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Winchester wrestling coach Larry Tremblay gets 700th victory

Winchester High wrestling coach Larry Tremblay looked on during Saturday’s bout.David Austin Bumpus for the Boston Globe

Larry Tremblay has attained a number of lofty milestones in his three-plus decades as the wrestling coach at Winchester High. But no one seemed to notice when he made history on Saturday.

The state’s career leader in wins, Tremblay recorded his 700th victory when the Sachems defeated Pentucket Regional, 51-16, in a nine-team tournament at Whittier Regional Tech in Haverhill.

He wasn’t done, and neither was Winchester. The Sachems (22-6) captured the tourney with three more wins, raising their coach’s record to 703-98-5 in 38 seasons, which includes one year at his alma mater, North Reading.

In a similar fashion to Tremblay’s career, the Sachems jumped out to a large lead over Pentucket, winning the first six matches, punctuated by four pins, including a pair by Peter Gallagher (152 pounds) and Shane Gindel (160) that locked up the victory.


“I really didn’t tell anyone about [700],” said Tremblay with a smile. “As you can tell, there’s no signs and stuff. For my 600th win, people were going crazy, and my 700th win, most winningest coach in New England, not one parent has come up to me and not one sign. It’s just another match.”

While Tremblay wasn’t too eager to share the news, he acknowledged that the mark did cross his mind on the way to the tourney.

“People told me we couldn’t make a winning program out of Winchester,” said the 61-year-old coach, who retired as a sergeant from the North Reading Police Department last year. “They said, ‘You’re not from Winchester, you don’t teach in Winchester, you don’t live in Winchester. How are you going to win with those kids?’ But we started winning right from the beginning.”

Tremblay started his career at North Reading, coaching his alma mater to a 13-2 finish after a 2-12 mark the year before.


He registered No. 700 against a coach he had earned one one of the first wins of his career against, Pentucket’s Dennis Puleo.

“[Puleo] and I go way back,” Tremblay said. “He was coaching when I was wrestling in high school at North Reading, he was at Tewksbury. He’s got probably close to 500 wins himself, and he’s a great guy.”

“We were talking about [the loss] before,” Tremblay said. “I actually threw a chair in that match, and didn’t know if I’d be coaching much longer after that. I’m still here, but the chair’s probably still stuck in the rafters somewhere.”

Tremblay continues to look forward, but said No. 800 may not come in the state of Massachusetts.

“I have a house in Florida, my mom lives there, and my wife may want to,” Tremblay said. “My family sacrificed so much for me to coach, and I’ve never been on a winter vacation. I’ve got to ride it out next year and see what the future has from there.”

Division 1 Coaches Duals — Springfield Central edged Lincoln-Sudbury for the team title at Franklin High.

Division 2 Coaches Duals — Jeff Marsh (113 pounds) and Jeremy Su (145) each recorded three victories as Natick (25-2) stopped Beverly (41-21), host North Andover (46-30), and Marshfield (44-27) for the championship. Central Catholic beat North Andover, 36-28, for third place.

Division 3 Coaches Duals — Foxborough beat host Wayland, 45-32, for the championship.

Walpole 45, Canton 36 — Senior captain Matt Rando (220) won his three matches for the Rebels (20-5).


Natick 44, Marshfield 27 — Sophomore Jeff Marsh (113) and senior Jeremy Su (145) won all three of their matches to clinch the Division 2 Coaches Duals for the Redhawks (25-2).

Marlborough 40, Burlington 20 — Paul Fok went 3-0 at 106 pounds and Osmar Agerda was also a perfect 3-0 at 182 pounds to power the host Panthers (16-7-1) to wins over Burlington and Agawam in a quad meet. Marlboro’s Justin Ordonez (125 pounds) and Danny Hayward (132) were both 2-0 on the day.

Billerica 40, Marlborough 36 — Paul Fok went 3-0 at 106 pounds and Osmar Agerda was also a perfect 3-0 at 182 pounds to power the host Panthers (16-7-1) to wins over Burlington and Agawam in a quad meet. Marlboro’s Justin Ordonez (125 pounds) and Danny Hayward (132) were both 2-0 on the day.

