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    Saturday, April 20, 2024

    H.S. roundup: East Lyme’s Matlock wins State Open shot put title

    New Haven — East Lyme High School junior Tommy Matlock won the State Open title in the boys’ shot put Saturday with a toss of 61 feet, 8 inches. Matlock won last week’s Class M state championship with a meet record 63-00.25.

    Ledyard’s Mateo Viviano was third in the boys’ pole vault at the Open with a leap of 14 feet and twin brother Luca was sixth (13-0), Bacon Academy’s Mason Leak fourth in the high jump (6-4) and Ledyard’s Christian Wiltshire sixth (6-0) and Norwich Free Academy’s Chris Amy sixth in the shot put (52-8.5).

    The East Lyme boys’ 4x800 team of Sam Leone, Jilali Benjdid, Maddox Grillo-Smith and Kai Ritz was fifth in 8:18.76 and Fitch’s sprint medley relay team of Calvin McCoy, Porter Carter, Evan Vitagliano and Ryan Dunning was fifth in 3:43.62.

    Bacon Academy’s Alyssa Blanchette was fourth in the girls’ shot (36-10.25) and NFA’s Lily Gilbert was sixth in the pole vault (10-6).


    • East Lyme won the overall title at the Eastern Connecticut Conference cheerleading championship at Waterford. The Vikings won with a score of 167.8 points, taking the Division I title as well.

    Waterford won the Division II title with a score of 155.4 and Plainfield was the Division III champs at 137.3. Wheeler won the Colby Souza Award.

    Fitch was second in Division I and Killingly was third. Bacon Academy was second and Ledyard third in Division II and Wheeler was second and Montville third in Division III.


    • The Eastern CT Eagles tied host Hall 3-3 in West Hartford. Nick Rembish (St. Bernard) had two goals and an assist, Ethan Lovetere (Bacon) had two assists, Jack Cramer (Stonington) had a goal and Austen Linicus (Stonington) had an assist while Tyler Field (NFA) played well in goal for the Eagles (6-9-2).

    Boys’ fencing

    • New London, Bacon Academy and Old Lyme were each 2-1 in epee in a quad-match against Griswold. New London beat Griswold 9-0 and Old Lyme 5-4 while losing to Bacon 5-4. Bacon also beat Griswold 9-0 and lost to Old Lyme 5-4 and Old Lyme beat Griswold 7-2.

    New London’s Juan Colon Ortiz sealed with win against Old Lyme with a victory and was undefeated against Griswold while teammate Benjamin Robinson was undefeated against both Griswold and Bacon. Oliver Melmed of Bacon won to clinch the win over New London and was undefeated against Griswold. Colton Waterman and Bennett Holloway of Bacon were also undefeated against Griswold. Old Lyme’s Mark Burnhamwon to clinch the victory over Bacon and was undefeated against Griswold.

    Girls’ fencing

    • New London went 3-0 in epee, beating Old Lyme 5-4, Bacon 6-3 and Griswold 7-2 and also beat Bacon 9-0 in foil.The Whalers’ Chyanne Edwards was undefeated and Bacon and Griswold and clinched the victory over Old Lyme with a win. Maia Johnson of New London was also undefeated against Griswold and teammates Stephanie Flores-Aguilar, Nakayla Isaac and Jayla Taylor were each undefeated in foil.

    Old Lyme beat Griswold 5-4 and Bacon 8-1 in epee and got 3-0 performances by Liza Gregoire and Ava Cummins against Griswold and Cummins won to clinch the match against Griswold.

    Boys’ basketball

    • Norwich Tech kept its state tournament hopes alive with a 67-65 win over Prince Tech on Friday night. Daniel Hess had 22 points and 16 rebounds, Connor McRae scored 16, Wyatt Quinn had eight points and eight rebounds and Aidan Lewis had 11 points anf vie rebounds for the Warriors (7-12). Norwich Tech needs to beat Windham Tech on Tuesday to qualify for states.

    • Amyre Gray scored 18 points as St. Bernard beat NFA 61-48 on Friday night to finish unbeaten in ECC Division I play. Curtis Marshall had 12 points and Nazir Rembert scored 10 for the Saints (16-3, 8-0). Ethan Graham had 13 points and Malachy Murray scored 10 for NFA (9-9, 2-6).

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