What could the Bristol Eastern wrestling team do for an encore after winning its season opener against Southington at home?
Well, try taking down one of New England's most storied programs.
Bristol Eastern had nine finalists at Berlin's C.J. McCormick Memorial Tournament on Saturday, and three won their championship matches. The Lancers used that success to edge out Mt. Anthony by a team score of 227-22. Mt. Anthony had won the tournament five straight times.
Bryce Beebe (106 pounds), Jordon Champagne (113) and Mikey Barrett (160) were the individual champions for Eastern.
Mahaffy wins for Bristol Central: Damian Mahaffy was the 170 champion for the Rams at the annual Plainville Invitational. Mason Hale was second at 132. Jason Feto (126), Joey Frechette (138), Caleb Buden (152) and Jakob Salinas (195) all claimed third place finishes for Central. Jacob Aldi (106) and Adam Ward (120) both took fourth place.
Bristol Eastern opens with a bang: The Lancers hammered visiting RHAM 59-35 at home in the season opener for both sides.
Carter Dziedzic went off for 22 points and eight rebounds to lead Bristol Eastern, according to tweets from Lancer stats guru Michael Letendre. Dziedzic wasn't the only Eastern player to have a good day.
Nate Silva went for a career-high 15 points, while Mac Goulet had career-bests of six points, nine rebounds and four assists. Camryn Tate and Tyler Mason also contributed to the Lancer effort.
Jaekwon Spencer had 18 points for Bristol Central in a 50-37 loss to Manchester at home.