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Middies, Gryphons Roundup: DHS 2nd At Cheer Nationals, GLT Boys Roll On

Jan 30, 2018 07:31PM ● By Bill Gilman

The Dracut High cheerleading team was 2nd at the Nationals in Dallas.


Dracut Places 2nd at Nationals

The Dracut High cheerleading team fell just short in their goal of defending their National Championship, placing 2nd in the Advanced Medium High School category at the NCA Nationals in Dallas over the weekend.

The Middies were 3rd among eight schools after the preliminary round, trailing Bixby High of Bixby, OK and a familiar Massachusetts rival, Bridgewater-Raynham.

Dracut turned in a sensational performance in the final to move up to 2nd. Bridgewater-Raynham claimed the National title, with Bixby dropping to 3rd.


Dracut/Tyngsboro 2, Newton South 2

Dracut/Tyngsboro got back-to-back power play goals in the third period to rally for a 2-2 tie against Newton North.

Patrick Crowley and Jake Callery had the goals for D/T. Kyle McManus and Joe Gagnon each assisted on both of the goals.

But the star of the game for D/T was freshman goalie Preston Wilson, who kept his team in the game all night long with 36 saves.


Dracut 139.85, Billerica 131.1

Dracut, which claimed the MVC Division 2 championship, got a solid all-around team effort in a victory over Billerica.

Event results: 

Vault: 1. 1. Jessica Nugent (D) 9.0. 2. Erin Huckins (B) 8.9. 3. Olivia Drew (D) 8.8. 4. Jamie Sharp 8.5 (B). Bars: 1. Drew (D) 9.05. 2. Nugent (D) 9.0. 3. Laila Pratt (B) 8.8. 4. Bryce McDonald (D) 8.3. Beam: 1. Drew (D) 9.35. 2. Nugent (D) 9.1. 3. Pratt (B) 8.7. 4. Sharp (B) 8.5. Floor: 1. McDonald (D) 9.6. 2. Drew (D) 9.3. 3. Nugent (D) 9.2. 4. Huckins (B) 9.1. All-around: 1. Drew (D) 36.5. 2. Nugent (D) 36.3. 3. Sharp (B) 33.75. 4. Huckins (B).


Dracut 9th at Methuen Invitational

Dante Rossetti led the Middies, winning the championship at 106 pounds. Andrew Desmarais turned in another strong effort, placing third at 195 pounds. Calvin Desmarais (160) and Kyle Durkin (170) each placed 5th in their weight class.

Greater Lowell Tech 5th at State Voke Tournament

The Gryphons had a strong day at the State Vocational Tournament, with three individual Champions. Overall, GLT was 5th with 159 points.

Senior Ron Rossetti led the way for the Gryphons, going 3-0 with three pins to claim the State Title at 120 pounds. Rossetti was honored as the meet's Outstanding Wrestler in the lower weights.

David McKay also went 3-0 with three pins to claim the State title at 145. Gabe Rivera was 3-0 and pinned his opponent in the final to claim the State title at 170.

Brett Weissbach (113) and Zach Peltier (285) advanced to the finals for GLT but had to settle for 2nd place finishes. Patrick Carney placed third at 126.


Mystic Valley 53, Greater Lowell 41

Mystic Valley (10-2) got the best of Greater Lowell Tech in a battle of CAC powers.

The Gryphons (9-2) got 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals from Michaela Kelley. Fatta Krah added 12 points, 10 rebounds. Aliana Hernandez and Araceli Lopez chipped in with seven points each.

Haverhill 68, Dracut 51

Melissa Iannuzzo continued her exceptional senior season, scoring 20 points to go with 11 rebounds in a loss to Haverhill. Ashliegh Cox had 12 points and Kat Morrissette added seven for the Middies.

Greater Lowell 76, Mystic Valley 60

Junior Paul Choate did it all for Greter Lowell, with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a CAC win over Mystic Valley.

King Mondiere added 17 points for the Gryphons (8-5). Luis Mota chipped in with 15 points, and Ajani Phillip had13 points and eightrebounds.

Mystic Valley 87 Greater Lowell 72 

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