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December 31, 2013

Three Triton wrestlers place in Lowell tourney

Triton High School made history as three of its wrestlers placed 5th in the 74-team Lowell Holiday Tournament — the most teams in tournament history. It is the first time since 1990 that three Vikings placed in this tournament.

Jake Durkin wrestled in the 132-pound weight class against 55 other competitors and finished 5th overall. Durkin would go 4-2 in the two-day tournament.

Luke Boyle finished the two-day tournament with a 6-2 record, finishing 5th also in the 145-pound weight class. His class was made up of 63 other wrestlers, 57 of whom he finished ahead.

Mark Boyle wrestled in the 185-pound weight class against 54 others. He also finished 5th, going 4-2 in the two-day tournament.

Triton head coach Shawn McElligott couldn’t be happier with the performance, the best in the past 24 years.

“They’ve had a great weekend,” he said. “All three of them. It’s a big deal considering it’s a 74-team tournament, so they’ve had a long weekend and it’s been pretty good.”

Girls basketball

Pentucket 52, North Reading 38

Kelsi McNamara led the way for the Sachems with 22 points, getting her team back on the winning path. McKenna Killian also had a strong day for Pentucket, finishing with 8 points and 10 rebounds.

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