HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP Greenwich wrestling picks up three wins
Competing against four teams at Fairfield Warde on Thursday, the Greenwich High School wrestling team enjoyed a successful evening, going 3-1.
The Cardinals defeated Fairfield Prep, 54-21, Norwalk, 60-21 and Darien, 78-6.
In the Cardinals’ victory against Fairfield Prep, Javier Serra was victorious in his 106-pound match against Ian Connelly, 11-10. Will Grimes (120) won his match against Fairfield Prep’s PJ Rogers in 1:07.
Kacper Grabowski (145) took a 5-2 decision for Greenwich at 145 and Kyle Jampole (220) pinned his Fairfield Prep foe in 1:01.
Against Norwalk, Carlos DeWinter (113) won by pinfall in 1:25, while Mitch Grimes (132) pinned his opponents’ shoulders to the mat i 1:26. Emanuel Lai (138) registered a pin in 5:43, while Cristobal Isaacs (4:19) won by pinfall. Ryan Merida (170) had a pin in 33 seconds for the Cardinals.
Lai and Grabowski were among the Cardinals that pinned their Darien opponents.
The FCIAC Championships take place next Feb. 8-9 at New Canaan High School.
GREENWICH HIGH GYMNASTICS
Kelsey Fedorko won every event for Greenwich, which outscored Westhill and New Canaan on Thursday at the Greenwich YWCA.
The Cardinals registered 133.45 points, while New Canaan finished with 117.3 and Westhill totaled 115.45.
Fedorko, a senior, placed first on the vault with a score of 9.05. Kaitlyn Moussignac of New Canaan finished second (8.9), followed by Greenwich’s Gianna Cardini (8.5) and Ellie Marino (8.3).
On the uneven bars, Fedorko earned a first-place score of 8.6, while Marino took second (8.4). Cardini had a third-place finish (8.2).
The balance beam score Fedorko win with a 9.2, while Marino scored an 8.8. Cardini was third (8.0).
Fedorko took top honors in the floor exercise (9.25), while Marino finished second (8.95) and Cardini was third (8.7). Fedorko’s all-around score was 36.1. Marino had an all-around score of 34.45, while Cardini posted a 33.4.
GREENWICH HIGH BOYS SWIMMING
The Cardinals improved to 9-0 with a 130-56 Senior Day victory against visiting Staples on Thursday.
The Wreckers won the meet’s first two events, but the Cardinals won eight of the remaining 10 races on their way to the win.
In the 200-yard medley relay, Staples’ squad of Austin Twiss, John McNab, Justin Lovro and Justin Lessing combined for a winning time of 1:41.60.
McNab came back and won the 200 freestyle for the Wreckers in 1:46.56. Freshman Ryan Jee gave the Cardinals a win in the 200 individual medley, touching the wall in 2:01.99.
Mark Merson of Greenwich was the 50 freestyle winner (22.82), followed by teammates Niki de la Sierra and Andres Ruh.
Sophomore Joel Satir won the 1-meter diving event for GHS, totaling 261.75 points. Greenwich sophomore Michael McNulty finished second.
In the 100 butterfly, Cardinals sophomore James Pascale took first in 54.13. Making his first appearance in the 500 freestyle, Stephan Todorovic won the event for GHS in 4:51.02. Lovro finished first for Staples in the 100 backstroke (54.61) and Jee won the 100 breaststroke (1:03.39).
McNab registered a first-place time in the 100 freestyle (48.31). In the 200 freestyle relay, Thomas Lewis, Charlie Clark, Mark Merson and de la Sierra were the winners in 1:31.38. The 400 freestyle relay saw Ruh, Pascale, de la Sierra and Todorovic post a winning time of 3:20.86.
Visiting Greens Farms Academy broke open a tie game with a 21-3 run against Brunswick in the first half, then held on for a 77-67 win in FAA action in Dann Gym on Thursday. Chisom Okpara led the Bruins (2-12, 1-8) with a career-high 35 points.
Okpara’s 3-pointer, tied the score at 23-23 with 5:10 left in the first half. Following Okpara 3-pointer, Greens Farms closed out the first half with the decisive 21-3 run, taking a 44-26 into halftime
Trailing 61-41 near the midway point of the second half, Brunswick outscored Greens Farms 26-16 over the game’s final 8:15 .
Just three Bruins scored in the game. Colin Mulshine netted a career-high 20 points and Ryan Mulshine posted a season-high 12 points.