Sports Notebook: Petti Commits To Merrimack, MVC All-Conference, Shawsheen 5th At States
Feb 24, 2015 07:11PM
By Bill Gilman
Petti made his announcement on his Twitter account.
This season, Petti has been playing for the Middlesex Black Bears, a junior prep team that operates out of Governor's Academy. He played in 2013-14 for Northwood Prep.
During his career at TMHS, Petti put together outstanding seasons as a junior (28-6-34) and senior (21-27-48) and graduated as one of the top scorers in program history with 130 points. He was named to the MVC/DCL All-Conference team three times and was Player of the Year as a senior.
His brother Ryan, a senior, set the all-time scoring mark at Tewksbury High this season.Merrimack Valley Conference Names Basketball All-Conference Team
The Merrimack Valley Conference has announced its basketball All-Conference Teams and Players of the Year.
Four members of the Tewksbury High boys team were honored in Division 2 Seniors Alex DiRocco and Nate Tenaglia were named Co-Players of the Year and Phil Connors was named Coach of the Year.
In addition, Justin Derrah was named to the All-Conference team.
No Tewksbury girls were named to the All-Conference team.
Here are the complete lists:
Division I Player of the Year: Wabissa Bede, North Andover
Division II Co-Players of the Year: Alex Dirocco, Tewksbury; Nate Tenaglia, Tewksbury
Division I Coach of the Year: Anthony Faradie, Methuen
Division II Coach of the Year: Phil Conners, Tewksbury
EJ Perry IV, Soph., Andover
David Giribaldi, Sr., Andover
Connor Merinder, Sr., Andover
Josh Bradanese, Jr., Billerica
Tanahj Pettway, Fr., Central Catholic
Jack Campsmith, Sr., Chelmsford
Navin Cruz, Soph., Haverhill
Dante Neal, Jr., Lawrence
Sean Bryan, Jr., Lowell
John Paulino, Sr., Methuen
Justin Derrah, Jr., Tewksbury
Division I Player of the Year: Alyssa Casey, Andover
Division II Player of the Year: Claire Markey, Chelmsford
Division I Co-Coach of the Year: EJ Perry, Andover; Chris Doneski, Billerica
Division II Coach of the Year: Kevin Branco, Chelmsford
Jillian Webber, Andover
Colleen Caveney, Andover
Caroline Gillis, Billerica
Caitlin Boermeester, Billerica
Sara Dasilva, Chelmsford
Annie Donahue, Chelmsford
Genesis Santana, Lawrence
Alexi Schecter, Lowell
Leah Chittick, North Andover
Megan Collins, North Andover
Shawsheen Tech Wrestling Places Fifth at Division 1 State Wrestling Tournament
The Shawsheen Tech wrestling Team placed 5th out of 72 schools in the Division 1 State Tournament, Friday and Saturday.
Jake Ferri (106 pounds) was Shawsheen's first sophomore to be a State Champ. Bryce Spinosa (120) placed 4th, Josh Merrifield (145) placed 4th, Efrain Torres (152) placed 7th, Joe Fusco (220) placed 7th. Spinosa, Merrifield and Torres advance to the All-State Tournament this weekend in Salem.
Tewksbury High sent three wrestlers to the Division 2 State Tournament in Beverly. Broc Dokos had an outstanding meet for the Redmen. Dokos went 4-1 and placed 3rd at 195 pounds.
Ryan Bain went 0-2 at 170 and Jim Doran went 1-2 at 220.