On Wednesday, Cheshire High School cross country shined in their openers at Mercy in Middletown. With 27 points, CHS girls swept Guilford (29), Mercy (80), and North Haven (90).
Cheshire hadn’t won a dual meet against Guilford in years. In her debut, sophomore Alexa Ciccone took first place and set a new course record (20:25.10).
Senior tri-captain Olivia Ferraro followed Ciccone in fourth place (21:38.80). Sophomore Mia Vientos (21:48.40) and freshman Eva Curran (21:49.10) came in sixth and seventh, respectively. Senior co-captain Meghan Georgescu secured ninth overall in 21:59.10.
Due to a schedule conflict, Cheshire boys didn’t have senior tri-captain and number one runner Robert DiNatale competing in the opener, but the Rams (55) still picked up victories against Guilford (71) and North Haven (104). In sweeping the top-five spots, Xavier took first place (15).
Sophomore Tyler Caron (sixth, 17:52.2) and junior tri-captain Colin Grevelding (seventh, 18:04.6) finished in consecutive spots to lead CHS. Sophomore Daniel D’Souza earned ninth (18:12.3) and junior Luca Borz-Baba took 12th (18:52). Freshman James Boyd (32nd, 20:26.6) rounded out the Cheshire scorers in his debut.
On Saturday, CHS teams travel for the Wilton Invite. Races begin at 9 a.m.
Girls’ Volleyball (3-0)
Cheshire picked up their third sweep of the season, earning a 3-0 victory (25-14, 25-16, 25-16) over Shelton (0-3). Senior tri-captain Jenna Stickney served on runs in all three games, including an 8-0 spurt to a 9-2 advantage in game two.
Stickney finished with eight aces (personal high) and four kills.
Junior Avery Mola paced the hitters with a career-high 13 kills. Senior Elena Lilback supplied eight kills and senior tri-captain Grace Downing tallied a career-best 20 assists.
Stickney, Mola, and Downing also had digs.
Sue Bavone has moved to within seven victories of 550 for her coaching career at CHS.
On Friday, Cheshire travels to play Hamden at 5:30 p.m.