WHS junior Mackenzie Mori, pictured playing against East Haven on Jan. 12, was named as an Athlete of the Week after racking up a double-double against Bristol Central last week.
Mackenzie Mori - Wethersfield High School (Basketball): Mori had 24 points and 13 rebounds as Wethersfield defeated Bristol Central 57-48 on Jan. 24. Mori, a junior, then dropped 16 points as the Eagles celebrated Senior Night with a win over Hartford Public on Jan. 27. Senior Vanessa Venditti led the Senior Night charge with 26 points and fellow seniors Anna Griffin and Bella Tomaino each chipped in a dozen points. The trio of seniors were celebrated prior to the tip-off and the team will next host Glastonbury on Friday, Feb. 3 at 6:45 p.m.
Tyler Carlstrom - Rocky Hill High School (Basketball): Carlstrom scored 10 points as the Terriers defeated Plainville, 41-35, in a defensive battle on Jan. 23. First-year head coach Ken Borton called Carlstrom a “role model on and off the court” and praised him and fellow senior Yaz Aftab with helping mentor a young roster. The Terriers have a road game against Newington on Tuesday, Feb. 7 before returning home for a battle with Wethersfield on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Both Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) games tip-off at 6:45 p.m.
Matt Gish - Cromwell High School (Wrestling): Gish won all three of his matches at the Arrigoni Classic Wrestling Tournament at Portland High School on Jan. 21. Gish, a sophomore who is one of three CHS wrestlers that compete with the Highlanders of Portland High School, also placed 2nd in the 152-pound bracket at the Highlander Invitational on Jan 28.
Katie Bohlke - Newington High School (Track): Bohlke placed 4th overall at the Bethel Indoor Pentathlon, finishing with 2,482 overall points in the five-event challenge on Jan. 21. Bohlke, a junior, won the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.95 — nearly ten seconds faster than the runner up — and tied for 2nd in the high jump with a distance of 1.47 meters. All three competitors that finished ahead of Bohlke are seniors, making her the early favorite for next year’s competition.
Kyle Levesque - Xavier High School (Wrestling): Levesque was one of 10 athletes out of a field of 450 wrestlers to receive a Scholar Athlete Achievement Award at the Clash in Wisconsin Tournament in January. Levesque, a junior, and the nine other athletes were selected for excelling beyond the wrestling mat. Each athlete received a trophy, a letter of congratulations, and was recognized on the center mat during the two-day tournament.
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