WOLCOTT’S SPRING ROUNDUP #4: Eagle girls get first lacrosse win

Wolcott girls lacrosse claimed victory for the first time on Friday. (File photo)

Wolcott girls lacrosse picked up the first win in program history on Friday on the friendly confines of the Joe Monroe Field turf.
The Eagles defeated Amistad Academy 11-9 to notch the historic victory. With the win, Wolcott is now 1-8 on the season.

Matt Hove has been named head coach of the Wolcott football team.
Hove replaces Jason Pace, who moved on to the same position at Newington High School. Hove was head coach of a nine-man football team at Kenmare High School in North Dakota, according to a story from the Waterbury Republican-American. Kyle Brennan reported that Hove was approved by the Wolcott Board of Education on Monday.
Hove ended up in Connecticut because of his wife, who transferred to the Coast Guard station in New London. Hove looked for coaching jobs in Connecticut and applied when Wolcott became available.
Hove went to Mayville State University in North Dakota, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences, according to his LinkedIn profile. Hove collected a Master of Arts in Sports Administration after attending Henderson State University in Arkansas.
Before his stint with nine-man football in North Dakota, Hove was a coach at Ironwood High School in California. He also coached professional football in France.


Jack Drewry, right, had two homers and seven RBI
in a win over Enfield on Thursday. (File photo)

Seven RBI for Drewry: Jack Drewry had a huge day for Wolcott on Thursday in a home makeup game against Enfield.
Drewry homered twice and drove in seven runs in a 15-1 Eagle victory. Drewry’s first RBI came on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning. In the second inning, Drewry smacked a three-run homer to center field as a part of a seven-run outburst from Wolcott. In the fourth inning, Drewry launched another three-run homer to right center field.
Drewry finished the day a perfect 3-for-3 and also scored two runs.
Holy Cross up next: After wins over Waterbury Career Academy (12-2), Enfield and Seymour (2-0), the 9-2 Eagles have a big home game on Monday.
Undefeated Holy Cross comes to town with its 10-0 record for a 3:45 p.m. game.

Cynthia Dias finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at Friday’s Greater Bristol Invitational held at Bristol Central High School.
Dias was also fifth in the javelin.
Earl Snyder and Jonathan Maldonado each took third place in their respective events. Snyder was third in the 1600 meters while Maldonado was third in the 800 meters.