What an exciting day of wrestling at NHS yesterday as our defending state champion Lancers got off to a perfect 3-0 start to the new season! Our boys overpowered Norwell
54-22 and Nauset 55-23 before being challenged by a tough and competitive Taunton team. That meet went down to the final few matches and in the end Norton won 44-29.
Juniors Aidan Kahn (126), Deven Schuko (138), Anthony Cardone (160), and Lucas Lavallee (195) along with senior co-captains Russell Hansen (145), Elliott Johnson (170) and Alek Donovan (285) went undefeated for the day with Schuko winning pinning all three of his opponents. Cardone and Lavallee are new to the varsity line-up and showed outstanding poise as "rookies". In fact it was Lavallee's overtime victory that clinched the victory over Taunton.
Our JVs had a very good day, too, winning 16 or 21 matches wrestled. Freshman Patrick Feeney and junior Taylor Lucero led the way with two pins each.
And then today, our new middle school wrestling team traveled to Dighton Rehobeth where they won handily over a young, start-up D-R team. These youngsters are the future Norton High wrestler and showed much promise.
The Lancers will face Newton South at home on Wednesday evening and then will travel to No. Attleboro on Saturday where we will compete in a quad there against the Red Raiders as well as Plymouth No. and Warwick Vets. This will be a good test for our boys as we prepare for a challenging season ahead.
Many thanks to all the parents and guardians who helped make our concession stand so successful yesterday!