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Kirch's goal lifts Newtown over New Fairfield

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Published 1:00 am, Sunday, April 25, 2004
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NEWTOWN - Kyle Kirch's fourth-quarter goal lifted the Newtown High boys lacrosse team to a 5-4 victory over New Fairfield in an evenly played South-West Conference battle Saturday afternoon.

After a scoreless first quarter, Newtown scored three straight goals and held a 3-1 halftime lead. Sophomore Grant Speer scored two of those Newtown goals and Brendan O'Connor scored one. Matt Wilson scored for New Fairfield off a pass from Steve Marmaras in the second quarter.

The Rebels scored two goals in the third quarter to tie the game, one by Jeff Hopkins and one by Brandon Semchyshen.

Kirch put Newtown ahead 4-3 with a goal in the third quarter off a pass from John Oliver, but Semchyshen's second goal tied the game 4-4 in the fourth quarter.

Kirch scored three minutes later to put the Nighthawks ahead for good.

Chris Body made 10 saves to seal the win for Newtown and Devon Manfredonia led a solid defensive effort with 10 ground balls. Sean Bondy made nine saves for New Fairfield.

Newtown (2-4) 0 3 1 1 - 5

New Fairfield (4-2) 0 1 2 1 - 4

GOALS: Newtown: Kirch 2, Speer 2, O'Connor; New Fairfield: Semchyshen 2, Hopkins, Wilson. ASSISTS: Newtown: Oliver 2, Kirch, Speer; New Fairfield: Colasante, Marmaras, Stadnyk.

SAVES: Newtown: Chris Body 10; New Fairfield: Bondy 9.

Immaculate 17,

Wilbur Cross 8

DANBURY - Junior Tom Burdick scored six goals to lead the Mustangs to their first win of the season.





scholastic roundup

Wilbur Cross (1-3) 4 1 2 1 - 8

Immaculate (1-4) 5 5 2 5 - 17

GOALS: Wilbur Cross: Gerry Owen, Corey Twitty 3, Jake Keys 2, Josh Owen 2. Immaculate: Nick Seidel 2, Scott Loftus 3, Ryan Crean 2, Chris Knapp 2, Tom Burdick 6, Steve Kloeblen, Kyle Shevlin. ASSISTS: Wilbur: Owen. Immaculate Seidel 4, Loftus 2, Crean, Knapp 2.

SAVES: Drew Doyon (I) 9, Dave Eikhorn (W) 6.

Canterbury 7, Gunnery 6

NEW MILFORD - John Yates scored the game-winning goal in overtime off a pass from Shea Sheppard to lift the Saints.

Canterbury's Warren Garceau scored with five seconds left in regulation to force the extra period.

Chopper Smith and Sheppard each had two goals for the winners. Kevin Lind and Will McKee led Gunnery with two goals apiece.

Gunnery 2 2 2 0 0 - 6

Canterbury (5-3) 1 1 1 3 1 - 7

GOALS: Gunnery: Kevin Lind 2, Will McKee 2, Ryan Broderick, Andrew Oulette 1. Canterbury: Chopper Smith 2, Shea Sheppard 2, Christian Awalt, John Yates, Warren Garceau. ASSISTS: Gunnery: Lind 2, McKee 2, Greg Holt. Canterbury: Ben Coleman, Sheppard, Pattison.

SAVES: Troy Machir (G) 11, Denis Kronin (C) 5.

Baseball

Shepaug 4, Nonnewaug 3

WASHINGTON, Conn. - Travis Horrigan scored the winning run in the 10th inning, stealing home on a double steal with runners on first and third. He had reached on an error, moved to second on Chris Murray's sacrifice and to third on Pierce Clair's single.

Travis Horrigan also drove in Tom Belanger in the seventh inning to tie the score and force extra innings; Belanger had reached on a single.

Mike Horrigan picked up the win on the mound, pitching five innings of relief, striking out three walking none and scattering five hits. It was his second win ion relief this week; the other came Wednesday against Thomaston.

Shepaug center fielder Kevin Horrigan made a leaping catch in the 10th inning, saving at least a double.

Nonnewaug (5-2) 100 100 100 0 - 3 8 1

Shepaug (5-3) 000 200 100 1 - 4 9 1

BATTERIES: Nonnewaug: Andy Wanat, Jamie Kimberly (10) and Andy Waller. Shepaug: Travis Horrigan, Mike Horrigan (5), Pierce Clair (9), M. Horrigan (10) and Chris Murray. WP: M. Horrigan (2-0). LP: Kimberly. SO: Wanat 11; T. Horrigan 4, M. Horrigan 3, Clair 1. BB: Wanat 4; T. Horrigan 1.

