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Haddonfield dominates next-door rival Collingswood to avenge last year's sectional final loss

HADDONFIELD (N.J.) - The Haddonfield Memorial High School wrestling team started the new calendar off on the right foot by avenging its loss to neighboring rival Collingswood in last year's South Jersey Group 2 final.

The match started off with a 4-1 decision won by Julian Durkin to give the Haddons a 3-0 lead at 165 pounds. Terrence Lytle and Roland Fricke started the pin party for the Bulldogs with each wrestler grabbing six points at 175 and 190.


215-pounder Max Roseboro put Collingswood on the scoreboard with a 6-2 decision.


Haddonfield would win every match between heavyweight and 138 pounds. Holden Fichter (285), Michael Lamb (106), James Canuso (126), William Bayer (132), and Alex Hurly (138) all won via technical fall in the Bulldogs' seven-bout win streak during the match.


Matt Malinowski (144) and Nate Eife (150) were bright spots for Collingswood with Malinowski earning a 9-7 decision and Eife grabbing a forfeit win.


Alex Goldman capped the night with a 6-0 decision for Haddonfield to bring the final score to 54-12.

The Bulldogs earned a 34-20 win over West Deptford earlier this season in Haddonfield on December 21, 2022. Collin Conway/D2 Sports Network


"I'm proud of the fight these kids showed today," Haddonfield coach Eric Hamrick said. "They fought every match against a very good Collingswood program. To see how far they've all come from last season is really promising."


The Haddons (2-1 record) will host undefeated Gloucester (2-0) on Friday night.


"We'll enjoy the win for tonight, but after that we have to look ahead at our next match against Gloucester, who beat us last year, too," Hamrick said.

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