PLAINVILLE - The Plainville wrestling team got some key contributions from young wrestlers on Wednesday night en route to the team’s sixth victory of the season. The Blue Devils defeated Newington 52-21.
Heavyweight Mike McGinley hadn’t made it out of the first round all season until his match on Wednesday night. The freshman was able to defeat Rasheed Patterson via a 10-4 decision. Other winners for Plainville included Dom Pedrolini, Sebby Soli, Tyler Rizzo, Chris Centurelli, Ben Root and Kaleb Korona.
The two standouts for Newington were Tyler Savluk and David Townsend. Savluk pinned Simona Barvagallo in one minute and 14 seconds while Townsend beat Ty Pales by a 6-4 decision.
Southington 90, Simsbury 72: The Southington boys swim team improved to 9-0 on the season with a 90-72 win over Simsbury on senior night. Captains Zack Blake and P.J. Ramsay had big days in the meet in which they were honored.
Blake took first in the 100 free while also being part of the 200 medley relay team and the 200 free relay team, both of which took first place. Blake was only outdone by Ramsay who was a double winner in the 50 free and 100 fly individually, while also being part of the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams.
Southington 60, Bulkeley 19: The Southington girls basketball team led by nine at halftime but exploded in the second half in its 60-19 win over Bulkeley. The Blue Knights outscored the Bulldogs 35-4 in the final two quarters to leave no doubt in the outcome. Maggie Meehan had a game-high 19 points while Janette Wadolowski had 14 points and Hartlee Meier added 10.
Bristol Central 68, Berlin 39: It was not the Berlin boys basketball team’s night. The Redcoats were down by 16 points at halftime and were unable to climb back into the game. Berlin didn’t have a single player score in double figures but Spencer Duke was the closest as he had nine points. Kyle Mogielnicki was next in line for the Redcoats with six points including one three-pointer.
Public Safety 65, Innovation 51: The Innovation boys basketball team was outscored 25-13 in the first quarter by Public Safety and could not overcome the deficit despite outscoring Public Safety in the second half. The Ravens had four players score in double-figures in the loss though, including Leonard Okonya, who had a team-high 11 points. Armoni Alonso, Kirmani Warren and Ramiesh Bogle each added 10 points.