Local roundup: East Lyme’s Matlock, Stonington’s Mooney earn All-America status
Boston — East Lyme’s Thomas Matlock and Stonington’s Josh Mooney became high school All-Americans with their performances at the New Balance Nationals indoor track and field championships on Sunday.
Matlock, a sophomore, finished second in the rising stars weight throw with a throw of 56 feet, 10 inches while Mooney, a senior, placed third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.80 seconds.
Mooney’s time broke the state record of 7.88 set by Norwich Free Academy’s Myles Bradley in 2005. The 60-meter hurdles is only run at the national level indoors.
Mooney, who will attend UConn in the fall, was the State Open and New England champion in the 55-meter hurdles.
H.S. boys’ basketball
• Six Eastern Connecticut Conference seniors have been selected to play in the annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-Star Festival on Tuesday, March 21 at The Morgan School in Clinton.
Fitch’s Mikey Wagner, Lyman Memorial’s Jaiden Lopez, Montville’s Lebron Maurice, Killingly’s Yianni Baribeau and Windham’s Travis Mangual Jr. will play for Team Constitution, a group of players for the state’s Divisions II, IV and IV, while St. Bernard’s Cedrick Similien will play for Team Pequot, players from Divisions I and II.
St. Bernard’s Mark Jones is one of the Team Pequot coaches and Killingly’s Jim Crabtree is one of coaches for Team Constitution. Team Pequot will play Team Mohegan at 5:45 p.m., with Team Constitution set to play Team Charter Oak at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.
• Mitchell College swept a doubleheader in Naples, Fla., defeating SUNY Delhi 9-0 in five innings and SUNY Brockport 5-4. Katelyn Lipsky pitched a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in the opener and Emily Reynolds allowed only two runs over five innings against Brockport.
Madison Nicynski went 3-for-3 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored for the Mariners (2-2) against SUNY Delhi, while Griswold’s Sarah Aviles and Brooke Whitmarsh drove in two runs apiece for Mitchell against SUNY Brockport.
• UConn rallied from a from a 7-2 deficit to defeat Hawaii on Saturday night in Honolulu. The Huskies (7-4) took an 8-7 lead in the seventh on an RBI single by Matt Garbowski, then broke the game open with five runs in the ninth, including a two-run single by Dominic Freeberger and a two-run triple by Jake Studley. Paul Tammaro had three hits for the Huskies, including a two-run homer in the sixth that pulled UConn to within 7-5.