H.S. Roundup: Ledyard wrestlers have solid showing in own tourney
Ledyard - Ledyard High School went 3-1 at its own Jerry Watkins Colonel Duals wrestling tournament on Saturday, its only loss coming to reigning New Hampshire champion Timberlane, 47-24.
The Colonels (8-2), ranked seventh in the latest state poll, also handed No. 5 Simsbury its first loss 36-25, clinching the win on a pin by Shane Flores (126 pounds) in the final match. Ledyard also defeated Branford 53-20 and South Kingstown (R.I.) 43-21.
Derek Shultz (106, 113), Devon MarcAurele (170) and Kevin McDonald (220) all went 4-0 for Ledyard while Jeff Csisar (160) and Caile Johnson (182) each went 3-0.
In other matches:
• Waterford beat Terryville 44-30 to finish third in the Art Powers Duals at Berlin. The Lancers (12-4) beat RHAM 53-12 and Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech 40-28 while losing to Bristol Central 39-38. Brentt Smith (120) and Jimm Roscover (145) won four matches each, Ryan Botseas (113) and Dillon McCarthy (160) had three pins each and Niko Randolph (126) also won three matches for the Lancers.
• Montville swept a quad-match, beating Gilbert 57-12, Weston 60-18 and host Canton 60-18. Tommy Wynosky (126), Stephen Rogers (132), Austin Concascia (138) and Jacob Caskey (145) had three pins each and Joel Morth (115), Jacob Schmalz (152) and Patrick Bogan (170) also won three times each for Montville (12-1). Freshmen Emanuel Diaz (165) and Augie Cornish (heavyweight) won two matches each for Montville.
• Fitch topped Suffield 37-36 at the Farmington Duals, but lost matches against Farmington (58-24), Fairfield Ludlowe (59-9) and Wilton (56-18). Fitch's Gabe Madrigal (132 pounds) and Billy Goff (160) earned decisions for Fitch (5-11) against Suffield and the Falcons won five matches by forfeit. William Parker (182) won three matches for Fitch and Mohammad Masour (113), Scott Kydd (126), Madrigal, Goff and Kevin Berardi (220) won two matches each.
• Khaleed Exum-Strong won three matches for Norwich Free Academy, but the Wildcats went 0-4 at the Xavier Duals in Middletown. NFA fell to Xavier (81-0), Ridgefield (48-36), Bethel (37-33) and Middletown (58-18). Exum-Strong pinned Ridgefield's Kyle McCormick at 182 pounds, decisioned Bethel's Jared Willsey 4-3 at 195 pounds and won his 195-pound match against Middletown by forfeit. Abner Lugo De Toro (170), Aaron Hebert (220) and Jason Egbert (285) each won twice for the Wildcats (7-12).
• Rudy Harvey had 20 points and nine rebounds as Williams School won its first game with a 53-37 victory over Falmouth Academy. Nick Smith added nine points and 12 rebounds for the Blues and Jack Hisle scored all seven points in the second half when Williams outscored Falmouth 34-17 to wipe out a two-point halftime deficit.
• Donny Craig scored a game-high 19 points, leading Waterford to a 53-33 win over Killingly in an ECC Medium Division game. Connor Lewis scored 15 for Waterford (4-4, 2-1).
• Michelle Klinikowski had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Ledyard to an easy 48-19 road victory over Notre Dame of Fairfield. The Colonels (7-1) took control in the second quarter, outscoring Notre Dame 17-2 to open a 32-7 halftime lead. Hannah Hutchins and Olivia DelGrosso added nine points apiece for Ledyard.
• Sofie Clark had eight points for Fitch in a 53-47 loss to Westerly. Jackie Lewis and Caroline Entwhistle had seven each for the Falcons (1-8), which led 26-20 at halftime.
• Williams lost to Falmouth 38-17. Marion Philippe had 10 points, six rebounds and seven blocked shots for Williams (1-5).
Boys' indoor track
• Fitch's Tyler Latham had a big day at the Rhody Classic, winning one event and placing in two others. Latham captured the 55-meter hurdles in 7.81 seconds while placing fifth in the 300 (37.80) and long jump (19 feet, 8 1/2 inches).
• Ledyard's Joseph Carter won the 300 dash at the SCC Coaches' Invite at Hillhouse, finishing in 35.89 seconds. Carter was also fifth in the long jump (20-8 1/4) and the 4x800 relay team (Aaron Norcia, Bryce Hedman, Max Armstrong, Trey DeAndrade) was fifth, as well. Ledyard was 10th as a team with 19 points.
Girls' indoor track
• East Lyme's Kelsey Shukis was fourth in the shot put at the Rhody Classic with a throw of 34-2 1/2 and teammate Gianna Folz was sixth in the 55 hurdles in 9.28 seconds. In addition, the Vikings' 4x800 relay team of Becca Alaimo, Izzy Moore, Lilly Whittaker and Kirsten Thompson was third in 11:02.76 and the 4x400 team of Kaily MarcAurel, Haley Ashton, Caroline Thiede and Emma Perry was fifth in 4:23.56. Fitch's 4x800 relay team of Kitty Potter, Alicia Moroyoqui, Kaitie Schneider and Molly Reinhold was fifth in 11:04.26.
• Ledyard's Chenoa Sebastian was first in the 55 hurdles at the SCC Coaches' Invite at Hillhouse. She finished in 8.82 seconds.
• East Lyme picked up a pair of foil wins, topping Griswold 5-4 and New London 6-3. Griswold beat New London 5-4. East Lyme also beat Griswold 7-2 in epee.
• East Lyme swept to a pair of foil wins, beating New London 5-4 and Griswold 8-1, while Griswold beat New London 5-4. East Lyme beat Griswold 6-3 in epee.
• Logan Morin scored twice and added an assist for NFA/St. Bernard/Bacon Academy in a 12-4 loss to Tri-Town. Andrew Gagnon and Kevin Teskey also had goals for NFA (1-6) and Teskey was credited with three assists.
• Will Jarrett set a Willams School program record in the 500 freestyle, finishing first in 5:18.43 in a tri-meet. Canterbury was first with 52 points, followed by Williams with 40 and Chase Collegiate with 30. Jarrett also won the 200 freestyle and swam a leg on the Blues' second-place 200 freestyle relay team, joining Josh Goldstein, Cooper Feites and Rhett Steiner. Steiner was second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 200 IM.
• The 200 freestyle relay team of Samantha Linhares, Claudia Mergy, Grace Linhares and Carly Meyer finished first for Williams School in a three-way meet. Canterbury won with 54 points, followed by Williams with 45 and Chase Collegiate with 30. Mergy was also second in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke, while Samantha Linhares was second in the 200 and 500 freestyles and Grace Linhares second in the 100 butterfly.
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