Astros shine at states
The Astros wrestlers competed in the Division 1 state tournament and hosted the NH Meet of Champions.
The Division 1 state tournament resulted in six Astro place winners, with Kevin Ell earning state champion honors at 220 pounds; Shayne McCann and Dylan Barreiro earning runner-up honors at 113 and 170; and Brett Wilson, Hunter Morris and Joey Lydick earning fifth-place medals at 152, 182 and 195. Each of the Astros place winners qualified for the following weekend’s NH Meet of Champions tournament.
At the Meet of Champions, freshman Shayne McCann ended up with second-place honors. Senior captains Brett Wilson and Hunter Morris both had heartbreaking ends to their Pinkerton wrestling careers. At 170 pounds, sophomore Dylan Barreiro wore down his opponent and eventually pinned him in the third period. At 195, sophomore Joey Lydick took fourth place. Senior captain Kevin Ell tore through his 220-pound bracket to the championship.
Three Pinkerton wrestlers, McCann, Barreiro and Ell, qualified for the New England Wrestling Championships.
Lancers top great year
At the NHIAA Division I wrestling championship, the Lancers wrapped up the team portion of their most successful season in school history by finish at the Division I runner-up to Timberlane High School.
Jean-Luc Lemieux at 136 pounds and Will Bean at 160 pounds won the individual Division I championship in their weight class.
Pinkerton takes state title
Pinkerton bowlers are the 2013–2014 state team bowling champions. Members are Alexandria Albano, Austin Caux, Jordan Caux, Natalie Fabrizio, Michael Komisarek, Whitney Leyland, Ritziko Linzi, Briana Murphy, David Pierson, Raina Stobbs and Andrew Stock.
The Astros faced third-seeded Spaulding High School in the finals, which went to a seventh and deciding game. In the 10th frame, the anchor bowlers of both teams had spares to bring the match to the very last ball. Astro anchor Raina Stobbs threw a strike on the last ball, securing the championship four games to three by a four-pin margin, 154-150.