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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell is The Observer’s Male Athlete of the Year

June 27, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For almost six minutes looked for any glimmer of light as he wrestled in the center ring at the 2013 state open finals. For two periods, the top ranked 195 pounder blocked every escape. Maxwell trailed, 4-0, midway through the match. He trailed, 4-2, with just a few seconds remaining.…

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2 down, 1 to go; Maxwell wins 2nd state open title; Bylykbashi reaches the final round

March 7, 2014
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By John Goralski
Zach Maxwell tangles up his opponent during an early match at the CT State Opens. With his victory in the 195 pound division, Maxwell became Southington’s first two-time winner at the State Open.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Derek Dion didn’t have a lot to smile about during the regular season. A football championship delayed the start to his winter season, and his wrestlers battled through early losses as they scrambled to get into fighting shape. But that has all changed in the postseason. For the second…

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Maxwell claims 2nd Class LL title; 3 Knights advance to finals, 6 claim medals, 6 advance to state open

February 28, 2014
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By John Goralski
Zach Maxwell (195) dominates his opponent during his Class LL finals bout. Maxwell scored his second straight Class LL title and was named as the tournament’s outstanding wrestler.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Zach Maxwell was already leading, 4-1, when officials restarted his championship match after a short conference, and the Southington senior went right back to work. He circled his opponent like a cat measuring his prey. Slowly, surely, Maxwell crept around the mat, looking for another chance to attack. When he…

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Letters of Intent; Maxwell commits to play at Army; Stephen Barmore signs with Yale

February 15, 2014
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By John Goralski
It’s official. On Thursday, Feb. 6, Stephen Barmore and Zach Maxwell kicked off the NCAA winter signing period with a pair of high profile commitments. Barmore, left, expects to make an impact as a Yale quarterback. Maxwell, right, will battle in the trenches at Army.

By John Goralski Sports Writer They played together as infants, and they’ve been friends ever since. They cut their teeth together in the town’s youth leagues. They played side-by-side on a state championship high school football team and will do it again this spring for track. Over this winter, they’ve cheered each other from the…

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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell becomes the 3rd Knight to win a state open title

February 27, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer At the midway point in the match, Zach Maxwell trailed, 4-0. As the timer approached the official to signal the end of the bout, Maxwell still trailed, 4-2. On Saturday, Feb. 23, Southington’s 195-pounder was struggling to find a chink in the armor of his all-star opponent in the State…

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