MEMORIAL HALL in Melrose was the place to be on Feb. 2 when arch rivals Melrose and Wakefield faced each other for the 4th annual “Brawl in the Hall” that would determine the wrestling league title. Unbeaten Melrose prevailed over Wakefield in a 37-33 thriller. Photographer Raj Das was on hand to capture the event. From top left: wrestler Alec Mclaughlin celebrates after earning Melrose’s first pin of the night, the Red Raider bench erupts as victory swings Melrose’s way, Mayor Paul Brodeur, emcee Cory Thomas and the MHS TV crew are working hard to root Melrose to victory and Melrose wrestler Nico Chiulli has fans on their feet with his pin in the 195 weight class. (Ras Das




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