H.S. roundup: Stonington boys win Shoreline Invite indoor title

New Haven — Shane Smith won the pole vault and Hayden Parrilla the long jump as the Stonington High School boys' indoor track team won the Shoreline Conference Coaches' Invitational on Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center.

Stonington finished first with 78 points to 71.75 for second-place Old Saybrook. Ledyard was fourth with 43. The Stonington girls were second with 54.5 points and Waterford sixth with 29. Old Saybrook was first with 103.

Smith took the pole vault with a leap of 12 feet, 6 inches and Parrilla won the long jump at 20-1.5. The Bears' boys' 4x400 relay team of Rhys Hammond, Blake Edwards, Smith and Nick Benjamin also won with a meet-record time of 3 minutes, 33.93 seconds.

Other local winners were Ledyard's Zak King in the boys' 1,600 (4:41.72) and Waterford's Sophia Podeszwa in the girls' 55 hurdles (8.83 seconds).

Ledyard's Collin Wiltshire was second in the boys' 55 hurdles (8.57) and third in the high jump (5-10). Stonington's Smith was third in the 55 hurdles (8.57) and teammate Jared Rudzinsky was fourth (8.65). Stonington's Edwards was third in the 1,000 (2:44.22), Hammond third in the 600 (1:26.15) and Joey Hinckley third in the 300 (37.85), Ledyard's Robbie Petriel third in the long jump (19-5) and Montville's Tyrone Mack fourth in the shot put (45-0.75).

Stonington's sprint medley relay team was second (3:56.9), Ledyard's 4x200 team was third (1:39.80) and New London's fourth (1:40.04); and Montville's 4x800 relay was fourth (9:08.70)

Top local finishers for the girls included Waterford's Zora LaBonte, second in the 300 (43.66) and third in the 55 hurdles (9.24); Stonington's Meg Detwiler, third in the 600 (1:43.04); Stonington's Lindsey Orr, third in the 1,600 (5:32.59); Stonington's Emma Diamonti, third in the shot put (33-11.5); and Montville's Lauren Ross, fourth in the high jump (4-10).

Stonington's 4x400 relay team was second (4:24.71), the Bears' sprint medley relay team was third (4:41.14) and the 4x800 relay was fourth (11:41.34).

Boys' basketball

• Brady Sheffield had 21 points in Old Lyme's 66-48 victory over Coventry. Aedan Using had 12 points and Ray Doll nine rebounds and six assists for Old Lyme (8-4).

• Omar Rahman had 14 points as No. 7 Waterford came from behind at halftime to beat Stonington 61-52 in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II. Stonington (6-6, 3-2) led 34-28 at the half. Liam Spellman and JJ Brennan had 11 points each for Waterford (10-1, 4-0). Spellman added eight rebounds and two blocked shots, Walker Sutman had seven rebounds and Mikey Buscetto had six rebounds and five assists. Zach Scott had 16 points for Stonington, Marquis Jackson 11 points and 13 rebounds and Lennox Deer eight points and nine rebounds.

• Dev Ostrowski scored 37 points as East Lyme improved to 8-1 with a 67-59 win over Valley Regional. Ben Weinstein scored 20 for Valley (6-5). 

H.S. wrestling

• Montville went 3-0 at the Morgan Duals, topping Griswold (54-26), Morgan (56-19) and East Haven (47-21). Nick Tibbetts won a fourth match against an individual wrestler from Valley Regional to go 4-0 and Jayden Colon (120), Noah Caskey (132), Ian Anderson (147), Sam Kury (154), Zack Navarrete (160) and  Caleb Forehand (170) each won three matches. The Indians are 14-2.

• J'Mari Lowman's second-period pin in the final match rallied Ledyard to a 35-30 victory over Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech, highlighting a 3-1 day for the Colonels in the annual Jerry Watkins Colonel Duals. Trailing 30-23, Richard Mullaney (285 pounds) received a forfeit win and Lowman (106) earned a pin in 3:24 to give Ledyard (12-8) the win. The Colonels also beat Stamford 46-27 and Westerly 71-12, but lost to South Kingstown (R.I.) 47-24. Lowman, Mullaney, Joey Millbach (113), Cole Dirico (126/132) and Dennis Charles (152) all went 4-0 on the day for Ledyard.

• Waterford went 2-2 during its Wrestle for the Cure dual meet on Friday. The Lancers (9-11) defeated Griswold 45-33 and Westerly 66-3 while losing to Coventry (R.I.) 53-24 and Foran 58-20. Eric Zane (120) went 4-0 for Waterford.

Girls' basketball

• Montville lost to Rocky Hill, 46-13. Emily Meigs had 10 rebounds, six points and six blocked shots and Angel Skulczyck had five blocks for Montville (4-8). 

• Sarah Serbascewicz scored 24 points and had four steals as Ledyard beat Fitch 44-34 in an ECC Division I game on Friday. Julia Lavin had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Ledyard (5-5, 1-3). Ciarra Jimenez led Fitch (1-11, 1-4) with 10 points.

• Williams School lost to MacDuffie on Friday, 80-36. Senior captain Marie Grillo scored 18 points for Williams (5-4).

Boys' fencing

• East Lyme swept the foil and St. Bernard the epee during an ECC tri-meet that included Ledyard. In foil, East Lyme defeated Ledyard 5-4 and St. Bernard 6-3 (Ledyard beat St. Bernard 6-3). In epee, St. Bernard beat East Lyme 7-2 and Ledyard 5-4 (Ledyard beat East Lyme 6-3) as Graham McCauley went 6-0 while Ledyard's Dante Priebe had a plus-21 point indicator.

• Fitch swept both foil and epee competitions during an ECC tri-meet with NFA and Waterford. In foil, the Falcons (9-0) rode the perfect day of Ron Pfisterer (6-0, 29 touches) to beat both teams 7-2 (NFA beat Waterford 6-3). In epee, Fitch beat Waterford 8-1 and NFA 7-2 (NFA beat Waterford 6-3) as Max Bacchiocchi went 5-0 with 25 touches for the Falcons (10-0).

Girls' fencing

• St. Bernard swept the foil and Ledyard the epee during an ECC tri-meet that included East Lyme. In foil, St. Bernard defeated East Lyme 6-3 and Ledyard 5-4 (Ledyard beat East Lyme 5-4). In epee, Ledyard defeated St. Bernard 6-3 and East Lyme 5-4 (St. Bernard beat East Lyme 5-4) as Riley Colgan went 6-0 with a plus-12 point indicator.

• NFA swept the foil and Fitch the epee during an ECC tri-meet that included Waterford. In foil, NFA (9-1) defeated Fitch 6-3 and Waterford 5-4 (Fitch beat Waterford 5-4) as Caroline Mercier went 6-0 with 30 touches; In epee, Fitch (9-0) defeated Waterford 9-0 and NFA 5-4 (NFA defeated Waterford 7-2) as Julia Zieminski and Danielle Millerick each went 5-1 and Aaliyah Tira was 4-2.


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