Ryan Quinn - Middletown (Baseball): Quinn connected on two hits, including a three-run home run as the Blue Dragons beat Simsbury 10-7 at Memorial Park on May 18. The senior, along with fellow senior Dan Lapham (three hits, an RBI, and a run), helped spark an offense that scored the most runs the team had scored in 13 games, dating back to April 5. It was Middletown’s eighth win of the year and snapped a five-game skid.
Marko Karpyuk - Wethersfield (Tennis): Karpyuk, the Eagles No. 1 singles player, battled back after losing the first set, rallying to win the next two sets and beat Xavier’s Tyler Ferguson (2-6, 6-0, 10-6). Wethersfield won six of seven matches in the road win over the Falcons as Vihann Gandhi, Chace Krawzcyk, and Christian Bonivisuto won singles matches, while the duos of Alex Jara / Sam Johnson and Paul Cordilico / Adam Jara won doubles matches.
Darragh McNeil - Cromwell (Tennis): McNeil won back-to-back matches last week serving as the Panthers No. 3 singles player. The sophomore defeated Portland’s Cooper Rettich (6-4, 6-1) as the Panthers swept the Highlanders (6-0) on May 18 and then came from behind to beat Ben Fields of East Hampton (5-7, 6-4, 6-4) on May 20.
Jazzy Edmunds - Rocky Hill (Softball): Edmunds had two hits, including a home run, as the Terriers defeated Middletown 7-4 on May 17. It was Edmonds’ second home run (a team-high) as the senior scored twice and drove in three runs in the win over the Blue Dragons. She was one of four Rocky Hill seniors celebrated on May 18 as they celebrated Senior Night prior to a game against Tolland.
Morgan Hellman - Newington (Lacrosse): Hellman scored her 100th career high school goal in a 19-11 road win over Watertown on May 19. The senior hit the triple digit mark after getting a pass in transition and cutting to the middle of the field before firing a shot into the back of the net. The victory was the ninth straight for the Nor’easters.
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