Fewer games, but still plenty going on as students enjoy spring break

Published on Sunday, 15 April 2018 21:43
Written by DAVE GREENLEAF

Staff writer

With local schools on spring break and the weather threatening to be a problem again, at least for the early part of the week, the schedule is relatively light for area high school sports teams in the week ahead.

Softball has had a successful start of the season, with three of the four area teams boasting records of .500 or better led by the St. Paul girls with a 4-1 mark two weeks into the season. The Falcons are in Florida to start the week and will take on Westerly, R.I., at the Disney complex on Tuesday. St. Paul comes home to play Crosby on Thursday and 5-1 Oxford on Friday.

Bristol Eastern has bounced back after an opening loss to win two straight. Eastern starts the week with a tough CCC interdivisional match before jumping into the CCC South race later in the week. The Lancers take on unbeaten E.O. Smith at home in an 11:00 am start today then host Berlin on Wednesday before traveling to Platt for a 1 p.m. start on Friday.

Bristol Central opened its season with a solid win over Wethersfield last week but ran into a buzz saw as they took on one of the CCC’s top teams in South Windsor last Friday before bouncing back with a big win over Plainville on Saturday. The Rams have just two games on tap this week. They will host Middletown, the top team in the CCC South on Wednesday and travel to Maloney to face another highly rated divisional foe on Friday.

Terryville’s girls have managed to get in only two games thus far this season, both closely contested losses. The Kangaroos are slated for just two games this week, both at home. Terryville is scheduled to play Housatonic this afternoon and Litchfield on Friday as they search for that first win.

In baseball, Bristol Eastern and St. Paul are both 4-1 heading into this week. The Lancers have a rematch with Newington, the team that handed them their only loss, scheduled for today at home. Eastern has a big CCC South matchup at Berlin on Wednesday and comes home to play Platt in a 1 pm start on Friday.

St. Paul faces a tough NVL battle at home today against Seymour (4-2) before visiting Crosby on Wednesday and Oxford on Friday.

Bristol Central and Terryville have struggled out of the gate. Terryville is 1-3 and the Rams are 1-4 through the first two weeks. The Kangaroos have four games scheduled this week beginning with a visit to Housatonic this afternoon. Terryville has a home match against Wamogo at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, hosts Canton on Wednesday and then travels to Litchfield for another morning contest on Friday.

The injury-riddled Central team will be looking to get on track this week, but it won’t be easy with three tough CCC South contests on the schedule. The Rams are home against Berlin today, travel to Middletown on Wednesday and return home to face Maloney on Friday.

St. Paul is 5-0, but the other area lacrosse teams are still struggling to find the winning touch. Bristol Central dropped to 0-4 with a tough week last week and will visit West Haven on Wednesday and E.O. Smith, in its first varsity season, on Thursday.

Bristol Eastern fell to 0-2 with its loss at St. Paul on Saturday. The Lancers have just one match this week, a tough CCC encounter at Berlin on Friday.

St. Paul hopes to ride its big win over Eastern to more success with matches at Holy Cross on Wednesday and Lewis Mills on Friday.

The Bristol co-op girls team is off to a 1-2 start and will take the vacation week off with no games scheduled. St. Paul’s girls are 2-1 and have a home match with Watertown on Thursday for their only contest of the week.

In tennis, the St. Paul girls lead the way with a 3-1 record. The rest of the local teams are struggling to find the winning combination. St. Paul hosts Watertown on Wednesday and visits Woodland on Friday as they look to extend their win streak.

The Bristol Central girls are the only other team with a win on their record and that came last week at the expense of Bristol Eastern. The Rams have just one match scheduled, this afternoon at Windsor. Eastern’s girls have the week off.

On the boys side, both Central and Eastern are searching for that elusive first win. Central is 0-2 but has a chance to break into the win column on Tuesday at home against winless Bulkeley before hosting Wethersfield on Wednesday. Eastern has played just one match so far and has three tough ones slated for this week. The Lancers host Rocky Hill today, travel to Conard on Wednesday and are home to face Berlin in their first CCC South contest on Friday.

Bristol Eastern will try to get its golf schedule underway with scheduled matches at home against Platt on Tuesday and Plainville on Thursday. St. Paul opened its season with a win last week and will visit Seymour on Thursday and host Naugatuck on Thursday. Terryville and Bristol Central will wait until next week to kick off their golf seasons.

In track, Bristol Central’s boys and girls are off to a solid 2-0 start and will look to add to their win totals at Platt on Tuesday afternoon. The Rams travel to Plainfield for an invitational on Saturday. St. Paul has an NVL tri meet with Naugatuck and Derby in Naugatuck on Tuesday and Terryville hosts Lewis Mills in the season opener on Tuesday morning. Bristol Eastern has the week off.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, St. Paul, Terryville on Sunday, 15 April 2018 21:43. Updated: Sunday, 15 April 2018 21:45.