Sports Around Town:
Cromwell's Michael Zocco, Mark Rodriguez, Connor Daly, and Felipe Patinha earned cross country All-Regional at the Shoreline Championships
Wethersfield Girls Soccer Remain Undefeated: Wethersfield girls soccer finished the regular season undefeated (10-0-1) with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Newington last Thursday. Goals by Olivia Mullins and Grace Canepari (penalty kick) provided Newington a 2-0 lead within the first ten minutes of the game. Emma Klementon countered for Wethersfield, scoring a goal assisted by Kathleen Bush. Klementon then set up the equalizer when she fed Madi Righi, who scored to tie things up at the half. Sierra Judson scored the game-winner on an assist from Cameron Wilkinson in the second half. Newington finished the regular season 8-3-1.
Zocco’s Breakout Season Lifts Cromwell XC: Senior Michael Zocco was a contributor to the Panthers Class S runner up finish a season ago and has took his running to a new level this fall. Zocco recently finished fourth overall at the Shoreline/Regional Championship, earning first-team All-State and All-Region, and earlier this season he broke the 17-minute barrier by running a personal-best 16:58 on Cromwell’s Senior Night. Coaches Josh LaMay and Doug McGough praised Zocco for his maturity and growth over, calling him a “vocal leader” and naming him a captain for the 2020 season. He’s one of ten seniors, which includes all-state runner Mark Rodriguez, who placed third at the Shoreline Championship, earning his third All-State honor. Connor Daly and Felipe Patinha earned second team All-Region.
Middletown Cancels Final Few Weeks of Fall Sports: Middletown High School’s Director of Athletics, Elisha De Jesus announced that the school has cancelled the remaining fall sports activities. In a statement De Jesus said, “Due to Middletown High School operating remotely effective…November 2, 2020 until November 16, 2020, I regret to inform you that the Fall Sports Season has come to an end and Fall Sports Postseason has been cancelled for our student-athletes…We understand how heartbreaking this news is, but the health and safety of our students, teachers, administrators, and families will always be our highest priority.”
Doom and Gloom Winning Again, Winter Sports Season Delayed: The CIAC (Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference) announced that the winter sports season has been put on hold until further notice. In a statement on Twitter last Wednesday, the state’s governing body on athletics announced, ‘The CIAC notified member schools this afternoon that the scheduled November 21st start to the winter season has been postponed pending the review of the forthcoming guidance from the CT Department of Public Health. The DPH guidance will be reviewed and serve to inform the CIAC winter sports plan including any possible modifications to allow for safe participation. On November 17th the CIAC Board of Control is expected to consider a new start date for winter sports.’
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