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Top Performers of the Week: Tolland Girls Indoor Track Dominates Invitational - TheSportsDept.com

Top Performers of the Week: Tolland Girls Indoor Track Dominates Invitational

While the prestigious Tolland girls track team has had a lot of memorable performances at regular season meets in recent years, their showing at Saturday’s Haddam-Killingworth Invitational in New Haven will be remembered as one of the best. The Eagles won four individual events and a relay on the day. In the meter races, senior Julia Sprout won the 600 in 1:39.9, junior Kat DeLoreto was victorious in the 1000 with a time of 3:08.9, and junior Hayley Collins took the 3200 in 11:14.4x. Finally, junior AmyErin Zedroga won the pole vault in both the Invitational and the Yale Classic (also held on Saturday) with equal vault of 10-6. Collins, Brooke Bonadies, Madison Clark and Sidney Perryman combined to win the 4×800 relay with a time of 10:18.

Additionally, four male athletes were victorious between the two events. In the Haddam-Killingworth Invitational, juniors Joshua Bedard of Tolland David Clavet of Ellington won the 1000 and 1600 with times of 2:38.7 and 4:30.5, respectively. East Catholic senior shut putter Nathan Procaccini won at the Invitational with a toss of 46-2. At the Yale Classic, Glastonbury senior Randy Neish won the 800 in 1:53.84.

Boys Basketball

Tolland players Andrew Jaworski, Dave Busch and DeOndrew Regisford formed a three-headed monster in a win against Eillington on Wednesday, scoring a combined 60 points (Jaworski 21, Busch 20, Regisforfd 18) to help the Eagles win their fourth out of five games. The following night, Somers Garrett McCloskey and Doug Hostetler had a combined 43 points in a win over Windham Tech, with McCloskey going for 25 and Hostetler 18. Hostetler scored 26 the following night to help SHS beat East Granby,improving to 6-2.

Duos Kevan Smoot and Shane Young of South Windsor and Jake Arruda and Matt Young of Suffield led their teams to wins on Friday. Smoot had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds and recorded 6 assists and fellow junior Young scored 16 in a win against Fermi. For Suffield, Arruda scored 20 points and Young 18 to beat Classical.

Rocky Hill junior Nick Casiano had another remarkable week for the struggling Terriers, averaging 29 points in losses to Berlin and Northwest Catholic. Manchester junior Phillip Buccheri came through when it mattered on Friday against E.O. Smith, scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter  to help MHS get a win. On Wednesday, Ellington senior star Bailey Basset  scored 23 in the team’s loss to Tolland.

Girls Basketball

South Windsor seniors Molly Murphy  and Alex Goslin helped the Bobcats improve to 8-1 with wins against Simssbury and Fermi. Murphy scored nine points and recorded 13 rebounds and four assists against Simsbury on Wednesday and went for 26 points and 15 boards two days later against Fermi. Goslin scored 26 and dishe out five assists in the same game.

Rockville junior guard Megan Hasty did it all in a win against Hartford Public on Friday, scoring 19 points, recording seven rebounds and assists and snatching five steals. Breakout freshman Marianne Delessio had another great performance that same night for Somers, earning 11 points and 10 rebounds and smacking six blocks in a win against East Granby.


South Windsor senior Scott Swan had a hat trick and freshman Dante Colon scored twice in a 7-0 rout of Rockville/Bolton/Coventry/RHAM on Wednesday. Junior Andrew White also had three assists for the Bobcats.  

Maddie Clark scored twice for the East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor team in Friday’s win against Simsbury.


Manchester seniors Jordan Fletcher and Eddie Fountain won their weight class divisions at Saturday’s Eagle Classic at East Catholic. Fletcher won the 222 pound division, while Fountain finished first at 287.


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