Local Roundup: Barclay named boys' basketball coach at Stonington
Stonington - Chad Barclay has wanted to be a boys' basketball coach. He's also wanted to return to Stonington High School, his alma mater.
Barclay got both his wishes fulfilled as he's been named Stonington's new boys' basketball coach.
"I always wanted to go back to Stonington," said Barclay, a 1995 Stonington graduate. "I always wanted to coach at the varsity level, and going back to your old school, I think, is everyone's goal."
Barclay has coached boys' basketball at Griswold Middle School the past four seasons. Prior to that, he was the freshman coach at Griswold, where he is a physical education teacher at Griswold Middle School.
The Bears finished 13-11 last season. They were in their first season under head coach Tim Payne when he abruptly resigned on Jan. 16. The team was 7-4 when he stepped down.
"I know we have the Donahues (Jackson and Matt), which is a major plus," Barclay said of his new team. "Other than that, I'll have to wait and see what we have."
H.S. boys' tennis
• Morgan White's big for a state title came to an end.
The Old Lyme High School senior lost to No. 6 Ferdinand Gelbrich of Housatonic Regional 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals of thw CIAC Class S boys' tennis tournament at Yale University.
White, the No. 2 seed, had reached the final in each of his first three seasons, but hadn't won a title. Gelbrich plays top seed and defending champion Chandler Libby of Granby Memorial in today's final.
H.S. boys' lacrosse
• No. 6 East Lyme fell to No. 3 New Canaan 7-3 in the Class M quarterfinals. Mitchell Andres had two goals, Andrew Bernard scored and Evan Long, Harry Stanton and Cole Turpin had assists for the Vikings (15-5).
• Mike Evans pitched a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Esh's beat Northeast Nine 5-0. Max Hart doubled and scored a run for Esh's (5-1).
• Johnny Rockets won a pair of games against the Pirates, winning 2-0 on Thursday and 6-2 Wednesday night. Chris Wojick and Paul Vincent combined to pitch a one-hitter Thursday.
Johnny Rockets had a four-run first inning Wednesday with Bobby Fournier's RBI double being the key hit. Bob Chmiel doubled and drove in two runs in the two games for Johnny Rockets.
CGA's Bastinck honored
• Coast Guard senior All-American Holli Bastinck has been named to the ECAC New England Division III softball all-star second team. Bastinck, a three-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference first team selection and 2012 All-American, posted a .339 batting average on the strength of 37 hits to go along with a pair of home runs and 19 runs batted in.
She finished her Coast Guard softball career ranked second in hits (209), third in both home runs (18) and RBI's (131), and fifth with a .393 batting average.
Conn's Siekman, Clougher honored
• Connecticut College senior Seana Siekman and junior Mike Clougher have been named to the All-New England Conference Athletic Conference rowing team. Both were second-team selections on the All-NESCAC squad.
Lily Beck, Lindsay Cook, Mackenzie Jackson, Amanda Jones, Sophia Muller, Val Phipps-Goldstein joined Siekman and Clougher as NESCAC All-Academic Team honorees. Coxswains Maureen Sweeney and Phoebe Rohn were both named to the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
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