TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Meriden, Southington, Cheshire swimmers sharp off the blocks; Cheshire boys hoop snap 13-game slide 

TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Meriden, Southington, Cheshire swimmers sharp off the blocks; Cheshire boys hoop snap 13-game slide 

Record-Journal staff

PLAINVILLE — Launched by a victory in the 200-yard medley relay, the Meriden Co-op boys swim team chalked up a 93-90 victory Tuesday in a CCC South meet with Plainville.

Alex Flynn and Mehdi Moumen swam together on that medley relay, then went on to win two individual events apiece.

So did Joe Peralta, who captured the 100 and 200 freestyles and swam a leg on the winning 200 free relay.

Sam Hurlburt added a victory in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.58) as the Co-op evened its record at 5-5.

Flynn’s first-place finishes came in the 100 butterfly (59.31) and 100 backstroke (1:03.04).

Moumen mastered the freestyle with both speed and stamina. The freshman won the 50 in 24.78 and the 500 in 5:22.87.

In tandem, Flynn and Moumen combined with Spencer Studley and Matt Desimone for a 1:52.92 on the winning 200 medley.

Moumen, Studley and Desimone joined Peralta on the 200 free relay. That quartet posted a winning time of 1:41.08.

Individually, Peralta won with a 55.44 in the 100 free and a 1:59.56 in the 200.

Southington 99, Simsbury 69: Derek Melanson and Tyler Heidgerd won two individual events apiece and combined on the first-place 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays in the Blue Knights’ CCC West victory at Westminster School in Simsbury.

Southington now stands at 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the division.

Heidgerd and Melanson got the night rolliing by teaming with Jon Cocchiola and Dan Perez on the 200 medley (1:46.44). They capped it in combination with Matt Niro and Kevin Sliker on the 400 free (3:44.54).

In between, Melanson won the 200 IM (2:04.86) and 100 butterfly (56.33), while Heidgerd had the fast times in the 100 freestyle (50.55) and 100 backstroke (58.27).

Also for Southington, Jackson Malsheske won the 200 freestyle (1:57.90) and anchored the first-place 200 free relay (1:38.88) behind Cocchiola, Liam Schroeder and Perez.

Cocchiola captured the 100 breaststroke (1:05.82). Niro nailed the 500 free (5:42.05).

Cheshire 98, Suffield Co-op 67: The Rams came away from the non-conference matchup at Cheshire Community Pool at 7-3.

Cheshire dominated, winning every event.

Justin Finkel and Harry Hua were the double-winners. Finkel touched in 23.36 in the 50 freestyle and 1:04.28 in the 100 breaststroke. Hua triumphed in the 200 IM (2:02.20) and 500 freestyle (5:07.24).

Also for Cheshire, Vincent Zhu swam a fast time of 52.55 in the 100 freestyle and Wes Johnson’s 2:00.64 was tops in the 200 free.

Sam Hanke’s 56.13 won butterfly. Anmol Sapru’s 59.39 led the way in the backstroke.

In diving, Noah Duncan took gold with a score of 213.60.


Cheshire 72, North Haven 45: The Rams snapped a 13-game losing skid with the SCC Oronoque victory in Cheshire.

Alec Frione returned from injury with a vengeance, pouring in 23 points. It was a career high for the senior.

Colby Griffin was also in double figures for Cheshire with 13 points. Dylan Fohl added nine.

After the teams played to a 13-13 draw in the first quarter, the Rams steadily pulled away, building a 28-23 lead by intermission and a 52-34 bulge by the end of three quarters.

Cheshire is now 2-14 overalll and 1-5 in the Oronoque.

North Haven, which got 15 points from Dave Christoforo and 14 from Bryce Charney, stands at 7-9 and 1-6.

Wilbur Cross 78, Lyman Hall 48: With the SCC Hammonasset win in Wallingford, the Governors rolled to 12-4 overall and 4-2 in the division. The Trojans came away at 4-13 and 0-5.

Dereyk Grant was on fire from long range for Cross. He connected on eight 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 28 points.

Christian McClease added four treys and 14 points for Wilbur Cross.

Tyler Voisine paced LH with 11. Shakespeare Rodriguez factored in with 10.

The Governors pulled ahead with a 23-12 second quarter after the teams played to a 14-14 draw through eight minutes.

Bristol Eastern 67, Platt 59: Elijah Parent buried eight 3-pointers and piled up 34 points for the Lancers in this CCC South crossover in Bristol.

Tre Carter paced the Panthers with 26 points. Elijah Wright scored 13 and Anthony Nimani added 11.

Eastern improved to 6-10. Platt fell to 1-15.


Bristol Central 37, Maloney 24: The Rams outscored the Spartans 22-9 after the break to earn the CCC South crossover win in Meriden.

Loney Mohr led BC with 14 points. Janessa Bartel added nine.

Gracey Massicotte connected on three 3-pointers to put up a team-high nine points for Maloney. Liv Aitken was good for seven.

BC improved to 6-12. Maloney fell to 2-16.

Bristol Eastern 61, Platt 42: Jordan Oullette went off for 31 points to power the Lancers to the CCC South crossover victory in Meriden.

Ciara Collins added 17 points, all in the first half, as Eastern (13-4) amassed a 39-13 lead by the break.

Wallica Bailey scored a team-high 17 points for Platt (3-15). Ja’lexia West shook off a scoring slump with 11 points. Aaliyah Burnley was good for nine.