H.S. roundup: EL girls, Fitch boys star at Ledyard Relays

Montville teammates (from left) Lauren Hess, Cassidy Bundy and Shatajah Wattely celebrate with team high-fives after capturing the girls' high jump relays during Saturday's annual Ledyard Relays. All three cleared 4 feet, 10 inches, the only three competitors to clear that height. See high school roundup on Page B2.

Ledyard — The East Lyme High School girls' track and field team combined to win four events at Saturday's Ledyard Relays.

The Vikings won the javelin relay (Jenna Schumacher, Emily Ennis, Kaitlyn Kuvalanka); the 4,000 distance medley (Trini Gao, Erika Tabares, Jessie Kenny, Angela Modzelewski); the 400 shuttle hurdle (Samantha Dubreuil, Kara Seitz, Gianna Folz, Nina Somps); and the 4x800 relay (Noelene Power, Megan Stoddard, Eva Christensen, Anika Pallan).

Ledyard won the shot put relay (Adedoyin Ladoja, Alyssa Martin, Kylie Fustini); the 3,200 (Cedar Nelson); and the 4x1,600 (Jordan Houdeshell, Lauren Scahill, Lindsey Ackley, Nelson) in a school record time of 22:49.3.

Montville won the high jump relay (Lauren Hess, Cassidy Bundy, Shatajah Wattely) and the 4x100 while Fitch captured the 1,600 sprint medley.

In the boys' competition, Fitch won four events: the javelin relay (Tyler Latham, Martin Alfaro, Marquis Guess); the 300 hurdles (John Coleman); the 1,600 sprint medley and the 440 shuttle run. Waterford won the 4x400 and 4x100 (Y-Kim Sheppard, Dakota Jones, Bishmee Sheppard, Chris Jones).

Ledyard won the 4x1,600 (Zack Higgins, Andrew Kline, Corey Coates, Tyler Torelli). East Lyme won the pole vault relay (Carlos Casillas, Mitch Brusseau, Anthony Patron).


• Jason Dargie pitched a four-hitter to lead Waterford over Griswold, 4-1, at Dodd Stadium. Dargie (3-1) struck out six.

Kyle Willoughby (two RBI) and Brian Gencarelli each had two hits for Waterford (8-1). Zach Wood had two hits for Griswold (6-5).

• Killingly scored seven runs in the top of the seventh and beat Bacon Academy 11-3 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division game at Dodd Stadium.

T.J. Stucke and Dane Grauer each drove in two runs in the seventh for Killingly (5-4, 2-1). Matt Scheidel and Danny Pinto each had two hits and drove in a run and Alex Couture scored twice for Bacon (5-4, 1-3).

• Williams School took a 2-0 lead, but Marianapolis Prep rallied for a 14-2 win in a SENE game.

Aaron Hosking had three hits for Williams (1-8, 0-3).

Boys' tennis

• Williams cruised to a 7-0 win over Marianapolis, getting singles wins from Josh Powell, Sam Buffum, Adam Verhoeff and John Powell, and doubles wins from the teams of Rudy Harvey-Jenner Foster, Brian Bradley-Victoria Ferrigno and Hunt Welch-Juli Brown.

• St. Bernard swept the singles matches en route to a 4-3 victory over Stonington. Nick Zuczok, Chris Renaud, Kevin Peters and Matt Suprenant were straight-set winners for the Saints (7-2) while the Bears (4-3) won one doubles match by forfeit and picked up wins from the teams of Jamie Mackillop-Anthony Gallicchio and Austin Almeida-Alan Carroll.

• East Lyme beat St. Bernard 6-1 in a nonleague match Friday. Andy King, Prince Patel and Hrishi Somayaji won singles matches for East Lyme (7-0). Nick Hotary won at No. 4 singles for St. Bernard (6-2).


• Stonington's Varsity 1 teams finished second during a race against New Bedford (Mass.). The boys' team finished in 4:39 and the girls finished in 5:21. The Varsity 2 boys took first in 4:54 while the boys' Varsity 3, girls' Varsity 2 and girls' Varsity 3 each took second.

• The East Lyme boys' first varsity placed fourth at the Quinsigamond Cup Regatta in Worcester. The boat consisted of Lauren Ward (coxswain), Sean Lambert, Jameson Foulke, Ryeed Khan, Ian Shukis, George Sisson, Erick Coyle, Brendan SantaMaria and Ehren Johnson.

In the girls' first varsity race, East Lyme placed second. Rowing for East Lyme: Josie Roosli (coxswain), Olivia Durham, Sarah Frick, Ada Miceli, Rachel Coxe, Kathleen Loubier, Alanna Bence, Katherine Vorih, and Sarah Kukich.

Coaching awards

• The Connecticut High School Coaches Association will honor three locals with state Coach of the Year awards during its 48th annual awards dinner on Thursday, May 10: Norwich Free Academy's Neal Curland (boys' basketball), East Lyme's Jack Stabach (boys' swimming) and Waterford's Liz Sutman (softball).

Fitch's Kyle Kerr, right, outsprints Lyman Memorial's Jason Reynolds to the finish line, helping the Falcons finish in second place to Middletown in the 4x800-meter relay at Saturday's Ledyard Relays.
Fitch's Kyle Kerr, right, outsprints Lyman Memorial's Jason Reynolds to the finish line, helping the Falcons finish in second place to Middletown in the 4x800-meter relay at Saturday's Ledyard Relays.


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