Wethersfield senior Nicole Partridge hit statistical milestones in back to back games in early February.
Nicole Partridge - Wethersfield High School (Ice Hockey): Partridge achieved a pair of milestones in consecutive games. She scored her 100th point on Feb. 3 as the Nighthawks defeated Fairfield Ludlowe/Warde 3-1 at the Newington Ice Arena and then tallied her 50th goal the following night in a win over Woodstock Academy in Promfret. Partridge, a senior, entered the week with 107 career points as a member of the co-op team that features players from Wethersfield, Avon, Southington, Newington, RHAM, Lewis Mills, and Coventry.
Audrey Dana - Cromwell High School (Track & Field): Dana finished third in the 55 meter dash at the Shoreline Conference (SLC) Championship on Feb. 3. Dana, a sophomore, also teamed with Molly Caserta, Isabella Coite, and Taylor Mooney for a third placed finish in the 4x400. Mooney (6th / 600 meters), Coite (6th / 1000 meters), and Delaney Belcourt (8th / 300 meters) also had top-ten finishes at the conference championships held at Floyd Athletic Center in New Haven.
Adam Alexander - Newington High School (Basketball): Alexander posted a double-double, scoring a dozen points and grabbing ten rebounds as the Nor’easters defeated Rocky Hill 60-29 on Feb. 7. Avery Mickens scored a team-high 15 points, while Gavin Gray and Josiah Sims each chipped in nine points in the victory, which was Newington’s sixth straight. The Nor’easters close the regular season at home, hosting Wethersfield at NHS on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:45 p.m.
Daniel DiTunno - Rocky Hill High School (Track & Field): DiTunno placed fifth in the 3,200 meters and had a top-ten finish in the 1,600 meters at the Class S State Championships held at the Floyd Athletic Center in New Haven on Feb. 9. DiTunno, a sophomore, has helped lead the Terriers on the track this winter, starring as a distance runner.
Shalyn Smith - Middletown High School (Basketball): Smith scored 22 points as the Blue Dragons took down Maloney 56-36 on Feb. 10. Smith, a junior guard, leads Middletown in both scoring (16 points per game) and assist (five per game) as the Blue Dragons team finished the regular season with double digit wins and are now preparing for the postseason tournaments.
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