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Canton wrestlers top Stafford for ninth win

Canton’s Josh Newell (152 pounds) puts Stafford’s Cory Lawson on his back in Thursday’s NCCC bout in Stafford. The Warriors won, 48-15. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

STAFFORD, Jan. 18 – The Canton High wrestling team took advantage of five forfeits and won four matches on the mat to earn their ninth win of the season with a 48-15 win over Stafford in North Central Connecticut Conference action Thursday night.

Chayce Lucca (145) and Josh Newell (152) had pins while Andy Thibodeau (126) and Brian Connolly (132) each had individual victories to lift the Warriors, now 9-6 overall and 4-1 in the NCCC.

Austin Kilduff (160), Connor Clement (170), James Pelehach (182), Nate Biega (195) and Braydon Fluckiger (220) each picked up forfeit victories for the Warriors.

Canton’s Andy Thibodeau is in control of his match at 126 pounds in Thursday’s NCCC win over Stafford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Last Saturday, Canton hosted three other teams including long-time Farmington Valley rivals Avon and Farmington along with Oxford and Northwestern. Pins from Jack Freedenberg (113), Connolly (132), Donovan Mackin (138), Lucca, John Alicia (152) and Fluckiger (195) helped Canton beat the Wolverines, 46-36.

Despite pins from Matt Webb (103), Connolly (132), Mackin (138) and Fluckiger (220), the Warriors fell to Northwestern, 44-33. Freedenberg, Connolly, Lucca and Alicia each pins for Canton in an 51-21 loss to Avon.

Nigel DiBrito (195) had a 5-3 decision over Nate Biega that helped Farmington slip past Canton with a 37-35 victory. Canton won three of the final four bouts with Fluckiger (220) beating Muhil Saravaha, 6-4, Matt Webb (106) getting a win by technical fall and Freedenberg (113) winning by pin but it wasn’t enough to erase a 10-point deficit with four matches remaining.

The Warriors travel to the Eagle Classic on Saturday in Manchester.

In last four matches, Canton’s Brian Connolly is 4-0 with three pins and a forfeit. Connolly (132) had a pin Thursday night in Canton’s win over Stafford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton 48, Stafford 15
At Stafford
285: Double forfeit; 106: Double forfeit; 113: Tristian Julian (S) pin Matt Webb, 4:43; 120: Tanner Lancaster (S) forfeit; 126: Andy Thibodeau (C) dec. Mike Sedor, 5-0; 132: Brian Connolly (C) dec. David Ives, 6-0; 138: Addison Brazee (S) dec. Donovan Mackin, 8-1; 145: Chayce Lucca (C) pin Kolby Maney, 1:47; 152: Josh Newell (C) pin Cory Lawson, 1:54; 160: Austin Kilduff (C) forfeit; 170: Connor Clement (C) forfeit; 182: James Pelehach (C) forfeit; 195; Nate Biega (C) forfeit; 220: Braydon Fluckiger (C) forfeit
Records: Canton 9-6, 4-1 NCCC; Stafford 2-6, 1-4 NCCC

Saturday, January 13
Avon 64, Oxford 18
Avon 48, Northwestern 35
Avon 55, Canton 21
Northwestern 48, Farmington 27
Northwestern 44, Canton 33
Farmington 50, Oxford 21
Farmington 37, Canton 35
Canton 46, Oxford 36
Oxford/Northwestern and Avon/Farmington did not wrestle

Canton 46, Oxford 36
At Canton
285: Andre Hanky (O) Forfeit 106: Matt Webb (C) Dec. Thomas Chappa 9-0 113:Jack Freedenberg (C) pin John Covino 0:41 120:Greg Malyszko (O) Forfeit 126: Liam Kaine (O) pin Andy Thibodeau 4:37 132: Brian Connolly (C) pin Luis Leon 1:35 138: Donovan Mackin (C) pin AIden McDonnell 1:37 145: Chayce Lucca (C) Pin Sam Martino 4:40 152: John Alicia (C) Pin Ryan Herold 3:32 160: Ethan Chenoweth (O) Pin Austin Kilduff (C) 3:17 170: Connor Clement (C) Forfeit 182: Dylan Mavricz (O) Pin James Pelehach 1:54 195: Braydon Fluckiger (C) Pin Jason Madden 3:26 220: Charles Therrin (O) Forfeit

Northwestern 44, Canton 33
At Canton
106: Matt Webb (C) pin Graham Sullivan 0:49 113: Hunter Sanden (N) pin Jack Freeedenberg 3:52 120: Aiden Bannerman (N) Forfeit 126: Angelo Folino (N) pin Andy Thobodeau 0:33 132:Brian Connolly (C) Pin Marco Folino 4:53 138: Donovan Mackin (C) Pin Lily Schwartz 2:32 145: Chayce Lucca (C) Dec. Gavin Duncan 15-11 152: Liam Smith (N) Tech John Alicia 15-0 5:57 160: Josh Schwartz (N) Forfeit 170: James Guion (N) Dec. Austin Kilduff 9-3 182: Caleb Boucher (N) pin James Pelhach 3:51 195: Nate Biega (C) Pin Jacob Twombly 1:59 220: Braydon Fluckiger (C) Pin Giovanni Martinez 1:14 285: Will Robotham (N) Forfeit
Other varsity matches: 220: Braydon Fluckiger (C) Pin William Fallon (Housatonic) 4:57

Avon 51, Canton 21
At Canton
113: Jack Freedenberg (C) Pin Zack Colman 4:24 120: Jared Butler (A) Forfeit 126: Gavin Douglas (A) Dec. Andy Thibodeau 13-5 132: Brian Connolly (C) Dec. Justin Meador 13-7 138: Grant Corbett (A) Pin Donovan Mackin 3:57 145: Chayce Lucca (C) Pin Jake Deluca 5:52 152: John Alicia (C) Pin Andrew Sides 2:55 160 0: Jack Colman Dec. Austin Kilduff 12-2 170: Sam Johnson (A) pin Connor Clement 0:20 182:Vinny Bonalumi (A) pin James Pelhach 1:12 195: Matt Bourquin (A) Tech. Braydon Fluckiger 19-4 220: Chris Gens (A) Forfeit 285: Tyler Dickensol (A) Forfeit 106:Abi Bhabad (A) Dec. Matt Webb 7-0

Farmington 37, Canton 35
At Canton
120: Nicholas Ortiz (F) Forfeit 126: Wallaf Monteiro (F) pin Andy Thibodeau 1:55 132: Brian Connolly (C) Forfeit 138: Giovanni Andino (F) Pin Donovan Mackin 3:57 145: Chayce Lucca (C) Dec. Cole Wolkner 9-7 152: John Alicia (C) Win by DQ over Luke Papolizio 160: Austin Kilduff (C) PIn Mike Lai 3:01 170: Shawn Ragalia (F) Pin Conor Clement 0:42 182: Max Bartholomay (F) Dec. James Pelhach 14-5 195: Nigel DiBrito (F) Dec. Nate Biega 5-3 220: Braydon Fluckiger (C) Dec. Muhil Saravaha 6-4 285: Nick Greco (F) Forfeit 106: Matt Webb (C) tech fall Evan Wolkner 18-3 113: Jack Freedenberg (C) PIn Karisten Cardosa 0:45

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