Zy’kie Askew - Middletown High School (Football): Askew ran for a pair of scores, including the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Blue Dragons held on to beat Newington 21-20 on Oct. 27. Askew’s second score put Middletown up 21-14 and, after the home Nor’easters scored late in regulation, Jason Fleurejiste deflected a pass on the ensuing two-point conversion to keep it a one point advantage for the Blue Dragons. Askew cemented the victory with a first down run as Middletown drained the last two minutes off the clock, securing a fourth straight victory.
Kendall Miller - Newington High School (Volleyball): Miller had eight kills, five digs, and four aces in the Nor’easters three set victory over Wethersfield on Oct. 23. Two nights later, Miller had eight kills, five aces, and three digs in a three set victory over Hall as the Newington earned their ninth win of the season.
Katie Barber - Cromwell High School (Soccer): Barber netted a hat trick, scoring three goals as the Panthers blanked Old Saybrook 6-0 in the opening round of the Shoreline Conference (SLC) tournament on Oct. 28. Barber, a senior, led a potent offense that also got a pair of goals from senior Cameryn Hickey and another goal from junior Ellie Sbriglio.
Joey Motes - Rocky Hill High School (Football): Motes tossed three touchdowns as the Terriers beat Avon 28-6 on Oct 27. Motes, a junior captain, had 198 passing yards –103 to Jaden Veal, who hauled in two of the scoring strikes. Oleg Korotkyy, a senior captain, caught the other touchdown. Fellow senior captain Daryl Asante led the defensive charge with 16 tackles and he also rushed for a touchdown on offense.
Eliana Sipala - Wethersfield High School (Soccer): Sipala, a freshman, scored what turned out to be the difference-making goal as the Eagles defeated Newington 2-1 to win the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) North for the third straight season. Sipala scored on a through ball from Kayla Ward and the Eagles also got a goal from Alana Burnell, who scored off a corner kick from Emma Mullarkey.
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