Cody Hughes of Marshwood finished his high school wrestling career by placing third at the National High School Coaches Association championships, which concluded Sunday in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hughes won his first three matches in the senior 160-pound division before losing in the semifinals Saturday.

Hughes, a four-time state champion, won two matches Sunday. He beat Jonathan Viruet of Massachusetts 6-4 in the consolation final.

The tournament separates wrestlers by year in school.

Gardiner’s Peter Del Gallo, the Class B champion at 126 pounds, was second in the junior 120-pound bracket. Devan Turner of California beat Del Gallo 6-4 in the final.

Class A champion Bradley Beaulieu of Marshwood placed fourth in the sophomore 126-pound division. Class A champion Mike Risti of Massabesic finished eighth in the senior 220-pound division.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Dave Leitao, a former Maine Red Claws head coach, has been hired to lead DePaul’s program for the second time.

Leitao led the Blue Demons to three postseason appearances during his previous stint from 2002-05.

Leitao coached the Red Claws in their inaugural 2011-12 season. He was an assistant to Frank Haith the past three seasons at Missouri and Tulsa.