Milford, Souhegan wrestlers chase championships

Goffstown High School will host the NHIAA Division II Wrestling Championships on Saturday and both Souhegan High and Milford High will have athletes gunning for titles.

Ten Spartans will be hitting the mat, including 126-pounder Deacon Currier, who was a runner-up in this event a year ago.

Greg Gagnon (160) and Brien Faucher (182) were third place winners last winter. Rudy Schnare at 132 and 220-pounder Rory O’Connor were fourth-place finishers a year ago, looking to improve, while Dan DeBernardo (285) took fifth in 2019.

Freshman Matt Ebert at 138 heads up a cast of Spartans looking to make their mark this time around, along with Ethan O’Connor (145), Mason Dorsey (170) and Ben Kilgore (195).

Aidan Wilson (170) and Victory Ceballos (138) head up a small but dangerous bunch from Souhegan.



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If you look at the standings, Hollis Brookline will go in as the top seed, currently sitting in first place with 101 totals points.

Merrimack is ranked third at 90.0, despite a virtual tie with second place Goffstown; Bishop Guertin is ninth while Souhegan is 12 th .

Hollis Brookline is paced by Ben Lafontaine with a game average of 205.67 and Nic Vahe (perfect game earlier in the year) at 204.63.Merrimack, meanwhile, has the dynamic defending state champion Mike Grover at 213.94.

Souhegan is led by Wil Jacques with his 177.4 average, while Nick Giannakopoulos (164.1) and Julianna Torres (151.2) have been right there all season long for the Sabers.