Haverhill Hillies Wrestling '21-'22

Hillies roll over Sachems

Casey Peugh, Justin McLean, and Jesse Rodriguez all had big pins for Haverhill in a 58-12 mat win at Pentucket.

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Wrestling, 02/02/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Wild leads Owls to title

Timberlane's Codey Wild was named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, winning the 138-pound weight class and leading the Owls (287.5 points) to the team title at the Timberlane Wrestling Invitational. Wild earned a tech fall win over his opponent in the finals, earning his third title in at the event. He was one of seven Owls to win their weight class.
Haverhill (153.5) was second as a team. Cale Wood (106 pounds), Ben Davoli (132 pounds) and Brent Nicolosi (145 pounds) won individual titles for the Hillies.
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Wrestling, 01/22/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

DeMaio clinches win

Methuen's Anthony DeMaio came from behind to get a pin at 120 pounds to clinch a tight 40-32 win over Haverhill wrestling. Freshman Jayzan Castillo also picked up his first varsity win, taking a 4-0 decision at 182 pounds.

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Wrestling, 01/19/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Konrad sparks Owls

Konrad Parker scored a pin at 152 pounds in 0:56, kicking off a run of seven straight Timberlane victories, as the Owls downed neighboring Massachusetts foe Haverhill 53-30 on Saturday. Anthony Rousseau (170 pounds) added a pin in 0:47 and Cooper Kelley (220 pounds) had a pin in 0:51 for the winners. For the Hillies, Michael Morris (106 pounds), Cale Wood Jr. (113 pounds) and Gage Muir (120 pounds) each had a pin.

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Wrestling, 01/01/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Owls' Parker wins Lowell Holidays title

LOWELL – At some point, Timberlane Regional’s Bryce Parker might be able to take a break and soak in this amazing senior ride. For now, the quest continues, and he and the wrestling Owls have some lofty goals ahead. 

Fresh off an all-Division II East season as a defensive lineman for the unbeaten Timberlane football state champs, Parker just continued the avalanche of winning by claiming the 182-pound title at the 73-team George Bossi Lowell Holiday Wrestling Tournament. 

“It feels great, especially coming off last year with no tournaments, just duels. It’s my senior year, last chance to show how I have improved,” said Parker, who was making his first Lowell Holidays appearance. 

“I feel like being the top seed gave me an opportunity to have a good place in the brackets, but I just took every match like it was the next match and I focused on that. The preparation coming in was key, I was really just focused on what was next.” 

Parker’s 6-0 run over the two-day event featured three wins by fall, including a quarterfinal pin over Central Catholic’s Brandon D’Agostino in the quarters. He capped the road to the championship, knocking off Aaron Johnson of Mount Anthony in Vermont, 5-1, in the finals. 

“So far, this has to be one of the top wins of my career,” said Parker, who claimed fourth at the Division I state meet as a sophomore. 

“He’s wrestling great,” said Owls coach Dan Donovan. “He wrestled well at the Beast (of the East Tournament) for us and won a bunch of matches. He’s a tough competitor. He wrestles hard.” 

Parker was the top gun among seven placers for Timberlane, which made a gallant late charge, only to place second behind St. John’s Prep of Danvers. The margin, 205-203, was razor thin.
“Overall, our team performed pretty well,” said Donovan. “We had seven medalists, three guys in the finals. That’s hard to do at Lowell. St. John’s is a very strong team. I’m very proud of how we wrestled.” 
The football Owls made quite a statement.
Eagle-Tribune Defensive MVP Cooper Kelley and 1,000-yard rusher Dom Pallaria claimed runner-up spots. 
“Dom is wrestling really well. He did a lot of work in the offseason, getting stronger, taking it to a lot of people,” said Donovan. “Cooper has taken huge jumps from last year." 

“All great wrestlers, and all very good football players,” said Parker of his multi-sport mates. “After the state championship, all those long practices, coming into the wrestling room, it was a lot. But we just had to keep grinding.” 

Success on the gridiron or here at Lowell won’t do anything to slow the Owls Express. 

“These guys love wrestling, and they’re still really hungry,” said Donovan. 

Champion St. John’s Prep was the only team in the strong Lowell field to claim two individual titles. West Newbury’s Tyler Knox won the 126-pound championship for the Eagles. 

Central Catholic was fourth overall. Jimmie Glynn’s second place at 138 pounds was the best Raiders finish in the event, while D’Agostino wrestled back hard to grab fourth at 182. 

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Wrestling, 12/28/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Blaize sparks North Andover win

Blaize Nichols (152 pounds) earned a pin in 1:58, starting a run of five straight North Andover wins, and a pin by Gabe Spanks (195 pounds) in 1:26 clinched the Scarlet Knights' 42-36 win over Haverhill. Hillies 132-pounder Ben Davoli earned a pin in 1:58.

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Wrestling, 12/22/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

McAnich to rescue

Haverhill wrestling swept a quad-meet including 45-35 over Framingham. Heavyweight Colin McAninch's pin sealed that win.

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Wrestling, 12/18/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Morale earns tough victory

In the match of the night, Andover's Yandel Morales edged Haverhill's Michael Morris with 7-6 decision at 106 pounds, helping the Golden Warriors to a 49-28 win. James Archambault (160 pounds) scored a pin in 0:45 for the Warriors, while Ben Davoi (132 pounds) took a pin in 0:33 for the Hillies.

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Wrestling, 12/15/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars