CC Wrestlers Julia Vuckovic, Kian Amouzgar, Eddie Myles, Miles Mattaliano, and Penn Boger with the state tournament medals. Photo courtesy of Matt Boger

CCHS Patriots roundup: Wrestlers finish third in States

By Bruce Hack, Correspondent
February 26, 2024
Freshman Penn Boger with his plaque for recording the most pins in the least time at the state tournament. Photo courtesy of Matt Boger

The wrestling team had three athletes finish in third place at the States on February 17. Penn Boger (106 pounds) won his first match, but was outpointed 13-0 by Beverly’s Brayden Pouliot in his second match. Boger dropped into the second bracket and won his four matches, all by pin, to take third place. Boger wrestled Pouliot in the third-place deciding match and pinned him 1:16. Boger was 4-1 on the day, winning all his matches by pins all within 1:41 or less. Kian Amouzgar, at 175 pounds, lost his first match, then won his next five to win third place. Miles Mattaliano finished 7th at 138 pounds. Eddie Miles, at 165 pounds, finished sixth. In the girls’ tournament, Julia Vuckovic lost her first match but won her next three, all by pin, to win third place in the 126-pound class. 

The CCHS boys swimming and diving finished sixth with 136 points at the state tournament on February 18. Brandon Monaghan, Emlen Lease, Alexander Sproule, and Cale Barker combined to bring CC a fourth place finish in the 200-yard Medley Relay. Junior Thomas Stone finished fourth in diving with a score of 462.70 and earned 15 points for the Patriots. In the 200-yard Freestyle Relay, Lucas Leonard, Cale Barker, Andrew Hodges, and Noah Jima finished in fourth. Emlen Lease finished seventh in the 100-yard Breaststroke for 12 points. 

Girls basketball finished its regular season with a 41-32 win over Newton South on February 21. The win gave the Patriots an 11-10 record and qualified them for the state tournament. Senior Jill Brennan led CC with 15 points. Senior Brooke Boyle added 12 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Ali Davagian added 9 points and six rebounds. The Patriots lost to Lexington 62-22 on February 18. Boyle scored 10 points and added seven rebounds. Sophomore Camila Bury pulled down nine rebounds coming off the bench. 

Boys basketball closed its season on February 18 with a 67-50 home loss to Lexington. Aaron Martin (’24) scored 11 points to lead the Patriots. Juniors Quinn Colleran and Tristan Dressler came off the bench and each scored 10 points. Colleran added a team-high nine rebounds. Later, as the seniors were substituted, the home crowd gave each player an ovation in recognition of their last high school game. 

“The team didn’t quit,” said Head Coach Dan Hunt, as he finished his first season guiding the Patriots. “They came back in the second half.” 

After only scoring 16 points in the first half, the Patriots scored 17 in both the third and fourth quarters.