Following a brief banner dedication ceremony recognizing the remarkable accomplishments
of last season's league, sectional and state champions, the Lancers went on to add three more
wins in their final home quad of the season beating a strong Scituate team 39-29, overpowering
Carver-Wareham 30-0 and fighting back from an early 16 point deficit to beat Quincy 60-16. This
brings the team's record to 20-3 on the season with a possible sixth Tri-Valley League championship
on the line at Hopkinton on Tuesday.
Last year's co-captains J. T. Taylor, Myles McAlpine and Mike Travers, along with teammate Branden
Pike were on hand as the 2014 league, sectional and state team championship banners were dedicated.
Also noted were the additions of four new names to the individual sectional champs banner (Taylor,
McAlpine, Travers and Elliott Johnson) as well as to the individual state champs banner (Travers) and,
finally, the addition of Travers to the Century Club (100+ career wins) banner. Congratulations to these
fine young men and to the great 2014 NHS Lancer wrestling team!
Junior Adrian Sokolowski played the national anthem on his acoustic guitar and the wrestling began.
After three rounds of wrestling, eight Lancers went undefeated on the day. including sophomore Andy
Murphy, juniors Zach Scarpetti, Anthony Cardone and Jake Burgess, along with seniors Jordan Dowdy,
Jake Kent, Elliott Johnson and Alek Donovan. Scarpetti and Cardone each had three pins and Johnson
(95) and Donovan (94) are fast approaching Century Club membership (100+ career wins)! Donovan &
Burgess lead the team with 25 wins each and Anthony Cardone is the pin leader with 17.
Weather permitting, the Lancers will travel to Hopkinton on Tuesday to face the Hillers for what promises
to be an exciting meet. Both teams are undefeated in the league.
Though they don't get much publicity, it is noteworthy that the JV Lancers are now 12-1 this season
and looking forward to competing in the JV dual meet tournament on Saturday. Top performers so
far include Devin Santangelo (17 wins), Patrick Feeney (16 wins), Mike McNichols (15 wins), Johnny
Rahwan & Travis Felice (14 wins), Devin Wollenhaupt & Adrian Sokolowski (13 wins), Connor Merriott,
Kaelan O'Neill & JT O'Brien (12 wins) and Matt Mahoney & Cam Vatalaro (11 wins).