Here are the Rivereast Standouts of the Week for the week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 5:
Andrew Johnson - Portland High School (Wrestling): Johnson was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler after taking first place in (182 lbs.) at the Matt Bishel Bobcat Classic at Bacon Academy High School on Feb. 4. Johnson and fellow senior captain Spencer Rosado (138 lbs.) were the two Highlanders to win their respective weight classes as Portland finished in 3rd place overall as a team.
Saniyah Otero - Bacon Academy High School (Track and Field): Otero won the high jump at the Eastern Connecticut Division II Indoor Track and Field Championship at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London on Feb. 4. Otero, a junior, jumped 4 ‘06” to win the competition and senior teammate Megan Braga jumped 4 ‘04” to tie for third-place as the Bobcats finished sixth overall as a team.
Brady Lynch - East Hampton High School (Basketball): Lynch scored 32 points in a thrilling 68-67 win over Haddam-Killingworth on Jan. 31. Lynch, a sophomore, scored a career-high 35 points in the game the previous week and is averaging over 20 points per game this season for a Bellringers team that has already qualified for the state tournament and could make some waves in the Shoreline Conference (SLC) tournament starting later this month.
Dylan Devine - RHAM High School (Wrestling): Devine won a conference championship, defeating Jack Janes of Avon to win the 152-pound division at the Central Connecticut Conference Championship at Glastonbury High School on Feb. 4. Devine, a senior, defeated Mike Affum of Southington, Michael Norman of Glastonbury, and Ryan Zydanowicz of Hall to reach the finals. The Raptors finished second overall at the conference championship, finishing behind only East Hartford.
Sports Editor for the Rare Reminder, Glastonbury Citizen, and Rivereast News Bulletin