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Youth baseball: Westerly fall ball team earns win

WEST GREENWICH — Jaxson Beland and Caden Messier each had two hits and two RBIs as the Westerly National 10-11 fall ball baseball team beat Exeter-West Greenwich, 10-4, on Thursday. Donte Pruitt tripled and drove in two runs. Matt Ezyk also drove in two runs. Noah Bitgood closed the game...
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Norwich Bulletin

Norwich girls soccer win as easy as 1-2-3

NORWICH - The Norwich Free Academy girls soccer team dominated Fitch for a 6-0 ECC Division I victory Saturday. But unlike the game, the Wildcats' season to date has not been as easy as 1-2-3. Beating Fitch gave NFA its first victory to improve its record to 1-2-3 (that's a win, two losses and three ties). The Wildcats feel they've played a a much higher level than the record indicates, losing by a goal to perhaps the ECC's best teams in East Lyme and Waterford and tying 2019 ECC tourney champ Plainfield.
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Norwich Bulletin

NFA prevails again in another football thriller

The Norwich Free Academy football team’s penchant for winning close games continued with a wild 28-26 victory against East Lyme in front of a boisterous throng Friday night on NFA’s Turf Field. Just like a week ago in a 1-point win against Woodstock Academy, the Wildcats ‘Cardiac Kids’ needed a...
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NFA hangs on for dramatic 28-26 victory over East Lyme

Norwich — The Norwich Free Academy-East Lyme football game rated high on the entertainment scale on Friday night. The two Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I rivals battled until the final second. It took a huge defensive stop by the Wildcats with no time left on the clock to give them...

Outlow, Colonels run into first place in ECC Div. II

Ledyard — There is a reason Ledyard High School chooses to call the play "Cash Money." Because giving the ball to Ryan Outlow and getting out of the way has been, well, Cash Money thus far this season. The Colonels saw the value of Cash Money even more clearly Saturday,...
Westerly Sun

Girls volleyball: Federico helps Westerly to fourth straight win

WESTERLY — Rachel Federico finished with eight kills, two blocks and 11 digs as Westerly High topped Tolman, 3-1, in a Division III girls volleyball match Friday. The victory was the fourth straight for the Bulldogs, who won by set scores of 25-21, 20-25, 25-19 and 25-15. But it wasn't an easy one, coach Erinn Beal said.
Norwich Bulletin

Plainfield girls soccer creating new legacy

The Plainfield girls' soccer team seeks a fresh identity this season. You might ask why the Panthers want to be viewed differently this year. After all, in the last five years no ECC team has matched the success of Plainfield soccer:. 70-12 won-lost record. three straight Class M final berths.

Kaczor steps down as Old Lyme boys' basketball coach

Kirk Kaczor decided it was time to spend more time at home with his family this winter than at Old Lyme High School with his boys’ basketball team. Kaczor has stepped down after 20 seasons as the Wildcats’ head coach. “It’s been kind of coming for years,” said Kaczor, who...

H.S. roundup: Freshmen lead Waterford to girls' soccer victory

Waterford — The Waterford girls' soccer team got a pair of goals from freshmen and picked up a 2-0 win over Plainfield in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II game on Saturday. Camryn Dickinson scored with five minutes left in the first half and Paige Jessuck scored with five minutes...

Hatajik becomes "Barstool Athlete" while finishing football career at Georgtown

Dylan Hatajik is well on his way to becoming a dentist. But before that, he aspired to be a college athlete. A 2018 East Lyme High School graduate, Hatajik is a senior wide receiver on the Georgetown University football team, which competes in the Patriot League at the Football Championship Subdivision level. As a Division I athlete, that makes him eligible, according to an NCAA policy enacted this summer, to capitalize on his name, image and likeness.
Norwich Bulletin

Athlete of the Week: NFA's Dylan Levine

The senior won the 200 and 500 freestyle events and also helped the Wildcats take first place in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays as NFA defeated Waterford, 91-79. The Wildcats girls swimming and diving team also defeated Suffield and are off to a 2-1 start this season.

Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With Art Barry

“Digging Deep With Denise” is a semi-regular question and answer feature with local racers and racing personalities produced by RaceDayCT’s Denise DuPont. Art Barry – You cannot replace the members of the racing family …. Art Barry of Preston took over his dad’s race car when he was 16 years...
Westerly Sun

Girls swimming: Reck, Fulling take first in races

GROTON — Delaney Reck and Addison Fulling won two races each as the Fitch/Stonington/New London co-op girls swim team beat Old Lyme, 100-63, at the UConn-Avery Point pool on Thursday. Reck was first in the 100 freestyle (56.25) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.58). Fulling won the 200 free (2:07.98) and...

Anna Maria beats Coast Guard football 29-24

New London — Coast Guard coach C.C. Grant would later equate it to a pitcher, in baseball, who throws a 98 mph fastball exactly where he wants it only to have the batter drive it 450-feet for a home run. "It's one of those things," Grant said. "... When that...
Westerly Sun

Girls cross country: Cillino leads Westerly finishers at Ocean State Invite

WARWICK — Westerly High's Sofia Cillino placed 39th in the Ocean State Invitational girls cross country meet Saturday at Goddard Park. Cillino finished the 3.1-mile course in 22:11. Westerly's next four finishers were Kaelie Kennedy (65th, 32:31), Mia Woycik (81st, 24:05), Allyson Faubert (87th, 24:12) and Caitlyn Faubert (95th, 24:39).