Top Performers of the Week: Locals Shine at CCC Championships

A number of athletes had great days at Saturday’s CCC Indoor Track Championships, but Glastonbury’s Randy Neish was its premier performer, winning the 1,000, 1600 and 3,200 meter races. The senior ran a meet-record time of 4:24.84 in the 1600, and won the 1000 in 2:35.74 and the 3200 in 9:52.81. Neish and senior teammates Jason Kelly and Keyion Dixon helped the Tomahawks win the team title with a score of 114.50. Kelly, won the pole vault with a mark of 11-6, and Dixon finished second in the high jump and third in the long jump at 6 inches and 21-3 inches. Also in the boys competitions, South Windsor senior Michael Stoker finished second in the 3200 and third in the 1600 with times of 9:54.14 and 4:27,58, Tolland junior Josh Bedard ran a 2:37.61 in the 100 to finish as runner-up and RHAM senior pole vaulter Gordon Perrett was second with a vault of 11 feet.

The Tolland girls squad finished a close second to Bloomfield behind winners Kat DeLoreto, Hayley Collins, Julia Sprout and AmyErin Zadroga. DeLoreto, a junior, won the 1000 and 1600 with times of 3:03.71 and 5:20.20, and was runner-up in the 3200 in 11:45.20. Fellow junior Collins won the 3200 in 11:16.35 and was second in the 1600 with a time of 5:22.75. Sprout, a senior, won the 600 meters in 1:39.77. Finally, Zadroga, a junior, vaulted 10-3 to win and set a meet-record.

East Catholic senior Abby Gothers was also a winner, taking the high jump title with a leap of 5-4. South Windsor senior Kaitlin Bakas was runner-up in the 1000 in 3:04.71 and finished third in the 1600 with a time of 5:25.26. Glastonbury senior Mara Cosentino was also a runner-up in the 600 with a time of 1:40.25.

Boys Basketball

Rocky Hill junior Nick Casiano averaged 32 points in three games and poured in a career-high 39 Thursday in  a win against Ellis Tech. Somers junior Doug Hostetler continued his hot play by averaging 21 points in three games. Ellington sophomore Kevin Redler scored 27 points in an overtime win against Somers on Wednesday, draining a tying three pointer at the end of regulation. Emerging East Catholic freshman Joey Reilly scored 25 Tuesday in a loss to Windsor and had 16 three days later in a overtime triumph against South Windsor. Tolland junior guard Andrew Jaworski had a triple-double on Saturday in a win against Fermi with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and had scored 23 earlier in the week in a loss. Enfield senior guard Anthony Jimenez scored 37 points in two games and had five assists in Wednesday’s win against Public Safety School.

Girls Basketball

Undefeated Enfield displayed its depth this past week in two games by getting outstanding performances from four players. Senior Danielle Delano scored 24 points and recorded eight steals and assists in Friday’s win at Classical Magnet, while sophomore Cat Fonseca had 13 points and eight steals in Monday’s triumph against Somers. Meanwhile, sisters Mary and Morgan Baskerville also played great. Mary had 13 points and 11 rebounds and blocked nine shoots against Classical, while Morgan recorded 13 points and eight boards four days earlier.

Suffield junior guard McKenzie Rusczyk scored 27 points in Tuesday’s win against East Windsor. South Windsor senior forward Molly Murphy had 26 in Friday’s win against East Catholic. RHAM sophomore guard Lia Baroncini scored 23 the same night against Tolland.

Hockey

A trio of Fermi/Enfield/East Granby/Stafford players had strong games on Monday in a win against Tri-Town, with senior forward Andrew Crane scoring twice, sophomore Robert Vose scoring a goal and recording two assists and senior forward Matt Votta earning both a goal and assist. E.O. Smith/Tolland junior forward Nick Mayer was a monster in Saturday’s contest against Hall/Southington, scoring four goals in the loss. Bolton/Coventry/Rockville/RHAM junior Connor Mortin scored twice and recorded an assist in Friday’s win against Wethersfield/Middletown/Rocky Hill. On Wednesday, Glastonbury’s Tanner Walker and Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks star Dan Bahl both scored twice in wins.

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