Boys basketball: Weston ends season with loss to Bunnell

With its season on the line, Weston High’s boys basketball team pushed postseason qualifier and visiting Bunnell of Stratford throughout four quarters before falling 74-68 in a fast-paced game on Tuesday night. The Trojans, who needed a win to qualify for the state playoffs, end with a record of 7-13 (3-10 in South-West Conference play). The Bulldogs are headed to the SWC and state playoffs with an overall mark of 10-10 (8-5 in the conference). “We played very well. We pushed them right to the edge,” Weston coach Jamaal Gibbs said. The Bulldogs led 34-32 at the half and pulled ahead 52-47 … Read more

Barlow seniors to compete in college sports

Joel Barlow seniors Amelia Blackwell, Kyle Andreoli, Alex Stillman, Sarah Witherbee, Molly Carroll, Kinsey Colby, Danny Brey, and Molly Healey (left to right) will all continue their sports careers in college.

Eight Joel Barlow High School seniors who will play collegiate sports were honored during a ceremony at the school last Monday. Kinsey Colby has committed to play women’s soccer at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. She has been accepted into the college’s six-year doctor of physical therapy program. Colby is a high honor roll student with a cumulative GPA of 4.01 and is a member of the National Honor Society at Barlow. Colby was a four-year starter on Barlow’s varsity soccer team and served as a senior captain. She was named to the South-West All-Conference team as a junior and … Read more

Barlow lacrosse pancake breakfast March 3

The 18th Annual Joel Barlow High School Lacrosse Pancake Breakfast takes place on Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 11 in the Joel Barlow cafeteria. Volunteers will be serving a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, pastries and pancakes. Last year, volunteers flipped more than 600 pancakes and hopes are that number will double this year. Tickets for the breakfast are $7 per person. Lacrosse players are selling tickets, or they can be purchased the day of the event outside the Barlow cafeteria. Additionally, one-hour lacrosse clinics will be available that morning for children in kindergarten through the eighth … Read more

Barlow wrestlers 10th in Class M; LiCastri wins title

With four wrestlers placing — and one of them winning his weight class — Joel Barlow finished 10th at the Class M state championship on Saturday at Guilford High School. Barlow had 100.5 points to top Branford (92 points) and finish in the top 10. The Falcons were just 15 points behind fifth-place New London (115.5). Foran won the Class M title with 236 points. Killingly (190) was second and Guilford (140) third. Barlow’s highlight came from sophomore Carson LiCastri, who won the 170-pound division. Seeded first, LiCastri got a first-round bye and then pinned his next two opponents, Bethel’s … Read more

Girls basketball: Bethel ousts Weston in quarterfinals

The Weston girls basketball team couldn’t convert a strong defensive effort into points on Friday night, losing at Bethel in the South-West Conference quarterfinals, 48-34. The sixth-seeded Trojans trailed at halftime, 29-18, but held Bethel scoreless for the first seven minutes of the third quarter, forcing the Wildcats into 12 turnovers in the period. Unfortunately, Weston couldn’t get its shots to drop in the second half. The Trojans scored only eight  points over the first 6:30 of the third quarter, capped off by a steal and layup by Katie Orefice to cut the lead to 29-26 with 2:30 left in … Read more

Boys hockey: Barlow stuns Wilton with late OT goal

Vincent Marsili knocked in a rebound with just two second left in overtime to give the Joel Barlow boys hockey team a 5-4 win over Wilton on Friday afternoon at the Winter Garden in Ridgefield. The Warriors had taken a 4-3 lead with four minutes left in the third period on two quick goals, by Dean DiNanno and Tyler Everett. The Falcons pulled goalie Zac Gormley with under 1:30 left, with a face-off in the Wilton defensive zone. Marsili got the draw to Andrew Powell at the point, and his wrist shot was deflected up and under the crossbar by … Read more

Girls hockey: Masuk/Barlow falls to Wilton, 7-2

Caitlyn Hocker scored four goals and had two assists to lead the Wilton-Norwalk girls hockey team to a 7-2 win over the combined team from Masuk, Joel Barlow, Bethel, Oxford and Newtown on Thursday night at SoNo Icehouse in Norwalk. Meghan Lane had two goals and four assists, and Shannon McEveney also scored for the Warriors, who improved to 5-10. Alyssa Laychak also had four assists for Wilton, with other assists by Kelsey Locher, Caroline Wilson and Kim Castano. Masuk, which entered the game at 2-16, had goals by Erin Webdale and Christina Moniz. The Panthers jumped out to an early … Read more

Boys basketball: Weston still looking for eighth win after loss to Masuk

The Weston High boys basketball team’s hopes of qualifying for the state playoffs will come down its final regular-season game. The Trojans, who need one more win to qualify, suffered a 47-40 loss at Masuk on Thursday night. They host Bunnell on Tuesday night at 7. Masuk (4-15), which entered the game with only one conference win, broke a 35-35 after three quarters by outscoring Weston 12-5 in the fourth quarter. Weston dropped to 7-12 overall and 3-8 in the South-West Conference. Christian Watanabe had eight points and five assists to lead the Trojans. James Goetz and Jack McStocker each … Read more

Boys basketball: Barlow beaten by Stratford in tight battle

There was a playoff feel when host Joel Barlow and Stratford boys basketball teams met on Thursday night. It was, after all, almost like a South-West Conference tournament play-in contest. A battle of conference playoff hopefuls went in favor of Stratford, 61-55. Barlow slipped to 5-7 in conference play, while the Red Devils improved to 7-5 with one game to go. “We needed this one bad. We were hoping to get it,” Barlow coach Matt Whelan said. “We needed to win.” The Falcons nearly did. It was a one-possession game, with six ties along the way, throughout almost the entire … Read more

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