Boys’ hockey

BC High 3, Malden Catholic 1 — Danny O’Connell scored the go-ahead goal with 8:14 to play as the No. 5 Eagles (9-1-4) gave sixth-year coach John Flaherty his 100th win and dealt the third-ranked Lancers (8-2-3) their first Catholic Conference loss. Luke Garrity had 17 saves, 11 of which came in the third period, to hand Malden its first conference loss of the season. Troy Ladka scored twice, the last an empty-netter.

Catholic Memorial 3, St. John’s Prep 0 — Brendan Clancy stopped 21 shots en route to his sixth shutout of the season for the seventh-ranked Knights (11-2-2). Will Schmidlein, Sean Doherty, and Harry Morrill all scored.


North Andover 3, Lincoln-Sudbury 0 — Ben Carlson (35 saves) recorded the shutout for the Scarlet Knights (9-6-2).

Boston Latin 4, Methuen 4 — Sam Mastrogiacomo netted the tying goal, his 15th of the season, with 44 seconds left for Latin (5-7-2).

Bishop Feehan 6, Martha’s Vineyard 1 — Jack Callahan’s hat trick led the host Shamrocks (10-3-1).

Duxbury 5, Silver Lake 0 — The Dragons (9-5-2) received a shutout from Nick Stewart (12 saves).

Walpole 6, Dedham 1 — Pat Donovan and Cam Martin both registered a pair of goals for the eighth-ranked Rebels (16-0-1).

Winthrop 5, Saugus 2 — Five players scored as the Vikings (13-1-2) stayed atop the Northeastern Conference’s Large Division.

Austin Prep 4, Archbishop Williams 1 — Matt Sacco and J.J. Harding scored first-period goals and goalie Dylan Regan made 10 saves as No. 2 Prep (13-0-2) dominated the Bishops in a Catholic Central matchup in Middleton.

Marshfield 7, Dennis-Yarmouth 0 — Nevan Costello had 12 saves as the No. 11 Rams (12-1-2) clinched the Atlantic Coast League title.

East Boston 4, Weston 0 — John Lockhead had two goals and two assists for the Jets (13-2-1), raising his career point total to 152.

Hudson 4, Marlborough 3 — Jared Leahy scored twice, while Bryce Miranda and Cam O'Brien added tallies as the host Hawks (5-8-2) held off a late charge to defeat the Panthers (7-6) at New England Sports Center. Adam Devlin made 18 saves for Hudson. Marlboro’s Michael Alonzi and Jake Hardy scored in the third period to cut the deficit to one goal, but the Panthers couldn’t get the equilizer. Patrick McCarthy also scored for Marlboro, while Owen O'Brien made 25 saves.


Fitchburg 2, Grafton 1 — Ben Tolman scored twice and Colin McColl made 28 saves as the host Red Raiders (5-8-2, 2-4-1 Coughlin) stunned the Indians (9-4-1, 3-2-1) at Wallace Civic Center. Tyler Hart scored for Grafton, while Cam Powell made 16 saves.

Littleton 4, Assabet 1 — Nick Evans had a goal and an assist, including the helper on Danny Angell’s winner in the second period for the visiting Tigers (9-2-2). Simon Rosenbaum and Joe Mitchell also scored, while Dylan Sawyer scored for the Aztecs (3-8-2).

Xaverian 12, St. Peter-Marian 1 — Charlie MacDonald scored, but the visiting Guardians (2-12) were overwhelmed by the Hawks (6-5-3).

Holliston 2, Northbridge 1 — Kyle McDevitt’s power-play goal midway in the third period won it for the host Panthers (7-7-0). Chris Wells scored for the Rams (2-11-0).

Xaverian 12, St. Peter-Marian 1 — Charlie MacDonald scored, but the visiting Guardians (2-12) were overwhelmed by the Hawks (6-5-3).

Girls’ hockey

Winthrop/Lynn 3, Masconomet 2 — Bella Perrotti netted the go-ahead goal with 8:40 left as the host Bulldawgs (9-3) qualified for the Division 1 state tourney. Olivia Driscoll and senior Mia Price also connected for Winthrop. Rachael Duval and Abby Gendron scored for Masconomet (8-4-2).

