Winter sports season begins at Windsor High School

By Kathryn Elliott - ReminderNews
Windsor - posted Fri., Dec. 23, 2011
WAVE hockey opened with a win over United on Dec. 14. Photos by Kathryn Elliott.
WAVE hockey opened with a win over United on Dec. 14. Photos by Kathryn Elliott.

On any given afternoon at Windsor High School this winter, the first sound visitors hear when entering the building is the rhythmic bouncing of basketballs.

Coach Ken Smith is back at the helm of the Warrior’s boys’ basketball team for his 23rd season. NCCC champions in 2010-2011, the team is looking for big performances from returning players Ryheime Moore, point guard Tynique Woods, shooting guard Jerry Buchanon and forward Jared Wilson Frame.

On the girls’ team, 16-year head coach Vinnie Cianfarani is looking for leadership from seniors Adriana Aguilar, Amanda Lopez, Amber Flagg, A'lexus Williams, Keniece Walker, Grace Sansone and Ashley Santos.

Scott Percival has stepped into the head coaching spot for the WAVE combined ice hockey team. Comprised of players from Windsor, Avon and Farmington, the WAVE opened strong with a 6-1 victory over Manchester/Stafford/Rockville United on Dec. 14.

Cheerleading coach Celeste Ryan is preparing her squad for several upcoming competitions. Each Saturday, February through early March, the team will participate in competitions beginning with the NCCCs at Bristol Eastern. The Annual Warrior Challenge Competition is scheduled for Feb. 11 at WHS.

Girls’ indoor track will once again be led by coach Ron Wilson. With his sights set on the Hillhouse Winter Relays on Dec. 28 in New Haven and the Rhody Indoor Classic on Jan. 7 in Kingston, R.I., Wilson continues to reinforce the fundamentals that have brought WHS previous state and school records.

Boys’ indoor track has a new coach this season in Kelvan Kearse. The team will compete at the SCC Coaches Invitational on Jan. 14 in New Haven and the Yale Invitational on Jan. 20.

Boys’ swimming took to the lanes on Dec. 16 against Wethersfield. Led by coach Chris Todd and captains Freddy Krauss, Rayce Bianchi and Yuri Dominguez, the 31-man squad is poised for a run at the division CIAC Division L title.

Taking it to the mats, wrestling’s first home meet falls against Wethersfield on Jan. 4. Coach Tim Crudden will head this year’s program.

A full WHS winter sports schedule can be found at

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