Local roundup: One for the comeback kids of Norwich Tech

Julio Gil-Martinez of Waterford High School, center, checks on a runner to his left as he approaches the finish line in the 200 meters of Friday's boys' track and field meet against New London and Branford. Gil-Martinez won the 200 in 22.5 seconds.

Norwich - The Norwich Tech softball team rallied from deficits of six and seven runs Friday, finally defeating Parish Hill 24-23.

Stacey Bowen's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh won the game for the Warriors (2-13).

Kassie Missios had three hits and scored four runs for Norwich Tech.

In other games:

• Melissa Castillo had a two-run single and scored twice as Norwich Free Academy beat Woodstock Academy 10-2 in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division. Bethany Stone went 2-for-3 with two runs for NFA (7-8, 3-6) and Sam Chinigo had two RBI. Adelis Concepcion had a solo home run for Woodstock.

• Chloe Hespeler pitched a one-hitter with eight strikeouts as Ledyard defeated Windham 22-0 in a six-inning ECC Medium Division game. Fran Francischelli had two hits, scored six runs and had five RBI for the Colonels (10-6, 6-3) while Tyler Gernhard had three hits, including a home run, with three runs scored and two RBI. Jessica Monday had three hits with four runs scored and an RBI.

• Katherine Georgetti had two hits and two RBI and Fitch edged Bacon Academy 3-2 in the ECC Large Division. Winning pitcher Alana Luzzio also had two hits for the Falcons (9-6, 4-4).

H.S. boys' track

• New London's Jeliani Lucas, Orrin Parke, Nico Ramos and Jose Garcia won the 4x100-meter relay in a three-team meet. Branford amassed 94 points, while New London had 58 and Waterford finished with 39. Julio Gil-Martinez won the 100 and 200 for Waterford.

H.S. girls' track

• Francine Jacque won the 100 (12.8), the 200 (25.7) and the 400 (59.9) for New London it its tri-meet against Branford and Waterford. Branford won the meet with 101 points. New London had 35 points and Waterford 28. Mercedes Santos won the high jump (4-10) and long jump (16-0) for New London (2-6). Rebecca Gregoire won the discus (76-1) for Waterford (0-6).


• Chris Bovino shot an even par 35 at Elmridge Golf Course, helping Stonington to a 7-0 win over Wheeler. Bovino had back-to-back birdies on the par-5 fourth hole and the par-3 fifth hole. Sam Ognisty also had a 38 to win his match for the Bears (9-4) and Joel Nelson, Rachel Shaw and Noah Blanchette were also winners. Coleton Lamb shot a team-best 49 for Wheeler (1-11).

• Matt Shea shot a low-round 45 as Waterford defeated Montville 6.5-0.5. Mitch Mirabito shot a 48 for Waterford (5-6). Ben Reed, Paul Hanrahan and Bennett Stackpole all shot a team-best 51 for Montville (5-7).

H.S. girls' lacrosse

• Sloane Sweitzer had four goals and two assists as Old Lyme defeated Valley Regional 19-8 in the Shoreline Conference. Fiona Barrett also had four goals, Sammi Beers had three goals and two assists and Catie Quaratella two goals and two assists for the Wildcats (9-3, 6-2). Valley is 0-10, 0-8.

H.S. boys' lacrosse

• Charles Maynard and Xavier Mills each scored two goals for Williams in its 16-5 loss to Hyde of Woodstock.

Women's lacrosse

• Maggie Hogan of Connecticut College was named to the Synapse Sports All-Rookie Team. The midfielder had 29 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers.

College softball

• A pair of former NFA standouts were selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference all-star team. Caroline Blanchard of Trinity and Gen Barlow of Bowdoin, both seniors, were second-team selections.

Men's track

• Coast Guard junior Ben Wolhaupter placed second in the pole vault (15 feet, 9 inches) to earn All-New England honors at the All-New England Championships at Stonehill College, featuring athletes from Division I, II and III. The vault moved him up 10 spots from 19th to ninth on the Division III national list; the top 20 in each event will get an invite to the NCAA Division III Championships in two weeks.

Junior All-American Adam Scalesse placed second in the 400 hurdles, posting a school-record time of 52.88 in the preliminaries to move 16 spots from 24th to eighth on the Division III national list. Scalesse also ran a 14.69 and won his heat in the 110 hurdles, an event in which he has the fastest time in Division III this season.


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