Platt 4, Killingly 3.. Coaches voting: […]
SWC Team Scores New Milford 246; 2. Newtown 166; 3. New Fairfield 140.5; 4. Masuk 93.5; 5. Pomperaug 82.5; 6. Immaculate-Barlow 78.5; 7. Stratford 67; 8. Notre Dame-Fairfield 58; 9. Bethel 57; 10. Weston 31; 11. Bunnell 14. Individual Results 106: Championship—Brandon Leonard (New Milford) pinned Nikolas Accousti (Newtown) 4:48; Consolation—Hunter Chin (New Fairfield) dec. […]
NEW HAVEN >> Not everything went as planned for Foran at the SCC championship meet. Two of the Lions’ most talented wrestlers lost in the championship semifinals, but four others advanced to the finals. Ryan Luth (132 pounds), Michael Ross (145) and Noah Hubler (160) each claimed victory for Foran, while Jubilee Witte finished second […]
Friday’s star Madison Clark, Sacred Heart Academy gymnastics: Won the all-around competition at the SCC championship meet. Polls open until Monday at 9 p.m.
WINSTED >> Terryville repeated as champions of the second Berkshire-Valley Wrestling Post-Season Invitational Saturday at The Gilbert School. Last year, the five wrestling teams from the Berkshire league and five from the NVL combined to give the Berkshire League Championships more oomph as preparation for the CIAC Class Meets coming up in a week – […]