- FUN FEATURES
Do you have e-Edition Questions? Click Here to find your answers.
Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (9-0) won last night's match-up of unbeaten teams, beating Newington (8-1) at home. Game scores were 25-13, 18-25, 25-20, 25-18. Senior Ray Brumleve had 41 assists and four service aces. Senior Nate Howard supplied 16 kills and two blocks and classmate Ryan Cuppernull added 11 kills and two aces. Junior Evan Colechia (career-high four blocks) contributed nine kills and senior James Planinshek (block) posted four. Senior Tyler Sweigard came up with four digs.
The teams played to five games twice last year, both wins for CHS. Cheshire has won 31 straight matches heading into tomorrow at Shelton (1-10). Start time is 5:30 p.m. Cheshire beat Shelton 3-1 on April 9.
Boys' Tennis (11-1)
At Watrous Park in Cromwell, CHS earned their 10th straight victory 7-0 against host Xavier. Junior Bryan Adams (6-0, 6-0), sophomore Jeremy Reichenthal (6-0, 6-0), seniors Drew Henderson (6-0, 6-2) and Tanner Barros (6-0,6-2), and senior Jeff Lee (6-0, 6-0) collected individual victories. Senior Brad Mahar and junior Casey Barry and senior Usama Choudhry and sophomore Nick Anthony both won 6-0, 6-1.
Head Coach Jim Matthews goes for his 250th victory tomorrow against Notre Dame-West Haven (7-4) at 3:45 p.m. In 16 years, Matthews has a 249-50 record.
Softball (8-5; 3-2 in Housatonic Division)
Junior Nicole D'Amato pitched her first shutout of the season, 5-0 at Lyman Hall (3-9; 0-5). D'Amato allowed five hits and fired seven strikeouts. CHS scored four times in third inning and added the fifth run in the seventh. Sophomore Bryanna McIntosh had two singles. Freshman Casey Harding did the same, adding two RBIs.
CHS has secured a Class LL berth before hosting Sheehan (9-3; 3-1) tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. Sheehan won the first meeting 9-3 on April 18.
Baseball (2-11; 0-5)
Cheshire dropped their ninth straight, 8-6, against Shelton (10-3; 4-1), losing the season series. Shelton took a 3-1 lead by scoring three times unearned during the third. They added a run in the fourth and four more during the sixth to take an 8-3 advantage. In the seventh, sophomore Dan Schock connected for a three-run shot, his first home run.
On the mound, Schock struck out seven and walked four in five innings. Junior Vin Sansone pitched the final two innings, allowing an identical five hits. Senior Adam Rider had two hits and scored a run. In the second, junior Kyle Hodgdon (triple) drove in his first (1-0) of two runs that ended a string of 36 scoreless innings for the Rams.
Cheshire visits Sheehan (6-7; 2-3) tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. Sheehan won 4-1 on April 18 in nine innings.
Girls' Tennis (2-5)
Cheshire came up short 4-3 against Sheehan (6-5). Senior Erica Larson, the top singles player, was victorious 6-1, 6-2. In doubles, senior Alex Hirt and junior Maegan McGee (6-3, 6-1) and senior Theresa Fitzpatrick and junior Lindsey Garibaldi (6-4, 7-5) added victories.
CHS visits Amity (9-1) tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. Amity took the April 4 opener 6-1.