Local roundup: Killingly in charge after Day 1 of ECC wrestling tournament

Groton — Defending champion Killingly has opened a sizeable lead after the opening day of the Eastern Connecticut Conference wrestling tournament on Friday night at Fitch High School.

Killingly, with 11 wrestlers advancing to the semifinals, has 97.5 points heading into Saturday's final day, 27.5 better the Norwich Free Academy (70.5). Only 7.5 points separate places second through seven with Fitch currently third (67), Ledyard and Montville tied for fourth (64), Lyman Memorial/Windham tech sixth (62.5) and New London seventh (62).

NFA and Ledyard have six semifinalists each while Fitch, Montville and LM/WT have five each and New London has four.

Wrestling begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday with the championship semifinals and consolation quarterfinals. The championship matches will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on www.theday.com.

Girls' indoor track

• St. Bernard placed in all four relays during the CIAC Class S indoor track and field championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. The Saints placed third in the 4x200, 4x800 and sprint medley relays and added a sixth in the 4x400 event. St. Bernard placed ninth in the team standings with 19 points (Bloomfield won with 83).

Rachel Kunka, Taina Quinones, Caroline Codner and Juliet Brady finished the 4x200 in 1:53.78 while Brigid Kunka, Adeline Arvidson, Serena Britner and Sophia Duhig finished the 4x800 in 10:24.80, Rachel Kunka, Brigid Kunka, Quinones and Brady finished the sprint medley in 4:33.64, and Quinones, Codner, Gwyneth Jones and Katie Power finished the 4x400 in 4:33.81.

Montville two individual place-winners with Elizabeth Bowman finishing fourth in the 1,000 (3:12.78) and Katie Bowman placing fifth (3:14.30).

Boys' indoor track

• Old Lyme's Aidan Powers finished second in the 600-meter race during the CIAC Class S indoor track and field championships in New Haven. Powers was timed in 1:26.77. He also teamed with Rory Cavicke, Jesper Silberberg and Trevor Wells to place sixth in the 4x400 relay in 3:42.01. Bloomfield won the team title with 111 points while the Eastern Connecticut Conference had one individual winner in Windham's Enrique Lopez Garcia, who captured the 55 hurdles in 7.55 seconds.

Women's indoor track

• Coast Guard freshman Michelle Kwafo broke a pair of school records during the David Hemery Invitational at Boston University, a meet featuring athletes from Divisions I, II and III. Kwafo was third in the 60-meter dash in 7.95 seconds, breaking her own record of 7.97 set two weeks ago. She also broke the school record in the 200 in 25.73, bettering the old mark of 26.20 set by Jackie James in 2000. Adora Lawrence added a fifth in the 400 (57.61) while the 4x400 relay team of Anna Beck, Kevilyn Frazier, Lawrence and Taylor Winters ran the second best time in program history (4:00.32).

Women's basketball

• Connecticut College lost to Hamilton 61-55 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game 61-55. Claire Gulbin had 20 points, Sami Ashton scored 13 and Dana Muckstadt had nine points and 11 rebounds for Conn (7-16, 2-7).

Women's hockey

• Conn College had its eight-game unbeaten streak snapped in a 3-1 loss to Colby in a NESCAC game. Ashley Carbone's first-period goal gave Conn (13-6-2, 6-5-2) a 1-0 lead. Kylie Wilkes and Natalie Witkowski had assists and Carly Denora made 23 saves for Conn.

Men's hockey

• UConn beat No. 17 Maine 3-2 in a Hockey East game, handing the Black Bears their first home loss of the season. Benjamin Freeman had a goal and two assists and Alexander Payusov and Carter Turnbull also scored for UConn (12-12-4, 9-7-2), which has won three straight. 

College honors

• UConn Avery Point had 14 student-athletes named to the Region XXI Athletic Directors' Fall Honor roll. Student-athletes must have achieved at least a 3.2 GPA for the fall semester while being enrolled in at least 12 credits. Honorees were: women's basketball — Carsen Keith, Abby Stone; men's basketball — John Domijan IV, Ryan Dull, JR Gandenberger, Mitchell Holdmeyer, Dan LaBelle, Tyler Zegray; baseball — Tom Abel, Aidan Brennan, Jason Ostrowski, Robert Otanez, Corey Plasky, Orlando Swift.

