Warriors breeze by Malden in non-league contest
MALDEN — There is a career leader in victories at Wakefield Memorial High School and his name is Alex Kane.
Kane, a senior captain, earned his 140th career victory as he pinned his foe at the 220 weight class in Wakefield’s 52-28 non-league win over Malden last night at Malden High School.
Kane passed former Warrior great Dylan Conn with the win. Kane pinned Malden’s Fabrice Nabosse at 3:08 in the final bout of the night to set the standard at WMHS.
Wakefield increased its overall record to 12-8 with the triumph as it won nine of the 14 weight classes.
At 285, senior Nick Murphy lost by major decision (12-0) to Johnny Pierre.
Sophomore Jack Spicer and junior Shannon Drager accepted forfeits at the 106 and 113 weight classes.
Evan McGuire, a junior, prevailed by major decision (16-5) over Deyan Chalki at the 120 contest.
At 126, senior Connor Shine pinned Anthony Johnson at 1:27.
Jake Goodchild, a freshman, accepted a forfeit at 132.
Malden won the next two weight classes at 138 and 145 by way of pin. At 138, freshman Ryan Smith was defeated by Anthony Folke at 3:47. At 145, sophomore Ben Piercy lost to Mike Castro at 3:43.
Senior Dan Bertini scored six points as he pinned Weds Jean Louis at 3:48 in the 152 bout. At 160, senior captain Ryan Cunningham won by fall against Carlos Zedron at 2:58.
Matt Murdocca, a sophomore, lost by pin to DJ Exilhomme at 1:34 of the 170 weight class, while at 182, senior David Piracini was pinned by Shawn Ahern at 3:37.
At 195, senior captain Dan Wensley accepted a forfeit.
The 220 match was the final contest of the evening and it was capped by Kane setting the WMHS record for career victories.
Wakefield competes again tonight at 7 p.m. as it hosts Melrose in a makeup at the Charbonneau Field House. The Warriors will be seeking the Middlesex League Freedom division championship with a victory.