Weston boys lax falls in SWC semis

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The third-seeded Weston High boys lacrosse team lost to second-seed Newtown, 11-7, in the South-West Conference tournament semifinals on Wednesday night in Newtown. Weston trailed 4-2 at halftime and fell behind by three goals early in the third quarter before scoring twice to get within 5-4. But Newtown scored five times in the final 4:47 of the period to pull ahead 10-4 heading to the fourth quarter. Weston was paced by Ryan Werner with four goals. Henry Cohen, Jacob Strouch and Jason Baisley also scored, and Strouch added an assist. Tucker Garrity led Newtown with six goals.

Barlow girls lax beats Newtown in SWC semis

Julia Shapiro gets past a Newtown player during Barlow's 6-4 win in the SWC quarterfinals. — Andy Hutchison photo

  The Joel Barlow girls lacrosse team avenged a hard-fought overtime loss to Newtown during the regular season by beating the host Nighthawks, 6-4, in the South-West Conference semifinals Wednesday afternoon. Third-seed Barlow will now play fourth-seed New Fairfield in the conference championship game on Friday at 4:30 at New Milford High School. New Fairfield upset top-seed Pomperaug, 20-13, in another semifinal on Wednesday. Bella Miceli scored four goals and Julia Shapiro added two goals for the Falcons in their semifinal win over second-seed Newtown. Shapiro and Emily Grob had assists. Goaltender Brooke Squitieri made a pair of saves and was … Read more

Barlow edges Weston in SWC girls lax quarterfinals

Freshman Bella Miceli scored four goals to help the Joel Barlow girls lacrosse team upend Weston, 9-8, in a South-West Conference quarterfinal playoff game Tuesday. Barlow, the third seed in the tournament, will now play second-seed Newtown in the semifinals tonight at 7 at Newtown High School. Newtown beat seventh-seed Stratford in another quarterfinal game Tuesday. Weston, which was seeded sixth in the SWC playoffs, will await the start of the Class M state tournament. Julia Shapiro, Cat Goncalves, Hannah Tunick, and Sarah Witherbee added one goal apiece for Barlow, which led 4-3 at halftime. Gracie Toner led Weston with … Read more

McCann pitches Barlow softball into SWC semis

Scotland Davis had a key two-run double in Barlow's 4-1 win over Brookfield in the SWC quarterfinals on Tuesday. — Andy Hutchison file photo

Scotland Davis had a key two-run double in Barlow’s 4-1 win over Brookfield in the SWC quarterfinals on Tuesday. — Andy Hutchison file photo   With Claire McCann pitching a three-hitter, the Joel Barlow softball team defeated third-seed Brookfield, 4-1, in a South-West Conference quarterfinal game Tuesday in Brookfield. The sixth-seeded Falcons (16-5) will now play second-seed Newtown in the semifinals tomorrow (May 23) at 5 p.m. at DeLuca Field in Stratford. Newtown beat seventh-seed New Milford, 3-0, in another quarterfinal game Tuesday. McCann held Brookfield to three singles and one unearned run while walking four batters and striking out … Read more

Barlow girls lax ends regular season with loss to Pomperaug

Becca Candee (right, shown in a game earlier this season) and the Barlow girls lacrosse team are now 7-1 this season. — Andy Hutchison photo

The Joel Barlow girls lacrosse team ended the regular season with a 13-5 road loss to Pomperaug on Monday in Southbury. The Falcons will take an 11-5 record into the postseason, which begins with a South-West Conference tournament quarterfinal game tomorrow at home against Weston (7 p.m.). Ahead 6-3 at halftime, Pomperaug outscored Barlow, 7-2, in the final 25 minutes to pull away. Julia Shapiro had two goals and two assists for Barlow. Cat Goncalves added two goals and Hannah Tunick scored one goal. Camden Frissora finished with a game-high five goals for Pomperaug, which improved its record to 14-2.

Barlow baseball team drops finale to ND-Fairfield


A tough season for the Joel Barlow baseball team ended with the Falcons getting no-hit in a 10-0 road loss to Notre Dame-Fairfield on Monday. The game was stopped after five innings due to the run rule. The loss was the fourth straight for Barlow, which finished the year with a 2-18 record. Notre Dame’s Jeremy Tierney held Barlow hitless through the five innings, walking five batters and striking out six. The Lancers took control early, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The hosts added a single run in the second and two more in the … Read more

Track: Weston boys win Patriot Division

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The Weston boys track and field team wrapped up the Patriot Division of the South-West Conference with a relatively easy win over Stratford 109-41 last Thursday. The Trojans finished the regular season with an 8-3 record, and were undefeated in the Patriot division at 5-0. Sam Chicha continued his fine season by capturing the high jump in a personal best of 6’1” and also won the long jump at 19’11”. Captain Brian Kennedy was also a double winner in the hurdles, taking first in the 300-meter hurdles in 41.5 and the 110-meter hurdles in 16.4. Other winners were Neil Kaeslin … Read more

Updated SWC post-season schedule

The South-West Conference playoffs have been pushed back to next week, due to this recent weather and school closings. The updated schedule is: BOYS LACROSSE The boys lacrosse quarterfinals will now take place next Tuesday. Weston will host Masuk at 7. Joel Barlow will host New Milford at 4:30. The semifinals are set for Wednesday at the home of the higher seed, and the finals are Friday, May 25, at 7 at New Milford High School. GIRLS LACROSSE The girls lacrosse quarterfinals have been moved to next Tuesday. Weston will travel to Joel Barlow for a 7 p.m. game. The … Read more

Barlow seniors to play college sports

Three Joel Barlow seniors who will play college sports were recognized during  a recent ceremonial signing at the high school. Emma Boland has committed to play field hockey at Clark University. Boland is a high honor roll student with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and is a member of the National Honor Society. Boland was called up to varsity as a freshman and then started for the next three years, serving as a senior captain last fall. She was named All-Colonial as a junior, and All-Conference, as well as All-State second team, as a senior. Matthew Cruz has committed to … Read more

Girls tennis: Weston fends off Falcons to win third straight title

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After the first three matches had been completed, the Weston High girls tennis team held a 3-0 lead over Joel Barlow in Thursday’s South-West Conference championship and seemed on its way to a comfortable win. Then things got scary. Barlow wins at first doubles and third singles closed the overall match score to 3-2, and with both the second and third doubles extremely tight, it was suddenly anyone’s match. In the end, the key match proved to be second doubles, where Annika Merchandani and Samantha Godwin won a battle over Laurel Winslow and Callie Bast, 7-6 (0), 6-4, for the … Read more

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