At Thursday’s Division 1 state wrestling meet, St. John’s Prep sophomore Ian Butterbrodt was crowned state champion in the 220-pound weight class. At 50-0 on the season, Butterbrodt defeated Haverhill’s Sami Al-Ziad in the final round for the title.
As a team the Eagles finished fourth overall. Other top individual performances include: DJ Lemieux (126) was second to Monserrat of Methuen, Corey Jean-Jacques (285) finished third, while Peter Locke (160) and Lou Bornstein (113) both finished fifth.
Swampscott/Marblehead wrestlers advance: Northeastern Conference wrestler of the year, Jake Powell, placed second in the 126-pound weight class at Division 3 State tournament on Thursday. Fellow teammate Sean Taylor finished sixth in the heavyweight class as both wrestlers advance to this weekend’s All-State wrestling tournament.
Arlington 2, Masconomet 0: The Chieftains (8-10-2) saw their playoff hopes end after dropping their final game of the season.
Ipswich 46, AC 37: Caroline Soucy scored 16 points and Ipswich (17-3) earned a big road victory to close out the regular season. Masey Zegarowski (eight points and seven assists), Jenna Gagnon (nine points) and Julia Davis (eight points and six rebounds) also contributed for the Tigers.
Pingree 69, Lexington Christian 58: It was senior night for Pingree (17-7) and Lucas Reeve got his first career start and the senior contributed six points and some strong defense. It was only a two-point game at the half but 15, second-half points from Justin Assad (19 points and nine rebounds) and a game-high 21 points from Kyle Lentini were enough for the win.
Everett 76, Wentworth 54: Jared Louf-Woods recorded a career-high 18 points to go along with his 13 rebounds in the Witches (16-6) final game of the season. Christian Dunston finished with 15 on the night, while Billy Muse contributed with eight in the loss.
Gordon 73, Wentworth 54: The Fighting Scots earned their second trip to the Commonwealth Coast Conference title game in four years. Sophomore center Hans Miersma led the offense with 14 points to go along with his 10 rebounds and four blocks. Junior guard Luke Hamilton finished with 13 points, while Park Thomas recorded 11 points, seven rebounds. The Scots (21-6) shot an outstanding 55 percent from the floor and will play in Saturday’s championship game against Curry (2 p.m.).