Trevor Piecewicz- Hockey (Wethersfield): It was a big week for the local hockey star. Piecewicz was named the Division II Defenseman of the Year and officially signed to play collegiately at Central Connecticut State University next year. The senior is currently captaining an Eagles team that won the CCC South championship, defeating Hall/Southington 5-2 last Saturday, and now heads to the state tournament.
Brianna Gadarowski- Basketball (Newington): Gadarowski came off the bench to score a season-high 12 points in Newington’s 70-37 Class L first round tournament victory over Hartford Public. The freshman’s first ever high school tournament game was certainly a memorable one and advanced the Indians to the quarterfinals where they defeated E.O. Smith 50-34 behind 14 points and a dozen rebounds from Sabrina Soler.
Joey Petronio- Hockey (Newington): Petronio scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner with less than a minute remaining in overtime as the Indians defeated Joel Barlow 5-4 on Feb 29. The junior forward has been a consistent point producer for the co-op team this winter.
Alex Boutin- Football (Rocky Hill): Boutin announced that he will be continuing his academic and athletic career at Western New England University next fall. The soon-to-be graduate will be playing football in Springfield, Mass. for the Golden Bears football team. In a statement, he thanked his recruiter and future defensive coordinator, Alex Bresner, “I’d like thank Coach Bresner for the opportunity and I am excited for the next four years.”
Nevaeh Clark- Basketball (Cromwell): Clark stepped up when the Panthers needed her most. The freshman hauled down a season-high 16 rebounds and scored eight points as Cromwell eliminated Woodland 52-43 in the second round of the Class M tournament.
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