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TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Area’s best land conference gold in track; North Haven outduels Sheehan for SCC D-II golf title; Maloney’s Colebrook surpasses 500 kills

Conference gold was there for the taking Tuesday in the SCC and CCC, and local teams came away with a fair share.

At the SCC Championships at Bowen Field in New Haven, the Cheshire girls won two relays and two individual events behind its track troop of Alexis Ciccone, Squirrel Lanza, Leah Farrell, Mia Viento and Julia Rubin.

Lyman Hall had conference champs in two of their younger standouts, sophomores Lucas DeCrescenzo and Tom Conklin, while Sheehan senior Savanna Bauman went out in aerial style by winning the pole vault.

To the north, Southington took four golds at the CCC West Championships at Veterans Stadium in New Britain, sweeping the long jump behind Rashard Williams and Grace Dreschler and taking the 300 hurdles with William Reeves and the 200 meters with Emily Bafuma.

Here’s the breakdown by meet.

CCC West

Southington: The Blue Knights ranked high in the division’s upper echelon. The girls were second to Glastonbury and the boys third to champion Hall and runner-up Conard.

Eight teams descended on Veterans Stadium in all. Also competing were Avon, Farmington, Northwest Catholic and Simsbury.

None of them had better long jumpers than Southington. Junior Rashard Williams won the boys competition at 21 feet, 7 inches, while senior Grace Dreschler was tops among the girls at 15-4½.

William Reeves, the senior hurdler bound for Division I High Point University in North Carolina, won the 300 intermediates in 39.25 seconds and was third in the 110 highs in 15.93.

Arguably the most impressive Southington gold was claimed by sprinter Emliy Bafuma, who captured the 200 in 26.54. Bafuma is only a freshman.

SHS seniors represented. Makenzie Marek took silver in both the discus (103-7) and javelin (112-5). Fellow senior thrower Hailey Zembrzuski was third in javelin at 104-5.

Southington also claimed bronze in the boys javelin courtesy of senior Devin DiMartino (137-1). Yet another senior, Samantha Freyler, cleared 10-6 to take second in pole vault.

Among the juniors, Jessica Lombardo was runner-up in the 3200 (11:35). Williams, along with winning the long jump, was third in the 200 (22.9) and fourth in 100 (11.5).

Both of Southington’s 4x800 relays were third — the boys in 8:15 (Bill Liebler, Tim Terry, Ethan Giordano, Jake Nafis) and the girls in 9:56 (Lombardo, Ava Egan, Sarah Diaz, Emma Talon).

The boys 4x400 wrapped up the day placing second in 3:28. That team featured Connor Keegan, Ben Vroeginday, Ethan Giordano and Reeves.


Cheshire: The Lady Rams opened their day at Bowen Field winning the 4x800 relay and closed it winning the 4x400.

In between, Alexa Ciccone captured the 1600 in 5:07.58 and Squirrel Lanz took the 300 hurdles in 44.78.

Both juniors ran with Leah Farrell, Julia Rubin and Mia Vientos on the winning relays. Ciccone was on the 4x800 (9:37.48) and Lanz led off the 4x400 (4:05.38).

Lanz, Farrell and Vientos hauled in individual silvers: Lanz in the 100 hurdles (15.38), Farrell in the 400 (58.07) and Vientos in the 800 (2:20.09).

Lyman Hall: Tom Conklin won a scintillating boys 800 in 1:55.96, outdueling Branford’s Colin Donahoe and Shelton’s Luke Pacheco by half a second.

Conklin also anchored Lyman Hall’s second-place 4x400 relay. He teamed with Michael Fisher, Tim Conklin and Cam Pragano on a time of 3:28.52.

In the field, Lucas DeCrescezo won the discus by eighth feet with a heave of 148-2.

His older brother Chance DeCrescenzo was second in the pole vault at 14 feet, which matched his school record.

Sheehan: Savanna Bauman followed up her sectional title in the pole vault by raising the bar and clearing 10 feet to claim the overall conference crown.

It was part of a strong afternoon of jumping for the Titans. Jayden Daugherty was second in the long jump at 21-9½ and Kathryn Lombino placed third in the triple jump at 35-11.

Sheehan picked up an additional bronze from thrower Daniel Phoenix, who was third in discus at 136-6.


North Haven 184, Sheehan 194: The Nighthawks beat the Titans by 10 strokes at The Farms Country Club to win the SCC Division II title.

North Haven was spotless on the season, finishing 15-0. Sheehan came away at 13-3.

Will Sagnella led the Nighthawks on Tuesday with a medal round of 41.

Sheehan got scoring from Drew Dellipoali (45), Ben Shoshani (46), Giada Izzo (49) and Addison Tangredi (54).

Bristol Central 184, Platt 205: Scott Petrosky 1-under medal round of 34 paced the host Rams in this CCC South matchup at Pequabuck Golf Club in Bristol.

BC improved to 12-1 overall and 10-0 in the division.

Platt (5-7, 4-7 South) was led by Tyler Cessario’s 4-over 39. Gabe Handley came in with a 47 and Will Berthiaume with a 49.

Boys volleyball

Maloney 3, Bulkeley/SMSA 0: The Spartans closed the regular season at 7-13 and Wesley Colebrook capped his freshman season with 500-plus kills in this CCC matchup in Hartford.

With 27 kills, Colebrook finished with 509 on the year.

Adrian Henderson dealth 20 assists. Izayah Mack-Garcia gathered three kills and two blocks.

Derrick Morgan mustered four aces and two kills.


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