Sports Roundup: Plainville boys swimming beats Hartford Public to pick up second win in as many meets

Published on Thursday, 11 January 2018 22:57
Written by DAVID GLOVACH

@DavidGlovach

PLAINVILLE - Perhaps the Plainville boys swim team should have its meets scheduled closer together.

It has certainly worked out well for the Blue Devils this week.

Plainville won its second meet in three days as it beat Hartford Public 89-42 Thursday afternoon.

The Blue Devils also got plenty of quality performances along the way.

Joe Michalic both qualified for states in the 50 freestyle and won the event for Plainville. His teammate, Teagan Brochu was a double winner, taking both the 100 and 200 freestyles. Graham Eyres won the 200 IM, while Nathan Lyman took the 500 freestyle and Cody Terra won the 100 backstroke.

Now at 2-1 on the season, the Blue Devils will face a tough Rocky Hill team on Tuesday.

Wethersfield 95, Berlin 82: It was a meet that came down to the final .02 seconds of the final relay of the afternoon - the 400 freestyle.

But it was the Redcoats that came up short. Despite the loss, Berlin had a number of solid individual performances throughout the meet.

Connor Recck took first in both the 100 and 200 freestyles. Kurt Bauer and Aaron Gauvin took third places in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke respectively.

Matt Jakiel, meanwhile, continued to impress his head coach Dan Thurston. Jakiel placed fourth in the 200 IM and dropped 2½ seconds off his time just two days after dropping it intitally.

“It was our second meet in three days,” Thurston said. “We enjoyed it, but we’re looking forward to getting back in the pool to practice over the next few days.”

BOYS BASKETBALL

New Britain 50, Farmington 47: It what became a close game after the first half, the Hurricanes managed to hold off the Indians to secure their fourth win of the season.

“The defense was pretty good tonight,” New Britain head coach Kurt Reis said.

Daniel Kownacki scored a game-high 13 points for the Hurricanes, the only player on the team to finish in double figures. Jahfari Newman and Shamaah Charles both finished with eight points as the next highest scorers for New Britain.

Jake Sytulek led Farmington with 12 points.

The Hurricanes will next take on Medgar Evers from Brooklyn, NY as part of a doubleheader. The girls will tipoff at 2 p.m. with the boys playing at 4 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Aerospace 33, Goodwin Tech 17: It was another tough game offensively for the Gladiators.

Despite down just one point after the first quarter, Goodwin Tech struggled to find the basket throughout the night. The Gladiators scored just 10 points in the first half and seven in the second, including one point in the third quarter.

Joarielys Martinez was the leading scorer for Goodwin Tech, trying Aerospace’s Najee Amour for a game-high eight points.

Paola Barbosa added five points and Tanija Russell scored four as the only two other Gladiators to register points in the game.

Goodwin Tech is now 3-5 on the season.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Plainville on Thursday, 11 January 2018 22:57. Updated: Thursday, 11 January 2018 23:00.