ECC WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

Following are the opening night team scores and a list of the semfinals pairings for the Eastern Connecticut Conference wrestling tournament, which begins on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fitch High School (see complete Saturday schedule below):

Team results

1. Killingly, 97.5; 2. NFA, 70.5; 3. Fitch, 67; 4. (tie) Ledyard and Montville, 64; 6. Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech, 62.5; 7. New London, 62; 8. Waterford, 51; 9. Windham, 44; 10. East Lyme/Norwich Tech, 36; 11. Bacon Academy, 28; 12. Griswold, 24; 13. Stonington, 9; 14. St. Bernard, 2.

Semifinal pairings

106 pounds: No. 1 Kaden Ware (Killingly) vs. No. 4 Jaiden James (NFA), No. 2 Blake Chapman (Montville) vs. No. 3 Owen Burton (Bacon Academy).

113: No. 1 Connor Doran (Ledyard) vs. No. 4 Jeremiah Irizary (East Lyme/Norwich Tch), No. 2 Aiden Christie (Griswold) vs. No. 3 Asim Samuel (Killingly).

120: No. 1 Mason Concascia (Waterford) vs. No. 4 Tyler Arsenault (Griswold), No. 2 Jack Richardson (Killingly) vs. No. 3 Elijah Vertefeuille (Windham).

126: No. 1 David Charron (Killingly) vs. No. 4 Jeffry Stober (Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech), No. 2 Quinn Bond (Montville) vs. No. 3 Connor DeVega (NFA).

132: No. 1 Braeden O'Brien (Bacon) vs. No. 5 Jacob Foster (Ledyard), No. 2 Dominic Renfree (NFA) vs. No. 3 Cooper Morissette (Killingly).

138: No. 1 Shane Franson (LM/WT) vs. No. 5 Mick Wynosky (Montville), No. 2 Aiden Robertson (Fitch) vs. No. 3 Isaac Bean (Killingly).

145: No. 1 Melakai Maddox (Fitch) vs. No. 4 Caden Foote (Ledyard), No. 2 Marcos Rodriguez (Windham) vs. No. 3 Ben Richardson (Killingly).

152: No. 1 Sam Light (Stonington) vs. No. 5 Colby Zvingilas (Killingly), No. 2 Mason Barnett (Ledyard) vs. No. 3 Max Commander (New London).

160: No. 1 Brayden Grim (Ledyard) vs. No. 4 Alex White (Killingly), No. 2 Naszier Matthews (Fitch) vs. No. 3 John Miller (LM/WT).

170: No. 1 Ryan Powers (LM/WT) vs. No. 4 Vincent Trento (Fitch), No. 2 Theran Vanase (NFA) vs. No. 3 Ioanni Cobena (Montville).

182: No. 1 Jackson Harshberger (Waterford) vs. No. 4 Corey Filewich (EL/NT), No. 2 Mason McMahon (NFA) vs. No. 3 Jon Creswell (Killingly).

195: No. 1 David Thoma (LM/WT) vs. No. 4 Greg Santora Jr. (Fitch), No. 2 Jadian Mackenzie (New London) vs. No. 3 Elijah Morosky (Waterford).

220: No. 1 Roark Ryan (EL/NT) vs. No. 4 Ernesto Heredia (Windham), No. 2 Ruben Britos (NFA) vs. No. 3 Teshua Williams (New London).

285: No. 1 Davin McIver (Ledyard) vs. No. 4 Connor LeDuc (Killingly), No. 2  Somuadina Agunyego (Montville) vs. No. 3 Keeano Gonzales (New London).

Saturday's schedule: Championship semifinals and consolation quarterfinals, 11 a.m.; consolation semifinals, 1:30 p.m.; consolation finals, 2:45 p.m. championship finals, 4:30 p.m.

Note: Championship finals will be streamed lived on www.theday.com

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