GHS caps spring sports season with awards ceremony

By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Glastonbury - posted Thu., Jun. 16, 2011
At the spring sports award ceremony on June 9, the GHS girls' crew team displays the championship banner they earned at the state finals. Photos by Steve Smith.
At the spring sports award ceremony on June 9, the GHS girls' crew team displays the championship banner they earned at the state finals. Photos by Steve Smith.

The Glastonbury High School Athletic Department capped a highly-successful spring season with its awards banquet on June 9.

An impressive 66 athletes were named to the All-Conference team. Seventeen earned All-State honors, and lacrosse co-captain Morgan Walker was named an All-American.

Hartwell Award winners were Thomas Ehrhardt for baseball, Anna Wieselberg for girls' crew, Conor Fearon for boys' crew, Matthew Renison for boys' golf, Morgan Powers for girls' golf, Scott Crevoiserat for boys' lacrosse, Taylor Moreau for girls' lacrosse, Ryan Pajor for boys' outdoor track, Cara Dorris for girls' outdoor track, Hayley Hoge for softball, Addison Briody for boys' tennis, Melanie Katz for girls' tennis, and William Duden for boys' volleyball.

The girls’ crew team was also presented its state championship banner – to be hung in the school gymnasium.

Coach Adam Askham said all three of the school's boats made the state finals – the first time in history – and the “Pink Blur,” the girls' first team boat, won first place by more than 3 seconds.

Athletic Director Trish Witkin said that 330 sub-varsity athletes were named to the Tomahawks' Academic Achievement Team.

The Connecticut Association of Schools, in conjunction with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, also presents two scholar-athlete awards to each high school in the state. Glastonbury's Addison Briody and Kara Googins received this year's awards.

GHS Booster Club scholarships were presented to Amanda Baclini and Doug Stephen.

“That's an extraordinary number,” Witkin said. “Those are our sub-varsity athletes who are making excellent academic progress in the classroom, while playing on one of our teams.”

Also, 200 varsity athletes were named to the CCC All-Academic team, which is the same criteria, but for varsity players.

Witkin also thanked coaches, assistant coaches and volunteers.

“It's a tremendous amount of time and effort you put into our programs,” she said. “The season starts long before opening day for any of us, and continues all through the year and into the off-season.”


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