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The Sports Journal

NBHS Sports Recap

Spring sports have begun at New Britain High School and the teams are off to a good start. Here are the results from the past week.

Baseball

The Baseball team has gotten off to a 3-0 start and has done it in an impressive manner, outscoring their opponents by a combined total of 55-5. They opened the season against Weaver by defeating them 27-0. They then took on in-town rival E.C. Goodwin Tech in a hard fought game and won 2-1. Earlier this week, they defeated Bloomfield 26-4. As of press time, results were unavailable for their game against Hall on Wednesday. They will play next on April 21 at Conard High School at 3:45 p.m. Hugh Crundwell, Danny Annear and Kevin Dukes have been leading the way so far for the Canes.

Softball

The Softball team has been working hard over the past several months to change the culture around the program and while they have started off the season 1-2, they’ve shown a lot of fight and promise and things look like they’re headed in the right direction. In their season opener, they lost a tough game against Manchester 10-11. They followed that up with a 6-15 loss against Cromwell. They got their first win of the season against Hartford Public on Monday, 16-0. Their next two games are both at Martha Hart Park. On April 17, they take on Hall at 6 p.m. and on April 21, they take on Conard at 3:45 PM. Brianna Dobransky and Caitlin Pelton have been stepping up for the Lady Canes and will look to continue to make an impact throughout the season.

Boys’ Tennis

The Boys’ Tennis team has gotten off to a 3-0 start on the season and has shown no signs of slowing down. They opened their season by defeating Rockville 7-0. They followed that up a day later by defeating Bulkeley/Hartford Public 5-2. They then defeated Fermi 6-1. Their next match will be against Plainville on April 21 at 3:45 p.m. at New Britain High School. Krystian Koszykowsk and Sayed Ali have been dominant for the Canes so far and will be important for the team throughout the remainder of the season.

Girls’ Tennis

The Girls’ Tennis team opened their season by defeating East Hartford, 7-0. They will face Bulkeley on April 21 at 4 p.m. at Bulkeley High School. Karolina Pilip is the Hurricanes number one singles player and is expected to have a big season.

Boys’ Golf

The Boys’ Golf team opened their season against Northwest Catholic with a loss, 205-169. They will face off against Newington on April 22 at 3 p.m. at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington. The team has a lot of new players, but is hoping some can step up and fill the holes on the team. Senior Alexus Mazza is the key player on the team and will look to provide leadership both on and off the field.

Girls’ Golf

The Girls’ Golf team was supposed to open their season on Monday against Simsbury but the match was canceled. As of press time, the results from their match against East Hartford on Wednesday were not available. They will play on April 21 against Northwest Catholic at 3:00 PM Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford

Boys’ Track and Field

The Boys’ Track and Field team has a nice mix of new and returning athletes. They opened their season against Farmington with a loss 57-93. As of press time, their results from Wednesday’s meet against Northwest Catholic was not available. Their next meet is on April 29 against Newington at 3:45 PM at Frank O’Rourke Track at Alumni Field in Newington. They will be led this year by Michael Robinson and Stephon Henry.

Girls’ Track and Field

The Girls’ Track and Field team opened their season with a loss against Farmington 67-84. As of press time, their results from Wednesday’s meet against Northwest Catholic was not available. Their next meet is on April 29 against Newington at 3:45 PM at Frank O’Rourke Track at Alumni Field in Newington. The team has quite a few standout players on the track side but are looking to develop players for the field competition. They are led by Joanna Tobiasz and Aubrey Burnett.