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)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Big Win over Holliston and Quad Sweep at Cohasset

The Lancers put up four more victories this week without some key wrestlers
in the starting line-up which is a tribute to the depth and toughness of this squad.
Wednesday was Senior Night and co-captains Russell Hansen, Elliott Johnson,
Adam Marcon and Alek Donovan were honored, along with classmates Jordan 
Dowdy and Jake Kent for their outstanding legacy of achievement and sportsmanship.  
Over the course of their four years at NHS, the Lancers have won 100 meets and have 
lost only 8.  During this time Norton has won 2 league, 3 sectional and 2 state titles and 
has been awarded the State Sportsmanship Award by the wrestling officials association!

Following the Senior Night Ceremony, the Lancers went on to defeat Holliston 44-25.
The Panthers always are a tough opponent and the win puts the Lancers in position to
challenge undefeated Hopkinton for the league championship if they can get past
Bellingham-Medway this Wednesday evening.

On Friday the team traveled to Cohasset for a quad meet and beat the host Skippers 
52-25 as well as Bristol-Plymouth / Coyle-Cassidy 48-10 and Dighton-Rehobeth 33-7.  
This puts the team's record at 17-3.

Undefeated through the week were Deven Schuko (132), Jodan Dowdy (152), 
Connor Merriott and Lucas Lavallee (splitting duties at 195), Adam Marcon (220) 
and Alek Donovan (285).

Go, Lancers!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

4-0 Week for Lancers!

The Lancers posted four victories this week and extended their home winning streak to 
31 straight!  On Wednesday, led by Aidan Kahn's hard-fought decision over the Broncos' team captain, Norton rolled to a 52-18 win against a scrappy Ashland-Keefe Tech team.  Taylor Lucero, Anthony Cardone, Kyle Pereira, Jake Burgess and Alek Donovan all registered pins while Andy Murphy and Zach Scarpetti added major decisions.  

At a home quad on Saturday the Lancers first took on talented Sabis Springfield, winners of the Longmeadow Tournament in December, and won 43-18.  Next they beat a tough, physical Oliver Ames team 51-25 and in the final meet of the day handled a young Mansfield team 58-4.  Triple winners on the day for Norton included Brendan Merriott, Zach Scarpetti, Jake Burgess, Adam Marcon, Alek Donovan and Deven Schuko who is now 21-1 on the season!

The Lancer JVs also enjoyed a successful week with wins on Wednesday and Saturday and came up big today at the Holliston JV tournament where 11 of 16 Norton wrestlers earned medals by finishing top three in their weight classes.  Devin Santangelo, Travis Felice, Connor Merriott, JT O'Brien and Kaelan O'Neill all were champions of their 
weight classes!

Norton is now 13-3 and takes on Holliston at home this Wednesday evening in a showdown of Tri-Valley League rivals which is certain to be an exciting meet.  
Go, Lancers!  

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lancers Win Peckham Tournament with a Great Team Effort!

Last Saturday the Lancers took a 54-17 beating by a strong Somerset-Berkley team.  
This Saturday they showed how resilient and competitive they are by winning the
James Peckham Tournament at Canton by a narrow margin over Somerset-Berkley
and the rest of the 9-team field at Canton HS.  This is the 6th time since 2008 that the Lancers have won the championship trophy at this invitational tournament!

The key to the team victory was a well-balanced attack.  An impressive 11 Norton wrestlers placed in the top 4 in their weight classes and all 14 Lancers won matches to contribute to the team's total score.  Sophomore Justin Lunn, won 3 matches in his first varsity tournament to finish 4th.  Juniors Jake Burgess and Lucas Lavallee took away 3rd place bronze medals, while sophomores Andy Murphy, Brendan Merriott, and Kyle Pereira as well as juniors Anthony Cardone and Aidan Kahn along with senior co-captain Adam Marcon all took 
home silver medals as runners-up.

The Lancer stars who burned the brightest, however, were junior Deven Schuko and senior co-captain Alek Donovan.  Schuko won his 2nd tournament of the season, avenged last Saturday's 5-4 loss to the #1 seed from Somerset with a dominant 12-0 major decision in the finals to not only earn a gold medal, but also the tournament's "outstanding wrestler" trophy!  Schuko is now 17-1 on the season.  Donovan also had a brilliant day, avenging a 2-1 overtime loss to his Somerset opponent with a 4-1 overtime win this time and, in the process, clinching the team championship with his hard-fought victory!  His record so far this season is 14-2.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Challenging Quad at Somerset-Berkley

On Saturday the Lancers defeated Sharon (52-21) but lost to Somerset-Berkley (54-17) and Hingham (42-30) in hard-fought battles.  Jake Burgess and Alek Donovan were undefeated on the day.  The team is now 7-3 and will compete in its first Tri-Valley League meet at home this Wednesday evening against AMSA-Assabet Valley and then head to Canton on Saturday for the James Peckham Invitational Tournament.