AROUND THE HORN: Rams, Titans, Trojans reap SCC laurels; Wallingford’s Rascati Little East pitcher of the week

AROUND THE HORN: Rams, Titans, Trojans reap SCC laurels; Wallingford’s Rascati Little East pitcher of the week


NEW HAVEN — The full slate of winter All-Conference selections in the Southern Connecticut Conference has been unveiled.

Each of the three area SCC schools — Cheshire, Lyman Hall and Sheehan — have their representatives.

Cheshire had a First-Team selection in hockey with Vinny Solla and an indoor track conference champ in Brendan Murray, who won the 3200 meters at the SCC finals.

Wallingford’s First-Team selections were hockey players Hunter Boileau of Lyman Hall and Jim Notarfrancesco of Sheehan.

Boileau’s teammates Chris Blanchard and Scott Bradley were Second Team choices. So was Ben Naser of Sheehan and Matt Federico of Cheshire.

In basketball, Cheshire’s Drew Hart was named to the Second Team. Lyman Hall’s Kailey Lipka and Sheehan’s Olivia Robles were Second Team among the girls.

Sheehan gymnast Alyssa Alchimo, who competed as an independent with Southington, was named All-SCC after qualifying for the State Open in every event.

Named in swimming were Sheehan diver Andrew Buehler and Cheshire swimmers Jamie Eigner (50 and 100 freestyles), Ben Brewer (200 IM, 500 free) and Ryan Mostoller (100 breaststroke).

Eigner and Brewer were also All-SCC in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays with teammates Dara Malone and Jack Hanke.

Cheshire’s 4x800 relay team of Camille Lewis, Aliza Taylor, Amanda Addesso and Rachel Kaplan were Second Team in track.

Rascati named LEC pitcher of the week

WILLIMANTIC — Eastern Connecticut State University left-handed reliever Nick Rascati of Wallingford has been selected Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week after making five appearances in seven games without allowing an earned run.

In ECSU’s 5-2 week in Florida, Rascati gave up only one hit in 6 1/3 innings. The sophomore left-hander out of Xavier struck out nine, walked two and limited opponents to a .050 batting average. In 8 1/3 innings over six appearances so far this year, Rascati has allowed only three singles and no earned runs.

Rascati is the second Eastern player to earn Little East distinction this season. He follows fellow Xavier grad Alex Parkos of Meriden, a sophomore designated hitter, who was voted Player of the Week in the first conference report of the season.

ECSU returns to New England from Florida at 6-2. The Warriors are scheduled to play at Trinity College today at 4 p.m.

Sports Reunion is tonight at Elks Club

MERIDEN — Tonight’s the night for the 2017 Meriden Sports Reunion dinner. The events starts at 6 p.m. at the Meriden Elks Club on East Main Street.

Louis Bertagna and Luis Murillo are this year’s Sportsmen of Distinction and Al Terzi is back to emcee.

A limited number of tickets are available. Contact Meriden Sports Reunion chairman Patsy Papandrea at 203-235-5413.

Tennis signups open for Wayton, Filipek

Online registration is under way for both the Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament and The Wayton Open.

The Filipek event, fresh from its designation as the 2016 Special Tennis Event of the Year in New England, returns to the Copper Valley Swim & Tennis Club in Cheshire the week of June 3-11. The Wayton Open, celebrating its 10th year, plays at Southington High School the week of July 7-16.

New this year for the Filipek are “player friendly” Men’s B and Mixed divisions. The Wayton Open is introducing a high school boys doubles division.

Players can sign up at and

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