GHS Modifies Winter Sports Spectator Plan
On Dec. 17, the Glastonbury High School athletic department modified the original spectator plan for winter sport. The new guidelines will allow for more spectators during home contests.
Attendance at home basketball and wrestling contests will be limited to 400 spectators. Attendance at home hockey games, played at Trinity College, will be open to capacity. Tickets must be purchased online as well. Tickets must be purchased online (links to purchase tickets can be found on the athletics website). Ticket prices are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for senior citizens (ages 65+) and $3.00 for students (grades K-12). Cash will not be accepted at the gate.
Booster passes will be honored at the gate. Reminder, booster passes are for the immediate family only and cannot be transferred to extended family or friends. You must have the card in hand at the gate for admission.
Attendance at home swimming & diving meets will be open to the public. Attendance for gymnastics meets, at Gymnastics Express Too on Eastern Blvd., will be permitted up to two (2) family members per rostered athlete. Visiting teams will also be permitted two (2) family members per rostered athlete to attend.
The school’s athletic department stated that the new plan is fluid and could make additional modifications, either loosening up or becoming more stringent, at any time. Additionally, at all Glastonbury Public Schools athletic events, masks will be required regardless of the position of the venue.
GHS Boys Ice Hockey Splits Two
The boys hockey team at Glastonbury High School opened the season with a 4-2 victory at Branford and a home loss to East Catholic (4-1).
In the season opener, Branford scored the game’s first goal to take a 1-0 lead after the first period. Glastonbury’s Drew Jean tied the game in the second period and less than a minute later, Aiden Adams added another on an assist from Michael Rodriguez.
After Branford tied it up late in the second, Zack Caporale scored off an assist from Max Gerisimov and Nick Huempfner, and Alex Rodriguez added an empty net goal to preserve the victory.
In the loss to East Hartford, Gerisimov scored the Guardians only goal with an assist from Caporale.
GHS Girls T&F Hits Ground Running
The Glastonbury High School indoor track and field team opened the season at the Hillhouse Invitational on Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18.
On Friday, Celina Rodrigues received third place in the freshman 55 meter hurdles with a time of 11.62. Then, several distance runners dominated in the 3200 meters. Annika Hurley came away with second overall with a solid time of 12:03, followed by Lucy Bergin in third with a time of 12:06. In addition to the running events, Cici Ryan performed well at pole vault earning 5th place with a height of 7’6”.
On Saturday, Molly Harding got first overall in the 300 meters with a time of 41.84, followed by Riley Carroll in fourth with a time of 43.27. The 4x200 relay team, which consisted of Hannah Caiola, Riley Carroll, Meghan Smith and Molly Harding, clinched first place with a time of 1:48. Following the 4x200 relay, Annika Hurley, Jackie Dudus, Lucy Bergin, and Olivia Dickson ran the 4x800 relay and came away with third place with a time of 10:36.
In the distance events, Lila Garbett found success in the freshman 1600 meter and came in third with a time of 6:04. In the varsity 1600 meter race, Brooke Strauss dominated in first place with a time of 5:10, with Ava Gattinella close behind in third with a time of 5:33. Following the mile, Brooke Strauss also came in first in the 1000 meters with a time of 3:07, with Lucy Bergin in fourth with a time of 3:19. To finish up the meet, Emily Smith, Maya Drelichowski, Alex Edwards, and Olivia Dickson competed in the 4x400 relay and clinched sixth place with a time of 4:37.
The girls also performed well in the jumping and throwing events. Kate Desousa came in second place with a height of 5’2”, with Tennaly LeClaire and Allie Lips coming in fifth and sixth with heights of 4’10”. In shot put, Anna Morris came in 16th with a throw of 26’10” followed by Layla Spann-McDonald in 17th with a throw of 26’9”. Overall, the indoor girls track team had a solid performance at their first meet and hope to continue their success throughout the season.
Sports Editor for the Rare Reminder, Glastonbury Citizen, and Rivereast News Bulletin