AROUND THE HORN: Choate wins 4th straight NEPSCAC grid title; Cats claims Class B volleyball crown

AROUND THE HORN: Choate wins 4th straight NEPSCAC grid title; Cats claims Class B volleyball crown


Choate four-peats as NEPSAC champ

AVON — The Choate football team won its fourth straight New England Class A championship this weekend with a 48-27 victory over Avon Old Farms,.

The Wild Boars, who have yet to lose under fourth-year coach L.J. Spinnato, completed a 9-0 season and extended their winning streak to 39 games.

Against Avon Old Farms, the Wild Board found themselves in unfamiliar territory. They trailed 20-14 at halftime.

A three-touchdown explosion in the third quarter engineered by quarterback Joe Young turned that around. Young threw a 32-yard TD pass to Michael Monios in the opening minutes after halftime, then rushed for scores of 2 and 8 yards.

That put the Wild Boars up 34-20 heading into the fourth quarter.

Avon Old Farms pulled to within 34-27 with 5:23 to play. Choate pulled away on a 28-yard TD pass from Young to Mikey Speca  and a 10-yard TD run by Rashaud Conway.

Young accounted for five touchdowns and 346 yards of offense. He completed 10 of 14 passes to six different receivers for 215 yards and two TDs. He rushed 15 times for 131 yards and three scores.

Young’s first rushing TD, from a yard out, got Choate on the board in the first quarter after an opening score from Avon Old Farms.

Noah Pope added a 3-yard TD run for Choate that evened the score 14-14 in the second quarter.

CA volleyball lands Class B crown

CONCORD, Mass. — The Cheshire Academy volleyball team defeated the Middlesex School 3-2 on its home court Sunday afternoon to capture the NEPSAC Class B championship.

This match went down to the wire, and then beyond.

The Cats (18-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead by taking the opening games 25-23 and 25-22. Middlesex (18-2) rallied 25-23 and 25-20 to force a fifth game.

The finalists went toe to toe there, spilling past the 15-point mark until the Cats prevailed 19-17.

Lexe Holmes had another monster game for CA with 18 kills and seven blocks.

Twin setters Sydney Racevicius and Kamila Zygadlo had big contributions. Racevicius put up 16 assists and nine kills. Zydadlo had 23 assists, five kills, four aces and three blocks.

Desiree Parker also served four aces to go along with eight kills and six blocks.

Late-season aceat Wallingford CC

WALLINGFORD — Getting in a late-season round, Terry Tremaglio landed a hole-in-one Sunday at Wallingford Country Club.

Tremaglio aced Hole 4. He used a driver on the the 210-yard shot.

Playing partners were Sal Brancati, Jeff Andrews and Mike O’Hara.




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