Local roundup: Montville has lead at Class S wrestling
Windham — The Montville wrestling team took a day one lead at the CIAC Class S championship on Friday at Windham High.
Montville has 57 points, followed by Gilbert (52) and Canton (48). Both Montville and Gilbert have the most wrestlers to reach the quarterfinals (11), but Montville has a 3-to-1 edge in wrestlers still in the consolation round.
Gilbert has nine in the quarterfinals and five in the wrestlebacks.
Two-time Eastern Connecticut Conference champion Killingly has a 68-66 lead over defending Class champion Foran at the Class M championships at Guilford. Guilford is third (62.5), followed by Ledyard (60.5), Avon (60) and Waterford (52.5).
Killingly has eight in the quarterfinals and four in the consolations, while Foran has nine and two. Ledyard has the third-most wrestlers to advance (eight and two).
Simsbury leads defending champion and host Bristol Eastern, 57-55.5, at the Class L tournament. New London is tied for 19th (18) and Fitch is 21st (10). New London has three in the quarterfinals and Fitch one.
Three-time defending champion Danbury leads Class LL with 71 points, followed by host Trumbull (62) and Southington (53.5). Norwich Free Academy is eighth with seven wrestlers in the quarterfinals.
All four tournaments conclude Saturday at 9 a.m.
• Silus Wiggins had 26 points as Grasso Tech overwhelmed Vinal Tech, 81-31, in a Connecticut Technical Conference game that was the regular-season finale for the Eagles. Jacob Coates scored 17 for Grasso (6-14) and Jose Hernandez added nine points.
• Aedan Using scored a team-best 17 points to help Old Lyme beat Portland 54-39 in a Shoreline Conference game. Quinn Romeo added 11 points for the Wildcats (16-2) and Ray Doll contributed eight points and 10 rebounds.
• Putnam beat Wheeler, 60-43, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division IV game. Ian Spracklin scored 21 for Wheeler (5-14, 0-8).
• Molly Butremovic scored 11 as Wheeler topped Norwich Tech, 35-30. Wheeler is 6-14. Geovonna Taitague scored 12 for the Warriors (7-13).
• Aaron Reck and Keegan Reck won two events each as ECC champion Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech beat New London 95-57. Aaron Reck won the 200-yard individual medley (2:23.74) and 500 freestyle (5:36.60) and Keegan Reck won the 50 freestyle (23.92) and 100 freestyle (53.88). AJ Murko and Ben Chidey also won events for Fitch (10-0, 10-0) and Matt Carney, Micah McKenzie, Nate McKenna, Max Cartier, Sam Heilig, Nathanael Padgett helped the team win two relays. Annette Park and Joseph Lastraglio won events for New London (0-7, 0-7) and Sara Beth Bouchard, Finella Smith, Carlos Silva and Lastraglio won the 400 freestyle relay.
• Keith Johnson and Jeffrey Ng each won two events and swam on two winning relay teams to pace Norwich Free Academy to its 103-79 win over Waterford in an ECC meet. Johnson won the 50 freestyle (27.60) and 100 backstroke (1:13.34) for the Wildcats (4-4, 4-4) and Ng won the 200 IM (2:29) and 100 breaststroke (1:13.78). Johnson and Ng also teamed with Wyatt Gordon and Alex Ji to win the 200 medley relay (2:11.28), and with Chase Hodgkins and Theo Kapinos to win the 400 freestyle relay (4:36.59). Ji also won the 100 freestyle (1:02.02). Kody Dow won the diving (184.70 points) for Lancers (4-6, 4-5) and Dan Estrin the 100 butterfly (1:09.64). The two also teamed with Jason Blain and Caleb Zane to win the 200 freestyle relay (2:00.57).
• In his first career at-bat, redshirt sophomore catcher Paul Gozzo hit a solo home run to break a 2-all tie and lead UConn to a 3-2 win over No. 4 Louisville in the season opener for both teams. Trailing 1-0 after four innings, the Huskies tied it on Anthony Prato's RBI single and went ahead one inning later on Conor Moriarty's sacrifice fly. Louisville tied the game in the bottom of the seventh before Gozzo followed in the top of the eighth with his heroics. Chase Gardner earned the win in relief of starter Jeff Kersten, who went six innings and allowed five hits and one run, none earned, with three walks and two strikeouts.
• Nick MacDonald had 21 points and Ryo Kobayashi added 14 points and six assists as St. Thomas More beat Hoosac, 78-54. Wayne Bristol scored 18 for T-More (21-15), which will hold an ALS fundraiser at Monday's game against Putnam Science.
• Alexander Payusov scored his 15th goal to help UConn beat Boston University, 3-2, in overtime for the Huskies' third straight win. UConn (10-17-2, 5-12-2 Hockey East) had a 2-0 lead after two periods on first-period goals from Karl El-Mir (power play) and Wyatt Newpower, but Boston University (10-15-3, 8-8-2) scored twice in the third period, the final coming at 18:55, to tie the game. El-Mir and Jachym Kondelik assisted on Payusov's goal.
• Colby beat Connecticut College 2-1 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game. Matt Creamer scored with 27 seconds left in the game for Conn (6-16-1, 2-14-1) while Rory Galasco had an assist and Connor Rodericks made 40 saves.
• Hamilton scored a power-play goal late in the second period and held on to beat Conn College 2-1 in a NESCAC game. Freshman Melissa Alexander scored, Jordan Cross and Paige Michel had assists and Bailey Mertz made 21 saves for Conn (10-9-3, 6-6-3).
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