RHAM High School cross-country standout Troy Miller (right) etched his name on the school’s Top-10 Championship Times with his performance at the Wickham Invitation. Miller is pictured with Raptors cross-country head coach Paul Steiner.
Here are the Rivereast Standouts of the Week for the week of Oct. 31 – Nov. 6
Troy Miller - RHAM High School (Cross-Country): Miller ran a 17:38 at the Wickham Invitational, cracking the program’s Top-10 list of all-time championship times. Miller, a junior, now has the ninth fastest time in school history at a championship meet and then went on to finish 22nd overall at the Class MM meet at Wickham Park as the Raptors placed 7th overall as a team at the meet in Manchester.
Aidan Fritz - Bacon Academy High School (Football): Fritz had 27 carries for 127 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Bobcats knocked off New London 14-13 to pick up the team’s first victory under head coach Bill Chaffin. It was also the programs first victory since Thanksgiving Day of 2019, snapping a 17-game losing streak. Bacon Academy (1-7) next hosts Waterford (4-4) in the team’s home finale this Saturday, Nov. 12. Kickoff is at noon.
Brennan Johnson - East Hampton High School (Soccer): Johnson scored two goals as the Bellringers won the Shoreline Conference (SLC) Championship, defeating Morgan 3-1 on Nov. 4 at Portland High School. The monumental victory marked the program’s first conference championship in school history. Johnson and Oren Wilson, both senior captains, were named All-Shoreline First team, while senior David Castiblanco and sophomore Will Nafis were named All-Shoreline Second Team. Goalie Thomas Fenton was named the SLC Goalkeeper of the Year and head coach Rocco Christiana was named the SLC Boys Soccer Coach of the Year.
Lily Tabellione - Portland High School (Cross-Country): Tabellione wrapped up a fantastic season on the cross-country trails with a third place finish at the Class S state meet, qualifying her for the State Open. Tabellione, a junior, ran a 20:15 to beat 118 other runners and help lead the Highlanders to a third place finish overall as a team. Tabellione, who posted a personal-best time of 19:07 at the Shoreline Conference Championship on Oct. 20, and junior teammates Meaghan McPhee were both named to the Class S Cross-Country All-State team.
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