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CHESHIRE - Twice Cheshire built a one-run lead against East Haven. Twice East Haven rallied to tie.

The third time, the Rams made sure the Easties could not answer.

Bry McIntosh slid home safely with the winning run with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Cheshire a 3-2 SCC interdivisional victory, its second in as many days.

McIntosh beat the throw to the plate on a force play. Thanks to three walks, the Rams had the bases loaded when Olivia Odermatt (three hits) banged a grounder to third.

An inning earlier, Meghan Hodgdon had homered to left field to put Cheshire ahead 2-1. East Haven’s Kara Hanson answered with a solo shot to center in the top of the seventh.

Mackenzie Juodaitis was the winning pitcher for the Rams. She gave up four hits and two walks while striking out six.

Cheshire 10, Shelton 0: Alexa DiLeo went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a single, three RBI and scored three runs to lead Cheshire to a road win over Shelton in the SCC Housatonic Division opener for both squads.

Bry McIntosh had a double, triple, an RBI and scored twice. Megan Hodgdon cracked a pair of singles and drove in a run. McKenzie Juodaitis tossed one-hit ball for six innings, walking one and striking out 10. Victoria D’Amato twirled a scoreless seventh.

The Rams improved to 3-0. Shelton is 1-1 .


Notre Dame-West Haven 6, Cheshire 1: Wallingford’s John Amendola spun a complete-game Opening Day victory for the Green Knights in a SCC interdivisional win in Cheshire.

The Northeastern-bound hurler scattered five hits and struck out eight and walked one.

Cheshire’s Ryan Pierpont scored Tommy Savino with an RBI single to tie the game in the fifth at 1-1.

Wes Robertson and Richie Mills added doubles for Cheshire.

Cheshire’s Ethan Lonardelli surrendered six runs in six innings to take the loss for the Rams.

Career 4, Cheshire 2: The Rams stranded 14 runners in a SCC interdivisional loss in New Haven at West Rock Park that puts them at 0-2 to start the season. Cheshire’s Richie Mills tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI triple in the second inning. The Panthers (1-1) answered with one run in the second and two in the fifth to take a 4-1 advantage.

Wes Robertson cut the Cheshire deficit in half with an RBI single in the sixth. Cheshire hurler Kyle Waldron (0-1) went five innings. He gave up six hits, struck out five and hit three batters. Nick Sansone pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the Rams, who got a 2-for-3 day from No. 8 hitter Tommy Savino.

Alex Bunnell (1-0) earned the win going the first six for the Panthers. Will Jackson closed the door in the seventh for the save.

Cheshire 4, Amity 2: Dan Schock smacked a three-run home run over the right-field fence at Burt Leventhal Field in a SCC Housy Ram victory.

Schock (2-for-3) also added two stolen bases to help Cheshire earn its victory of the season.

Cooper Mrowka (2-for-2, 2 stolen bases) also had a strong day at the plate for the Rams (1-2 overall, 1-0 Housy).

Adam vonFischer (1-0) went six innings for the victory. He surrendered seven hits, no walks and two runs. He struck out seven.

Ethan Lonardelli picked up his first save of the season. He had two strikeouts to close out the game.

Amity dropped to 0-3 and 0-1.

Boys lacrosse

Southington 9, Cheshire 7: Kevin Cop and Jared Florian each had hat tricks for Southington in a season-opening, non-conference victory over Cheshire under the lights at Maclary Athletic Complex.

Chris Gamber, Alex Jamele and Jared DeFeo added single goals for the Blue Knights.

Matt Samuelson scored two goals and an assist to lead the Rams.

Matt Rougeot, Matt Blois (two assists), Ben Hamel, Christian Russo and Luke Marcouiller added single strikes.

Jared Lawson made 21 saves in net for Cheshire.

Girls lacrosse

Cheshire 12, Conard 10: Maddy Levy, Michelle Federico and Megan Dutchyshyn each had hat tricks for Cheshire in a 12-10 victory over Conard at home.

Danielle Chambrelli (two goals) and Danielle Bellantonio (one) also joined the scoring column for Cheshire in their Opening Day win. Cheshire led 9-4 at the half.

Alexa Carbone made 11 saves in the pipes for the Rams (1-0).

Morgan Chase stoned nine shots for the Chieftains (1-1).

Girls track and field

CHS sweeps: Sophomore Janaia Skibitcky won two individual events and anchored the winning 4x100 relay as Cheshire opened the season sweeping an SCC double-dual meet at Jonathan Law in Milford.

The Rams vanquished Guilford (88-61) and the host Eagles (89-61) by nearly identical scores.

Skibitcky took the triple jump at 33 feet, 3 1/2 inches and ran a 12.8 to win the 100 meters. She joined Janine Zumerchik, Alyssa Addesso and Sarah Clark on a makeshift, but first-place 4x100 relay that won in 52.5 seconds.

Clark later teamed with Erin Mostoller, Abagail DelVecchio and Kim Grove to win the 4x400 (4:31.5).

Addesso captured the 300 hurdles (52.4) and Madison Hunt gave the Rams a sweep by taking the 100 highs in 17.2.

Also for Cheshire, Selina Sampieri cleared 10 feet to win pole vault and Alex Liberti’s 4-8 was tops in the high jump. Patricia Larson threw 32-1 to capture the shot put.

Boys track and field

Rams roll: Liam Nicoll and Chibueze Njoku were each triple-winners as Cheshire rolled to a 101.5-47.5 SCC Housatonic victory over Sheehan at Riccitelli Field.

It was the season-opening meet for both teams.

Nicoll tore out of the blocks by sweeping the sprints. He won the 100 meters in 11.6 seconds, the 200 in 23.9 and the 400 in 51.9.

Njoku earned his victories in the field. He threw for 147 feet, 10.5 inches in the discus and 41-5.5 in the shot put. He cleared 5-2 in the high jump.

Other winners for the Rams were Rafael Phillips in the 800 (2:05) and Russell Adam in the 3,200 (10:55). Ethan LaChance won javelin (145-4) and David Holtman captured pole vault (9-6).

Cheshire also won the 4x100 relay in 45.7.

Boys volleyball

Cheshire 3, Glastonbury 0: The Rams swept the 2013 Class LL runner-up, 25-23, 25-19, 26-24, in a competitive inter-conference opener in Cheshire.

Cheshire setter Trenton Hager distributed 35 assists. Patrick Lindner and Anthony Carbone led the attack at the net with 12 and 10 kills respectively. Defensively, Hager had seven digs and Carbone had six. Ted Li filled up the stat sheet with eight kills, five blocks and three digs. Hager dealt a pair of aces at the service line.

Cheshire 3, Oxford 0: Colin Haensel and Keyes Dorsey notched eight kills apiece as Cheshire surged to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-21) non-league win over defending Class M champion Oxford.

Dorsey also had four blocks for the Rams (2-0) and Haensel had two. Setter Trenton Hager garnered 26 assists. Greg Zane chipped in with five kills and four blocks.

Josh Thorne led all hitters with 12 kills for Oxford (1-1).

Girls tennis

Cheshire 6, Sacred Heart Academy 1: Three-set victories at No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles factored into Cheshire’s season-opening win in a SCC interdivisional match at home.

Amanda Murray rallied 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 singles. Katherine Wang and Katie Lynch triumphed 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 at third doubles.

No. 1 Nadja Pejocvic (6-2, 6-4) and No. 2 Sara Bruce (6-0, 6-3) added singles wins for the Rams.

No. 1 Christy and Katie Freitag (6-1, 6-3) and No. 2 Sidney Tomko and Ashley Tartaglia (6-1, 6-2) completed the doubles sweep.

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