Sports Roundup: Plainville boys swimming sweeps meet against Hartford Public

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 22:27
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PLAINVILLE - It was about as good of a day as the Plainville boys swim team could have had in the pool Wednesday afternoon.

The Blue Devils won every event raced, defeating Hartford Public 96-53.

“[Our swimmers] came out strong,” Plainville head coach Chris Zagorski said. “They knew they were going to have the opportunity to pick up a win today. They started strong and didn’t let up.”

Dillon Eyres and Isaish Bangle both finished the day as double winners. Eyres won both the 50 free and the 100 butterfly, while Bandle took first in the 200 and 500 freestyles. Other notable performances by the Blue Devils included, Andrew Kane (first place in the 100 backstroke), Graham Eyres (first in the 100 breaststroke), Taegan Brochu (first in the 100 freestyle), Lorenzo Samperi (first in the 200 IM) and Bryan Buckley, who took the top spot in the diving portion of the meet and qualified for states in the process.

It was just his fifth meet ever.

“It was just a great swim all around,” Zagorksi said. “A lot of the younger kids were able to step up and pick up points and compete. I’m real proud of the way Bryan competed today.”

Plainville is now 2-3 on the season.

Southington 95, Avon 90: The Blue Knights continued their strong start to the season by picking up a tough win over Avon. Among the notable performances for Southington were Zack Blake, who took first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.60; Brendon Egan, who earned the top spot in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:08.50. The 200 free relay team of Blake, Egan, Nick Kelly and PJ Ramsey also won first place. The Blue Knights are now 3-0.

WRESTLING

Berlin 48, Maloney 27: The Berlin wrestling team used five pins to take down Maloney on Wednesday night. With the win the Redcoats improved to 10-6 on the season. Josh Woods, Sebby Scott, Josh Veleas, Matt Pampuro and Evan Graves were the Berlin wrestlers to win via pin fall. Head coach Jim Day was particularly impressed by Woods, who competed in his first varsity match ever, and was able to pick up a pin late in the second round. Day also was pleased with the team’s performance overall.

“Maloney is young like us and they gave up a lot of weight,” Day said. “But I was pleased with the matches that we were able to wrestle in.”

Bristol Central 46, Plainville 18: The Plainville wrestling team struggled against Bristol Central in its 46-18 loss on Wednesday night. Multiple Blue Devils were down due to academics and that cost Plainville a couple of wins it could have had. Among the winners for the Blue Devils were Sebby Soli, Tyler Rizzo, Ben Root and Mason Sarra.

ICE HOCKEY

NFA 3, Newington-Berlin 1: The Newington-Berlin ice hockey team fell behind early in its game against NFA on Wednesday and wasn’t able to come from behind. The Indians had trouble finishing off opportunities and because of it they fell to 0-7-1 on the season.

“We are a very young team this season,” head coach David Harackiewicz said. “Because of that we are making mistakes and it is costing us.”

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Goodwin Tech 33, Wolcott Tech 30: The Goodwin Tech girls basketball team took a ten point lead into halftime against Wolcott Tech on Wednesday night and was able to hold on in the second half for a 33-30 win. Paola Barbosa and Tazmaira Baerga were the two Gladiators to score in double digits as they scored 12 and 10 points respectively. With the win Goodwin Tech increases its record to 5-6.

Berlin 53, Amistad 36: The Berlin girls basketball team took control in the first half of its game against Amistad and cruised to a 53-36 win. Alyssa Grant had a double-double in the game with 13 points and 17 rebounds, while Lizzy Litwinko scored a game-high 16 points.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Enfield 76, New Britain 74: The New Britain boys basketball team came close to ending its seven game losing streak but fell in a close one to Enfield 76-74 for its eighth straight loss. Jahfari Newman and Jemani Eaton tied for the team-high with 13 points while Jordan Williams and Malik Shode were also in double figures with 10 and 11 points respectively.

Coventry 49, Innovation 37: The Innovation boys basketball team dug itself a deep hole early on and was unable to climb out of it in the loss to Coventry on Wednesday. Leonard Okonya and Ramiesh Bogle were the top scorers for the Ravens (2-7) as they scored 12 and 11 points respectively to lead the team.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 22:27. Updated: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 22:29.