Area teams in different positions as end of regular season nears

Published on Monday, 12 February 2018 22:41

Staff writer

The high school sports season is winding down, with the final games of the girls basketball regular season, state championships in wrestling and last chances to qualify for the postseason highlighting the remainder of the week.

St. Paul’s girls stumbled against Watertown last week and probably cost themselves a top seed in the NVL tournament that starts at the end of the week. The Falcons will close out the regular season with one more game this week. The Falcons are home against Derby on Wednesday.

Terryville’s girls close a tough season on the road at Housatonic on Thursday as they look for their second win of the season.

The Bristol Eastern boys kept their tournament hopes alive with a big win at home against Derby on Saturday. The Lancers still need to win two of their remaining three and will get a chance for one of those wins tonight at home against Plainville. Eastern travels to New Britain for an interesting interdivisional match on Friday.

Terryville’s boys put their tournament hopes on the line at home this week. The Kangaroos still need two wins with three to play. Terryville hosts Houstaonic on Friday. Housatonic has just one win on the year.

St. Paul’s boys picked up two big wins last week and will be out to add to the win total and strengthen their tournament seed on the road at Derby on Wednesday. The Falcons have already beaten Derby this season.

Bristol Central’s win streak has stretched to 13 games, but the Rams face their biggest challenge this week. Central has beaten just two teams with a winning record in the streak, but face a formidable foe in 14-3 Wethersfield on the road Thursday. Central is battling the Eagles for seeding position in both the CIAC Class 2 and CCC tournament fields.

Wethersfield and Central are currently the third and fourth seed in CIAC Division 2. Before traveling to Wethersfield, the Rams will close out their home season tonight against Capital Prep in a non-league game.

The CIAC Class L state wrestling tournament opens up Friday night at Bristol Central. Bristol Eastern will be the heavy favorite to repeat as Class L champs. The tournament concludes with all-day activity on Saturday.

The Bristol swimmers host Plainville today and Lewis Mills on Thursday.

Several Bristol Central athletes will be competing in the indoor track State Open meet in New Haven on Saturday, after the Rams’ boys had a strong sixth place finish in the Class L meet last week.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, St. Paul, Terryville on Monday, 12 February 2018 22:41. Updated: Monday, 12 February 2018 22:44.