MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: Rare dead heat caps Hamden-LH/Coginchaug meet; Trojan skaters rebound at Champions; Southington boys punch postseason ticket; Lady Titans on verge of Housy crown

MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: Rare dead heat caps Hamden-LH/Coginchaug meet; Trojan skaters rebound at Champions; Southington boys punch postseason ticket; Lady Titans on verge of Housy crown

HAMDEN —The Lyman Hall/Coginchaug and Hamden boys swim teams capped their SCC Division II meet on Monday with a rare dead heat in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

The “A” squads from each school touched in 3:45.76. Swimming for LH/Coginchaug were Josh Ramirez, Nate Strang, Matt Clem and Kendrick Lagamao.

Great drama, but ultimately one with no bearing on the outcome. Hamden won the meet 101-83.

The Trojans won six events. Ramirez, Strang and Lagamao combined on the first-place 200 medley relay (1:53.04) with Cam Baker.

Individually, Ramirez and Lagamao were both double-winners. Ramirez took the 200 freestyle (2:00.87) and 100 backstroke (1:04.48). Lagamao captured the 200 IM (2:12.78) and 100 butterfly (59.57).

Elyse Boothroyd won diving with 235.55 points.

West Haven/Platt Tech 102, Sheehan 84: The Blue Devils captured the three final events to secure the SCC Division II win at the Sheehan pool.

The Titans finished first in seven events paced by double-winners Adam DiDomenico and Joey Zellner. 

DiDomenico brought home the 200 freestyle (2:12.30), then turned on the jets to win the 50 free (23.81). Zellner was victorious in the 200 IM (2:15.63) and 100 free (50.63).

Aaron Gamble won the 100 butterfly (1:04.62) and teamed with Billy Syme, Kalen Boman and DiDomenico on the first-place 200 free relay (1:42.69).

Diving went to Jordan Dorsey, who scored a 188.80.


Southington 66, Farmington 56: Shaking off a five-game slump, the Blue Knights qualified for the Division II state tournament at 8-7.

Jake Napoli scored 22 points, Jared Kelly had 16 and Joe Gaudio added 11 as Southington knocked down nine 3-pointers to snap Farmington’s five-game win streak.

The Indians established a 14-8 lead in the first quarter. The Blue Knights answered with a 19-6 second quarter that put them up 33-24 at the break.

Southington made the lead stand up with the help of 11-for-13 foul shooting in the fourth quarter.

Farmington (10-5) got a game-high 26 points from Grayon Herr, who hit five times from beyond the arc.

Xavier 54, Sheehan 41: The Falcons extended a 24-20 halftime lead by outscoring the Titans 30-21 after the break in a SCC Housatonic matchup in Middletown.

Kareem Grisham scored 18 points and Stephen Kohs collected 17 as the Falcons improved to 12-4 overall and 4-2 in the division. Andrew Brown added 12.

Sheehan Jack McDonnell had the game high with 20 points. The junior hit for four 3-pointers.

The Titans are now 10-6 and 1-5.


Sheehan 67, West Haven 54: This SCC Housatonic victory in West Haven puts the Titans on the verge of the division title.

At 16-3 overall and 7-0 in the Housy, Sheehan can wrap up the banner when Mercy (8-10, 6-1) pays a visit for the regular-season finale on Friday.

On Monday, the Titans put West Haven away early, establishing a 21-10 lead in the first quarter.

Sheehan put eight girls in the scoring column, led by Caitlyn Hunt’s 19 and Maddie Larkin’s 18. Caitlyn Velez was also in double figures with 11.

Amani Abuhatab and Dea Howard had 16 points apiece for West Haven (7-10, 1-5 Housy).

Farmington 44, Southington 41: A short-handed Southington squad dropped the CCC West crossover to the Indians in Farmington.

The Blue Knights were without Allison Carr and Kelley Marshall.

Emma Novojasky hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 22 points for Farmington (5-12).

Jessica Carr’s 14 points paced Southington (15-3). Gabby Delgado knocked down a trio of 3-pointers for nine.


Lyman Hall Co-op 3, East Catholic 1: The Trojans bounced back from Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Daniel Hand with the non-conference Division II victory Monday over the Eagles at Champions Rink in Cromwell.

Two goals in the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and improved Lyman Hall/Haddam-Killingworth/Coginchaug to 8-5-1.

Linemates Jack Roberts, Matt Pattit and Tom Ralston combined on all three LH goals. Roberts scored two and assisted on one. Pettit scored the other and added two assists. Ralston had assists on all three strikes.