On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys’ lacrosse (13-2) used a fast start to earn their sixth straight win, 19-5, over New Fairfield (8-7). CHS shut out the Rebels, 8-0, in the first quarter and extended their lead to 10-0 before giving up a goal.
The Rams carried a 14-2 advantage into halftime. Possession was key to the fast start, as sophomore Ryan Grove won 19 of 20 opportunities.
Junior Charles Kurtz tallied four goals in the first half and finished with four assists. With 7:24 left in the second quarter, Kurtz hit the 100-goal mark for his career.
Sophomore Matt Jeffery joined Kurtz with four assists and also netted two goals. Senior Jason Raba was the top goal-scorer in the game, finding the back of the net five times.
Freshman Sean Grevelding earned a hat trick and an assist, while junior Ben Thompson contributed two goals and an assist.
A first-year player, senior Danny Zawalich posted his first goal with 7:38 remaining in the game. Junior Will Gaudet picked up his first assist on the play.
Gaudet and junior Trevor Nielson added goals in the victory. Senior co-captain Andrew Benjamin and freshman Paul Wable added assists.
Classmate Logan Kranyak controlled six-for-eight face-offs. Juniors Connor Atwater (three saves) and Michael Bowman and freshman Joey Grenier all saw time in goal.
Before the final regular-season home game, Benjamin, co-captain Max Manware, Marco Parete, Raba, Joe Ranoldo, and Zawalich were honored on Senior Night.
To finish the regular season on Thursday, CHS travels to North Haven Middle School to meet North Haven (4-11) at 7 p.m.
CHS walked off with a 4-3 victory over Amity (12-5). In the bottom of the seventh inning, junior Karissa Spring singled in senior Grace Lurz to snap a 3-3 tie.
Cheshire jumped ahead in the first inning. Amity tied the contest at 1-1 in the third, but senior Catherine Palmer hit an RBI single to put the Rams back ahead in the bottom half.
Palmer tallied her second RBI hit in the fifth, propelling the Rams to a 3-1 advantage.
The Spartans rallied with runs in the sixth and seventh innings to tie the game, but by scoring in the seventh, CHS swept the regular-season series with their rival.
Spring joined Palmer with two singles. Lurz and sophomore Taylor Kozlowski also had singles for the Rams.
Spring pitched four innings and sophomore Karla Carangelo worked the last three frames to pick up the win. The girls had a combined nine strikeouts and allowed seven hits.
On Wednesday, Cheshire visits North Haven (10-8) to play at 4:15 p.m. On April 5, the Rams pulled out a 7-6 victory.
Girls’ Golf (10-3)
At Southington Country Club, Cheshire collected a 178-202 win over Amity (8-2). The match clinched the 200th victory for Head Coach John Williams and Assistant Jim Pilch.
Junior Sydney Hidalgo was the medalist (42). Sophomore Sophia DelRosso (43), senior Mackenzie Corcoran (45), and sophomore Sabrina DiRubba (50) also shot 50 or lower. Freshman Olivia Beach supplied a 52.
On Wednesday, Cheshire will ride a bus to Madison Country Club to for a match with host Daniel Hand (3-7-2) at 2:30 p.m. On May 2, the Rams teamed to win 186-243 at SCC.
Boys’ Golf (10-2)
Cheshire won 161-171 over Amity (4-10) at The Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane, extending their win streak to six matches. CHS captured the season series.
Sophomore Jack Brewster earned medalist (37) for the second straight day. Junior tri-captain AJ DePaolo shot a 38, while senior tri-captains Riley Brabant and Nick Fortunato both had a 43.
On Thursday, CHS visits Portland Golf Course for a match against host Xavier (5-5) at 2 p.m. In the first meeting on April 27, Cheshire posted a 173-185 victory at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford.
Girls’ Lacrosse (10-5)
CHS compiled a season-high goal total in a 20-10 victory at Lauralton Hall (8-8) in Milford. Juniors Alex Lucas (two assists) and Ava Harris (assist) both put in five goals to help the Rams sweep the rivalry series in the regular season. Lucas tied her personal-high goal total.
Junior Ava Matikowski netted four goals, while classmate Lauren Samela tallied a hat trick and an assist.
Junior Taryn Ugrin returned from injury to score her first goal of the year. Senior Tori Santi and junior Sophia Surato also scored, while senior tri-captain Leah Black chipped in two assists.
Junior Audrey Bronson finished with four saves.
For the final regular-season game on Thursday, Cheshire hosts Sacred Heart Academy (8-7) at 6 p.m. On May 5, CHS tallied a 17-5 victory at SHA.
Before the rematch, Black, tri-captains Grace Downing and Hannah Merritt, Elizabeth Ingerson, Ishika Nanavati, Lauren Orozco, Santi, and Gwendolynn White will be recognized on Senior Night.
Boys’ Tennis (7-9)
The Rams recorded a 5-2 victory at Guilford (8-8), earning a split of the series in the regular season. Senior captain Utsav Subramani swept all 12 games to improve to 15-0 at number one singles.
Junior Andrew Gershfeld (6-2, 6-2) and senior Tyler Tan (6-1, 6-4) added individual victories. Junior Will Borland and freshman Finn Hickey teamed to win 6-4, 6-3, while junior Jonathan Chen and freshman Luke Hayden contributed a 7-5, 6-1 victory.
In Thursday’s regular-season finale, Cheshire makes a short trip to face Southington (8-6) at 3:45 p.m.
Girls’ Tennis (7-7)
In the final home match, Cheshire fell 5-2 to undefeated Amity (16-0). Freshman Alex Orlins stayed unbeaten at number one singles, winning 6-0, 6-2. Classmate Eva Curran recorded a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the fourth spot.
Captain Cayla Dolan was honored on Senior Day.
On Wednesday, the Rams face host Daniel Hand (9-6) at Madison’s Polson Middle School. Start time is 3:45 p.m.
On May 11, the Tigers came away victorious 5-2 at CHS.
Boys’ Volleyball (13-4)
Cheshire came up short in a 3-1 loss to Simsbury (10-8). Check back for scores and stats.
On Wednesday, the Rams return to host Southington (13-4) at 6 p.m.
Remainder of Wednesday’s varsity schedule
Outdoor Track and Field
Cheshire boys and girls visit New Haven’s Bowen Field for the Southern Connecticut Conference West Sectional at 12:30 p.m.
In the regular-season finale, the Rams welcome Branford (4-14) at 4 p.m. On April 27, CHS secured an 11-1 road victory.