High school wrestling

Windjammers remain force to reckon with in Class A

By Staff | Apr 14, 2018

Rockport — The Camden Hills wrestling team’s dominance largely is an annual occurrence, a tradition that continued during the 2017-18 campaign as the Windjammers again proved a force to be reckoned with in Class A.

Led by veteran coach Patrick Kelly, the Windjammers finished the regular season with a 21-5 dual-meet mark and turned in topnotch performances in the conference, regional and state meets.

Camden Hills finished ninth (43 points) in the state Class A championships, fifth (104.5 points) in the Class A North championships and fifth (114.5 points) in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championships.

“We had a wonderful year with a mix of newcomers and vets,” said Kelly. “Fourteen wrestlers came to practice each day to work hard and get better. This was a very nice team to work with. They are hard-working, talented and driven. Our best years are yet to come.”

Kelley added the team had “great family support” in its fan base this year and the “coaching staff of [Noah] Crosby, [Brandon] Allen and [Perry] Goodspeed was exemplary.”

Junior Noah Lang pinned down the KVAC title, Class A North championship and the state Class A crown in the 145-pound weight class, while Dawson Allen, Alex Vokey, Eric Andrews, Ian Henderson and Devin Hutcheson also secured top-three finishes at at least one of the three postseason meets in their respective weight classes.

Camden Hills wrestlers, with their record for the season, include:

Ben MacWilliams, sophomore, was 15-21, with five pins.

Caleb Hendrick, sophomore, was 19-19, with seven pins.

Nakita Perevalov, junior, was 17-10, with nine pins.

Brady Hedstrom, sophomore, was 5-8, with three pins.

Dawson Robert, senior, was 3-0.

Kenneth Dare, senior, was 15-19, with three pins.

Devin Hutchinson, sophomore, was 30-8, with 20 pins.

Ian Henderson, sophomore, was 36-17, with 15 pins.

Josh Saucier, sophomore, was 32-12, with 15 pins.

Dawson Allen, senior, was 43-12, with 23 pins.

Eric Andrews, freshman, was 46-12, with 20 pins.

Noah Lang, junior, was 55-4, with 29 pins.

Alex Vokey, senior, was 44-6, with 30 pins.

End-of-season awards presented to Windjammer grapplers by coach Kelly included:

Chris Remsen Award — Perevalov.

Most Improved — Hutcheson.

Most Dedicated — Lang.

Mr. Clutch — Allen.

Coaches Award — Vokey.

Instant Replay — Allen.

Green Horn Award — Secotte.

Brick Award — Hendrick.

‘Tuf’ Award — Andrews.

Rising Star — Henderson.

Rookie Award — Saucier.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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