Local roundup: St. Bernard reached Class S softball semis
East Lyme - Fifth-seeded Wilton High School broke a 4-4 halftime deadlock by scoring three goals in the third quarter and that was enough to eliminate No. 4 East Lyme, 9-5, in the quarterfinals of the Class M state boys' lacrosse tournament on Friday.
Chris Nugent and Cole Rance had three goals and two assists apiece for Wilton (15-5) while Mitchell Andres scored twice for the Vikings, who finish 16-4, Mac Brodaski had one goal and one assist and Liam Williams had a pair of assists.
Goalie Greg Swenson faced 38 shots in goal for East Lyme and made 15 saves.
• With the threat of heavy rain in today's forecast, CIAC officials have pushed back today's rounds in the state class tournaments to Sunday. Class LL will take place at Hall of West Hartford (1 p.m.), Class L at Wethersfield (2 p.m.), Class M at Hamden (1 p.m.) and Class S at Conard of West Hartford (1 p.m.).
A number of local athletes have reached the third round. East Lyme's Andy King (the eighth seed) and Suryansh Patel (No. 15) are still alive in Class L singles, while Ledyard's Eric Sun (No. 4), Waterford's Dana Aing (No. 7) and Stonington's Casey Sartor (unseeded) are still alive in Class M singles.
In Class S, Old Lyme's Morgan White (No. 2), Old Saybrook's Jack Rothman (No. 7) and St. Bernard's Nick Zuczek (No. 15) have advanced in singles along with the Old Lyme doubles team of Alex Brult-Dan Kurpaska (No. 10) and three doubles teams from Old Saybrook - Jeremy King-Rocky Zhang (No. 6), Sam Henry-Suraj Kholsa (No. 13) and Nate Backus-Nate Hausman (unseeded).
• Connecticut College is in sixth place after the first day of the ICSA national championship finals at Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. The Camels scored 80 points heading into the final day. Boston College leads with 49 points.
Junior skipper Atlantic Brugman, Liz Wilsterman and Claire Sacco placed fourth in the A division with a score of 39 points while senior Bitsy Whipple, Kim Bolick and Katie St. George scored 44 points en route to their ninth-place scoring in the B division.
• Eastern Connecticut's Arielle Cooper, a junior third baseman from Mystic and Fitch High, was a first-team pick on the New England Division III softball team.
Cooper had a school record 33-game hitting streak batting leadoff, set a single season record with 123 total bases, tied single season records for hits (60), home runs (11) and slugging percentage (.783) while batting .439.
• Coast Guard Academy women's crew team placed eight cadet-athletes on the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete team.
The list included seniors Holly Madden, Sarah Jane Otey and Erin Nolan, junior Jess Ward and sophomores Catherine Durand, Judy Hooymans, Stephanie Jocis and and Alyssa Turner.
To earn a spot, student-athletes must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, be in at least her second year of eligibility and rowed in a minimum of 75 percent of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event.
• Waterford Speedbowl announced a partnership with Red Wolf Broadcasting to air a weekly talk radio show each Saturday at 3 p.m. on WJJF (94.9-FM). The show, called Overdrive Radio, debuts today with track announcer Matt Buckler, Dave Baribeault and John Gates serving as hosts.
Today's scheduled guests include Speedbowl historian Tom Dimaggio, journalist Shawn Courchesne and Ken Cassidy Jr., the all-time wins leader in the track's Mini Stock division and current NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division IV national points leader.
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