2B: Clair (S); A.J. Yale (N), Waller (N), Tyler Elmore (N). 3B: Kimberly (N). RBI: Nonnewaug: Yale, Kimberly. Shepaug: T. Horrigan, Josh McSherry.

Pomperaug 3, Brookfield 2

BROOKFIELD - The Panthers scored two runs in the seventh inning to win the non-league game. It was the fourth one-run loss for the Bobcats.

Pomperaug (2-6) 001 000 2 - 3 10 1

Brookfield (2-6) 010 100 0 - 2 5 2

BATTERIES: Pomperaug: Jennon and Dean. Brookfield: Jay Howley, Jack Mitten (7) and Mike Palo. WP: Jennon. LP: Howley (0-3). SO: Jennon 15; Howley 2. BB: Jennon 3; Howley 1.

3B: Logan Adler (B). RBI: Pomperaug: Kantor 2. Brookfield: Kade Teibt, Adler.

Softball

Brewster 8, Rhinebeck 0

Brewster 10, Red Hook 0

RED HOOK, N.Y. - Brewster pitchers Kiersten Schramek and Jessica Gogatz were dominant, shutting out Rhinebeck and Red Hook, respectively, as the Bears advanced to the championship game of the Red Hook Tournament.

Meanwhile, Brewster's offense was equally impressive, scoring 18 runs on 17 hits in the two games combined.

Schramek (2-0) allowed three hits over seven innings, striking out nine batters in the first game. Gogatz and teammate Aileen Lytle each hit a double and drove in two runs.

Gogatz (4-0) pitched a three-hitter in the second game. Katie Pesature had two doubles and was one of four Brewster players to have two RBIs.

Brewster plays against Saugerties today at 2:45 p.m. for the tournament championship.

Meanwhile, in a ceremony at Brewster High last Friday, four team members expected to sign national collegiate letters of intent were honored. Catcher Christa Leighton is signing with Seton Hall. Meanwhile, shortstop Carly Kinkler will sign this week with St. Joseph's in Philadelphia, Gogatz will sign with St. Thomas Aquinas and second baseman Jessica Stangarone will sign with Ithaca College.

GAME 1

Brewster 140 300 0 - 8 8 2

Rhinebeck (3-2) 000 000 0 - 0 3 0

BATTERIES: Brewster: Kiersten Schramek and Christa Leighton. Rhinebeck: S. Bank and Sgroi. WP: Schramek (2-0). LP: Bank. SO: Schramek 9, Bank 10. BB: Schramek 3, Bank 7.

2B: Jessica Gogatz (B), Aileen Lytle (B). RBI: Brewster: Gogatz 2, Lytle 2, Nina Slivinsky 1, Sam Chin 1.

GAME 2

Red Hook 000 00 - 0 3 0

Brewster (6-0) 313 3x - 10 9 1

BATTERIES: Red Hook: K. Sykes and K. Lawrence. Brewster: Jessica Gogatz and Christa Leighton. WP: Gogatz (4-0). LP: Sykes. SO: Gogatz 3. BB: Gogatz 2, Sykes 3.

2B: Leighton (B), Katie Pesature (B) 2, Lytle (B). 3B: Jessica Stangarone (B). RBI: Brewster: Carly Kinkler 2, Pesature 2, Lytle 2, Slivinsky 2.

Gunnery 16, Canterbury 6

NEW MILFORD - Kristin Emerick went 4-for-5 with three doubles and four RBIs to lead Gunnery. Sam May and Laura Vangor each went 2-for-4 for Canterbury.

Gunnery (3-2) 202 803 1 - 16 16 3

Canterbury (1-4) 220 000 2 - 6 6 8

BATTERIES: Gunnery: Britney Russell and Kristin Emerick. Canterbury: Laura Vangor, Tara Moore (4) and Sam May. WP: Russell; LP: Moore. SO: Vangor 1, Moore 2, Russell 5. BB: Vangor 5, Moore 5, Russell 6.

2B: May (C), Vangor (C), Emerick (G) 3, Amanda Comeau (G). RBI: Gunnery: Emerick 4, Katheryn Kroleski 2, Comeau 2, Jackie Effren 2. Canterbury: Vangor, May, Meredith Palo.

Boys volleyball

Ridgefield 3, Bassick 0

SCORES: 25-10, 26-24, 25-15

NOTES: For Ridgefield, Zach Baughman had 17 assists, Chad Hawk had 10 kills and four blocks, Jack Lernihan had 12 kills and Mike Shafer had nine assists. For Bassick, Eric Murray had 10 kills and Rauwshan Jones had seven kills.

RECORDS: Ridgefield 5-2 overall, 4-2 FCIAC; Bassick 3-4, 2-4.