Roundup: Bristol boys co-op swimming pull out big win

Published on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 23:30
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MERIDEN – Bristol’s boys co-op swimming team defeated Meriden, winning 94-91.

“It was an exciting meet, that came right down to the final relay,” said coach Adrienne Bentley.

Bristol went into the final relay trailing by seven points, with 14 points available to close the gap. The 400 free relay of Krzystof Poielarz, Ryleigh Dionne, Luke Losacano and Noah taylor came back after the first leg, with anchor Taylor taking the lead in the final run through and lot letting go for an event win.

"That was the best meet we've had so far, with a lot of energy and personal best, I am proud of myself and the team" said Taylor.

Bristol had 17 first-place times, taking first in the 200 medley relay (Davis Kroll, Nathan Stellmach, Mikel Palaj and Aidan Collins). Kroll had personal bests and first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 frees. Palaj also took first in two events, winning the 200 inter. medley and fly. Stellmach had two first-place finishes in the 50 free and the 100 breast.

Bristol had several runner-up finishes, along with multiple third-place finishes with personal bests mixed in.

“Everyone did their part perfectly,” said Stellmach.

“As a team, everyone was up and cheering and pushing themselves to the max,” added Palaj.


St. Paul 82, Crosby 34: St. Paul girls basketball cruised to a win over Crosby on Tuesday, winning 82-34.

A 53-point first half saw St. Paul launch ahead, leading 53-15. Crosby couldn’t dig out of a big hole as St. Paul maintained the large lead en route to its eighth win of the season.

Leading in points for the Falcons was Nadia Reimer with 20 points and Izzy Legett with 17 points. Thirteen other St. Paul scorers made it into the scorebook with none eclipsing double digits.

Zoey Rubins had seven assists with six points and Kelsea Tefoe had nine rebounds with a basket.

Crosby’s leading scorer was Nyairre Miles with 22 points.

Newington 74, East Catholic 25: Newington girls basketball rolled past East Catholic, remaining undefeated in a 74-25 win.

The Nor’easters led entering halftime at 36-16, and put the game away in the third quarter with a 22-5 frame.

Leaing in scoring for Newington was Kendall Miller with 12 points. Lilly Ferguson and Bela Cucuta each had 11 points with Ferguson adding six assists and Cucuta adding four steals.

Brianna Bak was the leader for East Catholic, scoring 10 points.

Goodwin Tech 43, Prince Tech 33: Goodwin Tech defeate Prince Tech on Tuesday, winning 43-33.

Goodwin held a three-point lead through the first quarter at 9-6, extending it to a 20-15 lead at halftime. Goodwin outscored Prince by five through the remainding two quarters.

Leading in points for the Gladiators was Ericka Aponte with 20 points. Megan Lukeszewski ha 10 points.

Shavani Roach had 12 points to lead Prince Tech.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, St. Paul on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 23:30. Updated: Tuesday, 25 January 2022 23:32.