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Viens Wins, BF-Hartford Wrestling Third

Keene, n.h. — Nolan Viens and Jake Lober claimed victories in their weight classes to lead the Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team to a third-place finish out of 24 teams at the Keene Minickiello Holiday tournament at Keene High School on Saturday.

Viens, a Hartford High senior and team co-captain, continued his undefeated season by sweeping to the win at 145 pounds. Viens topped foes from Milford, Concord and Londonderry and took the tournament championship with a 9-0 win over Sanborn’s Tristan Leek, Viens’ fourth tournament win in as many starts this winter.

Lober, a Bellows Falls freshman, took honors at 220 pounds. After a first-round bye, Lober defeated opponents from Mount Anthony and Londonderry before a 10-2 defeat of Merrimack’s Lucas Gardinere for his second title of the season.

Among Hartford-based wrestlers, Steve Cerrone took third at 138 pounds, Austin Viens took second after falling to Concord’s Nate Engel in the 113-pound finals, Patrick Libuda took second at 152 pounds to remain ranked third in Vermont and Cameron Viens dropped both of his matches at 120 pounds. BF-H has now won two tournaments and taken second in another to go with Saturday’s performance.

BF-H hosts Mill River and Hampton Charter, of Massachusetts, in a home match on Wednesday.

College Football

Runger, Marcoux Selected

Hanover — Dartmouth College football players Michael Runger and Cole Marcoux are among the 43-player list of selectees for the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association academic all-star team.

Runger, a linebacker, carries a 3.73 grade-point average as an economics major. He led the Big Green in tackles with 85 during the recent season, twice earning Ivy League defensive player of the week recognition. He is a two-time first-team all-league and FCS all-New England selection.

Marcoux, a tight end, is a sociology major with a 3.90 GPA who excelled as his new position after shifting from quarterback. A New York City native, Marcoux caught 15 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown, which came in the Big Green’s 20-13 win over Yale on homecoming day.

Both players were also academic all-league selections this year. Runger is among seven finalists for a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship from the FCSADA which will be announced at the association’s convention in Florida this June.