Sunday, February 26, 2012
Frank Fodera Jr. has a Winchester High School wrestling record in Mass. that has never been broken - 50-0 - and he’s being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The following was submitted by Sherry Alpert. It’s been a long wait for Frank Fodera, Jr. since 1997, when he became one of only five athletes in the history of Massachusetts high school wrestling to be voted “Outstanding Wrestler” not once, but twice. Fodera, Principal of East Coast Developments, Inc. of North Reading, will be inducted into the Massachusetts Interscholastic Wrestling Coaches Association (MIWCA) Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m., Salem High School, just before the All-State finals. A 1997 graduate of Winchester High School, he was among seven athletes and five wrestling coaches inducted at the ceremony. “This honor is long overdue,” MIWCA Chair David Breen said. “It’s a privilege to induct Frank Fodera, Jr. …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Sachems took home five medals at the Division 2 Individual State Tournament.
The following was submitted by Winchester parent Phillip Stern. The Winchester High School wrestling team took 12 wrestlers to the Division II Individual State Tournament, and five Sachems earned medals competing against some of the best wrestlers in Massachusetts. Nicholas Stern and Steve Spry took third place; Dan Fallon and Cam Horsey took fourth; and Dan McGurl took fifth place. All five will move on to wrestle at the All State Tournament on Feb. 24 and 25 against the top finishers from Division I and Division III. Winchester freshman Jordan Darby wrestled some of his best matches of the year at the State Tournament. Wrestling at 113 pounds, he was fully in command defeating Chris Antoine of Marshfield, and then lost a closely …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Sachems are Division 2 champs.
The following was submitted by Winchester parent Phillip Stern. Winchester outscored perennial rival North Andover 247.5 to 238.5 to win the Division II North Sectional Championship on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Sachems last won the Sectional Tournament in 2008 and continued pinning their way to the Division III State Championship. Now the Sachems compete in the stronger Division II and are ranked No. 3 in the state behind Division I powers Methuen and Framingham. At the Sectionals, 13 out of 14 Sachem wrestlers ended up on the podium. Heavyweight Dan McGurl wrestled in the last match of the day but it was worth the wait as he ended up on the top of the podium as Sectional Champion. He won his first two matches by pin, but had to work the …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Cam Horsey is helping lead the Sachem wrestlers.
The following was submitted by Winchester parent Phillip Stern. Winchester Wrestler, Cam Horsey, is having a great season, winning 33 matches against only six losses. This is quite an accomplishment for someone who had never even heard of wrestling before he came to Winchester High School in 2009. Horsey is from Atlanta, where he lives with his family during the summer, but for the last four years, he has attended Winchester High School through A Better Chance. He joined the wrestling team as a freshman and impressed with his speed and strength, but with stellar big men like Andrew Moranian (fourth at All-States) and Gregg Kelley (second at New Englands) ahead of him in the lineup, Horsey didn’t get many matches the first two years. As a…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Winchester wrestling team improves its record to 25-1.
The following article was submitted by Winchester parent, Phillip Stern. The Winchester High School wrestling team went 3-0 at the Marlborough Six-Team Meet on Saturday, Jan. 27. It defeated Milford 44-18, Marlborough 50-13 and Hudson 31-15. Winchester wrestlers won 24 out of 33 matches and improved the team record to 25-1. In spite of all that success, Winchester left the Marlborough gymnasium feeling disappointed because the day’s wrestling was stopped before a long-anticipated rematch between Winchester and St. John’s Prep. Winchester is ranked No. 4 in the state with a 25-1 record, while St John’s Prep is ranked No. 7 with a record of 28-1. Both teams dominated their opponents in the first three meets and tension was building for …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Sachems only have one loss this season thanks to the leadership of Steve Spry.
The following was submitted by Winchester parent, Philip Stern. On a day when the North Andover Scarlet Knights were upset by Lawrence Lancers, the Winchester Sachems wrestling team quietly piled up wins against the Quabbin Panthers (49-7), Georgetown-Ipswich Royals (54-3) and the Greater Lawrence Reggies (61-12). Winchester now has 21 wins with 1 loss and is hoping for a rematch with North Andover in the Division 2 State Team Championship Tournament. The last two years, Winchester’s season ended with losses to North Andover, the eventual state champion both years. North Andover is very strong again this year, ranked No. 2 in Massachusetts behind Methuen of Division 1, but Winchester is close behind at No. 4 and beat Lawrence earlier this …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Winchester remains undefeated in Middlesex League play.
The following was submitted by Phillip Stern. Winchester improved its record in the Middlesex League to 8-0 by defeating the Melrose wrestling team on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The Sachems won 10 of the 13 contested weight classes, for a final score of 56-12. Jordan Darby got things started for Winchester with a major decision over Ryan Stanton. Co-Captains Steve Spry and Dan Fallon scored technical decisions, while the other seven Sachem victories were pins by Quinn Gregory, Shadi Abujoub, Joe Fallon, Ryan Kelley, TJ Boudreau, and Co-Captains Cam Horsey and Nick Cashion. This was Cashion’s 118th win as a varsity wrestler. Earlier this season, Nick Cashion secured his 100th win at the first event of his senior year, the King Philip Tournament. …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The Sachems upset Lawrence.
The following was submitted by Winchester parent, Phillip Stern. Winchester wrestlers defeated the Lawrence Lancers, the defending Division 1 State Champions, 33-19 at a quad meet held at Winchester High School on Saturday, Jan. 7. The Sachems beat Malden Catholic 54-6 and Mansfield 55-5 earlier in the morning. The Winchester and Lawrence wrestling teams have a great competitive history. Two years ago Winchester narrowly edged out Lawrence in the last match of the meet, as the Sachem heavyweight escaped a near fall and pinned his opponent to secure the team victory. Last year Lawrence returned the favor when two of their wrestlers overcame large deficits by pinning their Sachem opponents, thus providing the points Lawrence needed to win. …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Sachems continued their early-season success.
The following was submitted by Winchester parent, Phillip Stern. On Dec. 28 and 29, the Sachem wrestlers took fourth place at the Lowell Holiday Tournament against quality wrestlers representing 61 teams from five states. The tournament was held at the Tsongas Arena at UMass Lowell with continuous wrestling on eight mats and live results posted on a JumboTron and online at kapwrestling.net. The top five teams were from four different states: Mt. Anthony from Vermont, Timberlane from New Hampshire, Dracut and Winchester from Massachusetts, and Warwick from Rhode Island. Connecticut was represented by Granby Memorial which finished in last place. Winchester had an excellent first day, with 10 of its 14 wrestlers advancing to the second day …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
You can buy a stadium chair and support the Winchester wrestling team.
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