January 9, 2024 – Story by Kevin Riordan, photos by Kerry Riordan
On Saturday, the Hingham wrestling squad soundly defeated Braintree, Oliver Ames and Somerset Berkeley to remain unbeaten on the season. Coach Paul Canniff expressed “I’m happy with how we are wrestling so far this season and we will need to continue to wrestle strong” as they enter the seasons most anticipated match against arch rival Duxbury at home on Wednesday the 10th at 7:00pm.
Hingham dominated the quad match, beginning with multiple pins on the mat by Hugh McGourty, Cole Riordan, Johnny Morris and Tucker Burke vs Somerset Berkeley. Hingham took charge with decisive point victories by Ned Buckley, Jakub Wozny, Aidan Chan and Tyler Grady to win the opening match. Hingham kept it going against Oliver Ames with senior captains Danny Phillips, Jakub Wozny and Aidan Chan winning by points over Oliver Ames opponents. Senior Captain Johnny Morris, Ian Prebble, Cole Riordan, Ned Buckley, Tucker Burke, Eamon Murphy and Tyler Grady were winners by pin and JD Lucas by points. Senior Julian Fopiano kept the crowd on their feet in the heavy weight match but was narrowly edged in the overtime duel.
Entering the final match against Braintree, Mia Dineen opened things up by pinning her opponent as JD Lucas, Johnny Morris, Ned Buckley, Aidan Chan, Jakub Wozny, and Eamon Murphy followed suit with definitive pins. Tucker Grady also edged out his opponent on points. Congratulations to Johnny Morris, Aidan Chan, Jakub Wozny, Tyler Grady and Tucker Burke who impressively won all three of their matches on the day.
Please join us Wednesday the 10th at 7:00 vs Duxbury as we celebrate “Military & Veterans Appreciation Night”. All proceeds from door and concessions go to the Hingham Veterans Services Benefit Fund.