Madisyn Aurigemma - Rocky Hill High School (Basketball): Aurigemma scored a career-high 14 points as the Terriers downed Tolland 52-39 on Jan. 31. Aurigemma, a freshman, has been a spark plug off the bench for a Rocky Hill team that entered the week with a record of 10-5. Next up is a home game against Bulkeley on Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.
Angelo Hughes - Wethersfield High School (Track & Field): Hughes finished third in the pole vault at the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) championships in New Haven on Jan. 28. Hughes, a senior, vaulted a personal-best 10 '6”, the same height as senior teammate Alejandro Rodriguez, who placed 4th. Both Eagles vaulters will now compete at the Class L championships this Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Floyd Athletic Center, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sarah Aldrich - Newington High School (Cheerleading): Aldrich took first place in the Top Gun Tumbling at the Windsor Warrior Cheer competition last weekend. The Nor’easters finished 1st and 3rd overall in the Top Gun Group Stunting as Bella Longo placed second overall in the Top Gun Jumps. Newington finished 4th overall as a team at the competition.
Victor Payne - Cromwell High School (Basketball): Payne scored 36 points as the Panthers defeated Old Saybrook 69-51 on Jan. 24. Payne, a junior, is the leading scorer for a Panthers team that has won 14 of their first 15 games this winter. Next up is an important road conference road test at East Hampton (tonight) Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.
Chris Adamczyk - Rocky Hill High School (Wrestling): Adamczyk won the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) championship in the 220-pound bracket at Glastonbury High School on Feb 4. Adamczyk defeated Nick Ebrahimi of Berlin in the title bout to take the conference crown and will now focus on the Class S state championship later this month.
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