Fall sports wrap-up for MHS, Bolton, Cheney Tech and East Catholic

By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
Manchester/Bolton - posted Thu., Nov. 10, 2011
Manchester High School girls' volleyball looking forward to the first round of the LL division state tournament. Photo by Martha Marteney.
Manchester High School girls' volleyball looking forward to the first round of the LL division state tournament. Photo by Martha Marteney.

In cross-country, the boys of Bolton High School took first place in the S division, with Brendan Callahan, Thomas Cassello, Chris Armstrong, Nicholas Peracchio, Samuel Hildebrand, Drew Monroe and Evan Jaworski running. Thomas Cassello, Nicholas Peracchio, Evan Jaworski, Chris Armstrong, Samuel Hildebrand and Drew Monroe continued on to place Bolton High School 19th in the Open, with Thomas Cassello placing 28th overall. The Bolton girls’ cross-country team took third place in the S division, with Samantha Nyser, Zoe Ounpuu-Adams, Rachel Chambers, Emily Fiano, Leah Seften, Hannah Milewski and Alexandra Hanlon representing the school.

East Catholic High School boys’ cross-country placed ninth in the SS division, with Evan Cedrone, Drew Brennan, Jonathon Vandenburgh, Vincent Genovesi and Dylan Gagne running. Grace Gothers, Megan Murphy, Maryelizabeth Henderson, Kearney Worthington, Jessica Leonard, Liaria Monteleone and Arianna Chrisis brought the girls to fifth place in the SS division, and Grace Gothers placed 34th in the State Open.

Running in the LL division, the Manchester High School girls’ cross-country team of Hannah Partney, Sarah Robbins, Kylie McCartney, Jackie Ofria, Carly Peruccio, Sovieg Millet and Amanda Desaulniers placed 10th. The MHS boys placed 15th, with Patrick Dibble, Tyler Racca, Joseph Ruggiero, David Alvarado, Christopher Parla, Matthew Reichelt and Daniel O'Connell running. Patrick Dibble placed 11th individually  in the State Open.

At the end of the regular season for soccer on Nov. 8, MHS boys finished with a 7-5-2 record, ranking 22nd in the LL division, and the MHS girls finished 7-7-1, with a ranking of 24. The East Catholic girls moved into the post-season with a 10-5 record, ranking 17th in the M division, and the boys finished their season 8-7, ranking 15th in the M division. The Bolton girls ended with a 7-8 record, moving on to the state tournament ranked 17th in the S division. Bolton boys’ soccer finished the season 4-9-1. Cheney Tech ended the season 1-14-1.

MHS made its way into the volleyball tournament with a 8-10 regular season record in the LL division, ranked 23rd in the state. East Catholic finished 8-10 in the M division, with a rank of 17. In the S division, Bolton ended with a 14-3 record, ranked 18th. All teams will move on into the first round of the state tournament.

In swimming, the MHS girls finished the regular season 4-4 in the LL division and continued to the state tournament, with Tori Costanzo swimming in the 50-meter freestyle race, Rosemary Medynski competing in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle race, and the team racing in the 200-meter medley and the 400-meter freestyle relay.

East Catholic’s swimmers will continue on in nearly every race at the state tournament. The team will compete in the several medleys and relays, and individuals will swim in nearly every race. Kailey Demers is ranked first, going into the 100-yard breaststroke race, and fourth in the state for the 200-yard individual medley.

As of Nov. 8, MHS football ranked second in the CCC Division I East, with a regular season record 2-1-1. In CCC Division III West, East Catholic ranked fourth, with a 1-3-0- record. Cheney Tech held the second position, 7-1-0. The football season continues through the end of November.

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