Hopewell Valley Central High School
The CHS Boys Basketball team hosted the Notre Dame Irish on Tuesday. The Irish came in unbeaten, and left unbeaten with a 55-31 win. The Bulldogs record falls to 1-2. Chris Vlahos led all scorers with 18 points followed by Stesher Mathelier with 14. Brendan O’Reilly led the Bulldogs with 13. -Paul Domboski
This week the Girls Swim team had one meet, against Princeton, on Tuesday. The meet was very tough for Hopewell – Princeton is one of the best teams in the CVC and they won 124-46. For the individual events, Hopewell did not place first in any races, but Amelie Bass placed second in the 100 yard freestyle (57.56). Regan Sherman finished third in the 200 yard Individual Medley (2:28.56), Emilie Sawicki finished 3rd in the 50 yard freestyle (28.40), Ava D’Alessandro placed third in the 100 yard butterfly (1:08.85), Anna Wurtz placed third in the 500 freestyle (6:08.85), and May Hartog placed third in the 100 yard backstroke (1:12.20). The Bulldogs also placed second in the 400 yard freestyle relay (Sherman, D’Alessandro, Sawicki, Bass, 4:05.62). Hopewell finished third in the 200 yard medley relay (Hartog, Wurtz, Claire Christie, Kelley Dwyer, 2:10.12) and second in the 200 yard freestyle relay (Bass, Sawicki, D’Alessandro, Sherman, 1:49.77) as well. The Bulldogs next meet is on Tuesday January 4 against Hightstown after the holiday break. -Christopher Sawicki
This week, the Boys Swim Team lost to Princeton, 69-109. Alex Nicolai earned the only first places for Hopewell (in the 100 fly and the 500 free), but the boys earned their other points with many second and third place finishes. In the 200 IM, Owen Seibold placed second, followed closely by Tyler Mac in third. Similarly, in the 100 free Alex Helmrich placed second followed by Chris Sawicki who placed third. Additionally, Helmrich, Sawicki, Mac, and Nicolai placed second in both the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. This meet brought the Bulldogs’ record to 2-3 going into winter break. -Emilie Sawicki
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