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Bulldogs pick up two firsts


HOLYOKE, Mass. — Westerly High’s Drew Widdifield and Shane Shortt captured titles in the Night Hawk Classic wrestling tournament at Holyoke High on Friday.

Widdifield finished 4-0 in the 138-pound class while Shortt had the same record at 152.

Widdifield won two of his matches by pins and dominated the title match against South Hadley’s Chris Rojas, 17-0. Rojas was the top seed, while Widdifield was the No. 2 seed.

“From the first whistle to the end he was non-stop, relentless,” Westerly coach Al Gaccione said. “That was the best I’ve seen him wrestle. It was a phenomenal showing.”

Widdifield is 10-2 this season

Shortt was also dominant at 152. He won his first two matches via pins with the first coming in 27 seconds and the second in 46 seconds.

Shortt was in control in the title match defeating Ponaganset’s Tyler Noury 21-10. Noury was the No. 1 seed.

“He was aggressive on his feet and able to score from there,” Gaccione said. “He was not a defensive wrestler.”

Shortt, who also finished first in the South County Invitational, is 9-1. Shortt was second at the Lancer Invitational.

Westerly’s Dante Turano posted a 3-1 record at 106 pounds and finished in fourth. Two of his victories were pins.

Westerly was seventh among the 18 teams that scored with 85.5 points. Hollis-Brookline won the tournament with 166.5.

Westerly is off until Jan. 4 when it will host the Chad Antoch Memorial Tournament.



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