TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: You again the Man for Wilcox; freshmen swimmers stoke Sheehan; Cheshire volley gains vengeance on Amity

TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: You again the Man for Wilcox; freshmen swimmers stoke Sheehan; Cheshire volley gains vengeance on Amity



MEIRDEN — Donny You and Shaylyn Noble were first across the line in Wilcox Tech’s Connecticut Technical Conference cross country split with Kaynor Tech in Tuesday’s season-opening meet at Hubbard Park.

You covered the 3.1-mile course in 19:13 to lead the boys to a 19-43 victory. The Wilcox girls were edged 26-29 despite Noble’s winning time of 23:26.

The boys got additional scoring from Brandon Armstrong (3rd, 20:40), Israel Arce (4th, 21:30), Luis Hernandez (5th, 21:38) and Bryce McClendon (6th, 21:46).

Kaynor countered Noble’s win in the girls race by taking spots 2-4. The Indians went 5-7 with Nyasia Gomes, Haley Pericozzi and Azayla Gordon. Kayla Burns rounded out the Wilcox scoring with a 10th-place finish.

Platt: Rafi Mahario was the top runner for the Panthers, finishing fourth in 18:52 in their double-dip to Bristol Eastern and Middletown in a CCC South tri-meet at Hubbard Park.

The boys lost to the Lancers and Blue Dragons by matching scores of 17-38. Middletown topped Eastern 24-42 behind Matt Lecky’s first-place time of 18:10 to sweep the meet.

Middletown also swept the girls contest led by winner Ariana Monarca, who crossed in 21:40.

The Platt girls did not field enough runners to score in the team count. Their top individual time was posted by Jaliz Codero (31:41).

Maloney: The Spartans came up short to Bristol Central and host Berlin in a CCC South tri-meet at Pistol Creek.

Maloney’s Morgan Kicklighter kicked off her sophomore season with a fourth-place performance in the girls race, crossing in 22:54.

Also scoring for the Spartans were Kristen McCormack (17th, 26:12) and Charlise Levesque (18th, 26:18).

The Maloney boys were paced by Reynaldo Torres (11th, 18:52), Dominic Oliveri (19th, 20:01) and Simon Santos (20th, 20:10).

Bristol Central won the boys meet. Berlin took the girls contest.

The Maloney boys fell 15-45 to BC and 16-47 to Berlin. The girls were out-scored 18-45 by Berlin and 19-40 by Central.

Southington: The Blue Knights split their season opener with Manchester in a CCC meet at Camp Sloper.

The Manchester boys squeaked out a 28-29 victory led by overall winner Aidan Puffer’s time of 17:58. It was quite the debut for Puffer. He’s only a freshman.

The Southington girls countered with a 24-31 victory, though Manchester again had the individual winner. Kate Hedlund crossed in 21:16.

The Lady Knights took places 2-5 with Jackie Izzo (22:02), Kate Kemnitz (22:16), Grace Michaud (22:21) and Natalia Adamczyk (23:51). Izzo is only a freshman.

In the boys race, Southington’s Matt Penna was third in 18:42 and Lucca Riccio fourth in 19:08.

The Blue Knights also got scoring from Ryan Asido (6th, 19:35), Ryan Slesinski (7th, 19:39) and freshman Grayson Borla (9th, 19:49).

Girls swimming

Manchester 95, Meriden Co-op 86: The Indians topped the Silver City squad in a CCC season opener at Maloney.

Samantha Morales-Barszcz and Hind Moumen had strong meets for Meriden. Each won an individual event. They also teamed on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay with Katherine Aceves and Avery Benigni (2:00.60).

Morales-Barszcz took the individual 200 freestyle in 2:28.47. Moumen captured the 100 free in 1:05.79.

Daniel Hand 95, Lyman Hall 83: The Tigers won all but one race in capturing the SCC season opener at the Sheehan pool.

Lyman Hall’s Caroline Krawec broke up the string by taking the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.90.

Sheehan 88, Guilford 80: The Titans opened the season with an SCC victory at Branford Soundview YMCA.

Senior Hannah Dale and freshman Lili Nagy-Leranth led the way for Sheehan. Dale had a pair of individual victories, taking the 200 freestyle in 2:13 and the 500 free in 5:30.34. Nagy-Leranth captured the 100 backstroke in 1:12.03.

Dale and Nagy-Leranth also teamed on two first-place relays with freshman Leila Sofiane. The trio combined with freshman Alanna Dwyer on the 200 medley (2:06.50) and with senior captain Katie Cosgrove on the 400 free (4:12.63).

Dwyer went on to win the 100 breaststroke (1:18.27).

Girls volleyball

Cheshire 3, Amity 0: The Rams (2-0) avenged their loss to the Spartans (1-1) in last year’s Class LL state semifinals, posting the SCC crossover sweep in Cheshire. Game scores were 25-20, 25-18 and 25-10.

Lindsey Abramson racked up 10 kills, four digs and two aces. Ari Perliini anchored the back line with nine digs.

Setter Michelle Frenkel handed out 18 assists and also got to five digs. Julia Bartiet frustrated the Spartans at the service line, knocking down four aces and serving a game-icing 9-0 run in Game 3.

Southington 3, Hall 0: The Lady Knights won this CCC West-Colonial match in West Hartford, spoiling Hall’s season opener in West Hartford. Southington improved to 3-0.

Field hockey

Sacred Heart Academy 1, Sheehan 0: A goal by Jianna Cohrs with 2:12 left to play was the difference on a rainy Monday evening at Riccitelli Field.

The Titans, who had opened with a 4-0 win over North Haven, fell to 1-1. Monday’s game was the season opener for the SHArks.

Guilford 7, Lyman Hall 0: The Trojans suffered the SCC defeat in Guilford and now stand at 0-2.


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