Ashanti Frazier- Newington (College Basketball): Frazier, a 2019-NHS-graduate, helped Rhode Island College win a Little East Conference Championship last week. The Newington High phenom/college freshman scored six points, dished out a team-high four assists, and grabbed two rebounds as RIC defeated Keane State 50-38 to win the conference title, finishing with a record of 11-0.
Jacob Guarino- Middletown (Wrestling): Guarino has shined during the challenging season and head coach Wes Ruimerman stated that the sophomore has shown tremendous growth, “Jacob has been coming to practice consistently with the mindset of getting better no matter the obstacle in front of him. He volunteers his time at a non-profit organization on the weekends, as well as maintaining his school work in school and zooming during his off day.”
Andrew Fogarty- Manchester (Newington Hockey): Fogarty has stated all six games in goal for the Newington co-op team that is undefeated (5-0-1) entering the week. The senior posted a shutout in the team’s opener and has stopped 102 of the 111 shots against him this season.
Sean Sides- Rocky Hill (Hockey): Sides scored his first goal of the season last Saturday in a 3-1 loss to Woodstock. The junior will play a big role for Terriers team that has entered the second half of the season.
Vanessa Venditti- Wethersfield (Basketball): Venditti was instrumental in helping Wethersfield girls basketball win both games last week, extending the Eagles win streak to four games. The sophomore guard shot 50%, scoring 12 points and dishing out six assists (including a jaw-dropping behind the back pass for a three pointer), and added four steals and a block on the defensive end in a 40-35 win over Berlin last Tuesday.
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