Southfield 2, Middlesex 0 — Junior goalie Kelly Lavelle of Needham recorded 29 saves while junior defender Claudia Capone and sophomore forward Karly Aguirre scored goals for Southfield (8-7-3).

BB&N 4, Phillips Exeter 1 — Freshman winger Molly Griffin netted two goals and an assist for the Knights (10-7-1).

Boston Latin 6, Central Catholic 1 — Senior Rachel Tassinari scored two goals for the Wolfpack (15-1-2).

Nobles 3, Brooks 0 — Junior Kelly Pickreign recorded 12 saves for the visiting Bulldogs (7-2-1).

St. Mary’s 4, Haverhill 0 — Senior goalie Emily Stephenson recorded a 19-save shutout for the Spartans (10-2-1) and Adara Nazarian scored twice with an assist.

Natick 4, Norwood 2 — Entering the second period with a 1-1 tie, sophomore Molly Burnes netted a pair of goals for the visiting Redhawks (7-7-1).

Westford 2, Billerica 1 — Junior Taylor Pacifico scored a goal and added an assist for the Grey Ghosts (9-2-1).

Needham 5, Braintree 2 — Senior captain Elizabeth Hernberg netted 4 goals for the sixth-ranked Rockets (15-0-1).

Stoneham 3, Wakefield 1 — Sophomore Alexis Saia registered a pair of goals for the visiting Spartans (9-5) in front of classmate Casey Libbey’s 41-save effort between the pipes.

Algonquin 5, Leominster 0 — Freshman Amy MacGlashing figured in all the scoring with two goals and three assists to spark the visiting Tomahawks (4-8-2) at Veterans Rink in Gardner. Junior Kayla Currin scored twice with an assist, and sophomore Christina Leonard added a goal and assist. Junior Angela Ferro posted the shutout with 13 saves.

Boys’ basketball

Malden Catholic 66, St. Peter-Marian 52 — Juan Zorilla and Shamar Simms each scored 10 points for the No. 7 Guardians (10-5) in a loss to the Lancers (11-6) in Worcester.

BB&N 69, Groton 65 — Senior forward Graeme Davis scored 19 points and delivered five assists for the Knights (9-6), while classmate Adam Buchanan contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Amherst-Pelham 84, Fitchburg 76 — Drew Thibeault had a team-high 18 points and Jose Alejandro added 16 for the visiting Red Raiders (3-11), who were tied with the Hurricanes (12-3) at halftime.

Girls’ basketball

Falmouth 47, Scituate 34 — Freshman Kayla Thomas led the way for the visiting Clippers (11-2) scoring 16 points while senior Jenny DiCecco had 14.

Falmouth Academy 55, Nauset 32 — Junior Kendall Currance led the way for the 18th-ranked Mariners (14-1) with 31 points.

Pentucket 40, Notre Dame (Hingham) 31 — Senior guard Colleen Jameson led the way with 12 points for the Sachems (14-3).

Algonquin 45, St. Bernard’s 40 — Amanda Carroll netted 14 points and Rachel McMenemy scored 10, while Elyssa Nicholas (9 points) hit two key free throws with 5 seconds left to preserve the victory for the visiting Tomahawks (6-8). Morgan Gelinas scored 11 of her 18 points in the first quarter for the Bernardians (9-5).

Quaboag 65, Leicester 20 — Seniors Lexi Paquette (14 points) and Shaylah Dorman (12 pointS) led the offense as the host Cougars (10-5, 8-3 SWCL) jumped to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter and led, 28-4, at halftime in a win over the Wolverines (4-10, 3-8). Kiarra Dorman added 11 points for Quaboag. Sophomore Emily Fontaine led Leicester with 11 points.

Thayer 68, St. Mark’s 47 — Sophomore guard Stephanie Lyons posted a game-high 17 points for the Tigers (6-10).

Globe correspondents Lenny Rowe and James Duffy contributed to this report. To report scores, call 617-929-2860/3235, or e-mail hssports@globe.com.