Local roundup: Old Lyme crew team wins three national medals

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Old Lyme High School crew team added three national medals to its collection Sunday at the USA National Scholastic Rowing Championships.

The girls' first four won silver, finishing second in 5 minutes, 47.93 seconds, just four seconds behind the winners from Winsor, Mass. The boys' first four also won silver in 5:05.62, two seconds behind The Gunnery School.

The girls' second four won bronze, third in 6:20:15, and the boys' second four, with two freshman members. also qualified for the nationals and was fourth.

These wins build on the team's sweep in the fours at the Connecticut Public Schools Rowing Association Championships, where the boys' first and second varsity fours and the girls' first and second varsity fours won state championships.

Several of the seniors are now going on to row for their chosen colleges, including team captains Isabelle Foster (Stanford) and Graham Richartz (Cornell), as well as coxwain Hanna DeBruyn (Bates).

NECBL

• Chris Kalica (St. John's) scattered five hits and one unearned run over six innings before Jacob Hendren (Heartland CC) retired nine of the 10 batters he faced (with five strikeouts) for the save as the Mystic Schooners beat the New Bedford Bay Sox 3-1 in the New England Collegiate Baseball League at Fitch High. Former East Lyme star Chase Livingston (Rhode Island) drove in Mystic's first run with an RBI single in the first and later added an RBI double in a two-run third. The Schooners are 3-1.

Zone VI Legion

• Connor Lewis scattered three hits and struck out nine over five innings as Waterford defeated Ledyard-Pawcatuck 7-1 in the Zone VI American Legion opener. Kyle Willoughby doubled for Waterfodr while Nate Storey had two singles and Jordan Kowalski a double for L-P.

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