Astros roll over Memorial
On Jan. 7, Astros wrestler hosted a depleted Manchester Memorial team for a dual meet. While accepting many forfeits and competing in just eight matches, the Astros came away with a 63-10 victory.
Victors for the Astros were freshman Deene Hill (by pin), sophomore Derek Low (by 9-4 decision), and seniors Brett Wilson (8-4 decision), David Parrott (by pin), Bryan Sullivan (by pin), and Kevin Ell (by pin).
Senior Ben Trickett wrestled an exhibition match at the conclusion of the meet, pinning his opponent. The Astros are now 4-1 on the season.
Pinkerton takes eighth place
The Astros traveled to Cumberland, R.I., Jan. 11 for the John Gorman Memorial Invitational. It was their first trip to this tournament and an opportunity to see some of the wrestlers they will see at New England’s in March.
When the dust settled on the day, the Astros finished in eighth place out of 20 teams from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Astros were just 11 points out of fifth place.
Placing for the Astros were freshman Shayne McCann at 113 pounds (second place) and senior captain Kevin Ell at 220 pounds (first place). Also earning team points on the day were Eric Daigle, Brett Wilson, David Parrott, Seamus Dolan, Bryan Sullivan, Nick Messina and Deene Hill.
Cross-town rivals split
The Pinkerton boys and girls swim teams hosted Concord, Exeter, Merrimack, Spaulding and Bishop Guertin on Jan. 11.
In cross-town action, the Astro boys topped the Lancers, but Londonderry girls beat Pinkerton.
In boys swimming, it was: Pinkerton 62, Exeter 108; Pinkerton 141, Interlakes 5; Pinkerton 102, Londonderry 68; Pinkerton 137, Pelham 26; Pinkerton 133, Campbell 17.
In girls swimming, it was Pinkerton 101, Exeter 66; Pinkerton 136, Interlakes 16; Pinkerton 82, Londonderry 88; Pinkerton 136, Pelham 23; Pinkerton 143, Campbell 0.
Top performances included: Hannah Terry, first 100 backstroke, first 100 butterfly, first 200 medley relay and first 400 free relay; Nicole Beals, first 200 freestyle, first 400 freestyle, first 200 medley relay and first 400 free relay; Jocelyn Hutchison, first 200 individual medley 1st 200 Medley Relay and 1st 400 Free Relay