2016 Sectional Champions & State Runners-Up (28-3)

2016 Sectional Champions & State Runners-Up (28-3)
2016 Sectional Champions & State Runners-Up (28-3)

2014 Sectional and State Champions (30-1)

2014 Sectional and State Champions (30-1)
2014 Sectional and State Champions (30-1)

2013 Sectional Champions

2013 Sectional Champions
2013 Sectional Champions and State Runners-up (27-3)

2012 State Championship Team

2012 State Championship Team
2012 Sectional and State Champions (26-1)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

6 Norton Wrestlers Selected as League All-Stars

Senior captains Travers, McAlpine & Taylor

Congratulations to sophomore Aidan Kahn (113), juniors Elliott Johnson (182) and
Alek Donovan (285) as well as senior co-captains JT Taylor (145), Myles McAlpine
(160), and Mike Travers (195) who were all named first team Tri-Valley League
All-Star wrestlers. This is the second such selection for both McAlpine and Travers.

Once again the Norton Lancers had more all-stars than any other Tri-Valley team.  
In addition, Mike Travers was voted the league's Most Valuable Wrestler joining
Lancer notables Andrew Rockwell (2008) and Brett Gallagher (2011). 

What a great season for our Lancers!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Norton's Mike Travers Wrestles at New England Championships

Mike Travers winning State Championship 

Wrestling seasons usually end abruptly and hard because the competition 
gets tougher and tougher the deeper you go into the end-of-season
championship tournaments.  The New Englands, held in Providence, RI, 
last weekend is the toughest and most prestigious of them all for high school 
wrestlers and just to qualify is a great accomplishment.
Senior co-captain Mike Travers not only qualified, he competed well.  Mike 
made us all proud when he pinned the third-ranked 195 pound wrestler from 
Vermont in the first round of competition.  He then faced the Connecticut All-State
champion and was pinned.  Mike came back strong in consolations, however,
nearly pinning the third-ranked Connecticut wrestler before losing a 7-3 decision.  
Mike finished the season 38-6 (with 24 pins), was D-3 State champion, 
D-3 South sectional champion, and a Tri-Valley League all-star.  He had 
108 career victories which places him fifth all-time at NHS.

Congratulations to Mike Travers on a great career!  

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Norton Wrestling Places Two at All-States

Mike Travers State Champion

Myles McAlpine 2x State Placewinner
The top six wrestlers from each of the three divisions came together for the 
All-States at the Tsongas Center in Lowell this weekend and the competition 
was intense.  Norton High qualified eight wrestlers for this prestigious
event, a school record, and two of them came home with medals, another 
school record capping off the best season ever for the Lancers!

Leading the way were senior co-catains Mike Travers and Myles McAlpine.
Travers reached the semi-finals before falling to eventual runner-up Matt
Paris of Springfield Central, the All-State champion team.  Mike wound up
finishing sixth.  McAlpine lost his first round match to Chris Ortega of Agawam
but fought back winning four of five matches losing only to Ian Horkan of 
Pembroke in overtime.  Myles finished seventh.  Both will continue training in 
preparation for the New Englands which will be held next weekend in 
Providence, RI. 

Six other Norton wrestlers qualified for All-States, though one, junior Elliott 
Johnson was unable to compete due to an injury suffered at States last week. 
Sophomore Aidan weekend lost in the first round, hurt his elbow and couldn't 
continue in the tournament.  However, sophomore Deven Schuko, juniors
Adam Marcon and Alek Donovan, along with senior co-captain JT Taylor all
wrestled well and won matches for the Lancers, though none of them placed
high enough to earn medals and, so, their seasons are over.  Taylor notched 
another pin bringing his school record-breaking total to 37 pins for the season!