Emily Sousa - Cromwell High School (Cheerleading): Sousa was named the Shoreline Conference (SLC) Player of the Year for the second straight season. Sousa, a senior, was also named the conference’s best cheerleader as a junior and along with fellow first-team all-conference cheerleaders Bridget Russ and Maya Tomczyk helped the Panthers repeat as SLC champs.
Bella Bonfiglio - Wethersfield High School (Ice Hockey): Bonfiglio scored her 100th career point as the Nighthawks — a co-op team featuring players from Wethersfield, Avon, Southington, Newington, RHAM, Lewis Mills, and Coventry defeated Suffield 5-1 on Feb. 15. Bonfiglio, a senior, is the second WHS athlete to net her 100th point for the Nighthawks this month –– joining Nicole Partridge who achieved the mark earlier in February.
Bela Cucuta - Newington High School: Cucuta scored 25 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and dished out 4 assists as the Nor’easters eliminated Enfield from the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) tournament with a 68-50 win in the conference quarterfinals on Feb. 18. Selah Prignano added 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists as NHS head coach Marc Tancredi picked up career win #100.
Anthony Parker - Xavier High School (Basketball): Parker scored a game-high 34 points and surpassed the 1,000 point career mark as the Falcons defeated West Haven 62-36 on Feb. Parker, a senior, broke the scoring barrier on a nifty reverse layup in the fourth quarter and becomes the 10th member in program history to join the elite scoring group.
Alex Muniz - Rocky Hill High School (Wrestling): Muniz finished fifth overall at the Class S Championship at Killingly High School on Feb 18. Muniz, a senior captain who wrestles at 170 lbs., defeated Caleb Ives of Stafford in the 5t place match to secure a stop in the State Open. Fellow senior captain Chris Adamczyk (220 lbs.) placed second in his bracket to also earn a spot in the State Open, which will take place this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 24 & 25) at the Floyd Athletic Center in New Haven.
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