Sports Roundup: Southington boys swimming wins sixth straight meet to start season against Plainville

Published on Friday, 27 January 2017 21:37
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PLAINVILLE - The Southington boys swimming team remained spotless on the season with its 96-76 win over Plainville on Friday afternoon. It was the Blue Knights’ sixth straight win to start the season.

Zach Blake led the charge for Southington as he was a double winner individually in the 100 free and the 100 breaststroke. Blake was also part of the 200 freestyle relay team that took first place.

Derek Melanson was also a double winner as he finished first in the IM and the 100 butterfly. Among the other notable prefers were Tyler Heidgerd, who won the 100 backstroke and anchored the 400 free relay team that finished first, Brian Egan, who was on three relay teams that finished in first place, and E.J. Suski, who took first place in the diving portion of the competition with a score of 192.35.


Goodwin Tech 38, Cheney Tech 33: The Goodwin Tech girls basketball team only scored four points in the fourth quarter but was able to hold on for a comfortable win due to its solid performance on both ends in the first three quarters. Paola Barbosa was the standout for the Gladiators as she scored a game-high 18 points on nine field goals.


Goodwin Tech 74, Cheney Tech 23: The Goodwin Tech boys basketball team started off hot against Cheney Tech and did not slow down for the entire game en route to a 74-23 win. Josh Peeples led the way for the Gladiators as he had a game-high 15 points which included a three-pointer. Francisco Santiago and Luis Aguiar joined Peeples in double figures with 12 and 11 points respectively.

“The entire team played excellent basketball tonight from start to finish,” head coach Rueben Charles said.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 27 January 2017 21:37. Updated: Friday, 27 January 2017 21:39.