2. Here's a headline: Knights are No. 1
It was the worst type of story at the worst time of the year. Just days before the North Andover wrestling team was to compete for a Division 2 state title, its longtime Hall of Fame coach Dave Castricone was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography. If the team was distracted, it would have been no surprise. But we were wrong. In an emotional night of wrestling at WPI, the Knights beat Natick, 32-25, to win their second straight MIAA title. Assistant coach Carl Cincotta said his team was like a train that wasn't going to be derailed. And he was right.
North Andover's Codey Alter took a loss in the 112 pound weight class in the state team wrestling championships at WPI. - North Andover wrestles Natick for D2 state title. - (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin), section: Sports, reporter: Seth Lakso, slug: unknown.