Medals of honor

Southwick senior wrestler Trevor Desruisseaux, far left, stands at the podium Saturday. (Submitted photo)

PITTSFIELD – It wasn’t an Oscar nor a Grammy, but one of the final acts for several Southwick High School wrestlers drew several nice rounds of applause.
Eighth grader Logan Dubois, sophomore Nazar Tkach, sophomore Dakota Wood, and senior Trevor Desruisseaux delivered medal-worthy performances at this past weekend’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 championships at Taconic High School.
In the final showing of his high school career, Southwick 185-pound senior Trevor Desruisseaux pinned Hampshire’s Andrew Holbrook in the first period, fell to Mohawk Trail’s Gabe Bower by pin in the second round, rebounded with a narrow 3-0, third-round win against Granby’s Cleiton Almeida and a fourth-round win over Smith Voke’s Jack O’Connel with a pin in the second period, before suffering a fifth round loss to Mount Greylock’s Liam Feeley, 14-3, to finish in sixth place.

Southwick’s Dakota Wood is awarded a fourth-place medal at the Western Massachusetts Division 3 championships Saturday. (Submitted photo)

Dubois (132 pounds) enjoyed wins by pin over Taconic’s London Martiin and Duggan Academy’s Alex Mendoza before losing to Hampden Charter’s Shaunari Buckhannon with six seconds left in the first period of a fifth round matchup to place fifth. The Southwick eighth grader suffered a narrow defeat in the opening round to Hampshire’s Bryce Illingsworth, 4-2. He will serve as an alternate for States.
Tkach (138) earned first-period pins against Mount Everett’s Hunter Degrenier and Duggan Academy’s Joseph Berandi. With a fifth-round loss to Monument Mountain’s Dorian Page, Tkach finished sixth.
Wood (152), a sophomore, advanced to the state championships by pinning Sabis’s Gabriel Gray and Markys Lissain – both in the first period – and defeating Duggan Academy’s Cassius Coates and Taconic’s Mike Puskey by scores of 9-2 13-2 and Mike Puskey, respectively.
Max Zhurael (106 pounds), Isiah Wood (113), Ben Cleland (126), and Josh Sutton (160) also represented Southwick at WMass.

Dunn deal: WHS downs Longmeadow
Westfield 76, Longmeadow 61

Aidan Dunn drained four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to lead Westfield. Bombers’ Kam Wells converted three 3-pointers and tallied 17 points, Javi Santos recorded 13 points, and Gabe Santos had eight. Tony Torres, Mike Hall, and Gabe Santiago delivered a solid defensive effort.
Harry Levin made five 3-pointers to lead Longmeadow.

Butler, Saints sink Pioneers
St. Mary’s 48, Pathfinder 46

Jake Butler scored 19 points to pull within 29 of 1,000 for his high school career as St. Mary’s escape Pathfinder with a narrow victory.
Jared Russin (13 points), Ken Rockwell and Luke Willenborg scored six points apiece

Bushor paces Gators
Smith Voke 52, Gateway 29

Luis Acosta pumped in a game-high 16 points to lead Smith Voke to victory.
Gateway’s Nathaniel Bushor scored a team-high 12.

Smith Academy 77, Westfield Technical Academy 46
Carter Woodward scored a game-high 27 points, making seven 3-pointers as four Smith Academy players scored in double digits to down Westfield Tech.
Jack Zigmont (14 points), Brett Gratz (12), and Max Bartlett (10) were the other three.
Josh Bush led Westfield Tech with 16 points.

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