YOUTH SPORTS: March 4
The Berlin Minutemen Intermediate, Novice and Middle School division wrestlers competed in the state tournament qualifier. Top 4 place-finishers earned a spot in the state tournament.
Leading Berlin at the qualifier in the Intermediate division were JP Gorneault (first), Christian Fischer (fourth), Daniel Veleas (second), Graeden Boyer (sixth), Serge Duquette (third) and Elijah Watson (fourth).
Berlin’s top performers in the Novice division were Joshua Veleas (third), Nick Aborio (fourth), Ryan Kolodziej (fourth), Sahnserae Brownlee (fifth), Niko Fusco (third), Michael Patterson (first), Calvin Johnson (third) and Seth Pelletier (first).
The top place-winners for Berlin in the Middle School division were Ronnie Watson (third), Laura Cohen (fourth) and Joseph Inturri (fifth).
Also competing well for the Minutemen were Intermediate division wrestlers Riley Hanson, Nathan Orde, Casey Fischer and Luke Mangiafico, Novice division wrestler Andrew Martin, and Middle School division wresters Zachary Martin and Jared Zima.
The Berlin Minutemen’s youngest wrestlers competed in the state tournament. Coming away with a title were Marcus Kelly-Johnson (Mighty Mite) and Trevor Graham (Bantam). Matthew Koops was second in the Mighty Mite division. Finishing third were Mighty Mite’s Nicholas Koops and Jamie Urrunaga. Braden Shea and Tanner Sparks were fourth in the Bantam Division.
Also wrestling tough for Berlin were Mighty Mites Jack Urrunaga, Cayden Hill, Ryan Mracheck and Caleb Orde, and Bantams Isaac Cortes, Sadie Boyer, Rory Mayer, Braden Shea, Ben Roe and Michael Lukaszewski.
A young group of Minutemen came up short in a match with Cheshire. Earning two wins for Berlin was Michael Lukaszewski. Also earning victories were Minutemen Sahnserae Brownlee, Lorenzo Buccheri, Robert Turcotte, James Morais, Connor Gileau, Nathan Orde and Grady King.
Also wrestling tough for Berlin were Damian Buccheri, Matthew and Jenna Peck, Will and Caitlin Watson, Caleb Orde and Braden Shea.
Thirteen Minutemen competed in the Bobcat Brawl. Leading Berlin were — Mighty Mite: Caleb Orde (second), Bantam: Trevor Graham (first), Sadie Boyer (fourth), Connor Glieau (fourth), Intermediate: Daniel Veleas (first), Luke Mangiafico (second), Graeden Boyer (second), Nathan Orde (fourth), Novice: Michael Patterson (first), Seth Pelletier (first), Joshua Veleas (second), Nicholas Arborio (third), Niko Fusco (third).
Third/fourth grade Parks and Recreation
Knicks 38, Bulls, 15: Knicks scorers — Andrew Brochu (10), Adam Bilinsky (8), Zach Murray (6), Eric Oates (4), Jake Holmes (4), Kevin Dunn (2), Andrew Celella (2), Andrew Roberts (2). Bulls scorers — Mark Addamo (6), John Addamo (6), Patrick Morris (2), Dan Cervoni (1).
Duke 27, Stags 17: Duke scorers — Zach Hrubiec (8), Paul D’Amore (8), Sam Capodice (5), Neil Tighe (2), Brandon Barrow (2), Tony Undercuffler (2). Stags scorers — Luke Waddinger (10), Connor Vogul (4), Ben Labaddia (2), Aiden Jones (1).
Tarheels 23, Hilltoppers 12: Tarheels scorers — Ryan Terlecky (9), Giancarlo Tufano (4), Sebastian Fusco (4), Max Rosinsky (2), Nick Grant (2), Tyler Tralli (2). Hilltoppers scorers — Ryan Hyde (8), Alex Halkias (2), Josh Ladd (2).
Huskies 16, Celtics 10: Huskies scorers — Holden Murphy (12), Jeff Madeia (2), Aaron Senz (2). Celtics scorers — Tim Heinke (5), Dan Lynch (2), Vincenzo Dastoli (1), Peter Cugno (1), Michael Parczych (1).
Knicks 31, Duke 17: Knicks scorers — Eric Oates (6), Zach Murray (6), Adam Bilinsky (4), Jake Holmes (4), Andrew Brochu (4), Kevin Dunn (3), Andrew Celella (2), Jacob Sparks (2). Duke scorers — Sam Capodice (8), Paul D’Amore (5), Zach Hrubiec (2), Tony Undercuffler (2).
Hilltoppers 33, Stags 15: Hilltoppers scorers — Ryan Hyde (12), Gianelli Fanelli (11), Josh Ladd (6), Alex Halkias (2), Tyler DeGroff (2). Stags scorers — Connor Vogul (6), Luke Waddinger (5), Ben Labaddia (2), Lucas Barbota (2).
Tarheels 28, Huskies 16: Tarheels scorers — Ryan Terlecky (12), Giancarlo Tufano (6), Max Rosinsky (4), Kyle Dacey (4), Sebastian Fusco (2). Huskies scorers — Holden Murphy (8), Cam Murphy (6), Xander Devoe (2).
Celtics 21, Bulls 8: Celtics scorers — John Downes (6), Michael Parzych (6), Dan Lynch (5), Joey Gaffney (2), Tim Heinke (2). Bulls scorers — Mark Addamo (4), Dan Cervoni (2), John Addamo (2).