Barlow wrestling team defeats Bunnell

The Joel Barlow wrestling team was victorious once again on Thursday, this time a 42-36 home win over South-West Conference rival Bunnell. The Falcons improved to 4-1 in the conference and 8-9 overall. Winning by pin were Walter Alverez (126 pounds), Ben Coppock (152) and Carson LiCastri (170). Alverez pinned Bunnell’s Francis Mahar at 1:36, Coppock pinned Matt Soares at 2:28, and LiCastri needed only 44 seconds to pin Jacob Lucas. Ben El-Wardany won a 13-2 major decision over Danny Nguyen at 220 pounds, and Alex Klein Wassink won a 6-2 decision over Sean Abner at 145. Winning by forfeit … Read more

Weston girls third, boys 14th at SCC invite

The Weston High boys and girls indoor track and field teams both had top-15 finishes at the highly competitive SCC Coaches Invitational meet on Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. The Weston girls scored 38 points to place third overall, while the Weston boys registered 17 points to finish 14th overall. Kathleen Murphy won the 1,000-meter race in a time of 3:04.86 to lead the Weston girls. Sophia Rico and Elise Russell both cleared 9’6” to finish second and third, respectively, in the pole vault. Adding top-eight individual finishes for the Trojans were Ava Zielinski in … Read more

Boys basketball: Bad start dooms Weston in loss to Stratford

The Stratford High boys basketball team won a 67-48 SWC home decision from Weston High on Tuesday. Stratford (6-3) jumped out to a 17-2 lead after one quarter and was up 35-15 at halftime. Jack Ryan (18 points) led four Red Devils who scored in double figures for coach Tim Swaller. Sean Carroll scored 14 points, Joe August 12 and John Bike had 10, as Stratford improved to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the SWC. August had 12 rebounds and six assists. Ryan had six assists and four steals. Jake Jones had 13 points to lead Weston (5-5). Stratford Jack Ryan … Read more

Wrestling: Weston wins three of four matches

The Weston High wrestling team went 3-1 on Saturday at the Kearney Duals at Staples High School. Weston defeated Fairfield Prep, 54-24, New Haven, 54-30, and Staples, 43-42. The Trojans edged Staples based on the criteria of having the most wrestlers to score first. Going 4-0 on the day were Jack Tunney at 106 pounds (two pins and two forfeits), Breon Phifer at 132 (two pins, two forfeits) and Alec McGlone at 172 (three pins, forfeit). Julian Schlossberg (120 pounds) and Camillo Fontana (182) each had a pin and two forfeits, while Anthony Fontana (138) had two pins. Charles Gallardo … Read more

Barlow wrestlers split four matches at Berlin duals

The Joel  Barlow wrestling teams split four matches on Saturday at the Art Powers Duels in Berlin. The Falcons had wins over East Hartford, 38-36, and RHAM, 54-24, but lost to Bristol Central, 51-22, and Berlin, 48-33. Three Barlow wrestlers — Josh Brault, Carson LiCastri and Ben Coppock — were 4-0 on the day, while Walter Alverez, Alex Klein Wassink and Ben Bai each had three wins. At 106 pounds, Brault had a pin, decision and two forfeits, while Coppock had two pins, decision and forfeit at 152. LiCastri, at 170 pounds, had three pins and a forfeit. Alverez (126 … Read more

Basketball: Weston boys rally past New Fairfield

The Weston boys basketball team rallied from a 27-14 halftime deficit to score a 43-39 win at New Fairfield on Monday afternoon. The Trojans (5-4) outscored the Rebels 14-3 in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 30-28, and won the fourth quarter 15-9 for the four-point win. Christian Watanabe led the victors with 17 points (including three 3-pointers), seven rebounds and five assists. Aidan Mettel hit for nine points and Luke Davies had five points (including a 3-pointer). Jake Jones contributed four points, seven rebounds and one block, while Evan Levine added two points to go with six … Read more

Powell leads Barlow hockey to first win

Andrew Powell scored three goals and added an assist as the Joel Barlow boys hockey team defeated Shepaug, 6-3, for its first victory of the season Saturday at the Danbury Ice Arena. The Falcons are now 1-8 this season. Shepaug, meanwhile, dropped to 0-9 and has now lost 49 straight games. Powell got Barlow started with a goal in the opening minute. The Falcons led 2-1 at the the end of the first period and 3-2 through two periods. Goals from Ryan Lauter and Powell in the final seven minutes increased Barlow’s lead to 5-2 before each team scored once … Read more

Barlow hoop teams split with New Fairfield

By a combined total of four points, the Joel Barlow boys and girls basketball teams split their games against New Fairfield on Friday night. In New Fairfield, the Barlow boys held on to beat the Rebels, 54-52. Barlow opened a 16-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and was ahead 24-17 at halftime and 41-36 through three quarters. New Fairfield (0-6) tied the score at 52-52 with just over a minute left, but Austin DeLuca hit two free throws with 40 seconds remaining to put Barlow ahead. Danny Mangieri scored a game-high 14 points for Barlow, which improved … Read more

Wrestling: Barlow wrestlers continue success

Joel Barlow High’s wrestling team earned a 42-24 win at Stratford in a South-West Conference clash on Wednesday. The Falcons got four wins via pins and the rest by forfeit, improving to 3-1 in dual-meet competition this winter. In the 106-pound weight division, Barlow freshman Josh Brault pinned his sophomore counterpart, Sean Meisel in 1:20. At 113, sophomore Christian Hiden pinned senior Dakota Benson in 33 seconds. In the 152 class, senior Ben Coppock pinned freshman Drilon Nasufi in 1:23. At 170, sophomore Carson LiCastri pinned junior Jerry Palomo in 1:22. Each Falcon grappler earned two takedown points before pinning … Read more

Girls basketball: Weston comeback falls short in loss to Notre Dame

An epic comeback by the Weston High girls basketball team fell painfully short as the Trojans lost at Notre Dame-Fairfield, 45-44, on Friday night. The Lancers led 41-27 after three quarters. The Trojans held the Lancers scoreless for nearly five minutes to open the fourth quarter and had the ball and a chance to win the game on two possessions but couldn’t quite pull it off. It was the first loss of the season for the Trojans, who fell to 8-1. The Lancers — ranked ninth in the state — improved to 6-2, with the losses coming to New London … Read more

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