With vacations behind them and most of the area teams back on track with their schedules despite the weather, local high school sports teams move into a routine week this week with a big multi-team track meet on tap to close out the week and the month of April.
The Greater Bristol Track meet will be run on Friday afternoon at Bristol Eastern. The event will attract athletes from more than a dozen teams and will showcase some of the top talent in the Central Connecticut area.
The event is the brainchild of Bristol Central coach Tamara Stafford-Kirk and was so successful in its inaugural meet last season, that it has outgrown the Bristol Central venue and was moved to Bristol Eastern this season to better accommodate the large field of athletes and spectators.
Area baseball and softball teams move into the meat of their schedules as the season approaches its midpoint this week.
Leading the way are the St. Paul teams, which have posted the area’s best records so far this season.
The St. Paul girls are 6-1 and on a six game win streak. They can clinch a postseason berth with two wins this week and will have three cracks at it. The Falcons are on the road all week with games at Wilby today, Ansonia on Wednesday and Kennedy on Friday.
The St. Paul baseball team has also won six in a row and at 7-1 could become the first area team to clinch a postseason spot with one more win. They have a pretty good chance at clinching today when they host winless Wilby. St. Paul hosts Ansonia on Wednesday and Lewis Mills on Saturday afternoon.
Bristol Eastern’s softball team is also on a roll, having won five straight. The Lancers have a tough schedule this week that should be a strong test for the young team. Eastern hosts 6-1 South Windsor today and is home to Glastonbury on Wednesday before traveling to take on CCC South Colonial leader Middletown on Friday.
Bristol Central’s softball team stumbled a bit last week to drop below the .500 mark and faces another challenging week with five games including four tough ones at home beginning with Enfield this afternoon. The Eagles will be followed Conard on Tuesday, Simsbury on Wednesday and Platt on Friday. The Rams will travel to Woodstock Academy on Saturday.
The Bristol Central baseball team improved its record to 4-4 with three wins last week and will be looking to continue the streak with three winnable games this week. The Rams travel to Enfield tomorrow, visit Avon on Wednesday and are at Platt on Friday.
Terryville’s baseball team also improved to the .500 mark last week. The Kangaroos have a busy four game week beginning today at home to Northwestern. Terryville hosts Lewis Mills on Tuesday, visits Housatonic on Thursday and is home to Shepaug on Friday.
The Terryville softball team did not play last week and is still looking for its first win. The Kangaroos visit Northwestern today and Mills tomorrow before stepping out of the Berkshire League to travel to winless Crosby on Thursday. Terryville hosts Shepaug on Friday.
The golf season finally gets into full swing this week with a busy schedule.
Bristol Central kicks off its season at Middletown tomorrow and at Plainville on Wednesday before hosting its first home match against New Britain in Thursday.
Bristol Eastern travels to Maloney on Tuesday and host Middletown on Thursday.
St. Paul opened its season with two wins and hosts Watertown today before traveling to Kennedy on Tuesday.
Terryville’s golfers open the season at home against Gilbert and Wamogo tomorrow and visit Housatonic on Wednesday.
Area tennis teams have had mixed success in the early going. St. Paul’s girls are off to a 4-2 start and visit Wilby today before hosting Ansonia on Thursday.
The Bristol Central boys picked up two wins last week and could add to the win total when they host Enfield on Tuesday in their only scheduled match of the week.
Bristol Eastern’s boys are still looking for their first win. The Lancers have a tough one at home against Tolland today, but could find the winning combination on the road at Platt on Wednesday and at Bulkeley on Friday.
Bristol Central’s girls won their only match last week and could extend their win streak with matches at East Catholic today and then home to Maloney on Wednesday and Bloomfield Friday.
Bristol Eastern’s girls didn’t play last week and are still searching for the first win. The Lancers open with tough road matches at E.O. Smith today and Berlin tomorrow but could find the road to victory easier at home against Platt on Wednesday and Bulkeley on Friday.
Bristol girls lacrosse took last week off but has a busy week ahead. The co-op team hosts Berlin in a CCC South matchup today and takes on Holy Cross under the lights at Bristol Central tomorrow before traveling to Northwest Catholic for another CCC match on Thursday.
The St. Paul girls dropped their only match last week to fall to 2-2 and will visit Wolcott today before coming home to take on Holy Cross on Friday.
On the boys side, St. Paul continues to find success while Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern remained winless last week. The Falcons are 6-0 and host Wolcott today and Jonathan Law on Tuesday before visiting Watertown on Saturday afternoon.
Bristol Central is at Farmington tomorrow and hosts Tolland in its first CCC South match of the season on Friday. Bristol Eastern has two tough CCC South road matches this week, at RHAM tomorrow and at Rocky Hill on Friday.
In track, Bristol Eastern travels to Berlin for a CCC South match tomorrow.
Terryville will travel to Nonnewaug today and Shepaug on Thursday to start its 2018 season. St. Paul is at Crosby tomorrow. Bristol Central is off until Friday’s Greater Bristol Meet.
The St. Paul girls golf team has one match on tap this week. The 0-2 Falcons visit Laurelton Hall on Wednesday.