Having been involved in four somewhat lopsided meets to begin the season (three wins and a loss), Joel Barlow High’s girls swimming and diving team finally had a nail-biter in a 93-88 loss to host Masuk of Monroe on Tuesday. Although the Falcons were beaten, the meet served a good purpose in the eyes of coach Eileen Earle. “It was good for the girls to have tough competition,” said Earle, adding that her team also got acclimated to the atmosphere at Masuk’s pool, which will host the South-West Conference championships on Oct. 27. Sure, that meet will be a lot … Read more
Weston High’s girls volleyball team defeated visiting Stratford in four games on Wednesday night. The Trojans overcame a game one loss to prevail. After Stratford pulled out a nail-biting 25-23 game one decision, Weston won 25-20, 25-18, and 25-17. Kate Anderson had 18 kills, five aces. and two blocks. Kate Joyce compiled nine kills, seven aces and 14 digs. Taryn Seigel racked up 19 digs to go along with a trio of kills and one ace. Eliza Maestri tallied four kills and five digs.
Joel Barlow High’s girls volleyball team came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat host Newtown in five games on Friday night. The Falcons prevailed 23-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 15-4 in a battle of two of the better teams in the South-West Conference, a rematch of the past two championship clashes. Barlow’s Kiara Robichaud compiled 38 of her team’s 46 kills, including nine in the decisive fifth game. Arden Westphalen had three kills to go along with 19 digs. Scotland Davis had 15 digs, Riley Paradise had nine digs, and Robichaud added six digs. The Falcons had four players with … Read more
Henry Cohen one-timed a shot off a cross from Max Weiss with just 3:25 remaining in regulation to lift the visiting Weston High boys soccer team to a 1-0 win over South-West Conference rival Joel Barlow on Thursday afternoon. Weston remains unbeaten at 5-0 and Barlow, having surrendered its first goal of the fall, dropped to 3-1. Both teams controlled the play for blocks of time, with Barlow getting the better of the action late in the first half and early in the second half. The Trojans turned it on later in the second half and finally capitalized to earn … Read more
Joel Barlow High’s girls volleyball team defeated host Masuk of Monroe in four sets when the South-West Conference rivals met on Monday night. The Falcons won 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-13. Barlow improved to 4-0 to begin the season, actually losing its only set thus far. Masuk fell to 2-3 overall. Kiara Robichaud compiled 21 kills. Julia Mullin had 10 kills and four aces. Scotland Davis contributed 10 digs. After Masuk built a 5-2 lead in the third set, the Falcons scored seven unanswered points, highlighted by a Kayleigh Emanuelson aces and a pair of Robichaud kills. The Falcons answered a Masuk point … Read more
Weston High’s field hockey team earned its second tie in as many contests to begin the season, finishing in a 1-1 deadlock with visiting Masuk of Monroe, on Wednesday night. Masuk stands at 0-2-1. Mariel Zech was assisted by Emma Nelson just 1:35 into the second half. After Masuk evened the score, on a goal by Bella Migliaro that was assisted by Emily Lange, the Panthers continued to create scoring chances but were thwarted by Weston’s defense and goaltender Carlyn Zech. Weston’s goalie stopped seven shots, including a trio during the 10-minute 7 on 7 overtime period. Masuk goaltender Lauren Kulinski made five saves.
Joel Barlow High’s girls soccer team had a solid defensive showing in a 2-0 season-opening loss to visiting South-West Conference rival Masuk of Monroe, on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers improved to 1-1, and this was Barlow’s season-opener. Masuk’s speedy and skilled offense, led by Kacey Lawrence and Giavanna DeLorenzo was mostly held in check by Barlow’s back line and midfielders. Lawrence, assisted by DeLorenzo, and Emma French scored for the Panthers. Both goals came off rebounds following denials by Barlow goalkeeper Laurel Winslow (nine saves). “I was really happy with the way our team kept with it,” Barlow coach Neil … Read more
Coming off a winning campaign, at 6-4, Weston High’s football team is gearing up for another slate on the gridiron. How well the Trojans do this fall, like any team, hinges on many factors, but coach Dan Hassett is looking for his players to do their part to be the best they can be. “Our goals are simple: Improve each and every day by controlling what we control — on and off the field. As long as we stay true and give everything to that process, other results and goals will start to take care of themselves,” said Hassett, who … Read more
Weston’s 12 year old baseball team battled to the finish but came up just short in a 5-4 outcome against Milford in Sectional Tournament round-robin action at Stamford’s Springdale Park on Friday night. Milford advances to Saturday’s championship game against Fairfield American at 2:30. Weston’s great run is over. “I couldn’t be prouder of these guys. We lost a tough game. I tip my hat to them,” Weston manager Steve Polizzi said of Milford. A tough game indeed. Milford scored first, in the top of the opening inning. Weston responded with three runs in the bottom half of the frame, but Milford evened the score … Read more
Up and coming Cal Ripken baseball players from Easton participated in the 8U state tournament, at Newtown’s Glander Field in early July. Easton, after falling to New Canaan in its first game, defeated Bridgeport 8-6 the next day, then fell 6-4 to Newtown on day three, ending things in the double elimination bracket. Regardless of the outcome, for all of the teams in this tourney it presented a great opportunity for young baseball enthusiasts to raise their level of play. The 7- and 8-year-olds are new to pitching and facing live pitching as hitters, aside from digging into the batter’s … Read more