|Mike Travers State Champion|
|Myles McAlpine 2x State Placewinner|
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
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!