Local roundup: NFA golf wraps up the title

Fitch's Hendrik Khoury, left, attempts to tag out Montville's Seamus Barry at first base during a high school baseball game Thursday in Groton. Montville won 11-6. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Fitch's Hendrik Khoury, left, attempts to tag out Montville's Seamus Barry at first base during a high school baseball game Thursday in Groton. Montville won 11-6. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Old Lyme — Norwich Free Academy wrapped up the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' golf title with a 7-0 win over East Lyme on Thursday.

NFA's Noah Straub was the medalist with a 2-over-par 35 at Old Lyme Country Club. Jack Sullivan (39), Sean Gilot (42), Jack Wood (43) and Miles Joyner (41) also won their matches for the Wildcats (11-3, 5-0), who won the medal point 159-195.

Evan Kluge led East Lyme (7-6, 3-2) with a 42.

In other matches:

• Wheeler beat St. Bernard 7-0 in an ECC Division III match. Mike Anderson was the medalist with a 1-over-par 37, including a birdie on the par-5 first hole at Stonington Country Club. Nolan Arruda, Kody Lewis, Matt Worobey and Alec Rustici also won matches for Wheeler (7-5, 7-0).

• Stonington's Jack Ognisty was the medalist with a 3-over-par 35 as the Bears beat Bacon Academy 6-1 in an ECC Division II match at Chanticlair Golf Course. Jack Glenn (40), Grant Hamilton (52) and Will Cavaliere (51) also won their matches for Stonington (10-2, 5-2).

• Montville won the medal point 169-170 to earn a 5-2 win over Woodstock in an ECC Division II match. Chris Bouchard of Montville was the medalist with a 36. Sam Gaboury and Noah Cook also won matches for Montville (10-5, 3-5).

• Peter Macadam of Old Lyme was the medalist with a 4-over-par 39 as the Wildcats beat North Branford 168-199 in a Shoreline Conference match at Black Hall Club. Graham Aird and Matt McCarthy shot 42s and Will Roberts had a 45 for Old Lyme.

• New London beat Fitch 4-2. Tim Glavan of New London was the medalist with a 45 and A.J. McClain and Evan Bordeau also won matches for the Whalers (3-9, 2-3). Fitch (4-9, 0-5) got a win from Charlie Bresnahan and shared the medal point with a 215. 

• Killingly wrapped up at least a share of the ECC Division II title with a 7-0 win over Waterford. Killingly (16-1, 8-0) can earn the title outright with against Stonington on Tuesday. Waterford is 6-6, 1-6.

Baseball

• Wheeler qualified for the CIAC tournament with a 6-1 win over Parish Hill. Chris Munzer (4-3) pitched a seven-hitter with 10 strikeouts for the win. Dylan Wilkinson was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Josh Lapid doubled and drove in a run for Wheeler (8-11).

• Trevor Delesdernier pitched a complete game and chipped in three hits and an RBI to power third-ranked East Lyme past Morgan School 6-0. Delesdernier allowed four hits while walking one and striking out seven for the Vikings (17-2), who also received two hits and an RBI from Jared Hunt.

• Ledyard scored four runs in the second and fifth innings, beating Killingly 8-6. Max Ebdon and Ken Turner had two hits each, James Laconico and Ebdon each drove in two runs and Turner and Laconico each scored twice for Ledyard (11-8). Jacob Money was the winning pitcher.

• Montville scored four runs in the second inning and four in the seventh on the way to beating Fitch 11-6. Doug DelaCruz had a solo home run and a double while Seamus Barry and Rob DelaCruz each had a single and double for the Indians (10-8). Mike Williams belted a three-run home run while Connor McCrea had an RBI double and Thomas Brown added two hits for Fitch (8-11).

• Winning pitcher Michael Burrows belted a home run and had four RBI in Waterford's 10-1 win over Old Lyme. Burrows struck out 11 and allowed four hits in five innings for the Lancers, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and finished with 12 hits. Alex Petchark had a single, double and four RBI and Matthew Driscoll had two hits and an RBI for Waterford (16-3). Jace Funaro and Griffin Powers had two hits apiece and Jordan Warecke had an RBI single for Old Lyme (14-5).

H.S. boys' tennis

• East Lyme wrapped up an undefeated ECC Division I season with a 7-0 win over New London/Wheeler. Davon Chen, Eric Gu, Matei Coiculescu and Ashish Joshi were straight-set winners in singles for East Lyme (14-0, 8-0), while the doubles teams of Finn Power-Jonathan Tan, Conrad French-Charlie Lyden and Alexander Li-Rajiv Manohar also picked up victories. New London is 4-13, 0-8.

• New London/Wheeler avenged an earlier loss with a 6-1 win over Montville on Wednesday. Zach Skrabacz, Jovahn Brown and Chris Alemania won singles matches for the Whalers along with the doubles teams of Manual Hernandez-Cristofer Ortiz, Joao Tumbaco-Yoel Morel and Rockenson Charles-Kesry Louis. Montville (1-11), which won 6-1 on May 9, got a win at No. 1 singles from Hunter Stepanian.

H.S. girls' tennis

• Montville picked up its first win of the season, beating Norwich Tech 5-2. Luisa Alarcon, Rachel Liang and Linda Chen won singles matches for the Indians (1-14) along with the doubles teams of Man Wei Chan-Jenny Alarcon and Christine Zhu-Layla Wu. Katie Pescatello won her match for Norwich Tech as did Emily Cherwin and Christine White at No. 1 doubles.

• East Lyme beat New London 7-0 in an ECC Division I match. Kelly Peterec, Mary Katherine Taylor, Shauna Kim and Erin Peterec won singles matches in straight sets for the Vikings (7-7, 6-2), earning wins along with the doubles teams of Tanvi Dandekar-Lily Slemp, Neha Ande-Sophia Rogers and Brianna Lally-Kathryn Van Wart.

• Emma Bass went three sets to win her No. 4 singles match and lead Old Lyme past North Branford 5-2 in the Shoreline Conference. Keelin Hurtt and Kellie Sablone also posted singles wins for Old Lyme.

College track

• Coast Guard Academy sophomore Caitlin Piker had her second-best throw of the season as she tossed the javelin 134 feet, 8 inches to place second at the Last Chance Meet hosted by MIT. Her top throw this season (134-11) is currently the 23rd best mark in Division III. The top 22 in the event earn a trip to the NCAA Championship, but it is possible some athletes above her could decline an invite.

College baseball

• Tim Cate went the distance, pitching a five-hitter while striking out eight and walking four in UConn's 6-0 shutout of East Carolina in American Athletic Conference action at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford. Alex LeFevre belted a three-run home run in the third inning and the Huskies (30-22, 13-9) added three more in the sixth in the three-game series opener.

Montville's Rob DelaCruz, right, leaps to catch a ball as Fitch's Ryan Tuohy  slides into third base Thursday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Montville's Rob DelaCruz, right, leaps to catch a ball as Fitch's Ryan Tuohy slides into third base Thursday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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