Here are the Rivereast Standouts of the Week for the week of Jan. 16-22:
Carson Brown - Bacon Academy High School (Wrestling): Brown placed third in the 152-pound bracket, defeating Matt Gish of Cromwell/Portland by decision (8-3) in the consolation match, at the Casey Yates Invitational in Lebanon. Brown and the Bacon Academy wrestling team will next host the Matt Bishel Bobcat Classic, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. The multi-school event is in its 12th year and is named after Bishel, a former wrestler and graduate at the high school who passed away in 2011.
Max Czarnecki - RHAM High School (Track): Czarnecki broke his own school record in the 55 meters, running a 6.72, at the East Coast Invitational in Providence, Rhode Island. It was the second time in a matter of weeks that the senior sprinter had set a new mark in the event. Czarnecki also teamed with Sam Fortin, Konrad Jadzinski, and Cam Rhodes to break the record in the 4x800 relay, running 8:33.25 to shatter the previous mark by ten seconds.
Evan LoPresti, Alex Rivard-Lentz, Robert Stanford, Alexander Urban (Track): LoPresti, Rivard-Lentz, Stanford, and Urban combined for a third place finish in the 4x400 relay race at the Shoreline Coaches Invitational. The foursome ran a time of 3:54.65, finishing ahead of eight other teams at the conference meet at the Floyd Athletic Center in New Haven. Next up for the Bellringers is the Shoreline Conference Indoor Track Championship at Hillhouse High School on Friday, Feb. 3, schedule to start at 5:30 p.m.
Harrison Collins - Portland High School (Basketball): Collins scored 22 points as the Highlanders held off East Hampton 64-62 in overtime on Jan. 20. Portland relied on clutch free throw shooting and a strong defense in the extra session to defeat a Bellringers team that entered PHS having won three of their previous four games. Collins, a senior, is the leading scorer for a Highlanders team that is currently 8-4 and will next travel to Haddam-Killingworth for a game on Friday, Jan. 27 (7 p.m.).
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Sports Editor for the Rare Reminder, Glastonbury Citizen, and Rivereast News Bulletin