Here are the Rivereast Standouts of the Week for the week of Sept. 19-25:
Hayden Burke - Portland High School (Cross Country): Burke had a top-ten finish at the Going to the Sun XC Invitational, hosted by Coginchaug High School on Sept. 21. Burke, who finished 10th overall with a time of 18:39, was the first freshman to cross the finish line at the invite, which featured eight schools including Portland.
Elizabeth Glover - Bacon Academy High School (Soccer): Glover made 22 saves and registered a shutout as the Bobcats blanked Waterford 1-0 on Sept. 19 at Bacon Academy High School. The sophomore goalie’s astonishing afternoon was the highlight on defense and freshman Alyssa Blanchette provided the offense by scoring the game’s only goal in the 31st minute. The Bobcats return home to welcome the Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) rival Fitch to BAHS on Tuesday, Oct. 3 for a game at 4 p.m.
Sarah West - RHAM High School (Volleyball): West combined for 25 kills, 11 digs, and a handful of aces and blocks as the Raptors beat three opponents last week––all in straight sets. The senior ended the week with 11 kills and a season-high three ace in a victory over South Windsor, which improved the Raptors to 6-1 this fall. RHAM hosts an out-of-conference match against Cheshire this Saturday, Oct 1 at 11 a.m.
Emma Braga - East Hampton High School (Cross Country): Braga finished 5th overall, running a 21:42, at the Going to the Sun XC Invitational at Coginchaug High School on Sept. 21. The junior’s performance topped a strong group of Bellringers that won the seven-school event. Camryn Sprague (10th), Jocelyn Gustavson (11th), Savannah Garcia (13th), and Shea Thibodeau (20th) rounded out East Hampton’s top five finishers.
Sports Editor for the Rare Reminder, Glastonbury Citizen, and Rivereast News Bulletin