Community Calendar

Story Art for Babies
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Groton

Drop In Story Time for Babies - 2
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Stonington

Paint and Play
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. North Stonington

Photo Show 37
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mystic

Halloween Costume Swap or Drop Free Shopping
Noon - 5 p.m. Stonington

Crafting for a Cause
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Groton

Crafting Connections
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. North Stonington

Gungywamp Lecture at the Library
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Groton

Body, Balance & Mind
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Stonington

... View all of today's events

Wheeler roundup: Lions pick up unusual wins against Lyman

LEBANON — Wheeler High’s softball team prepared for its showdown with St. Bernard on Monday in a most unusual manner on Saturday.

The Lions played two games at two different sites and earned victories in both of them.

The first was a 9-5 win against Windham and the second was a bizarre 16-2 extra-inning triumph against Lyman Memorial.

The two wins clinched at least a share of the ECC-Small championship, a first for the program.

In the victory against Lyman, the Lions took a 2-0 lead into the seventh. But the Bulldogs loaded the bases with two outs and scored the trying runs on a single to force extra innings.

Lyman had pinch hit for starting pitcher Annie Hardy twice in the game meaning she had to leave the contest.

Three Lyman relief pitchers then combined for 14 walks in the eighth as the Lions scored 14 runs.

“This one was weird,” Wheeler coach Joe Cawley said.

Wheeler finished with seven hits and Kylie Baker was 3 for 6 with four RBIs. Winning pitcher Jenn Paride also drove in three runs. Raven Houck, Jess Morgan and Kaite Morgan contributed two RBIs each.

Paride finished with nine strikeouts and walked a pair. Both runs scored against her were earned.

Wheeler is 13-3 overall and 9-0 in the ECC-Small with the two wins. The Lions travel to St. Bernard Monday for a 1:30 p.m. game.

The Saints are 8-1 in the league. A Wheeler win would give the Lions the outright ECC-Small title. A St. Bernard win would result in the two teams sharing the title.

Wheeler beat the Saints 1-0 in extra innings earlier this season.

Wheeler has already qualified for the ECC tournament. for the first time.

Wheeler ............................9

Windham.......................... 5

WINDHAM — Baker hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Paride struck out 12 in the Wheeler victory.

Baker’s home run sailed over the left field fence scoring Paride and Jess Morgan. Paride and Morgan had singled earlier in the inning.

Wheeler led 9-0 after five before the Whippets (3-16, 1-9 ECC-Small) scored five runs in the final two innings.

Houck was 3 for 4 with a double and triple. Morgan, Paride, Morgan and Emma stock finished with two hits each.

Paride pitched the first five innings allowing just one hit while striking out 12.


St. Bernard..................... 10

Wheeler........................... 9

N. STONINGTON — Wheeler High pushed across seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game, but the Saints responded with a run in the top of the seventh to earn the ECC-Small win Saturday.

Freshman Chris Munzer, who is hitting .327 this season, drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double in the sixth. Munzer finished 4 for 4 with three RBIs.

St. Bernhard (13-6, 6-4 ECC-Small) had taken a 8-2 lead with six runs in the fifth.

Mike Dellaporta finished 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs, a double and two runs scored. Kevin Knowles also scored twice.

Munzer took the loss in relief of starter Dylan Wilkinson.

Wheeler (3-14, 1-9) travels to Parish Hill on Wednesday at 3 p.m. for a doubleheader.

Back to WheelerSports
Top Stories of the Week

Stonington football: Bears have their chances, but fall to Bobcats …
STONINGTON — All of the elements were there for the winless Stonington High football team to hand Bacon Academy its first loss of the season … more ...

Stonington girls’ soccer: Bears show lack of scoring punch in …
STONINGTON — Nine games into the girls’ soccer season, Stonington High All-State defender Sarah Thomas gives her team much better than a passing grade. “Definitely … more ...

High school roundup: Blanchard scores a pair in Bears’ field …
STONINGTON — Abby Blanchard scored two goals and assisted on another as the Stonington High field hockey team beat Woodstock 4-2 Saturday in an ECC … more ...

Police Logs …
Stonington Alexandra Chupashko, 31 and Justin M. Harris, 48, of 22 Lincoln Ave., Apt. 2, Pawcatuck, were charged Sept. 11 with breach of peace: fight/cause/capable … more ...

High school football / Week 4: Bears welcome challenge of …
STONINGTON — One might think Bacon Academy would be due for a trap game or letdown Friday after the best back-to-back weeks in its football … more ...